GRAND PRIX AUCTION NOVEMBER 16, 2013 / AUSTIN, TX
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Entertainment Provided by David Garibaldi, a painter, a performer, an inspiration and a philanthropist. The performance he unwittingly practiced as a graffiti rebel in his garage is now on public stage. As a performance artist, Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music to an amazed audience. The energy of his performances is both mesmerizing and energizing and there is nothing like it in the world. Hundreds of thousands have witnessed Garibaldi paint live by transforming a blank canvas into pop art icons through his “Rhythm and Hue” shows. At the Motostalgia Gala, the artist will paint unique art pieces which will be auctioned later that evening.
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A percentage of the following memorabilia lots wil be donated to the following charities. - Babyannes Mansion - A home for children for
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Charity Auction Lots David Garibaldi Creations Lot G1
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500 each (offered without reserve))
David Garibaldi’s exclusive pieces of art created during his perfomance will be auctioned during the Gala and 40% of the hammer price will be donated to charity.
Marilyn Monroe Owned Hat Estimate: $12,500 - $18,000 (offered without reserve)
Framed in a shadowbox with a high gloss smoke outer frame, this lot is a Vintage Adele Claire of New York mink hat owned and worn by the most famous sex symbol of the 20th century; Marilyn Monroe. This rare piece was acquired from the personal collection of Sidney Rosenstein, who was an executive at a well known motion picture studio during the mid 20th century. During the years of his executive reign, he acquired movie related artifacts including this hat. This is a rare chance to own a piece of clothing actually worn by this 20th century bombshell.
Elvis Presley Microphone with Autographed Picture Estimate: $17,500 - $23,500 (offered without reserve)
Most known for his legendary influence on Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley began his singing career in 1955. By 1956, Presley was an international sensation. This Shure model 55S Unidyne Dinamic Microphone was used by “The King” Elvis Presley throughout many appearances. It was acquired from his personal soundman, Larry Finch, who traveled with him on tour. This iconic style microphone, framed in gold shadowbox ornate frame with suede matting, can be seen in numerous pictures taken of “The King” throughout his reign.
Cisitalia-Abarth 204A Fontana dei Doici Mesi by Ricardo Kemerer Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
(Full hammer price of this item will be donated to charity)
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Memorabilia Offered Before Automobile Lots
1886 Mercedes-Benz Motorwagen 1:8 Scale
$500 - $1,000 (offered without reserve)
This precision die-cast model is hand-assembled and finished to the highest standards of quality. Built from over 100 parts, this is a rare and unique collectible perfect for any enthusiast.
1931 Bugatti Royale Franklin Mint 1:16 Scale $500 - $1,000 (offered without reserve)
This die-cast replica is hand-assembled from over 200 separate components and hand-polished to a luxurious sheen. Operable features include opening hinged doors, a chauffeur’s removable top, hood panels that raise to view the engine components, movable steering wheel, rotating tires, butler trays, and a spare wheel that can be removed from the back.
“Alfa Monumental” Oil Painting on Canvas by Ricardo Kemerer Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 (offered without reserve)
“The Monumental Alfa”, an original painting by renowned Argentine motorsports artist Kemerer, this is a celebration of the legendary Alfa Romeo. This automaker made some of the most dominant Grand Prix race cars in the 30’s.
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Enzo Ferrari Autograph Estimate:
$6,500 - $8,500 (offered without reserve)
Ferruccio Lamborghini Autograph Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 (offered without reserve)
Authentic framed, mounted signature of ‘il Commendatore’, Enzo Anselmo Ferrari, founder of Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix racing team. Ferrari later went on to found the automobile company that carries his name. A rare piece from the man who created the remarkable race team and the automobile company synonymous with speed and luxury.
Authentic framed, mounted signature of Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini, founder of Automobili Lamborghini. Coming from humble beginnings, Ferruccio Lamborghini was a successful tractor manufacturer before his fascination with creating a perfected touring car brought him to the automobile world. Even after his passing, Ferruccio Lamborghini’s legacy lives on in each of his companies, all of which continue to operate today.
“La Mercedes y Ferrari” Oil Painting on Canvas Lot M16
by Ricardo Kemerer Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 (offered without reserve)
“The Mercedes and Ferrari”, an original painting by renowned Argentine motorsport artist Kemerer, this piece celebrates some of the greatest Grand Prix winning cars of the 30’s and 40’s. The barchetta Ferrari and the silver arrow Mercedes depicted here were some of the most iconic of the era.
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Henry Ford Autograph Lot M17
Estimate: $7,500 - $9,500 (offered without reserve)
Offered here is an authentic Henry Ford framed autograph. Spectacularly mounted with vintage black and white photograph depicting the life of Ford. An American industrialist, he revolutionized the world with his assembly line techniques. Further known for developing and manufacturing the first automobile that middle class Americans could afford to buy, Ford and the Ford Motor Company are some the most recognizable names in the world.
“Alfa en todo terreno” Oil Painting on Canvas
“Pura Sangre en Hipodromo” Oil Painting on Canvas by Ricardo Kemerer
by Ricardo Kemerer
$2,500 - $4,500 (offered without reserve)
$2,000 - $4,000 (offered without reserve)
“Alfa Giving it All (Terrain)”, an original painting by renowned Argentine motorsport artist Kemerer, this piece celebrates the legendary Alfa Romeo race car dominant in Grand Prix racing during the 30’s. With a long history of winning, the popularity of these cars has only grown over time.
“Pure Blood on Race Track”, an original painting by renowned Argentine motorsports artist Kemerer, this piece celebrates the legendary Bugatti Type 35 which was one of the most victorious Grand Prix race cars in the late 20’s and 30’s. With over 1000 total wins, this car was virtually unstoppable in it’s era.
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1930’s French Gas Pump Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
This French Japy fuel drum cart circa the 1930s is very unique and rare Satam. Also known as a ‘Roman Chariot’, it is finished in green and yellow. The hand cart fitted with a Japy #3 pump, delivery dial, twin 5 liter glass reservoirs, hose and nozzle.
1957 Maserati 250F
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C
1929 Bentley Speed Six
1946 Cisitália D46
1920 Duesenberg 183 GPrix
1924 Alfa Romeo P2
Handcrafted Aluminum Vintage Race Car Models Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Handcrafted in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Leonarde Pavani, each of these models contain 1,300 - 1,500 pieces which are individually molded and painted by the artist. Pavani spends two to four months perfecting each of his works before he deems them complete. The detail work on these miniature recreations is hard to believe which on some of these legends of the road extends as far as the inclusion of the needle on the speedometer. Each aluminum model is a one-of-the-kind masterpiece that has never before been seen at auction and may very well likely never return.
1930 Morgan Aero Supersports
1952 Ferrari 500 F2
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Document Estimate: $12,500 - $19,500 (offered without reserve)
Just months after the blockade of the South in the heated Civil War, Abraham Lincoln signed this historic document dated September 19th 1861 under General Orders 106. This document appoints Amos B. Eaton as Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Major; complete with the engraved vignettes of an eagle and the military accouterments.
Wyatt Earp Personally Owned Gun Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
One of the most celebrated legends of the American West, Wyatt Earp, was a lawman that triumphed over cowboys in the Wild West on the new frontier. He is most famous for the fight in Tombstone, Arizona at the O.K. Corral, which is considered by many as the most famous gunfight in American history. This is a Smith and Wesson gun, serial numbered 62618, owned and used by the famous lawman, Wyatt Earp. The gun was acquired by a gold miner Earp met in a saloon, named Mr. J. Smith Carlton, during the Gold Rush in Nevada in 1902. This piece includes the signed transfer of sale as well as the weapon placed in a custom shadowbox brow burl wood frame.
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Memorabilia Offered Between Automobile Lots
Bonnie and Clyde Shotgun Offered after lot 133 - 1931 Auburn Speedster Estimate: $65,000 - $85,000
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow led scores of people on a deadly cat and mouse chase in the American Southwest between 1931 and 1934, coving thousands of miles until finally being ambushed by a posse of six men, ending the reign of terror. This is a live shotgun used by the infamous duo Bonnie & Clyde. Their crimes included robbery and murder throughout the Central States, which caused them to become two of the most infamous outlaws in American history. Forever leaving their legacy, the duo also left a small carving “B+C” into the gun representing their initials. This shotgun is a 1897 model 12 gauge Winchester, serial number 758108, which was owned by Clyde Barrow. It was found in the summer of 1933 in Wellington, Texas where Bonnie and Clyde crashed their Ford Coupe into the Salt Fork of the Red River.
Titanic Necklace Offered after lot 136 - 1933 Duesenberg “Queen of Diamonds” Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
From the set of the blockbuster 1997 movie Titanic, directed by James Cameron, comes The Heart of the Ocean (also known as Le Cœur de la Mer) movie prop which is the name of a fictional blue diamond featured prominently throughout the film. According to the storyline of the movie, the diamond was originally owned by Louis XVI and cut into a heart shape after the French Revolution. Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane,) the wealthy son of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon, purchased the diamond for his fiancée Rose (Kate Winslet.) There were only four of these necklaces created for the movie Titanic. James McMahan, of West Coast Collectables, certifies this particular one was used in the last scene of the movie when the elder Rose throws the necklace in to the ocean. Framed in a shadowbox silver ornate frame that includes autographs by James Cameron, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCapprio, and Glory Stuart.
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Presidential Piece Lot M141
Offered after lot 141 - 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
A rare collection of signatures from each American President from George Washington to the current President Barack Obama, this rare masterpiece of signatures spans through 224 years of American history. An impressive 121 inches across by 94 inches high, that displays in two beautiful frames side by side. Each signature has been authenticated and said to be in “excellent condition” by H.W. “Skip” Hensel, an UACC (Universal Autograph Collector’s Club) authenticator in the field of American Presidents. Each photo was meticulously put into place and carefully matted in linen, adored with a gold ornate frame.
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Legends of Riverside Guitar Autographed by Caroll Shelby and Cobra Team Offered after lot 150 - 1965 Shelby Cobra Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 (offered without reserve)
Carroll Shelbyâ€™s Legends of Riverside Daytona Guitar signed by all the drivesr, pit crew and of course the legend himself Carroll Shelby. This legendary guitar was made to honor Carroll Shelby and the car that (kicked Ferrariâ€™s ass) the 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe #26, driven by Bob Bondurant and Dan Gurney. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. The one and only ever made Carroll Shelby #26 Daytona Guitar.
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”Flowerly” by Zoltan David Offered after lot 153 - 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom Estimate: $130,000 - $150,000
A recipient of the coveted “Be Born to Tanzanite” International Design Award, sponsored by the Tanzanite Foundation. This piece was designed by Zoltan David and created here in Austin, Texas at his Dancing Metals Studio. A one of a kind necklace featuring the world’s only matched pair of gem quality trilliant cut Tanzanites, weighing 17.67 ct. total. The accent diamonds are collection quality DEF color/ Internally to VVS clarity, hearts and arrows ideal cuts totaling 1.25 ct. Additional marquise cut Tanzanites totaling 3.15 ct. Made in Platinum and inlaid with 24K Gold, this piece features Zoltan David’s iconic, patented metal ornamentation. Featured at numerous museums, exhibits and publications, the ‘Flowerfly’ is truly a collector’s must have.
Marilyn Monroe Owned Necklace Offered after lot 163 - 1957 Cadillac Brougham Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 (offered without reserve)
A beautiful Vintage Austrian Crystal Necklace, owned and worn by the most famous sex symbol of the 20th century; Marilyn Monroe. The necklace stands in subperb condidtion. This rare piece was acquired from the personal collection of Sidney Rosenstein, who was an executive at a well known motion picture studio during the mid 20th century. It is certified by the Sidney Rosenstein Estate that is was owned by Ms. Monroe and was screen worn in the classic movie Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Bealtifully lay in a black scoop liner with a custome silver ornate frame. This is a rare chance to own a piece of jewelry worn by this 20th century icon.
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1954 Ford Customline Tudor Coupe Panamericana
VIN: A4LG124980 Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000 (offered without reserve)
115 bhp, 223 cid “Mileage Maker” in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, coil springs over shock absorbers, ball-joint dual A-arm suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115.0” Coming off a year-long celebration of 50 years in business, Ford took the lime-light once again with the 1954 line of cars which incorporated new engines and an entirely new front suspension system. This new ball-joint set-up designed by Earle S. McPherson, provided solid, safe and responsive steering as well as providing a smoother more comfortable ride for the passengers.
To put their new suspension through a test in the public’s eye, a team of 30 factory built race cars were prepared for the 1954 running of the Mexican Carrera Panamericana Road Race in Baja California. These cars were reportedly all produced at Ford’s Long Beach, California assembly plant, which was just a quick jaunt over to the shops of Bill Stroppe who had been the master in setting up the winning Road Race Lincolns in 1952 and 1953. Stroppe’s shop was able to make these cars as road-race ready as possible with beefed up radiators and the installation of safety equipment such as roll bars and seat belts which might be considered as barebones by today’s stan-
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dards but was cutting edge in 1954. Held on the latter part of November when the weather isn’t as harsh as during the cold summer months, the course took its toll. Of the 30 cars, 15 were powered by the new Y-block V8 introduced this year, and all of them failed to finish partially due to accident, but the majority was due to over-heating. Those fitted with the new and improved “Mileage Maker Six” faired quite a bit better.
to the grocery store or a quick trip to the parents house on the weekends. It was built to enjoy and test the limits of those who want to go for the ultimate experience in endurance.
According the build plate attached to this car it was produced at Ford’s Long Beach assembly plant fitted with the new “six” cylinder engine, on or about, April 14, 1954. It was painted Cadet Blue when it left the plant. This vehicle is believed to be entry #313 which was piloted by brothers Americo and Bernardo Guzzini, though no documentation exists at this point to verify this claim. What made this entry interesting is that it was sponsored by the Libertador Hotel in Buenos Airies, Argentina which was owned by none other than that country’s infamous dictator Juan Peron. Maybe it was with the owner’s reputation that made the driver’s proceed a little more cautiously, but in an event where well over half of the vehicles entered were DNF, this little coupe managed to not only complete the grueling course but was rated 45th in class, 77th overall. Restored back in 1989 and used for several events, this coupe qualifies to participate in the revival Historic Carrera Panamericana Road Races. With a fabulous patina it presents all the period correct racing art. It is fitted with a roll-bar system, full racing harnesses for driver and navigator, custom over-sized fuel tank in addition to the original, and an electrical system to switch between the two cells. This Ford was built for more than just a run
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1969 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan “2004” Copilco Edition
VIN: 4M900857 Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000 (offered without reserve)
44 HP, 1600 cc, horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine with ACD Fuel injection, 4-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel independent torsion Z-bar suspension and front disc brake plus hydraulic rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5” The Volkswagen Type 1 is considered to have had the longest run of any production automobile in history. Born in pre-war Germany in 1938 and continued in production for 68 years, until 2004, with over 21 million examples produced. Over those years there were 1,000’s of little changes that took place to the mechanics, suspension, and conveniences, while Volkswagen continued to hand its customers the same line for over seven decades.
Born during one of the most infamous regimes the world has ever seen, the little VW Beetle rose from the ashes of WWII like a Phoenix. It would come to fly all over the world and could be found almost anywhere there were roads to ply. Developed as the “People’s Car” which is Volkswagens literal translation from German, it was assembled in over 65 countries and in 1999, it was voted as one of the top four most significant automobiles from the 20th Century along with the Citroen DS, Mini, and Ford Model T. In its final incarnation, produced in Mexico, the ultimate production Beetle came to be. Modern technology was applied in the engine compartment with hydraulic valve lifters, electronic ignition, and Volkswagens own Digifant
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other upgrades of its time. Volkswagen Mexico in 1969 produced the last year of the earlier 60’s model before they followed the US modernization of the model.
Electronic Control Unit for the most efficient fuel distribution. To help improve the ride, a unique Z-bar suspension smoothed out the ride and front disc brakes enhanced stopping capabilities.
The Beetle offered here is a very significant piece in Volkswagen history. This sedan is the last production model of the air-cooled engine VW Beetles in the world. Created with an exclusive collectable trim, the ‘2004 Copilco Edition’ is an extremely limited production in collaboration with the very last factory on the planet to ever produce the iconic original aircooled Beetle. With under 20,000 original miles on its modern Volkswagen manufactured drivetrain and factory dress to the nostalgic era of the 1960’s, this iconic Beetle is one of the most collectible Beetle’s in existence. The original Volkswagen factory certificate documents the authenticity of this Beetle as a ‘2004 Copilco Edition’, making this exhibit a rare and important piece of Volkswagen history.
The Volkswagen Mexico plant was the last manufacturing plant in the world that produced the classic aircooled Beetle. The closing of their plant in 2004 was the end of an era. Mass manufacturing of the original aircooled Beetle seized in 2003. In 2004, Automotriz Universidad Copilco, being one of the largest Mexico Volkswagen dealers, struck a deal with the plant to rebirth an extremely limited run of classic Beetles to be recreated to the exact aesthetic specifications of the 1969 Mexico mode, which represents the same aesthetics as the 1967 US version of the Beetle. By 1969, the US version had already been modernized to larger bumpers with rubber inserts, fenders, and headlights among
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1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
VIN: 110B016004 Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000 (offered without reserve)
18hp, 499cc rear-mounted, air cooled 2-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, four wheel independent suspension. Wheelbase: 72.4â€? In 1899 the Bianchi brand was born in Milan, Italy. The company operated for 56 years building a wide array of products in addition to automobiles, including military vehicles and and a series of Mercedes-powered trucks. Then in 1955, following an alliance with Pirelli and Fiat, the company reorganized with the new brand focusing on a series of Fiat 500 variants. The company name was
changed to Autobianchi, and the Bianchina was the first vehicle produced under the new venture. The Bianchina offered the reliable and familiar Fiat 500 mechanical components, but coupled them with luxurious levels of trim. In addition to the luxury, several mechanical upgrades were implemented, notable among which was the lowered suspension making for a sportier ride. And even though it was powered by a diminutive two-cylinder air-cooled engine, the Bianchina performed quite well topping out with a speed of 60 mph and a range of nearly 300 miles, while yielding surprisingly good fuel economy around 50 mpg.
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To add to the allure, the first body style produced was the ‘transformabile’, or semi-convertible, that featured a foldable fabric hood and suicide doors. The production was limited to only 10,000 units, and it didn’t take long for the Bianchini to be known as the rich man’s Fiat. Despite the quick success enjoyed by this first Bianchina model, it had a short lifespan which ended in 1962 with the release of the 4-seat saloon. This is an impressive example of what many consider to be one of the most attractive microcars from Europe. The striking red on white color combination on both the inside and outside is timeless in its appeal. With a complete rotisserie restoration and a clean underside, this car is ready turn heads both in the garage and on the road.
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1940 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood VIN: 6324408 Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
135 HP, 346 cid, L-head V8 engine , 3-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127â€? One of the greatest contributions to the Cadillac family to come from GMâ€™s Chief of Styling, Harley Earl, was the Fleetwood 60 Special. Built on a chassis with a wheelbase three inches longer than the standard 62 series cars, it was also three inches lower than the other models by having the body sunk lower on the chassis, all the while not giving up any of the interior headroom An instant classic these sedans were luxurious in every way from plush interior appointments to the exterior styling featuring a lack of running boards, rounded door
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corners and a greenhouse that offered plenty of visibility for both the driver and passengers. For 1940, a major redesign for the entire Cadillac family was reflected on the Sixty Special’s front end with the massive use of chrome for the grille and bumpers, which would become the industry standard. The 1940 Sixty Special presented here is in excellent overall condition and in 2011 it was presented with an AACA National First Place award. It is highly presentable and it is clear to see that it has been well maintained while under all of its recent owner’s stewardship. Among some of its more prominent features are the dual enclosed side-mount spare tires, the last year that this could be ordered from the factory, plus original AM radio, in-dash clock and Fresh-Air heater-defroster. While the Classic Black exterior paint is a few years old, it shows quite well and the interior is fitted with fine gray broadcloths, including the door panels where even the little details such as proper hardware have been used throughout. Even the massive trunk has been restored and covered in original style gray carpeting and liner. Under the hood, the original V8 engine, which has been completely rebuilt, sits in an impeccably detailed compartment. Showing just over 48,000 miles, which is believed to be from new, it is a fine example of just what a luxury car should be. In addition to AACA participation, this car also qualifies as a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America and would make an ideal car for touring or Car-A-Van participation, as well as being welcomed at marque specific meetings of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. A pleasure to drive, a treasure to own, this Fleetwood 60 Special sedan should not be missed.
1950 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window 1/2-Ton Pickup
VIN: KBA730616 Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
92 HP, 216 cid “Thriftmaster” overhead valve in-line 6 cylinder engine and 3-speed Synchromesh transmission, straight front axle with leaf-springs and tubular shock absorbers, semi-floating rear axle also with leaf spring suspension. 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 116.0” After the end of WWII, not only was there a car hungry public, but there was a truck hungry working public. As with automobiles, the first offerings after the war were basically the same pickups and light duty commercial vehicles that had been in production when hostilities started. As with cars, Chevrolet knew that the public would be looking for new styling and features in trucks and set about to create a new line to win sales. In mid-1947, the Advanced Design era of commercial vehicles was released. Through a number of interviews with those who used trucks as part of
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their working lives, stylists had come up with several features to improve their product. An all steel, all welded new cab design allowed for maximum inside room, where up to three could be seated on the large bench seat. The rounded front end design with the liberal use of bright metal for the trim and radiator grille really did something no other truck line had ever done, by adding a little style to a utilitarian vehicle. As an option, rear cab corner windows provided increased visibility in what Chevrolet called “Observation Car Vision” referring to the viewing platforms offered in first class accommodations in passenger rail service. A redesigned suspension was utilized and throughout the Advance Design era, constant improvements were being made. These trucks were the first pickups to actually have a dashboard designed to have a factory installed radio!
For a generation in the 1920’s and 1930’s, they may have learned how to drive in a Model T, but for many kids who grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it may very well have been an Advanced Design Chevy pickup that provided those first lessons. Owning this truck means maybe a new generation can learn to drive in this 3100 series pickup too!
This vintage truck from 1950 has been restored and maintains much of its original glory. Finished in metallic gray, it carries its original trustworthy inline six cylinder engine complete with its oil-bath air-cleaner. During its restoration the electrical system was upgraded to 12-volts and features dual taillights (the right side was an option in 1950), plus front and rear chrome bumpers (again the rear bumper was a rather rare accessory!). The “9slat” wooden pickup bed has also been refinished and the “CHEVROLET” name on the tailgate has been properly highlighted in white. The interior has been freshened with all the original gauges restored to their full function and like new cosmetic appearance.
