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Offering The Charlie Thomas Collection Among 150 of the Rarest and Finest at Circuit of the Americas


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Special Thanks to:

Charlie Thomas,

His Family and Friends


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01 ot F L 1984 Cadillac Seville 4­DR Sedan Designer: Stan Wilen Estimate: $7,000 ­- $10,000 •

Original Western Car

Unique Styling From The Era

27,000 Original Miles

Chassis Number: 1G6AS6982EE824394 Decoded: 1=USA; G=General Motors; 6=Cadillac Division; A=Manual seat belts; S=Seville; 69=4­dr “Notchback” Sedan; 8=4.1 L V8; 2=Check digit; E=Linden, NJ assembly plant; E=1984; 824394=Unit sequence number Engine: 4,087 cc V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 135 bhp 3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 27,032 Actual

The Model : When Cadillac released the new smaller sized Seville in the mid­1970’s, it was an instant marketing success. During an era when most of the concerns in the auto­world were with safety issues, fuel consumption and meeting new emission standards, Cadillac provided a breath of fresh air with a popular car that got better mileage and had all the latest in safety and convenience. For 1980 a new “bustle­back” edition of the Seville was released and people either loved them or hated them. With a design that was a bit of a throw­back to the 1930’s, these cars had all the luxury one could hope for and like it or not, the car had unique style that found plenty of eager buyers. For 1984, even more luxury was brought into the package including improved suspension, a bit more power under the hood and even a new sound system. People took notice when you arrived in your beautiful Cadillac Seville. The Car : Our inspection shows this Seville to be very solid and well maintained. Sold new in the Southern California, there is no sign of any paint, trim or body panel damage. It has been carefully maintained and is loaded with what you would expect from the Standard of the World. Power steering, brakes, windows and front seat, air­-conditioning, plus the AM­/FM­cassette sound system and other extras such as cruise control and the famous Cadillac Control Center that has more bells and whistles than a carnival ride. Showing just over 27,000 miles, which appear to be from new, this car appears to be nearly new, which is unusual in that people loved these Sevilles and most of them were driving until they gave up the ghost. With the two­-tone brown gold exterior finish, those rich chocolate brown fabric interiors had more appointments than a busy doctor, this Seville deserves a new good home. 12 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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02 ot F L 1969 MG­B Mark II Convertible Designer : Syd Enever Estimate: $14,000 -­$18,000 •

Well Kept Original Low Mileage Car

Desirable Model, Color and Equipment

Ready to Show Or For The Road

Chassis Number: GHN4U166208G Decoded: G=MG; H=MGB; N=Open two­seater; 4=Mark II; U=Left­hand drive export; 166208=Unit sequence number; G=MG Engine: 1798 cc OHV in­line 4­cyl. 2x38 mm SU Carburetors / 94 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Girling Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes

The Model: From the end of WWII up into the 1960’s, MG produced a succession of sports roadsters and limited coupes that introduced thousands of people to the wonderful world of the sports car, be it for the road or the track. When the B­-series was introduced for 1962, it was a revolutionary step forward. It marked MG’s first use of a monocoque structure construction that reduced weight while at the same time provided more protection for the passenger with “controlled crumple zones” thus supporting one of the company’s mottos, “Safety Fast”. When the Mark II edition was released in the fall of 1967 it featured some real improvements starting with an all­-synchro transmission, a dual­-brake master cylinder, redesigned rear axle, alternator electrical charging with negative ground, and improved handling. Considered by many as the best of the MG­B’s, the Mark II was a solid, reliable car. 14 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car: There is a very strong enthusiasm for the MG­B, and why shouldn’t there be. When introduced, the MGB was miles ahead of the competition in regards to styling and performance. This example is finished in one of the most popular colors available on the MG­B, British Racing Green with black vinyl bucket seats and matching folding soft top. It has been given a full restoration and presents itself quite well. Body panels are well lined up and both doors are operating as they were designed, closing tight and secure. Fitted with wire wheels, this car has a bit of “old­world” elegance combined with modern­ day sporty appeal. Under the hood does show a bit of patina, which is ample proof that this MG­B isn’t a trailer queen. One of the economical ways to break into the world of British sports cars, this MG­B is one vehicle you may never want to let go of. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M

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03 ot F L 1978 Lincoln Town Car 4­DR Sedan Designer: Eugene Bordinat Estimate: $ 10,000 -­$15,000 Chassis Number: 8Y82A916281 Decoded: 8=1978; Y=Wixom, MI assembly plant; 82=Sedan A=460 cid V8; 916281=Serial Engine: 460 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 210 bhp 3-­Speed FMX Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc with Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 93,476

Last Year of 460 V8 in Lincoln

Well Preserved Luxury Sedan

Well Appointed from Factory

The Model : For 1961, Lincoln had adopted a “less­is ­more” school of thought in the elegant design of their slab­-sided sedans. When a totally new design was unveiled in 1970, it retained the slab-­sided ideals, but with just a bit of sculpting along the top belt­line. All Lincolns were built at the Wixom assembly line which was dedicated to the highest degree of assembly perfection. Lincolns were given hundreds of pounds of sound-deadener, plush interiors of fine leathers or rich Velour. Appointments included all the power equipment you could think of including, steering, brakes, windows, seats, locks, antenna as well as air­-conditioning and the best sound systems available. But the writing was on the wall and the days of these big sedans were limited. 1978 would mark the last year that the big 460 V8 would be offered and the lovely Town Cars would be discontinued at the end of the 1979 model year. The Car : This is one of the last full­size Town Cars produced with the 460 cid V8, the largest displacement ever placed in a production Lincolns. Finished in Gold metallic, it is extremely well appointed with all of the standard power equipment, plus cruise­control, working air­-conditioning and Cartier digital display clock in the dashboard. For sounds, the original owner opted for the AM­/FM ­Cassette. This car appears to have been given out­standing care, as there is no sign of any paint wear, loss or respray. The leather interior is soft and supple and all of the accessories are reported to be in working order. While we have seen a number of 1979 Town Cars with the 400 cid V8s, it is rare to find a 1978 edition with the larger 460 V8, one of the last big Lincolns with the big engine, and a unique opportunity for you to be the new owner. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1971 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup

Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell (VP GM Styling) Estimate: $17,000 ­- $23,000

Muscle C ­ ar Utility Vehicle

California Car from Birth

Dependable Power Train

Chassis Number: 136801L132001 Decoded: 1=Chevrolet Division; 36=Chevelle Malibu; 80=El Camino pickup; 1=1971; L=LosAngeles (Van Nuys), CA assembly plant; 132001=32,001st 1971 Chevrolet scheduled for production at the Los Angeles plant Engine: 350 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (Est.) 3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: True Mileage Unknown

The Model: Everyone loves the El Camino from Chevrolet. When reintroduced in 1964 attached to the Chevelle medium sized car, it was a hit. With the heart of a passenger car but the utilitarian abilities of a pick­up, it was perfect for small companies and for the lady or gentleman needing an honest multi­purpose vehicle. As the Chevelle continued to grow in popularity, and its prowess for performance became legend, it was a natural that its pickup cousin would follow suit. Effectively, just about any accessory or option available for the Chevelle passenger cars would be applied to the El Camino. From luxury appointments like power steering and brakes, to air­-conditioning and up­graded sound systems and special wheels too. Options under the hood were not overlooked and any power train available in a hardtop or convertible, could be found in the El Camino, including the SS option. 18 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car: One of the most versatile engines ever developed in the automotive world has to be the Chevrolet small足-block V8, and its 350 cid form. This example is fitted with an Edelbrock AFB carburetor mounted on an Edelbrock intake manifold, valve covers and air cleaner, all of which indicate that this engine means business. Under the hood of this red beauty with the black accent stripes is a very well detailed engine bay containing an all足-aluminum radiator, plus power steering and brakes and even a windshield washer. The interior is fitted with a stock bench seat covered in factory style vinyls and all of the dashboard instruments are clean, clear, and easy to read as you scoot down the highway. Soft足Tint EZ足Eye glass is found all around the passenger compartment with the banded windshield up front, and a spray in liner apparently done at the time of build for this impressive truck. 19 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1948 Packard Deluxe Eight 4­DR Sedan Designer: Edward Macauley Estimate: $20,000 - $28,000 Chassis Number: 2262-39110 Decoded: 22=22nd Series; 62=Deluxe “8” 4-dr sedan; 39110=Unit Sequence Engine: 288 cid L-head in-line 8-cylinder 2-barrel Carburetor/130 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission with Column Shift Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 66,570

Sales Winning “Bathtub” Design

Restored to Authentic Standards

Luxury for the Medium Priced Buyer

The Model : After the end of World War II, everyone wanted to bring out new, modern looking cars for the American buying public. With a move to a more slab­-sided era the new 1948 Packards were met with mixed results. Many automotive writers of the day praised the streamlined looks and tasteful use of chrome, while other felt the designs looked heavy and sloth­like. Regardless, Packard assembly lines were busier than ever with the best sellers belonging to the Standard and Deluxe Eight models. Four­-door sedans were perfect for the growing post­war family yet offered enough luxury to take friends out for a night on the town. Packard’s 8­cylinder engine was still among the most powerful, and the list of amenities included in these cars was at an all­time high. You could still get a pretty impressive response when you asked the man who owned one, what he thought of his automobile. The Car : Preserved vehicles are in the most sought after segment in the collector­car hobby today, and this 1948 Packard is a perfect example of an original. Finished in its two­-tone scheme of Egyptian Sand with an Aztec Brown roof, the interior features brown checkered broadcloth fabrics in a richly detailed interior compartment. Check out that “Console­Key” dash panel, with all of the instruments still in their original luster, and which at night are illuminated with the “Flite­Glo” black ­light system. Factory accessories include AM radio, in­-dash clock and heater­/defroster. Attesting to its originality, a number of vintage oil­change stickers from the Newburg, Oregon area can be seen in the driver’s side door jamb. Under the hood looks much like did when delivered new, and the engine purrs to life with the touch of a button. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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06 ot F L 1935 Plymouth PJ Business Coupe Estimate: $ 22,000 - $30,000

Chassis Number: 1060724 Decoded : 1060724= Detroit Business Coupe Serial Engine: 201.3 ci L Head 6 Cylinder Single Downdraft Carburetor / 65 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Drum Brakes Mileage: 60,895

Older Restoration to Highest Standards

Fender Skirts and Rear Mounted Spare

Laser Straight Black with Red Pinstriped

History: Fun, Action, Thrills --- Find them in a Plymouth! That was the new message Plymouth was sending to customers. The Plymouth PJ was offered in a variety of configurations for 1935. Seen here as a two door business coupe, it was also offered as a 4 door and a rumble seat coupe. The 1935 model was remarkable, as the new design featured 4 wheel hydraulic brakes and was purported to use 20% less gasoline. The Car: The product of an older nut and bolt restoration, the deep black with contrasting red accents set this Plymouth apart from the 350,000 other PJ’s produced. The dark paint displays how laser straight the metal body is below its shine. The mohair interior shows only light use and is fit for this pre-war relic. The engine and engine bay have been restored and returned to the factory condition. A great parade car or a car show delight, this Plymouth is a pristine example of pre-war engineering.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1950 Ford Custom 2­DR Sedan Designer : George Walker Estimate: $17,000 ­- $25,000t

Popular “Shoebox” Era

Well Preserved, Ready for the Road

Highly Sought After Post-War Favorite

Chassis Number: B9KC148067 Decoded: B=239 cid L-Head V8 engine; 0=1950 Model Year; KC=Kansas City, MO assembly plant; 148067=48,067th 1950 Ford scheduled for production at the KC plant. Engine: 239 cid “Flathead” V8 2x 1-barrel Carburetor/110 bhp (estimated) 3-Speed Column-shift manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 6,831

The Model : At the end of World War II, the race was on in the auto industry to come up with a new modern post­-war design. Ford led the way with the “Forty­Niner”, which many historians credit with saving the company. A new and improved edition was unveiled the following year and promoted as being “50 Ways Finer for 1950”. Improved body construction, easier handling and subtle revisions really did make the 1950 Ford a much better car. Offered in two basic series, the Standard and the Custom, the higher priced models featured a more luxurious interior, a splash of more bright side trim and little things like parking lights integrated into the fender trim, push­-button door handles, concealed fuel­filler, and the introduction of the now famous Ford crest logo!. Things were looking up when you drove a Ford in 1950. The Car : In June of 1950, things were hopping at Ford’s Kansas City assembly plant when this Sheridan Blue Custom Sedan came off the line. Under the hood the only major modification we found was the Offenhauser dual­-carb intake, which is topped off by a pair of Ford carburetors each with their own mini chrome plated air ­filter pods. There are only a few accessories on this car, such as the factory deluxe recirculating heater­/defroster and a chrome plated tissue dispenser mounted under the glove box. Neither a clock nor a radio was deemed necessary when this car was new. Presented in functional, “driver” condition, this little shoe­box Ford was built during a period of post­war booming business and population growth. With its unique “Bullet” front end design, modern styling and swift performance, it was a winner then and can be a winner again today.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1935 Chevrolet Master 5-Window Business Coupe Designer: Harley Earl, V.P. Design, General Motors Estimate: $30,000 ­- $40,000

Fully Restored and Road Ready

All Steel Turret-Top Body Construction

Art Deco Styling Inside and Out

Chassis Number: 5171946 Engine: 235 cid OHV in-line 6-cylinder 1-barrel Carburetor/115 bhp 3-Speed manual Transmission Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes Mileage: 62,590

The Model : For 1935, Chevrolet lead the sales­race with all new styling which was reflected in the entire General Motors line­up. Offered in two levels, the Standard Series EC models and the up­graded Master Series ED, which offered a full line of body styles and a long list of accessories, it is no wonder Chevrolet was the car to beat. Among the many improvements seen for 1935 was the introduction of the “Turret Top” all steel body construction which meant longer­lasting vehicles, more comfort for the occupants, and a quieter ride for everyone with the Master Deluxe models featuring front-­opening, rear-­hinged doors for easier exiting and entering of the passenger compartment. Also introduced this year were improvements in the suspension by combining coil springs with “knee-­action” shock absorbers. The Car : The subject of a recent restoration, this Master Business coupe has been finished in a period correct color combination of Brainherd Blue with Gloss Black fenders, complemented by a set of ivory­crème wire wheels. The interior is appointed with professionally crafted tan mohair fabric and all of the garnish moldings have been restored to their factory appearance. The dashboard including all the gauges and knobs, were also brought back to like­new condition. During restoration the engine was upgraded to a 1950’s era 235 cid in­line six which provides a bit more power, but looks right at home, as well as converting electrics to a 12­-volt system. One of the most desirable options of the day is the rear­deck mounted spare tire which cost a mere $6.50 when new. Described as “turn­key” and ready to enjoy, one can see why it was No. 1 in the sales department back in 1935. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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09 ot F L 1908 REO Model A Touring Car Designer: Ransom E. Olds Estimate:

$40,000­- $50,000

Rarely Seen 2-Cylinder Model

Running and Drivable Older Restoration

Desirable Brass Era Car

Chassis Number: 11908 (Chassis); 908-A2 (Engine No.) Engine: Horizontally opposed 2-cylinder “Float-Feed” Carburetor/16 bhp 2-Speed Planetary Transmission w/Chain Drive Mechanical Hand-Brake System

The Model : Ransom E. Olds was a lot like Henry Ford. At about the same time Ford was playing with his Quadracycle in Dearborn, Michigan, Olds was putting the finishing touches on his own automobile in nearby Lansing. Olds was first to the marketplace and by the time Ford was established, Oldsmobiles were the most popular car in the USA. Ransom Olds wanted to keep producing affordable cars for the masses, but the owners of the Oldsmobile brand, which Olds had sold to raise capital, wanted expensive high-­end models with higher profit margins. Olds left and established R.E.O. based on his initials, and engineering skills. A number of single­-cylinder model were produced followed by a few two­-cylinder models. This example is one of those rare 16 HP horizontally opposed two­-lungers produced from 1906 to 1909. Offered in several body styles, the touring car was by far the most popular edition then and now.

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The Car : Remarkably, this REO Model 足A appears to be complete and ready to take part in vintage car rallies, local car shows, or be the center足piece for a collection of historic automobiles. Maintained in a noted collection for many years, this car features its original wooden body, which cost $1,250 FOB, Lansing, plus another $50 for the optional top. The black leather seats are finished in a period correct diamond tufting and are reportedly quite comfortable to ride upon. With wood spoke wheels and whitewall tires, this touring Reo is fitted with headlights and cowl lights that appear to be the original Gray & Davis styles. We believe this car was given a sympathetic restoration several decades ago as it carries a patina of some usage, but shows careful indoor storage with no signs of abuse or misuse. Ready to go, this would be the perfect ride for any pre-1910 vintage automotive event. 29 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1951 Kaiser Deluxe 4­DR Sedant Designer: Howard “Dutch” Darrin Estimate: $22,000 - $30,000 •

Rare and Dramatic Styling

Beautifully Restored and Presented

Stands Out From the Crowd

Chassis Number: 512017015 Decoded: 51=1951; 2=Deluxe Series; 017015=17,015th 51 Kaiser scheduled for assembly Engine: 226 cid L-head in-line 6-cylinder 2-barrel Carburetor/115 bhp 3-Speed manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 37,824 Showing Not Documented

The Model : In the immediate post­war year American car buyers were buying anything with wheels. Henry J Kaiser’s industries had helped win WWII, so he felt with his production successes, he’d tried his hand building cars. Kaiser’s first offerings were aimed at the medium priced field and even with strong competition, did well as his automobiles were modern and combined with the fact they were new and available. As the American car buyers soon found new cars from established makes, Kaiser knew a redesign was needed. The talented Howard “Dutch” Darrin, who had designed the first Kaisers was called in to redesign the entire Kaiser line. His work was out­standing, creating cars that looked modern and combined with interiors that were simply the best, Kaiser managed to hang ­on for a few more years. What really hurt was the lack of a V8 under the hood, something many other medium priced cars of the day would soon have. The Car : Henry Kaiser received a very handsome car for 1951 that featured design elements such as the “Darrin Dip” on the belt­line plus the center dip for both windshield and rear backlight. Color was important to Kaiser and this example is finished in the vibrant shade of Ceramic Green. The interior had been done in fabrics that remind one of luxury seating at a hotel or lounge. Chrome was king on the dashboard, and this example is lacking nothing with factory radio, heater/defroster and clock all in place. Under the hood is neat and tidy with the engine ready to awaken at the touch of a button. About the only thing on this car that was a departure from most Kaisers are the handsome chrome wire wheels. When new it was billed as America’s Most Beautiful Car, it’s not a bad looker even in today’s world either. 30 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1954 Mercury Monterey 2­DR Hardtop Designer : L. David Ash Estimate: $25,000 -­$32,000

Pivotal Year for Mercury Marquis

Advanced Styling Inside and Out

Well Presented Example of Desirable Model

Chassis Number: 54ME83097M Decoded:54=1954; ME=Metuchen, NJ assembly plant; 83097=73,097th Serial M=Mercury line Engine Number: 255 cid OHV “Y­-block” V8 2-­barrel Carburetor / 162 bhp 3-­Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model : From the beginning of the Mercury brand, many felt it was little more than a gussied up Ford. Fact was that while some of the mechanical engineering was shared between the two makes, Mercury was its own car. This was driven home with the 1949 models and that trend continued with the new 1952’s. But 1954 was a year of many new innovations. Under the hood, an all­new Overhead Valve “Y­-block” V8 engine could be found along with all new ball-joint front suspension, a remarkable improvement for handling and driver comfort. With more than just a face­lift to the previous models, the 1954 Mercury stood out with its dramatic use of chrome in the grille, distinctive side trim and safety inspired wrap­around taillights mounted in the quarter panels. With 259,245 units sold, a lot of motorists learned that Mercury was a brand of its own. The Car : The Monterey hardtop coupe, model BR60B, was one of 79,533 produced making it the most popular model in Mercury’s 1954 line­up. Produced at the Metuchen, New Jersey assembly plant around September 27, 1954, it has a factory push-­button AM radio, aircraft style controls for the heater/­defroster and dash mounted electric clock. It received a cosmetic restoration several years ago and is currently finished in a pleasing two-­tone dark green over light metallic green scheme. The full­vinyl interior is in pleated green and white vinyl. The Mercury V8 engine is fitted with dual exhaust and has been checked out and proven to be quite road­worthy. With its massive front and rear chrome bumpers, there is no mistaking the identity of the attractive Monterey Sport Coupe. This is a great “driver-­quality” hardtop and once you’re behind the wheel of this trend­setting beauty, you will find this 1954 Mercury makes the going easy.


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12 ot F L 1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible Designer: Stanley Wilen Estimate: $25,000 -­ $32,000

Most Powerful Styling of the Era

Large Luxurious Convertible

Tribute to America’s Finest Craftsmen

Chassis Number: F9271270 Decoded: F=Deville convertible; 9=1969; 271370=171,370th Serial Engine: 472 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 375 bhp 3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Disc Front and Drum Rear Brakes The Model : Cadillac’s 1969 styling saw a return to traditional cues starting with the front grill which saw the headlights mounted side­-by-­side rather than stacked. As to be expected, a long list of standard items that in many cases were not available in lesser cars were found on the Deville such as power steering and brakes with discs up front. Other power items included windows and front seats, radio antenna, and top. Add to the list a padded instrument cluster with sun­visors which included a vanity mirror, as well as new interior lighting and plush interiors. For the convertible, luxurious leathers were used for the seats and even the soft top received special padding. Cadillac’s V8 engines were among the largest displacements in the industry helping keep the marque’s slogan “standard of the world” alive. For 1969, Cadillac really drove home its dominance in the luxury field. The Car : Showing under 73,000 miles from new this beautiful Cadillac Deville convertible meant that you had really arrived in style. This Cadillac has all the extras one would expect from a car with a price tag starting at $5,900, back when a Chevrolet Impala convertible started at $3,250. Finished in San Mateo Red which is deep and reflective, it’s complimented with supple matching leather seats and a pristine white top. A tribute to superb engineering and an outstanding design, 45 years after it was built, all power equipment and accessories are reported to be in perfect working order including the convertible top. Our consignor tells us this car is in excellent mechanical condition with the engine able to propel this near 4,600 lbs luxury cruiser at highway speeds all day long. Never satisfied with being the best, Cadillac’s people were always improving their product, and for 1969 they really out­did themselves. 34 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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13 ot F L 1957 Speedster 356 Recreation Estimate: $22,000 - $33,000

Fresh Built Recreation

Functional Convertible Top

Built on a 1972 VW Platform

Chassis Number: 1172066240 (Titled as 1972 VW) Engine: 1600 cc “flat” 4-cylinder Single Carburetors / 135 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes The Model : It is kind of hard to believe that Porsche’s popular 356 Speedsters actually came from an idea of an American. Max Hoffman of New York was the leader with the importation of German built sports vehicles. In the early 1950’s, he approached Porsche and told them that if they could produce a lightweight, bare-bones sports roadster, they would sell well in the USA. Porsche listened, created the Speedster and they did as Hoffman had predicted, sold well. Sleek, lightweight, no fancy appointments, not even windows in the doors, these cars became legends and were somewhat affordable by privateers who wanted to go racing but had a budget to maintain. Starting in the late 1980’s, replicas of these little Speedsters started to appear, proving that greatness spawns imitators. The Car - This recreation is based on a Volkswagen Beetle Coupe’s chassis and is titled as 1972 VW. Under the engine cover sits a built 1600 cc, horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine that is fitted with a single carburetor. With construction of this car completed within the past couple of months, it is fresh and ready for the road, a professional quality build that look like the original and performs on a par with those produced back in the 1950’s. Finished in German Sterling Silver with a light Buff leather interior, this Speedster captures so much of that nostalgic era, low-cut windscreen, bare-bones interior, and great fit and finish. With original Speedster starting to hit the half-million dollar mark, here is one at a fraction of that price and 100% more enjoyable when you take it on the road. 36 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1953 Ford Crestline Victoria 2­DR Hardtop Designer: George Walker Estimate: $23,000 -­$30,000 Chassis Number: B3FV232189 Decoded : B=239 cid V8; 3=1953; F=”The Rouge” Dearborn, MI assembly plant; V=Victoria 2-dr hardtop; 232189=132,989th 1953 Ford scheduled for assembly at the Dearborn plant Engine : 239 cid “Flathead” V8 2-­barrel Carburetor / 110 bhp 3-­Speed Ford­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

50th Anniversary Model

Very Well Appointed

Special Order Color from Factory

The Model : 1953 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Motor Company and to celebrate this event, every car, truck and even farm tractors received a special commemorative emblem or medallion. Ford passenger cars received a mild facelift with a new sleek grill bar and lightly modified side trim. Under the hood, engineers claimed they were able to squeeze 10 more horses out of the flathead V8, which would see its last year in the American built Fords for 1953. Offered in three basic trim levels for 1953, Ford offered a total of 11 different models. Mainline was for the basic fleet type vehicles while Customline was aimed for the modern post­war family needs. For those wanting a little extra flash, the Crestline series featured a four-­door sedan, the Country Squire station wagon, Sunliner convertible and Victoria 2­dr hardtop, one of the best styled cars in America. The Car : This Crestline Victoria hardtop is one of 128,302, making it by far, the most popular hardtops on the American market. It is loaded, Continental kit, front and rear bumper guards, dual spotlights as well as radio, heater and clock. What makes this car special is the data plate color code of “SL”. This is a late production car, showing a code of 2K or October 2, 1953, and the color on the car appears to be from the Mercury pallet, Bittersweet, introduced in late 1953 and quite popular for 1954. The top is 1953 Ford Sungate Ivory. One can only wonder about the history of this car, was it a Ford experimental unit, did an executive have to have a Victoria in this unique color selection? That’s an unsolved mystery, but what we do know is that this Victoria is a sweet ride today and its origins would be interesting to study.


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1967 Ford Fairlane 500 2­DR Hardtop Designer : Joe Oros Estimate:

$33,000 ­- $42,000

Excellent Workmanship on Build

Quality Materials Used Throughout

One of Ford’s Hottest Muscle Cars

Chassis Number: 7A35C174331 Decoded: 7=1967 model year; A=Atlanta, GA assembly plant; 35=Fairlane 500 2­dr hardtop; C=289 cid V8 engine; 174331=Serial Engine: 392 cid “Stroker” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 350 bhp (est.) 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc, Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 97,406 Believed Actual The Model : If 1966 was good for a totally redesigned Fairlane series, 1967 was even better especially as the reputation of these cars grew as a force few want to try and best. A total of 13 model offerings were field under the Fairlane series this year but by far the most popular were the basic Fairlane 500’s with the two­-door hardtop seeing a total of 70,135 examples coming off the assembly line and making the most popular model in the entire Fairlane family. While most buyers opted for tame editions of these cars, a performance minded buyer could still get a big-­block V8 under the hood, as well as other enhancements to the ability of these cars to get up and lay rubber. Today this generation of the Fairlane is extremely popular with collectors, but purists and those who like to mix­it­up a little bit. The Car : To say that this car is more than a built Fairlane would be an understatement. It is a rolling work of art and with all the right component starting with the engine. Using a 351 cid Windsor V8 as a base it was stroked out to 392 cubic inches with an estimate horsepower rating of 350+. It is backed up by an Automatic/Overdrive connected to a Lokar black out floor mounted shifter. Power is transferred to the 3.08 gears in the 8” rear –end, and helping to stop the car are disc brakes up front and drums to the rear. A Flowmaster 50 Series system takes care of the exhaust and the engine is fitted with a March pulley set­up. Gas if fed through a 780 cfm 4­barrel that is complimented with a Mallory ignition system. An honest performance vehicle, this proved the “F” in Ford means “fun”. 40 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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16 ot F L 1976 Chevrolet Blazer K5 2-DR SUV Custom Designer : Chuck Jordan Estimate:

$25,000 - $33,000

Full Custom Build for Show or Road

Professional Quality and Workmanship

Finest Materials Used

Chassis Number : CCL186F190137 Decoded : C=Chevrolet Truck; C=2-wheel drive; L=350 cid V8; 1=1/2-ton; 8=SUV; 6=1976; F=Flint, MI assembly; 190137=Serial Engine : OHV “big-block” V8 4-barrel Carburetor/unk bhp Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes

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The Model : When the Blazer first came on scene in 1968, they filled a gap in the market that had been created by the Scout from International and Bronco from Ford. Blazer’s styling was directly linked to their full-size pickup trucks, which meant these were more of a commercial vehicle. But they could still come out and play. Also, not all Blazers were four-by-fours, with a civilized “grocery-getter” version was also offered which found quite a few buyers. They were pick-up truck tough, yet more manageable and with a shorter wheelbase, could fit into a garage or parking space meant for a passenger car. Builders and customizers love the Blazer due to the thousands of products that can be used to make these vehicles as individual as possible. Most likely if a product is built for a Chevy truck, its going fit a Blazer with the possibilities almost limitless. The Car : This Blazer was treated to a complete frame-off build and noting was overlooked. Modifications to the body and suspension were done by Innovative Street Rods from Lewiston, Idaho. Paint is PPG’s Metallic Blue with Pearl metal flake ghost flames on the hood and fenders which really pop in the right light. Under the hood a 454 big-block V8 sit that was built-tothe-hilt by Beck Racing Engines. At the top sits an Edelbrock Victor Jr “High-Riser” manifold with a Holley 650CFM carburetor. Able to run on regular fuel, it can be peaked-and-tweaked and was actually dyno checked for 725 HP at the crank. Shifting is done through a Hurst ratchet set-up, and for occupant safety, a full roll bar and new racing seats on a custom bracket with RCI 5-point safety belts secure those up front, while a full-width leather bench seat is provided in case others want to join the fun.

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1964 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible Designer:Harley Copp (Chief Engineer) Estimate:

$23,000 -­$30,000

Chassis Number: 4H15F103410 Decoded: 4=1964; H=Lorain, OH assembly plant; 15=Futura convertible; F=260 cid V8; 103410=Serial Engine: 260 cid OHV V8 2-­barrel Carburetor / 164 bhp 2-­Speed Ford­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Second Generation Falcon with Great Styling

Factory V8 Power with Automatic

Economical Yet Peppy Performer

The Model : When Ford released the Falcon in the fall of 1959, it was an instant success. The other two members of the low-­ priced three had their own entries, Chevrolet’s Corvair and Plymouth’s Valiant, but it was Falcon that would lead the way in sales and in dependability. For its fifth model year, all new sheet metal and an improved chassis was developed, with Falcon again capturing the top spot in the American compact market despite the field being open by up to 10 competitors. With the 1964’s came optional V8 power, a wide choice of body styles and sporty performance. A total of 13,220 Futura convertibles were produced for the 1964 model year and with the starting price of $2,640 when equipped with a V8, it was only a bit more than a Valiant with a V8 and the new Chevrolet Chevy II’s didn’t even offer a convertible version that year.


The Car : Finished in gleaming Rangoon Red, this little Falcon has been given a comprehensive restoration and kept in factory original condition throughout. All of the exterior trim is bright and shiny with deep reflective chrome. Looking out the glass of this car and there are no major issues with most of the side panels carrying their original Ford logos. Under the hood is spotless with that little V8 ready to fire up and hit the road. Both doors as well as the trunk and hood are lined up properly and open and close without effort. One upgrade is the vintage air-conditioning system that has been professionally installed, but the rest of the car is pure stock. From the original gauge cluster and AM radio in the dash to the full set of simulated chrome wire wheel covers, complete with spinners, this Futura convertible is a winner in every way. .


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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2­DR “Notchback” Hardtop Designer : Joe Oros Estimate:

$30,000 -­$40,000

From the Height of Ford’s Performance Era

Bone Stock Exterior, Superb Horsepower

Low Miles of Full Rebuild

Chassis Number: 3N63F119801 Decoded: 3=1963; N=Norfolk, VA assembly plant; 63=Galaxie 500 2­dr hardtop; F=260 cid V8 engine; 119801=19,801st 1963 Ford scheduled for assembly at the Norfolk plant Engine: 406 cid OHV V8 3 x 2­-barrel Carburetor / 405 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 155 Showing Not Original The Model : For 1963, the full­size Fords received all new sheet metal styling and were offered in four distinct trim levels. At the bottom was the base “300” series aimed for municipal fleet buyers followed by the slightly up­scale base Galaxie series. For families who wanted a lot of flash and fancy interiors, the Galaxie 500XL, but for the majority of Ford buyers, the most popular choice was the Galaxie 500. Available in a full range of body styles, a total of 49,733 of the “Notchback” formal roof hardtops were produced, and with a long list of options, having a unique model wasn’t that difficult. Ford offered a wide variety of power trains could be ordered, from a meek and mild six to a Total Performance 406 with triple carbs pumping out up to 405 HP. The Car : From the exterior, this Corinthian White hardtop looks bone stock with only the “406” badges on the front fenders giving away what is hiding under the hood. Showing a little over 150 miles since the build was completed, the original small-­ block V8 has been upgraded to the biggest engine available when the 1963 model year opened, a 406 V8, fitted with triple two-barrel carburetors, the engine sports proper linkage, cast-­iron headers and the very had to find air c ­ leaner housing. Riding on stock 14” wheels, it has a new set of performance blackwall tires. One concession to the horsepower draw is factory power ­steering, not available in the stock hi-po package. The original gauge cluster has been fitted with all new meters, but it retains its stock AM radio in the dash. A sleeper of significant importance, this Galaxie is ready to join your collection. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe Designers : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$33,000 -­$40,000

Chassis Number: 123377L148334 Decoded: 1=Chevrolet Division; 2=Camaro; 3=6­cylinder; 37=2­dr hardtop coupe; 7=1967; L=Los Angeles (Van Nuys), CA assembly; 148334=48,334th 1967 Chevrolet scheduled for assembly at Los Angeles Engine: 350 cid OHV “small­-block” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 325 bhp (est) 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 2,700 Showing Not Original

Powerful and Reliable 350 V8

Attractive Color Scheme

Fresh Full Restoration

The Model : It didn’t take long for Chevrolet to catch up in the sport­-compact market after they introduced the new Camaro. While its design, power and performance were quite attractive to thousands of buyers, there were those who felt they could improve on a good thing. Often encouraged by Chevrolet, helping to feed that need for speed were dozens of after­market suppliers and soon legendary muscle­bound Camaros were tearing up the strip, causing scenes on the street and taking home awards from car shows. Today, even as the Camaro is approaching its 50th Anniversary, the ability to transform a simple street version into a pavement shaking machine seems unlimited. The first generation Camaro is simply one of the best designed, proportioned and engineered vehicles ever produced, that’s why builders love them. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car: This beautiful coupe started life as a rather economical entry into the market­place. With its West Coast heritage, this coupe presented a solid body for the build of this amazing car. Work started in 2008 and was completed three years later, the results a masterpiece in mechanics. Finished in Viper Blue, it has seen just 2,700 miles since the build was completed. Today a small­-block “350” sits under the hood fitted with the Camel­Hump heads, Edelbrock Air Gap manifold and four-­barrel carburetor, custom headers, electronic ignition and much more. A Muncie 4­speed transmission, including shifter, combine to get this Camaro off the line. Fitted with power steering and disc brakes, it also has the Rally Sport style hide­away headlights were work flawlessly, a fete unto itself. Bodywork and paint in very presentable condition, but what makes this Camaro special is that it is driver and road friendly.