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1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Vin: E5164843 Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000
340 bhp, 429 cid, OHV V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, coil spring rear suspension with live axle, power-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5â€? On September 14, 1964, the world was introduced to an all new line of Cadillacs, and they would simply become the most popular high-end car in the world. At the top of the list was the Eldorado, the ultimate in a personal luxury car. Marketed as part of a new Fleetwood Series, the Eldorado convertible was a cut-above the lower-priced models. There were very few options available, most all appointments were included. One choice dealt with the front seats. While a one-piece bench unit was part of the basic package, a customer could order bucket seats
which came with a center console that provided a lockable storage compartment and also provided outlets for the heater when a journey on a cool day was required. The beautiful Eldorado we are offering is a gem among collector cars. According to documents that were included with this stunning convertible, it was purchased new in Indianapolis, Indiana by a real estate company. From its overall condition this car has been very well maintained. Recently a professional cosmetic restoration was completed starting with a clean body and refinished in an authentic color of Aspen White. Setting off the exterior is the superb interior which has been done in striking red leather, hand-crafted in exacting detail to fit, look and feel just as the original trim did nearly 50 years ago. To complete the ideal look, it has also been refitted with a white soft
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top. As you would expect with a luxury car, it is equipped with power steering and brakes as well as windows, front driver’s seat, convertible top and of course the radio antenna. For cool driving experiences there is factory air-conditioning and the original AM radio is also in place. Looking under the hood it appears to have been very well maintained and our consignor tells us that this is a “numbers matching” drive train. The spare tire, original bumper jack and wrench are all properly stored in the spacious luggage compartment. As a bonus, documentation of this car’s heritage is provided by the original owners manual, warranty booklet, and factory issued Protect-O-Plate. The name Eldorado was a mythical location where gold flowed like water and all was right with the world. The new owner of this stunning Cadillac may find that with this car that Eldorado may be closer than they think.
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1940 Plymouth P9 Business Coupe
VIN: P9219946 Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
84 HP, 201 cid, L-Head 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission, Amola steel coil springs, aero-hydraulic, double acting, telescopic shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 117.0” During 1940, Plymouth’s reliable and competitively priced cars almost surpassed Ford as the second most popular automobile maker in the United States. Advertised as “the low price beauty with the luxury ride”, the 1940 Plymouth adopted a lower, wider stance. Despite this, the automaker was able to increase both interior and trunk space by 10 cubic feet and 21.6 cubic feet respectively. Improvements included larger glass, sealed beam headlamps, and concealed hinges. Additionally, “Floating Power” engine mounts gave the vehicle unparalleled smoothness.
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The P9 coupe offered here is one of only 26,745 produced and has been restored to original as needed. The original matching numbers engine has been maintained and shows well. Accessories of this vehicle include heater, side mirrors and spare tire. In both 2008 and 2009, it was meticulously inspected and judged as a part of a National Plymouth Ownerâ€™s Club judging. The vehicle won 2nd place both years and was a mere 1 point from first. It received a perfect score in paint, wheels, lighting, external brightwork, undercarriage, and roof. This vehicle is a true testament to the reliability and engineering that placed Plymouth at the top of the sales charts.
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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS “402” Coupe
Chassis No. 1D37U2R517710 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 (offered without reserve)
240 HP, numbers matching LS3 402cid, Turbo-jet overhead valve V8 engine, 3-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, unequal length control arms and anti roll bar, Positraction rear axle with coil springs, power assisted hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112.0” 1972 would mark the end of the line for one of the most popular, all-time muscle cars ever created, the Chevelle SS. Even though new federal rules, regulations, and higher insurance premiums had put quite a damper on the performance generation, the boys at Chevrolet decided to go out with a bit of a bang.
This outstanding example is an original “Lone Star State” Chevrolet, sold new in Brownwood, Texas. Original documentation includes the factory window sticker, owners manual and Protect-O-Plate. Finished in Mohave Gold metallic with a tan vinyl top, the interior also features plush vinyl covering on the full-width bench seat. This Chevelle carried many popular options of the day including AM pushbutton radio, “Soft Ray” tinted glass all around, factory air conditioning plus power steering and power brakes. The paperwork also documents this car had the $357 SS trim package from the factory which started with a beefed up “sport” suspension, the 15” x 7” Super Sport II wheels riding on F60 x 15” white letter tires, the “Hide-Away” windshield wipers, special blacked out grille, color-keyed Sport
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rearview mirrors, and the “SS” badges on the fenders plus center of the grille and rear bumper. Interior appointments included “SS” badges on the doors, dashboard and steering wheel, plus little things such as full carpeting, front shoulder belts, glove box light and much more. Added to the package on this car is the in-dash tachometer, factory clock and AM radio for those cool sounds from ‘72. Today this car presents itself quite well with an original 402 cid, LS3 optioned V8 engine under the hood (a $166 premium when new), and is able to keep up at a pretty good pace. The low 29,345 miles on the odometer are believed by the seller to be original. The stance is level and the quality of detail and presentation makes this a “turn-key” ready vehicle able to do well at a car show or do even better on the open road.
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1928 Buick Speedster
Chassis No. 1959486 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 (offered without reserve)
70 HP, 255 cid valve-in-head in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed selective sliding gear manual transmission. Drop-forged straight front axle semi-elliptic leaf springs, floating type rear axle with transverse mounted leaf springs, reverse â€œElliottâ€? type mechanical drum brakes. This Buick is a very special one-off speedster created by world renown master coachbuilder Gary Wales. This is a resurrected prewar speedster that embodies an era of rapid car innovation and inspired many of the original automotive high speed racers of that time. The thrill of an open wheel speedster is an unparalleled driving experience that can only be delivered with a well crafted machine of the early 20th century such as this example we are proud to offer here. Wales reputation is known world-wide, and he has created many automotive mas-
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terpieces that have received numerous awards. The extraordinary workmanship displayed in this Buick speedster is no less impressive and is an example that would be at home amongst the best collections around the globe. An innovative feature of this vehicle is the transmission which uses a positive interlocking hand control, with heat treated gears, married to a multiple disc dry plate clutch that delivers a very smooth and engaging shifting experience. With the floating type rear axle the main weight of the car is on the axle tubes and releases the axle shaft to primarily take the driving torque. The front axle has been created of tough carbon steel that was drop forged and offers a road-gripping ride. This Buick Speedster is properly fitted with period styling cues like brass headlights rings, toolbox, pin-stripped body, wood wheels and rear exposed spare tires. Wales discovered this little gem among
a California collection where its original body was fairly dilapidated and had fallen around the engine and chassis. The mechanics were, however, somewhat protected despite the prolonged time that the car sat untouched. The attention to detail during the restoration is what distinguishes this example, with little Waleâ€™s touches throughout such as the quality leather hood strapping, leather doors and impeccable woodwork inside the cabin as well as on the outside edges around the firewall. The world class craftsmanship extends from the breathtaking blue-eye hood ornament thought the entire vehicle to the unblemished and well displayed undercarriage and chassis. Driving this beauty will take you back in time, starting with the rewarding original method of firing up the engine by pumping the fuel tank pressure with the dash fitted lever. This early 20th century Buick speedster will quickly become a favorite new addition to any collection and is indeed a true pleasure to drive.
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1925 Hupmobile Series E1 5 Passenger Touring
VIN: E1032 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000 (offered without reserve)
60 HP, 247 cid, L-head in-line 8 cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, mechanical rear-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 118.2” For a company that had built its reputation as builders of affordable cars powered only by four-cylinder engines, it was a bold move when in late 1924, Hupmobile announced their totally new line of automobiles, the Series “E”, which would be powered by a brand new eight cylinder engine. These cars were stately, a real improvement over earlier models, but they were also a lot pricier. For 1925, the “Series R” touring car, powered by the older design 4-cylinder engine, had a factory delivered price of $1,225, while that same body style in the new luxurious 8-cylinder Series E line was priced at $1,975, quite a bit of a price jump.
Restored a number of years ago and always maintained in a climate controlled environment, this is one of the very first Series E Hupmobiles produced. It has been skillfully restored and presents a sharp picture of just what luxury touring could be during the era of the “flapper” and during those dark days of prohibition. Under the hood will show that this car has been used since its restoration but it still retains its original Stromberg carburetor and even its original Atwater-Kent dual-spark ignition system. Colors are from the period with the body finished in a pleasing orange with black used for the accent lines and fenders. The original wood-spoked wheels are painted a Maize Yellow and featured demountable rims with original hubcaps still in place. The interior of this fine touring car has been done in a medium brown saddle pleated leather with the tan canvas folding top that fits snug and tight. The massive
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radiator surround and large drum-style headlights as well as the front and rear bumpers, all glisten in bright chrome work. This car is well accessorized starting up front where a vintage Moto-Meter sits mounted atop the radiator, with the spare tire mounted to the rear and encased in a bright metal protective band. One of the most unusual features of this Hupmobile is the period after-market turn signal system with flashing lights to the front and rear spelling out the driver’s intentions of turning to the “Left” or to the “Right, while the single unit tail/brake light is mounted in the center of the spare tire. On the running boards are four Hupmobile combination boot-scrapers/step plates, and check out the custom etched wind wings attached to the sides of the windshield frame. This car is even equipped with a vintage “Ooh-gah”
horn that brings back motoring memories of nearly 90 years ago. Performance can be described as “spritely” once the engine has been brought to operating temperature. Shifting is smooth and to help one keep track of operations, the Ampere Meter, Oil Pressure and Fuel Level gauges are all in working order. The large oval speedometer-odometer housing presents quite well and there is even a separate trip meter built into the unit. Comfort is pretty much “open-air” but the enjoyment of driving in a rare Hupmobile Eight will warm up the souls of all who ride in this stately car. This is indeed a very unique opportunity to own an important part of American motorcar history, and having one of the first of the mighty Hupmobile Eight’s is a bonus that can only be accomplished by being the high-bidder of this wonderful touring car.
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1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon
VIN: SDD6 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
178 HP (est.), 4,887cc OHV inline 6-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, 4-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brake, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear live axle with semi elliptic leaf springs. Wheelbase: 127.0” Introduced in 1955, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud was produced until 1966 and characterized the core model for the brand during that time period. In replacing its predecessor the Silver Dawn, the J.P. Blatchley designed Silver Cloud represented significant changes from the pre-war models. Attached to the traditional steel body were lightweight aluminum panels for the doors, hood and trunk lid, a precursor of strategies to shave weight employed by many car manufacturers today. Despite the changes,
all that mattered to the true fans was that this was a Rolls Royce, affirming what the company often referenced itself as, ‘The Best Car in the World’. The Silver Cloud was equipped with an inline six-cylinder engine and independent front suspension. In 1957, various mechanical updates were unveiled including power steering and a dual reservoir braking system, along with larger carburetors and larger cylinder heads which increased power. While Rolls Royce never officially quoted horsepower ratings, the car could reach 60 mph in an impressive 13.5 seconds with a top speed of 103 mph. And while most common cars in the era came with a manual transmission, or a two or three speed automatic, the Silver Cloud came equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission that
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persisted in the brand until only recently. The public certainly enjoyed the complete package offered by the Silver Cloud making it a very successful model for Rolls Royce, achieving higher production and a longer lifespan than any previous model in company history. This example has recently undergone a complete restoration during which no expense was spared according to the owner. It features a classic twotone silver with black Connolly leather interior and a Burlwood dash trim throughout the elegant interior. It remains in marvelous condition on the exterior, interior, and even inside the engine and bay. This will be a luxurious and highly desirable addition to any collection.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396
VIN: 124379N577503 Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000 (offered without reserve)
375HP, Matching Numbers L78 396ci Turbo-Jet 8-cylinder engine, aluminum heads, 4-speed manual transmission, 12 bolt rear end, power disk brakes, independent front suspension, solid rear axle, and semi-elliptical leaf springs. Wheelbase: 108” What is a Camaro? ““A small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs” was the response of Chevrolet sales executives. First produced in 1966, the Chevrolet Camaro was designed to compete with the Ford Mustang. The concept of the Camaro was based on the upcoming redesign of the 1968 Nova and many believe it to also be loosely based off of the Ford Mustang. Widely popular, the success of the Camaro was due in part to the success of the Ford Mustang.
The 1969 Camaro carried over many of the features of the earlier years, but was given a sporty design. New sheet metal, inset headlights, new door skins, new rear quarter panels, and a new rear valance panel gave the vehicle a wider, more aggressive look. This would be the only year of this design. The Camaro offered here features the Super Sport performance package, a badge Camaro owners were proud to show off. For an additional cost, drivers could harness more power and control on an upgraded chassis. Externally, the Super Sport features special SS badging, non-functional air inlets, and special striping.
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The engine in this example is a rare matching numbers L78 optioned engine. Introduced late in 1967, the L78 option was never intended to be used on Camaros as it broke Chevroletâ€™s horsepower to weight ratio standards, although it should be noted that Chevrolet had a habit of breaking this rule. Rated at 375 HP, there were many reports that the from the factory the 396cid, 375hp 4bbl Turbo-Jet V8 engine produced over 400 HP. The Super Sport engine package cost a total of $316.00 over the $2,726.00 base price. The example offered here has been professionally restored and the exterior shines with the original green paint with white striping. The chrome has been restored to a lustrous shine and the SS badged rims are in exceptional condition. The interior beckons a driver into its matching green bucket seats separated by the upgraded console with floor mounted shifter, storage compartment, rear seat ashtray and courtesy light (a $53.75 option), and deluxe front & rear seat belts (an $8.50 extra). The Camaro was one of Americaâ€™s most popular cars in 1969, and today it remains a hot item among muscle cars enthusiasts. This Camaro is sure to make others green with envy.
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1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
VIN: 860S3323 Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000
202bhp, 389ci “Tempest 420”, 8-cylinder matching numbers engine, 4 barrel carburetor, 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and stabilizer bar, live rear axle with control arms and coil springs, power assisted 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124.0” Pontiac first introduced the Bonneville name in 1954 on a concept car shown at GM’s Autorama. Customers could finally get their own Bonneville luxury convertible during the 1957 model year as the premier entry for the Star Chief series. The following year Bonneville was brought back as the flagship series for Pontiac, and by 1959 it had a full compliment of body styles.
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power brakes, power seats, power windows, and power top with tri-tone red bucket seats in leather, red carpet throughout, red accented steering wheel, and red boot cover. Great care has been taken to ensure the matching numbers engine upholds its original 1960 beauty. Whiteline tires with 8 lug alloy wheels add a splash of accent to the rich black finish. Combined with the subtle flared lines, the Bonneville never fails to attract a crowd. Pontiac built excitement and in the early 1960’s, those who knew performance and quality made sure they were heading down to Wide-Track Town. Sadly the brand has disappeared but in its wake it has left a number of memorable models including this outstanding 1960 Bonneville convertible.
A combination of luxury and performance, the Bonneville was important in introducing key Pontiac marketing designs like the split grill and the “Wide Track” chassis. The new layout pushed the wheels further behind, which gave these cars excellent handling and cornering abilities that were second to done in the full-size segment of the automotive industry. As offered, this rotisserie restoration assembled in Southgate, California, features power, power, power that will have you seeing red: power steering,
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Firebird Z/TA
VIN: 2G1FK1EJ5A9120713 Estimate: $45,000 - $60,000 (offered without reserve)
400-HP, 6.2L 8-cylinder SFI engine, automatic transmission, electronic brake distribution and traction control, rear limited-slip differential, independent front and rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, and ventilated four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 112.3” Screaming chicken. Hood Bird. Firebird. The 1970s icon of Pontiac instantly takes any enthusiast back to the day where Bandits reigned supreme. In the late 1970s, the muscle car era was starting to die down as rising gas prices, insurance costs, and emissions standards forced many automakers to tone down horsepower. After a new found popularity in the Trans Am from the vehicle’s appearance in Smokey and the Bandit, Pontiac was encouraged to stray from the pack. They developed a product that was faster and handled better than many of the oth-
er cars on the road, leaving a lasting impression on muscle car enthusiasts. This very unique vehicle is actually a 2010 Camaro SS disguised as a vintage Pontiac Firebird. The design was based on the Z/TA Trans Am appearance package that transforms 5th generation Camaros into a modern day Firebird. The extensive body modifications are built to show car standards and include OEM body panels and an all aluminum shaker hood especially designed for this car. The hood is finished with a stylized black satin black firebird logo. The brilliant Inferno Orange Metallic with Black accents is the only known car to sport these colors. The eye catching rims are custom one-off 20” honeycomb wheels with orange metallic accent costing over $7,000. Trans Am and Pontiac badging finish off the exterior accents. The interior
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styling includes black leather firebird logo accents on each headrest, a 600-watt sound system, Z/TA steering wheel badging, center console mounted gauges, and Firebird floor mats. After the conversion in 2012, GM Performance was quoted saying that â€œthis is the finest Trans Am recreation ever done and it is truly a car that GM should have producedâ€? when it was featured at the 2012 Goodguys Nationals. Only 300 miles have been put on the odometer since the conversion in 2012 and this low mile vehicle only has 7,125 actual miles. Ready to make a statement on and off the road, this 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Firebird Z/TA conversion is perfect for the nostalgic driver desiring modern day performance.
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1965 Mercedes Benz 230SL Hardtop Convertible
VIN: 11304210006658 Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000
150 bhp, 2,306 cc inline 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension (by swing axles at the rear), 4-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5â€? The Mercedes Benz 230SL was unveiled at the Geneva Salon in March of 1963, just one month after itâ€™s predecessor the 190SL ceased production. Featuring a 2.3-litre fuel-injected inline six which an impressive 150bhp, 30hp more than the powerplant of the 220SE from which it was derived. While maintaining the sporty qualities of its predecessors it featured the comfort of a true tourer and with the all new body design it became an instant classic. Under the skin was a conventional Mercedes Benz running gear, disc front and drum rear brakes, all
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around independent suspension (by swing axles at the rear), and a choice of 4 speed manual or automatic transmissions. Despite having smaller powerplants than the subsequent 250SL and 280SL, the 230SL still achieved a top speed in excess of 120mph and was the most enjoyable to drive with its superb handling due to its lighter weight. This particular example that we are proud to present had a recent body on restoration. The interior is completely new including leather seats, carpet, headliner in the hard top, a soft top, and interior wood trim. All the gauges and speedometer were sent to California for recalibration. It features new door panels with the original grab handles. The trim has been re-chromed and there is new glass all the way around. A new engine was purchased from Mercedes Benz here in Texas, along with a complete wiring harness, head and tail lights and lenses. This fine 230SL has chrome trim, front and rear bumpers, hub caps, tail pipe and mufflers that are all new. The front grill and Mercedes emblems, weather strips and complete side moldings are new as well. This beauty has been driven less than 200 miles since the restoration. Included with the vehicle are the sales receipt for the new engine and the rare, hardly available shop manual for the 230SL. With high quality paint on both the exterior and interior, the only thing missing now is the next owner ready to enjoy the open road.
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1940 Plymouth P10 Deluxe Convertible
VIN: 1055510 Estimate: $45,000 - $60,000
84 HP, 201 cid, L-Head 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission, Amola steel coil springs, aero-hydraulic, double acting, telescopic shock absorbers, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 117.0â€? 1940 seemed to be a pivotal year for Plymouth. As the low-price entry from the Chrysler Corporation, it was by far the line with the highest production. In the P10 Deluxe line a full offering of body styles was fielded ranging from a sharp woody station wagon to the family friendly 4-dr sedan. However, during the year a total of 6,986 P10â€™s came off the assembly in the form of the Deluxe convertible coupe.
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The Deluxe we are offering is an outstanding example, finished in Boatswain Blue and accented with a very attractive red leather interior. The body, supplied to Plymouth by Briggs, is in excellent condition with smooth panels which are well aligned with even gaps on the doors, decklid and hood. It is a very well appointed example and includes both dual spot and fog lights, accessory front grille guards, skirts for the rear wheel well, beauty rings for each wheel and a chrome exhaust tip. The wide bench seat can cradle up to 3 people in comfort where they can stay warm with the optional recycling air heater and be entertained by the push-button AM radio.
The restoration on this Deluxe convertible is a few years old but has held up extremely well with fine reflective qualities. Under the hood is neat and tidy with the engine restored to its original color scheme, but there is a slight patina of use. A handsome car for local tours or just to round out one’s collection, this Plymouth is ready for play. Of course, one of our favorite extras on this Deluxe are the “Dual-Trumpet” horns, an $8.50 additional cost when new, and with their unique tone, everyone will know you have arrived in your Plymouth convertible.
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1957 Chevrolet Belair Convertible
VIN: VC57T277176 Estimate: $60,000 - $85,000 (offered without reserve)
270 HP, 283-cid overhead valve V-8 engine with dual 4-barrel carburetors, 3-speed manual transmission, Power steering, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. . Wheelbase: 115.0â€?
Finished in an intense India Ivory, the all-vinyl interior is stunning and dazzling with bright red bolsters complemented by the silver inserts. To top off the picture is the white convertible top that fits as tight as when the factory delivered it.
For Chevrolet fans, the 1957 Belair seems to be the car nearly everyone wants to one day aspire to own. From their wide chrome oval shaped front end design to the prominent tailfins that split the air, nothing has ever been cooler to own than a â€˜57 Chevy. At the top of the list in the line-up was the Belair convertible which provided ample room for up to six adults, and whether the top was up or down, the profile of these cars is instantly recognizable by car buffs all over the world.
There are a number of accessories included on this car starting with the interior which features the push-button AM radio, electric clock in the dash and a fresh-air heater-defroster for those chilly mornings. But what really makes this car sizzle is what is under the hood. 1957 saw the small-block V8 developed under the leadership of Ed Cole, expand to 283 cubic inches. This engine was available in six strength, a base two-barrel with
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The restoration on this car is reportedly “top-shelf” the whole way. The color selection, and the way this car just seems to sizzle in the sunlight, means this could be the car you need to round out a collection or just to impress a few of your friends by showing them the caliber of your tastes. This car might be white, but they will be green with envy.
185 HP, a four-barrel “Power-Pak” edition with 220 HP, a fuel injected version rated at 250 HP using hydraulic lifters and 282 HP with solid lifters, and the dual-four barrel set-up, which is immediately recognizable by the “batwing” air cleaner, rated at 245 HP for hydraulic lifters or a whopping 270 HP when solid lifters were installed. It is that latter engine this car is equipped with. Early ownership history of this car has been lost to the ages, but with the splendor and beauty this car presents, it is sure to appreciate in value. Other accessories this car is fitted with include dual sweptback rear-deck antennas, rocker panel moldings, heavy duty front and rear bumper guards, and those fabulous full spinner wheel covers.
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Martini Hemi Edition 4WD
VIN: 1C4HJWDG7DL518492 Estimate: $120,000 - $140,000
450HP, 6.4L (392 cid) Hemi V8 engine, automatic transmission, Rancho 3” lift kit w/ tubular upper & lower arms; Rancho 9000XL 9-way adjustable shocks, and 16-inch Brembo disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95.4” The Jeep Wrangler is legendary as an American made compact four-wheel drive off-road and sport utility vehicle. Currently in its third generation, the Wrangler is directly evolved from the World War II era Willys MB and then the Willys civilian Jeeps of the mid-1940s through 1980s. This example of the Wrangler takes the evolution a huge step forward with one of the most sought after modern conversions available today. Exclusively produced right here in Texas, this 450-hp ‘Martini HEMI Edition’ is by far
the fastest and most extensive conversion ever. With an exclusive Full Kevlar finish, which boasts 4,700 PSI tensile strength -- over 200% strength of other brands -- it is virtually impervious to the elements. Added flair comes from the custom blue & red Martini Racing centerline graphic which extends the full length of the vehicle. With 450-hp, the Martini HEMI Jeep is in a class of its own. Fitted with giant 16-inch Brembo brakes, this Jeep stops as surely as it leaps off the line and over any obstacle in its path. And with hi-tech Rancho suspension and low-profile wheels & tires, the handling is just as premium as the rest of the ride. The features list is impressive, some of the highlights include: exclusive exterior finish with Kevlar micropulp; com-
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plete 450HP HEMI 392 6.4L conversion; Rancho 3” lift kit w/ tubular upper & lower arms; Rancho 9000XL 9-way adjustable shocks; Teraflex 30mm hardened front axle shafts; Maganflow stainless cat-back exhaust system; Brembo braking system w/ 16” rotors; 6-piston front, 4-piston rear calipers in red; 22” custom Modulare brushed aluminum wheels wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler 22” Tires: AEV front and rear bumpers; body-matched Kevlar finished applied: Rock rails: Warn Zeon winch w/ synthetic rope; Poison Spyder fairlead; Lifted Off Road fastback targa top: AEV Heat Reduction Hood: Wild Boar grille: Pro Car “Scat Seats”; Kevlar-lined backs: Custom Blue/Red “Bentley Speed” leather: seats, steering wheel, arm rest, door handles and roll bar; Custom Range Rover-style side vents; JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED headlamps; LED tail lamps; Rigid Industries 50” LED light bar; Rigid ‘Dually’ LED spots (2); Poison Spyder light brackets; and AEV Pro Cal programming module.
Original factory equipment includes the Customer Preferred Package 24S w/ Power Convenience Group, 5-Speed Auto Transmission, Trac-Loc Limited Slip Differential, Connectivity Group and more. The sound system is state of the art, professionally installed to produce incredible lows, brilliant highs and concert-hall clarity and includes: a Kenwood 890HD head unit with Garmin Nav, iPod audio/ video, Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora and more; SIRIUS Sat Radio; Rear Camera; Steering wheel control integration; JL Audio 6.5” Component zr650-csi front speaker combos; JL Audio 6.5” Coaxial c5650x rear speakers (in soundbar);JL Audio hd600 4-channel amplifier; JL Audio hd750 mono amp (for subwoofer); and Kenwood kfcxw1000f 1000-watt 10” shallow sub (floor mounted to retain cargo area). Whether you simply want to enjoy the open road, or be king of the road, the only thing lacking with this brand new Jeep Wrangler ‘Hemi Edition’ is you.
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2010 Corvette ZR-1
VIN: 1G1YM2DTXA5801507 Estimate: $80,000 - $95,000 (offered without reserve)
638HP, super-charged LS9 6.2 L 8-cylinder engine, Sixspeed, close-ratio, race-proven manual transmission, High-capacity dual-disc clutch, aluminum frame, launch control, Performance Traction Management System, Standard Brembo carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors, Standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control with track-level suspension. Wheelbase: 105.7” When you get behind the wheel of a ZR1, there’s a real sense of drama to it. Your heart is already pumping a little harder just knowing the awe-inspiring performance numbers it produces: 638 horsepower at 6500 rpm, 603 ft-lbs of torque at 3800 rpm, and a 0-60 time, of a blistering 3.4-seconds to go along with a top speed of 205 mph. Add to that the rumble of the 6.2-liter LS9 V8 once you press the “Start” button and you can’t help but feel like you’re
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about to experience something special. Power is simply omnipresent, ready and willing to unleash its fury with a blip of the throttle. Finished in an attractive Torch Red, the exterior is dazzling. The Ebony leather interior is highlighted with red, giving a stylish yet competitive look to the vehicle. With just 4,723 miles showing on the odometer, this powerful street legal racer is ready for adventure.
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1957 Ford Thunderbird “E-Code” Convertible
VIN: E7MEXH102727 Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000 (offered without reserve)
270 HP, 312 cid overhead valve V8 engine, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with coil spring, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel power assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102.0” When Ford released the Thunderbird for the 1955 model year, most journalists and many consumers thought it was a direct response to the Corvette from Chevrolet, it was Ford’s version of a sports car. Rather than try to compete with the slower selling fiberglass roadsters, the marketing group from Dearborn decided to blaze a whole new path, aiming at the driver who wanted a “personal” car, but with a sporting touch. While overall numbers were always lower than the more popular sedans,
hardtops and wagons, the T-bird did bring in foot traffic to get those other cars sold and production was usually right on target. 1957 would mark the end of the two-seater T-birds, and boy did it go out with a bang. While the base engine, a 292 cid Y-block V8 could still be ordered, the vast majority of customers opted for the “D” code, 312 cid engine that in its base form was offered at a whopping 245 HP! For a few dollars more one could step up to the 270 HP, “E” code 312 V8, that was fitted with a pair of four-barrel carburetors, the first ever factory offering of such an engine from Ford Motor company. With 1,499 customers of the 1957 T-bird stepping up to this selection, there were few disappointments.
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This interesting example is a most unusual vehicle in that it was not assembled at the Dearborn, Michigan plant where most T-birds of this era were born, but was shipped in “knocked-down” form to Mexico City, Mexico, where it was skillfully assembled and first sold. This car is presented in basically original condition sporting a Colonial White exterior finish with red vinyl seats and appointments. This car still retains its original Signal Seeking AM radio plus heater-defroster and dash mounted tachometer. A pair of nicely mounted aftermarket gauges have been added under the dashboard, but this car remains basically bone-stock. Another unique item is the fact that this Thunderbird is a heater-delete car, in that it never had that
heating-defrosting system installed, quite unusual because it can still get rather cool in the winter months. One of the most interesting items on this car is the 240 KPH speedometer which was found only on export units. To help verify this car’s heritage it still retains the special “Mexican” data plate that has the car’s model code, “40B”, which has only been seen on knock-down exports from Mexico, along with the unique serial number. Similar to the U.S. built car it starts with E7, the “E” representing the 270 HP, 312 cid V8, and the “7” the 1967 model year. Rather than having the letter “F” in the third position, which would have represented the Dearborn assembly plant, are the letters “ME” which represent the Mexico City assembly plant, followed by the letter “X”, which indicates this was an exported car. As with all other 1957 T-birds the letter “H” is then used for the model identification, followed by the unit number 102727, which shows this was the 2,727th 1957 Ford built at the Mexico City assembly plant. Its current conditions shows to have been well taken cared of since day one. This high quality survivor is one fine example of the world class North American manufacturing of the 1950’s. To find an original “E” code Thunderbird is quite a treat, to find one that had originally been assembled abroad is an extremely rare find and one that deserves to be a part of a collection of treasured vehicles.
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2011 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible
VIN: ZAM45KMA0B0057685 Estimate: $100,000 - $125,000
433 HP 4.7-liter V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection, 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting. Wheelbase: 115.8” As a company, Maserati has been producing Italian sports cars for nearly a century. This depth of experience stands out with 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible, marketed as the “GranCabrio” outside the USA, whose best-in-class torsional rigidity is combined with horsepower and luxury. The triple-layer canvas top allows the excitement and pleasure of an open air drive at the flick of a switch, and when putting that top up, it seals out not only the sun, wind, and rain, but also keeps out unpleas-
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ant traffic noises. What is even more amazing is that this Maserati can actually comfortably seat four, with up to 30.1 inches of rear legroom. All seating is covered in the finest of premium leathers with the driver and passenger front seats offering the ultimate in comfort with 10-way adjustable functions and lumbar support, plus multi-level heaters for those crisp cool mornings. Even the highly polished wooden steering wheel is handcrafted with leather covers. A Bose premium brand stereo system features a total of 12 speakers, Sirius satellite radio, speed sensitive automatic volume control, auxiliary audio input and iPod integration, 2 subwoofers, radio data system, and USB connection. The Gran Turismo convertible we are honored to offer is finished in its original Rosso Mondiale that is offset by a supple light tan leather interior. It has been a Texas car the entirety of its life and is well maintained. With one owner and a mere 1,000 miles, this Gran Turismo is barely broken in.
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1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible
VIN: BS4046 Estimate: $105,000 - $125,000
225 HP, 273 cid, overhead valve V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power-assisted front disc brakes, drums to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0â€? While visiting the Turin Auto Show in 1966, American businessman Burt Sugarman spotted a prototype car on the stand for Carrozzeria Ghia that took his heart away. The 450 SS was a styling exercise showing off the skills of this veteran coachbuilder. Sugarman felt he would be able to sell this attractive cabriolet quite well back home in Southern California. A deal was struck and another automotive chapter was ready to begin. However, almost before it started it had to come to an end as starting in 1968, new tougher federal mandates were coming into
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play which effectively put many low-volume car makers out of business. At a cost of $13,000 each, better that twice the price of a very well-appointed 427 Corvette convertible, just 53 of these Italian hybrids were produced. The reason it is referred to as a hybrid is that the basis of these cars was the good old American built and designed Plymouth Barracuda. Ghia’s handsome coachwork was based on the platform of these popular sport compacts, using the same engine and running gear from the Formula “S” package. This included the high-performance small-block V8 backed up by a Torque-Flite automatic transmission. What was so “continental” about these cars was the design and the superb coachwork these cars received. With sensuous rounded sheet metal that seemed to cradle the driver and passenger, these cars were conventional enough in that first glance, but drew the eye to its form requiring a longer study of this attractive ride. This example we are proud to offer is #46 of 53 cars commissioned and has been well taken care of these past 45 plus years. Finished in a mirror-like black paint scheme, the chrome bumpers, which are upturn on the edges, seem to be smiling, knowing what an awesome ride this car is. This sharp convertible is fitted with both a collapsible black soft top, in triple-layer fabric for a snug fit, plus the removable hardtop. Chrome wire wheels glisten in the sunlight when this car is driven. The interior is finished in medium brown saddle leather and has typical appointments of the day including period air-conditioning, power windows, a center shift console and an upgraded, 1970’s vintage AM-FM cassette tape player mounted in the dash. A full compliment of gauges are presented for the driver and the comfortable looking buck-
et seats beckon for you to climb on board and go for an exhilarating ride through the Hill Country of Texas. A clue to its European heritage is the fact that the speedometer on this car is calibrated in kilometers per hour. Finding unique cars, knowing exactly what they are, and then owning them is what the hobby of collectible automobiles is all about. With production of just 53, and estimates that less than half have survived, owning this rarity will put you in a very exclusive club indeed, one where you have stewardship over a true rolling piece of artwork and horsepower.
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1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe
VIN: 9309800346 Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000
261 HP, horizontally opposed turbocharged and intercooled flat 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4” Porsche began to experiment with turbochargers in the late 1960s; which helped lead to the dominance in CanAm racing with the legendary Porsche 917’s for 1972 and 1973. About this time, factory engineers started working on a turbocharged version of the 911, with the goal of making it effectively a street legal racecar. Ferry Porsche, who was the head of the company his father had established, approved the development as he saw its potential to give Porsche a car that could compete with anything that Ferrari or Lamborghini might build as a production car.
Ernest Fuhrmann who was in charge of Porsche’s turbo development for the 911, learned a number of lessons from the 917 program that he would later apply to the production cars. The project was known within the company as the 930, and it would become an important part of the Porsche family. At the 1974 Paris Auto Show, Porsche unveiled the 930 Turbo and within a year production for sales to the USA was in full swing, arriving in North America for the 1976 model year. The initial 3.0 Liter engine produced 234 HP right out of the box. To accommodate this increase in performance, a totally revised suspension was developed which included beefier disc brakes and a stronger 4-speed transmission. Exterior modifications to the car included the “whale-tail”
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spoiler for increased down-force and rear wheel flares to house the larger width tires for improved road-grip. In 1978, the engine displacement was increased to 3.3 Liters that produced 261 HP at 4,000 rpm. This particular Porsche 930 Turbo shows just over 52,500 miles that is believed to be from new. The engine is equipped with stainless steel exhaust headers and is reported to be in excellent condition. Painted black with a black leather interior, it’s a formidable looking machine. It has very straight body panels with negligible gaps between those panels. The cabin structure – windshield and door pillars – is like new. The weather stripping rubber is still supple, and looking at the interior you will see it is well preserved with an instrument cluster that is like new. While the leather on the seats is serviceable, there are some signs of use. The undercarriage shows no rust and the suspension is straight and clean. The Dunlop tires, P225/60/ZR16 up front and P245/60/ZR16 tires to the rear, show 60 percent tread all around. The engine bay has a patina of use, but no serious leaks have been found on either the engine or transmission. Here’s a fine, well-maintained example of Porsche’s true supercar, guaranteed to redefine your driving experience.
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” Convertible
VIN: 12010778 Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
170 HP, 2778 cc fuel-injected, SOHC in-line 6-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, steel chassis with wishbone and coil front suspension with low pivot rear axle, Girling front discs brake with Alfin drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 94.5” For the motoring press, one of the highlights at the 1963 Geneva Auto Show was the introduction of a new family of Mercedes-Benz sports car. At that show the “Pagoda” family of roadsters was first unveiled. Put on the market for the 1964 model year the 230SL was a success and it was the first time a Mercedes sports car could be ordered as either a four-speed or with an automatic transmission. In 1966 with an enlarged engine, the 250SL was born
which led the way to an even larger version that would be introduced for 1968, the 280 SL. In 1966, the six-cylinder engine was stroked 6 mm to enlarge displacement to 2496 cc, but with the same horsepower rating. Disc brakes and an optional five-speed manual Z-F gearbox were the big changes on the 250SL. In 1968, those changes gave way to the otherwise identical 280SL, with a bored out 2778 cc, 170 horsepower version of the six-cylinder engine. Many Mercedes experts consider this M130 2.8 liter six-cylinder engine to be the most trouble-free engine that Mercedes-Benz ever built. This particular example of the Mercedes-Benz 280SL was
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fully restored some time ago but thanks to an owner who has maintained the car well, it looks fresh and ready-to-go. Under the hood reflects the care and meticulous maintenance as both the engine and the compartment show exceptionally well. The interior especially reflects the care that this car has received. Leather is lustrous and in good condition. There are also options such as factory air-conditioning and an AM/FM radio. Best of all, it comes with both tops and thereâ€™s also a rack in which to put the hardtop on those days you might want only the soft top in the down position. Also included are the original owners manual and period dealer and shop directory for the USA. â€œPagodaâ€? was the nickname given after its tiered roof line. Today it signifies one of most celebrated designs of the Mercedes brand, one that should keep appreciating as you enjoy it on the open road.
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2008 Ferrari F430
VIN: ZFFEW58A980164651 Estimate: $135,000 - $155,000
490 HP, 4.3 liter V-8 mid-engine, F1 paddle shift transmission, independent suspension with wishbone front and rear A-arms utilizing rear stabilizer bar and coil springs, 4-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.4â€? Inspired by the engineering research carried out at Ferrariâ€™s Gestione Sportiva F1 Racing Division, the F430 is every bit a Formula One influenced racer as it is a luxurious road car. It is capable of accelerating 0-62 mph in 4 seconds flat and can attain speeds up to 196 mph. The steering wheel mounted F1 paddle shifters allow its drivers to use every bit of the 8500 rpm as it transports them from the road to the Formula One track. Even if it is just for a second, the thrill of feeling like Michael Schumacher brings joy to priviledge drivers.
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At just over 12,000 miles, this thoroughbred has been impeccably maintained with recent service records available. The exterior curves are highlighted with a rare Grigio Silverstone finish while the luxurious interior is finished in grey hand-stitched leather. The clear bra wrap conveniently protects against rock chips. Included with the automobile are the ownerâ€™s manuals, tool kit, spare keys, and cover. The iconic glass back, prancing horse badges, and innovative aerodynamics cultivate a sense of the F430 being a siren of the road.
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1964 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible
VIN: 101738 Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000 (offered without reserve)
53 bhp, 1,493 cc, Triumph OHV upgraded inline 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent trailing arm front and rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, twin rear propellers. Wheelbase: 82.7” A car that will float, or a boat you can drive home, either way the Amphicar was probably the most unique amphibian to ever ply American highways and waterways. Developed in West Germany, the Amphicar was aimed squarely at America’s leisure market. As the culmination of a 15-year, $25 million development program, the Amphicar was conceived by amphibious-vehicle pioneer Hans Trippel who is also credited with the development of the “Gullwing” design on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Trippel debuted the unique vehicle at the 1961 New York
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Auto Show where he was inundated with inquiries from both potential customers and those who wanted to market and handle these cars.Produced through to the 1967 model year, approximate production figures are about 3,875 units with the vast majority of those coming to the United States. Sourcing the engine from the British built Triumph Herald, it was mounted mid-ship and married to a German Hermes transmission which directed power to the rear wheels when on dry land, and then could be rear propellers when in the water. The front wheels actually operated as the rudders for steering control on the water as well as on land. The â€œ770â€? model number was derived from the Amphicarâ€™s advertised water speed of 7-knots and land speed of 70 mph. At just under $3,400 when new, it was about the same price as an Austin-Healey 3000 sports car. This beautiful example has been fully restored and has been recently tested in the high-seas, or at least in a couple of area lakes, and proven to be seaworthy. Finished in the popular Fjord Green, the interior is done in a striking White and Orange vinyl combination. Body panel alignment is most important on the Amphicar, and all of the special seals have proven to be water-tight for both the passenger compartment and in the engine room. This dual personality classic is titled in Texas as both a watercraft and a motor vehicle. On the open highways or out for a gentle cruise at a local lake or inlet, this Amphicar is sure to get you noticed and rewarded with envious and admiring looks.
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2006 Ford GT
VIN: 1FAFP90S76Y400584 245 Original Miles Estimate: $225,000 - $275,000
550 bhp, mid-mounted 5.4 L Modular V8 engine, all-aluminum engine with a Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger, Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones, and helical limited-slip differential, four-piston aluminum Brembo calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotor brakes. Wheelbase: 106.7â€? Produced from 2004 to 2006, the Ford GT first debuted as a prototype that arrived just in time for Fordâ€™s centennial celebration. Conceptualized from the GT40 racing cars of the 1960s, the car was originally designed as concept car. Similar in exterior appearance, the GT reflects the GT40, but has a larger, wider, and 3 inch taller body. A month after its initial appearance, Ford announced that the GT would be put into production.
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Performance that was once only synonymous with Ferrari and Lamborghini comes back home to Detroit with this supercar that hits 0-60 in 3.2 to 3.7 seconds and tops out at 205 mph. An experience unparallel to other cars on the road, the GT is all the fun of a racecar in a street legal format. In 2006, only 2,011 Ford GTs were produced. The center of the interior hosts the unique brushed-magnesium tunnel that houses the fuel tank. Either side is framed with leather buckets seats with carbon fiber shells. Each of the two leather seats is dotted with aluminum grommets to provide driver and passenger with ventilation. The dash features a throwback to vintage Ford race cars with toggle switches that control the headlights, fog lights, dimmer switch, windshield wipers and rear defroster. Finished in Speed Yellow Clearcoat with a full-length Black racing stripe and red painted brake caliper upgrades, this example is impeccable and has only 230 miles since new. The Ford GT is unprecedented in that this supercar has increased in value and never been worth less than the original MSRP of $149,995.
1959 MG A 1600 “Twin Cam” Fixed-Head Coupe
VIN: YM11955 Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000
108 HP, 1588 cc DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with rack and pinion steering, live rear axle, 4-wheel Dunlop disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.0” When MG announced a successor to the much loved T-series sports cars, there was a lot of buzz in the motor press about the new Model A. Initially offered as a pure roadster and later joined by a fixed head coupe, these little cars were popular, but lacked in overall performance. That all changed when the “Twin-Cam” design was released. With fuel fed to the engine via a pair of SU carburetors, it delivered unparalleled performance unlike anything to ever come out of the Morris Garages. Using hemispherical combustion chambers, inverted
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bucket-style valves and a number of other innovative developments, speeds of 110 to 115 mph were consistently reported. While there were some early performance issues with the Twin Cam, these were sorted out and those who have driven and enjoyed these car over the years know first-hand the exhilaration that comes from pure raw power. Included in the factory package were Dunlop disc brakes on all four corners and the Dunlop peg-drive knock-off steel wheels. Finished in Rally Red, this is one of just 220 Twin Cams produced for the 1959 model year and is even rarer still because itâ€™s an enclosed coupe. The engine has reportedly been completely gone through
with the twin SUâ€™s performing as only Skinnerâ€™s Union could make them do. Inspecting under the hood finds only a minimum of seepage and a very light patina of use. The interior is finished in black leather with red piping, a motif that is repeated on the door panels. All gauges are clean, clear and operational. While it is street legal and on a clear California title, it has been prepped for racing with the installation of a roll bar and competition fuel cell, plus the log book accompanies this car. Our consignor is a major fan of the MG brand and reports that this is one of his favorite cars, but now it is time for a new conservator of this fun little British sports car to enjoy the thrill of a Twin Cam.
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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Hardtop “Restomod”
VIN: 136379A324107 Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
502 bhp, 502 ci overhead valve V8, fuel injected engine, TREMEC 5 Speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, 12-bolt rear axle, 4-wheel power assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 112” This 1969 Chevelle is a classic muscle car gone wild. The highly optioned restomod features a crate 502 cubic inch engine that has been rated at 502 HP. Helping to attain that status is a Mallory Racing electric fuel pump, a set of Hooker headers with ceramic coating, and a fuel-injection system. Backing up this engine is a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with Hurst Competition-Plus shifter. Feeding the torque to the wheels is a 12-bolt rear end
housing 4.11 Positraction gears. Keeping this car on the straight and narrow the suspension used is the Hotchkis 4-link set-up plus front and rear sway bars, with the front suspension featuring all chromed A-arms and much more. Getting the car to kick over is left to a Powermast Ultra Torque starter system, assisted by an MSD ignition system. Cooling the car off is left to a pair of electric fans pulling air through the Be-Cool aluminum radiator. Keeping the driver and passengers comfortable is the Vintage Air heating and air-conditioning unit. Making sure that you can bring this beast to a safe stop, a four-wheel Wilwood disc brake system has been installed. A set of Magnaflo mufflers and stainless exhaust complete the power package for this one of a kind creation.
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On the outside of this car, it has been described as “clean and mean”, finished in a deep black paint that reflects like a mirror and trimmed with Super-Sport white stripes plus SS badges all around. Sitting on a set of Crager SS chrome mag wheels, 15” up front, 17” to the rear, it gives this Chevelle an aggressive stance, kind of a clue of the performance it can deliver. For creature comforts, the interior has been fitted with a complete package from a 2006 Pontiac GTO, and is equipped with a Dakota digital dash, Ididit chrome tilt steering column, with a Lacara “Banjo” steering wheel, Jensen touch-screen entertainment center assisted by Rockford-Fosgale power amplifiers and speakers, CD and DVD players and two video screens. No expense was spared on the build of this powerful and strikingly beautiful 1969 Chevelle and now it can be your very own “mean machine”.