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1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car T­-Top Coupe Estimate:

$23,000 -­ $30,000

Chassis Number: 1Z87L8S902058 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; Z87=Corvette T-­top Coupe; L=350 cid; 8=1978 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 902058=Serial Engine : 350 cid OHV V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 180 bhp 3-­Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 95,429

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Marks 25th Anniversary of the Corvette

First Appearance of Corvette as Indy 500 Pace Car

Tribute to Marketing Genius

The Model : It was quite a fete for Chevrolet to have kept the Corvette brand alive for 25 years. The car had come quite a ways since its introduction and was recognized around the world as “America’s Sports Car”. To celebrate this milestone a 25th Anniversary package was developed, but shortly after the first of January 1978, another major announcement was made, Corvette would be the official pace car for that year’s Indianapolis 500 race. With the demise of the open­-top convertibles from the American roadways, Corvette’s T­ -top design lent itself well to pace­car duties. Chevrolet dealers were told, they could order one a piece, no more! Produced with their own serial number run, the 1978 Corvette Pace Car edition became the most popular such car ever produced by any car maker becoming an instant collectible. With its unique black over silver color scheme, special alloy wheels and bright graphics, it is probably the most recognizable America car from the 1970’s.

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The Car : Even when these Pace Car edition Corvettes were new, it was a rare sight to find one on the road as many felt these would be little gold足mines if they were stashed away with little or no miles on them. But the wise buyers were those who got behind the wheel and enjoyed the performance and attention they got driving a car that was about the most famous car that year. This example has been driven but does not appear to have been abused. It silver leather seats are soft and pliable, showing only minimal wear. It appears to be wearing its original colors from the St. Louis factory and the graphics are in very good condition. Since it has been in the ownership of our consignor, this pace car has been garaged indoors and kept in immaculate, turn足key ready condition. It retains its original equipment with glass-足top panels showing to crazing or scratches. Truly a Corvette that can be shown and enjoyed to the maximum, just as it should be.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1959 Desoto Adventurer Sportsman 2­DR Hardtop Designer: Virgil Exner Estimate:

$57,000 -­$68,000

Chassis Number: M491100225 Decoded: M=Desoto;49=Adventurer; 1100225=Serial Engine: 383 cid OHV V8 2 X 4-barrel Carburetors/350 bhp 3-Speed Push-Button Torque-Flite Automatic Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 64,078 Showing Not Documented

Bold and Beautiful Styling

Excellent Restoration with Attention to Authenticity

Futuristic Elements Throughout

The Model : When Desoto had first been introduced its main competition was the Oldsmobile from General Motors. Like Olds, Desoto styling was usually on the cutting ­edge with the waterfall grills of the 1930’s Airflow, to the massive chrome grilles and tall fins of the 1950’s. Adventurer was Desoto’s iconic car, the one that everyone wanted, but only a few could afford. For 1959, Adventurer was considered a series unto itself and but was still very exclusive limited to just a convertible and two-­door hardtop models. Colors were limited to either white or black, both highlighted by plenty of gold anodized trim plus the unique wheel covers. Under the hood, the new “wedge” V8 engine was ready with dual-­carbs and exhaust, Torque­flite automatic push-­button transmission and a host of items such as power steering, brakes, and the newest thing for 1959, swivel front seats, all optional in other models, standard with Adventurer. The Car : One of just 590 Adventurer Sportsman hardtops produced for the 1959 model year, this lightly used outstanding example was treated to a sympathetic restoration in the 1980’s by a marque specialist who only brought the best to his collection. Once show­car standards were achieved it has been used very sparingly. As one of our consignor’s favorite cars, it is exercised regularly to keep all systems operational. Maintained in a climate controlled facility, this Desoto has led a pampered life for the past 30+ years. It is fitted with all the amenities that make it a legend including power steering and brakes, power windows and of course the front swivel bucket seats. As a bonus it also has swept-back dual rear antennas, dual fender mirrors, wide whitewall tires and factory air-­conditioning. Reported to be in excellent operational condition, who know what adventures wait for the new owner of this fine Desoto.


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1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2­DR Hardtop Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$28,000 -­$35,000

“Jet Smooth” Styling

Top of the Line Full Size Model

One of the Most Popular Chevrolets of All Ti

The Model : Chevrolet dominated in sales throughout most of the 1960’s, doing it with styling and performance such as the 1963 full­-size Impalas. A most popular option for these cars and limited to only the convertible and sport coupe hardtop, was the Super Sport package. For $161 it included special exterior trim with “machined” pattern inserts, special wheel covers, vinyl bucket seats with a center console including a lockable compartment, plus special steering wheel and dash trim. In addition to the SS trim, a larger field of V8 optional engines were also available with the majority of them based on the famous small­-block V8’s. A very popular selection was the 300 HP version of the 327, which was powerful enough to make a quick getaway when getting on a super­turnpike, yet tame enough that everyone could drive it. Beauty, power, style and fun, all rolled up into one beautiful package, the 1963 Impala Sport Coupe. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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Chassis Number: 31847S198292 Decoded : 3=1953; 18=Chevrolet Impala V8; 47=2­dr hardtop; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 198292=Serial Engine : 327 cid OHV “small­-block” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp 2-­Speed Powerglide Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 66,040 Showing Not Documented

The Car : During the 1963 model year a total of 399,224 Impala Sport Coupes were produced. However, Chevrolet didn’t keep records for the Super Sport package, but it can be estimated that about one­-third of the hardtops came with this $161 option. This beautiful example finished in Ember Red with a matching vinyl interior, shows off all of the styling splendidly. Body panels are lined up quite will and all of the bright trim is bright and fresh including the machined pattern aluminum trim. The Soft­Ray tinted glass is clear and clean with no marks on the windscreen. In addition to power steering the car is equipped with in­-dash clock, and factory heater­/defroster. One upgrade is the addition of a more recent after­market sound system neatly mounted in the dashboard. One of the most popular Chevrolets of all time this 1963 Impala SS is fit for a collection of the highest standards.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1950 Oldsmobile “Futuramic 88” 2­DR Sedan Designer : Harley Earle Estimate:

$24,000 ­- $30,000

Chassis Number: 508W9934 Decoded: 50=1950; 8=88 Series; W=Wilmington, DE assembly plant; 9934=Serial Engine:303 cid OHV “Rocket” V8 2-barrel Carburetor/135 bhp 3-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Legendary Performance

Iconic 1950’s styling

Solid Body with Authenticity

The Model: NASCAR was still in its infancy in 1950, but this fairly new racing organization staged 19 recognized events around the country and in 10 of those races, Oldsmobile was the winner. That year Oldsmobile pilot Bill Rexford took home the Championship, capturing the point­run by a good margin over other drivers. No doubt, another factor helping to fan the flames of fortune for Olds was Jackie Brenston’s popular rock n’ roll tune Rocket 88, extolling the virtues of driving a cool car and making sure the ladies won’t be late. With official top speeds of 97 MPH and 0­60 times of about 13 seconds, it was plenty fast in its day. With superb handling and a very comfortable ride, the Oldsmobile 88 was a sure­-fired winner in looks and performance. Harley Earle’s design team slathered on just enough chrome and bright­work to give Olds its own distinct look for 1950. The Car: One of the most popular cars when new, and extremely rare to find today in original condition, this Rocket 88 sedan is the reason Olds owners were so loyal to the brand. Presented in its original color of Crest Blue, this sedan looks as fresh as the day it was born. Under the hood the properly detail 303 V8 looks like it is inviting you to take it for a ride. With its easy shifting Hydramatic, this car can keep up with modern highway speeds all day long. Factory appointments include deluxe heater­/defroster, push-­button radio and dash-­mounted clock. Fitted with proper gray­stripe fabric, the seats give plenty of support in the luxury seats. With the beautifully presented big­, bold steering wheel, wherever you go in this 88 you will travel smoothly thanks to Olds improve suspension delivering an “Air Borne Ride”. Don’t be late or might miss this Rocket 88.

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25 ot F L 1965 Ford Mustand GT 2+2 “K­-Code” Fastback Designer : Joe Oros Estimate: $75,000 ­- $90,000

Genuine K­-Code Hi­Po V8

Exclusive Mustang Color

Well Appointed Sport­-Compact

Chassis Number : 5F09K750440 Decoded : 5=1965; F=Dearborn (The Rogue), MI assembly; 09=2+2 Fastback body; K=Hi-performance 289 cid V8; 750440=Serial Engine : 289 cid OHV “small­-block” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 271 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc Brakes The Model : Even after Ford had made big news with the new Mustang, they had one more card up their sleeve in the way of a 2+2 fastback model. This was the car that Carroll Shelby would favor for the GT350 project, and all his cars were ordered with the proven high performance “K­-Code”, 271­horse, 289 V8. With the Mustang already keeping three of Ford’s assembly plants working around the clock to meet demand, all this new model did was add to the excitement. A total of 77,079 2+2 fastbacks were produced during the 1965 model year and today they are one of the most sought after models. Of course the K­-Code V8 is also a hot commodity fitted with a special Autolite four-­barrel carburetor from the factory, solid valve lifters, and 10.5:1 compression ratio, there were the best bang for the block small blocks Ford ever built. The Car : This 2+2 was built at the home of the Mustang, the famous Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn. For 1965, Mustang offered one exclusive color for their new sport compact, Poppy Red, which is the color this GT fastback is finished in. Riding on a set of factory accessory Style steel wheels, it carries the rare driving light option in the grille, as well as GT badging and rocker panel stripes. Inside the car black vinyl seats cradle the driver and passenger with a fold­-down rear seat. Mounted to the steering column is the Rally­Pack, meant only for drivers who knew how fast these cars could go. The center console with simulated wood trim features the four-speed shifter, which isn’t simulated, its real. Under the hood features a chrome dress up kit for the V8, plus a authentically detailed engine compartment. Simply put, this is the ultimate stock Mustang for 1965. 58 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1957 Metropolitan 1500 Coupe By AMC Designer : William J. Flajole Estimate: $15,000 -­$20,000 • Highly Sought After Early Mini-Car •

Economical to Own and Operate

Perfect for Parades and Exhibitions

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Chassis Number: E32374 Decoded: E=Metropolitan; 32374=Serial Engine: 1489cc OHV in-line 4-cylinder 1-barrel Carburetor/52 bhp 3-Speed Column-Shift Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 19,112 Showing Not Documented


The Model : Back in the early 1950’s, Rambler gained a reputation for producing economical and dependable small cars that still fit in a full­size car world. The success of Rambler led George Romeny, President of Nash, to believe America was ready for a sub­compact car, enter the designs of William J. Flajole. Using styling cues from both the Nash Ramblers, the Austin Motorworks in England began to produce and import them. Some of the first models imported into the USA were actually tagged as the NKI­Custom, the NKI representing the Nash-Kelvinator International Corporation. Among the way improvements were made to the body, a larger power­plant was installed and starting in 1956, a stylish two-­toning option was made available. With just over 95,000 units produced during its run, the Metropolitan is today treasured by a large number collector from around the globe, celebrating what may well have been the first “World Car”.

The Car : Over the past few years the interest in smaller cars has been growing at a pace far ahead of many other segments of the hobby, and leading the way have been the little Metropolitans. While early examples had been marketed under both the Hudson and Nash brands, by 1957 they were marketed simply as the Metropolitan 1500 by AMC, such as the example presented here. Restored a number of years ago in its original color scheme of Caribbean Blue and Snowberry White, the interior has been done in white vinyl with black fabric inserts. It is also equipped with an original radio designed for the Met’s dashboard, as well as a heater/­defroster while the wheels are fitted with hubcaps and trim rings. Reported to start easy and run out quite well, this little gas-­sipper would make an excellent driver­-quality collectible that would put a little bit of fun in your hobby.

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1953 Chevrolet BelAir 2­DR Hardtop

Outstanding Styling

Designer: Harley Earl

Superb Authentic Restoration

Estimate: $27,000 - ­$38,000

Well Appointed

Chassis Number : C530034016 Decoded : C=BelAir; 53=1953; 0=Oakland, CA assembly plant; 34016=Serial Engine : 235 cid OHV in-line 6-cylinder 1-barrel Carburetor/108 bhp 3-Speed Column Shift Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 12,049 Showing Not Documented

The Model : For 1953, Chevrolet stepped up to the plate with all new exterior styling offering three distinct trim ­levels to their customers. Fleet and economy buyers were aimed towards the 150 series, while those looking for a little more pizzazz sought out the 210’s. But those wanting a lot of flash and a bit of glamour stepped up to the new Bel Air line. One of the most popular models was the 2­door hardtop “Sport Coupe” which saw 99,047 copies produced that year. Featuring plenty of chrome up front with the distinctive grille, the streamlined side trim and wrap-around back­lights, Chevrolet’s Bel Air was the smartest looking car in the low-­priced three. Offered in a wide spectrum of two-­tone choices and with a long list of options, Chevy buyers were among the proudest which is why they led the sales race with over 1,356,000 units sold. The Car : This BelAir Sport Coupe was treated to a full professional restoration within the last 10­years and has been maintained in private collections since its completion. Finished in Surf Green with complimenting Woodland Green roof and side insert, this beautiful coupe shows off all the design elements that made it a sales winner back in 1953. Under the hood the trusty Chevrolet Six is properly detailed, while interior appointments provide all the creature comforts of the day, heater/­defroster, push­-button radio and even a driver’s side optional spotlight. Other accessories tinted glass, include rocker ­ panel moldings, fuel­filler scratch guard, optional bumper and grille guards, wide whitewall tires with the wheels wearing full covers and of course “skirts” for the rear wheel openings. Showing just a bit of road p ­ atina since its completion, all this BelAir really needs is a little love, care and a chance for you to see the USA in this Chevrolet.


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1937 Ford Deluxe “Rumble-Seat” Cabriolet Designer: E. T. Bob Gregorie Estimate:

$55,000 ­- $65,000

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Chassis Number: 184037817 Engine: 221 cid L-Head V8 1-barrel Carburetor/85 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes Mileage: 29,814

Popular Styling Theme

High Quality, Authentic Restoration

Well Appointed with Desired Options

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The Model : For many years, pioneer collectors of the Early V8 Fords overlooked the beauty and styling of the 1937 Ford. It was rakish and streamlined, right in line with the Art Deco movement that was sweeping the country when this car was new. Styling reflected that of the new Lincoln Zephyr, another of Gregorie’s winning designs, featuring headlights molded right into the fenders and for the first time on a Ford, an “alligator” style hood hinged at the rear and attached to the sides of the cowls. Both side panels protecting the engine compartment could be removed for easy access to engine for servicing. Deluxe models features a bit more trim and simulated burled walnut finish on the dashboard and garnish moldings. As America came out of the grips of the depression, Ford was growing in popularity thanks to V8 power and beautiful styling.

The Car : This example is pure stock and appears to have been treated to a fairly extensive cosmetic restoration some time back as number of years. The quality of the workmanship has held up and today this Cabriolet is ready for to ride highways and by­way. It has acquired a number of factory options beside the rumble-seat in back. These include an original “banjo” steering wheel plus a factory AM radio with its stylish “V8” frequency pointer, and a timely piece, the 8­-day wind­-up clock mounted in the glove­box door. It is fitted with dual taillights, a rear mounted spare tire and both front and rear chrome bumper tips. While this handsome Cabriolet might not be in front­row show car it remains to be quite presentable and would be a welcomed addition to any Early V8 Ford fanatics collection, showing dash, style and the ability to keep up with modern traffic.


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1957 Chevrolet Belair “Fuelie” Convertible Designer: Clare MacKichan Estimate:

$45,000 - $55,000

Most Iconic American Car of the 1950’s

Desirable Hard Top Coupe

Restored to Show Ready Condition

Chassis Number: VC57K185182 Decoded: V=V8 engine; C=Belair series; 57=1957 model year; K=Assembly plant’ 185182=Serial Engine: 283 cid OHV V8 4 Barrel Carburator / 230 aprox bhp Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model : After the beautiful 1955 Chevrolet’s had wow’ed the American motorists, it was going to be a tough act to follow, but then the face-lifted 1956 edition came out and found similar acceptance in the market. For the 1957 model, Chevrolet stylist were worried with rumors flying there would be an entirely new Ford to go up against. But the final design won everyone’s approval at GM from Harley Earl down, and most importantly at the dealerships too. Combined with the good looks was the Chevrolet’s first use of optional fuel injection, and for the first time in the brand’s history, one horsepower per cubic inch was attainable. While this engine might have been aimed at the sporty Corvette, a number of these units made it into full-size models, and nothing sizzled like a sporty Belair convertible tearing up the pavement with this small-block surprise.

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The Car : Restored to high quality this Icon of the 1950’s Americana is ready to be cruised and enjoyed. Highly optioned with power brakes, heater, automatic transmission and fender skirts this is one classic that is easy driver and joy. The glass and chrome shows to have been professionaly restored. Straight metal throught with no sign of previous repairs. Very original and in superb quality this American Icon is worthy of the best collections.

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31 ot F L 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Series 3124 Pickup Truck

Most Fashion-Conscious Pickup From 1950’s

Designer : Chuck Jordan

Design Set the Bar for the Pickups

Stock Looks, Modern Engine

Estimate:

$45,000 ­- $55,000

Chassis Number : V3A57107371 Decoded : V=V8 engine; 3A=3100 Series­1/2­ton pickup; 57=1957; N=Norwood, Ohio Assembly plant; 107371=7,371st 1957 Chevrolet truck schedules for production at Norwood Engine : 307 cid OHV “small-block” V8 2­-barrel Carburetor / 250 bhp (est.) 3­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model : When Chevrolet’s totally redesigned new “Task Force” era of trucks hit the market, they were the smartest and best looking commercial vehicles ever offered in the USA. Also, V8 engines were available in a Chevy truck, plus more passenger car amenities were finding their way into the cab, efficient heaters and defrosters, radios and even clocks could be ordered. The star of the Chevrolet fleet was the Cameo. Another first for Chevrolet was the use of styled exterior panels for the pickup box, which would start a whole new school of design for the industry, slab sides and no more rear fenders. Cameo used fiberglass side panels attached to the box and passenger ­car style tail lights that gave not only good looks, but safety and visibility too. It was the sportiest pickup truck ever seen and combined with the styling of the rest of the 3100 1⁄2­tonners, the Cameo was a winner. The Car : This 1957 Cameo has been finished in a pleasing blue and white motif, which is complimented with a matching interior. The dashboard is fitted with an original truck­-only AM radio in the dash, as well as the deluxe heater/­defroster and helping to shade the inside passengers is the visor over the windshield. Under the hood, a later model small-­block engine has replaced the original V8 with the new motor dressed up to resemble the original power­plant. The body and paint work on this truck are top quality and the eye­appeal for authenticity doesn’t disappoint featuring original truck­-only hubcaps, shiny trim rings and dazzling chrome bumpers, with unique guards up front. Reported to drive like a dream the Cameo was the height of fashion in the pickup world back in the 1950’s, and today could promote your business or would work perfectly towing a vintage Corvette.


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1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454 T-Top Coupe

Numbers Matching Power-Train

Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell

Very Desirable Color Combination from New

Estimate: $48,000 - $60,000 Chassis Number : 194371S101212 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 94=Corvette; 37=T-top Coupe; 1=1971 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant, 101212=Serial Engine : 454 cid OHV V8 4-barrel Carburetor / 365 bhp Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 91,170

Maintained and Turn-Key Ready

The Model : It was no secret that the forces behind the eventual demise of the muscle-car era were the insurance companies plus imposing government regulations. Affected in the fall-out were other performance machines such as America’s Sports Car, the mighty Corvette. For 1971, the big LS5 454 V8 could be found in under the hood for an additional $295. While most of the Corvettes produced that year had the small-block standard 350 V8, those willing to pay the extra for the big block, as well as increased insurance premiums, found a spirited and lively machine in their command. Part of the restricted performance on these cars was the exhaust system, mandated by law and responsible for considerable loss of HP being delivered to the rear wheels. Ultimately, the bean-counters had their say in how fast a car could go. Regardless, Corvette was growing up and remains a legend to this day. The Car : Finding a nice, unmolested coupe from this era of the Corvette isn’t an easy thing to do, especially when the Corvette convertible outsold the T-top beauty by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio. Finding one with a number matching LS5 and in the condition this example is one that shouldn’t be overlooked. In addition to the big V8, this Corvette also is fitted with power steering and disc brakes, as well as air-conditioning which is, like the rest of the car, in great working order. Also included os its original set of Rally wheels, it also features the trunk mounted luggage rack and full instrumentation. One upgrade is a modern sound system. During our inspection the body appeared to be flawless with the paint in very good to excellent condition all around. With a proper high-performance drive train and excellent presentation, this Corvette deserves to be a collection of quality cars.


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33 ot F L 1925 Ford Model T Depot Hack Designer: Henry Ford Estimate:

$25,000­- 35,000

Huckster Woodie Wagon

Exciting Model of the People’s Car

Running and Driving

Chassis Number: 12515247 Decoded: 12515247=Engine number October 1925 Engine: 176 cid “L-head: in-line 4-cyl. 1-barrel Carburetor/20 bhp 2-Speed Planetary Transmission Two Wheel (Rear) Mechanical Drum Brakes

The Model : On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford revolutionized the world of automobile production. He created a modern, 4­cylinder powered automobile in a variety of body styles that were priced to the point that nearly everyone in middle­-class America could afford to buy a new car. Over the years as Mr. Ford worked to improve the efficiency of the assembly process, cost of production dropped and accordingly, the price of a Model T dropped to as low as $260, something almost every working man could afford. The Model T was versatile and pressed into service wherever it was needed­passenger transport, like commercial hauling, police, fire and ambulance, it could do it all. One of its many duties was working for hotels and other lodging facilities, picking up guests at the train station and transporting them. The horse­drawn “hacks” were now motorized Depot Hacks, and would later be transformed into “station wagons”. The Car : The beauty of the Model T is its pure simplicity. Instrumentation from the factory was an electric gauge, temperature level on the radiator, fuel level on a wooden stick, the speed, in a Model T, why bother? This Depot Hack is powered by an engine produced during October 1925 (a month in which over 300,000 Model T engines were built), and is thought to be original to this chassis, but there were no matching numbers from Ford back then. It has been fully restored and features a wooden body that appears to be fresh and restored using vintage hardware where possible. It is fitted with wood spoke wheels with demountable rims, and has the Moto-Meter radiator ornament plus roll­-down side curtains. The electrics have been updated to 12­-volts and use an alternator for charging, but the rest of the car is just as Henry designed it. 72 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible

Buick’s Performance Model for 1963

Designer : William ”Bill” Mitchell

Well Appointed, Beautiful Appearance

Estimate:

Ready for the Road or Show Field

$32,000 -­$42,000

Chassis Number : 6J3040687 Decoded : 6=4600 Series Wildcat V8; J=1963 model; 3=Linden, NJ assembly plant 040687=unit sequence Engine : 401 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 325 bhp 3-­Speed Turbine Drive Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 77,722

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The Model : Introduced as a special edition of the Invicta for 1962, the 1963 season found Wildcat as the newest series in the Buick line­up with the convertible as the top­of­the­line model seeing just, 6,021 editions produced. Buick had been a leader in putting their most powerful engines in smaller cars, such as the legendary Century, and while the brand’s demographics were for more established customers, there was a certain breed that had a need for speed, who wanted to look good too. Wildcat’s list of standard equipment was long, from the padded dash and bucket seats to the deluxe steering wheel, automatic transmission, dual exhaust, plus full carpeting with a center console for the shifter and tachometer. On the outside exclusive side trim set the Wildcat apart from other Buicks, but the traditional Venti­ports, though just simulated, were still a styling cue on this model.

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The Car : Finished in its original color of Granada Red with black vinyl seating and a clean, tight white soft top, this example of the Wildcat convertible is ultimate machine for style and performance from a half­century ago. With the famous “nail­head” V8 under the hood backed up by the proven Turbine Drive transmission, this car can still get up and scoot. But who wants to speed past admiring eyes when you are riding in a car like this. Power steering and brakes make driving this Wildcat a whole lot safer, and interior appointments include push­-button AM radio, the console mounted tachometer, power windows and driver’s side bucket seat, plus the vast amounts of brushed aluminum bright trim complete the picture. Several after market gauges help monitor engine conditions and have been discreetly installed. An excellent example of Buick’s top performer for 1963, from when better cars were built by Buick.

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle “LS7 427” Malibu Convertible Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate: $70,000 -­$80,000 •

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“LS7” 427ci V8 / 500+ hp

Ultimate Convertible Muscle

Chassis Number : 136677K197332 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 36=Chevelle Malibu series; 67=convertible; 7=1967 model year; K=Kansas City, MO assembly plant; 197332=Serial Engine : 427 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel carburetor / 500+ bhp (est.) 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage : 38,493 Showing Not Documented

The Model : One of the fiercest competitors on the quarter­-mile strip, or on a deserted stretch of road, were the mighty Chevelles that ruled the road in the mid­1960’s. Horsepower was king and if the factory supplied performance wasn’t enough, thousands of muscle car fanatics were on hand to help these cars flex just a little more than originally designed. Today, Chevrolet recognizes the importance of maintaining a performance image and one of its most powerful offerings is the mighty LS7 “427” crate motor. Right out of the box when normally aspirated, it is capable of just a tad above 500 HP at 6000 RPM, providing 450 ft ­lbs of torque. Nothing is going to want to get in the way of any car with this engine, especially a 1967 Chevelle convertible. Today these Chevelles continue to be highly sought after, especially when presented in convertible form. The Car : Starting with a solid body, this triple­-black beauty has been given a complete rebuild from the ground up. Stripped to bare metal, the entire chassis area was powder coated in black, followed by out­standing body and trim work. Doors open and close with ease while the fit and gaps for the decklid and hood are way more accurate than factory tolerances. Look inside and you will find a richly appointed set of bucket seats plus rear bench, finished in factory style vinyls and stitching patterns. Show quality is all around, but the performance is what really draws a crowd. Fitted with power steering, power disc brakes up front, drums to the rear and a custom exhaust system, there is little that is lacking with this convertible. It has also been dressed up with Super Sport badges and emblems which only needs behind the wheel to complete the picture.


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36 ot F L 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 2-Dr Hardtop Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$35,000 - $45,000

Recent Professional Resto-Mod Build

Pure Chevrolet Running Gear

Excellent Presentation of Popular Model

Chassis Number : 41447G159744 Decoded: 4=1964; 14=Impala SS Series; 47=Formal Roof Hardtop, G=Farmingham, MA assembly; 159744=59,744th Serial Produced Engine : 327 cid OHV V8 4-barrel Carburetor/300 bhp (est.) 2-Speed Power glide Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Mileage : 11,333 Showing Not Original

The Model : Almost from the day it was released to the public the 1964 Chevrolet Impalas became the starting point for those who wanted a special look, and with advances in customizing, these beautiful hardtops were perfect. Combine that great styling with the small block V8’s Chevrolet was famous for and you had the winning combination. Today, a half a century after they were put on the market, the 1964 Chevrolet Impalas are one of the most sought after cars from that era. With their elegant, yet simple body sides, the classic look of a convertible top sculpted in sheet metal and the luxurious and spacious interiors, these car lend themselves to not only be great lookers, but able to provide all the creature comforts for a long drive, or just a cruise down the boulevard. The Car : Among the most popular Chevrolets from the 1960’s is the Impala Sport Coupe from 1964. This example has been given a mild customizing that retains most of this car’s outstanding features with a bit of “modern” making it more enjoyable. The small-block V8 has been gone through and today roars to life with a sound that excites and moves those around it. Upgrades include disc-brakes up front, drums to the rear that provide swift and secure stopping power while the car rides on American Racing alloy wheels. This Impala is fitted with a modern R134A air-conditioning system, while the suspension retains a basically stock look and ride. Aside the wheels the only major notable change to this car is the subtle chrome bar grille replacing the original stamped aluminum unit. Sharp, clean and ready to go, let us put you in the driver’s seat of this Impala Sport coupe.


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1966 Ford F­100 1⁄2­Ton Pickup Truck Designer : Joe Oros Estimate:

$35,000 -­$45,000

Full Custom Build

F150 Lightning SVT Power

Show Car Quality Fit and Finish

Chassis Number: F10YR846876 Decoded: F10=F100 Series; Y=352 cid V8; R=San Jose; CA assembly plant; 846876=Unit Sequence Engine : 5.8 Liter OHV V8 Electronic Fuel Injection / 240 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 41,112 Showing Not Original The Model : In the mid­1960’s, Ford lead the way in pickup truck sales due in large part to the comfort and

handling they promoted with the introduction of the “Twin ­I­Beam” front suspension. Styling was simple yet effective with plenty of creature comfort such as large doors to allow easy access to the passenger cab, and a full-­width hood that made it considerably easier to performance engine repairs and maintenance. While the majority of these light-­duty pickups were utilized in a myriad of jobs, a few examples did escape the day­to­day chores they were designed for. In the last 10­15 years, the interest in modifying vintage pickups has grown and solid, complete Fords such as this F100 have become considerably harder to find. Today, builders spend as much time bringing trucks like this one up to show­car standards as they do with regular passengers car, turn working trucks into rolling art. The Truck: One look at this pickup and you know it is something special. Under the hood resides a special high­-performance 5.8 Liter “Windsor” V8 out of an SVT F150 Lightning, officially rated at 240 horses. That figure might be a bit conservative as the technology behind these motors was cutting edge for the day. This sharp F100 features a full professional build with the large sheet metal panels appearing as smooth as silk, and the interior of the car is appointed with Gray fabrics on a custom bench seat,concealed sound system a d a full gauge package to monitor just how the engine is doing, and the engine bay is show­car-ready. A full lockable tonneau cover is fitted over the pick­up bed and the truck sets on a custom set of Kruz chrome wheels. Being behind the wheel of this F100 will make you look like a million bucks.


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1956 Ford Thunderbird Designer : William P. Boyer Estimate :

$ 57,000 ­- $70,000

312ci OHV “Y-block” V8 / 225hp

3-Speed Merc-O-Matic Transmission

Desirable Hardtop and Continental Spare

Chassis Number : P6FH234314 Decoded : P=312 cid V8 engine; 6=1956 model year; F=Dearborn, MI assembly plant; H=Thunderbird convertible; 234314=134,314th Serial Engine : 312 cid OHV “Y­-block” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 225 bhp 3­-Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 7,515 Showing Not Documented

The Model : For the second year of these legendary two­-seaters, there were a number of improvements that made for a much better “personal luxury sports car”. Starting with the electrics, moving to 12 v ­ olts was a great start. A major complaint in the first season was the build­up of heat in the passenger compartment, which was remedied by the addition of side ventilation ports. Providing more room in the compact trunk, the spare tire was relocated to a rear mount “Continental Kit”. Sure, the T­-bird was impractical, but sales were up over the first year and with a bigger, more powerful V8 now available, more of those little Fords started to show up at competition events across the land. While the majority of Ford buyers couldn’t fit a T­Bird into their budget, that was the car they came to see when buying the family sedan or station wagon. The Car: Restored a number of years ago, today this car stands ready to hit the road and provide our new owner with a part of motoring history. During its rebuild it was given a complete color change from Raven Black to Colonial White. The interior looks like it did when new, finished in its original scheme of red and white vinyl with plenty of extras. In addition to many of the usual items such as Signal Seeking radio, clock and tachometer, this T­bird has power steering and brakes plus power windows and four­way power seats. Under the hood is quite in order though some detailing would be recommended. The chrome trim has held up very well and looks like new as does the other bright trim. Fitted with its original “porthole” hardtop and the simulated wire­wheel covers, it all combines to help paint the picture of the perfect cruiser from the 1950’s. 82 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 2­DR Coupe Estimate:

$32,000 -­$45,000

Chassis Number : RM21H9G307272 Decoded : R=Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite Series; M=Medium Trim (Roadrunner); 21=2­dr Pillared Coupe; H=383 cid V8; 9=1969 model year; G=St. Louis, MO plant; 307272=207,272nd Serial Engine : 383 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 335 bhp 3-­Speed “727” Automatic Transmission Column Shift Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 14,655

Low Mileage Original Car

Highly Desirable True Muscle Car

383 Power Plant and Bucket Seats

The Model : With the muscle­car era in full­swing, Plymouth set out to create a back to basics vehicle that could keep up with the competition. No stranger to high­horsepower performance, Plymouth started with the basic Belvedere and added a special 383 cubic inch version of the famous “Wedge” engine. Handling and steering were beefed up and for stopping power, disc brakes were included in the Roadrunner package. Taking its name for the legendary cartoon character, of which the Chrysler Corporation paid Warner Brothers $50,000 for the rights to use the perky little bird’s image on the car and in advertising. Another $10,000 was spent on the development of the special Beep­Beep horn, the most important part of the package for many. While the basic package was rather Spartan there was a wide variety of accessories add to comfort for the occupants, and going even faster. The Car : Finished in its original color of Saddle Bronze metallic with the trademark blackout hood stripes, it is complimented with an optional black vinyl roof, plus tinted glass including the banded windshield. Interior features start with optional bucket seats in light Ivy­Green vinyl accented by dark green garnish, while the dash is equipped with standard gauges as well as AM radio and the highly coveted in­-dash tachometer. Under the hood of this mighty Plymouth, one finds the engine compartment properly detailed with just a hint of patina showing on the decals. Another option included in this package is a full set of Magnum 500 wheels wearing raised­white letter Wide­Oval tires. While this Roadrunner looks show­car-ready, we understand that it starts up easily and is reported to hold its own on the road. One of the most iconic members of the muscle­car movement, don’t let this birdie escape from your collection.


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41 ot F L 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Designer : Jack Humbert Estimate : $32,000 -­$47,000 • Factory Carousel Red Paint •

Well Appointed and Cared For

Verified Pedigree with PHS Documents

Chassis Number : 223679N104206 Decoded : 2=Pontiac Division; 23=Firebird; 67=2­dr convertible; 9=1969; N=Norwood, OH assembly plant; 104206=4,206th Serial Engine : 350 cid OHV V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 265 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc with Rear Drum Brakes Mileage : 3,540 Showing Not Documented

The Model: As Firebird entered its third year, the brand had already helped Pontiac become known as the “performance” division at GM. With help from the GTO, and the easing of displacement vs. car size throughout the company, faster, better handling and better looking cars were being produced. While Pontiac still made their bread and butter off the sales of full-size cars like Catalina and Bonneville, and were doing well in the mid­size market with Tempest and Le Mans, the lure of the Firebird was bringing in a whole new generation of Pontiac buyers. One area when these little sport compact seemed lacking, was a wide variety of color selections. The new GTO did have a rather impressive ‘Carousel Red” for their new high-performance Judge edition, but was lacking in other “high­-impact” colors. But times were changing and Pontiac soon learned that the customers were always right. The Car: At least one buyer of the Firebird must have admired the Judge’s Carousel Red, which carried the same paint code as Chevrolet’s Hugger Orange, to the point he made a special order for their new convertible. This fact has been confirmed by the documentation from the Pontiac Historical Society with a copy of the original build sheet denoting all of the factory installed accessories. Power equipment was king, steering, brakes, disc up front, as well as power top and driver’s bucket seat. Another option the two-­barrel “L30” version of the 350 V8, was installed. Today this car features most of its original factory equipment with the original AM radio upgraded to a modern sound system plus the addition of several accessory gauges mounted to the bottom of the dashboard. A rare car when ordered, and a very unique survivor that deserves to be in a quality collection. 86 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL 2­DR Hardtop Designer : Joe Oros Estimate: $52,000 -­ $65,000 Chassis Number : 4A68P140553 Decoded : 4=1964; A=Atlanta; GA assembly plant; 68=2­dr hardtop; P=390 cid “Police Special” V8; 140553=40,553rd Serial Engine : 390 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 330 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 20,520 Showing

Factory “P­code” Performance Edition

Authentic Restoration in Popular Guardsman Blue

Matching Interior Properly Appointed

The Model : By the time the 1964 models came to market, anyone involved in the American automotive scene that didn’t know about the successes of Ford’s Total Performance program, really wasn’t involved in the automotive scene. The development of the big-­block V8 had peaked out with the introduction of the 427’s in 1963. However, there were slightly smaller versions that still packed plenty of power for other applications rather than just making laps or going a quarter­-mile at a time. Police departments needed some high horsepower to catch the bad guys, so a Police Special edition of the 390 was created with a high ­lift cam, increased compression, cast-­ iron headers and few other trick earned on the way to the top. While it was developed for law enforcement, a very few P­code engines managed to find their way under the hood of civilian’s cars. This is one of the lucky ones! The Car : It is probably just a coincidence that a number of Ford high-­performance cars come out of the southeast quadrant of the USA. This Guardsman Blue 2­dr hardtop rolled off the Atlanta assembly line right around the 9th of January in early 1964, and must have found a good and loving home. Today it is fitted with Ford’s famous top­loader 4­speed transmission, attached to that roaring Police Special V8. With power transferred to the rear wheels via a 3.50:1 rear axle, there were few vehicles that could keep up with this Galaxie 500XL. Today the car is in excellent condition and properly appointed. Given a freshening in the late 1990’s, everything is proper for the Ford performance lover with this car. From the special high-­performance 15” wheels to the “we mean business” hubcaps, this P­code Galaxie 500XL hardtop is a force you will enjoy trying to tame. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1952 GMC Series 101 1⁄2 ­Ton “Chevrolet” Custom Pickup Designer: Fritz Nallinger

Estimate: $38,000 ­- $47,000

Chassis Number: 10122P42313 Decoded: 10=1/2­ton; 1=116” WB; 22=228 cid 6­cylinder; P=Pontiac, MI assembly; 42313=42,313th Serial Engine: 350 cid OHV “small­-block” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (est) Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 41,059 Showing Not Original

The Model : When Chevrolet introduced the new “Advanced Designed” pickup line in late 1947, companion model GMC trucks also received this new styling. With the rounded bull­nose hood, pontoon­-like fenders and a tall easy to get in and out cab, it is no wonder that these were the best-­selling trucks in America and that they stayed in production for over eight years. In recent years collectors have started to turn their eyes toward light-­duty commercial vehicles and this era of Chevrolet and GMC trucks has been leading the way. Builders and customizers have also been following the trend which has led to many suppliers of after­market equipment to offer a wide variety of items allowing for many one­of­a­kind creations. Few other vehicles lend themselves to this art. General Motors recognized their contribution to light­-duty design with both the SSR sport trucks and the HHR cross­overs. The Car : Starting with a solid GMC “5­window” body and chassis, the artists who created this truck knew the look they were aiming for. First, a one­piece 1954 style windshield was installed, then the front end was beefed up with a Mustang II suspension, disc brakes all around and under the hood a crate 350 V8 topped off with a Weiand intake and 4­barrel carburetor is backed up by a Turbo­-Hydramatic transmission insuring this truck will be going places. Chevrolet identification was used starting with the grill and a giant bow­tie logo across the rear tailgate. Finished in radiant yellow, the interior is done in dark­brown and light tan fabric featuring a tilt column and custom steering wheel with a set of modern gauges mounted in a stainless panel. The wood slats of the pickup bed are “ballroom floor” smooth, finished to a high luster. Front and rear chrome bumpers offer a sense of protection. 90 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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Mechanical Performance

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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1941 Ford Series 01A 1⁄2 Ton Pickup Designer: E, T. “Bud” Gregorie Estimate:

$42,000 ­- $55,000

Chassis Number: SW51457 (Assigned VIN) Engine: Ford 5.0L “small-block” V8 Electronic Fuel-Injection/300 bhp (est.) 3-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Disc Front, Drum Rear Brakes

Art Deco Styling with Modern Mechanics

Full Custom Fiberglass and Steel Exterior

Custom Interior and Custom Wheels

The Model : During the earliest days of motoring, light duty trucks had been an important part of the automobile scene in the USA. Up through the early 1930’s, many of these smaller commercial vehicles, including Ford, created designs that shared a look and often components with passenger cars. During the late 1930’s, more style was offered to commercial users with Ford producing vehicles that still carried the family look. Over the years, custom builders had taken these handsome designs and added their own special flair creating rides that inspire one to want to get out on the street and cruise with the best of them. As supplies of these original examples of these great trucks began to dry up, the custom car industries have answered the call with quality reproduction bodies, fenders and even pickup bed that can be mounted on a number of chassis. The Car : A total custom build from the ground up, the sharp pickup features a fiberglass cab and all­steel fenders. It has a tight fitting body that has been used very lightly with no signs of wear or tear. Looking inside you will find well crafted and comfortable seating with a concealed sound­system, modern air­-conditioning and all light controls concealed under the dashboard. Under the hood resides a Ford 5.0L EFI V8 that delivers plenty of power and is easily shifted. Sitting on a set of custom chrome wheels, 18” up front, 20” to the rear, this is ride full of pleasant surprises. While this is not exactly a “working” truck, the bed had been protected with a spray­-in liner, and for safety it has modern lighting all around. This 1941 Ford pickup is sure to draw attention wherever it goes, perfect for show or maybe a cruise along the Gulf Coast! 92 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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45 ot F L 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

$57,000 - $70,000

First year of the New Cadillac V8

Dramatic Styling on Original Car

Recognized by Milestone Car Society

Chassis Number : 496229404 Decoded : 49=1949; 62=Series 62; 29404=19,404th Serial Engine : 331 cid OHV V8 2-barrel Carburetor/160 bhp 3-Speed Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

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The Model : Selected by the Milestone Car Society as one their most important models the 1949 Cadillac represented many advancements for the industry. First was the new overhead valve V8 engine that led Cadillac to be the best-selling luxury car brand in the world. Dramatic new styling with one-piece windshield, large chrome bumpers and front grille established the Cadillac look. Interiors were also new, comfortable for up to six, and smooth shifting was provided by the improved Hydramatic transmission. But the biggest design trait first seen in 1949 was the hint of the tailfins. Harley Earl’s stylists were using aircraft inspired line and despite their aiding of the aerodynamics of the overall body, the rising fins did define what a Cadillac would be for more than a decade. These cars were what other wanted to be, and Cadillac owners knew they had arrived behind the wheel of a 1949 Series 62. The Car : In 1949, Cadillac shopper could pay the same price for the Coupe deVille hardtop or the convertible, with just 8,000 customers taking the only open this luxury car maker offered. Finished in French Gray with pleated red leather seats, the elegant Hartz cloth top gives this car a regal appearance, whether up or down. This Series 62 convertible is basically original car that has seen only sympathetic restoration take place on needed items. It is fitted with all the right amenities, factory radio, in-dash clock, heater-defroster and unique for this era, power-windows. The top is also power operated by the pumps large driver motor mounted under the hood. It features clear plastic emblems and taillights. All glass is clear with not signs of delamination, cracks or scratches. Those large, famous Sombrero-style wheel covers bespeak of the luxury this car has for it is truly a Cadillac for the ages.

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1961 Chevrolet Impala “Bubbletop” 2­DR Hardtop Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$32,000 -­$40,000

Stock Exterior Appearance

Highly Sought After Streamline Roof Design

Top­Shelf Workmanship Throughout

Chassis Number: 11737N163487 Decoded: 1=1961; 1=Chevrolet Division; 7=Impala 6­cylinder series; 37=2­dr hardtop; N=Norwood, OH assembly plant; 163487=63,487th Serial Produced Engine: 350 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (estimate) 3-­Speed Hyrdamatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 50,685 Showing Not Documented

The Model: Even though Chevrolet retained its crown as King of Sales in the USA, many customers and executives of the division were not happy with the styling directions taken for the 1959 and 1960 model years. Both cars had been answers to the Forward Look from Chrysler’s Virgil Exner. Bill Mitchell and his crew were given clean slates and put pencil to paper in late 1958 coming up with an attractive design that was all Chevrolet. For 1961 the Chevrolet line­up was down­right handsome, with hard edges and loads of chrome replaced by elegant flowing lines, and the two­-door hardtop carried off the streamline theme without issue. Combine that with some beefy V8 power and it would prove Chevy to be a winner at the races and on the showroom floor. Almost from the day they were born, customizers and builders started adding their touches to these most attractive cars. The Car: This Roman Red Impala hardtop looks much like it did the day it left the Norwood assembly plant. One the outside, the chrome and bright work presents themselves well, while the interior is pretty close to bone­ stock with proper fabrics used on the seats and door panels and the dashboard is a work of art. Even the original wrapped steering wheel is inviting you to take a hold and guide this beauty down the road. What has been changed is not quite as evident. Under the hood the 350 V8 sits with Edelbrock intake and carburetor plus other decorative items. One major upgrade was the installation of disc brakes up front while retaining the drums to the rear. Glass all around looks new and fresh, perfect for viewing the passing scenery or catching the appreciative smiles and thumbs up from the admiring crowds that will gather around this Impala.


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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS “409” 2­DR Hardtop Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate: $43,000 ­- $55,000 • Full-Size, High Performance •

Big Block 409 with Air Conditioning

Restored with Eye Towards Authenticity

Chassis Number : 41447U151469 Decoded : 4=1964; 14=Impala series; 47=Formal Roof 2­dr hardtop; U=South Gate, CA assembly plant; 151469=51,469th Serial Engine : 409 cid OHV V8 2 x 4-­barrel Carburetors / 425 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 20,466 Showing

The Model : From 1960 to 1964, the American car market saw some dramatic changes and Chevrolet had been at the forefront. From offering one basic passenger car body shell in 1959 to four for 1964, Chevrolet claimed they could “build the one you want”. That year a lot of people wanted the full­-size Chevrolet Impala SS and what better way to have it equipped than with the big­-block 409 V8, topped off by a duo of 4­barrel carburetors backed up by a 4­-speed transmission. With crisp styling and a wide range of amenities, this year the Super Sport trim level became a full­-fledged model. Before the birth of the muscle cars there were performance cars and the Impala SS embodied everything that was good, room for up to four passengers, climate control, audio entertainment and comfort. With over 185,300 Super Sports being sold for the 1964 model year, Chevrolet had created another success. The Car : During the early 1960’s, the bigger the better seemed to be the mind­thought of engineers and performance guru’s in Detroit, and Chevrolet’s mighty 409 was about the biggest and baddest of them all. This Super Sport 2­dr hardtop has been built to the specifications just about any admirer of a full­-sized hip­po car could wish for; Silver-­Blue metallic with white vinyl bucket seats and under the hood has been planted a 409 V8 engine topped off by a pair of four­-barrel carburetors, rated at 425 horses. Add to that such driving aids as a dash-­mounted tachometer, power steering and brakes, a little comfort with factory air-­conditioning, then a period correct AM­/FM radio, quite rare for the day, and you have the perfect package. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this Impala SS and the smile you will wear will make the Mona Lisa jealous. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M

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48 ot F L 1931 Chrysler CD Deluxe­Eight Series RS Coupe Designer: Herb Weissinger Estimate:

$32,000 -­$45,000

Recognized as “Full Classic” by the CCCA

Elegant Styling, High Performance

Well Appointed and Ready for the Roa

Chassis Number: 7519159 (Engine No. CD20739) Engine: 288 cid L-head in-line 8 cylinder 2-barrel Carburetor/100 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 51,274 Showing Not Documented

The Model : For automotive historians, following the lineage of the 1931 Chrysler CD series can be confusing. However, in its third and final form released in May 1931, the best engine available was put under the hood which complimented the sporty looks and coachwork. Chrysler’s head stylist, Herb Weissinger, seemed to borrow a number of styling cues from the Al Leamy designed Cord Front Drive cars produced about this same time. With a long hood­line featuring an elegant grille up front, these were the height of fashion in the Motor City that season. Weissinger’s body lines begged for two­-tone paint schemes, and the coupe was an excellent canvas. Between the combination of a late introduction plus a worsening economic situation in the USA, very slow sales were recorded with just 511 of the “3rd” series CD’s being produced, and very few of those were these sweet little coupes.

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The Car : A quick glance at the tan fabric top of this closed car and you might think you’re looking at a stylish cabriolet, similar to the popular “Sport Coupes” of that era. Restored back in the 1980’s, this car has been maintained in private ownership for a number of years, and presents many of cues for “classic ­cars” such as the dual side­-mount spare tires, and a rumble-seat with roll­-down back glass so those outside occupants could converse with those inside, plus a single front mounted fog light. One of the most handsome features is the chrome­-framed split windshield design, a trend setter of the day. Under the hood and the engine shows a slight patina of age, but remains in its pure ­stock form. From an era when not many could afford a sporting coupe and those who could made careful selections, this RS edition was a proven winner.

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49 ot F L 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme “442” Convertible Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell GM’s VP of Styling Estimate:

$48,000 - $60,000

Excellent Color and Appearance

Heritage Verified with Original Window Sticker

Highly Respected and Sought After Muscle-Car

Chassis Number : 338677M327943 Decoded : 3=Oldsmobile Division; 38=Cutlass Supreme; 67=Convertible; 7=1967; M=Lansing, MI assembly; 327943=227,643rd Serial Produced Engine : 400 cid OHV V8 4-barrel Carburetor/350 bhp Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum

The Model : Technically the 442 was still a performance and trim option package for the Cutlass, and new for 1967, available only on that series’ Supreme models. Growing in popularity and acceptance as a top performer, it gained a reputation for being a “gentleman’s muscle-car” providing a bit more luxury than some of the lesser models. For 1967 a total of 24,833 Cutlass Supreme’s came with the 442 option and only 3,080 of those were convertibles. Differentiating the 442 from the standard Cutlass Supremes was a special paint pin-stripping treatment, a black plastic egg-crate grill behind the unique chrome bars, special 442 badging and louvered hood, to mention a few. Not readily visible were such items as heavy-duty springs and motor mounts, with high-performance wheels wearing Red-line tires. Most all of the convenience options available in the Cutlass were also offered with the 442 package. The Car : GM’s Oldsmobile Division always seemed to be the cutting edge for design and style and the Cutlass series throughout the 1960’s were definitely trend setters. But no other company could duplicate the mystique of the 4-4-2. This outstanding Saffron Yellow Supreme convertible is the perfect platform for muscle-car performance and looks. With matching yellow vinyl bucket seats with full-bench seat to the rear, plus the handsome white soft top, this car looks showroom fresh. According to the original window sticker the factory installed power steering and brakes, a deluxe steering wheel and even a remote-controlled outside rear-view mirror. One upgrade is a recently installed stereo system neatly mounted in the dash. For 1967 there was plenty of muscle to be found, and this 442 is a prime specimen of the power offered. Offered from our consignor’s private quality collection, it really deserves to be in an equally nice new home. 102 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1966 Ford Fairlane 500 XL Convertible Designer: Joe Oros Estimate:

$ 32,000 -­$40,000

Upgraded to 500XL Features

Upgraded Big Block 428 V8

Highly Desirable Performance Car

Chassis Number : 6H45Y140283 Decoded : 6=1966; H=Lorain, OH assembly plant; 45=Fairlane 500 convertible; Y=390 cid 2 bbl. V8; 140283=40,283rd 1966 Ford scheduled for production at Lorain, OH Engine : 428 cid OHV “Y­-block” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 335 bhp (est.) 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 41,112 Showing Not Documented

The Charlie Thomas Collection

The Model : For 1966, the Fairlane series received an entirely new body that took many of its styling cues from the full­size Galaxie family of fine Fords such as the wide front grille, vertically stacked headlights and basic body shape. In addition to the all n ­ ew styling, it was the first time that a convertible model could be ordered on the mid­size Fairlane with a little over 18,000 units being snapped up in three different trim levels. It was also the first time that a big­-block V8 could be ordered in the regular production Fairlanes and this really boosted the models visibility in the world of muscle cars. While the Fairlane 500 was well appointed, stepping up to the 500XL meant vinyl covered bucket seats, a center console with transmission shifter mounted, plus stylish badges that let people know you drove a car of distinction. 104


The Car : In Ford’s quest for Total Performance the 1966 Fairlanes were a big part of the picture. Starting what appears to have been a fairly straight and rust free body, this convertible was fully restored with all of the proper 500XL amenities added. While this car was delivered with a 2­barrel version of the 390 cid V8, it was upgraded during restoration to a 428 cubic incher, something that wasn’t available when new. To properly deliver horsepower and torque to the rear­end, a four-­speed manual transmission was installed. Finished in Corinthian White and complimented by a white soft top and red vinyl seat surfaces, it paints a picture of a car that you can have fun with. A set of original chrome Styled Steel wheels mounted with dual red­line tire completes this portrait of speed and elegance. Workmanship, fit, finish and overall quality all rank at the top. 105 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


51 ot F L 1939 Ford Woody Station Wagon Designer : Robert Gregoire Estimate:

$55,000 - ­$70,000

Modern 4x4 Chassis Under Ford’s Classic Woody

Modern and Reliable V­8 Running Gear

Beautifully Executed Wood and Tan Interior

Chassis Number : UTR03216 Engine : GM 350 cid V­8 Throttle Body Injection / 250 bhp GM Turbo H ­ ydramatic 700R4 Automatic Dana 3⁄4 Ton Front End with Transfer Case Mileage : 2,070 Believed to be Since Built

The Model : What began as a cottage industry of building ‘bus’ bodies onto the beds of utility vehicles as a means of moving people and luggage to and from train stations soon caught the eye of manufacturers. Soon these ‘station wagons’ were being purpose-­built in quantity. Ford soon moved to the forefront in producing attractive and high­quality variants using their own wood sources. Of all the wagons produced during the era, the most coveted are those constructed of Birdseye Maple. The “Birdseye” grain pattern is rare and visually distinctive, resembling a sea of tiny, swirling “eyes” that disrupt the normal straight lines of grain. Ford has long been credited as having produced some of the best, high­-production woody station wagons in the early history of wagons. The 1939 wagon came in Deluxe and Standard variants. While the Deluxe was more finely appointed, its new restyling was unappealing to many customers leaving the Standard as the more attractive option. The Car : This ’39 Woody combines the best of the 1939 styling with a 1940 Ford grille to yield one of the most attractive front ends of the era. Finished in splendid Jaguar Regency Red against the birdseye maple and mahogany woodwork, the result is breathtaking. The interior integrates classic design with modern switchgear and instrumentation. The tan upholstery and wood contrast brilliantly with the Regency Red dash. Other appointments include power windows, AM/FM CD player and a removable third row seat. The technical execution of engineering this Woody into a 1993 GMC 3⁄4 ton Suburban chassis with a fresh fuel-­injected 350 cid V­8 has produced an amazing result in the form of a massively capable utility vehicle with a gorgeous classic look. The entire package is completed by the vintage Fleming paddle board atop. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure this practical classic that can take you anywhere.


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1969 Chevrolet Camaro “C.O.P.O.” Clone Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate: $50,000 ­- $65,000

Period Correct 427 Block

Top­Shelf Workmanship

• Appearance and Performance Delivered Chassis Number : 124379N589539 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 24=Camaro; 37=2­dr coupe; 0=1969 model year; N=Norwood, OH assembly; 589539=89,539th Serial Produced Engine: 427 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 450 bhp (est.) 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 62,452 Showing Not Documented

The Model : By 1969, Camaro had already become a legend in the performance world. While Chevrolet had obviously put a bit of a dent in the sale of the rival Ford Mustang, there were other goals to be reached, like the fastest production car ever seen. For 1969, a very special package was offered to Camaro buyers with the need for speed. A real live 427 cubic inch V8 could be ordered for the Camaro, but not just anyone could walk into a Chevrolet dealership and buy on off the showroom floor. All orders for these cars had to be ordered through a fleet process or by a Corporate Office Production Order, “COPO” for short. The most popular of the Camaro “COPO” orders was package 9561, which included all the right elements. Combined with high­-impact colors, ultimate performance, little or no emissions equipment, these were as close to a factory drag car as could be. 108 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Finding an authentic “COPO” is nearly impossible, and when found, their values usually dictate they are kept tucked away in a private collection or museum. Not so with this beauty for it can be taken out and enjoyed. Finished in Bolero Red, with black vinyl bucket seats, power comes from a built 1968 era L71 Corvette 427 block with aluminum intake, 4­-barrel carb and backed with period correct 4­speed transmission. Nothing was overlooked from the front chin spoiler to the ZL2 air­-induction hood, heavy duty suspension, steel wheels with hubcaps, it promises to deliver the thrill you seek, and the rumble of the engine through the headers exhaust system will draw plenty of attention. Since its build was completed about 10 years ago, this Camaro has been kept in climate controlled storage, and yes, on a few occasions it has been taken out for a chance to strut its stuff. 109


53 ot F L 1981 Delorean DMC - 12 “Gullwing” Coupe Designer : John Z. Delorean Estimate:

$30,000 - $40,000

Preserved with Care

Pure Stock and Unmolested

Looks Great, Runs Better

Chassis Number : SCEDT26T8BD002005 Decoded : S=U.K. ; CE=Delorean; DT=DMC-12; 2=Gullwing Coupe; 6=Even more; T=Seat-Belt restraints; 8=Check Digit; B=1981 model year; D=Dunmurray, N. Ireland, assembly plant; 002005=2,005th 1981 Delorean scheduled for assembly Engine :2849cc V6 Electronic Fuel injection / 200 bhp 3-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The Model : Before John Delorean’s dream came to production, the planning was long and drawn. When the cars did hit the road, they had been engineered to be one of the best cars available in the world. Officially called the DMC-12, during its development it was called for some time the “Z Tazio”; “Z” for Delorean and his son’s middle names of Zachery, and “Tazio” in honor of his beloved father. Getting the financed Delorean turned to a number of sources including celebrities such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Johnny Carson. He also gained help from the British government with thousands of jobs promised in exchange for tax considerations on the Dunmurry, North Ireland factory. Approximately 9,200 DMC-12 Gullwing coupes were produced by Delorean and each of these is a part of the history of one man’s dream that almost made it only to become an orphan three years after launch.

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The Car : Once described as the car you could restore with a pad of steel-wool, this example needs none of that. It has been kept, or should we say preserved, in its original state. While the car has seen some road time, there is no indication of any damage to the body, undercarriage or un-do wear and tear to the soft trim. All of the gauges and accessories are reported to be in fine working condition including the factory AM-FM radio and air-conditioning. This same pattern of originality has been transferred to the engine bay which is also presented with proper clamps, hoses, markings and decals. As much as a museum piece this Delorean is, this car can and should be driven and enjoyed. An ever growing group of Delorean fans are snapping up what few of these are left today, making service parts easier to find than when new.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley “Glass-top” Hardtop Designer: L. David Ash Estimate: $55,000 -­$65,000

Unique Transparent Roof Panel

First Year OHV V8 Power

Very Well Appointed Example

Chassis Number : 160FH5418272 Decoded : 1=Mercury line; 60=2­dr Hardtop; F=Monterey “Sun Valley”; H=Oakville, Ontario, Canada assembly plant; 54=1954 model year; 18272=18,272nd Serial Produced Engine : 255 cid OHV “Y-­block” V8 2-­barrel Carburetor / 161 bhp 3-­Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 62,088 Showing Not Documented

The Model : Mercury for 1954 was virtually a totally redesigned car. To the casual observer it might appear as a face­ lifted 1953 edition, but there was so much more under the skin. New engine technology was delivering nearly 30% more HP than the previous season’s V8, and using the same displacement. All new Ball­-Joint Suspension meant easier steering and better handling. With a bold front grille, wrap­around taillights, Mercury for 1954 was indeed new, but the biggest news was the see-­through hardtop christened the Sun Valley. This model featured a large Plexiglas panel that replaced the forward half of the steel top. A zip­in liner was included to help block the sun on those warm days. It was a bit of a novelty, and car buyers didn’t warm that much to these unique cars with just 9,761 sold in the USA, and only a few hundred produced in Canada. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Finished in Parklane Green with an Arctic White top, this car is fitted with factory power steering, power brakes, power windows, AM push­button radio, heater­/defroster and even a clock in the center of the dash. It is also equipped with a rear-­mount spare tire “Continental Kit”, wide whitewall tires and full wheel covers. Restored back in the 1980’s it was maintained in a private collection for many years and was shown on a regular basis. Since joining our consignor’s collection, it has been preserved and well maintained. Under the hood looks fresh and clean showing the attention to detail when brought back to its original glory. The chrome is described as very good to excellent and the paint is quite presentable, as are the soft-trim interior components. Very desirable as a collector car, this is an opportunity to own a bit of motoring history with just a touch of Canada thrown in.


55 ot F L 1971 Chevrolet Corvette T-­Top Convertible Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$48,000 ­- $60,000

Chassis Number:194671S121024 Decoded: 1=Chevrolet Division; 94=Corvette; 67=Convertible; 1=1971 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 121024=21,024th Serial Produced Engine: 454 cid OHV V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 365 bhp Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes •

Most Powerful Corvette Available That Season

Striking Color and Interior Combination

Rare by Production, Rarer by Survival

The Model : America’s Sports Car was still able to flex some muscle in 1971 when the original owners would specify the mighty LS5, 454 cubic inch big-block V8. A total of 7,121 convertible were produced that season, a ratio of just over 2­-to­-1 when compared to the T-­top coupes, and while Chevrolet didn’t keep track of engine installations by body type, by using simple mathematics, one can assume that no more than 1,665 of those cars were fitted with the LS5. With a base cost of $5,259 plus an additional $295 for the 454 V8, other accessories being tacked on raised the price of these cars to well over the $6,200 mark in many cases, which at the time was a fairly expensive car. However, with a long list of standard equipment, many still considered the Corvette a bit of a bargain, and worth every penny paid.

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The Car : One of the most memorable colors offered for the 1971 Corvettes was Ontario Orange, with a total of 2,269 of these sporty cars received this special color which really accentuated the design of these cars. This LS5 equipped convertible stands as a monument to greatness and the supremacy that American cars had in the early 1970’s. It is fitted with the Turbo Hydramatic transmission and heavy­-duty suspension, as required with the installation of the big­-block V8. Soft and supple Saddle leather bucket seat are part of the well detailed interior where all of the gauges are clear and readable plus the original AM­/FM radio works like a dream. Mounted on a set of original Rally Wheels, it is riding on a fairly fresh set of raised white­letter radial tires. With a luggage rack on the back, the tight fitting white top in place, this is one Corvette ready to go places.

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56 ot F L 1956 Chevrolet BelAir Sport Coupe Designer: Harley Earl Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000 Chassis Number: VC56S43956 Decoded: V-V8; C=Belair Series; 56=1956; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 43956=43,956th Serialn Engine: 350 cid OHV “small-block” V8 4-barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (est)

Part of the Tri-5 Chevy Family

Great Color Combination

Professional Level Build

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The Model : Probably the most important grouping of postwar Chevrolets has to be the “Tri-5’s, those beautiful

machines created between 1955 and 1957. Everyone has a favorite and the 1956 is just that to a number of fans. Customizers latched on to these cars when they were new and have never stopped special builds to these beautiful machines. With factory styled trim that begged for two toning, those with an keen eye for color have been able to create a rainbow of beauties such as this Sport coupe The Car - This 1956 Chevrolet Belair is finished in a pleasing combination of Arctic White and Rally Green and really displays the trim and lines so expertly cast in sheet metal. This Belair was built at the same plant as all Corvettes from 1954 to 1981. It was produced with a 265 cid V8 which has been removed and replaced by a more modern rendition of the small-block Chevy engine. The bodywork appears to be flawless with bright and shiny chrome plus stainless trim and all the glass appears to be in excellent condition. Sitting on a set of Rally wheels with Raised White Letter radial tires, helps present a picture of style and function all rolled into one package.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1967 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Convertible Custom Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell (VP GM Styling)

Excellent Fit and Finish

Estimate: $41,000 ­- $55,000

Upgrade 454 Big Block V8

Chassis Number : 168677S196210 Decoded: 1=Chevrolet Division; 68=Impala SS; 67=Convertible; 7=1967 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 196210=96,210th Serial Produced Engine : 454 cid OHV “big-block” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 400 bhp (est.) 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 90,340 Showing Not Documented

Factory SS Convertible

The Model : While the fastest selling Chevrolets in the performance market were the mid­size Chevelles and new sport­-compact Camaros for 1967, there was still a number of customers who wanted full­size high-­performance. Chevrolet answered that need on several levels with the sportiest and most luxurious coming with the Super Sports package. While the SS was essentially a trim and dress­-up selection, there were several powerful engines that could be placed under the hood. When either the 396 or 427 V8’s were ordered it could include such goodies as chrome plated simulated air inlets for the hood, distinctive badges, and for passenger comfort full vinyl Strato­-Bucket seats up front, a center console, and other amenities. Add to that Rally wheels and red­line tires and it completed a picture of speed and elegance. These cars represent what America was all about, style, power, beauty as well as baseball, apple­pie and of course, Chevrolet. The Car : This Impala Super Sports features body panels that are original to the car with fit at or above factory specifications. Presented in Marina Blue the interior features those Strato-bucket seats finished in matching vinyl, same for the rear seat too. The dash­-mounted gauges are clean, clear and functional while the center console is home to the four speed shifter. With the white soft top in place, you’re a snug as can be. Under the hood is neat, tidy and despite wearing 427 badges, we have been assured this is a genuine high-­performance 454 V8. Everywhere you look on this 1967 Impala SS you see perfection but behind the wheel you will experience full­size performance at its best. Even the undersides of the car are in pristine condition. This Impala represents an era when the greatest cars built were from America, and the best­selling brand for 1967 had to be Chevrolet.