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1969 Mustang Mach 1 Cobra-Jet “R” Code Fastback
Vin: ZFFYT53A310125993 Estimate: $65,000 - $90,000 (offered without reserve)
360 HP, 428 cid, overhead V8 engine with Ram-Air induction, 3-speed C6 automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs and telescopic shock absorbers, power assisted front disc brakes with hydraulic drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0” For 1969, Ford pulled out all the stops with the Mustang by giving it the most powerful engine in the Ford family of performance cars, great new styling and a winning attitude all the way. Having effectively retired the GT option, a new name for the performance option had to be developed, something that represented super-son-
ic speeds, as fast as sound itself, thus was born the Mach 1. Available only in the Sportroof fastback hardtop body style, minimum requirements were that the 351 cid or larger engine had to ordered. The original buyer for this car wanted more than just the base engine for his Mach 1. He wanted everything he could possibly get, and checked the box for the R-code 428 Cobra-Jet engine. Officially rated at 360 HP, with a little tweaking this mill could easily top the dyno out at over 400 HP! In addition to this potent Ram-Air engine, a Deluxe Marti Report documents that this car was fitted with a typical list
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of accessories for the day including the “Visibility Group” power steering with a tilt column, power front disc brakes, deluxe seat belts and the 3.50:1 Traction-Lok rear axle. Another item installed was the Immersion Block Heater to help keep the engine thawed out during the cold winter nights one might find near Hunstville, Ontario, Canada. Finished in Acapulco Blue it is fitted with proper Mach 1 markings and is riding on a set of Magnum 500 wheels, a factory installed item. Restored a couple of years back, the Blue finish on this car is as close to flawless as we have seen. The high-back black vinyl covered bucket seats
look fresh, as does the rest of this car, including the simulated wood grain on the dashboard and the simulated tri-spoke wooden steering wheel. One minor upgrade is that this Mach 1 is equipped with a factory AM-FM radio, whereas factory stock was the basic AM radio. These Mustangs were as fierce a competitor as anything else on the road, and in the hands of a skilled driver could present a most enjoyable and thrilling ride. This is one car where you really have to ask yourself, “Am I ready for the best?” If the answer is yes, then this is just the Mustang for you.
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2002 Ferrari 360 Spider
Vin: ZFFYT53AX20129881 Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
400 HP, 3.6L V-8 engine, 5 valves per cylinder, 6-speed F1 paddle shift manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat geometries, 4-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3â€? Ferrari has been synonymous with speed and luxury since the beginning of street legal vehicle production in 1947. Topping out at 180 mph, the Ferrari 360 Spider is a trustworthy stallion capable of hugging the tightest turns and bulleting down straightaways. For the purist who craves the nostalgic feeling for vintage Ferraris, a rare gate-shift 6 speed transmission adds to the thrill piloting this technologically advanced convertible.
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Engineers took special considerations with the design of the 360 Spider to ensure the purity of performance and design. The sills were strengthened and made stiffer incorporating both the front floor pans and rear bulkhead. Side reinforcements, a cross brace in front of the engine, a strengthened windscreen frame, and roll bars provide additional performance and safety. The purity of the curved, sporty design is maintained by an electronically operated top that uses a two-stage folding-action to completely conceal it in the engine bay. Testing this car on a closed course shows that 0-to-60 miles per hour could be attained in 4.4 seconds, and helping to stop the car at the end of the run is a set of large 13â€? diameter vented and cross-drilled discs for the superior braking system. This beautiful example is finished with Argento metallic paint while the luxurious interior showcases the hand-stitched black leather seats and dash. With just a bit over 36,400 miles from new, this silver Spider has maintained a clean driving record. Accompanying the car are the original factory issued tool kit and books. This is truly an exceptional automobile that would show well in any collection.
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette “LS-3 Restomod”
VIN: 20867S112479 Estimate: $100,000 - $140,000 (offered without reserve)
430 HP, 6162 cc, Vortec V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil over shocks springs, live rear axle also with coil over shock springs, power assisted four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.0”
improvements in both style and performance, and over the ensuing years, many doors have been closed so new ones could be opened. Once in a while a combination of old with new works extremely well, and this beautiful 1962 Corvette is just such a creation.
It was the end of an era when the last first generation Corvettes hit the market in 1962. Considered one of America’s best looking cars of the day, the 1962 models had the perfect combination of the original sports car look Chevrolet had brought to the roads, plus a peek at things to come with the tapered rear end-design. As one door closed, another one opened that would bring more
While the basic styling of the body and trim have been retained on this work of art, an application of C5 generation Magnetic Red, one of the most popular hues ever created, really brings out the features of this sleek convertible. Complimenting the exterior is a sharp tan leather interior and a Stayfast tan top from Al Knoch, a leader in soft trim installations. Sitting on a set of C6 generation dou-
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Keeping the driver and passenger comfortable in all varieties of weather is a modern air-conditioning unit from Vintage Air that is powered by their famous Frontrunner belt system which not only adds to the appearance of the engine but also delivers the maximum in performance as it drives the power steering and electrical charging systems as well. A custom sound system and modern Sirius equipped radio is neatly installed to provide your listening needs. What is so sweet about this ride is that it is turnkey ready to go whether it is to a local cruise, major exhibition or just a spin around town to see how many heads will turn and admiring glances you can spot. Please note that this car’s Florida title is branded rebuilt. ble-spoke wheels, 17” up front and 18” to the rear, they give this car a gentle rake to better absorb the high potency that comes from under the hood. Pounding out an estimated 430 horses is a 6th generation LS3 Vortec V8, which feeds its power through the highly versatile and smooth shifting Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission which is equipped with an hydraulic clutch. A custom 2.5” Magnaflow exhaust system provides the rumble that lets others know that this car means business. Getting the power to the rear wheels is solid Positraction rear end fitted with 3.73:1 gears, while a C4 generation disc-brake system makes sure this ride will stop safe and straight. Helping to keep the engine within operational temperatures is a Griffin aluminum radiator coupled with a thermostatically controlled electric fan.
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1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster
VIN: GU63191 Estimate: $125,000 - $175,000
98 HP, 269 cid, L-head in-line 8-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, straight front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, rigid live axle with leaf springs, four-wheel and “Steeldraulic” mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 127” E. L. Cord, the man who had made the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg empire into a force to be reckoned with, was a marketing genius. Despite the hardships of the Depression taking its grip on America in 1931, when new car sales industry-wide dropped by nearly 30%, he had managed to see his Auburn brand grow by record numbers. This had been done through the release of the new 8-98 chassis with five new body styles, and as promoted in one ad campaign; “Auburn again creates a ‘New Individuality’ in design, value and performance”. At
its January premier showing in New York, the Auburn really won the ohhs and ahhs, despite money being very tight. Prices for the 8-98 series ran from around $900 to $1000, but that didn’t stop the customers from lining up to order which moved Auburn up to 13th among the 39 listed car makers that year. Starting with a frame that featured double-drop rails with an X-member center brake, the tracking was 59” up front and 61” to the rear which added to the stability and comfort of the Auburn’s ride. Other features included the Bijur “One-Shot” lubricating system for the chassis and better shock absorbers developed by Lovejoy. Cord had built an entire automotive empire and from his
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Central Body Corporation in Connersville, Indiana came some of the highest quality bodies in the industry. Another member of the Cord family was the famed Lycoming Engine Company, more famous for their aviation products than automobiles; they supplied the quality built engines. So powerful were these powerplants that several were entered into racing events and brought home plenty of trophies and ribbons for their drivers. E. L. Cord realized that he had made his money not so much from the superior mechanics, but from the outward appearance of his car. With that in mind he called upon the talents of Alan Leamy, a young man who had brought a new flair and style to the automotive world. Everything Leamy touched had an aire of distinction and among his greatest achievements were the bodies he created for Auburn’s 8-98 series, in particular, the fabulous “Boattail Speedster”.
give a little look ahead when turning. Mechanically this car is in excellent running condition including the original down-draft Schebler carburetor and the neatly laid out spark plug wires. Considered a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America, this car is qualified to take part in CarA-Van as well as other club events, and every Labor Day weekend in this car’s hometown of Auburn, Indiana, a beauty like this could be the center of attention, but only if you are the lucky new owner.
This beautiful example features a replacement body done in the exacting style of Leamy’s original creation, that was added to the chassis when it was given a complete restoration a number of years ago. Capturing all of the details of the original sleek coachwork, one look at this car and you can tell it is a work of art. Recently freshened up, this grand lady is finished primarily in a light tan with dark burgundy highlights. Pleated black leather covers the front seats and the gleaming array of gauges, all original to the car, are housed in a panel that reflects the trademark Auburn badge. Among the extras found on this beautiful automobile are the dual side-mounted spare tires, and a single Pilot-Ray driving lamp used to light the way on the road and
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1989 Ferrari Testarossa
VIN: ZFFSG17A3K0082237 Estimate: $85,000 - $110,000
380 HP, 4942cc “Colombo” flat-12 engine, 5-speed manual transaxle, tubular frame, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers (twin in rear), and anti-roll bar. Wheelbase:100.4” Introduced with great flair the Testarossa made its first public debut on October 2, 1984 at the Lido Club on the Champs Elysees in Paris and then the next day at the Paris Auto Show. Eight days before, a lucky group of select Ferrari dealers had already been privileged to a special presentation in Italy at the Ferrari facility in Modena, and an on-track demonstration ride at Imola. The promotional campaign was such a success that 37 orders were taken at the show.
Named for the color of the cam covers on this new car that were finished in red, the name Testarossa was fitting. With its big new engine, the performance was awesome and if unleashed under controlled conditions, it was capable of attaining speeds of up to 180 mph, going from 0-to-60 mph in just 5.3 “neck-snapping” seconds. Keeping the idea of a mid-engine Boxer engine, first used in the Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari had been able to develop a car that was faster, better handling, spacious and street legal in the USA, which the Berlinetta had technically not been. Designers and engineers created a supercar with a wider body and longer wheelbase that was accented by the present day iconic and functional straked air intakes. A con-
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troversial design move, these strakes were a reasonable solution to supplying cool air to the dual rear-mounted radiators plus offered some room for parcels or small suitcases. These design moves were part of an effort to address the Berlinetta Boxer’s issues of an increasingly hot cabin (from the front mounted radiator and mid-mounted engine design) and lack of luggage space. The Testarossa is easy to drive both on the track and on days when drivers are looking for a less aggressive road experience. The Colombo designed flat 12 mid-mounted engine was the first Ferrari road car to have four valves on each cylinder, which had been updated with modern engine components resulting in greater horsepower than the
Berlinetta Boxer. Now this steed could give drivers 380hp of pure excitement. Of the 1,126 Testarossas produced in 1989, only 261 were U.S. versions. This Red Head models the iconic Ferrari combination of Rosso Corsa over the tan leather interior, which has been well maintained. It was recently detailed with the Rosso Corsa paint still presenting a deep, mirror-like finish on this quintessential Ferrari color. Inside, the supple leather shows to be in magnificent shape. If you are looking for the most iconic Ferrari from the 1980’s, then this Testarossa fits that description, kind of a poster-car for the post-disco era when a little “flash” never hurt anything.
1928 Pierce Arrow Model 81 Landau Coupe
Chassis No. 82105330 Engine No. 8104-203 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000 (offered without reserve)
75 HP, 288.5 cid, L-head in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs, four-wheel vacuum-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130” As America prospered in the late 1920’s, Pierce-Arrow was at its peak in the luxury car field where its reputation of being one of the finest motorcars was well deserved through its finely engineered and built six-cylinder engines that ran smooth and silent, perfect for the discriminating buyer looking for quiet transportation. Unlike other luxury car makers which often used outside coach builders, Pierce-Arrow also produced superb body work that was crafted and engineered to fit their chassis like a glove. The company’s own head of design, Herbert
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Dawley, used the latest materials and techniques, such as cast aluminum panels and reinforcements to give these cars style, strength and at the same time a savings in weight. It had been Dawley who had created and patented for Pierce-Arrow their unique iconic fender design, with the headlights flaring right into the metal to become part of the car. Despite Pierce-Arrow leadership in high-end luxury vehicles, they started to see the competition making in-roads on their market share as early as 1920. To combat this development, a less expensive line was developed and the Model 80, a smaller “owner driven” line, was introduced. They sold well as they had the Pierce-Arrow reputation of well engineered and stylish cars, and were offered at a considerable savings. A 5-passenger sedan had a factory price of $4,000, while the same model in the upscale Model 33 series would come in around $7,000. For 1928, the lower-priced Pierce-Arrows received a bit of a tweak in horsepower, taking them up to 75, and a new designation, the “Model 81”. This proud coupe was given a full professional level restoration a number of years ago, and then stored for many years in a private collection where it was maintained year-round in a climate controlled facility. Finished in a pleasing light blue with dark blue body accents and fenders, the original wire-wheels have been painted red, including both side-mount spare tires mounted on wide whitewall tires. Appointed with all the right items, most important so that another couple or the kids can enjoy Pierce-Arrow motoring, is the rumble seat. So that those up front can communicate with those in the
back, the rear window can be lowered, and this also helps with air-flow on those warm summer drives. Of course for a little privacy, the pull-down fabric shade is provided. Seats, door panels and the headliner are all trimmed in a rich gray wool broadcloth and the instrument panel mounted dead center on the dashboard features full instrumentation and something we feel is a bit odd, the 8-Day Waltham clock is mounted closest to the driver in the left-hand pod while the speedometer-odometer is mounted in the right-hand pod. Both doors are trimmed with a very attractive Art-Deco pattern wood-inlay that really gives this car a touch of elegance. To the rear of the car, the traditional three-light tail-lamp assembly is mounted properly at the left rear fender and a fold-out trunk rack stands ready to accept its load for a lengthy road trip. Recognized by the Classic Car Club of American as a “Full Classic”, this little coupe would be the perfect ride for a Car-A-Van or for display at a local car show or other civic events. Cute, sweet, smooth and a fun car to own, this is also one not to be missed.
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1933 Duesenberg Model J Franay “Sunroof” Sport Berline Sedan Chassis No. 2385 Engine No. J365 Estimate: $1,400,000 - $1.850,000
265 HP, 420 cid, overhead cam in-line 8-cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission When the mighty Model J Duesenberg was released there had never been another car like it anywhere in the world. Exacting engineering created the most powerful engine ever seen in an American production automobile up to that time. The brothers Duesenberg were not concerned as much with the coachwork their cars would carry, they wanted perfection and performance from the engine and chassis, and that is what they achieved. When first introduced in the fall of 1929, the price for just the chassis of the Model J was listed at $8,500, which would grow by another $1,000 within just a couple of years. Originally offered with two wheelbase options, the standard 143.5” was perfect for sedans, roadsters and coupes, while 153.5” wheelbase would better suite the grandest of custom coachwork.
â€œQueen of Diamondsâ€?
Once a customer had been able to secure their Model J chassis, they were free to choose their own designer and coachbuilder to complete the car of their dreams. After a basic design had been agreed upon, Duesenberg would send a set of chassis plans so that the custom bodies would have a proper, safe and secure fit and lend its design to the overall beauty of these cars. In addition to the purchase price of the chassis and power train, custom body work could run anything from a mere $3,000 to as much as $20,000, which could translate to nearly a half-million dollars today. Chassis No. 2385 was designated as a long-wheelbase design and was purchased by Mrs. K. Stanley who resided across the pond in London, England. From our research we have found that her husband, Mr. Smith, was involved in the very lucrative field of tobacco sales and importation between the United States and Britain. With sufficient funds to afford the best, Mrs. Smith commissioned the craftsmen from the legendary bodyshop of Kellner located in Paris, France, to create her ideal automobile. The result was this very unique and stately sedan.
Chassis No. 2385 shows that Mrs. Smith owned it for a relatively short period of time before the chassis 2385 went to a new owner. At that time the car was sent to another well-known Paris coachbuilder, Carrosserie Franay, which created the superbly attractive “Sunroof” Sport Sedan we are pleased to present. It features a low, streamlined appearance that is achieved in part by having the body sides dropped down nearly to the running boards and then having the rear doors sweep down in a graceful curve to the belt-line. Completing the silhouette is the built-in trunk whose lines reflect that of the roof giving the entire body a continuity of design. As late as in the latter part of the 1960’s, there are records showing this car was still in France, however, sometime during the early 1970’s, this beautiful Duesenberg made its way back to the shores of the United States. Over a succession of owners there have been a number of other modifications to the Franay coachwork, but the basic style and continuity of this timeless classic remains unaltered and presents a stunning vehicle today. The “Queen of Diamonds” is finished in a pleasing shade of raspberry red, that is deep and flawless while all of the chrome glistens in the sunlight from the bumpers to the factory authorized Buffalo brand wire wheels. Today the dual side mount spare tires are enclosed and protected with bands of chrome, each tipped with a stylish rear-view mirror, while up front a pair of Pilot Ray driving lamps lights your way as you round a curve or turn a corner. Topping off the front end design of this glorious car is the Art-Deco inspired ornament
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designed by Gordon Buehrig, considered a master-piece unto itself. Looking inside the “Queen”, you will find that both the front and rear seats are done in pleated ivory leather. Centered in the dashboard is the trademark Duesenberg instrument cluster with its jewel-like engine turned finish holding the tachometer, speedometer, clock and other instruments that help the driver monitor the operation of this fabulous piece of machinery. As you inspect this car, take time to notice the little touches such as the custom engraved gearshift knob, for it is features such as this that sets the Queen of Diamonds apart from other classics. In the rear passenger compartment, a handsome wooden liquor cabinet takes center stage and is fitted with a clock, tachometer and speedometer so that the rear-seat passenger can also check out the Model J’s forward progress. Dividing the driver’s seat from the passenger compartment is a rolldown window that provides the ultimate in quiet motoring while adding an aire of privacy.. Our consignor has kept the Queen of Diamonds in a climate controlled museum setting where it has received the utmost in care and beauty. While it has been exercised on a regular basis, its primary duty has been to add a certain “Wow” factor at its home or wherever it is exhibited. This Duesenberg is truly from a royal lineage, ready to join a collection of the finest “blue-blood” automobiles in the world, afterall, it is known by many as the “Queen of Diamonds”.
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1936 Packard Eight Phaeton Series 1402 7-Passenger Touring
Chassis No. 910210 Engine No. 394365 Estimate: $145,000 - $185,000
130 HP, 320 cid, L-head in-line 8-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic springs, live rear axle also with semi-elliptic rear springs, 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 139” By some quirk of fate and by keeping their manufacturing standards to the highest degree of perfection, the Packard Motor Car Company had weathered the Great Depression. While the introduction of the medium price range “120” series in 1935 had helped Packard to actually start seeing black ink, it was still the senior cars that their reputation had been built on. For 1936, those senior Packards came in three flavors, the very expensive
Twelve, the Super Eight and the base Eight. Money was still tight even with many well-heeled customers and with virtually no visual difference between the Eight and Super Eight, the lower priced car found almost three times as many buyers, making the Eight the most popular big Packard that year. Series 1402 cars were built on the longer 139” wheelbase which was also shared with the Super Eight and Twelve’s. For the 1402 models an offering of seven catalog body choices were fielded. While this 7-passenger Touring Phaeton was considered a “catalog” body rather than a custom-body, it still carries a Dietrich body tag as it was
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produced under the watchful eye of master stylist Raymond Dietrich while it was under construction at the Murray Body Works, where all these large senior series open Packards were being built. According to research on this splendid Phaeton it was sold new during the latter part of 1936 in Pennsylvania and retained by the original owner for 16 years, when it was sold to an early collector of these classic Packards in 1952. For the next 47 years it was rarely used until it traded hands again in 1999 where it was treated to a much deserved complete professional restoration. This car was sold in 2004 at the AACA meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania and changed ownership once again in 2008. Since its restoration, the car has been used very sparingly showing just over 500 miles on the odometer, and those are since its restoration was completed. Finished in Thistle Green with matching leather seats, including the rear-folding jump seats, and a tight fitting tan canvas top, this Packard is the epitome of grand motoring from an age gone by. The fit and finish on this car is impeccable from the
flawless paint to the deep and reflective chrome bright work. It has been stored in a climate controlled facility since acquired by our current consignors, and exercised on a regular basis. Listening to the engine is like hearing the purr of a lion ready to get out on the road. We understand that it runs out quite nicely with an easy start and a tight clutch assisting in effortless shifting. This beautiful Packard is appointed with the streamlined Goddess of Speed mascot atop the radiator surround, driver’s side spot light and collapsible trunk rack to the rear. As with all senior series Packards from this era this car is not only recognized by all Packard organizations, but is also considered a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America and would make an excellent touring vehicle. While the restoration is 10 years old, this car still shows quite well and would be a welcomed addition at any major exhibition of the finest in quality automobiles. Also, from our research it appears that this may be the only Series 1402 Touring Phaeton to have survived, making this indeed, a most unique opportunity to own a grand lady of the road.
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1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback “Drag Pack”
VIN: 9F02R482767 Estimate: $175,000 - $200,000
360 HP, 428 cid, Cobra-Jet overhead-valve V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs and factory staggered shock absorbers, power assisted front disc brakes with hydraulic drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0” Almost from the day the Ford Mustang was put on sale, the name Carroll Shelby became a part of the picture. In the fall of 1964, when the 2+2 fastback body style was unveiled, it didn’t take long for Shelby American to release the mighty GT350. During the fall of 1968, as the totally redesigned 1969 Mustangs were about to hit the market, Carroll Shelby announced he was retiring from the world of motorsports to pursue other interests, but his touch and ideas were still a part of what would become the last factory built Mustang based cars to carry his name. Customers could choose mild, in the form of the GT350 or wild with the GT500, and both of these were offered as a convertible or the always popular fastback. All of the Shelby units for 1969 were produced at the Dearborn as-
sembly plant. Helping create a visual impact that the Shelby was not just a Mustang, a stylish elongated fiberglass front fender and hood assembly were created with the hood employing five NACA-style air scoops, as well as a very unique grille, taillights and center-exit exhaust treatment. Interior appointments include simulated wood trim on the dash, full gauge package including the 140 MPH speedometers, factory decor group including deluxe seat belts with warning lights and special trim throughout. While the 428 Cobra-Jet was officially rated at 360 HP actual, the real-deal ratings were probably a lot closer to 400 HP, especially with the tweaks that were added to the Shelby units. To achieve the lower numbers a simple de-tuning of the engine accomplished that, which was done to help owners save a few dollars on escalating insurance rates of the day. The Shelby 428-CJ was a powerful machine and Ford had turned to one of its performance dealers, Tasca Ford in Rhode Island, who had found that by using a pair of 427 low-riser heads, plus a 735 cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor, a mild racing cam, modified lifters and slightly larger valves, the horsepower boost for these cars was pretty impressive.