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58 ot F L 1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Designer: Joe Oros Estimate: $32,000 ­- $41,000 Chassis Number : 3Y85Z159137 Decoded : 3=1963; Y=Wixom, MI assembly; 8=Thunderbird; 5= Convertible; Z=390 cid V8; 159137=59,137th Serial Engine : 390 cid OHV “big­block” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp 3­-Speed Ford­O­Matc Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 4,200 Showing Not Documented

Attractive “Bullet” Design

America’s Favorite Personal Luxury Car

Final Year of Dramatic Styling

The Model : When Ford introduced its first four­passenger Thunderbird in 1958, a lot of pundits express that the company had lost their mind, the T­-bird was a two­passenger car and that was it! However, customers thought otherwise and the 1958 Thunderbird was one of just two models that saw sales increase over their 1957 numbers. The popularity of Thunderbird continued to grow and when the 1961 edition was unveiled, the car was like a space­ship, sleek, streamlined and luxury appointed all the way. Sales pulled back a bit due in part to competition from other brands, but Ford held the #1 spot for this market. For 1963 a distinguishing feature line was added starting on the front fenders and moving to the doors, with a trio of hashmark ornaments. Featuring an automatic top that completely folded away in the rear deck, just 5,913 were produced for the final year of this design. The Car : During its lifetime, Ford’s Wixom Michigan assembly plant consistently produced the best built automobiles in the USA. It was designed to hand only the finest in Ford’s line­up with just Lincolns and Thunderbirds put together there. This car is fitted with an original big ­block 390 cid engine that is topped off with an Autolite four-barrel carburetor. Standard equipment for the convertible included power steering, power brakes and of course the power operated top. At the touch of a button, the rear hinged deck­lid rises, the top folds into the trunk with the lid closing to secure the top until needed again. This car was treated to a cosmetic restoration several years ago, riding on chrome wire wheels it is finished in Rangoon Red, with white vinyl bucket seats and a matching white soft top. This is not a trailer queen, but a road­-ready machine. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1932 Plymouth PC “Rumbleseat” Coupe Designer: Walter P. Chrysler Estimate:

$37,000 - ­$50,000

First Year of Plymouths Famous “6”

Rare Body Style by Production and Survival

Sharp Restoration with Eye to Detail

Chassis Number: 1791589 Engine Number: PC3548 Engine: 190 cid L-head I-6 1-barrel Carburetor / 70 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission with Floor Shifter Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes Mileage: 55,068 Showing Not Documented

The Model : In early February 1933, Walter P. Chrysler set the auto­world abuzz with excitement as he unveiled his latest and greatest low-­priced car, the new PC series. Up to this time, all Plymouth models had been powered by a dependable, but underpowered 4­cylinder engine. With the two additional cylinders and a 5:1 compression ratio, the horsepower jumped up to 70, and with an optional higher 6:1 compression head, 76 HP was possible. Combined with smart new looks including a larger chrome plated grill, and Plymouth was off to the races. A total of five body styles were offered ranging in price from $495 to $595, and seeing over 58,000 vehicles sold in the first year. Thanks to the increase in sales, the Chrysler Corporation actually moved into the #2 sales spot, taking that position from Ford! This successful engine would remain in production up through the late 1950’s. The Car : As to be expected, the 4­dr sedan was the most popular model in the new PC series. Still, the Rumbleseat Coupe found 8,894 buyers for 1933, and the original owners of these cars were smart people indeed. Finished in Monarch Maroon with black fenders, the tan Mohair interior really sets off this era of a determined industry fighting back and giving their customers the most for their money. Restored to stock specifications, this example is fitted with wood-spoke wheels, roll-­down window for ventilation and communication with those in the rumble seat, plus a rear mounted spare tire. An extra cost item that is highly sought after is the Flying Lady Mascot, which rides atop that elegant grille. Reported as being a joy to drive, this Plymouth would be perfect to take on a pilgrimage to any old­car festival and could be the center of attention at any gathering of vintage MoPar products. 122 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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60 ot F L 1955 Chevrolet 3100 (2nd Series) Pickup Custom Designer: Chuck Jordan Estimate:

$30,000 - ­$40,000

Stylish “Task Force” Design

Tasteful Modifications

Bedside Spare Tire Carrier

Chassis Number : H55L005257 Decoded : H=3100 Series; 55=1955; L=Los Angeles (Van Nuys), CA assembly plant; 005257=5,257th Serial Produced Engine: 235 cid OHV in­line 6­-cylinder 1­-barrel Carburetor / 225 bhp 3­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model : When Chevrolet released the “Task Force” era of commercial vehicles in mid­-year 1955, they were not just utilitarian vehicles made to do work. These trucks could be dressed up and made pretty enough to take your best girl out to dinner or arrive at the country club. With the “frenched” headlights, stylish and functional front grille and even a cab that had style and flair, these new trucks set the industry standard. Chevrolet offered a long list of options from chrome grille and bumpers to “picture window” back­glass, Under the hood, the most popular engine in the light-­duty vehicles remained the trustworthy in­line six. There was plenty of power and torque and those who knew pickups knew that speed wasn’t everything, it was what you could and tow and hauling power that mattered. One of the most popular commercial lines ever produced, the 1955 Chevrolets were built to last. The Car : This is one sweet pickup that has been given a beautiful custom finish of white over copper metallic. The sheet metal on this rig is solid and well­-appointed with chrome bumpers to the front and rear as well as that massive front grille. It features the wrap­around back glass that lets the driver have a larger perspective of the traffic around them. One of the most novel features is the bed­side mounted spare tire. However, if you are not a fan of this feature, included in the package is a spare rear, ­left fender, already painted to match, that deletes this outside spare. Under the hood is the trustworthy Blue Flame Six, basically in stock form except for the Fenton split exhaust manifold which allows this truck to keep up with modern traffic. Our consignor says the wood in the floor of the bed is beyond fresh, it is flawless. 124

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61 ot F L 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 2­DR Hardtop Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate: $38,000 -­$47,000 Chassis Number : 41447Y146166 Decoded : 4=1964; 14=Impala series; 47=Formal Roof 2­dr hardtop; Y=Wilmington, DE assembly plant; 146166=46,166th Serial Produced Engine : 327 cid OHV “small­-block” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 250 bhp 2-­Speed Power­Glide Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 25,565 Showing Not Documented

Most Popular Full­-Size Chevrolet Line

Smart Styling When New, Sought After Today

Drivable and Show Quality in One Package

The Model : For the 1964 model year, Chevrolet had a lot of winning to do. Not only on the race tracks nor the drag strips, but on the showroom floor, and with the attractive Super Sports edition, the model year “Sales Crown” belonged to the bow-tie group. While the Super Sport package had been introduced as a trim option starting in 1961, by 1963, the SS models were considered individual models, and for 1964, the SS edition contributed over 185,000 sales. Contemporary but fresh styling helped, as well as a full range of engine and transmission selections, plus attractive colors, modern interiors and a long list of options that could make each car unique. While a lot has been written about the big­-block 409’s, the small block V8’s had plenty of “go” in them also, and the majority of Super Sports sold had these reliable and well design engines under their hoods. The Car : One of the fastest growing segments in the collector­car hobby is the attention given to original, unmolested vehicles, and this 1964 Impala Super Sport 2­dr hardtop fills that bill. Purchased new in Florida, it was always stored indoors. Well appointed, it has an original AM radio, heater­/defroster, clock and power steering, as well as the SS appointments including bucket seats, center console with floor shifter, exterior trim and badges plus those distinctive “spinner” wheel covers. This car was driven rather sparingly in the first decade of its life and then parked in the mid­1970’s. Unfortunately, the original paint needed to be resprayed and the fuel system required that a new fuel tank and pump be installed to get the car back on the road. Outside of a professional detailing, nothing else has been touched, which means others will look to you because you’ll have the “pattern car” for their restorations.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1965 Mercury Monterey 2­DR Hardtop Designer : Joe Oros Estimate: $35,000 -­$45,000

Kept in Museum Environment Almost From New

Less Than 3,900 Miles from New

Very Well Documented Original Car

Chassis Number : 5Z47Y580348 Decoded : 5=1965; Z=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 47=Monterey 2­dr hardtop; Y=390 cid V8 engine; 580348=80,348th Serial Produced Engine : 390 cid OHV V8 2-­barrel Carburetor / 250 bhp 3-­Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 3,880 Actual Miles

The Model : For 1965, Mercury received a total redesign from the ground up. Starting with a new perimeter style frame, the new look tied Mercury ever ­closer to the Lincoln Continental, which also received a similar face­lift that same year. While still sharing a number of engineering advancements with the full­size Fords, Mercury was a step ­up, quieter, smoother rides, several exclusive engines and a distinct aura that brought Mercury buyers up to the level of Oldsmobile, Buick and Chryslers. These new designs won a lot of new Mercury owners seeing nearly a 66% increase in the production of full-­size models including Park Lane, Montclair and the best­selling series, Monterey. A total of 16,857 2­dr hardtops in this series was more than a 160% increase over the 1964 edition! With well-­equipped example pushing the $4,500 envelope, Mercury had arrived and had solid footing in the upper­-medium priced field. The Car : According the history of this car, within a couple of months of being born, this Monterey “Marauder” hardtop was put into a climate controlled museum setting where it would remain for well over 40 years. At the time it entered storage just a bit over 3,700 miles were on the clock. Finished in Carnival Red, the interior is finished in black vinyl with fabric inserts for the front and rear bench seats. From what we gather, the car is sitting on its original tires with full wheel covers. Under the hood looks like a 3,900 mile vehicle, just a bit of wear and tear, while the trunk is like a time­capsule, neat clean and preserved down to the spare which had never been mounted on the car. We do understand the original muffler was replaced within the past couple of years. This is your last chance to buy a practically new 1965 Mercury!


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63 ot F L 1963 Chevrolet C10 ½-Ton Pickup Custom Designer : Chuck Jordan Estimate:

$32,000 - $38,000

Chassis Number: 3C154B113789t Engine: 5.0 Liter OHV “small-block” V8 Fuel Injection/225 bhp (est). 4-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The Model : In 1960, Chevrolet released its third post-war commercial lineup and these trucks carried all new series designations. By far, the most popular and civilized models were in the “C10” series designated for the ½-ton haulers. With even more design elements that the previous 1955-1959 “Task Force” generation, sharp edges were the main design theme. The belt line peaked in a wrap-around the cab line which was incorporated through the front of the hood starting with the 1962 models. Pickups were still commercial vehicle produced mainly to be used, whether on the farm, in construction or whatever job it was called up to do, so they were rather austere when it came to exterior trim and interior comfort. To help “gussy” up these pickups a “Custom” package add some exterior bright trim with the interior treated to upgraded fabrics plus a little more insulation from noise and outside elements. The Car : This short-bed, step side C10 has been given a full custom treatment from top to bottom. Starting with a rust-free body, a white base coat was applied with the lower panels finished in a Champagne metallic while the upper panels, are finished Firethorn Red Pearl. The chassis was completely rebuilt installing a full air-suspension setup, complete disc-brake system then mounting factory 19” alloy wheels sources from a 2012 Camaro. Once put together the truck was loaded with goodies like the Hickory wood used in the bed of the rear box, accented by the highly polished stainless steel stripes. Fresh wiring powered the new digital gauges as well as the entertainment center featuring Bluetooth 8” screen, DVD, CD and a virtual recorder with nearly 2500 songs pre-loaded. With tons more features, the consignor tells us this truck will cruise down the highway effortlessly, which is nice to know. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1932 Ford Model 18 “Hi-Boy” Roadster Designer: Ford Motor Company Estimate:

$40,000 ­- $50,000

Professional Quality Build

High Performance in Looks and in Driving

Elegance in Design and Presentation

Chassis Number: 181777C23 Engine: Chevrolet Small Block V8 4-Speed Automatic/Overdrive Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 581 Not Original

The Model : When the 1932 Ford’s hit the road, America was in the grip of its worst economic depression ever. Not many could afford a new car in 1932, but there was something about the styling and dependability of a Ford that drew customers to the show room, oh yes, and the new V8 engine didn’t hurt one bit. It didn’t take long for young gearheads to realize how special the ’32 Fords were, and these cars soon became the test­beds for performance ideas as well as styling, and the world of Hot Rods was soon open to the whole nation. After WWII, those original ‘32’s started to disappear rapidly. As early as the 1980’s, kits and replicas were soon being marketed, with today seeing a number of top­quality suppliers feeding the desire to own one of those early rods. The Car : Take a look at this beauty and you will want to slip behind the wheel and join the fun. Featuring a profession build, if features a solid fiberglass body, finished in Raven Black and showing the panels to be smooth and concise. The custom chassis is fitted with a Chevrolet small­-block V8 that is fitted with four-­barrel intake and porting the exhaust through aluminum headers. Cooling is conducted through a custom built aluminum radiator while a trusty 700R4 Automatic/Overdrive transmission insuring smooth shifting. Disc brakes are employed on all four corners with custom alloy wheels and the special bullet­-style headlights, complete with turn-signal mounted to the top. The seats are plain and simple with a full set of Omega Kustom Industry’s gauges gracing the dashboard. A handsome ride that has plenty of life, it’s ready for an evening cruise or little over­night journey.

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65 ot F L 1967 Pontiac GTO 2­DR Sport Coupe Designer : Jack Humbert Estimate:

$42,000 -­$53,000

Verified and Documented GTO

Beautiful Restoration

High Output 360 HP from the Factory

Chassis Number : 242077P237078 Decoded : 2=Pontiac Division; 42=GTO; 07=2­ dr “post” sedan; 7=1967; P=Pontiac, MI assembly; 237078=137,078th Serial Produced Engine : 400 cid OHV “Y­-block” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 360 bhp 3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage : 37,510 Showing Not Documented

The Model : Things were looking up for the GTO when the 1967 models hit the showroom floors. In 1966, GTO had become a stand­alone model, and this year, the new, larger V8 with a lot more torque, was placed under the hood. Available in two performance versions, the High-Output edition was cranking out 360 HP and 438 foot­-pounds of torque. Helping deliver that power were larger valves, low restriction air­filter, and dual exhaust with low­-restriction (loud) mufflers. A long list of performance, convenience and comfort options would be elected, including the newly released Turbo­Hydramatic transmission. Starting with a base price for the Sport Coupe of $2,935, it wasn’t head to bring the out to the door cost to well over $4,400. Due to outstanding marketing, excellent performance, one of the most popular Top 40 songs ever and great styling, GTO was a legend in its own time. The Car : One of the most important part of the muscle­car buying experience is checking on the car’s credentials, and this sharp Pontiac coupe has everything that is needed. From the Pontiac Historical Society comes factory documentation of this machine’s heritage, including a window sticker which spells out everything that came on this car. While the 1967 GTO was offered in three body styles, the “Sport Coupe” saw the lowest production with just 7,024 units produced. Given a full restoration the body features smooth and well aligned panels, deep reflective chrome and under the hood the mighty V8 is fitted with chrome valve covers plus air cleaner and is detailed just as the factory prepared the car. Among other features are the Posi-Trac rear axle and a hood­-mounted tachometer. Several after­market gauges have been neatly mounted under the dash. From the hey­days of the muscle car era comes this sharp GTO. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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66 ot F L 1954 Ford F­-100 Pickup

Modern Mechanicals Under Ford’s Classic F­-100

Designer: Joe Oros

Fully Updated Suspension

Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000

Beautifully Executed Restomod

Chassis Number : F10D4D24828 Decoded : F10=F­100 Conventional; D=223 cid Straight­-Six Engine; 4=1954; D=Dallas, Texas Assembly; 24828=Serial Engine : GM 350 cid V­8 Automatic Transmission with Overdrive Four W ­ heel Power Disk Brakes

The Model : In 1953 the Ford’s popular first g ­ eneration pickup, the F­1 gave way to a new sleeker, more integrated, design as part of Ford’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The new F­100’s streamlined shape became an instant classic and remains a popular choice for builders and collectors alike due to its cutting edge curvaceous body shape. Changes for the F­-Series’ second generation included a longer wheelbase and larger rear leaf springs to improve ride quality without sacrificing load capacity. Everything about the redesign added to the new truck’s overall appeal from the new consolidated instrument panel to the wider glass and seats. Today the ’53­’56 F­100s are highly­coveted by street rod enthusiasts. The Car : This 1954 F­100 is the result of a beautiful fresh custom build. The straight­-six has given way to a fresh 350 cid V­8 pushing 260 bhp through an overdrive automatic transmission. Access to the big V­8 is enhanced by a No Limit hood flip kit. The lowered suspension centers around Ride Pro air suspension and Fat Daddy front suspension systems. Power disk brakes, a GM tilt steering column and a Lecarra Mk10 steering wheel keep it all under control. Electronics are fully modernized with VDO gauges, power windows and a Custom Autosound stereo system. Passenger comfort is improved through the integration of a Vintage Air A/C system. Vintage trucks are hot! Don’t miss this chance at one of today’s most iconic restomod trucks.

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67 ot F L 1970 Chevrolet Corvette “LS5” T-­Top Coupe Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$45,000 ­- $55,000

Factory Corvette Bronze with Saddle Trim

Big Block V8 and 4­Speed Transmission

Authentic Restoration / Matching Numbers

Chassis Number : 194370S409711 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 94=Corvette; 37=T­-top Coupe; S=St. Louis, MO Assembly plant; 409711=9,711th Serial Engine : 454 cid OHV V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 390 bhp “M21” 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 44,160 Showing Believed Actual

The Model : Despite appearing almost identical to the 1968 and 1969 Corvettes, there were a number of subtle differences with the 1970 editions. One major issue that was somewhat resolve, was a redesign of the wheel wells which was needed to prevent damage to the body from road debris thrown up against the inner panels by the tires. A slight change was also seen in the front fender vents replacing the four slots with an louvre design. But the big news was under the hood where the LS5 version of the big­-block 454 was now available for an additional $289.65. Interiors were also reconfigured to allow for easier entry and exiting of the car. However, even with the many improvements, sales suffered this year, partially due to new regulations and higher insurance rates for high-­ performance vehicle, and also due in part to labor and production issues.

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The Car : Rare is a relative term. For 1970, 17,316 Corvette coupes were produced. A total of 4,473 of all 1970 Corvettes received the LS5 454 V8. Very few of those cars were painted Corvette Bronze, a color exclusive to the series, and fewer still with the Saddle Leather Trim, which some sources say wasn’t an available selection. Then add “desirable” and you have this beautiful coupe. Showing under 44,200 miles, which appears to be from new, this coupe was restored to the highest standards. All the gauges are operational as is the original AM­/FM radio. Sitting of a fresh set of BF Goodrich T/A radials mounted to the original Rally wheels, this car has the looks or a show winner. Under the hood has been properly prepared with a clean engine bay and spotless under­carriage. Ready to bring home the gold, this 1970 coupe has been prepared for the finest connoisseurs of Corvettes.


68 ot F L 1929 Ford Model A Woodie Wagon Estimate:

$25,000 - $35,000

Real Wood Wagon

Older Solid Restoration

Great Parade Classic

Chassis Number: 2760857 (Engine Number) Engine : 200 cid L-head in-line 4-cylinder engine 1-barrel Carburetor/40 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

The Model : Henry Ford must have sensed the need for a new model on his new Model A Ford. Since the birth of the Model T, outside companies had been building wood-bodied Depot Hacks. Knowing he could build a superior product on his own chassis, Ford utilized his wood-working teams at their Iron Mountain, Michigan facility and started to produce the industry’s first factory built station wagon. They were pretty basic, four doors, a tailgate, seating for six plus room for baggage or parcels. There were no windows in the doors, only side curtains that could be rolled up during nice weather. These first station wagons were not fancy and many considered them purely as commercial vehicles rather a family passenger car. In that first season just over 4,500 were produced and once again Ford created a new market niche to become the “wagon master” The Car : This early station wagon has been restored and is ready to be enjoyed. Finished in Rose Beige for the hood and cowl with the typical gloss black fenders and matching wire-spoke wheels, this is a splendid example of a historic and sought-after “woody”. The hand-crafted body has been brought back to life with any repairs or replacements being down only where absolutely needed. The seats are done in durable leatherette just as the originals, and the instrument cluster operated like new. Don’t look for any windows to roll-up, those wouldn’t come along until the mid-1930’s, but there is a full set of roll-down side curtains which provided a modicum of comfort on inclement days. Under the hood, the dependable “A” four-banger stands ready to roll. Restored several years back it has been a part of a collection where its running condition and appearance have been constantly maintained. 140 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1967 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell (VP GM Styling) Estimate:

$18,000 -­$25,000

Solid Build on California Car

Improved Mechanics

Excellent Eye Appeal

Chassis Number : 136807Z133239 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 36=Chevelle Malibu series; 80=El Camino pickup; 7=1967 model year; Z=Fremont, CA assembly plant; 133239=33,239th Serial Produced Engine : 350 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp 3-­Speed Hydramatic Automatic Transmission with column shift Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 83,802 Showing Not Documented

The Model : While Ford might have beat Chevrolet to the market for a passenger car based pickup, the Bow­Tie boys had to show the Blue­Oval group how it was done, especially with their Chevelle based editions. One of the most respected members of the muscle­car family was the 1967 Chevelle, with its sharp forward sweeping styling and just about any performance package you could imagine. That year, just about any option you could order for the regular passenger car models could also be found in the El Camino. Featuring top­-shelf engineering and styling that was nearly impossible to beat, these vehicles were just too tempting to leave as a pure stocker. However, very important is keeping the original appearance is critical for those looking at the perfect mix of nostalgia along with modern components in a vintage vehicle. The Car : Featuring a fairly recent build, this El Camino is finished in a bright Canary Yellow with the stock black vinyl bench seats. Under the hood is where the magic lies with a 350 small-block V8 topped off with Edelbrock intake,four­-barrel carburetor and air fi ­ lter housing, as well as decorative signature aluminum valve covers. Body work on this car is top-­quality all around with smooth panels and perfect fitting doors, hood and even the tailgate. Another important upgrade is the front disc brakes up front while retaining drums to the rear. Also retained was the original factory air­-conditioning from condenser to compressor. Glass, chrome and other bright metal trim are in very good to excellent condition. Reported to being quite capable of lighting up the tires when needed, this pickup is able to cruise all day long. A perfect blend of old­meets new, this El Camino is ready for you.


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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Holiday Hardtop Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$18,000 -­$26,000

Chassis Number : 3J57K2M16209 Decoded : 3=Oldsmobile Division; J=Cutlass Supreme; 57=2­dr hardtop; K=350 cid V8; 2=1972; M=Lansing, MI assembly plant; 16209*=62,09* Serial Produced Engine : 350 cid OHV “Rocket” V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 180 bhp 3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Power Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drums Mileage : 74,410 Believed Actual

Most Popular Olds for 1972

Well Appointed Mid­-Sized Luxury

Sporty Styling, Everyday Classic Driver

The Model: During the early 1970’s, the American automobile industry was under new federal mandates to make vehicles safer to drive and cleaner for the environment. New standard were established for fuel economy and due to new formulas, a change in how horsepower was expressed. However, American drivers still loved their cars and one of their favorites was the Cutlass Supreme series from Oldsmobile. From the same family as the F85 and base Cutlass, the Supreme edition offered full carpeting, Strato bucket seats, special moldings, simulated wood trim, a special steering wheel and a number of other features. Under the hood, the official horsepower rating for the standard 350 “Rocket V8 was down from the previous year, but still packed a pretty good punch off the line. For 1972, the most popular Oldsmobile was the Cutlass Supreme Holiday Hardtop coupe with 105,087 being assembled.


The Car: 1972 would mark the final year of a traditional hardtop coupe for Oldsmobile, but what a Swan Song they made as shown by this beauty. This beauty is finished in Matador Red with a complimenting black vinyl bucket seat interior and black vinyl top. Under the hood the mighty Rocket V8 looks as it did when it left the line in Lansing, and still retains power steering and brakes, with discs up front. Riding on a set of color­-keyed Super Sport wheels with proper whitewall tires, this car sits level and rides proud. Interior appointments include a factory AM­/FM and 8­track stereo system, air conditioning, the special 4­ spoke steering wheel and simulated wood graining throughout. Back in 1972, Oldsmobile was one of the top-­selling brands and by inspecting this Cutlass Supreme Holiday Hardtop Coupe, it is easy to see why the boys from Lansing were proud of their work.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1971 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell (VP GM Styling) Estimate: $20,000 -­ $25,000 Chassis Number : 136801L121283 Decoded : 1=Chevrolet Division; 36=Chevelle Malibu; 80=El Camino pickup; 1=1971; L=Los Angeles (Van Nuys), CA assembly plant; 121283=21,283rd Serial Engine : 454 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 63,144

Factory Muscle­Car Pickup

Chevelle Styling, Performance and Comfort

Outstanding Workmanship

The Model : When the El Camino was first introduced for the 1959 model year, it was Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Ranchero. Like the Ranchero the first El Caminos were based on the full­size passenger car. For 1960 Ford moved its pickup to their new compact Falcon chassis, for 1961, Chevrolet pulled the plug. Fast forward to 1964, the El Camino returns based on the new mid­size Chevelle platform. When first born, few could envision this little pickup as a performance vehicle, but as the Chevelle grew in popularity and became a respected member of the muscle­car scene, gears started turning in the heads of a number of builders and aftermarket performance versions started appearing on the streets. By 1968, Chevrolet authorized factory versions of performance pickups. When the mighty 454 cubic inch big­-block V8 was introduced in the Chevelle SS, the El Camino SS was born. The Car : With the beautiful Chevelle as its basis, the El Camino is perfect for a performance build. This example finished in a bright blue with wide­white stripes, is an immediate eye­catcher with the basic body featuring excellent fit and finish with smooth sheet metal and body panels lined up at or above factory specifications. Under the hood is where the magic lives with that professionally built “454” V8. Helping feed the engine fresh air is an original “Cowl Induction” hood, which when combined with the Edelbrock aluminum intake and AFB carburetor, lets this pickup move with the best of them. Power steering and brakes make driving an easy chore and helping you to keep cool is a factory original “R12” air­-conditioning system under the hood. Completing the outside picture are the original era Rally wheels with the raised white l­etter radial tires. Performance and utility all rolled into one great vehicle.


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1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof Coupe Designer: Gail Halderman Estimate: $28,000 -­$40,000 •

Factory MACH 1 Sportsroof Coupe

351ci V8 - Automatic Transmission

Great Driver Fully Restored

Chassis Number : 3F05H181488 Decoded : 3=1973; F=Dearborn, MI assembly; 05=Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof; H=351 cid Cleveland V8; 181488=81,488th Serial Engine : 351 cid OHV V8 4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp 3-­Speed “C6” Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Drum Rear Brakes Mileage : 98,917 Showing Believed Actual

The Model : ‘Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen was the President of Ford Motor Company for a short period, but he was there long enough to leave his mark on Ford’s most popular car, the Mustang. When he arrived at Ford, the 1969 models had already been tooled up, ready for production. Knudsen really liked the front­ends of the 1969 Shelby Mustangs, so he instructed Ford’s Chief Stylist, Eugene Bordinat, to have the Mustang team develop something similar for the 1971­73 models. When Knudsen saw the first proposal, he loved it so much he ordered it to go into production without consideration for other proposals that were presented. The original Mach 1, available only with a 351 cid V8 or larger, had been a smash hit when launched in 1969. By 1973, a lot of the HP bite had been taken out of the galloping steed’s bite, but it was still the fastest thing going from Ford. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Making a good design better, this Mach 1 has been treated to a number of upgrades that give it an edge over the stock version when it comes to performance and looks. Starting with a real Mach 1, the build on this car is impressive, from the smooth sheet metal panels to the artistically applied code “2B” Bright Red paint and black stripes. Inside, the well­-appointed interior simulated wood sport steering wheel, high-­back bucket seats in black vinyl with red accents, factory AM­/FM radio, a group of neatly installed after­market gauges plus a number of other touches that make this Mach 1 special. The Cleveland V8 has been beefed up with an Edelbrock intake manifold and AFB carburetor, MSD ignition components, and modern R134A air­-conditioning. Sitting on a set of American Racing special edition wheels this car will roll into you hear once you’ve seen it in person. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe Designer: Johnann Tomforde, Bruno Sacco Estimate:

$12,000 - $18,000

Chassis Number: WDBNG75J74A427525 Decoded: W=Germany; DB=Daimler-Benz; N=model; G=engine; 7=transmission; 5=seatbelts; J=stuff; 7=check digit; 4=2004 model year; A Stuttgart Assembly; 427525=27,525th Serial Engine: 4966cc OHV V8 Electronic Fuel Injection / 306 bhp 4-Speed Benz-O-Matic Automatic Transmission Four Wheel “Brake by Wire” Disc Brakes Wheelbase: 95.75in Curb Weight: 2,300 Mileage: 72,700 Actual •

Superb Award Winning Styling

Lightening Quick Performance

Perfecting in Engineering

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The Model : When Mercedes launched the R230 SL class, it was as one writer described it, “Quantum Leaps in style, technology and luxury.” Smoothing out and streamlining all of the body contours, the new SL family slid through the air like a high-powered arrow with a 0.29 coefficient of drag. With measured 0-60 MPH times around 5.8 seconds, it was hard to believe all the appointments you were surrounded by, which was nearly 100 lbs. lighter than its predecessor thanks to the use of a number of aluminum body panels. With the new 4-link front suspension, the front-end grip was vastly improve giving the car outstanding agility. Also contributing to the new SL500’s performance was a faster rack-and-pinion system that came into play. About the only thing held over from the earlier cars was the name plate as even the V8 engines were new, more power-filled yet environmentally efficient. The Car : Even though the film “The Rookies” had been released more than a decade before the R230 family of SL’s, Clint Eastwood’s famous line “Engineered like no other car” applies to this car. An inspection of this SL500 shows the fine detail and craftsmanship installed starting with the flawless Chablis metallic, complimented by the finest tan leathers, richly appointed with all the amenities including the ice-cold air-conditioning. In less than 17 seconds the SL500 transforms from a snug tight coupe to an open-air convertible with the top stored in the rear compartment. From a cold start, the engine roars to life immediately and the transmission slips into gear ready to transport you down a country road, wide-open interstate, or for a night on the town. Making headlines around the world when it was new, it will make front page news to the winning bidder of this beauty.

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ot S0 1 L 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible Designer: Giovanni Michelotti Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Well Maintained and Preserved Original Car

Final Generation with the Most Torque

Economical Sports Car When New

Chassis Number : FM46881 Decoded : F=Spitfire; M=1500 cc; 46881=Serial Engine : 1492 cc, OHV in-line 4-cyl. 2-barrel Carburetor/57 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 41,750 Believed Actual

The Model : Named in honor of the famous WWII fighters that helped win the Battle of Britain, the Triumph Spitfire was first unveiled in 1962. Over the years five generations of this little car were marketed, culminating in the 1500 series produced from 1974 to 1980. As the legendary TR3’s were being phased out, Triumph needed a small sports car to which Michelotti’s design captured all the elements including roll-up windows adding comfort for the passengers day or night. In its final carnation, the engine was one of the most powerful in a small sports car with very high torque ratings for a little four-banger. The Spitfire 1500 featured a number other improvements such as real wood used on the dashboard, upgrade knobs and switches plus all around improved electrical systems, wiring and connectors. The 1500 would make the end of the road for Spitfire, one that had 19 years of success. The Car : Countless young men and ladies were introduced to the world of British sports cars from behind the wheel of a Triumph Spitfire. For nearly two decades these smaller, sleeker and fun-to-drive sports cars sold in good numbers. Many of them were driven into the ground, used and abused; rebuilt and then used up some more. It is rare to find a survivor in the condition of this Spitfire. Finished in its original Java Green with black vinyl bucket seats, this 1500 series features its original engine, transmission and factory applied markings. Kept in climate controlled storage for a number years, it is today a time-capsule from a different era. The Smith gauges are all clean, readable and functional while the engine has recently detailed to factory specs. Riding on original Rally-style wheels this car also has a factory optional rear-deck luggage rack. A fantastic opportunity to purchase a fabulous car. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S0 2 L 1960 Jaguar Mark IX 4-DR Saloon Designer : William Heynes

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Elegant Tourer in Running and Driving Condition

The Fulfillment of Jaguar’s Grace, Space and Pace Mantra

Ideal Drive or Restore Candidate

Chassis Number : 792924BW Decoded : 79=Mark IX Saloon; 2924=2,924th Mark IX scheduled for production; BW=Borg-Warner Automatic transmission Engine : 3781cc DOHC in-line 6-cyl 2x38 mm SU Carburetors/220 bhp 3-Speed Column-Shift Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 17,110 Showing Not Documented

The Model : Although visually similar to its Mark VIII predecessor, the new Mark IX carried the Jaguar range to new levels of power and refinement. Improvements included the uprated 3.8 liter XK engine shared with the XK150 sports car and the option of an automatic transmission all in a package costing half the price of its Bentley and Rolls Royce rivals. The new engine options could easily power the big Jaguar to over 100 miles per hour. This was the first Jaguar to offer power steering and four­-wheel servo­-assisted disk brakes making the Mark IX a very advanced automobile for its day. The interior boasted extensive use of Connolly leather, walnut wood veneers and deep Wilton wool carpet. Exterior options offered a range of single and two-tone paint choices. The success of the Mark IX firmly established Jaguar as a manufacturer of high­-performance quality luxury vehicles. 156 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : This graceful Mark IX is presented as an honest older restoration in running and driving condition. This car can be enjoyed as a driver in its current patinaed condition or become an excellent basis for a full restoration. This car was restored in attractive burgundy over silver paint approximately 15 years ago. While the overall restoration is older, the wire wheels and whitewall tires are new. This Mark IX also benefits from the addition of a Vintage Air A/C system. The brightwork is in good condition overall. The leather interior and the engine bay are complete. Whatever your pleasure this elegant Jaguar is ready to add Grace, Space and Pace to your collection.

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ot S0 3 L 1964 Pontiac “GTO” 2-DR Hardtop Designer : Jack Humbert Estimate:

$38,000 - $50,000

Original Color and Trim Combination

Historic Beginnings of the Muscle Car

Tripower and 4 Speed Transmission

Chassis Number: 824F30946 Decoded: 8=Le Mans series; 2=Pontiac; 4=1964; F=Fremont, CA assembly; 30946=20,946th 1964 Pontiac scheduled for production at Fremont Engine : 389 cid OHV V8 3x2-barrel Carburetors/335 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 58,010 Believed to Actual

The Model : In the early 1960’s, General Motors has some pretty hard and fast rules about the limitations a car would have in relationship to engine size versus the model. However, there were loopholes and John Delorean and his team of engineers and marketing people were able to weave a whole new world of set of rules around those loopholes and created the GTO. No one, certainly not in GM’s management, expected the results of putting that big 389 V8 into a mid-size vehicle. Today, owning an original GTO from the first season is becoming a lot harder to do as many prime examples are being stored away in private collections. As technically a member of the Le Mans series, the GTO was available in 15 exterior colors, six different vinyl interiors and all sorts of creature comforts and performance enhancing parts to fill the need for speed. The Car : Starting with a solid California built GTO, this hardtop appears to have been treated to a very extensive restoration several years ago, The trim tag shows this GTO was built during the a second week of June 1964, and left the factory looking much as it does today, finished in Starlight Black with the Red Vinyl bucket seats. Other accessories it has besides power steering and brakes, chrome wire wheel covers with red­line tires, plus the factory Delco AM pushbutton radio and the coveted in­dash tach. This car has a patina of use, which means it looks good and can be properly enjoyed whether at a local cruise or taken out for an extended drive. As a bonus, this GTO has been verified as authentic through documentation obtained from the Pontiac Historical Society. One of the earliest “Great Ones” from Pontiac, don’t miss out on this first edition muscle­car.


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ot S0 4 L 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 2-Dr Convertible Coachbuilder : Pininfarina Estimate: $10,000 - $17,000 Chassis Number: ZFAAS00B1B8184781 Decoded: Z=Italy; FA=Fiat; Engine : 1995cc DOHC in-line 4-cyl Bosch Fuel Injection/102 bhp 5-Speed Manual Transmission Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Mileage: 96,750

The Model : One of the longest running models in the history of Fiat was the 124 Sport Spider which was produced for 20 model years from 1966 to 1985. With a smart design created and produced by Carrozzeria Pininfarina, this monocoque body was structurally sound which added to its handling and performance. Offered in several formats over its two decade run, as the 124 from 1966 to 1980, the 2000 Spyder from 1979 to 1982 and the Spider Azzura up to its final year, these are fun vehicles to drive. With dependable mechanics coming from the designs by Aurelio Lampredi, who was responsible for several Ferrari engines, plus Bosch fuel­-injection, the 2000 series from the early 1980’s are one of the best little entry­-level sports cars money can buy. The Car : Maintained and taken care of from new, this Fiat 2000 Spyder has all the qualities that it was designed with. Treated to a quality repaint several years back in its original Rosso Red, it retains its original black vinyl interior, but has been treated to a number of subtle upgrades. A beautiful ergonomically comfortable steering wheel helps guide one down the road and a new sound­system keeps occupants entertained. Under the hood looks to be pure­stock and a fairly recently installed exhaust system provides a pleasing noise going down the highway. Riding on a set of period correct aftermarket finned alloy wheels, this Spider is an icon of the era. This Fiat 2000 Spyder would be an excellent opportunity to get into the wonderful world of Italian sports cars. 160 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S0 5 L 1965 Lincoln Continental 4-DR Convertible - Sedan Designer : Elwood Engel Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000

Chassis Number: 5Y86N424394 Decoded: 5=1965; Y=Wixom, MI assembly plant; 86=Convertible-Sedan; N=430 cid V8; 424394=24,394th Serial Engine: 430 cid OHV V8 4-barrel Carburetor/320 bhp 3-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Drum Rear Brakes Mileage : 98,825 Believed Actual

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Disappearing Top 4-dr Convertible

Styling Fit for a President

Recognized Milestone Car


The Model : After WWII, Cadillac owned the luxury market and Ford’s Lincoln brand was looking for its own niche Still powered by prewar flathead engines, albeit, 12­cylinders, sales lagged. The “Road Race” era built sales, but fell short of being a true brand. During the mid­1950’s, headway was made, until the 1958­1960 models were released Then came pure design genius with the slab-­sided 1961 Continentals design by Elwood Engel. Proving “less­is­more” these elegant cars were very well built, and even the President of the United States had several in his fleet. After the November 1963 tragedy in Dallas, LBJ continued to use Lincolns, with a fleet of convertibles at his command. Many of the cars assigned to the Texas White House found duty crossing a plowed field trying to round­up a stray calf or two. They held up to that punishment and the Lincoln look redefined automotive design for the 1960’s.

The Car : While the original history of this car isn’t known, it’s build plate, provides one clue that could aid in doing some research as under the DSO entry, (District Sale Office), the number “84” appears, which translates to “Home Office Reserve”, meaning this car was ordered for a special purpose from within the halls of Ford Motor Company. Finished in its original color of Arctic White, the seats are trimmed in the pleated black leather pattern specified on the build plate. All the bells and whistles of the day are included such as power windows, seats, steering, brakes, locks and even the radio antenna. This Lincoln is also fitted with AM radio and Tilt-Steering wheel, and air-­conditioning. Stored inside through several owners, including AACA members, this is an outstanding piece of American automotive ingenuity and with that “84” DSO, and being in this part of Texas, who knows what mysteries it might have. 163 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


ot S0 6 L 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Estimate: $55,000 - $65,000

Excellent Color Presentation

Coveted Turbo Cabriolet

Beautiful and Practical Sports Car

Chassis Number: WP0CB29924S676125 Decoded: W=Germany; P0=Porsche; CB=911; 299=Cabriolet; 2=Check Digit; 4=2004; S=Zuffenhausen/Stuttgart assembly; 676125=Unit sequence Engine: 3.6 Liter “Flat” 6-cylinder Twin-Turbochargers/415 bhp 6-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 83,450 Actual The Model: Using twin-turbochargers, and even with all the required emissions equipment, Porsche still could pull out 415 horses from their famous flat-six. It was among the most power sports cars of the day and even a decade later these cars command respect from those who drive them and those silly enough to challenge them on the road. This year the Cabriolet joined the 911 Turbo family. Another innovation Porsche pioneered was all-wheel drive in a sports car, which really keeps mishaps from happening. Porsche’s Stability Management was the model many other brands would build their own car on. With looks styled and a full assortment of appointments, little is lacking with the 911 Turbo. The Car - This black beauty has been taken very good care of during its 83,450 miles of road use. The paint up front is in very good condition, while the Five-Spoke alloy special Turbo wheels do show a bit of road usage, it also shows the care this car has been given. Stopping power comes from a set of “red” caliper disc brakes which insures swift and sure stopping power. The soft top folds neatly and presents itself well as do the leather seats which show only a minimal of wear. If the wonderful assortment of gauges should not be entertaining enough, there is a deluxe factory sound-system, as well as a navigation and control screen. With a price tag when new of well over $128,000, this could be your best Porsche bargain ever. 164 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1971 Fiat-Abarth 850 SS Coupe Estimate:

$25,000 - $35,000

Highly Respected Mini-Car Racer

Excellent Mechanical and Cosmetic Condition

Legendary Handling and Performance

Chassis Number : 100G1665128 Decoded : 100G=850 Series; 1665128=Unit sequence. Engine: 843 cc SOHC in-line 4-cylinder. 2-barrel Carburetor 43 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Hydraulic Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Mileage : 21,344 Believed to Actual

The Model : In progression from the popular “600” series Fiat introduced the larger displacement “850” series in 1964. Developed under the project number “100” the new 850 was produced 34 HP in stock form with a performance version rated at 37 HP. After Carlos Abarth added a few tricks such as improved carburetion, tuned exhaust, front disc brakes, plus a few tricks to the suspension, the little family sedan was ready to take on all challengers on most any road rally course, as this little wonder now officially rated at 43 HP. Over its lifetime the Fiat 850 sold quite well with a relatively small group receiving the Abarth touch. With numerous wins credited to this perky little sports sedan, it is no wonder that today these are highly sought after, not only as a collector vehicle but as active participants in vintage rally events. The Car : Treated to a fairly recent cosmetic restoration this burgundy coupe features fresh graphics and sit level. Even with a bit of road ­ rally experience in its background this example retains its original sheet metal and presents itself quite well, considering many of these car were often fixed or repairs so many times as to be unrecognizable in their stock form. The doors open and close easily and while the engine bay is tidy it is not antiseptic. The engine starts with ease and once the shifting pattern has been memorized, going through the gears is a snap. If you’re looking for luxury in the passenger compartment, this car might not be your cup of tea, for it has been built to be a driver’s dream. While it presents well as a race­-ready Fiat, this car would be more comfortable on the track where it could unleash the Scorpion’s sting.


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ot S0 8 L 1988 Mercedes-­Benz 560SL Convertible Designer: Sindelfingen Estimate: $35,000 -­$45,000 Chassis Number: WDBBA48D0JA089146 Decoded: W=Germany; DB=Daimler­-Benz; B=107 type; A=Gasoline engine; 48=560SL; D=Seat belts with tensioners; 0=Check Digit; J=1988; A=Sindelfingen, Germany assembly; 089140=89,140th 560SL scheduled for production Engine: 5,547 cc DOHC V-8 Bosch Fuel Injection / 227 bhp 4-­Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 25,300 Actual Mileage

Finely Detailed and Well Maintained from New

Classic Styling Just as it was Designed

Low Miles Ready for Show or the Road

The Model : Researching a family history can be interesting and exciting. Or at least it can be if you own a part of the Mercedes­-Benz SL family. SL, aptly translated means Super Light, and in the early days that is exactly what it meant. While Mercedes was known for luxury vehicles, it also had a racing heritage. The SLs saw a number of changes evolving into the “R107” models the first V8 sports cars from Mercedes. First came the 450 followed by the smaller and underpowered 380 in the early 1980s. That problem was fixed in 1986 with the introduction of the 560SL. Developed with an eye toward American sales, it was soon accepted in both the USA and around the world as the standard of a luxury sports car. Even as a modern car, it has old­-world charm from the hand­crafted interior appointments and care taken in the assembly of these popular sports roadsters. The Car : Finished in Signal Red with a light tan interior, the love and care that has been given to this car is very evident. Showing just over 25,000 miles these are from new with factory paint appearing to be near flawless and only the very slightest of wear can be detected on the driver’s seat or control pedals. The beautiful interior wood work has retained in deep gloss finish and Reported to run out quite well, the fit and finish of the body of this car is sound and solid. Wearing the upgraded alloy wheels with a fresh set of tires all around, this 560SL is a treasure to behold. In addition to the standard factory items such as power steering and disc brakes, power windows and more, it also has the Becker Grand Prix AM­/FM­Cassette player. No matter where you look this 560SL is truly a cut above the crowd.


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ot S0 9 L 1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster “VJ2” Phaeton Designer : Brooke Stevens Estimate : $26,000 -­$32,000 Chassis Number : 63­78465 Decoded : 63=HP/Model Designation; 78465=unit sequence Engine : 134 cid “L­-Head” in­line 4­cyl 1­-barrel Carburetor / 63 bhp 3-­Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 23,042 •

Post-WW II Era “Sport Car”

Featured Body-On-Frame Construction

Last True Phaeton Offered by a Major Automaker

The Model : Willys­Overland Company has scored big during WWII, having won the contract to produce a little 1⁄4­ton 4X4 that would be known as the Jeep. After the end of WWII, Willys capitalized on its contribution to the war by producing the “CJ” version of the Jeep. In addition to these rugged little vehicles, a line of station wagons and pickup up trucks with available four-wheel drive were created. To help build showroom traffic and build an even larger market, noted stylish Brook Stevens was contracted by Willys to create a sporty looking four­passenger tourer or phaeton Thus the Jeepster was born. Offered only in rear-­wheel drive versions, the Jeepster brought in a few sales, but drove a lot more foot traffic to the dealerships so that station wagons, truck and later the Aero­Ace line of automobiles. Jeepster helped keep the Willy name alive. 170 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Brooke Steven’s genius was in the design of the passenger compartment of the Jeepster, and this example shows off his contemporary leadership in styling, plus the workmanship of modern­-day craftsmen who restored it. Finished in period correct shade of red with black accents along the beltline this phaeton has “fun” written all over it. The seats have been done in black pleated vinyl and the new folding black top stores away neatly when down. Under the hood, the little “Go­Devil” four purrs to life at the touch of a button. The engine bay does show a light patina of used, but it is still quite presentable. From the driver’s seat, about the only amenity offered is the instrument cluster which is fresh and bright with all the instruments and gauges easily read. One of the most enjoyable collectibles from America’s immediate post­-time era, this Jeepster belongs in your collection.

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Chassis Number : 2743908 Decoded : 2=2002 series; 7=2-dr sedan; 4=USA market; 3908=unit sequence Engine : 1990cc, 4-cylinder Solex down-draught Carburetor/100 bhp 4-speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 33,755

The Model : When BMW announced the 2002 would be discontinued at the end of the 1976 model year, enthusiasts had tear in their eyes. BMW had worked its way into the world of modern sports cars throughout the 1960’s, and the 2002 cemented this Bavarian carmaker’s leadership position. Outstanding handling, superb mechanics and a dedicated following of enthusiasts made the 2002 an instant classics. With the engine up front, drive wheels to the rear, fully independent suspension, and the venerable Getrag “232” 4­-speed transmission, there was nothing to complain about with the 2002, which were officially deemed sedans but performed like sport coupes. With most sports cars of the day, to go out for a good Sunday drive meant spending Saturday under the hood and chassis. With the 2002, a good Sunday drive usually came after a great Saturday drive as the BMW’s engineering was dialed in from the start, hard to improve upon perfection.

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Classic German Precision & Performance

Highly Sought After For Vintage Competition

Appears to Retain Original Drivetrain

The Car : BMW built the 2002 to be driven and enjoyed, and this example has been used for just that purpose. While the true mileage of this car is unknown, our inspection showed that this is a solid car mechanically sound with lots of fun and excitement left. Treated to a repaint in its original color within the past few years,the interior appears to be mostly original. The engine fires up easily, sounds smooth and ready to take to the road. Shifting is effortless and the tracking is straight and true. Fitted with a vintage, Blaupunkt AM­/FM­CD player and full instrumentation, it has been maintained for action. This 2002 was fitted with air­-conditioning, but currently the under­hood components are missing. It is fitted with factory alloy wheels and what appear to be fairly fresh Michelin radial tires. This is an attractive “go­car” ready to take you to new vistas of excitement.

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ot S1 1 L 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Designer : Gorden Wagener Estimate:

$ 350,000 - $475,000

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As-New Mercedes Supercar 0-60 Miles Per Hour in 3.3 Seconds Homage to the Mille Miglia-Winning 300SLR

Chassis Number : WDDAJ76F25M000455 Decoded: W=Germany, DD=Mercedes-Benz, A=SLS, J=Coupe, 76=5.5L engine, F=Active Restraint System with Side Airbags, 2=Computer Checksum, 5=2005 production, M=McLaren Woking, United Kingdom Assembly, 000455=Serial Engine : 5.5L DOHC V-8 Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharger / 557 bhp AMG Speedshift R Five-Speed Automatic Transmission Power-Assisted Carbon-Ceramic ABS Disk Brakes with Eight Piston Front Calipers Mileage : 4,300 mi (6935 km) Actual

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The Model : Born out of the Mercedes Vision SLR concept of 1999, the SLR McLaren emerged as a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren as an outgrowth of their F-1 partnership. The result was a technological tour de force that brought many F-1 developments to the street. The carbon-ceramic braking system boasted eight-piston calipers for the front and received assistance at high speeds from a deployable aerobrake. The SLR makes extensive use of lightweight materials yet delivers all the luxuries expected of a modern Mercedes. After releasing a mere 2,000 examples of this incredible car, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren parted ways. Most great cars spawn only one successor. The SLR gave rise to two great cars, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the McLaren MP4-12C. The Car : This SLR is effectively a brand new car. With only 4,300 miles over ten years, this SLR is virtually flawless. Amenities include a Bose surround-sound stereo system with six-disk changer, F-1 paddle shift, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. Also included are the optional 19-inch silver forged aluminum wheels. This car is absolutely spectacular in Crystal Laurite Silver exterior with a flawless leather interior in 300SL Red. Carefully stored and maintained since new, this is an incredible opportunity to secure perhaps the finest GT Supercar of the past decade.

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1956 Volkswagen “Beetle” Type 1 Sedan Designer: Dr. Ferdinand Porsche Estimate:

$35,000 - $50,000

Fully Restored

Early Desirable “Oval” Window

Hard to Find Model in Stock Condition

Chassis Number : 1278491 Engine : 1192 cc H4 1-barrel Carburetor/36 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 61,793 Believed Actual

The Model : Anyone who has been involved in the world of vintage autos pretty much knows that the Volkswagen was designed to be reliable and economical transportation in the ideal pre-WWII Nazi Germany. What many do not realize is that almost single­handed, Volkswagen automobiles going back into production shortly after peace had been declared was a major nucleus for a successful, modern post­war Germany. With over 21 million copies produced, the Beetle literally put the world on wheels from the 1950’s up into the 2000’s. Many early Beetles were sacrificed to become sand and dune buggies, Baja Racers or other purposes. However, a dedicated group of collectors preserve these cars and today the legions of early “Bug” owners is one of the most active in the collector ­car world today. Most sought after were early models with split or oval back windows, attached lights and signals and preferably, no fuel gauge. The Car : Finding an unmolested example of an early “Oval” window Beetle has become a very rare occurrence over the past 20 plus year, which has driven the collector’s interests to all­time highs. This sharp example has excellent fit and finish on all sheet metal surfaces, with both door and hatches showing perfect gaps all around. Finished in Prarie Beige, it is complimented by dark tan vinyl seats with the rest of the interior looking just as must have when first delivered to the USA. Under the rear-­mounted hood, the engine appears to be immaculate and is reported to run out quite well with easy shifting. Chrome surfaces all exhibit a deep reflective quality with no signs of dings to other damage. Even the luggage compartment is clean and ready to take on several small suitcases for a quick weekend trip, or a picnic basket for a pleasurable afternoon at the concours. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S1 4 L 1964 Porsche 356C

Designer: Erwin Komenda Estimate :

$75,000 - $85,000

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Beautiful 356C From 46 Year Single Ownership Older Complete Frame-Off Restoration to Exacting Standards Matching Numbers with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Chassis Number : 128012 Decoded : 1=356C, 28012=Serial Number Engine : 1.6L Flat-Four Engine Dual Carburetor / 75 bhp Four-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Disk Brakes Mileage : 137,239 Actual

The Model : Ferry Porsche conceived the 356 with the idea that a lightweight car with enough power would deliver superior performance and driving experience. A class win at LeMans and a reputation for performance and quality ensured that the 356 was a success. The 356 underwent evolutionary changes to improve usability, power and handling that culminated in the outstanding 356C that offered four-wheel disk brakes and the 75 bhp engine as standard equipment. The added power paired with brilliant handling and stopping power offered a brilliant and uniquely Porsche driving experience.

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The Car : Purchased in 1969 from Glendale, California by the current owner with 55,000 miles. The new owner enjoyed the car for another 45,000 before subjecting it to a complete nut and bolt restoration right down to the proper lead loading bodywork by specialists, Jones Autowerks. Meticulously stored and maintained ever since, this 356C is in absolute top driver condition. The Porsche Certificate of authenticity confirms this car contains its original engine and transmission as well as the optional seat belts, luggage rack, antenna, floor mats and fog lights. The original-color slate paintwork and red interior present beautifully. The owner has maintained an extensive history file documenting work completed. This is a rare and outstanding opportunity to collect such a fine 356C with documented history.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1981 Delorean DMC-12 “Gullwing” Coupe Designer: JOHN Z. DELOREAN Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000

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Low Miles From New Very Well Preserved and Presented Excellent Mechanical Condition

Chassis Number : SCEDT26TXBD001521 Decoded : S=U.K.; CE=DeLorean; DT=DMC­-12; 2=Gullwing Coupe; 6=Even more; T=Seat­Belt restraints; X=Check Digit; B=1981 model year; D=Dunmurray, N. Ireland assembly plant; 001521=1,521st 1981 DeLorean scheduled for assembly Engine : 2849 cc V6 Electronic Fuel injection / 200 bhp 3­-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 2,580 Actual

The Model : John Zachary DeLorean was a man of many visions and dreams. Gaining his engineering degree through the Chrysler Institute he started with MoPar and then moved over to Packard. There he developed the Twin Ultramatic automatic transmission. His next move was to GM’s Pontiac Division where he was engineer chief Pete Estes right­-hand man. In 1957 he earned his MBA which helped DeLorean move up through the ranks eventually becoming the General Manager of the Pontiac where he helped under his direction legends as the GTO, Firebird and Grand Prix were born. After he left Pontiac, his next vision was a car of his own, thus was born the DMC­-12. Working with a brilliant team of engineers, stylists and the British government his dream came to life, if albeit, too brief a time. Overly ambitious sales goals were not met and within three years the DeLorean automobile was an orphan.


The Car : This example has been cared for from day­one. The brushed stainless steel exterior shows no sign of wear or tear and both the front and rear nose and deck end pieces have retained their original colors which allow for them to blend in with the stainless steel finish. Opening the gullwing doors is effortless and the interior had been maintained in factory fresh condition, still sporting a bit of “new­car” smell. It is fitted with factory AM/­FM radio, heating and air-­conditioning plus full instrumentation. All four tires are the same as when the car was built and the engine bay is also fitted with factory hoses, clamps, decal and marking. Whether this time­capsule will be put away and kept in its present condition, or freshened up and made road-­ready to be enjoyed will be the new owner’s future decision, for this blast to the past.


ot S1 6 L 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL “Pagoda” Designer : Paul Bracq Béla Barényi Estimate:

$70,000 - $90,000

Chassis Number : 1130421208815 Decoded: 113=’Pagoda’ SL, 042=2.3 Liter Engine, 1=Left Hand Drive, 2=Automatic Transmission, 08815=Serial Number Engine : 2.3 L, 150 bhp, Straight-Six Engine Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection 4-Speed Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes Mileage : 898 Showing Not Documented •

Only 200 Miles Since Complete Restoration

Pagoda Hard and Soft Tops Included

Iconic First Generation Pagoda SL in Impeccable Condition

The Model : The unlikely design brief that led to the iconic 230SL aimed to replace both the expensive legendary 300SL and the underperforming 190SL. Development difficulties delayed launch until 1963, but the result was spectacular. The new 230SL was the first sports car with a rigid passenger compartment and purpose-built impact absorbing crumple zones in the front and rear. The safety emphasis continued in the interior design by removing all hard corners and sharp edges to give the 230SL one of the most attractive German interiors of the period. The 230 SL debuted at the 1963 Geneva Motor as the first Mercedes-Benz with radial tires. The advanced suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the new sports car superior handling capabilities. Mercedes made extensive use of aluminum panels to hold the weight down to 2,800 pounds enabling the injected 2.3 liter inline six to take the 230SL to 124 mph. 182 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : This exquisite 230SL has just emerged from an exacting complete restoration to Mercedes-Benz standards. With just 200 miles since the restoration, this car is as fresh as you can find. Presented in its brilliant original color of metallic red with a flawless cream leather interior, this 230SL is ready to go and show. The fully-appointed interior also features a desirable Becker Mexico radio. In addition to the fresh cloth top, the iconic ‘pagoda’ hardtop in matching color is also included. With so few early ‘pagoda’ Mercedes available, this top condition car is not only an outstanding investment but sure to be the cornerstone of any great collection.

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ot S1 7 L 1979 Toytoa FJ-40 Land Cruiser Designer : Kazuo Morohoshi Estimate : $50,000 - $70,000

Beautiful Ground ­Up Matching Number Restoration

Less Than 200 Miles Since Overhaul and Restoration

Rare Soft ­Top Edition

Chassis Number : FJ40312418 Decoded : FJ40=FJ40; 312418=Serial Number (September 1979 Production) Engine : 4.2 L Straight Six­Cylinder Engine 3-­Speed Manual Transmission / 135 bhp Power­Assisted Front Disk, Rear Drum Brakes Mileage : 75,515 Believed Actual

The Model : In 1950’s Japan, the Willys M38 Jeep served at the starting point for Toyota’s new FJ-40 Land Cruiser utility vehicle. The FJ-40 proved to be rigid and durable, making considerable inroads into the Jeep market in the United States throughout the 1960s and 1970s. From its introduction in 1960, the FJ-40 was available in a variety of versions. Part of its success was due to a basic platform that was much larger than the Jeep. The majority of 40 series Land Cruisers were built as two­-door models. The late 1970s saw significant improvements to the FJ-40 with the addition of front disk brakes, better low range gearing and the outstanding 2F engine. The 2Fs FJ-40s enjoyed 135 bhp from the 4.2 liter unit. Today the FJ-40 is incredibly popular amongst classic truck enthusiasts due to its basic simple and solid design. The Car : This 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 is a very rare soft­-top variant and is in spectacular condition. Presented as absolutely fresh from a nut and bolt restoration that included a complete mechanical overhaul as well, this FJ-40 has only seen 200 miles since restoration. This world traveler arrived from Colombia and still wears its Medellin license plates and matching security markings proclaiming its history. It is still powered by its original 2F 4.2 liter engine and is absolutely correct right down to its original Rustic Green color and grey interior. During restoration all hardware was replaced or re­-zinc plated. Other details included new hubs, new wiring and new OEM emblems and lights. This truck is at the very finest of the classic Land Cruiser movement. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1955 Cadillac ElDorado Convertible Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate : $85,000 - $105,000 Chassis Number : 556264633 Decoded : 55=1955; 62=129.0” WB Series 62; 64633=54,633rd Serial Engine :331 cid OHV V8 2 x 4­-barrel Carburetors / 270 bhp 3­-Speed Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 92,549 •

Iconic Styling

Top of the Line American Motoring

Eye­Catching Colors and Design

The Model : When introduced as part of General Motors 50th Anniversary celebrations for 1953, the Eldorado was simply the most handsome, luxury post­war convertible around. A far cry from a sports car, this was personal luxury for those in the upper­-crust of society. For 1954 the Eldorado name continued but the car itself was little more than a dressed­up base 62 series convertible. With a little more lead time the 1955 edition was a special vehicle unto itself. Up front the car appeared to be a standard Cadillac, but rear end styling was a glimpse into the future featuring a tailfin/tail light arrangement similar in style to the 1957 models. There were very few options with Eldorado, starting with the dual­-quad intake V8 engine and power everything, windows, seats, steering, brakes, top and even radio antenna. You knew you have arrived when you pulled up in an Eldorado and others just stared with jealous glares. 186 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Finished in brilliant Mandan Red, this is the ultimate cruiser for the social set. Restored several years ago it’s been used lightly and remains quite presentable today. With matching red­& white leather upholstery, taking a ride in this Eldorado is pure motoring pleasure. Fitted with all the right stuff, power windows, seats, brakes, steering, radio antenna and top, it bespeaks of what a Cadillac should be. Riding on polished chrome wire wheels fitted with wide whitewall tires and even a parade boot to cover the top mechanism when down, it can be the centerpiece of any display or public function. Under the hood the “batwing” air cleaner draws your attention to a very well detailed engine bay and the mechanics of this car are reported to be in top condition and ready for a ride. With brilliant chrome front to back, you have to ask yourself, why not this Cadillac?

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ot S1 9 L 1964 Amphicar 770 Amphibious Convertible Designer : Hans Trippel Estimate:

$55,000 ­- $70,000

Chassis Number : 100605 Decoded : 100605=Unit Sequence Engine : 1147 cc Triumph OHV in­line 4­cylinder 1­-barrel Carburetor / 43 bhp 4­-Speed Synchronized Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes •

Speeds up to 7 Knot in Water, 70 MPH on Highway

Fully Functional Amphibian Vehicle

Restored and Ready for Adventure

The Model : Hans Trippel wasn’t the first person to come with an idea for a car that floats. During WWII Volkswagen, another German company, had produced the Type 166 Schwimmwagen. But Trippel’s car wasn’t for military purposes, rather for practical civilian use. While these cars were not a sports type vehicle, they performed admirably (no pun intended). On the water they were capable of traveling at a leisurely pace, preferably is rather calm seas. In production for five years, a total of 3,848 units were produced. Tripple envisioned families out for a Sunday ride, pulling up to a lake, laying out the picnic blanket, then hitting the water able to fish for lunch. With the majority of Amphicars sold in America it is likely a few customers followed Trippel’s dream. Unlike the VW versions, these 770 convertibles are much easier to operate and looked better plying the seas or cruising the street. 188 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : With such relatively low production rates combined with the natural attrition from the elements and through accidents, it is estimated that today fewer than 250 Amphicars are still roadworthy, err make that seaworthy. This example finished in red is fitted with a set of steel wheels in creme, while the interior is done with dark gray over light vinyl coverings while the soft top is white. It has been given a full cosmetic restoration with all gaps properly sealed while the mechanical operations are reported to be in excellent condition. With just a simple shifting of the transfer case, this Amphicar is ready to hit the high seas, albeit in very calm waters. A number of writers came up with all sorts of jabs at the Amphicar when it was new, but as a treasured collector’s item today, no one is laughing at this car any more.

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ot S2 0 L 1969 Ford Mustang “Boss 429” Sportsroof Coupe Designer : Joe Oros

Estimate : $275,000 - $325,000

Documented Original Boss 429 per the VIN

Further verified with original Broadcast Forms

Unrestored, Well Preserved, 54,200 Miles Actual

Chassis Number : 9F02Z198796 Decoded: 9=1969; F=Dearborn, MI assembly plant; 02=Sportsroof Coupe; Z=”Boss 429” cid V8; 198746=98,746th 1969 Mustang scheduled for assembly at Dearborn Engine : 429 cid OHV V8 4-barrel Holley Carburetor/365 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes Mileage: 54,190 Actual

The Model : Back in the late 1960’s, NASCAR rules demanded that a certain number of the cars and engines raced had to be production units. On the big ovals, the Torino derived Talladega fastbacks were doing quite well when fitted with the special “Boss 429” V8. NASCAR rules said that the car and engine had to regular production items, they just didn’t have to be together, which is the reason that the Boss 429 engines were installed in the Ford Mustang. These were specially selected car that were allowed to have this monster engine shoe-horned into the engine compartment. So demanding of this task that Ford contracted with Kar Kraft to do the engine and transmission installs. The free-flowing cylinder heads meant the Boss 429 was unlike any other engine in the Ford family, and while officially rated at 375 HP, with proper tune, numbers in excess of 450HP. The Car : One of the most powerful and fearsome Fords ever produced was the Mustang Boss 429. Starting with a basic Mach 1 package, line workers saw a special message on the broadcast form advising “Delete engine and all component parts. Add Special Wheels and Tires.” For this highly original example, those are the instructions typed on the bottom of the broadcast forms found in this car. Finished in Wimbledon White with basic black vinyl bucket seats, this is a pony that shows just under 54,200 miles. A very well preserved piece of history it retains its original magnum 500 wheel, and basic equipment. There are no reports or evidence that this Boss 429 has ever been involved in even the slightest accident, which adds to it beautiful presentation. Finding one of these legendary Boss 429’s in this condition is like finding a needle in the haystack, and even example as sharp as this one is that could take a long time to replicate this offer.


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1959 BMW Isetta 600 2-dr Sedan Designer: Giovanni Michelotti

Estimate: $37,000 - $50,000

Chassis Number : 134871 Engine: 582 cc horizontally opposed 2­-cylinder 1­-barrel Carburetor / 19.5 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Historic Member of BMW Heritage

Capable of Driving in Modern Traffic

Unique Styling, Quality Restoration


The Model : While the original single­-door Isetta 250 and later 300’s has been built under license by BMW, the Isetta 600 was a design that the Munich-­based company developed. While Mercedes­Benz flourished well in the early postwar years, and Volkswagen was receiving help from foreign concerns, BMW found the road to recovery a little tougher. However, the outstanding engineering and skill that went into their machines helped pave the way to success. The Isetta 600, with its larger engine, longer wheelbase, extended body providing seating for four, went from coupe to sedan and was designed to be a stepping stone towards returning for full scale automotive production. The ideal economy car for a small family, the 600 was in production for just two model years 1958 and 1959, during which time around 35,000 were produced, a bit less than BMW had hoped for, but making them rare and sought after today. The Car : Few Isetta 600’s have come to American shores and making this prime example a real treat to offer and review. This little sedan has spent most of its life in Europe and was located in France just a couple of years ago. It had been treated to a recent restoration featuring a correct and attractive red and white finish with matching vinyl interior. The engine is reported to run out quite well and is capable of attaining highway speeds. The 600 features BMW’s first use of an independent semi­-trailing arm suspension, used in nearly every BMW automobile up into the 1990’s, which makes it one of the most driveable and enjoyable micro ­cars ever built. A wonderful combination of unique designs with the front of the car opening for driver and passenger, plus room for the kids, a picnic basket or a set of golf­clubs, this BMW is the way to go.