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Thanks to having a Marti Report, we know this 1969 Shelby GT500 was scheduled for and actually came off the assembly line on May, 28, 1969. On the very next day it was shipped to Phil Long Ford in Colorado Springs, Colorado where it was listed as sold on July 31, 1969. It is one of just eight Shelby GT500’s painted in the special color of Grabber Yellow, and is equipped from the factory with the close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission plus the very rare factory “Drag-Pack”, which meant it was ready for competition pretty much right out of the box with external oil cooler, reinforced crankshaft, and performance rear gear ratios among other included options. In addition to the Marti Report, a copy of the original broadcast form, or build sheet, is included and verifies the rich pedigree of this marvelous machine. Restored to Shelby Gold Award Status, the odometer shows right at 17,000 miles which are reportedly from new. This car is also equipped with the black Clarion Knit/Corinthian vinyl high-back
bucket seats, original Philco AM radio, full compliment of gauges, power steering, the fold-down Sport Deck rear seat, tinted glass and the visibility group. Restored to concours quality approximately 8 years ago, during which all of the original sheet metal was preserved, it has been used sparingly and did very well in MCA judging having been presented the Award of Excellence in 2006. No detail has been over looked from the proper color swabs on the suspension springs and drive-shaft to many other original factory markings recreated to preserve this car’s heritage. If you think the exterior and interior are pretty sharp, you are sure to be dazzled at the exacting detail under the hood and prepare yourself for a real treat as you check the undersides of this car, it is simply superb in workmanship and detailing. Carroll Shelby has left behind a legacy of innovation, speed and sport, his shoes will probably never be properly filled, but to own a piece of his legacy, one that has been brought to such exacting standards as he would have demanded, is a rare opportunity that should not be passed up.
1977 Shadow DN8 Formula 1 “The Austrian Grand Prix Winner”
Chassis No. 4A Estimate: $1,250,000 - $1,750,000
475HP, 2,993cc, Lucas fuel injected Cosworth DFV V-8, 5-speed Hewland TL200 transaxle, semi-monocoque chassis, four-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel Lockheed disc brakes. Wheelbase: 105” 1977 may have provided the best, most exciting competition in the storied history of Grand Prix’s Formula One. Coming only a year after the spellbinding 1976 season featured in this year’s acclaimed movie “Rush” directed by Ron Howard, 1977 provided an unparalleled diversity of entries including the film’s protagonists, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The 1977 entries counted sixteen different constructors, from Ferrari with its 312 T2 flat-twelve driven by Niki Lauda to his second Championship, to upstarts like Ensign. They were powered by six different engines: Ferrari’s and Alfa Romeo’s flat twelves, Matra’s and BRM’s 60° V-12s, the ubiquitous Cosworth DFV V-8 and, perhaps most importantly, the debut of the turbocharged 1½ litre Renault-Gordini V-6 that presaged the coming turbo era. Six different marques won races, attesting to the competitiveness of the constructors drivers and by season’s end 21 drivers had scored points driving 12 different marques. The season was rife with subtexts, from Lauda’s increasing discomfort with Ferrari through the turbo Renault’s debut to the quiet debut of Colin Chapman’s pioneering ground-effects Lotus 78 that would a year later result in the dominant Lotus 79 and Mario Andretti’s World Championship in 1978. Americans were unusually prominent in the 1977 season. Teams from Roger Penske, Vel’s Parnelli Jones and Don Nichols’ Shadow represented the highest profile ever for America in F1. American drivers Mario Andretti, Brett Lunger and Danny Ongais plus Canadian sensation Gilles Villeneuve were a high point for North American participation
in F1 not seen since the days of Phil Hill, Richie Ginther and Dan Gurney. The season brought ground breaking first wins for Walter Wolf Racing with Jody Scheckter, the Matra V-12 powered Ligier driven by Jacques Lafitte, and the American Shadow team with Alan Jones in the Austrian Grand Prix held on the Österreichring on August 14, 1977, the car offered here. Shadow had begun its racing history in the North American Can-Am series in 1969. Founded by Don Nichols, it acquired sponsorship from Universal Oil Products (“UOP”) in 1971. The team’s innovative design combining tiny 12 inch diameter wheels, a low frontal area body and Chevrolet Big Block power excited the imaginations of spectators and reflected the free rules and creative spirit that characterized Can-Am. The menacing matte black UOP livery and the team’s imaginative graphics (recalling the radio show “The Shadow” of prior years) added to Shadow’s impact.
In 1973 UOP’s sponsorship took Shadow to Formula One with a Tony Southgate-designed, Cosworth-powered single seater, also emphasizing the tightly-packed, compact, low frontal area concept that was Shadow’s signature. By 1975 Shadow was a contender with Welsh driver Tom Pryce, winning five pole positions. Shadow’s development program culminated in 1977 with the Cosworth powered DN8 driven by future (1980) World Champion Alan Jones after Pryce died at Kyalami in South Africa in a freak accident. At Monte Carlo Jones was 6th, then 5th two weeks later at Belgium’s daunting Zölder circuit. Jackie Oliver brought his Shadow DN8 home 9th at Anderstorp in Sweden another fortnight later. The French GP at Dijon-Prenois was a disappointment but on July 16 Jones brought home points in 7th position. Triumph came to the Shadow team, liveried in the bright white of Heinrich Villiger’s “Tabatip” filtered cigars and Ital-
ian wheat merchant, Franco Ambrosio, driven by Alan Jones at the Austrian GP on August 14 finishing twenty seconds ahead of Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312 T2. Although Jones’ Cosworth gave up the fight at Zandvoort, he brought this Shadow DN8 home on the podium in 3rd in the Italian GP at Monza, 4th at Mosport Park in Canada and 4th again in the season-ending Japan GP on the Mt. Fuji circuit. Jones finished 7th in the season’s driver’s championship, his standing matched by Shadow’s finish in the Constructor’s championship. All his and the Shadow team’s points were earned driving chassis 4A, the car offered here. Preserved by Shadow founder Don Nichols since 1977 along with examples of all Shadow’s most important cars, Shadow DN8 chassis 4A has been meticulously restored by members of the original Shadow team. Its Cosworth DFV was rebuilt in June 2013 with only Dyno test time since. Presented in its Austrian GP winning Tabatip/Ambrosio livery, this is a singularly important and significant American grand prix car with a winning, and constantly competitive history. It is emblematic of the potential of American teams, given talented designers, drivers, determination and sufficient resources, in international competition. A flare of brilliance and perseverance, the Shadow DN8 chassis 4A will be an important addition to any collection of competition cars and the centerpiece of a collection devoted to American efforts in international competition. Fully restored by Shadow technicians from the original design drawings and race notes, its continuous history since 1977 in the hands of Don Nichols is unprecedented and will make it a premier attraction in any historic F1 grid as well as instantly competitive.
Grand prix race winning history, innovative design and impeccable provenance make 1977 Shadow DN8 chassis 4A a winner for collectors of all persuasions. It beat both Niki Lauda and James Hunt and is guaranteed to give its new owner a â€œRushâ€? of exhilaration and history.
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette “LT-5 Restomod “
VIN: 10867S100772 Estimate: $105,000 - $135,000
375 HP, “LT5” 5.7 L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, custom independent front suspension, live-axle with rear semi-elliptic springs, four wheel power assisted hyrdaulic disc brakes. For many the 1961 Corvette was pretty close to perfection in many ways. Its front end styling carried on the traditional look established in 1958 with the quad-lights, and deep side coves which could be painted in an accenting color, along with a peek into the future as the tapered rear-end design gave a bit of a preview for things to come starting with the 1963 model year. It is hard to improve upon perfection, but we think that the custom work done on this exquisite roadster has come pretty close with making improvements where few thought they could be done.
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This sweet ride has been hand-crafted for the ultimate in looks, and is powered by one of the most radical engines ever put under the hood of any car, the legendary 5.7-Liter, LT5. Created at a time when a top-shelf Corvette might be able to squeeze 220 horsepower from their performance engine, the LT5 shared only the displacement moniker for this engine was a modern marvel developed in partnership between GM and Lotus Engineering in the UK, and assembled by Mercury Marine in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is only befitting that this engine is mated up with a 6-speed manual transmission able to transfer that power to the rear wheels via a Positraction rear axle all of which is mounted on a custom tubular frame. Fitted with aluminum “Slammer” wheels from Colorado Customs on which a set of B.F. Goodrich G-Force tires are mounted, this ride is sure to handle any roadway it is set upon to pounce. Of course stopping is just as important which is why all four corners have SSBC “Tri-Power” disc brakes which employ the utmost in safety through the use of three pistons per caliper.
The workmanship on this example can be described best by one word, “superb”. Finished in a custom mix of “Jewel Blue” with White scallops, the interior is trimmed in custom hand stitched black leather which is also used for the console, top dash pad and even the passenger grab bar. With black leather covering each door’s top garnish, the lower panels are done in pure white leather following the original design lines of one of the prettiest cars ever produced. Also setting off the dash is a set of custom whiteface gauges including a properly mounted tachometer and a speedometer calibrated for up to 160 mph! For when you just want to relax, a complete entertainment center is at your command with a Clarion radio receiver, CD and DVD player plus video screen all mounted discreetly in the center console. Comfortable and stylish, all rolled into one of the best looking Corvettes ever produced, this is one that will turn revs on the race track and turn heads as it rolls down the road.
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1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible #100 of 532
VIN: 536246201 Estimate: $175,000 - $225,000
210 HP, 331 cid, overhead valve V8 engine with four-barrel, Hydramatic 4-speed automatic transmission, independent front coil springs, semi-elliptical rear leaf springs, four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126” For the American automobile industry it was one of the most magical eras in the early 1950’s when nothing seemed out of reach of designers, engineers and stylists. General Motors was by far the largest automotive company filling the needs of a car-hungry world, and what bespoke luxury in motoring than the Cadillac. In 1952, a very special one-off Golden Anniversary convertible, dubbed the Eldorado, was created. It was very well received whenever it was exhibited, featuring a innovative wrap-around windshield, plush interior, a full selection of power amenities and a body that had been channeled lowering the belt line and giving the four-passenger open car a sleek trend-setting look. For 1953, a decision was made to create special edition convertibles for GM’s top three brands and the basis of this unique Eldorado convertible was pressed into production.
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1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible #100 of 532
VIN: 536246201 Estimate: $175,000 - $225,000
Offered with its original 1953 Pennsylvania title.
Starting with a regular production Series 62 convertible, the entire body section was lowered at the belt-line giving the car a sporty appearance, complimented by the wrap-around windshield which provided unobstructed views of traffic and the surroundings. Chrome wire wheels were made a part of the Eldorado package as was a fiberglass convertible top cover or parade boot. Exterior colors were limited to Azure Blue, Aztec Red, Artian Ochre or Alpine White with similar limited all leather interiors and convertible soft tops in either Black or White Orlon fabric. On January 20, 1953, with the whole world watching, the newly elected President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, rode triumphantly down Pennsylvania Avenue in one of those Artic White convertibles, launching the new Eldorado to global fame overnight. According to those who study these cars, a total production run of just 532 of these cars were produced and to date around 225 examples of the 1953 Eldorado have been accounted for. When these cars were produced, the Cadillac Division created a build tag that kept track of such things as color, interior trim, major accessories and the body number for each vehicle. In the roster the #100 was missing, until recently when this beautiful example surfaced in Mexico City, Mexico. What is known is that in February 1953, a Mexican businessman, believed to be on an official trip to the United States, spotted the new Eldorado and made a purchase agreement with a Cadillac dealer in Pennsylvania. Within two weeks the car was shipped to the new owner’s home in Mexico City where it resided until earlier this year. Eldorado #100 was a member of the aristocratic Mexican society and it was fully restored in 2010 to high standards. In 2011 it was the proud class winner of the Mexico’s “XXV Grand Concurso Internacional de Elegancia”. This car is a visual double of the same car Eisenhower rode down Pennsylvania Avenue, and its fit and finish today is to the same exacting degree of perfection as when it was first produced by the Cadillac Division some 60 years ago. The comfortably padded leather seats are covered with premium leathers dyed to their original hue of red and the soft top fits snug when in the top-up position. Under the hood that mighty Cadillac overhead-valve V8 engine roars to life and it is reported that all mechanical aspects of the car are in excellent working order, down to the Wonder-Bar push-button AM radio. The original chrome wire wheels, produced by Kelsey Hayes specifically for the Eldorado, sparkle and shine just as they did when new, and all lenses, emblems and chrome plated trim look as appealing today as when this car sat on the show room floor back in New Jersey. Having been shown several times in Mexico since its restoration, it has consistently won top honors and well it should. With the deep reflective qualities of the chrome combined with high-gloss paint, this Eldorado is a rolling piece of artwork, a mechanical sculpture that is sure to catch the appreciating eye of even the most discriminated car-collector. We are quite honored to be the first auction house to offer this car for sale as it comes back home to the United States, and what more grand of a venue than Austin, Texas, for this important offering. Whether it stays in the Lone Star State 106 or travels to another corner of the world, this impressive Eldorado represents an era when great things were happening and Cadillac was truly the Standard of the World.
1991 Callaway “Twin-Turbo” Speedster #8 of 10
VIN: 1G1YY3383M5117068 Estimate: $165,000 - $215,000
450 HP, 5.7 Liter, DOHC V8 engine with Twin-Turbo chargers, , ZF 6-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with heavy-duty coil over shock springs, heavy duty coil rear springs with 3.45:1 ratio live rear axle. After-market tuners and builders have been a part of the American automotive scene from the earliest days of the industry. But rarely has a builder’s product caught the attention of the manufacturer to the point where the performance edition was considered to be worthy of being given a regular production order, or RPO code. However, so impressed by the performance of Reeves Callaway’s conversions to the base Corvette, that in 1987, Chevrolet offered to all of its dealers option code B2K, the Callaway Twin Turbo Package. This wasn’t exactly an economical up-grade as it brought the total purchase price for a Corvette convertible with the B2K package to just about $90,000. Sales were limited, but the legendary performance of these cars drove well-heeled consumers wanting some extra bang for their buck to dealers and around 100 to 120 units per year were produced. Then in 1991 Callaway upped the ante when he introduced the Corvette Twin Turbo Speedster. First off, the ‘91 Callaway Corvette used a unique hood with external hood scoops that directed the airflow to a pair of intercoolers. Aerobody effects were used to cut-down on wind-drag and Callaway claimed they drastically improved the car’s handling and top speed through the use of “below the beltline” body panel modifications ending with the specially tapered rear end design. As with all Callaway Corvette conversions, the high performance J55 front disc brakes were used for extra stopping power, as well as extra cooling being provided for the entire car’s mechanical operations including the power steering unit. This outstanding example of the Callaway Speedster is #8 of only 10 produced in 1991. It has been cared for and used only sparingly since new. Finished in a Silver unique to the Callaway cars, its custom leather interior in a rich blue aqua. One of the more distinguishing features of the Speedster package was the cut-down, wrap-around windscreen that brings back the days when factory built street-legal sports cars could be taken direct to the track and raced. One of the most expensive upgrades on the Speedster was the large diameter 3-piece OZ wheels, which are original to this car and authentic to Callaway Speedsters. In keeping with a minimalist’s ideal for wind restrictions, even the bottom-side of this car has been finished and polished to perfection. With a retail price of well above six figures when new, these very limited edition Callaway Speedsters are highly sought after, especially the Twin Turbo. The early 1990’s was a time when horsepower was starting to come back into vogue with American car buyers, and top among all the contenders was the Callaway Speedster. A rare opportunity for sure, this is a chance to own one of the finest crafted automobiles ever produced in the U.S.A.
1991 Callaway “Twin-Turbo” Speedster #8 of 10 VIN: 1G1YY3383M5117068 Estimate: $165,000 - $215,000
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster #273 of 300
VIN: E53F001273 Estimate: $225,000 - $275,000
150 HP, 235 cid, overhead valve in-line 6-cylinder engine with three single-barrel carburetors, 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, with 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102.0â€? In the early post-war days the American automotive industry was flush with cash. General Motors had assembled a cast of only the top rated engineers and stylists, and with so many talented people brought together amazing new developments were bound to happen. The idea of a Chevrolet based sports car had been bounced around since the end of hostilities, when an approval for an experimental two-seater was given. The result was a
little roadster, officially project code EX122, that was prepared and shown as part of the 1952 GM Motorama traveling exhibition. So well received was this car that a production prototype was ordered, but even with money flowing like water, a relatively small budget of just $1.5 million was allocated to the build and presentation. Unveiled at the GM exhibition in New York City at the famous Waldorf-Astoria in early 1953, over 300,000 people jammed the showroom to get a glimpse of this new exciting car, now called the Corvette. Looking nothing like the full-size family Chevys of the day, its sensuous curves and sleek styling was simple and looked like a modern race car. Almost immediately and without any major changes, the Corvette was rushed into production, and the rest is history.
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Some of those credited with the birth of the Corvette include: Harley Earl, GM’s Vice-President of Design; engine engineering genius Ed Cole; chassis development expert Maurice Olley; and Bob McLean who was a master at creating styling models and mock-ups. They combined their myriad talents to make the Corvette a success. And while Zora Arkus-Duntov might not have been in on the ground floor of the Corvette’s development, he joined the team around May of 1953, and was instrumental in giving America’s Sports Car a sporting chance. In what seemed like record time for an automobile’s development, it was announced that the new Corvette would soon be going into production. A special section of General Motors’ Flint, Michigan assembly plant was set up to handle the new processes for fiberglass body production. Everything on these cars was pretty much hand-assembled from the shortened frame to the hand tuned “Blue Flame Six” engine, fitted with a trio of Carter Carburetors. It was felt that for ease of operation the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission would be the safest bet.
When production for the 1953 models got underway, it was to be a true limited edition of just 300 units. It is very well known that those early cars were not exactly built to the same exacting qualities of the sleek models that bear the same name today. Fiberglass was still a new medium and perfecting the molding and marriage of body panels was a skill that needed to be developed. However, as the production run progressed so too did the skill of those craftsmen. Of those first 300 Corvettes produced about 225 have been accounted for and it is estimated that in one form or another, nearly 200 have survived. Each one is truly a piece of American automotive history. The outstanding example we are pleased to present was created toward the end of the 1953 model year and carries unit number 273. Treated to a full professional restoration we would dare to say that this car is probably what the designers and engineers were hoping for when the Corvette was first conceived.
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Looking over the body work, the Polo White paint is smooth and even with no signs of mismatched or illjoined body panels. Both doors, the hood, and deck lid display consistently even gaps. Under the hood, the Blue Flame Special looks like it was just installed in the car, finished in its original teal-blue color scheme with the proper markings, casting dates and components including the front of the valve cover that sports a slight dent as done at the factory to accommodate proper hood clearance. For 1953 there were no real options when it came to color choices, either inside or out, nor for the equipment as each was car fitted with red vinyl bucket seats and a black canvas top, both of which are featured on this superb restoration. Also part of the Corvette package was the Wonder-Bar AM radio and recirculating heater. All the components that were exclusive to the 1953 models are also in place including the dual hood release
controls, the smooth radiator surge tank, the bullet-style triple air cleaners and unique one-piece stamped carburetor linkage. Other important details include the wheels being painted red, just as they were at the factory and the proper Corvette spinner wheel covers carrying the famous blue bow-tie logo in the center making sure everyone who saw this car when it was new, would know it was at its heart a Chevrolet. Today the Corvette name is a legend. Even with stricter government controls on our automobiles, allowances have been made for Americaâ€™s favorite sports car to continue in production. The offering of #273 is a very unique offering and a chance to own a piece of history, one that has been restored to perfection and should be the centerpiece of only the finest automotive collection. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
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1956 Jaguar XK 140 Roadster
Chassis No. 812025 Engine No. G6225-8 Estimate: $105,000 - $135,000
190 hp, 3,442 cc inline 6-cylinder engine with 4-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase 102”. By any standard, the Jaguar XK 120 was a hard act to follow. From its introduction in 1949 it had set the worldwide standard for appearance, performance and value. Jaguar wisely created its successor, the XK 140, by retaining the XK 120’s strengths and correcting some of its shortcomings. Introduced in October 1954 the XK 140’s engine was moved three inches forward to make the passenger compartment more commodious for its largely American market. Detail improvements included larger torsion bars for the front suspension, more power, a larger radiator
and more precise rack and pinion steering. The bumpers were slightly larger. A new hood badge recognized Jaguar’s victory at Le Mans while a chrome strip decorated the car’s centerline and a diecast grille featured fewer vertical bars. Inside, accommodations were pretty much unchanged but slightly larger, the increased footroom being made possible by relocating the engine and transmission 3” farther forward in the chassis. This also permitted the battery to be relocated under the hood from behind the seats in the XK 120. A more affluent market demanded more comfortable Jaguars. While XK 120 production was heavily skewed to the basic Roadster (or “Open Two Seater” in Jaguar parlance), XK 140 Fixed- and Drop-Head Coupes far outnumbered Roadsters, making the XK 140 Roadsters particularly attractive to collectors.
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This beautiful black 1956 Jaguar XK 140 was comprehensively body-off-the-frame restored in a consistent three-year restoration completed in 2012 and is simply gorgeous. Lefthand drive, it is meticulously presented in correct condition with red leather upholstery, black cloth top, steel wheels, hubcaps, blackwall tires, heater, electric wipers, rear wheel spats and is augmented with a set of Lucas fog lights. A splendid example, its engine and underhood presentation is as Jaguar built it in 1956, accurately and sympathetically presented with only an electric fan augmenting the cooling of the original-type radiator for more reliable low speed operation departing from the original configuration. The paint, chrome, body panel fits, upholstery and top are show quality.
This is a Jaguar XK 140 to be proud to own and display, properly documented including its heritage report, and offered with two sets of wheels; steel wheels as presented in the catalog and wire wheels with white wall tires as offered across the block.
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette “LS-1 Restomod”
VIN: E57S105783 Estimate: $135,000 - $175,000
450 HP, 5665 cc, LS1 V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil over shocks springs, live rear axle also with coil over shock springs, power assisted four wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.0” While the 1957 Corvette from Chevrolet was hailed as a major step forward in giving this model a real sports-car appeal, there was room for improvement, especially over 55 years later. With so many advances in performance, handling and creature comforts, this exquisite Turquoise and White convertible represents the height of both old and new. Just one look at this car will show that the craftsmanship was over-the-top, and the selection of colors and materials make this a world class show car in every aspect.