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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Designer : Mark Fetherston Estimate:

$170,000 - $185,000

Chassis Number : WDDRK7HA5CA009207 Decoded : W=Germany, DD=Mercedes-Benz, R=SLS, K=Roadster, 7H=6.3L engine, A=Active Restraint System, 5=Computer Checksum, C=2012 production, A=Sindelfingen, Germany Assembly, 009207=Serial Engine : 6.3L DOHC, 583 bhp Naturally-Aspirated V-8, Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch AMG Speedshift Sport Transaxle Automatic Transmission, Power-Assisted FourWheel Hydraulic ABS Disk Brakes Mileage : 6,925 Actual

AMG Tribute to Iconic SL300

Nearly 600 Naturally-Aspirated Horsepower

Stunning Condition Throughout

The Model : Following on the success of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and developed as the spiritual successor to the legendary 300 SL roadster of the 1950s, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was the first car designed entirely in-house by the AMG division. The uncompromising result was an instant benchmark for other manufacturers and an icon in its own right rather than a mere homage to the 300 SL. Jeremy Clarkson introduced it as, “The thinking man’s supercar” and ultimately judged it as, “The greatest car in the world.” The SLS was Mercedes’ last car to use the mythic M159 naturally-aspirated V-8. With no comparable model in the works, the SLS will stand as the pinnacle AMG for the foreseeable future. 194 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : This SLS was delivered in brilliant sapphire metallic red with factory chrome and color-matched wheels, this SLS is peerless. The perfect beige leather interior and flawless engine bay set this example apart. Delivered with exclusive carbon fiber trim and heated seats, this is the pinnacle AMG. The options include every power accessory available including seats, top and mirrors. Other features include a satellite navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, F-1 paddle shift, windscreen and all records and manuals. Meticulously maintained and stored in flawless condition since new. A spectacular example of the ultimate AMG supercar. 195 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


ot S2 3 L 1961 Chevrolet Corvette “Fuelie” Convertible Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate: $95,000 - $110,000

Original Fuel Injected Drivetrain

One Repaint From New, Original Interior

Ready to be Drive or Judged

Chassis Number : 10867S105554 Decoded: 1=1961; 08=Chevrolet Corvette; 67=Convertible; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 105554=5,554th Serial Engine : 283 cid OHV “Y­-block” V8 Fuel Injection / 275 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 50,731

The Model : 1961 was a transitional year for Corvette in terms of styling. While the front of the car was an attractive facelift of the 1958 design credited to Harley Earl’s ideas, the softer looking front grille and “ducktail” rear end design came from the new kids on the block under the direction Bill Mitchell. Under the hood the small-­block V8, still sported 283 cubic inches, which had powered every Corvette produced since 1957, however, treated to a number of improvements like Fuel Injection, the horsepower saw welcomed increases. New standard features introduced for 1961’s Corvette include aluminum cased four­-speed transmissions plus aluminum radiators, windshield washers, interior lamps, sun visors and a warning light for the parking brake. Just 10,939 Corvettes were produced for the 1961 model year, making them one of the most desirable models for collectors. It would also mark the last year two­-toned Corvettes would be offered until 1978. 196 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Out of the relatively low production numbers for the 1961 Corvettes, even lower were the number that came from the factory with fuel­injection, just 118. This beautiful convertible is finished in Ermine White with Sateen Silver cove and complimented with a red vinyl bucket seat. Powered by the original CR­code V8, which is the 275 HP version, it is capable of delivering plenty of torque, however this set­up was considered the most user friendly “fuelie” available .Other extras include factory tachometer, clock and AM radio. According to our consignor this car was treated to a high ­quality repaint and a new top a number of years ago, but the soft trim appears to be original. Maintained as a collector car for many decades it was invited to be one of the first Corvettes on display when the National Corvette Museum opened its doors in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 197 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Cobra Jet” Fastback Designer : Gail Halderman Estimate:

$65,000 -­$80,000

Genuine Mach 1 Cobra ­Jet

Outstand Fit and Finish

Stock Looks, Performance Engine

Chassis Number: 0F05R112782 Decoded: 0=1970; F=Dearborn, MI assembly; 05=Mustang Mach 1 Fastback; R=428 Cobra­Jet V8; 112782=12,792nd Serial Engine: 429 cid OHV “Cobra ­Jet” V8 4­-barrel Carburetor / 360 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes

The Model : While the Mustang was the sporty little car that was for everyone, those within the project knew that its performance image would be a major selling point. By 1968, the GT option was waning, so a new, more potent model was developed for the 1969 model year, the Mach 1. For 1970, this special model even gained its own sequence in the ID numbers, and while the smaller displacement 351 V8 was standard, for those who had the need for speed came the Cobra­Jet 429. The fabled R­-Code engines could turn in performances such as 0­-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and hitting the quarter­mile in under 15 seconds, right out of the box. Mach 1’s has a number of items that set them apart from lesser Mustangs, such as the rear window slats, Magnum 500 wheels and unique paint schemes including a black­out hood. It was simply, Ford-fast. The Car : Among all the engine choices for the Mach 1, the R­-Code was the rarest, and also the fastest when they were new. However, there are people in this world who have a higher need for speed and many can do it with class and style regardless of the rarity of the car. This beautiful Mach 1 had been given that treatment with a built engine that out­performs its original specs. The engine bay looks pure stock, highly detailed with proper decals and stickers all in place. Under the car, the amount or work and detailing invested has paid off with its appearance being show­car ready. The black vinyl bucket seats appears to be just as it was originally built but with the subtle addition of a pair of VDO gauges, while retaining its factory gauges and even an AM radio. Fast as fast can be, is this sharp Mach 1. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible Designers: Max Hoffman Estimate: $140,000 - $165,000

Chassis Number : 121040109500447 Decoded : 121=190SL; 040=1897 cc 4-cyl. engine; 10=4-speed transmission; 9500447=Unit sequence Engine : 1897 cc SOHC 4-cyl. 2 X Solex 2-barrel Carburetors/105 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 33,715

Fitted with Both Hard Top and Soft Top

Restored to Factory Specs

Excellent Mechanical and Cosmetic Presentation

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The Model : One of the most impressive German sports cars to come to America in the early 1950’s was the might 300SL from Mercedes-Benz. Top importer Max Hoffman conveyed to the factory that a smaller, less expensive version of this legendary car, would generate strong sales in the USA. In less than five months, the prototype for the 190SL was unveiled and as predicted, it was a success. Styling Many of the basic parts were sourced from other Mercedes models, such as the shortened chassis coming from the 180 sedan, which also contributed the front suspension, while the rear single-joint swing-axle came from the 220 series. Between May 1955 to the end of production in February 1963, a total of 25,881 examples were produced, and with only a few minor modifications along the way. The Car : This bright red example has been given a full professional restoration and is presented with both the removable hardtop as well as a tan soft top. From outside the sheet metal is in perfect alignment with proper gaps all around, and both doors open and close with little effort. The interior of the car is fitted in rich red leather seating with properly restored VDO gauges, in-dash clock and a period correct “High-Fidelity” multi-band radio. Under the hood is in spectacular condition with the original engine fitted with the proper Solex carburetors that have been rebuilt to operate better than new. Lightly used since its restoration only the slightest of wear is detectable, while the exterior chrome and all of the glass are in show-car condition. A turn-key ready example that is just begging to be taken out on the open road with you behind the wheel.

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1952 Allard J2X/MK II Roadster Recreation Designer: Sydney Allard Estimate: $ 110,000 - $135,000

Engine : 350 cid OHV GM small-block V8 4-barrel Carburetor/300 bhp (est.) 4-Speed Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes •

Recent Built to Top Quality

Small Block Chevy V-8

Superb Leather Interior

The Model : In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s a number of enthusiastic motorsports fans wanted to do more than sit on the sideline and cheer on their favorite drivers, they wanted the thrill of piloting their own race car and be cheered on. Allard answered the quest for a number of lucky driver’s with the J2X. Just 83 original J2X models were produced, but they attracted the likes of John Fitch, Carroll Shelbyand others, posting wins at Watkins Glen, Sebring and Pebble Beach to mention a few. Each car was custom ordered and hand built and came with a variety of engines and transmissions. In the 2000’s, Roger Allard (no relation), working with the Allard family, produced, not just a replica, but a model of the J2X so exacting to the originals, it was deemed by the Allard’s as a continuation of the car started by the late Sydney Allard. The Car : This motor car performs at a level as good as, if not better than the original J2X. Designated the Mark II, there are a number of minor improvements, that if the model was in production today would’ve been first with many of these new features. Using a factory GM 5.7 Liter small-block V8, these cars are naturally aspirated and out accelerate the originals. While the Mark II wheel base is a bit longer than the originals, with improved disc brakes all around the pitch and control of this machine can be easier to tame than when they were new 60 years ago. This example, finished in British Racing Green is complimented with bucket seats covered with sumptuous quality tan leather. The instruments are mounted in an engine-turned panel with a Nardi steering wheels. The elegant chrome wire wheels with the Allard signature knock-off complete this picture of performance perfection. body and soft trim, this car is sure to turn head and catch awards wherever it is shown.


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1990 Ferrari Testarossa Coachwork : Pininfarina Estimate:

$185,000 - $225,000

Chassis Number : ZFFSG17A2L0083610 Decoded : Z=Italy; FF=Ferrari; S=5.0 L/USA engine; G=Passive Restraint system; 17=Testarossa; A=LHD/USA; 2=Check Digit; L=1990 model year; 0=Maranello Assembly plant; 083610=Serial Engine : 4943 cc Horizontally Opposed “Boxer” 12-Cyl Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection / 390 bhp 5-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 5,660 Actual

5,660 Actual Miles w/ Books and Tools

Maintained & Up to Date Serviced

Legendary Gioacchino Colombo V-12 Engine

The Model : Released in 1984, the Testarossa was a somewhat divisive design. Pininfarina designed left behind the long swooping lines and instead gave the Testarossa short, sharp lines, and strakes that defined the profile and gave it its now iconic look. The radically modern design house the comfortable 4.9 liter Colombo flat-12, that were given red cylinder heads that gave the new Ferrari its name. The Testarossa quickly gained popularity and as Ferrari’s flagship, it would also be their top seller, the supercar out sold even it’s other less expensive models. The Car : In stunning Ferrari Rosso Corsa, this iconic Testarossa has spent its life resting quietly in a collection accumulating only 5,660 miles. The original paint remains top quality and the interior is full of supple tan Italian leather that shows nearly no wear. The redhead’s Flat-12 fires on command and is ready to put the nearly 400 HP to work. As one of the most practical supercars ever built, driving this car has been described as easy, what isn’t easy is returning to your daily driver.

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1973 DeTomaso Pantera Coupe

Well Documented From 1980’s

Designer : Tom Tjaarda

Excellent Presentation of Ghia Coachwork

Estimate:

Maintained Mechanics and Cosmetic

$65,000 - $85,000

Chassis Number : THPNNC06201 Decoded : T=DeTomaso; H=Modena, Italy assembly; PN=Pantera coupe; N=1973; C=September 1973 build; 06201= Serial Engine : 351 cid OHV Cleveland V8 4-barrel Carburetor/266 bhp 5-Speed “ZF” Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The Model : Prior to the introduction of the Pantera to America, few had ever heard of De Tomaso. Those who were serious students of sports car knew about the Mangusta, but this new Pantera was worlds ahead of that car. Based on a full metal monocoque design, it was a new concept for this small Modena based company. The car made its debut in its hometown in March 1970, followed by its American preview in New York. Aiming at the American market, helped along with a marketing agreement from Ford Motor Company, the Pantera not only had performance but amenities usually deemed as unnecessary for the European market. Powered by the Ford Cleveland 351 cid V8, they were fast with excellent handling and braking response. Tjaarda’s design was flawless and while interiors were tight they were comfortable. Pantera would remain in production for over 20 years up to 1992. The Car : This Pantera’s Cleveland V8 is topped off by a Holley 4-barrel carburetor as supplied from the factory, as a gated shifter allows for an easy transition from gear to gear in the ZF transmission. Receiving a full restoration in 1990 from Panteras by Wilkinson, its body is tight and sound and equipped with Koni adjustable shocks, upgraded AM-FM-CD sound system, Autometer Gauges, 4-point racing safety belts, Lecarra steering wheels and the proper 15” Campagnola wheels. Very well documented with receipts dating back to the 1980’s, this Pantera has rarely been let out of its cage. Today showing just under 87,000 miles, it’s a perfect International blend of Italian craftsmanship for the body and suspension, with a legendary American power plant, with a German transmission for fun. It looks to be show-field ready, but we are hoping that the new owner can experience the thrill of a great sports car.


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1987 Porsche 911 M491 Factory Wide Body

Ultra-Rare M491 Factory Wide Body Package

Designer : Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche Harm Lagaay

Exceptional Top Preserved Condition Throughout

Estimate:

Only One of 180 M491 Cabriolets

$75,000 - $95,000

Chassis Number : WP0EB0910HS172198 Decoded: W=Germany, P0=Porsche Sports Car, E=911 Cabriolet, B=3.2L Engine, 0=Seatbelts, No Airbags, 91=911, 0=Check Digit, H=1987 Model Year, S=Stuttgart, Germany Assembly, 172198=Serial Number Engine : 3.2L, 217 bhp Air-Cooled Flat-Six Engine Five-Speed Manual Transmission Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Ventilated Disk Brakes Mileage: 58,758 Actual

The Model : What began as a uncomplicated replacement for the legendary 356 in 1964 grew into a legendary family of sportscars with each generation more complex and capable than the last. By the early 1980s, the turbocharged 930 variant was the top of the lineup worldwide. Emissions regulations prevented the turbo Porsche from being sold in the US. In 1984, Porsche introduced the M491 option, commonly known as the “Turbo-look”. The M491 shared the 930 Turbo’s wide wheel arches, wide wheels and the “tea tray” spoiler. Underneath, the M491s gained the improved turbo suspension and braking system. The handling of these cars was fantastic. With the 930 turbo unavailable, US enthusiasm for the M491 package was strong, but the over $12,500 premium has made the M491 Porsche 911s a rare and sought after commodity today. The Car : This exceptional factory wide-body 911 is in incredible preservation condition and represents one of only 180 cabriolets with the M491 “Turbo-look” option. The paint and interior are exceptional. The records and service history included with this car are comprehensive, documenting not only the mileage, but the lavish care this vehicle has received. It includes all original tools and books plus the build sheet and window sticker. This 911 has never been damaged, resprayed, or taken apart. The black paint, black convertible top and black and grey leather interior are in outstanding condition. In addition to the flared fenders, wide wheels, ‘tea tray’ spoiler and suspension and brake upgrades that are part of the M491 package, this fabulous car also includes a tonneau cover. This 911 has been religiously maintained and all service is fully up to date. The opportunity to find such a well-documented ultra-rare M491 cabriolet in this condition is unlikely to come again.


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2005 Ford GT Designer : Camilo Pardo Estimate:

$270,000 - $320,000

Like-New Condition 6,073 Miles

Desirable US Racing Colors

Shelby-Developed Supercar Performance

Chassis Number : 1FAFP90S65Y401918 Decoded : 1=Made in the United States, FA=Ford, F-Active seatbelts and airbags all seats, P90=GT Coupe, S=5.4L V-8, 6=Computer Check digit, 5=2005 model year, Y=Assembled at Wixom, Michigan plant, 401918=Serial number Engine : 5.4L DOHC EFI V-8 Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharger / 550 bhp Ricardo Six-Speed Manual Transaxle Brembo Four-Wheel Hydraulic ABS Disk Brakes Mileage : 6,073 Actual

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The Model : The legendary LeMans-winning GT40 program found its success when Ford brought in Carroll Shelby to turn the program around. Shelby’s development ultimately led to four LeMans victories for the famed GT40. When Ford revealed the Ford GT40 Concept in 2002 as part of its upcoming centennial celebration the overwhelming enthusiast demand for production led to Ford moving quietly forward with secret development of a production car. Ford once-again brought in Carroll Shelby to help with the project known under the code name, Petunia. The production Ford GT that emerged is a fully modern mid-engine supercar that does not disappoint in any performance category.


The Car : This immaculate Ford GT has seen only careful limited usage since its delivery. Resplendent in blue racing stripes over white, this car is one of only 725 delivered in the US national racing colors. This example is a two-owner car that has seen only careful limited use. The build specifications included all available options. All records and manuals from delivery are included. This GT includes the original set of stock wheels in addition to the mint-condition three-piece color-matched wheels shown on the car. This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a perfect car that delivers uncompromised street-legal performance with space and refinement unheard of in the race-born original.

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1955 Messerschmitt Kabinenroller KR200 Designer: Fritz Fend Estimate:

More Powerful and Desired Model

Appears to be North American Import from New

Historic Post-War Model

$45,000 - $55,000

Chassis Number: 55544 Decoded: 55=1955; 544=Chassis Unit Sequence Engine: 191 cc Fitchel & Sachs 2-Stroke 1-barrel Carburetor / 9.7 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 1,215

The Model : During WWII, some of the most fearsome combat fighters in the air were produced by Messerschmitt. However after the war, this industrious company turned to other products including kits for prefab housing. In 1952, aviation engineer Fritz Fend approached Messerschmitt with plans for an economical little cycle-car. Fend had designed a smaller example for invalids but found many of his customers were able-bodied and just wanted cheap transportation. The KR175 went into production for 1953 and in 1955, a new improved model was released. Lightweight, yet sturdy, able to seat two comfortably, thousands of these Kabinenrollers or “enclosed scooter” were sold in Germany as well as to overseas markets. Technically these little cars were produced by the firm of Regensburg, Stahl und Metallbau, but done at a Messerschmitt facility and used that name. Produced up to 1964, these little cars helped pace the road for recovery in post-war Germany. The Car : This is one of the earliest examples of the KR200 Kabinenroller. It has been treated to a full restoration starting with a sound and complete body. The Plexiglass canopy is clean and clear with no discolorations, cracks, crazing or fogging up noticed. The engine was given a rebuild and found to be in lightly used condition so all factory parts were used. This example appears to have been a factory import to North American in that the speedometer is calibrated in miles rather than kilometers. Finished in Polar White with Red vinyl tandem seats. The engine comes to life rather easily and once the trick to shifting gears has been mastered, it runs down the road with not issues. All the lights are in working condition and even the horn. One of just nearly 30,300 produced, these little Messerschmitts are a tribute to German engineering and manufacturing skills.


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1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2-DR Convertible Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

Formidable 265 cid V8

Coveted 1st Generation Corvette

‘56 Revised Styling with Concave Fenders & Doors

$65,000 - $80,000

Chassis Number : DRF53290 Decoded : Florida Assigned VIN Engine : 265 cid OHV “small-block” V8 2X4-barrel Carburetors/225 bhp (est) 3-Speed Close-ratio Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 33,312

The Model : If not for Zora Arkus­Duntov and Ed Cole, the Corvette might have been discontinued at the end of the 1955 model year. These two pleaded for the 1956 models and approval was finally given. That year would prove to be a major step forward for the brand acquiring real roll­up window transforming it from a roadster, to now qualifying as a convertible coupe. Styling saw major changes such as prominent headlights on the reshaped fenders, a side cove that started at the front wheels and swept back into the doors, plus rear fenders that integrated the taillights into them providing a clean flowing profile. Engine advancements saw the availability of dual four-­barrel carburetors, which when combined with the solid lifters, produced 225 HP, a lot of power for a little car. Production increased to 3,467 units for 1956, up nearly 500% from 1955, but still considered a low­-volume vehicle. The Car : This beautiful Corvette, finished in Venetian Red with Polo White coves, was treated to a full restoration where the fit and finish of all body panels is at or above factory standards. Under the hood the dual four­-barrel carburetors roar to life making this car a formidable competitor on the street or on the show field. It is equipped with full instrumentation including tachometer, spinner wheel covers and the very desirable removable hardtop which allows for comfortable enclosed driving on cool days, or care­free cruising when the weather allows, knowing that just in case of a little foul weather, the soft top can be raised in just a few seconds. An upgraded AM­/ FM stereo has been added for your listening pleasure. First generation Corvettes are always in demand and this example is one that is made to be driven and provide enjoyment, something that you just can’t place a price on.


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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Designer : Ferry Porsche

Coveted 964 Model 3.6 Liter Turbo Engine

Recent Full Maintenance w/ Books and Records

Fully Documented w/ Certificate of Authenticity

Estimate : $250,000 - $285,000 Chassis Number : WPOAC296XRS480113 Decoded : W=Germany; P=Porsche; O=Sports Car; A=Coupe; C=3.6L Turbo 6-cyl. Engine; 2= Airbags; 96=911/930 Series; X=Check Digit; R=1994; S=Stuttgart assembly; 480113=Serial Engine : 3,600 cc SOHC Horizontally Opposed 6-Cyl Turbocharged / 360 bhp 5-Speed Manual Transaxle Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 26,977 Actual

The Model : From its inception, the Porsche 911 was a timeless machine and despite under-going a large number of changes remains today as a tribute to perfection in performance and design. In 1990, the 964 series of the 911 was brought to market with the reintroduction of the Turbo. Starting in 1992, the larger 3.6L Turbocharged edition went on sale and Porsche owners now had a formidable machine. The all alloy engine featured double-chain drive SOHC, eight main bearings on the crank, 11.3:1 compression ratio, and in addition to the turbo was equipped with electronic fuel injection. If making the car go faster wasn’t enough, it was also easier and more predictable to drive at high speeds than ever before. Porsche claimed that a top speed of 174 MPH could be achieved. It was simply the greatest Porsche produced to date and remains an icon of 1990’s performance. The Car : This stunning example has been treated like a baby during its less than 27,000 mile life. Less than 200 miles ago it was given a complete engine servicing by a marque specialist and is reported to be in top shape both mechanically and cosmetically. It was given a sympathetic restoration a couple of years ago where it received a high level respray in its original red, and the car itself looks showroom fresh inside and out. It is well appointed with all the basic amenities including ice-cold air-conditioning. Everything Is right about this car, that is according to Auto-Chek which shows no incidents in its history. From the immediately recognizable “whale tail” rear wing to those distinctive alloy wheels which show off the red brake calipers, this is one machine that is ready to provide unlimited exhilaration with dependable performance. There is little more to do with this car than to bid on it, own it and drive it like it was meant to be driven.


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1966 Velorex 16/350 Designer : František Stránský and Mojmír Stránský Estimate:

$35,000 - $45,000

Fresh 2015 Frame-Off Concours Restoration

Entire Body of Removable Vinyl

Extraordinarily Rare Microcar

Chassis Number : 360054415 Decoded : 360054415=Assigned VIN Engine : 344 CC Two­-Stroke Two­-Cylinder 4­-Speed Manual Transmission (Forward and Reverse) Drum Brakes Mileage : 52,449 (84,596 km)

The Model : In 1943 Czechoslovakian brothers František and Mojmír Stránský designed and built a prototype small, inexpensive three­-wheeled car, inspired by three-­wheelers from Morgan Motor Company. In 1945, the brothers built their first production cars, using vinyl cloth instead of sheet metal as the bodywork. Powered by small motorcycle engines, the vehicles were priced at about one fourth of the cost of a typical car. After the war, the brothers joined with Velo, a small manufacturing company later renamed to Velorex. On January 21, 1954, František Stránský died in the crash of a Velorex prototype. His brother, Mojmír, refused to join the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and was ousted from the company he had founded. In 1963, production of the newly designed “Model 16” started fitted with either ČZ 175 or Jawa 350 type 572 engines. The Car : This Velorex 16/350 is fresh from a 2015 nut and bolt restoration. It is powered by the larger Jawa 350 vertical twin engine. Jawa motorcycles were imported into the US, enhancing parts support for this vehicle. The unique two­stroke is timed at top,­dead-­center allowing the Dynastarter to fire the engine in either direction allowing this Velorex four speeds in either direction. The fit of the interior and exterior upholstery is fantastic. The attention to detail in reproducing the correct tight­-fitting outer panels is exquisite. The dash retains its correct Skoda instrumentation. Fine wood finishing covers the dash and floor. With fewer than a dozen of these cars in the US and none likely in this condition, this amazing Velorex will be the cornerstone of any microcar collection.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1963 Ford “R-Code” Galaxie 500XL 2-DR Fastback Hardtop Designer: Joe Oros Estimate:

$70,000 - $85,000

Factory “R-Code” 427 V8

Authentic Restoration with Factory Correct Parts

Properly Appointed Performance Car

Chassis Number : 3U68R172672 Decoded : 3=1963; U=Louisville, KY assembly plant; 68=Galaxie 500XL fastback hardtop; R=427 cid 8V intake V8; 172672=Serial Engine : 427 cid OHV V8 2 X 4-barrel Carburetors/425 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Heavy-Duty Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 4,778 Showing

The Model : Ford’s “Total Performance” program hit its Zenith in early 1963 when the mighty 427 V8 was released. Available in two flavors, a 410 HP unit equipped with a single 4­barrel and was the favorite on the NASCAR circuit, while those wanting to go fast in a straight line chose the 425 HP unit, identified by the letter “R” in the VIN. This engine had a pair of Holley four-barrel carbs thirsty for action and came with special features such as heavy-­duty suspension and brakes from Ford’s station wagons, plus 15” special wheels. But you couldn’t order power robbing accessories like power steering or brakes, and especially no air­-conditioning. The new Ford “top­ loader” 4­speed was the only transmission available but you did have a choice of rear axles from the street friendly 3.50 ratio up to the tall and scary 4.11’s. These were machines meant for one thing, to go fast. 220 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Finished in Rangoon Red, it’s well known in Ford circles, being quite unusual in that it’s a 500XL as most hi­performance 427’s were placed in the lower priced Galaxie 500 or even more basic Ford 300 sedans. Red inside and out, it’s a pretty picture that has all the right stuff including proper cast­-iron headers, dual-­point distributor, aluminum intake manifold, as well as those special 15” wheels with the unique wheel covers adorned with simulated knock­offs. Little details, like the re­routed brake lines and lack of any power equipment helps establish this car’s provenance. Showing under 4,800 miles, it is believed these are original to the car, despite the complete restoration this hardtop received in the early 1990’s. It appears to have seen some exciting road use but has not been misused or abused. The only non­essential amenity it has is the push-­button AM radio to 221 tune into those golden oldies. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1967 Maserati Mexico Coupe Coachbuilder : Vignale Estimate: $160,000 - $190,000

Maserati Classiche with Well Known History

Documented Maintenance Records

One of Just 480 Vignale Coupes

Chassis Numbe r: AM112.106 Decoded : AM=Automobiles Maserati; 112=Mexico Coupe; 106=6th Mexico Coupe scheduled for production Engine: 4136cc DOHC V8 4 Weber 2-barrel Carburetors/286 bhp 5-Speed ZF Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Odometer: 50,910 Kilometers

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The Model : In the fall of 1965, Vignale showed a one-off body on the Maserati 5000 chassis. Adolfo Lopez Mateos fell in love and bought the car right off the stand it was displayed on. After seeing the response from others, Maserati decided to put this attractive coupe into production and named to honor their first customer who happened to be El Presidente de Mexico. In a stunning coincidence, at the 1966 Grand Prix of Mexico, John Surtees won race driving a Cooper-Maserati. The Mexico was a departure from previous models from this car maker featuring comfortable and luxurious seating for four passengers with plenty of power from a proven engine first available in 1963. Perfect for touring, it was as though practical had met sporty, winning many sales with 480 copies produced during its three model-year life-span, Today the Mexico is one of most sought after models from this venerable marque. The Car : Coming to America when it was just a teenager, this Mexico coupe has been lovingly maintained since new. It spent time in Miami, Florida and then traveled to Mexico City where it was featured in Automovil Magazine. Recently treated to a repaint in its original Rosso finish, it is accented by the Cinghiale leathers used for the interior dÊcor which reflects a light patina of use while the dashboard features a full array of gauges in the beautiful woodwork of the dashboard. It also retains its original air-conditioning system, power windows and of course, a Becker’s Mexico radio. Benefiting from a recent mechanical recommissioning this classic Italian is ready to be toured. Since arriving in North America, this Mexico has been well maintained as evidenced by the extensive documentation that accompanies the car. A rare delight indeed and great investment it would be to own this vintage Maserati coupe.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette “ZR1” Coupe Designer : Dave McLellan Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000 Chassis Number : 1G1YZ23J0L5800239 Decoded : 1=USA; G=General Motors; 1=Chevrolet; YZ=Corvette ZR1; 23=Coupe; J=LT5 5.7 Liter V8; 0=check digit; L=1990; 5=Bowling Green, KY assembly; 800239=239th ZR1 scheduled Engine : LT5 5.7 Liter 4-cam/32V V8 Electronic Fuel Injection/375 bhp 6-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 603 •

First Year for Corvette’s Supercar

Pristine Condition with Just 603 Miles

Rarely Seen ZR1 Color Combination

The Model : During the 1970’s and 1980’s, America’s automobile industry was more concerned about emissions and new safety standards, rather than styling and hi­gh performance. Those valiant engineers and technicians on Chevrolet’s Corvette team didn’t give up though. Lead by Dave McLellan, with help from British sports car maker Lotus, a package was developed and unleashed at the start of the 1990’s. Its option code was its name, the ZR1. That year all Corvettes had a 5.7 Liter V8 under the hood, but the ZR1’s engine was a work of mechanical genius so special that GM had to go to Mercury Marine in Stillwater, Oklahoma for its four­cam, 32­valve monster to be assembled with the skill of masters who had a little more time on their schedule to build these engines the right way. The result; everyone who was anyone in 1990 had to have a ZR1. 224 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : When looking at an investment car, its history is paramount, and this ZR1’s background check has been completed. Shipped new to Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa, Florida, this was one of the first ZR1s delivered. Not too many people actually got to see the car as it was quickly secured and put away in climate controlled storage. Today it shows just over the 600 mile mark and still features the cardboard floor mats installed at the factory to protect the flooring during transit. With a base price of $31,979 and the ZR 1 option running just $27,016 more (or about 85% of the base price), this car has it all, Solar Glass top, Delco­Bose Gold Series AM­/FM­Cassette/CD audio, special handling package as well as that awesome engine and transmission. The new owner will have to decide, continue to preserve it or maybe take it out and do what it was built to do. 225 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Designer : Malcolm Sayer Estimate :

Desired Series II Comfort And Reliability

Iconic 1960s Jaguar XKE

Perfect Long-Range Tourer

$85,000 - $105,000

Chassis Number : 1R10394 Decoded : 1R=Series II, 10=Left Hand Drive Open Two Seater, 394=Serial Number Engine : 4.2L DOHC, 245 bhp Straight-Six Dual Zenith-Stromberg side-draft carburetors All-synchro Four-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Power Disk Brakes

The Model : The E-Type Jaguar took the motoring world by storm in 1961 with sleek lines and staggering performance at a fraction of the price of similarly-performing Ferraris and Aston Martins. Jaguar continuously improved the E-Type’s safety and drivability. The Series II was comprehensively updated realization of Malcolm Sayers’ legendary design. The Series II is the perfect choice for a useable classic with better seating and improved safety features over the early cars. The cooling issues of the early cars were resolved by a larger water pump and wider air intake. Stopping power also improved with the advent of larger Girling disc brakes. All of these improvements resulted in a car that is a superior choice for the owner wishing to enjoy all-day touring in a car that is well-suited to modern road conditions. The Car : This beautifully presented E-Type shows striking burgundy paint and an outstanding black leather interior. Already an outstanding choice as a reliable and comfortable tourer, the addition of the rare optional headrests and sun visors add to the appeal that make Series II E-Types the perfect choice for owners who want a truly useable classic car. Redline radials further modernize handling and are paired with outstanding chrome wire knock-off wheels. Discerning buyers have caught on to the value that these Series II cars represent. With limited miles since its upgrades that included a color-matched burgundy top, this E-Type is ready for the road and is certain to be a welcome entry at any vintage event. 226 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1957 BMW Isetta 300 Sunroof Coupe Designer: Renzo Rivolta

L

Estimate:

$35,000 - $45,000

Full Restoration

Single Door Seating for Two

Easy Operations Anyone Can Drive

Chassis Number: 511329 Engine: 297 cc 4-stroke/1-Cylinder 1-Barrel Carburetor / 13 bhp 4-­Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 1,125 Showing Not Documented

The Model - Economical transportation was most important in a post-war Europe, which might make those who conduct crash-testing cringe had they encountered the Isetta. First shown at the Turin Auto Show in 1953, the original car was created by Renzo Rivolta’s Iso Corporation. The press shows more than just a passing interests and with Iso’s production facilities unable to keep up with demand, several companies, including BMW, made bids to licensing agreements. Powering the BMW version of this 1-door wonder was their own R-27 single cylinder L-head motorcycle engine. BMW’s version of the Isetta proved gain the most notoriety with the majority of the sub-compact vehicles being sold outside the borders of Germany. Fun, unique, charming and a kick in the butt are all ways to describe the Isetta coupe. Before production would come to an end a total of over 160,000 Isettas had been assembled. The Car - The fun and novel little cars were in truth life-saves, the car that saved BMW from collapse in the late 1950’s. This short, little coupe has been given a complete re-build. All metal panels have been redone and are described at being quite smooth with the front door opening and closing just as engineered. The engine and transmission have most been given an overhauling which has brought them up to factory specs. Passengers are treated to a comfortable ride with matching red and white vinyls. Basic black-wall tires with original BMW hubcaps are used and the chrome has a professional look to them. Among all the micro/novelty cars in the collector’s world today the BMW Isetta is most popular and the legions of collectors have come together and celebrate these innovative little cars. With this example, you too can join this group of eclectic collectors.

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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$70,000 - $85,000

Triple Black Beauty

Turn-Key Ready for a Great Ride

Pure Stock Inside and Out

Chassis Number : 21867F158460 Decoded : 2=1962; 1=Chevrolet Division; 8=Impala V8 series; 67=convertible; F=Flint, Michigan assembly plant, 158460=58,460th Serial Engine : 409 cid OHV V8 2 X 4-barrel Carburetors/409 bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 17,163 Showing Not Documented

The Model : In a world where every year the car buying public had come to expect something new and exciting, Chevrolet was able to deliver. When the 1962 models appeared, they looked like a natural progression of design from the previous season. Up front a bold grille gave Chevrolet a friendly, but somewhat aggressive look while the body sides had accent lines that flowed evenly from the front fenders to the rear quarter panels. Even the rear end styling was elegant, keeping the tri­light arrangements started in 1960, with added bright work added for the top-­line Impala models. Engines had grown and Chevrolet’s 409 was the largest production engine available in any of the low­price three, which meant it was usually out front at the races and in sales. Add to the horses the pizzazz of the Super Sports edition, with bucket seats, center console, special badges and a grab bar, SS meant the ultimate in performance automobiles. The Car : When a car is fresh off the assembly line it has a newness about that can’t be beat, unless that same car is treated to a full professional restoration such as this Impala SS convertible. During the inspection of the paint it was almost frustrating as no flaws, not even the slightest speck of dust could be and the depth of reflection was deep and pure. Body panels line up to perfection with doors opening and closing without effort, same for hood and deck lid. The soft top is fresh and tight while the backlight is crystal clear. Under the hood the mighty 409 with its dual carburetors stand ready to propel this car at breakneck speeds. Accessories include power steering, heater­/defroster, electric clock, and push-­button AM radio with dual swept-­back rear deck antennas. Speed, style and top quality in all areas describe this Super Sports convertible. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S4 1 L 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria 2­DR Coupe

Outstanding Custom Build

Designer : Franklin Hershey

Detailed Top to Bottom

Proven Show Winning Show Car

Estimate: $80,000 ­- $100,000 Chassis Number : P6KW123456 Decoded : P=312 cid V8; 6=1956; K=Kansas City, MO assembly plant; W= Crown Victoria Coupe; 123456=23,456th Serial Engine : 4.6 Liter “Modular” V8 Electronic Fuel Injection / 340 bhp (est.) 3­-Speed C6 Automatic/Overdrive Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 2,493 Showing Not Documented

The Model : During the 1950’s, major car companies relied on four­door sedans for their bread and butter. However, special models were produced to help drive showroom traffic, plus impress others as to just how stylish and modern cars could be. In 1955 Ford introduced the Crown Victoria for the new Fairlane series. For 1956 there were a number of updates including revised side trim plus more plush and modern interiors. Under the hood, more powerful engine choices, a new 12­volt negative ground system which opened the doors for new accessories and more reliable starting power. Just 9,209 Crown Victorias were produced, making it very limited in supply, even when new. Almost from the day these Tiara trimmed beauties hit the showroom floor, customizers were looking at how to make a good thing better. Sixty years after coming to the market, those Crown Victorias still exemplify beauty on wheels. The Car : A quick glance at this Crown Victoria and it looks fairly stock in appearance. Upon a complete inspection you’ll see the many modifications on this work of art. The engine, a modern 4.6 Liter “Modular” V8 has been fitted into a spotless engine bay. The interior, done in rich leather seating surfaces, has been lightly customized with unique tilt­steering column and wheel plus so much more. You can look underneath and find the bottom is as nice as the top, check out that Flow Master exhaust created just for this car. Even the trunk has been finished in loop-pile carpeting on the floor and side panels. Period accessories such as chrome wire wheels, massive front and rear bumper guards, and the deepest most reflective brightwork we have ever seen. This is truly a work of art that has already won many awards, and has a lot more to go.