To capture the feel of the late 1950’s, a perfect color scheme of Turquoise with a White scallop really set the mood for cool. Riding on a set of Foose Nitrous custom wheels, the mild rise to the rear of the car gives it just enough of an aggressive look that no one is going to want to mess with you. The interior is fitted with plush tan leather trim that is reflected on the doors panels where the top garnish trim flows onto the forward edge of the dashboard providing a complete continuity of design. All of the instruments have retained their original appearance but the working portions have all been given modern electronics to accurately monitor the functions of this car. Other electrical concerns are addressed through a Street & Performance Wiring Harness that handles anything that
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can be thrown its way. An upgraded sound system provides music for any occasion, and to stay cool, a Vintage Air Conditioning system has been installed for just that purpose. Just when you think that the interior of this car is second only to the exterior design, the forward hinged hood, as when this Corvette was stock, opens to reveal the crowning glory of this car. The potent LS1 engine has been finished in exactly the same color scheme as the exterior including the engine covers which reflect the scallop cut as seen on the front fenders and doors of this outstanding ride. Complimenting the paint work is a vast amount of chrome plating used in areas such as the power brake master-cylinder and power booster, air-intake housings, alternator and air conditioning compressor.
Even the under-sides of this car have been detailed with the Paul Newman styled custom chassis that accept all of the C4 components such as the four-wheel disc brake system, modern steering and properly tuned suspension that allows this beauty to not only look good, but handle in ways that those engineers and developers could only have dreamt about when this car was originally on the drawing board. Everything from the bodywork to the mechanics, to the electrical plus heat and cooling systems, nothing is needed but a new home to enjoy this fabulous machine. With stunning good looks and a ride to match, the new owner of this car will find quality wherever they look.
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1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204 A Spyder Sport Lot 146
Chassis No. 04 (Abarth Chassis No. 08) Engine No. 014-1090 Estimate: $3,500,000 - $5,000,000
The last Cisitalia … The first Abarth… The ex-Squadra Carlo Abarth … The last car raced to victory by the legendary Tazio Nuvolari… Raced at Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Palermo-Monte Pellegrino winner … Well documented FIVA card, Abarth certificate of origin, period photos and videos … 80hp, 1100cc overhead cam 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission. 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes, Aluminum body designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi, coachwork crafted by Carrozzeria Rocco Motto, Fully Independent Torsion Bar Suspension
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The Making of a Legendary Racecar In the days immediately after the Second World War, a group came together in Italy that has been, before or after, unmatched in automobile history. Drivers, engineers, designers, industrialists, they were a dream team such as the world has never known. Their names are legend: Tazio Nuvolari, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, Karl Rabe, Carlo Abarth, Rudolf Hruska, Ferry Porsche, Louise Piëch, journalist Corrado Millanta, Giovanni Savonuzzi, Piero Taruffi, Count Giovanni Lurani, and Piero Dusio. The catalyst for this gathering was Tazio Nuvolari. Popularly known as “The Flying Mantuan”, he was sometimes called by those awestruck by his car control skills, “Figlio del Diavolo”, the Devil’s Brother. Abarth and Hruska offered their services to Nuvolari and in turn involved Ferry Porsche and Karl Rabe at the Porsche design bureau in Gmünd. Porsche offered to create a new, innovative mid-engined GP car with a 1.5
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liter supercharged flat twelve. Millanta introduced them to industrialist Piero Dusio who had made a fortune during the war providing the Italian army with shoes. Dusio had started Cisitalia (Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia) after the war to build a Fiat 1100-based single seater, the D46 designed by Dante Giacosa, as the basis to renew racing in Italy. He immediately seized upon the idea proposed by Abarth, Hruska, and Porsche for a modern car that would humble the resurrected Alfa Romeo 158s, Maseratis, Delahayes, and Talbot-Lagos. Although the Cisitalia GP was stillborn, and bankrupted Dusio, the project brought Ferry Porsche and Karl Rabe to Italy where they observed the success of the Cisitalia sports cars. Built around a lightweight triangulated tubing frame using modified Fiat 1100 engines, transmissions, and axles, the independent front suspension Cisitalia 204 Spyders were immediately competitive and found a willing market even at prices that approached $5,000 in the lire of the day. As Karl Ludvigsen describes in his monumental Porsche history “Excellence Was Expected”, “The merits of Dusio’s idea – that of using simple, inexpensive parts to make a two-seater sports car that could be sold at a very high price and at consid-
erable profit – were not lost on Ferry Porsche and Karl Rabe … when they went home they had more than the 360 [Cisitalia GP project] on their minds.” And thus was born the idea of the Volkswagen-based Porsche design project 356. In pursuit of his grand prix dream Dusio named Abarth sporting director responsible not only for the GP project but also for racing the Fiat-based Cisitalias. When Dusio’s reach exceeded his grasp with the parallel development of the Porsche-designed GP car and the 202 series of sports cars it became prudent for him to accept an offer from Juan Peron to emigrate to Argentina. Carlo Abarth nimbly regrouped, accepting four Cisitalia 204 A Spyder Corsa race cars, two of them
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Most importantly, it is documented as driven by the legend Tazio Nuvolari on at least two occasions in 1950, in the April 2 Targa Florio where he was sidelined by transmission failure and then a week later in the April 10 Palermo-Monte Pellegrino hillclimb where Nuvolari brought it home first in the 1100cc class. It was the final race of Nuvolariâ€™s overwhelmingly diverse and successful career.
not completely assembled, and the race teamâ€™s equipment and machinery as severance. Squadra Piero Dusio became Squadra Carlo Abarth. The 204 A was designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi with spare botticella style Spyder Corsa coachwork crafted by Carrozzeria Rocco Motto adaptable to both formula competition and, with fenders and lights added, as sports cars. One of those four two-seat Cisitalia 204 A Spyder Corsas, the basis of Abarth & Co. Srl, is the example offered here. Cisitalia chassis number 4, it is the last Cisitalia built in Italy. Assigned chassis number 8 by Abarth in the sequence of 204 As built, it is the first Abarth, documented by the original Certificate of Origin retained by a museum in Italy.
The Racing Legend Nuvolari
Tazio Nuvolari was an Italian motorcycle and racecar driver infamous on the track and legendary for his multiple championships. German engineer and founder of the luxury brand, Ferdinand Porsche, called Nuvolari “the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future.” He was born in 1892 and died in 1953. He began racing in 1920 at the age of 27. In 1925, he captured the 350cc European Championship. From then until the end of 1930, he competed in both motorcycle and automobile racing. In 1932 took home two wins and a second place in the three European Championship Grand Prix, winning him the title. He won four other Grand Prix races including a second Targo Florio and the Monaco Grand Prix. After his Alfa Romeo partnership ended when they left Grand Prix racing, he stayed on with Scuderia Ferrari and then left the team in 1933 for Maserati. At the end of 1934 he returned to Ferrari when Italian Prime Minister Mussolini convinced the company to take him back. He then raced in the Swiss Grand Prix and continued racing until Grand Prix racing was put on hiatus by World War II. Nuvolari tamed Ferdinand Porsche’s diabolical Auto
Union grand prix cars. In 1935 he brought one of Alfa Romeo’s outdated front-engined Tipo B (P3) GP cars home ahead of the Auto Unions and Mercedes-Benzes at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In the days after the war Nuvolari, racked by tuberculosis and facing the imminent end of his racing career, sought a successor to the surviving pre-war Maseratis available to him in Grands Prix for one last, glorious campaign. Upon his return to racing after the war, and at age 54, he finished first in class. This was in 1950 and would later be known as the racing icon’s last race. Nuvolari achieved over 90 grand prix victories in his car during his long racing career from 1924 to 1950 making him one of the most significant and celebrated pre-war drivers in history. Nuvolari was infamous on the track as an early proponent, or founder, according to Enzo Ferrari, of the four wheel drift technique. He raced and won with incredible cars from Buggati, Alfa Romeo, Auto Union, Maserati and the Cisitalia-Abarth. The car in which he drove his last race, the 1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A Spider Sport, is a significant piece of racing history and has never been offered at auction before- until now.
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Cisitalia - Abarth - Nuvolari Manifestation of Legends
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It continued to be raced by Squadra Carlo Abarth including in the Mille Miglia April 23 driven by Libero Bazzini (dnf), in hillclimbs and in the Gran Premio di Pergusa where Luigi Valenzano brought it home first in class. It was sold in 1953 to Ernesto Ferri in Italy who returned in 1954 to the Targa Florio but again fared no better than Nuvolari and failed to finish. Three races in Italy followed, 5th in the Coppa Gallenga, 6th in the Circuito di Caserta and 8th in the Trullo d’oro Bari. It followed in Dusio’s footsteps in 1954 when it was sold to Jorge Saggese in Argentina where the then nearly six year old 204 A Spyder Corsa acquitted itself well through 1956. In 1958 it was sold to Oscar Victorio Silich who continued to campaign it actively in Argentina until in 1966 it was sold to the Asociación Argentina de Automóviles Sport where it continued to be employed in the association’s competition driving school. It was acquired in 1978 by its immediately preceding owner, Dr. Sergio A. Lugo, who began a careful, long term restoration and thorough research of its history. Through its long and active racing career, Cisitalia-Abarth 204 A chassis 04/08 survived remarkably complete and intact and retained several features unique to the Cisitalia-Abarth driven by Tazio Nuvolari in the Targa Florio and Palermo-Monte Pellegrino hillclimb. These include a special dead pedal footrest tailored to Nuvolari’s stature, the cork rim steering wheel which he specified, long
distance 90 litre fuel tank for the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, a folding windshield unique among the 204 As to only Nuvolari’s car and, most significantly, the modified front fenders with inner panels that minimized the road dust and dirt to which Nuvolari’s tuberculosis ravaged lungs were exposed. Its engine, number 014, is the same as noted on its original Certificate of Origin. Documentation include notarized copies of the original Automobile Club Brescia 1950 Mille Miglia certificate, the original Abarth & Co. Certificato d’Origine and Certificato do Approvazione. It has been inspected by and issued an identity card from the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA). Documentation also includes Dr. Lugo’s extensive research into its history and records of its restoration. Recipient of the “Premio Speciale” of the historic Mille Miglia for the most historically important vehicle to participate in 2012 out of 372 of the most decorated and collectable vintage sport cars in the world. A more comprehensive competition history also accompanies the car in its extensive documentation package. Of the seven 204 As built, this is by far the most original and, because of its association with “The Flying Mantuan” Tazio Nuvolari, the most important. Thus it is restored with its original unique features identified with Tazio Nuvolari’s races in the Targa Florio and Palermo-Monte Pellegrino hillclimb, his final victory.
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204/04 RACING HISTORY
With history in the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, and many other significant events as well as being the last car that Tazio Nuvolari drove to victory, it will be a welcome entrant in the most important and desirable events around the world. Its handling and speed, demonstrated in an almost unprecedented seven year competition career on two continents, gives ample assurance it will excite its driver, passenger, other participants, and spectators. Beyond its invaluable racing pedigree and history, this incredible piece of world automotive history has only participated in a select few events since restoration. This leaves the opportunity for the new owner to campaign for the first time one of the most historically important race cars of the world. The vehicle is eligible for most all of the exclusive and prestigious vintage racing events around the globe like Goodwood, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, N端rburgring, Laguna Seca and even the young, local vintage racing event here at the Circuit of the Americas.
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This is an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the most serendipitous gathering of post-war racing and automobile personalities, a car with splendid appearance, impeccable history and tailored to the requirements of â€œThe Flying Mantuanâ€?, Tazio Nuvolari, by a master of Italian speed, Carlo Abarth. Likely one of the most historically important sport racing cars currently in US soil this may be the only opportunity to acquire this icon at auction.
2007 Bentley Continental GT Convertible
VIN: SCBDR33W67C049806 Estimate: $90,000 - $115,000
552 HP, 6.0 liter 12-engine with dual super-chargers, ZF6HP26A 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. 4-wheel air springs with independent front suspension using wishbone A-arms and stabilizer bar, multi-link rear suspension, four-wheel power assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.1â€?
One of the biggest hurdles for the design team of this car was to find the ideal way to have the top completely concealed when retracted, while at the same time not compromising the look of the car in any way. And so an entirely new rear suspension package was developed to achieve just that.
When Bentley introduced its new Continental GTC, the â€œCâ€? for convertible, it was hailed as a styling milestone and also another indication that Bentley was forever divorcing itself from long-time stable-mate, Rolls-Royce. With the drivetrain borrowed from the GT coupe, it was a proven success from the start. Improvements were constantly being made insuring the Bentley owner the latest and greatest of mechanical and technical innovations.
Showing just a little over 23,100 miles, this automobile is as comfortable as you can imagine and presents just as it did when it left the factory. Finished in Arctic White with handstitched fine-grain leather seats in tan, it has been meticulously maintained, pampered and babied. Everything from the special trim to the alloy wheels to the genuine burled wood interior trim, bespeaks the ultimate in luxury and style, just the kind of car you deserve.
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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
VIN: ZA9CA05A4KLA12447 Estimate: $120,000 - $155,000
455 HP, 5.2L mid-mounted V-12, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, 5 speed manual, vented disc brakes with hydraulic assist and 4 pot calipers, tubular space frame, and all-wheel independent, fully adjustable suspension. Wheelbase: 98.4”
all the design bugs to be worked out of the prototype, but in 1973, production got underway. By the time this 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary model came to production, there had been over 500 running changes applied to the original design.
Yes, this is the car that you probably wished you had back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The Countach is a literal translation from Italian meaning “Look at that” or more simply, “Wow!”. Debuted at the 1971 Auto Show in Geneva, the angular lines designed by Marcello Gandini presented a futuristic super car with a low and wide body featuring a wedged shape and the now iconic swing-up “scissor” doors. It took a couple of years for
These cars not only looked fast, they were, able to easily twist the speedometer up to 190 mph and go from 0-to60 in 4.8 seconds. Under the hood of these cars is nothing short of a true work of art. The lightweight head, an attractive cam cover cast in aluminum, and the name Lamborghini in big red script let everyone know this engine didn’t just happen, it was created by the stroke of genius. Using its Bosch-K Jetronic fuel injection system proves to be very
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effective in allowing this coupe to be put through its paces. Helping keep the 25th Anniversary edition glued to the road was a set of improved wheels supplied by O.Z. and created under the supervision of racing driver Sandro Munari. Special Pirelli tires were developed for this car and safety was once again more than just the word of the day.
In the early part of the new century the engine and transmission were rebuilt. The car has proper maintenance records for the last 9 years. After nearly a quarter of a century, the Countach is still the center of attention.
The aggressive look of this Countach is enhanced by the black exterior of this car and is complimented by the matching black leather trim. Among many special touches is the upgraded spoiler. Additional interior upgrades include custom Lamborghini mats and a Blaupunkt sound system. This 25th Anniversary Edition features power seats, windows, and mirrors, all offered this year only. Just 657 Anniversary coupes were built this year, making it not only quite desirable, but also rare! The odometer shows 24,800 kilometers; about 15,400 miles.
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1931 Pur Sang Bugatti Type 51 Re-creation
Chassis No. 537B0 Estimate: $250,000 - $300,000
170 hp 2,262cc dual overhead camshaft supercharged inline eight cylinder engine, 4-speed gearbox, live axles with semi-elliptical front leaf springs and quarter-elliptical rear leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400mm Ettore Bugatti built his immortal automobiles at a compound at Molsheim, Alsace. The facility had originally been a dye works supporting the cotton cloth industry for which Alsace was known. Over the years it grew with Bugatti’s success into a complete, largely self-contained and autonomous manufacturing complex that, much like Henry Ford’s River Rouge plant, took in raw metal at one end and delivered finished automobiles at the other with little input of sub assem-
blies and partially finished materials along the way. Ettore Bugatti exercised personal control over the entire process, assuring that his standards of fit, finish and function were maintained. His personal quality control is one of the underlying reasons why the 7,800 or so Bugattis built in Molsheim are still considered some of the finest and most valuable automobiles in history. The Pur Sang Bugatti Type 51 Re-creation offered here is the product of a similar craft-based atelier, Pur Sang Argentina in Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina. Established over two decades ago by Leonidas Anadón, Pur Sang Argentina has grown into an atelier of craft-based shops similar in concept and philosophy to Ettore Bugatti’s Molsheim. Virtually every part of the Pur Sang re-creations are built within the shops of the Villa Lola, formerly the residence of the presidents of Argentina.
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Pur Sang uses artisanal techniques and methods throughout the manufacturing process, basing each and every part on the originals produced in Molsheim – and in Milan, source of the Alfa Romeo 8C re-creations which Pur Sang also builds. Modern materials are bent to the needs of old world methods for greater reliability but where necessary are finely machined on CNC equipment and joined with modern precision welding techniques. So accurate are Pur Sang’s re-creations that they regularly supply semi-finished parts to owners of Molsheim-built Bugattis. Even complete engines and gearboxes are used in touring and historic racing while the irreplaceable original components are preserved to retain cars’ historical accuracy. Pur Sang has concentrated on the eight-cylinder cars of Bugatti, starting with the Type 35 and its variants, the Type 37 and Type 43 touring.
The twin cam Bugatti Type 51 occupies a special place in Bugatti, and racing, history. Conceived in 1924 and introduced at the ACF Grand Prix in Lyon with a team of six examples, of which five raced. Powered by a 1,991 cc inline eight-cylinder single overhead camshaft engine operating two intake and one exhaust valve, the Type 35’s were beautiful and quick. The spare, narrow, streamlined bodies were highlighted by another Bugatti innovation, 8-spoke cast aluminum center lock wheels with integral brake drums. The Type 35’s race debut was spoiled by failure of the supplied tires. Two of the Type 35’s were withdrawn after tire failures and the other three slowed in order to stay within the tires’ limited durability. The Type 35’s potential was conclusively demonstrated, however, and in subsequent years went on to become one of the most successful – if not the most successful – series of race cars in history.
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Eventually Alfa Romeo responded with the Vittorio Jano-designed 8C to bring the Type 35’s reign to an end. Bugatti replied with the dual overhead camshaft Type 51. The new twin cam cylinder head design owed much to the influence of a pair of front wheel drive Miller 91s that had been brought to Europe by Leon Duray to race at Monza in 1929 and were sold to Bugatti immediately following the race. The twin cam head dramatically improved the Bugatti eight’s performance from under 100hp in the original unsupercharged Type 35 to 170hp on gasoline in the 2.3 litre (2,262cc) Type 51. Only 41 were built in a six-year run and they were bought and raced by the elite of Bugatti’s customers, Achille Varzi, Marcel Lehoux, Jean Pierre Wimille, Louis Chiron and Arthur Conan Doyle among them. The Type 51 represents the ultimate evolution of the brilliant and famed series that began with the Type 35. It is the pre-eminent re-creation among Pur Sang Argentina’s
work, remarkable not only for the fidelity of its construction and the meticulous finishing for which the eight-cylinder Bugattis are justly famed but also for the faithfulness of the Pur Sang Type 51’s driving experience. The connection between the driver and the Type 51– and between the Type 51 and the road – is tactile, immediate, intimate. Every control quivers in anticipation of the driver’s input. There is no slack, no play. This is an on-off car. Clutch, gearbox, brakes, even the engine, work through a nearly imperceptible control range that reflects the Type 51’s heritage as a racing car of superb accomplishments. Even with the nearly unmuffled eight-cylinder exhaust just behind the occupants’ heads the sound of gears – in the transmission and in the gear trains to the single overhead camshaft and supercharger – is the Type 51’s dominant note. It’s music.
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The gearbox is the crisp, solid, accurate analog of a quality door latch. It’s in, or it’s out. There’s no in-between. When it works, it’s as satisfying as a perfectly drawn draft beer. This 1931 Pur Sang Bugatti Type 51 re-creation is a brand new car with only test miles. It is powered by the 2.3 litre dual overhead camshaft straight eight supercharged engine with 170 brake horsepower. Weighing only about 1,700 pounds in GP trim, even adding a driver and passenger brings the weight only to the vicinity of a ton, under 12 pounds per horsepower at peak. The engine has a one-piece cast iron block, light alloy crankcase and pressure lubrication. A single Solex updraft carburetor supplies the supercharger running at 1:1 crankshaft speed with 4-5psi boost pressure at maximum. The aluminum body is unfinished and full road equipment including cycle-style fenders, headlights and a spare wheel and tire allow it to be driven on the street. It is upholstered in black leather and is fitted with an electric starter, thermostatically controlled electric radiator fan and a concealed alternator driven off the driveshaft. This is the 30’s driving experience in a dominant, successful car raced by some of the best of the era, distilled and assembled in Argentina using old world methods.
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1965 Shelby Cobra 427S/C (CSX4000)
VIN: DRMVB000015876MO (CSX4891) Estimate: $120,000 - $150,000
575 HP, 427 cid, “Side Oiler” Ford V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension front suspension with dual A-arms and coil over shocks, with the rear also featuring coil over shocks and a live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90.00” When Carroll Shelby unleashed the Cobra, it was soon surrounding and devouring all of its competition. While the world of motorsports continued to progress in new directions, eventually these potent snakes on wheels were left behind. However, there was a generation that knew that the Cobra was truly the best sports car ever produced in America, maybe even the world.
Within a few years of Shelby America’s decision to halt production, a number of Cobra replicas started to show up on the market. In the 1990’s, when Cobra fever hit a high, good old Carroll Shelby decided he had enough of “wannabe” Cobras flooding the market, many carrying his name. If the performance car public wanted a new Shelby Cobra, then he would be making them. Dusting off vintage blueprints and reviving a number of original parts that had been employed during the 1960’s, Shelby put a team together that was as talented as those he had worked with 30 years earlier and the continuation of the Cobra commenced, and rightfully attached to them was the legendary name, Carroll Shelby.
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This beautiful example of a CSX4000 series Cobra is a magnificent vehicle that not only captures the visual image of those earlier machines, but also the power as that 427 cubic inch big-block V8 roars to life and pumps out a rated 575 HP, much more than could be claimed back in the mid-1960’s. Backing up this potent mill is a close-ratio 4-speed transmission that really rips through the gears with Dana 40 rear axle’s 3.31 to 1 gearing. This beauty rides on a set of genuine Halibrand “knock-off” wheels and stopping this beast is an ultra-high performance Baer Disc Brake system. With a body construction of high-strength fiberglass composite mounted on a 4” diameter steel tubular frame, it features aluminum fender closeout panels for both the front and the rear. Other features of this Cobra include Bilstein shock absorbers, an aluminum rear axle housing, 23 gallon fuel cell, coated headers feeding into dual side-mounted exhaust pipes, and extra electrical cooling fans for the radiator. Looking inside the cockpit of this beauty you will find a complete compliment of Shelby Signature Series Gauges, original style wood steering wheel, and confirming this cars heritage a specially cast signature ID plate is fixed to the dashboard at the factory. Completing the picture is a show quality paint scheme presenting Shelby’s trademark dark blue with complimenting white stripes in a show quality finish. Since its build this CSX4000 series Cobra hasn’t been a total “trailer queen” or a stashed away recluse, but has been used under strict supervision. With real-deal Cobra’s hitting the million-dollar mark, here is a genuine Shelby built Cobra, that one can have a little fun with knowing it can be taken out on the road and enjoyed, with the owner knowing he is driving a real Shelby Cobra.