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1968 Porsche 911L Designer : Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche Erwin Komenda Estimate :

$135,000 - $155,000

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1 of Only 449 Single-Year 911Ls

Amazing Specification Unrestored Survivor

Fuchs Wheels, Elephant Hide Doors and Luggage

Chassis Number : 11805378 Decoded : 11=Porsche 911, 8=1968 Year of Production, 0=911L Coupe Body, 5378=Serial Number. Engine : 1991CC, 130 bhp Air Cooled Flat-Six Engine Four-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Disk Brakes with Ventilated Front Rotors Mileage : 27,184 Believed Actual

The Model : Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche sketched the concept of a larger replacement for the legendary 356 in 1959. First shown in 1963, the new 911 chassis developed in parallel with the new 901 engine, an air cooled flat-six with a 1,991cc displacement. Although production began in 1964, the first ‘big’ Porsches weren’t available in the United States until early 1965. The 911 received a number of developments quickly as the 901 engine, the brakes and suspension components rapidly improved. The 911S of 1966 received the most powerful engine and braking system, but this model was not available in the US market until 1969. The 911L appeared for the 1968 model year only with better comfort and trim levels the base model. The 911L received an uprated 130 bhp engine and the brake upgrades of the ‘S’ model, making it the top-specification car in the US market for 1968. The combination of uprated performance and higher overall specification has made the short-production 911L a rare and sought after Porsche. The Car : This rare 911 is one of only 449 911Ls produced. More amazing still is that it is an incredibly well-optioned survivor. It was resprayed in its original white three years ago, but has never been restored. The incredible condition inside and out supports the belief that the low mileage is genuine. It retains its original black and red plaid interior, rare ‘Elephant Hide’ doors and impossible to find Deluxe carpeting. This 911L also has factory fitted luggage and its original Fuchs wheels. All original books and tools are included as are a file of receipts for the paint and recent mechanical overhaul. What a remarkable chance to secure not only a rare 911L, but one in this condition with so many desirable options. This is a superb early 911 and incredible investment opportunity.

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1988 Lamborghini LP 5000 Quattrovalvole Designer: Marcello Gandini Estimate:

$415,000 - $455,000

Chassis Number : ZA9CA05A0JLA12315 Decoded: Z=Italian assembled; A9=Lamborghini; CA050=Countach 5000 QV; J=Check Digit; L=1988 model year; LA=Lamborghini; 12315=Serial Engine: 4754 cc DOHC V-12 Cylinder Motor Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection / 414 bhp 5-Speed Manual Transaxle Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 29,645 KM (18,420 Miles)

Coveted Quattrovalvole Countach Coupes

Well Sorted and Recently Maintained

Original Low Mile

The Model : When first introduced, the Countach took automotive design and engineering to a whole new level. Quite an accomplishment for an Italian tractor maker, but it became the icon for exotic styling predicting the angular style that became popular in the 1980’s. Add to that the powerful V12 engine, an understanding of how the driver and the car worked in unison and that too much was never enough, and the Countach became the car every car-aware kid had to have a poster of on their bedroom walls. In 1985 the engine was improved again, bored and stroked to 5167 cc and given four valves per cylinder—quattrovalvole in Italian, hence the model’s name, Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole or 5000 QV in short. The biggest change under the hood was the introduction of fuel injection, with the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, providing 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS), rather than the six Weber carburetors providing 455 bhp (339 kW; 461 PS) used in the previous carbureted models. As for other markets, 1987 and 1988 model Quattrovalvoles received straked sideskirts and a mere 610 cars were built. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : This amazing LP 5000 QV came from a private collection. It comes complete with it’s original numbers matching drivetrain. Driven a mere 29,645 KM (18,420 Miles) over the last 27 Years. Mostly in it’s un-restored condition, finished in its original Rosso color along with it’s original, refreshed tan leather seats and recently revived dash. Wearing mostly original decals, ID tags and stickers it is one of the last of the great Lamborghini’s produced. Treated to a complete engine out service with new oem clutch and new dashboard 08/2015. The Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection makes this car a pleasure to drive while providing a symphony of Italian muscle and the pure exhilaration this car provides the driver makes it all worthwhile. Fitted with the highly desirable rear wing and “five-hole” gold alloy wheels this is the type of car many dream of, but few will own. An important Countach that has been preserved for you to enjoy today.

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1960 Fiat 600 Multipla Taxi Designer : Dante Giacosa Estimate:

Authentic cosmetic restoration

Recent Mechanical Attention

Enduring and Historic Styling

$40,000 - $50,000

Chassis Number : 058650 Decoded : 058650=Unit sequence Engine : 633 cc in­line 4­-cylinder 1­-barrel Weber Carburetor / 22 bhp 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brake

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The Car : Our consignor tells us this Multipla was a genuine taxi cab from new, and has been restored back its original condition. Finished in the traditional taxicab livery of a black roof over dark olive green body, it even has a period taxicab logo on the front doors. Equipped with seating for a driver and five passengers, it is fitted with a luggage rack for the roof as well as an authentic “Taxi” roof light. While the interior was never planned on being “luxurious” the seats are covered in dark brown vinyl with a vintage Argo taxi meter mounted under the dash next to the spare tire, mounted directly in front of the right front seat passenger. The engine and transmission are reported to be in excellent running order as well as the cooling, brakes and electrical systems. All four doors open and close securely, as well as the engine bay covers.

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World Class with Ferrari Classiche Certification

Beautiful Ultra Rare Factory Boxer Paint Scheme

Stunning Low Mileage Preservation Car

1986 Ferrari GTS Coachwork: Pininfarina

Designer: Leonardo Fioravanti

Estimate: $170,000 - $190,000 Chassis Number : ZFFXA20A8G0060233 Decoded : Z=Italy, FF=Ferrari, X=F105CB V-8 Engine, A=3-Point Restraint System With Auto Retractors, 20=328 GTS, A=North American Market/Left Hand Drive, 8=Check Sum, G=1986 Model Year, 0=Maranello Assembly, 060233=Serial Number Engine : 3.2L Four Cam, 32 Valve V-8, Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection / 270 bhp Five-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Ventilated Power Disk Brakes Mileage : 7,373 mi

The Model : What began as an update to the 328 GTS expanded to become a comprehensive smoothing of the earlier wedge styling. The new 328 GTS had a more curvaceous shape fore and aft and a more attractive integration of federal-mandated bumpers. The revised bumpers were now contoured and color coded to blend into the valences. These updates enabled the North American market cars to enjoy the same grill treatment as the European models. The interior benefitted from a complete restyling as well with updated upholstery and stitching patterns in addition to modernized switchgear. The upgrades were not simply about looks. The heart of the new 328 GTS was the larger 3.2 liter engine that could power the GTS to 166 miles per hour. The Car : This is the pinnacle of today’s 328 GTS market. Presented in perfect preservation condition with only 7,373 miles over 29 years, this car boasts full Ferrari Classiche certification as absolutely correct and authentic. In 1986, the original owner of this car had the forethought to select the striking $295 Boxer color option. Less than 4% of 328s enjoy this distinctive and desirable option. Other options include air conditioning, powered mirrors, heated rear window and electric aerial. Every book and tool is with this car. Even the original window sticker accompanies this fantastic car. This car represents an opportunity to enter the top-tier of the fast-growing V-8 Ferrari blue-chip market. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection 1970 Dodge Challenger 2­DR Hardtop Custom Designer : Jeff Godshall Estimate: $75,000 - $90,000

Professional Build

Magazine Feature Car

High Quality Materials Chassis Number : JH23C0B106555 Decoded : J=Dodge Challenger; H=Engine: 8.0 Liter OHV V10 Electronic Fuel Injection / 500 bhp (est.) 6­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 2,850 Showing

The Model : Muscle­car enthusiasts embraced the introduction of MoPar’s original E­-body compacts. Both the Plymouth Barracuda and the Dodge Challenger were designed to give great looking vehicles for economy­car buyers. If you wanted basic transportation, these cars could come with an in­line six or a small displacement V8. But for those looking to tear up the pavement, just about any engine available in the Dodge lineup could be placed under the hood of the 1970 Challenger including power-­packed 340’s, heavy-­duty 440’s or the legendary 426 cid Hemi­V8. However, the vast majority of cars wearing the Challenger name plate had the more tamed down engines. Now 45 years later, new technologies can help those cars built for the general popular of motorists, become legends in their own rights. Improved suspensions, braking and cooling systems and lighting display can transform a former daily driver into a super­car. The Car : Featuring a build that is just a few years old, this is a truly modern car build around a beloved vintage coupe. Starting with the Viper V10 from 2004, it is conservatively at 500 HP, and this is backed up by a Tremec 6­-speed transmission. To the rear 3.55 gears in an 8.75” rear end is fitted with a pro­link 4­bar coil­over set­up including a Watts link sway bar. Flow Master exhausts give a throaty sound which makes the competition shake in its boots. Stopping power is from a Wilwood disc brake system while the car rides on 18” Foose wheels. Taillights were sourced from a 2010 Challenger, which also provided the Halo­headlights as well as the power-heated front seats. Custom built from front to back it was featured in a 2014 Car Craft magazine article denoting its unique build, great looks and ground ­shaking performance, and this package can be yours.


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1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

$180,000 - $220,000

Previously in a Private Collection for 30 Years

Likely Lowest Mile ‘54 Corvette in Existent

Recognized by NCRS as a Survivor

Chassis Number : E54A004584 Decoded : E=Corvette: 54=1954; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 004584=3,584thSerial Engine : 235 cid OHV in-line 6-cyl 3x1-barrel Carter carburetors/150 bhp 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 324 Actual Miles

The Model –With the Corvette now a full-fledged member of the Chevrolet family, production was moved from Flint, Michigan to St. Louis, Missouri, where a section of the plant had been set up to handle the unique assembly process needed for this sporty roadster. Lessons had been learned on fiberglass molding and the 1954 models were much improved over the 1953’s. Not only was the construction of the body improved upon, a new solid lifter camshaft boosted the horsepower rating up to 155, and the race was on to officially make Corvette “America’s Sports Car”. There was a feel of excitement and little or no domestic competition in the field, as sales were up more than 12 times their 1953 run to 3,640 units. Many great and enduring cars and designs had come from the mind of Harley Earl, with the Corvette becoming his crowning glory. The Car – According to our consignor, this car has been awarded Top Flight status by the NCRS and recognized as a survivor. In 1983, the original owner traded in this Corvette to a Chevrolet dealer from the Midwest. It was reportedly a very low-mile car that was maintained by the dealership in their private collection for the next 30 years. Acquired in 2013, this car has been detailed and freshened while retaining its original paint. Under the hood looks practically new with the triple carburetion, and unique late 1954 production dual air filter housings. It is appointed with factory AM radio, clock and tachometer and is reported to run quite well. Also included are original side-curtains with vinyl storage bags, original jack and tools plus what appears to be the car’s original owner’s manual. This 1954 Corvette presents a rare opportunity to buy, own and preserve an important part of Corvette history.


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1932 Chrysler Series CI “Rumbleseat” Business Coupe Designer: Carl Breer Estimate:

$ 25,000 - $35,000

Rare and Desirable Body Type

Complete Running and Driving Car

Great Styling with Classic Looks.

Chassis Number: CI3748 (Engine No.) Decoded: CI=Late 1932 Series; 3748=Serial Engine:224 cid, L-Head in-line 6-cylinder 1-barrel Ball & Ball Model 6A1 Carburetor/82 bhp 3-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model - Even though America was going through one of its most severe financial era in the early 1930’s, this did not stop the country’s love affair with automobiles, nor did it stop development work. In early 1932, Chrysler introduced a second generation of six-cylinder models, the CI Series. They were immediately recognizable due to full hubcaps that covered the lugs, a redesigned radiator shell, a new oval instrument cluster, and a rather attractive V-windscreen for the closed cars. It was a very short model year with just 18,955 units produced of which the Business coupe with rumbleseat, saw just 345 examples built. Among the CI’s new features were Chrysler’s Floating Power engine suspension system, dash-controlled “Free-Wheeling”, Delco-Remy ignition and numerous other features such as hydraulic brakes on all included four wheels as wheel as hydraulic shock absorbers for a more comfortable ride. The Car - With just 345 units produced and over 83 years of history, the chances of finding a fairly intact 1932 Chrysler CI coupe is nil, except for this example. Treated to an amateur restoration years ago, this coupe managed to retain most of its original parts. The Vee’d windshield is a fashion statement as are the side-mounted spare tires, an extra cost option when new. All sheet metal appear to be original to the car showing no signs of damage or major repair. The unique instrument cluster houses the speedometer and odometer, but after so many years it would be impossible to know this car’s true miles. All six of the wire wheels are included with the purchase and this coupe is reported to starts easy, shift into gear with little effort and is a nice driving car. This is a rare chance to get a very rare car for the discerning collector. 246 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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Fresh Build Using All New Components

Lightning Fast and Street Legal

Supercar Performance on a Budget

Chassis Number : AZ340849 Decoded : AZ=State of Arizona issued ID number; 340849=Sequence number Engine : GM LS7 7.0 Liter OHV “big­-block” V8 Fuel injection / 500 bhp 6­-Speed Manual Porsche Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 400

The Model : Simply put, the GTM created by Factory Five is everything a sports car should be. With a lightweight signature of just 4.8 pounds per horsepower, a race proven suspension, huge 335 series tires on the rear, it is one of the fastest production cars on the road today. With 0­to­60 MPH is 3.0 seconds and if you want to hit 100 MPH, should be there in about 3.6 more seconds. In the quarter­mile all you need is 11.0 seconds which gets you to 132 mph. In addition to fast, the GTM is ultra ­stout with an ultra­light space frame chassis, the steering and brake system are all derived from Gen­5 Corvettes including the brakes that outperform cars far more expensive. With excellent weight distribution, aided by Koni brand coil­over shocks, this is a car that can measure up and exude confidence from an experienced driver. The Car : No expense was spared on the build of this bright metallic yellow GTM. Using all new parts, it is titled as a 2008 model but was completed and first put on the road in 2013. It features a carbon fiber center stripe that complements the see-­through rear engine cover. Other special features include remote controls for the hood that is motorized and door poppers. The engine is fitted with carbon fiber valve covers and polished “X” pipe exhaust collector. Aiding in the road-holding aerodynamics of this GTM is the carbon fiber front splitter and rear wing. Riding on a custom set of hand­built Codding wheels they are wearing B.F. Goodrich G­Force T/A tires that grip the road. Black leather bucket seats with a Sparco 4­point seatbelt make on feel secure and comfortable. Add to this air­conditioning, Jensen sound system with navigation, this is a go-anywhere type of car. 248 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S5 0 L 1971 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder Designer: Franco Scaglione and Frank Reisner Estimate:

$110,000 - $125,000

Chassis Number : 50408414 Decoded : 50=Spyder Body, 408=Serial Number, 4=1970/71 Production Year, 14=Italia Engine : 5.8L, 310 bhp Ford Cleveland V-8, Four-Speed Manual Transmission, Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Disk Brakes Mileage : 41,551 Showing Believed Actual •

Beautiful Thoroughbred Italian Styling

Classic American V-8 Mechanicals

Rare Breed With Fewer Than 400 Italias Built

The Model : The collapse of the Griffith project left Intermeccanica of Torino, Italy stuck with expensive tooling and a stockpile of completed bodies. With no choice but to undertake in-house production, owner Frank Reisner struck a deal with Ford to supply complete drive trains and other components to bring this Italian-American hybrid to fruition. The setbacks in production served to prolong the Italia’s development period and resulted in a vehicle of such higher quality and driving characteristics that expected of such a small manufacturer. Riding on a wave of positive reviews from the motoring press, the Italia sold strongly in West Germany and the United states. With styling cues channeling Ferraris of the period and reliable V-8 horsepower, the beautiful Italia became one of the few successful limited-production cars of the period. Despite the Italia’s success, the entire production run ended with less than 400 cars completed. 250 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Resplendent in new Pearl White with a black top and beautiful new full-leather interior, this Italia represents an outstanding example of this rare exotic. Benefitting from a recent frame-on restoration this car has excellent brightwork and wood veneers. There were very few options on Italias when new. This car has rare factory air conditioning in fine working order and power windows. The interior detailing includes complete new trunk and hood linings. The proven American drivetrain is the correct Ford 351 Cleveland engine, four-speed manual transmission and power disk brakes. Outside, brand new wire wheels and new glass headlamp covers set it off. The performance of other Italian exotica has driven strong recent sale results for Italias. With fewer than 400 Italias produced and strong recent sales, another opportunity to acquire one in this condition may not happen for some time.

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ot S5 1 L 1958 Volkswagen “Type 2” 23 Window “Samba” Bus Designer : Ben Pon Estimate :

Chassis Number : 324116 Decoded : 324116=Unit sequence number Engine : 1991cc “flat” H­4 cylinder 1­-barrel Carburetor / 40 bhp (est) 4­-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 51,274

$105,000 - ­$130,000

Most Desirable Volkswagen Transporter

Flawless Restoration

Mechanical Upgrades

The Model : The basic story of the development of the Transporter is that Dutch car dealer Ben Pon was having dinner with a marketing representative from VW and sketched out the basic dimension and layout of a VW based commercial vehicle. A prototype built, some wind ­tunnel testing done to improve aerodynamics and a legend was born. Initially offered in just two versions, eventually dozens of Type 2 models were produced. But the one that everybody sought were those with windows, lots of windows, 23 altogether. Add to that an optional sliding sun­ roof, pop­out front windshields for added ventilation, and seating for up to nine and you had an unbeatable combination. Today, the love of these VW Transporters is a universal thing, from all over Europe, South America as well as Asia, these mini­buses, if you will, bring smiles to those that see them, and enjoyment to those that own them.

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The Car : One look at this “Samba” and you realize that there’s no place for improvement, it is perfection. First, the color scheme, dramatic and just as offered from the factory. Next the body panels, smooth, well aligned and probably a better fit and finish than when it left Wolfsburg. The engine has been up­graded to make it roadable, but to the casual observer it maintains the eye-appeal of the original. Then there are the windows, 23 of them, just count. Even the rare rear quarter curved panes are in place. The interior looks show­room fresh, and yes, the sunroof is fully functional. There is even a roof ­rack to carry extra luggage on an extended road­trip. Making a good thing better, how about an original dash­-mounted radio and clock. This VW Transporter has it all, and for the person who has only the best, this is the Samba for you.

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1957 Ford “F­-Code” Thunderbird Designer: Franklin Hershey Estimate:

$185,000 - $235,000

Verified History of Most Desired “Baby Birds”

Faithful and Authentic Restoration

Show Car Ready with Desirable Colors

Chassis Number : F7FH342056 Decoded : F=312 cid Supercharged V8; 7=1957; F=Dearborn, MI assembly plant; H=Thunderbird convertible; 342056=242,056th Serial Engine : 312 cid OHV “Y-block” V8 4-barrel carburetor with Paxton Supercharger/300 bhp 3-Speed Floor-Shift Automatic Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Milleage : 27,249 Showing Believed Actual

The Model : In its third and final, year, the little Thunderbird from Ford sprouted its wings in full bloom with the birth of the “F-code” engine. For 1957, the first letter in the car’s ID number represented the engine and “F” represented the Supercharged version of the 312 cid V8. Just a little over 200 of the 21,380 Thunderbirds produced that year received this engine and today they are considered the most historically significant Ford product of the 1950’s. Developed in conjunction with the Paxton-McCullogh Corporation, the model VR-57 supercharger was selected for the job. sed feeding the special Holley four-barrel carburetor. While these cars were created to take on the fuel-injected Corvettes, a number of F-code Thunderbirds were purchased by regular car-buyers who just wanted a little more horsepower at their command. Thanks to the fact that most all of the original shipping invoices for the 1957 T-birds have survived has aided greatly in authenticating and verifying the history of each these cars. The Car : According to the invoice for this car, it was delivered new to Bay City Motors in San Diego California in August 1957. Treated to a full restoration a few years ago, it is beautifully presented in its original Raven Black with red vinyl seats. During the restoration a new Paxton-McCullough VR­57 supercharger was located and installed in the car. In addition to the standard equipment such as wind­wings, tachometer and dual exhaust, this F­-Code T­-bird also has the Ford­OM ­ atic automatic transmission with the 3.56:1 rear axle, one of just 25 examples ever produced. It is also fitted with electric clock, Signal-­Seeking AM radio, heater­/defroster and the “porthole” hardtop. Other amenities include fender skirts, and tinted glass. With just 27,250 miles on the odometer, research seems to prove these are the original miles from new, which makes this a very desirable and historic car to want to own.


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ot S5 3 L 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Designer : Malcolm Sayer Estimate : 45,000 - $60,000

Desired Series II Comfort And Reliability

Iconic 1960s Jaguar XKE

Perfect Long-Range Tourer

The Model : The E-Type Jaguar took the motoring world by storm in 1961 with sleek lines and staggering performance at a fraction of the price of similarly-performing Ferraris and Aston Martins. Jaguar continuously improved the E-Type’s safety and drivability. The Series II was comprehensively updated realization of Malcolm Sayers’ legendary design. The Series II is the perfect choice for a useable classic with better seating and improved safety features over the early cars. The cooling issues of the early cars were resolved by a larger water pump and wider air intake. Stopping power also improved with the advent of larger Girling disc brakes. All of these improvements resulted in a car that is a superior choice for the owner wishing to enjoy all-day touring in a car that is well-suited to modern road conditions.

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Chassis Number : 1R10394 Decoded : 1R=Series II, 10=Left Hand Drive Open Two Seater, 394=Serial Number Engine : 4.2L DOHC, 245 bhp Straight-Six Engine, with dual Zenith-Stromberg side-draft carburetors, All-synchro Four-Speed Manual Transmission, Four-Wheel Power Disk Brakes

The Car : This beautifully presented E-Type shows striking burgundy paint and an outstanding black leather interior. Already an outstanding choice as a reliable and comfortable tourer, the addition of the rare optional headrests and sun visors add to the appeal that make Series II E-Types the perfect choice for owners who want a truly useable classic car. Redline radials further modernize handling and are paired with outstanding chrome wire knock-off wheels. Discerning buyers have caught on to the value that these Series II cars represent. With limited miles since its upgrades that included a color-matched burgundy top, this E-Type is ready for the road and is certain to be a welcome entry at any vintage event.

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2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Designer : Luc Donckerwolke

Fully Maintained in Exceptional Condition

Estimate: $140,000 - $160,000

Full Service History and All Books and Tools

Epic V-12 Capable of 200 MPH

Chassis Number : ZHWBU16M83L00712 Decoded : Z=Europe, H=Italy, W=Lamborghini, B=Murcielago, U=United States Market, 1=Coupe, 6=6.2 Liter, 570 bhp V-12 Engine, M=Six-Speed Manual Transmission, 8=Check Sum, 3=2003 Model Year, L=Sant’ Agata, Italy Assembly, 00712=Serial Number. Engine : 6.2 L DOHC 48-Valve V-12 Six-Speed Manual Transmission / 572 bhp Four-Wheel Ventilated Power Carbon-Ceramic Disk Brakes Mileage : 23,847 Actual

The Model : Lamborghini chose the Murcielago name for a famous fighting bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight. Murcielago, ‘bat’ in Spanish, was spared and survived to sire a line of fighting bulls from the Miura estate, namesake to another Lamborghini legend. Lamborghini’s tribute to Murcielago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined legend in its own right. The low-slung angular body falls just under four feet at its highest point. The scissor doors make the Murcielago instantly recognizable. The 6.2 liter V-12 churns out 572 bhp. The six-speed manual transmission distributed the power to all four wheels. With the capability to reach 206 miles per hour, Lamborghini employed active air intakes and an electromechanically controlled rear spoiler to maximize stability and efficiency.


The Car – This Murcielago in in incredibly clean condition. The Titanium Metallic paint presents in exceptional condition as does the fabulous unmarked black leather interior. An extremely rare six-speed manual transmission makes this the perfect car for the driver who wants to be involved. Excellent weight distribution, all-wheel drive and an active load-leveling suspension ensure outstanding performance and a comfortable ride. The six piston front calipers and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disk brakes control the power. This car features black aluminum wheels and comes equipped with a Larini exhaust system that yields an incredible sound. This beautiful Murcielago is a fully up to date on its maintenance and the V-12 is ready to thrill!

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1957 Chevrolet Corvette “Resto-Mod” Convertible Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

$165,000 - ­$185,000

Chassis Number : E57S105783 Decoded : E=Chevrolet Corvette; 57=1957; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 105783=Serial Engine : 5.7 Liter cid OHV “small­-block” V8 Fuel­Injection / 450 bhp 4­-Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Classic Lines Retrofitted with a Modern LS1 V8

Concave Fender and Door Styling

Outstanding Looks and Performance

The Model : Once the Chevrolet officials allowed Zora Arkus­Duntov to drop a V8 under the hood of his little sports roadster and take it out to Florida for a drive along the Ormand Beach coast, the Corvette legacy was cast in stone. For 1957, the beauty of these cars was equaled by the power that was under the hood. While many enjoy the purity of these early sports cars, there are others who follow the American tradition of not being satisfied with “good enough”. Since this car was produced nearly 58 years ago, the improvements in technology as well as mild styling tastes have changed. The term “Resto­Mod” applied to cars that have maintained their original looks and in this case, eye appeal, which riding on a much improved chassis with higher performance than was ever available in its day. It is an art­form of blending the old with the new. 260 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Capturing the era of the late 1950’s the color scheme of Turquoise and White sets off the plush interior of tan leathers. While the gauges have retained their original look, they now feature modern electronics for functionality. Sitting on a set of Foose Nitrous custom wheels, the car has a subtle aggressive stance and from under the hood the LS1 engine roars to life. The beauty and style of this Corvette flows into the engine compartment with the motor painted to match the exterior. Adding dazzle, generous amounts of chrome plating have been applied to the brake master cylinder, alternator, air intake housings and even the Vintage Air conditionings compressor. It sits on a custom chassis developed to accept the C4 running gear, including the modern steering and disc brakes. This Corvette has it all, with great looks, outstanding performance, all that is needed is you to own this beauty. 261 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

1957 Chevrolet Belair “Fuelie” Convertible Designer : Clare MacKichan Estimate: $120,000 - $155,000

Most Iconic American Car of the 1950’s

Most Powerful Chevrolet of the Day

Restored to Show Ready Condition

Chassis Number : VC57S197572 Decoded : V=V8 engine; C=Belair series; 57=1957 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant’ 197572=Serial Engine : 283 cid OHV V8 Fuel injection with solid lifters / 283 bhp 3-Speed Column Shift Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage : 0151 Showing

The Model : After the beautiful 1955 Chevrolet’s had wow’ed the American motorists, it was going to be a tough act to follow, but then the face-lifted 1956 edition came out and found similar acceptance in the market. For the 1957 model, Chevrolet stylist were worried with rumors flying there would be an entirely new Ford to go up against. But the final design won everyone’s approval at GM from Harley Earl down, and most importantly at the dealerships too. Combined with the good looks was the Chevrolet’s first use of optional fuel injection, and for the first time in the brand’s history, one horsepower per cubic inch was attainable. While this engine might have been aimed at the sporty Corvette, a number of these units made it into full-size models, and nothing sizzled like a sporty Belair convertible tearing up the pavement with this small-block surprise. The Car : Performance and style were king in 1957, and this Belair convertible presents the entire package. Restored several years ago, this Matador Red beauty is fitted with that historic first edition fuel-injection system, and with the solid lifters, it delivers those 283 horses. This car is pretty, but it is meant for performance with no power equipment to rob the output of the engine, there isn’t even a heater nor a radio. The paint, chrome, interior and engine bay can all be described as very good to excellent, with superb body panel fit and the overall finish is show-car quality. There are a few amenities such as the spinner equipped wheel covers and a dash mounted clock. With the matching red and argent interior, white soft top and topline styling, this Belair is sure to be the car everyone will have their eyes on when you’re behind the wheel. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S5 7 L 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Custom Coachwork : George Barris Estimate:

Period Clone of George Barris Custom Creation

Styled After Famous Asteroid

Fitted with Rare and Original Speed Equipment

$35,000 - $45,000

Chassis Number : 40837S108348 Decoded: 4=1954; 08=Corvette; 37=2-dr coupe; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 108348=8,348th scheduled for production at St. Louis Engine: 352 cid OHV “small-block” V8 4-1-barrel Stromberg 97 Carburetors/400 bhp (est.) 4-Speed Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

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The Model : When the Corvette Stingray was unveiled in the fall of 1962, it was unlike any American car before. While most owners were happy with the factory preparation of their Stingrays, people like the late “Iron Man” Bob Nordskog, wanted something special. First he took a brand new Corvette to the King of the Customizers, George Barris, who created a look based on the GM “Mako­Shark” Show Car, exposed the exhaust system and cleaned up the rear by integrating the taillights into the abbreviated bumper. Naturally a car of that significance would spawn imitators, and that is what Dr. Stanley Gunn of Chatsworth, California appears to have purchased back in 1967. Offered by a mysterious Mr. O’Wiggins, it was finished in a burnt-orange over gold metal­flake paint, very similar to the car campaigned by Nordskog. Dr. Gunn was a real­-life Rocket scientist and drove this car like a guided­missile. The Car : Dr. Gunn’s wife demand the color of this Corvette be change to Blue metallic, similar to the Viper Blue it is today. Stanley Gunn depended people such as the late Dick Guldstrand and Larry Ofria, who owned the legendary Valley Head Service to keep his car running. Ofria, took a 400 cid small block, punched out, making it capable of 500 HP. Dr. Gunn kept it until he passed at 91, when our consignor acquired it. Given a freshening, it’s presented today much as it was driven by Gunn. It still features the Mako­Shark inspired side­pipes, vintage aluminum wheels, a 1967 style “hi­rider” hood and a number of other touches that makes this car so special. It remains a mystery of who created this clone, was it Nordskog making a duplicate, or Barris who wanted a clone, or maybe a skilled body person who took a Tuxedo Black 1964 coupe and created a real mystery.

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2010 Spyker C8 Designer : Maarten J de Bruijn Estimate:

$210,000 - $235,000

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Less Than 300 Modern Spykers Produced Unique Aero-Inspired Detailing Exceptional As-New Condition One of the last Spyker Built

Chassis Number : XL9AABAG4AZ363219 Decoded: X=Netherlands, L=Spyker, 9=Under 1000 cars/ year manufacturer, AAB=Open Top, Manual Transmission, Left Hand Drive, A=2010 Model Year, G=4.2L Engine, 4=Checksum, A=2010 Model Year, Z=Zeewold, Netherlands Assembly, 363=Spyker, 219=Serial Number Engine: 4.2L Mid-Mounted Audi V-8 Fuel Injected / 400 bhp Six-Speed Getrag Manual Gearbox AP Racing ABS Four-Wheel Disk Brakes Mileage: 726 Actual Miles

The Model : Aeronautical influences have heralded Spyker styling since the 1914 merger with the Dutch Aircraft Factory. Spyker ownership remains an exclusive club with less than 300 cars produced since Spyker’s resurgence in 2000. The second generation C8 Aileron is an all-aluminum, hand-built, mid-engined car, featured electrically operated tilting doors. The aero detailing of Spyker interiors is legendary right down to the signature exposed chrome gearshift that bisects the cockpit. The 4.2L V-8 engine delivers 400-horsepower and 354 foot pounds of torque to propel the C8 Spyder to 187 mph. Lotus-tuned suspension and AP Racing six-piston disk brakes balance out the power to ensure staggering performance by any measure. The brilliant execution of the C8 Aileron delivers on Spyker’s motto, “For the tenacious, no road is impassable.” 266 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : This Spyker C8 is number 219 out of only 290 constructed with only 725 miles on this rare Dutch masterpiece. The exterior is presented as new in original Midnight Blue Metallic. The cockpit is just as breathtaking from the optional engine-turned dash to the full-leather interior by Dutch Royal Tanneries focused around the signature Spyker gearshift. The premium Kharma sound system integrates an iPod connection. The 400 bhp Audi V-8 can propel the mere 2800 pounds of carbon fiber, aluminum and stainless steel at a blistering pace. This late-production car benefits from Spyker’s beautiful second-generation 19-inch Aeroblade wheels. A very rare opportunity to secure a piece of immaculate automotive art. 267 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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1996 Porsche 911/993 Turbo Designer: Tony Hatter Harm Lagaayt Estimate: $150,000 to $185,000

Chassis Number : WP0AC299XTS375444 Decoded : W=Germany, P0=Porsche Sports Car, A=911 Coupe, C=993 Turbo, 2=Seatbelts, Two Airbags, 99=993, X=Check Digit, T=1996 Model Year, S=Stuttgart, Germany Assembly, 375444=Serial Number. Engine : 3.6L, 402 bhp SOHC Air-Cooled Flat-Six Twin KKK K16 Turbochargers Permanent All-Wheel Drive Six-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Disk Brakes Mileage: 58,191 Actual

The Car : This incredible 993 Turbo is resplendent in gorgeous black paint with an equally immaculate black leather interior. Not only is this car in amazing preserved condition, it benefits from two very rare and desirable interior options, Sports Hardback Seats and the Carbon Driver Zone package. The carbon fiber and brushed aluminum interior is breathtaking. These options added $9,000 to the car when new and as such are an extremely rare and sought-after combination. This car has come from long term ownership and is represented as having no accidents or having ever been taken apart. This amazing 911 is accompanied by all original books and tools as well as the 18-inch turbo-only wheels. This is the pinnacle of the aircooled Porsche market. Don’t miss out on this incredible, exclusively optioned, 911 Turbo.