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1930 Rolland-Pilain Grand Prix
Chassis No. 20013 Engine No. 15S1666 Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
4-litre 8-cylinder Continental Inline Engine, 4-speed manual transmission. 4 wheel hydraulic drum brakes with all aluminum â€œRidge Baquetâ€? racer body. The team of Francois Rolland and Emile Pilain were among the many automotive pioneers in the French automobile industry. Their innovative and creative engineering ideas spearheaded the development of a number of features, with their most important contribution being the hydraulic brake system. Established in 1904, their early cars were found to be well built and engineered starting with a 20 HP, monoblock 4-cylinder engine at the center of their success. By 1907 they had expanded the line to three models and the fol-
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lowing year decided the best way to further expose their car’s superiority was to enter the world of motorsports. In 1911, they formed their own team with a field of three massive 6.1 liter racing vehicles, first entering the ‘Le Grand Prix des Vieux Tacots’ also to be known as the Old Crocks’ GP due to the age of the vehicles from many competitors as well as the age of the veteran drivers. While their performance may not have brought home any trophies it did bring home ideas for improving their products. Throughout the 1910’s and the 1920’s, Rolland-Pilian continued to build production vehicles while continuing to dabble in racing. In 1923, Albert Guyot drove a Model A22 to victory at the San Sebastian Grand Prix in Spain, and this is considered the highlight of the company’s racing campaign. There were other racing successes but it was the production car side of the company that made money and new ideas had to be thought of to continue in business. In 1927, following the lead of several other European marques, Rolland-Pilain developed a relationship with an American company, Continental Motors, and started to use several of their engines, as did a large number of independent makes in the U.S.A. and abroad. However, when the world economy took a tailspin during the Great Depression, Rolland-Pilain would end up as one of the casualties and by 1932 was nothing more than a motoring memory. One of the artifacts of the company is this beautiful aluminum bodied monoposto racing vehicle.
While the chassis is of French origin, the engine is from the latter days of Rolland-Pilian in that it is a Continental in-line 8-cylinder model from America. This car was located in Argentina, where road-racing is a favorite national pastime and some of the sport’s best drivers have hailed from. It is believed that the coach work originated in this silver-rich country. Powered by the Red-Seal Continental engine which presents basic and simple mechanics, it is reported to be in good running condition. And as none of the engineering components are overly exotic, it will be fairly simple to maintain. It features a solid steering gear, tight chassis and trued-up spoke wheels, with all four-corners having been fitted with the safe stopping power of hydraulic drum brakes. During and after WWII, a number of European automotive engineers and craftsmen migrated to this South American enclave and a great many treasures were created down there such as this car. The extravagantly beautiful “Ridge Baquet” aluminum body presented in this marvelous piece alludes to a possibly rich racing history, but despite all best efforts in researching this car’s origins, its provenance remains a mystery. It’s discovery in South America was documented and filmed by the Discovery Network and will be featured as part of an upcoming primetime series. This is a rare chance to own a very unique vintage racing vehicle that would be a perfect fit for a motorsports reunion or just to take out and enjoy the open road.
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1998 Ferrari F300 F1 Racing Car ex-Michael Schumacher
Chassis No. 183 Estimate: $950,000 - $1,150,000
The third of only nine built Early Rory Byrne-designed F1 Ferrari Driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine The precursor to Ferrariâ€™s millennial F1 dominance Engine and transmission rebuilt in 2009; Ferrari Classiche certified
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805 BHP, 2,997 cc DOHC V-10 engine, 7-speed button-shift transmission, independent front and rear pushrod-activated torsion arm suspension, and 4-wheel ventilated carbon-ceramic composite disc brakes. Wheelbase: 116.25â€?.
It’s arguably one of the most important cars in Ferrari F1 race history ....
On January 7th, 1998 Ferrari debuted a car that would change the company’s racing future in Maranello, Italy. Over 800 journalists got a first look at the company’s latest engineering marvel: the F300. The men who made this possible were on-hand for the presentation — Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo; Jean Todt, the Scuderia Ferrari Team Manager; and designer Rory Byrne. It’s arguably one of the most important cars in Ferrari F1
race history. The 1998 Ferrari F300 played a crucial role in the Italian car company’s return to dominance in F1 racing, setting up legendary driver Michael Schumacher to win 6 world championships. Driven 38 times around the world by Schumacher, this third chassis off the assembly line of nine total F300s (Chassis number 183) is widely credited as one of the most important of the principle test cars during early proving sessions.
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Scuderia Ferrari owes much of its consistent success in the 2000s to this car’s numerous runs with Schumacher behind the wheel. It’s no coincidence that Ferrari had 6 consecutive winning seasons after the introduction of this car. It should be noted that Schumacher won 6 races and had 11 total podiums in 1998 alone.
Schumacher who had one World Championship already under his belt, had been hired away from Benetton in 1996 before those six World Championships for Ferrari, which may be the reason that the official Formula One website has declared him as “the greatest driver the sport has ever seen.” It is a rare occasion when such an important piece of racing history, a truly pivotal chapter in Ferrari’s dominance in the F1 sport, is offered for sale at auction. During the 1998 season, Ferrari took major steps towards its return to the apex of perfection on the Formula 1 racing circuits. Four years were spent working extremely hard to engineer this car to the exact specifications needed to return to dominance in the sport.
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“What made this car special was its novel aerodynamic design approach, which, in the years to come, would ensure Ferrari’s superiority over its rivals.” —Ferrari
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It is a rare occasion when such an important piece of racing history, a truly pivotal chapter in Ferrariâ€™s dominance in the F1 sport, is offered for sale at auction. During the 1998 season, Ferrari took major steps towards its return to the apex of perfection on the Formula 1 racing circuits. Four years were spent working extremely hard to engineer this car to the exact specifications needed to return to dominance in the sport. Chassis number 183 was completed around February 11, 1998. A couple of days later it made its first recorded runs at Fiorano driven by Eddie Irvine and was later used in proving sessions as one of the main test cars driven by Schumacher at Fiorano, as well as Mugello.
In early April 1998, chassis 183 underwent testing at Barcelona with Schumacher at the wheel, trying out new tires developed by Goodyear, and later that month back at Fiorano the car was again put through its test paces with Irvine piloting the car. Ferrari reportedly sold chassis 183 sometime around 2005 to a well-known inventor and connoisseur of the marque Pietro Tognoli and his brother Marco where they campaigned it at several Ferrari F1 Clienti outings over the next couple of years. In 2008, the car was once again sold and in the following year it received a complete Ferrari Classiche certified rebuild at which time improvements were made and the output was raised to 805 HP.
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After this work had been completed, chassis 183 was invited to participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2009, where it was allowed to strut its stuff and proved to still be a worthy opponent on the track. Accompanied by its Classiche certificate and documentations that shows the car was driven by Michael Schumacher 38 times, it is eligible for a number of historic events. As an actual Ferrari that has been verified and piloted by seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, it is the ride of champions and stands ready to hit the course with as much enthusiasm today as it had when created a mere 15 years ago. After Goodwood, the transmission was reportedly overhauled which included magna-flux treatment to all parts, a ratio change for a couple of the gears and complete new fluids. In 2011, it was once again invited to take part in Ferrari F1 Clienti events in Mugello
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in April followed by an appearance at Imola in June and then at the Ferrari Finals in November. With just under 700 kilometers put on chassis 183 since its engine rebuild, and less than 600 kilometers since the transmission overhaul, it promises whoever is behind the wheel the drive of a lifetime. The car is in pristine condition. Itâ€™s worthy of being displayed in the Smithsonian, toured with worldclass events, donated to charitable causes, kept in private collections, or driven with the Ferrari F1 Clienti Program. This is a truly important and historic car that is bound to appreciate in value as well as garner appreciation by those who marvel at its mechanical perfection. We believe the 1998 F300 Chassis 183 was an integral part in establishing Scuderia Ferrariâ€™s dominance in Formula 1 racing. Michael Schumacherâ€™s 6 championships with Ferrari began with the time he spent driving this very historically important car. This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale only.
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2006 Rolls Royce Phantom
VIN: SCA1S68426UX08154 Estimate: $145,000 - $165,000
453 HP, 6.8L DOHC DI 48-valve V12 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, active self-leveling air suspension independent front with double wishbone A-arms, rear multi-link with height-adjustable shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars. Wheelbase: 140.6â€? Rolls-Royce continued its legacy of luxury with the 2006 Phantom. The highly customizable automobile allows customers to specify final paint, wood, body, and leather work. Clients have the opportunity to choose over 44,000 paint colors. Special exterior touches include rear-hinged coach doors
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better known as suicide doors, independent bezels on wheel hubs to ensure the ‘RR’ logo remains upright, and automatic electronic retraction of the Spirit of Ecstasy ornament to prevent theft and protect pedestrians in the event of an accident. The interior luxury amenities include push button activation to close the rear doors automatically, RollsRoyce umbrellas integrated into each of the rear doors, rear-view camera, rear seat DVD entertainment system, heated and cooled cup holders, wireless headphones, iPod adapter, refrigerator, and air conditioning with 5-zone climate control. Additional upgrades to this extravagant automobile include 21” Performance Tire and Chrome Wheel Package, Veneered Instrument Panel, Crossbanded Elm Cluster Veneer, and Tilt/Slide Sunroof. These upgrades increase the sticker price $9,400 USD over the original $328,750 MSRP. This stunning Phantom has an Arctic White finish and fine Oatmeal leather interior. The automobile shows like new with only 39,351 miles. At just 1 of 1,010 sold in 2007, this lavish example provides upscale comfort with powerful performance and is truly a piece to be admired.
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1958 Volkswagen Samba Bus 23 Window
VIN: 324116 Estimate: $95,000 - $130,000
1915cc, 4 speed manual transmission, torsion bar front suspension, swing axle rear suspension with shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 94.0”
them to the company officials. While it would take a few years for resources to be freed up to create a prototype, the final product reflected most of Pon’s original ideas.
Created on the “back of a napkin”, or so one story goes, is how the Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter came to be. After the end of WWII, one of the first German industries to get up and running from the ruins was Volkswagen. Under the guidance of British engineers, the little Beetles, which had been developed in pre-war Germany as the “People’s Car”, started to populate a car-hungry region of the world.
Once in production the VW Transporter was pushed into dozens of jobs from postal work to deliveries, from simple transportation of goods to work in fire brigades as support vehicles, ambulances and often by police as “paddy” wagons useful when taking a large number of lawbreakers to jail. With the new tasks came a program of constant improvements.
In the late 1940’s Dutch VW dealer/importer Ben Pon visited the factory and fell upon the idea of a Beetle based utility vehicle. He sketched out his ideas and presented
From 1951 to 1967, while the basic design remained the same, over 600 improvements had been made.One of the most important duties of the VW Type 2 was that of hauling passengers, and hence the “micro-bus” was born. Peo-
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ple like to see what is going on around them so VW designers answered that request with more windows, the ultimate number coming to 23, which is the very number of window panes this example presents. Picking up the nickname â€œSambaâ€? this was the top-of-the-line. Originally designed for touring the Alps, these highly trimmed models feature beltline bright molding, sky-view windows along the top of the car, and even corner windows for complete 360-degree viewing. This Volkswagen Samba Bus 23 Window is an exquisite example of a fully restored model from 1958. In 2010, the bus received an extensive nutand-bolt restoration. The original panels were retained as the body had been rust free and original. The restoration was finished with the sole factory-available color combination for the 23-Window in 1958, Sealing Wax Red and Chocolate Brown. The lustrous exterior is complemented by the immaculate two-tone brown interior. The engine was upgraded to a custom 1,915cc engine which addresses the power issue that afflicts buses of the era. Less than 200 miles have been driven since this restoration. Additional features of this bus are the iconic Safari windows, a 1958-vintage Blaupunkt radio, and period-style cargo rack built to the original Westfalia plans. One of the most sought after vehicles of its time, and one of the most collectible Volkswagens produced, this Samba Bus 23 Window is ready for touring the finest countryside.
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1996 Benetton Formula 1 Race Car
Chassis No. B19604 Estimate: $350,000 - $400,000
Ford/Cosworth DFR engine, Benetton transverse 6-speed semi-automatic, Carbon fiber monocoque chassis, Double wishbone, and pushrod suspension. The Benetton Formula 1 racing team competed with the Benetton B196 during the 1996 Season. Benetton built 6 of these for the 1996 racing season. Piloting the cars this season were Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger, two drivers who had just moved from Ferrari to replace Michael Schumacher. Fresh off a double victory of Driversâ€™ and Constructorsâ€™ Championships in 1995, many had thought that Benetton and Alesi could challenge for a title again in 1996.
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The new drivers had to adjust to the new team as well as to the new car, which they found difficult to drive as it had been specifically designed for the unique driving style of Michael Schumacher. Despite the challenges, they were able to podium several times and Benetton ultimately finished 3rd overall in the season. The example we are proud to offer here is in impeccable condition, and ready to deliver an incredible experience on the track. In the hands of a professional F1 driver, the B196 is capable of 120 MPH to 0 in approximately 80 to 100 feet while pulling over 4 Gâ€™s. It comes equipped with a Ford/Cosworth DFR engine that has less than 60 miles SMOH along with an on board PI Data System. It also has spare carbon brake rotors and pads. The sequential paddle shift gearbox is equipped
with a Pro Shift system installed by Williams Racing Development North Carolina. Engine/gearbox parts and service are available through Cosworth and Williams Racing. A multitude of spare parts come with this Formula 1 racer: spare front and rear wing, gears, starter, tire warmers, hoses clamps, spare wheels, and tires to name a few. The engine is currently set with a 10,000 rev limiter to ensure the new owner has an engine that lives a long life. It was reported in 1996 that the average cost to build an F1 car was approximately $8,000,000.00 USD. Today we offer an incredible piece of racing history that you can have for just a fraction of the cost, but you still get all of the fun. This is a superb collectible that will be a great addition to any collection, and will be a thrill out on the race track! This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale only.
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1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hemi ‘Cuda Tribute Convertible
VIN: BH27L0B280980 Estimate: $65,000 - $85,000
426 cid, hemispherical head 8-cylinder “HEMI” engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front torsion bar suspension with, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted front disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.0” At the height of the muscle car era, unlimited horse-power, dramatic styling and some of the wildest colors ever used on production automobiles were the rule of the day. No other car maker took these elements to a more powerful extreme than the boys at MoPar, and getting the lion’s share of attention was the little sport compact called Barracuda. While this sweet little pseudo sports car had won a lot of loyal owners as a good-looking, peppy and economical vehicle, there was a whole differ-
ent side awaiting those who walked into a Plymouth showroom looking for something mellow. 1970 saw the birth of the ‘Cuda, no longer meek or mild, these were machines meant to be driven by enthusiasts. Even the lowly “340” had some pretty sharp teeth, and the big-block 440’s were a force to be reckoned with. But nothing could top the roar and fear of the “Hemi ‘Cuda”. Due to a number of factors, cost being paramount, few original Hemi ‘Cuda’s were born and fewer managed to survive the hard-driving paces their owners put them through. This recreation of one of the greatest performance machines of all times is a tribute to those mighty cars, and unlike the real ones that have survived today, this is a car you can hop into, turn the key and take out for a Friday
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night cruise or Sunday car show and should the occasion arise, tach-it-up and let her rip up a little pavement, but only under proper and safe conditions. Starting with a fresh crate 426 Hemi V8, it is topped off with a duet of four barrel carburetors that provide as much, if not more power than when these cars ruled the boulevards. A proper date-coded 4-speed transmission is controlled by a proper Hurst “Pistol-Grip” shifter, and power is sent back to the 8.75” rear axle fitted with the 3.55:1 “Sure-Grip” gears. All the appointments are authentic from the Rallye Dash with a full compliment of gauges including Tic-Tac-Toc, to the very hard to find thumb-drive AM-FM radio. Leather bucket seats with a center console cradle driver and passenger, and little details such as warning lights and even the vent knobs are in perfect working order to help keep things cool on a hot Austin night.
With all the workmanship that was invested into this car, it is no wonder that despite having been completed nearly a decade ago, it looks factory fresh and is reported to drive, handle, perform and stop just as it was skillfully engineered to do from new. It was probably the most exciting time in American car history when these mighty muscle-cars cruised the streets, and when the Hemi ‘Cuda was King. What better way to remember Austin the way it was when this car was new, taking your sweetie to the Paramount, State or Queen theatres, taking part in those iconic Aquafests, or even today, cruising to Austin’s own Circuit of the Americas.
The exterior of this car is finished in In-Violet (also known as Plum Crazy when applied to their Dodge relatives), and is fitted with dual sport racing mirrors, “Hockey Stick” stripe kit, “Go-Wing” rear deck spoiler, Shaker hood fitted with hold-down pins, front driving lights as well as the proper blackedout rear taillight panel. This car rides on a set of vintage Road Rally wheels fitted with original style Goodyear Polyglas GT tires. Making music from that Hemi V8, is the complete set of dual-exhausts, ported out the back of this car just as when it was new.
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1957 Porsche Speedster
Chassis No: 82909 Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000
60 HP, 1582 cc, flat 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, leading arm torsion bar front suspension, rear hydraulic lever arms with telescopic shock absorbers, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7” Competition at the track was something that the family Porsche always seemed to understand. So when American importer Max Hoffman approached Porsche with the idea of a bare-bones, no frills street legal race car, the factory responded and the Speedster was born. Powered by the basic engine found in all Porsches of the day, the Speedster was given a pair of Solex Model 26 downdraft carburetors, the suspension was tuned for maximum ride stabliity, and anything that might contribute to creature comfort which also meant more weight was deleted from the package. It was a true road-going sports car in the purist of forms.
When the Speedster debuted its low, raked windshield had been designed to be quickly removed for weekend racing. It also had bucket seats and a minimal folding top. It was a hit, with production peaking at 1,171 cars in 1957, one of which we are honored to offer for your consideration. This particular example of Porsche’s Speedster was purchased new in California, then migrated at a later date up to Canada, where it was located by our consignor in 2008. It wasn’t a pretty sight when first found, but there was enough there to start a complete restoration of one of the most popular Porsches ever created. A world-wide search for parts, both originals and exacting one-off reproductions, was undertaken to insure that this Speedster would be as pure Porsche as possible. As an example, a skilled craftsman from Belgium, familiar with the
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original Speedsters, created the top bow to exacting detail. The original engine was found in pieces stored in a cardboard box and the numbers on the block matched up with the build dates of this car. Again, only quality original Porsche parts were used in the full restoration of the powerplant including period correct Solex carburetors.
With the dozens of replica Speedsters out there, here is a chance to own the real thing, one that is sure to be appreciated whenever you take to the open road, and one that is sure to appreciate in value too!
Recently repainted to its original Porsche red color, this roadster exemplifies the machine that Max Hoffman had envisioned. From the minimalistic bucket seats, covered in black leather with red piping, to the total lack of creature comforts, this car exudes only one purpose, to go fast. One upgrade is the addition of a Nardi wooden steering wheel featuring the Porsche logo at its center, and a thin layer of carpeting which does little to help with dampening road noise.
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1932 Ford Ardun HighBoy Roadster
VIN: 177A Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000
221 ci. 8-cylinder engine, manual transmission, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 106”. While the Ford Motor Company may have hired some of the best stylists in the industry to produce jewels like the 1932 Ford, it took the unskilled amateur group known as “Rodders” to show everyone how it should be done when maximum performance and good looks were paramount. One of the most popular styles given to the Ford roadsters from the late 1920’s to the mid-1930’s is the Highboy, achieved when the body is pretty much left intact without altering or channeling, and all of the fenders are removed in an attempt to make the car as light as possible and to tweak just a few more horses out of the “souped-up” mill.
Prior to being known as the father of Corvette’s performance program, Zora Arkus-Duntov had achieved quite a reputation for production of speed equipment for not Chevrolets, but rather the venerable Ford flathead V8’s. His most famous creation actually did away with the “flat-heads” and replaced them with hemispherical heads utilizing an entirely new valve train and combustion chamber that could boost a basic 100 HP flathead up to 160 HP. There were a few technical flaws in the first Ardun heads, but these were eventually resolved by mechanics seeing the potential these new accessories could deliver. Original sets of Ardun heads are today one of the most coveted pieces of the early postwar speed equipment bonanzas. This beautiful High Boy was created with original 1930’s
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Ford parts by Argentinian renown craftsman. It is an all steel body with aluminum trunk. Design was inspired and built based on the Ardun heads extruding from its engine bay and following that theme to the art deco style windshield extruding past the body lines. This vehicle was found and transported from Buenos Aires, Argentina for this auction. The impressively beautiful design and elegance of this Highboy roadster has been celebrated and recognized by none other than master automobile custom designer Chip Foose during a trip to Argentina. Thoroughly impressed with this incredible car, Foose personally signed its aluminum trunk and drew a rendering of its design marking this Highboy as truly one of the best designed custom roadsters in existence.
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400 Convertible
Vin: 194677S100983 Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
400HP, matching numbers 427 ci. 8-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, disc brakes, independent front and rear suspension, coil springs, anti-roll bar, rear tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, and fixed differential. Wheelbase: 98” Corvette came of age in 1963 with the introduction of the fully independent suspension Sting Ray but its evolution, within the limitations of the Corvette team’s limited budget, continued until it culminated in the final “mid-year” Corvette in 1967. Several important milestones marked the mid-years’ evolution, notably the arrival of disc brakes in 1965 and the ultimate 7 liter 427 cubic inch Big Block which became available in 1966. Much like the last year of straight axle
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Corvette production in 1962, 1967 was the year in which the mid-year Corvette reached its highest level of refinement. The Big Block took ascendancy in 1967, amounting to 16,062 of the 22,940 Corvettes built, over 70% of 1967 production. Big Blocks were in fact the fourth most popular Corvette option, trailing only to AM-FM radios, Positraction rear axles, and 4-speed manual transmissions. The ’67 Corvette’s styling was defined by restraint. The exterior had a minimum of chrome trim and the front fender vents evolved into a simple fiveslot design which was at once both effective and attractive. Inside, the hand brake handle was relocated from under the dash to between the seats where it belonged. Functionally, the braking system gained dual master cylinders. Another round of so-called “safety” regulations outlawed the optional knock off alloy wheels’ center securing nut – in hope of saving countless pedestrians who NHTSA bureaucrats, exposed to too many James Bond films, felt were in imminent danger of having their shins slashed by the Corvette’s centerlock nut’s ears. Instead the alloy wheels used conventional 5-lug attachment with the nuts concealed behind a hubcap. Perhaps the ideal ’67 Corvette is the 427/400hp Big Block Roadster. Its three 2-barrel carburetors are easy to keep in tune, get good mileage, and the hydraulic lifter camshaft is sedate in normal use. All that is forgotten in the frenzy that erupts when the progressive linkage opens the front and rear carbs’ venturis and the 427 surges forward to its redline. Conservatively rated at 400 horsepower, this is the thinking driver’s ’67 Corvette, a glorious combination of horsepower and torque. A solid lifter 427/435 may trip the quarter mile clocks a tenth or so quicker but it’s not nearly as satisfying to drive.
one of just 3,788 Corvettes so-equipped in 1967. Its configuration is documented by a copy of the original window sticker. Finished in Rally Red with black interior, it is the ideal cruiser for today’s Corvette enthusiasts, a combination of thrilling top end power, brutal low rpm torque and the creature comforts afforded by its two-top equipment and factory air conditioning. It is meticulously restored and presented in factory-original appearance and will give its next owner a rare combination of performance, comfort, and style.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400hp roadster is a gorgeous early example, just the 983rd off the 1967 Corvette production line in St. Louis. Included with the vehicle is a copy of the original window sticker. The buyer knew what he or she wanted and specified a particularly desirable collection of options. In addition to the 427/400hp triple carburetor engine (numbers matching), it has the 4-speed transmission, AM-FM radio, alloy wheels, side exhausts and both hardtop and soft top. Even more remarkable, it has factory air conditioning,
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2005 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner
VIN: SCBCR63W35C026171 Estimate: $80,000 - $110,000
552 HP, 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, 6-speed ZF 6HP26A tiptronic automatic, Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and air springs, multi-link rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and air springs, and automatic front and rear suspension leveling. Wheelbase: 108.1â€? Bentley debuted the Continental GT in 2003 as a replacement to their Rolls-Royce based Continental R and T. It would be the first model to be designed, engineered, and manufactured exclusively for Bentley Motors since 1930. Appropriately, it was their fastest road model to date. As demand increased from customers for a more sporty
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appearance for the Continental GT, the company turned to their coach building division, Bentley-Mulliner, for a solution. The result was the sleek fastback coupe design, a modern incarnation of the popular R-type from the 1950’s. To add a little more spark to the package came the Mulliner Driving Specification option. This $8,490 upgrade included drilled alloy sports foot pedals and footrest, sporting gear lever finished in knurled chrome and hide, 2-piece, 20” 7-spoke alloy sports wheels with Advan Sport 275/35 R20 tires, diamond quilted hides for the facings, doors, and rear quarter panels, embroidered ‘Bentley’ emblem on seat facings, and darkstained Burl Walnut.