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Last and Greatest of the Air-Cooled Porsches

Exceptional Preserved Condition

Sport Hardback Seats and Carbon Driver Zone Options

The Model : The 993 Porsches represent a lot of great ‘lasts’ for the 911 platform. These famous ‘lasts’ (last air-cooled 911s and last hand-built 911s) are what make them legendary cars in today’s market. For many, this is not only where the magic of the early 911s ended, the 993 is also seen as the greatest of the breed. None were greater than the mighty 993 Turbos. Using technology derived from the 959 supercar, Porsche launched the 993 Turbo in 1995 as the first standard-production Porsche with twin turbochargers and the first 911 Turbo to be equipped with a permanent all-wheeldrive system. The 3.6 liter engine delivered 402 bhp and was visually distinctive by its wider rear fenders, bespoke bumper moldings, and new 18 inch hollow spoke wheels. Underneath, Porsche specified larger disk brakes for the turbo models. Today, the 993 Turbo stands as a benchmark for all sports cars.

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ot S6 0 L 1994 Morgan Plus-8 Roadster Designer : Peter Morgan Estimate :

$55,000 - $75,000

Chassis Number : 1S9AR02R6RS200234 Engine : 5.7 Liter OHV “small-block” V8 Fuel Injection/350 bhp (est) 6-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes •

Traditional British Sports Car Looks

Powerful US sourced V8 engine

Quality Professional Build

The Model : From the outside, change appears to come slowly at Morgan, but those machines have been on a program of constant development from the beginning. Maurice Owen was hired by Peter Morgan to help develop a purpose built V8 powered sports car. The Plus­8 prototype started with a modified Plus­4 chassis and employed the Rover 3.5L V8 that had originally been developed by Buick in the good old USA. Over time, improvements were made to the suspension such as stronger axles, and widening of the chassis followed by body modifications, but the simple Morgan design has remained basically the same since the 1960s. For several years British magazines testing all UK cars found the Plus­8 to be the fastest in acceleration contests. The vast majority of Morgans sold in the USA after the early 1970’s have been Plus­8’s, being able to keep up with American highway traffic. 270 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : Starting with a solid Morgan Plus­8 roadster, the body has been finished “British Racing Green” and accented with the black fenders, while the interior is a dark green leather matching the body. Tucked neatly under the hood is where the magic lays, a 1990’s era LS1 5.7 Liter Corvette engine. The installation was pure genius making sure this relatively large V8 fit into the space usually reserved for an in­line four. A GM sourced five­speed manual transfers the power to the back wheels of which all four corners are equipped with disc brakes and custom 5­spoke alloy wheels. The modern electrical systems includes all gauges and other amenities including a sound system, turn signals and auxiliary driving lights. It has spritely performance, sits low to the ground and is a delight to drive. Maybe this car, the 4/4, is bold and beautiful right at home in the Lone Star State.

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2010 Bentley GTC Series 51 Designer : Raul Pires Dirk van Braeckel Estimate:

$125,000 - $150,000

Incredible Exclusive Series 51 Appointments

Exceptional Luxury and nearly 200 MPH Performance

Beautiful Bentley in Stunning Condition Throughout

Chassis Number : SCBDR3ZAXAC065204 Decoded : S=United Kingdom, CB=Bentley, D=GTC, R=Convertible, 3Z=6.0L W-12 Engine, A=Active Restraint System, X=Computer Checksum, A=2010 production, C=Crewe, United Kingdom Assembly, 065204=Serial Number Engine : 6.0L, 552 bhp Twin-Turbocharged W-12 ZF Six-Speed Tiptronic Automatic Transmission Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Hydraulic ABS Disk Brakes Mileage : 17,834 Actual

The Model : In 1994, Bentley unveiled the Concept Java at the Geneva Motor. Designed as smaller, more affordable, yet still true to the brand heritage, the Java aimed at a new range of potential buyers. Although the Concept Java never made it into production the Bentley Continental GT realized the concept of the Java as a more affordable Bentley. The Continental GT and later GTC differed significantly from the previous Continental in that it incorporated fewer hand-built processes to enable production in larger numbers. The GTC is equipped with a 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces 552 bhp. Power reaches the road through a permanent four-wheel drive system and gives the small Bentley 197 mph capability. To commemorate the 1951 establishment of Bentley’s official styling department, Bentley commissioned the Series 51. Every Series 51 car featured a highly-distinctive interior color palette and offered unique exterior design cues. The interiors featured specially tailored three-tone designs, contrasting engine-turned aluminum dash options and limited-edition Amboyna veneer exclusive to the Series 51. Exterior features included the 20-inch 14-spoke polished Diamond wheel with and signature ‘51’ badges on the front wings. The Car : This spectacular Bentley is a 2010 GTC Mulliner Series 51. This car features the Series 51 Mulliner Package which added almost $19,000 to the overall cost, giving it an original MSRP over $229,000. The Glacier White exterior is in excellent condition as is the custom Series 51 leather interior. The three tone Series 51 interior is amazing and shows little wear. Interior features include a hide-trimmed, multi-function steering wheel, rear view camera, contrast stitching, lumbar massage seats, Amboyna veneer inserts and hide-trimmed deep pile carpets. The series 51 motif continues on the outside with the 14 spoke polished Diamond wheels and ‘51’ badging. The Karmann-built tan convertible top is also in excellent condition. The Series 51 is the most exclusively appointed GTC. Don’t let this one pass you by.


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1954 Packard “5431” 2­DR Convertible Designer : John Reinhart Estimate:

$50,000 - $65,000

Professional Restoration on Solid Car

Well Appointed Luxury Convertible

Elegant Style in Perfect Colors

Chassis Number : 5479­2420 Decoded : 54=54th Series (1954); 79=”5431” 2­dr Convertible; 2420=1,420th 1954 Packard 300 schedule for production. Engine : 359 cid L­-Head in­line 8­cyl. 4­-barrel Carburetor / 212 bhp 3­-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

The Model : For 1954, Packard automobiles featured a face­lifted front­-end styling that presented a bolder, bit more aggressive grille, revised side trim molding and larger, more visible tail lights. The Series “5431” featured only the best Packard had to offer such as the elegant convertible, the Panama Hardtop and the Caribbean convertible. The styling was modern and tasteful with the “High Pocket” design giving the car a curbside appeal that other only dreamed of having. With top­-grain leathers and construction by some of the highest skilled craftsmen of the day, the build quality of a Packard was far superior to lesser brands. Another benefit to owning a Packard was the superb ride offered with great attention paid to the suspension and spring loads. In the 1954 American luxury car market, you could pay more, but it would be hard to find a better vehicle at any price. The Car : Finished in Chariot Red with a complimenting interior in red and black leathers, combined with a near new black soft top, this is convertible is a prime example of what a luxury Packard should be. Starting with a rust­ free, solid body, it has been treated to a full restoration a number of years ago, it has been treated with care and always properly stored maintaining its “like ­new” appearance. One of just 863 produced, this example features a long list of extras such as power steering and brakes, AM pushbutton radio, superior heater­/defroster and even an electric clock. Look closely and you will see the Packard script exhaust tips and under the hood, which is beautifully presented, there is even a proper windshield washer jar. Ready for the show or for the road, this is one Packard that people will have to ask the man, or woman, who owns one. W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S6 3 L 2008 Ford FR500 CJ Designer : William “Bill” Mitchell Estimate:

$65,000­- $85,000

One of Just 50 Produced

Featured on TV Show Pink’s

Just 26 Miles From New

Chassis Number : FR500CJ047 (Sold on Bill of Sale) Decoded : FR=Flat Rock Assembly; 500=Special Mustang; CJ=Cobra Jet; 047=47th Unit scheduled for assembly Engine : 5.4 Liter OHV V­8 Whipple Supercharger / 900 bhp 6­-Speed Manual Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disk Brakes Mileage : 26

The Model : In the late 1960’s one of the most feared and awesome machines Ford produced were the Cobra-Jets, first seeing competition in NHRA competition. Back in 1968, 50 special lightweight Cobra-Jet Mustangs were produced. To commemorate that fete, in 2008 Ford produced a limited run of 50 modern Cobra-Jet Mustangs as part of their FR500 program, all configured for NHRA competition. There were complete turn-key factory built race cars, fitted with a Ford 9” rear end, anti-roll bars, special rear control arms, adjustable dampers, cold air intake and large throttle body with exhaust ported through long-tube stainless steel headers. All one needed to do was add a number and a name and take it racing. When these cars were announced, Ford received several hundred inquiries, but with just 50 produced, those who got a genuine FR500 CJ were indeed very lucky.


The Car : Orders far exceeded the planned 50 units, and despite the response, Ford kept their word about limited production. #47 of 50 was acquired new by the Rick Baker Collection. Wearing only graphics for Baker’s Racing Team and Ford Cobra-Jet logos, it’s powered by that ultra high-performance Whipple blower back up by the standard 6-speed transmission. It is riding on the factory installed drag-racing approved wheels and original tires. Capable of under 10-second runs on the quarter mile, this Mustang has strutted its stuff on just occasions, both involving the taping of the TV show “Pinks”. As a result of this light usage, this FR500 CJ is about as close to pristine as can be showing right at 26 miles on the clock. Don’t look for a radio, power windows, fancy sound system or air-conditioning, those are not available and who needs the with a power pony like this Mustang.


ot S6 4 L 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock Fastback Designer : Dick McAdam Estimate: $175,000 ­- $225,000 Chassis Number : B029M8B390678 Decoded : B=Plymouth Barracuda; 0=Super Stock; 29=Fastback coupe; M=Special Engine; 8=1968; B=Hamtramck, MI assembly; 390678=290,678th 1968 Plymouth scheduled for production at Hamtramck Engine : 426 cid Hemi-­Head V8 2 x 4­-barrel Holley 4160 Carburetors / 425 bhp (est) 3­-Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Factory B029 Super Stock

Built by Respected 60 Year NHRA Veteran

Only the Best Components Used

The Model : Imagine being able to walk into a dealership, fill out an order form to get the perfect racing vehicle delivered to you from the factory. In 1968, you could do that at your local Plymouth dealer, “if” you had been pre­-approved. That year saw just 55 such approvals for the “Super Stock” Barracuda’s, making them technically a production car, but one that had questionable legalities for the street. Given factory ID numbers, able be titled, they were delivered with the 426 Hemi V8s. These were bare­bones, no body sealer, sound deadener or non­essential items were included or available. Finished in primer gray, knowing each owner would want their personalized color scheme, a pair of lightweight bucket seats were included. These cars were meant to do one thing, go on short little rides, say about a quarter of a mile, and do it in as quick as possible. The Car : Documented to be the last “B029” Barracuda produced, well known authority Dell Jones verified this car was raced by Eddie Smith and campaigned as the “West Virginia Hemi”. Restored to perfection by long­time NHRA participant, Jim Hale, it has the best of everything and has actually competed recently in several Super Stock shootouts, plus the Dutch Classic and Sport Nationals. It is on a certified NHRA chassis and fitted with A833 automatic racing transmission fitted with a Precision Performance 9­inch sifter. Using Mark Williams steering and axles, it features a Ford 9” rear ­end while stopping power comes from a set of Lamb competition disc brakes. Riding on Weld Racing Magnum wheels up front, wide slicks to the rear. Ready for the strip in today’s competition, this is the best of both worlds, authentic and historical, and able to come out play today. has an NHRA certified chassis, automatic racing transmission, race convertor, Precision Performance shifter, 9” Ford rear end, Lamb brakes, Mark Williams axles, Weld racing wheels, Magnaflow fuel pump and Autometer gauges. This car is perfect in every respect, it is authentic and one of the nicest cars in the country.


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ot S6 5 L 1983 De-Tomaso Longchamp GTS Designer : Tom Tjaarda Estimate:

$45,000 - $55,000

Only 395 Examples of This Exotic GT Ever Built

Italian Styling with Reliable American Mechanicals

Incredible Leather Interior

Chassis Number : THLCCH03243 Decoded : T=De Tomaso, H=Modena, Italy Assembly, LC=Longchamp, CH=1983 Model Year, 03243=Serial Engine : 5.8L, 330 bhp Ford Cleveland V-8 Three-Speed Ford Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission Four-Wheel Ventilated Power Disk Brakes

The Model : The De Tomaso Longchamp was developed from the four-door Deauville on a shorter wheelbase chassis. De Tomaso’s long affinity for Ford V-8 power continued with the Longchamp receiving a 351 Cleveland V-8 that gave the Longchamp a 149 mph top speed. The proven independent front and rear coil spring and wishbone carried over from the Deauville. Stopping power came in the form of all-wheel vented disk brakes with the rear disks mounted inboard. While the exterior was angular, the interior was sumptuous with most surfaces generously covered in leather. The public first was the Longchamp at the 1972 Turin Motor Show. The name Longchamp pays tribute to a city near Alejandro de Tomaso’s Buenos Aires home. Longchamp production continued at a slow rate until 1989. The entire 17 year production produced only 395 of the striking GTS coupes. The Car : This Longchamp GTS is extraordinarily well preserved in its original color of metallic brown with a spectacular ivory leather interior. The original owner selected numerous options including air conditioning, central locking and six-way electric seats. This Longchamp also features electric windows, power steering, power mirrors and a Momo tilt steering wheel. An AM/FM stereo with six disk changer are also included. The full suite of Veglia instruments serve as a constant reminder of the Italian lineage. A De Tomaso factory certification validating chassis, engine and options accompanies this outstanding car. With so few cars available and a surging De Tomaso market, this car represents a rare opportunity to collect a unique and appreciating Italian sporting coupe. 280 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


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ot S6 6 L 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coachwork: Pininfarina Estimate:

Designer : Lorenzo Ramaciotti

$ 90,000 - $120,000

Ferrari-Maintained and Current Belt Service

Full Service History and All Books and Tools

Fantastic Choice to Ferrari’s V-12 Ownership Club

Chassis Number : ZFFZS49A0Y0118275 Decoded : Z=Italy, FF=Ferrari, Z=F133A V-12 Engine, S=Airbags, Manual Restraint System with Child Seat Anchors, 49=550 Maranello, A=North America Market/Left Hand Drive, 0=Check Sum, Y=2000 Model Year, 0=Maranello Assembly, 118275=Serial Number Engine : 5.5L DOHC V-12 Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection / 485 bhp Six-Speed Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Ventilated Power Disk Brakes Mileage : 42,056 Actual

The Model : At its 1996 unveiling the 550 Maranello was placed at the very top of Ferrari’s lineup. Unlike previous cars, the 550 was a front engine car. That engine was nothing less than a 48 valve dual overhead cam V-12 monster cranking out 485HP. In a break from the Ferrari tradition of drawing model numbers from individual cylinder displacement, the 550 invokes the 5.5 liter full displacement of the V-12 engine. Ferrari looked to their heritage for the name and chose Maranello, the town that is home to Ferrari headquarters. The 550 balanced the massive V-12 out front with a rear-mounted six-speed to handle the power. A tubular steel frame provided the rigid structure while the exterior was clad in a beautiful Pininfarina-designed aluminum body. The entire package provided comfort and considerable storage space to make the Maranello not only a performer, but a practical GT. The Car : This Maranello is in outstanding condition for its age and mileage. The drive train has been fully maintained by Ferrari and is ready to put the almost 500 HP to the wheels. It comes with a full service file that reflects its fully up to date maintenance status including a recent belt service in 2011. The Argentino Silver paintwork and red leather interior still show strongly. This car features 16-way electric seats, adjustable steering wheel and pedals, Sony stereo system with six-disk changer and immobilizer. The complete tool kit and manuals accompany this car. With an Original price around 225K, this car has been fastidiously maintained with the care a quarter million dollar car deserves. This Ferrari is an unbelievable example of what Ferrari had to offer their clientele in the early 2000’s. Running every bit as well as it did the day it left the factory this is a great opportunity to experience the thrill of a V-12 Ferrari.


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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster Designer : Paul Bracq Béla Barényi Estimate: $80,000 - $95,000

One of the Last “Pagoda” Era Roadster

Beautiful Restoration

Well Appointed and Turn Key Ready

Chassis Number : 113.044.12.020551 Decoded : 113=Sports Roadster; 044=2.8 Liter 6-cyl. engine; 12=Automatic Transmission; 020551=20,551st 280SL scheduled for production Engine : 2778 cc SOHC in-line 6-cylinder Bosch Fuel Injection/195 bhp 4-Speed Floor Shifted Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage : 95,979 Actual

The Charlie Thomas Collection

The Model : When the stylish “113” style was first introduced for the 1964 model year with the 230SL, it was hailed as one of the most innovative luxury sports cars ever produced. Sales were strong and it cemented the Mercedes brand as a producer of car people really wanted. For 1967 that engine was boosted from 2.3L to 2.5L giving the car just a bit more power, but it was the 280SL released in the latter part of the 1968 model year that brought this beautiful convertible to its fullest potential. Combined with the Bosch electronic fuel-injection system, these car deliver performance an enthusiast demanded, but were still tame enough for a relaxing drive or even as a grocery getter appealing to all genders with its style and handsome looks. Today the “Pagoda” era SL’s are appreciated for their, style, performance and contributions to the Mercedes heritage.


The Car : This “Pagoda” roadster would be a welcomed addition to most every collection that appreciates the finest in design and performance. Reported to be in excellent mechanical condition it has been given a recent servicing. It is fitted with an era-correct Blaupunkt Multi-Band radio for the AM, FM and even shortwave bands, plus a proper air-conditioning system. Finished in dark blue the soft and supple parchment leather seats are inviting you to explore the countryside or a cruise along the shoreline. Fitted with both the removable hardtop, the back window being heated, as well as a like-new new soft top, this SL is ready for an enjoyable drive any time of the year. Also included is a set of factory tools with storage pouch. Featuring fit and finish at or above Stuttgart’s strict policy of perfection, this little convertible is ready for the road.


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1955 Chevrolet BelAir 2­DR Hardtop Custom Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

$77,000 ­- $90,000 •

Popular Vehicle New and Customized

Outstanding Workmanship

Potential Show Car Winner

Chassis Number : VC55S171437 Decoded : V=V8 engine; C=Belair series; 55=1955; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 171437=Serial Engine : 350 cid OHV small­-block V8 “8­Stack” Fuel Injection / 400 bhp (est.) Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Chassis Number: 100D108103488 Engine: 600cc, 25 HP, 2-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmissions

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The Model : When the 1955 Chevrolet was released late in the fall of 1954, it took the auto world by storm. With a new small­-block V8 engine and superb styling this Belair wasn’t a home­run, it was a grand slam! As hard as it is to improve upon perfection, customizers and rodders immediately started to look for ways to get more horsepower and tastefully alter the looks of these sharp rides. Today, 60 years later, the improvements keep on coming. Over the years Dave Cole’s little V8 has seen expansions in displacement, dozens of different induction methods, scores of exhaust improvements and a multitude of innovations, some good, some not so much. But every once in awhile the right build comes along with the proper mechanics combined with just the right amount of styling changes to create a winner. The Car : Finished in Jet Black, this 1955 Belair Sport Coupe is a beauty to behold. The exterior is close to stock with the exception of the 1957 Corvette grill and Boyd Coddington billet­aluminum wheels. Inside also maintains many original styling cues but with modern materials for the seats and electronic instrumentation. The real thrill here is under the hood with the 350 “crate” motor topped off with a Borla “8­stack” fuel­injection system. It may have some old­school touched, however, it’s as modern as you can get. Back that up with the Turbo Hyrdamatic, and this is one Chevrolet that looks good sitting still and even better tooling down the road at speed. Outstanding workmanship is displayed with smooth body panels, a plush yet fully functional interior, and a sound indicating this is not just a show­boat, it’s a go­boat, inviting you to be the captain of this land going performance vehicle.

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ot S6 9 L 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster “Woody” Station Wagon Designer : Harley Earl Estimate:

$65,000 ­- $85,000

Chevrolet’s Most Expensive Model For 1948

One Of Just 10,171 Produced That Season

The Last Generation Of Full Wood Body Wagons

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Chassis Number : 20FKF11873 Decoded : 20=Los Angeles, CA assembly; F=1948; K=Fleetline series; F=June 1948 build month; 11873=Serial Engine : 216 cid OHV in­line 6­-cylinder 1­-barrel Carburetor / 90 bhp 3­-Speed Manual Transmission/Column shift Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Mileage: 7,237


The Model : Chevrolet changed very little in the way of styling for 1948, a new vertical chrome bar for the grill, a new ornament and emblem for the hood and that was pretty much it. When the 1948 models were introduced in February of that year, the industry was still trying to catch up with the demand for new cars that had existed since WWII had ended. Fielding a total of 11 different models in the Stylemaster, Fleetline and Fleetmaster series, the station wagon was by far the most expensive body style with a base price of $2,013, which could easily be taken up another 25% with just the basic accessories, and dealers like to attach everything they could to build their profits. The station wagon’s wooden bodies were supplied by both Ionia and Cantrell, featuring ash framing with mahogany panels. The top was covered in Spanish Grain Leatherette, an early version of vinyl. The Car : This wagon appears to have been given a frame­-on restoration during which most of the original wood body was restored with only a very few small repairs being made, and sheet metal in excellent condition. While the wood shows slight aging, the body is solid with doors plus tail­and lift gates work as designed. It is fitted with typical accessories of the day, radio, dash mounted clock and a aftermarket heater­/defroster. The original “stove­ bolt six” purrs to life with a simple pressing of the floor­-mounted starter button. Finished in a pleasing shade of light yellow, the dark saddle brown imitation leather seats are soft and inviting with the central instrument gauge clean and presentable. Able to travel at highway speeds all day long, this Chevy “Woody” will fit in well with any collector of vintage bow­tie cars or maybe even get a blue­oval fan to switch allegiance.

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ot S7 0 L 2006 Mini John Cooper Works GP Coupe Designer: Frank Stephenson Estimate:

$25,000 - $32,000

Chassis Number : WMWRE93586YB72016 Decoded : W=Assembled in Germany; MW: BMW Mini Werks; RE=Mini Cooper; 9=W11 1.8 Liter engine; 3=USA specs; 5=Passenger restraint system; 8=Check Digit; 6=2006; Y=Manual Transmission; B=Berlin assembly; 72016=Unit sequence Engine : 1.6 Liter OHC in-line 4-cylinder Eaton Blower / 218 bhp 6-Speed Manual Transmission Heavy Duty Power Assisted Four Wheel Disc Brakes •

Special Edition, Last of R53 Mini’s

High Performance Competition-Ready

Very Limited Edition

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The Model : In 2006, the last thing BMW/Mini needed to do was to try and sell cars. The factory was working above capacity already. But with build-out dates scheduled, a special edition was created, the John Cooper Works GP. This was effectively a street legal quasi-prepped race car featuring special body reinforcements including a rear strut tower brace replacing the back seat, the removal of sound deadener, special Recaro seats and an engine equipped with a revised Eaton blower. Of course you could still order a radio, but many other convenience options were “verboten”. Bodies were hand finished in Italy by Bertone before assembly, which included smoothing the undersides, with final assembly and trim taking place at Mini’s Berlin facility. Production number have varied but it is believe just over 400 Cooper Works GP’s came to America and when one is offered for sale plenty of people pay attention. The Car : All of the Works GP cars were painted with a Pure Silver roof and Thunder Blue body and were numbered featuring a decal on the roof plus a plaque on the dash. Mechanically, the engine’s intercooler was less restrictive, which along with a stiffer chassis made these road hugging machines. This example has all the factory touches from the red mirrors on the doors to the four-spoke alloy wheels. Produced in July 2006, It was shipped to the USA and has seen little road use. Factory equipment includes performance enhancing goodies like limited slip differential, “Dynamic Stability” control, on board computer and even a heated driver’s seat. The Works GP is a bit noisier than a regular Mini, but that’s because it weighs nearly 100 lbs less with all the insulation removed. One of the quickest and smallest cars ever produced, this is one Mini you should not pass up.

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Designer : Franz von Holzhausen

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2013 Tesla Model P85S Estimate:

$80,000 - $95,000

Engine: Three-phase AC induction Rear Motor All electric 310 kW (416 bhp), 600 N·m (443 ft·lb) 1-speed fixed gear (9.73:1) Four Wheel Disc Brakes •

All Electric Future Available Today

Range of approx 230 miles per charge

Factory 5 Year 50,000 Mile Warranty

The Model : Tesla Motors has not just changed attitudes toward electric cars they have made the impossible seem inevitable. The Model S represents the first true luxury car with electric power. With a range that approaches 300 miles and charges that can charge the battery 50% in a half an hour these cars have stepped over the line of novel and have become a practical alternative to gas powered transportation. Being electric powered is not the only reason the Model S has gained traction, the sedan is jam packed with luxury features like its enormous touch screen control center. The technology is proven and has shown unparalleled reliability for nearly a decade.


The Car : From the wheels to the the trim the exterior is complete and in pristine condition. The interior shows almost no use leaving a like new car in the cabin. The electric motor provides the performance that competes and in many areas surpases the AMG Sedan and BMW M5. Hollywood had promised that by now we would have flying cars, we are not yet zooming thru the sky in our personal vehicles but without a doubt the first time you drive the Tesla S it becomes clear that al the other conventional fuel vehicles are simply obsolete. The reliablilty, perfomance and simple technology luxury it is simply unparallel with anything else in the market today. If you dont want to wait 6 months or more to order your own this perfecet example will not disapoint even the most decerning driver.


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The Charlie Thomas Collection

2000 Mercedes-­Benz 500SL Convertible Designer: Johann Tomforde, Bruno Sacco Estimate: $15,000 -­$25,000 Chassis Number : WDBFA68F0YF193597 Decoded : W=Germany; DB=Daimler­Benz; F=model; A=engine; 6=transmission; 8=seatbelts; F=stuff; 0=check digit; Y=2000 model year; F=Stuttgart Assembly; 193597=93,597th 500SL Scheduled for production Engine: 4973 cc OHV V8 Electronic Fuel Injection / 326 bhp 4-­Speed Benz­O­Matic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mileage: 79,950 mi •

Out S ­ tanding Performance

Hard Top and Soft Top Convertible

Part of the Legendary SL Heritage

The Model : Shortly after WWII, Mercedes­Benz was ready to return to the world of motorsports, and they did it with the 300SLR, a class act. With a few modifications these race cars were made road ready and thus was born the beautiful 300SL Gullwing Coupe. A less expensive roadster, the 190SL was introduced in the mid­1950’s followed by the famous Pagoda era with the 230, 250 and 280 SLs. Into the 1970’s the mighty 450SL’s ruled the luxury sport segment, the first generation 500SL in 1980. For 1990, the new R129 family hit the market with it the slightly smaller, but better performing and balanced 500SL, which had all the appointments one would expect in a Mercedes. For 1994, Mercedes turned the nomenclature around and placed the SL in front of the model name, and they became ever better automobiles. The SL500 would remain in production for 10 years and see 23,704 units produced. 294 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M


The Car : The SL model designation first represented Sport Leicht which translates simply as “Sport­Light” indicating these vehicles were built for speed, performance and agility. However, for the 500SL, later the SL500, “SL” should represent “Sport Luxury.” No longer built for the racing set, the SL500 is a high­-performance sports c ­ ar with a list of standard equipment that leaves the competition far behind. This well maintained example finished in Astra­silver and complimented with a Navy Blue leather interior, and both soft and hardtops, has been well maintained and features a top­line audio system, plus all the amenities needed for effortless motoring. With its easy to read gauges, specious interior and beautiful stance, this is a car that beckons you to take it for a ride, and takes only a simple bid to add this automobile to your collection.

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MOTOSTALGIA APG15 INDEX LOT

YEAR

MAKE / MODEL

S26 S19 S61 S10 S21 S39 F34 F12 S18 F45 F01 F27 F56 F30 S56 S68 F16 F19 F52 F31 F35 F20 F32 F55 F67 S23 S32 S37 S47 S55 S57 F04 F71 F69 S69 F22 F36 F46 F47 F57 F61 S40 F08 F60 F63 S48 F48 F53 S15 F21 S65 S28 S46 S49 S45 S66 S27 S44 S04 S07 S52 F14 S41 F07 F28 F37 F66 F15 F50 F17 S35

1953 ALLARD J2X MKII CONTINUATION 1964 AMPHICAR 770 2010 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC 1976 BMW 2002 2-DR SEDAN 1959 BMW ISETTA 600 2-DR SEDAN 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 1963 BUICK WILDCAT CONVERTIBLE 1969 CADILLAC DEVILLE CONVERTIBLE 1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE 1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE 1984 CADILLAC SEVILLE 4-DR SEDAN 1953 CHEVROLET BELAIR 2-DR HARDTOP 1956 CHEVROLET BELAIR SPORT COUPE 1957 CHEVROLET BELAIR 1957 CHEVROLET BELAIR FUELIE CONVERTIBLE 1955 CHEVROLET BELAIR 2-DR HARDTOP CUSTOM 1975 CHEVROLET BLAZER 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS BUILT 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO “COPO” TRIBUTE 1957 CHEVROLET CAMEO SERIES 3124 PCKUP TRUCK 1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE “LS7 427” MALIBU CONV 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR T-TOP COUPE 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 454 T-TOP COUPE 1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE 1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “LS5” T-TOP COUPE 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE FUELIE 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO-MOD 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO 1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO 454 1967 CHEVROLET ELCAMINO PICKUP 1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER “WOODY” 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-DR HARDTOP 1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA “BUBBLE-TOP” 2-DR 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 409 1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA 454 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 327 1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 1935 CHEVROLET MASTER 5-WINDOW COUPE 1955 CHEVROLET PICKUP CUSTOM 1963 CHEVROLET PICKUP 1932 CHRYSLER 3W COUPE 1931 CHRYSLER CD DELUXE-EIGHT SERIES RS COUPE 1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 “GULLWING” COUPE 1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 “GULLWING” COUPE 1959 DESOTO ADVENTURER SPORTSMAN 2DR 1983 DETOMASO LONGCHAMP GTS 1973 DETOMASO PANTERA COUPE 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER RESTO VIPER V10 ENGINE 2008 FACTORY FIVE GTM 1986 FERRARI 328 GTS 2000 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO 1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA 1960 FIAT MULTIPLA 600 TAXI 1981 FIAT SPIDER 2000 2-DR CONVERTIBLE 1971 FIAT-ABARTH 850SS COUPE 1957 FORD “F-CODE” THUNDERBIRD 1953 FORD CRESTLINE VICTORIA 2-DR HARDTOP 1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1950 FORD CUSTOM 2-DR SEDAN 1937 FORD DELUXE “RUMBLESEAT” CABRIOLET 1966 FORD F-100 ½-TON PICKUP TRUCK 1954 FORD F100 PICK-UP CUSTOM 1967 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2-DR HARDTOP 1966 FORD FAIRLANE 500 CONVERTIBLE 1964 FORD FALCON FUTURA CONVERTIBLE 1963 1/2 FORD GALAXIE 500 HARDTOP “R” CODE

LOT

YEAR

F18 F42 S30 F33 F68 F64 F25 F72 S20 S63 F44 F38 F58 F51 F43 S50 S38 S53 S02 F10 S43 S54 S05 F03 S36 S25 S16 S08 S67 S72 F73 S11 S22 F11 F54 F62 S31 F26 F02 S70 S60 S24 F49 F23 F70 S62 F05 S64 F59 F06 F40 F41 F65 S03 S14 S42 S29 S33 S59 S06 F09 S58 S71 S17 S01 F29 S34 S12 S51 F39 S09

1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-DR “NOTCHBACK” HARDTOP 1964 FORD GALAXIE 500XL 2-DR HARDTOP 2005 FORD GT 1925 FORD MODEL T “HUCKSTER” 1929 FORD MODEL A WAGON 1932 FORD MODEL18 “HI-BOY” ROADSTER 1965 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK “K” CODE 1973 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 SPORTSROOF COUPE 1969 FORD MUSTANG “BOSS 429” SPORTSROOF COUPE 2008 FORD MUSTANG FR500 CJ 1941 FORD SERIES 01A ½-ton PICKUP 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD 1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD 1939 FORD WOODIE WAGON 1952 GMC 5-WINDOW PICKUP 1971 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA SPYDER 1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 CONVERTIBLE 1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 2+2 COUPE 1960 JAGUAR MARK IX 4-DR SALOON 1951 KAISER DELUXE 4-DR SEDAN 1985 LAMBORGHINI 5000S 2003 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO 1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-DR CONVERTIBLE SDN 1978 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1967 MASERATI MEXICO COUPE 1959 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL 1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 SL “PAGODA” 1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SL 1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL ROADSTER 2000 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL CONVERTIBLE 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 COUPE 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN 2012 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG ROADSTER 1954 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-DR HARDTOP 1954 MERCURY MONTEREY SUN VALLEY “GLASSTOP” 1965 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-DR HARDTOP 1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 1957 METROPOLITAN 1500 COUPE BY AMC 1969 MG B CONVERTIBLE 2006 MINI COOPER S JOHN WORD GP 1994 MORGAN PLUS-8 RESTO-MOD LS-1 1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 428 R-CODE 1967 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE 1950 OLDSMOBILE “FUTURAMIC 88” 2-DR SEDAN 1972 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME HOLIDAY 1954 PACKARD 300 CONV. 1948 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT 4-DR SEDAN 1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA SUPER STOCK 1932 PLYMOUTH PC “RUMBLESEAT” COUPE 1935 PLYMOUTH PJ BUSINESS COUPE 1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER 1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE 1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-DR SPORT COUPE 1964 PONTIAC GTO 1964 PORSCHE 356 C COUPE 1968 PORSCHE 911L 1987 PORSCHE 911 M491 1994 PORSCHE TURBO 3.6 1996 PORSCHE 911 / 993 TURBO 2004 PORSCHE 911 TURBO CABRIOLET 1908 REO MODEL A TOURING CAR 2010 SPYKER C8 CABRIOLET 2013 TESLA P85S 1979 TOYOTA FJ40 1976 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 CONVERTIBLE 1950 Truck 1959 VELOREX 16/350 1956 VOLKSWAGEN “BEETLE” TYPE 1 SEDAN 1958 VOLKSWAGEN “TYPE 2” 23 WINDOW “SAMBA” 1973 VW THING “SAFARI” 1948 WILLYS-OVERLAND JEEPSTER “VJ2” PHAETON

MAKE / MODEL

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