The Bentley Continental GT with Mulliner Driving Specification is a truly luxurious automobile that satisfies the need for speed. Included with the vehicle is the original Bentley battery maintainer. All service is up to date as of the end of October 2013 and full service records are included. With only 16,833 miles and a clean history, this rare offering is a fine piece of modern automotive design.
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1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback
VIN: 8T02S129513 Estimate: $90,000 - $115,000
335 HP, 428 cid, overhead-valve V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0”
closed down their west coast facility, so the final build was now contracted out to the shops of A.O. Smith in Livonia, Michigan. This sharp example of a 1968 Shelby GT500 fastback has been restored to its original configuration. Finished in deep rich Highlander Green and accented with white racing
With the introduction of the 428 V8 into the Mustang’s engine bay, it didn’t take long for Carroll Shelby’s engineering team to create a faster and more powerful version of their own “pony” car, which was dubbed the GT500. First seen during the 1967 model year, a number of minor improvements were put into place for the 1968 season. One major change was the relocation of assembly points with the initial build of those specially selected Mustangs produced by Ford being moved from San Jose, California to Metuchen, New Jersey. Shelby had
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stripes this car is fitted with 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels and has all the added Shelby touches from the built in rear spoiler to that aggressive wide-mouth front end design. The overall presentation of the body is just shy of excellent and stands ready for a jaunty spin down the highway, but not quite ready to hit the concours circuit as we did notice a couple of very minor blemishes and a couple panes of the original FoMoCo glass are showing some aging. Interior appointments show the original bucket seats in black vinyl with Cobra snake logo emblazoned on the center console pad, with original simulated wood accents found on the dash, console and center of the Shelby branded steering wheel. The large 140 mph speedometer and its equally large tachometer area clear and bright as are the other console mounted gauges. With FoMoCo being the parent company of Philco Electronics, what other brand of radio would you expect to find in a Shelby Mustang, and this car is equipped with a period-correct AM-FM receiver Under the hood appears to have been professionally restored and detailed a few years ago and today presents quite well with just the slightest patina of age but no modifications or alterations that would spoil the authenticity of this car. Among the important items found here are the booster for the power brakes, power steering and the Cobra engine dress-up kit including the special large oval air cleaner and finned valve covers. Also of utmost importance are two pieces of embossed metal, the official Shelby ID plate riveted to the left inside fender and the original “buck-tag” located on the right inner fender, placed on this car at the factory in New Jersey indicating even before the first coat of primer was applied, that this car would grow up a lean, mean Shelby machine. What makes this GT500 so impressive is that it is turnkey ready to hit the road and isn’t afraid of the highways. As interest continues to grow in these early Shelby Mustangs we should also see the values of these cars accelerate faster than when this big-block V8 revs up with all four barrels wide open!
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1968 Volkswagen Microbus 23 Window Custom
VIN: B8147721 Estimate: $60,000 - $85,000
1600 cc flat 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, torsion bar front suspension, swing axle rear suspension with shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 94.0” When Ben Pon drew his original concept for the Volkswagen Type 2 transporter, he probably had no idea of the hundreds of uses this little boxon-wheels would be called on to perform. Yes, there were the utilitarian tasks of hauling parcels and people, as well as working in emergency and service areas. No one could have predicted the love-affair groups of hippies and rock-fans would have for these little party wagons, or how a group known as “surfers” would practically live out of these micro-buses.
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In basic form the Transporter passenger van was equipped with what collectors today call the 11-window configuration, which for those who count included the split windshield as two panes, windows in the two front doors, three down each side and the back glass. The ultimate glass house on wheels was the 23-window version that included oval windows along the top and two more in the extreme rear corners. This custom version was recently found in Sao Paulo, Brazil and based on its incredible craftsmanship and fantastic appeal the trip was made to offer it here in the USA. Starting with a solid body, it was taken down to bare metal, completely rebuilt and transformed. Then, it was carefully given several primer and color coats with a clear finish. In stock form this microbus came equipped with a 1.6 liter flat-four cylinder engine, producing 47 horsepower, backed by a four-speed manual transmission. However, the engine is this example is a completely rebuilt Volkswagen 1600 cc flat four engine, fitted with a fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen microbuses are undergoing a renaissance of interest, exacerbated by the announcement that the last microbuses still being built in Brazil will halt production on December 31, 2013. A new generation has also embraced them and made them into blank canvases upon which they create their vision of what a microbus should be â€“ or shouldâ€™ve been. This custom 23-window microbus is an example of what imagination can produce, when money is no object.
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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham VIN: 5770124232 Estimate: $175,000 - $225,000
325 hp, 365 cu. in. 8-cylinder engine, 4-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, independent front suspension and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126” The year 1957 was highlighted by the introduction of one of GM’s most memorable designs, the Series 70 Eldorado Brougham. Announced in December 1956 and released in early 1957, the Eldorado Brougham was an Ed Glowacke designed limited edition car. It drew inspiration from the Orleans and Park Avenue show cars of 1953-54 and featured a completely unique trim along with the first appearance of quad headlights. The tail styling was similar to the Eldorado pattern, while the exterior aesthetics included ribbed lower rear quarter beauty panels extending along the rocker sills and the rectangularly sculptured side body “cove” highlighted with five horizontal windsplits on the rear doors.
cooling system, polarized sun visors, Delco Signal-Seeking twin speaker all-transistor car radio, electric antenna, automatic-release parking brake, electric door locks, dual heating system, a silver magnetized glove box, automatic starter with restart function, Autronic Eye, drum-type electric clock, power windows, forged aluminum wheels and air conditioning. But the luxury didn’t stop there. The car was so fully-equipped that even the glove box came stocked with the essentials. Cadillac provided a lady’s vanity case with lipstick, powder puff, compact, comb and coin holders, as well as a cigarette case, a tissue dispenser, and six drink tumblers. The rear seat armrest contained a mirror, a notepad and pencil, and a perfume atomizer. There was a choice of 44 full leather interior and trim combinations and buyers could choose such items as Karakul, Mouton or lambskin carpeting.
This four-door hardtop was a super-luxury car that cost a staggering sum of $13,074. This was close to twice the price of other Eldorado’s and even more than the RollsRoyce Silver Cloud of the same year. It featured a stainless steel roof, air suspension, the first automatic two-position “memory” power seats, a dual four-barrel V-8, low profile tires with thin white-walls, automatic trunk opener, cruise control, high pressure
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There were serious difficulties with the air suspension however, and many owners resorted to replacing the system with conventional coil springs which ended up being cheaper than trying to service the problematic air system. The 1957 Eldorado Brougham was one of the only Cadillac models with Fleetwood bodies (along with the Sixty Special and the Series 75) although Fleetwood script or crests didnâ€™t appear anywhere on the exterior of the car. This would be the first time in 20 years that the Brougham name was joined with a Fleetwood bodied car. The 1957-58 Eldorado Brougham also marked the return, albeit brief, of the Series 70. It turns out in 1957, a mere 400 Eldorado Broughams were sold. In the spring of 1963, this example (car #258 of 400) featuring one of the best colors available, Kenya Beige,
was gifted to the future reverend Jerry Walker of Houston, TX from his grandmother. Driven daily up until his death in 2007, a family friend acquired the car through the estate in February 2009. The car was sent to Mike Rizzuto of Mastermind, Inc for evaluation. This rust free Texas car is all original and in his report he confirms it has never been wrecked and comes with no body work. Like many of the Broughams, the original air suspension was converted. It was decided to leave the springs during the restoration as it was one of the best conversions heâ€™s ever seen. The car visited various shops throughout southern California & Nevada for a meticulous 4 year frame-off, nut & bolt restoration to create one of the best Broughams available today. Everything works like when it rolled off the showroom floor and it retains the hard to find vanity items, the owners manual, and a rare copy of the March 1958 Fortune Magazine (the only advertisement ever published by Cadillac for the Brougham). The new owner of this unique offering will be pleased to know they have one of only a very few examples of such high quality.
1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda 2-dr Hardtop
VIN: BH23R0B172798 Estimate: $175,000 - $205,000
426 cid, hemispherical head 8-cylinder “HEMI” engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front torsion bar suspension, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted hydraulic front disc brakes with drums to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0” It is the most revered name in Muscle-car dom, four simple letters, “Hemi”. Starting in 1966, the boys over in the MoPar ranch were figuring out just how many of their vehicles’ hoods they could they stuff one of these mighty mills under. In the fall of 1969, when the new “E-body” based Plymouth Barracuda was announced, they made sure the Hemi was a perfect fit. For the 1970 season there was a whole new breed that became available simply called ‘Cuda. In base form, a potent 275 HP, small block 340 cubic inch V8 delivered phenomenal performance.
Stepping up you could get a big-block 383 or go for the biggest guns with a pair of 440s, one even had triple two-barrels delivering 390 HP. But if you had the guts, they had the ultimate engine and that was the mighty Hemi. According to estimates from years of research, it is believed that just over 650 ‘Cuda buyers opted for this super-engine, and among muscle-car collectors today, they know that the fifth character in the car’s ID number better be the letter “R” or we aren’t talking. This is a genuine “R” code “Hemi” ‘Cuda, with a verified numbers matching engine, that is sure to capture the hearts of any Mopar fanatic. One really doesn’t know where to start when describing this highly sought after example of what a muscle-car should be. Just because the most expensive engine set-up available was ordered for this ‘Cuda, doesn’t
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mean that other items were left off or skimped on. Opening the hood your eyes are drawn immediately to that mighty engine with its block finished in its trademark Hemi Orange, restored to perfection with the argent air-scoop atop the dual four-barrel Carter AFB carburetors. Check out the smallest details and you find that nothing was over-looked. But then your eyes may just wander over to the left inner fender well where you will find a total of three embossed plates filled with wonderful little codes that really tell the story on this car. Of course the middle plate spells out one of the most important features of this car, “HEMI FENDER” in big and bold letters. But it is the other series of letters and numbers that are equally important. First is the physical appearance of the car, finished in Blue Fire metallic, often referred to by Mopar muscle fans as “B5” blue due to its paint code, along with code “V1X” which represents the black vinyl roof found on this car along with the “V6X” black stripe kit plus the front and rear bumpers painted in body color. The interior is appointed with sporty bucket seats trimmed in genuine leather with vinyl bolsters, while other accessories from the factory include the center “woodgrain” console, Rallye Instrument cluster with the 150 mph speedometer, plus the tachometer and clock combination. For entertainment purposes there is the combination AM radio/8-track tape player, anybody up for a little Led Zepplin, Creedence Clearwater, Van Morrison or maybe pre-Disco Bee Gees? Other amenities adding to safety and creature comforts include the rear window defogger, tinted glass and dual outside rear view “Sport” mirrors.
rear spoiler, plus those all important rear window louvers. When new, Motor Trend magazine tested the 426 Hemi ‘Cuda and found they could cover a quarter-mile in about 14 seconds, go from a standing start to 60 mph in about 6.0 seconds and given another 7 seconds, they could hit 100 mph. The ‘Cuda with a Hemi wasn’t cheap, this entire package added about $1,800 to the original base price. It was a vehicle that took the word “extreme” to its limits, a muscle-machine that no car maker could today replicate at any cost. If this car had wings it would fly. Restored several years ago, it still presents as being fresh and ready for judging, or if you have a hankering to, a quick run on a quarter mile strip of pavement. The paint is deep and rich and the eye for authenticity has not been overlooked, including the numbers matching engine, which means unlike so many of these Hemi ‘Cuda’s the original owner didn’t blow up the engine on their first outing. A true piece of muscle-car history, this could be the brightest diamond in a collection of automotive jewels.
Adding to the performance of this car you will find those little plates confirm this was indeed a 426 Hemi V8 with the E74 code followed by the D21 code for the 4-speed manual transmission which by the way, is fitted with the Hurst “pistol-grip” shifter and is estimated to be one of just 284 fitted with this unit. The A33 code denotes this car has Track-Pack with the 3.54:1 rear axle gearing, what more needs to be said that the dual-exhausts and their factory chrome tips can’t say? Adding to the visual impact of this car is the genuine “Shaker” or “fresh air hood”, secured with proper locking pins, plus those original Rally wheels and Goodyear Polyglas “GT” tires that shows this ‘Cuda means business. Of course the Road lights are there as are all the moldings for the wheel lips, drip-rail and sill along with the rear deck molding, and wing-type
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette CRC “1962 Roadster”
VIN: 1G1YY32G215106082 Estimate: $85,000 - $105,000
350 HP, “LS1” 5.7 L 8-cylinder engine, 6-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, SLA double wishbone A-arms with composite leaf springs, live-axle with independent rear SLA control arms and composite leaf springs, four wheel Bosch ABS disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.5” For the timeless beauty instilled in so many great Corvettes over the past 60 years, one company has found the trick to preserving those looks and fitting them to a modern, more dependable and easier to drive vehicle. Classic Reflection Coachworks from the state of Washington, has created this outstanding masterpiece combining the good looks of the 1962 ‘straight axle” Corvette with the chassis and running gear of a well-tuned and performance orientated modern convertible roadster.
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All the styling elements of the original ‘62 ‘Vette are included from the round “quad-headlight” design to the wide-mouth radiator air intake up front, to the unique scallop design complete with custom crafted side trim. The body then terminates with that sleek tapered rear-end that pointed the way toward things to come. This rolling work of art didn’t happen overnight as over 5,000 man hours were invested in the first prototype. Their work was aided through the help of computers that used an aircraft program designed to look for the least amount of air resistance. Using that same technology, the lines of this CRC ‘62 were perfected. Bodies are constructed from a space-age composition, “Sprint CBS” which is a combination of laminates that when bonded together, create body shells used by several car makers including Aston Martin, McLaren, and others.
Produced in limited numbers hindered not by customer demand but by the time it takes to create these outstanding roadsters, this car represents a chance to have that vintage look in a modern, safe and secure package. No need to wait a couple of years from the time you place an order and receive one of your very own, when a simple hand in the air could put you behind the wheel of this classically modern Corvette roadster.
While the outside of this car is pure nostalgic custom, the mechanics are all straight-up stock 2001 Corvette and are able to be easily serviced. The exterior is finished in a deep rich black using a special formula developed by DuPont that not only provides excellent visual results, but also provides protection of the finish and resists chipping or other minor maladies that could mar the finish. Looking at the interior you will notice black leather is the color of the day, and most of the original Corvette dashboard layout has been left unaltered, another marriage of old and new in this CRC bodied roadster. Should the weather start to get a little damp, the flick of a button converts the car from open air cruiser to a snug little coupe, with the fabric top also in black and completely concealed when retracted.
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1954 Kaiser-Darrin KF-161 Roadster
VIN: 161001281 Estimate: $90,000 - $115,000
90 bhp, 161 cu. in. F-head Willys “Hurricane” inline six-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and shock absorbers, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100” It was a wonderful idea in those immediate post-war years, when the Kaiser Corporation announced a new business venture, Kaiser-Frazier Motors. During WWII, Kaiser had made millions of dollars because they had perfected so many mass-production products that helped contribute to the war in impressive numbers. But when those first round-body, slab-sided cars hit the road, they were met with limited sales even from a car-hun-
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gry public. By 1953, it was fairly apparent Kaiser needed some help, along came Howard “Dutch” Darrin, who had been hailed as K-F’s Chief Stylist. His solution was a fiberglass bodied little two seat sports car. To be built in limited numbers, these cars it was hoped would bring in foot traffic to showrooms across the country and while the Darrin sports car might not sell, the customers would see the more pedestrian sedans and want to buy one of those. It didn’t help. In total just 435 of these cars were produced, making them very rare by production and even more so by survival. Using an engine sourced from Willys, the unique fiberglass bodied cars were assembled in a warehouse facility Kaiser owned in Jackson, Michigan. After the merger with Willys-Overland, production operations moved to Toledo, Ohio. Among the most unique features on this car were the sliding “pocket” doors that slid into the front fenders and allowed more than ample room to enter or exit this low-slung roadster. It was a design feature the famed stylist had been toying with as early as 1922. Production was slow, which meant limited numbers, but with its unique and attractive looks combined with rather peppy (for the time) performance, the Kaiser Darrin was an instant classic. This beautiful example we are honored to present has been given a full restoration and is finished in an attractive color combination of Bright Red with
black interior. Attention has been give to every detail inside and out. The all bright metal shines from the chrome bumpers to the unique shieldlike grille, with its design reflected in the unique parking light housings. Dashboard gauges have also been restored to their original luster and color scheme, while the operation of the sliding doors is reported to be as easy as opening and closing closet doors in a new home. Should the winning bidder of this all-American little sports car be a man, he could make this a gift to his favorite lady, buying her a Kaiser to surprise her!
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1998 G-Force GF01 Indy Car
Chassis No. GF-012 Estimate: $35,000 - $55,000
650 HP, 3,995 cc, Oldsmobile Aurora V8 engine, 6-speed transmission, 4-wheel independent unequal arm suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes. G-Force Technologies was established in 1991 for the sole purpose of producing winning racing chassis. Based in England their cars were soon making news around the world and for the 1997 season, the Indy Race League announced that one of a limited number of chassis allowed would be G-Force. This particular car was powered by a specially pre-
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pared racing engine from the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors and was effectively the same Northstar produced V8 engine found in the Aurora passenger car. The major difference was in horsepower ratings as in the stock form it could produce about 250 HP, on the race track that number was increased just a bit, to 650 HP! Simply put it was a screamer. A recent transfer to the IRL was Jeff Ward who had made quite a name for himself in the world of MotoCross. Driving an Indy car was a totally different experience but he was lucky enough and confident enough to score a ride with Team Cheever and was able to qualify for the 1997 Indianapolis 500. His qualifying run was strong enough to get him a position in the second row, spot #6, and he was excited. Rain delayed the start of the race by one day and on a second day, rain forced the race to be red-flagged, finally running on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. There were a number of controversies but none of those affected the third place win for Ward, and his positive attitude also won him Rookie of the Year honors. The following year, Steve Knapp took over as driver of this G-Force where he went from the center spot in the 8th row back to duplicate Ward’s performance and take a 3rd place overall, which would be this drivers best career finish, and like Ward, he was also a Rookie. After its days on the track this G-Force Indy car was retired and has spent many years in a private collection. White the car still retains an orig
inal Oldsmobile Aurora racing engine the vehicle doesn’t currently run as the electronics were removed by the factory before releasing it. Presented in the same #52 “FirstPlus” Financial livery that it wore when Jeff Ward was at the wheel, this is a very unique piece of racing history that is well documented and easy to verify. One interesting note is that today those special racing wheels are wearing a set of Firestone Firehawk racing tires, but on that day back in 1997 with Ward at the wheel, Goodyear was the supplier for this car, and it is still wearing that sponsor’s decals prominently. This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale only.
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1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback
VIN: 8T02J155442-01263 Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
230 HP, 302 cid, overhead-valve 8-cylinder engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted front disc brakes with hydraulic drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.0â€? It seemed like a good idea at the time, to help boost the already number #1 rental car company in the worldâ€™s image, Hertz Rent-A-Car worked a deal out with Shelby American, mostly through their Ford connection as they were the biggest single customer of new cars, and put in an order for 885 specially prepared GT350H models. Most of these were painted black with gold stripes and even carried Hertz logo center wheel emblems. The success of the program led Hertz to continue the program and in 1968 a very limited number of GT350 fastback coupes were ordered from Ford.
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According to the official Marti Report, we know this 1968 Shelby GT350 was one of the 224 units ordered for delivery to Hertz Rent-A-Car, which makes it a very special pony indeed. Treated to a full restoration, today the car is presented in its original Candy Apple Red color scheme with the white accent stripes, which really set these cars apart from a regular Mustang. As with all Hertz cars it is ordered with the C4 automatic transmission, as well as other creature comforts such as luxury decor interior, basic AM radio, tilt-steering wheel with power steering, visibility group, fold-down rear Sport Deck seat, tachometer and the 140 mph speedometer.
As with all 1968 Mustang based Shelby’s, this car’s initial assembly was performed at the Metuchen assembly plant in New Jersey, from where it was shipped to A. O. Smith who completed the build with all the Shelby specific items such as the fiberglass rear deck with spoiler plus quarter panel extension, the hood and side scoops also done in fiberglass, plus the 1964 vintage Thunderbird taillights with sequential turn signs.
These machines were a part of the “Rent-A-Racer” program sponsored by Hertz, and it is no doubt that this car, which served the rental car giant out of its San Francisco area offices, saw plenty of solid road use. Today it presents a picture of what it looked like when delivered to the agency and is reported to be in excellent operational condition with a solid rumble from the dual-exhausts to swift, sure shifts upon acceleration. For year’s Hertz has offered to help put you in the driver’s seat. However, with this former member of the Hertz fleet, and a real part of America’s performance car legacy, you will have to put your hand in the air high to put yourself in the driver’s seat of this Shelby GT350!
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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
VIN: 0T02G116160 Estimate: $50,000 - $65,000
290bhp, 302ci 8-cylinder Boss engine, 4-speed close ratio manual transmission, power front disc brakes, competition suspension with heavy duty springs and shock absorbers, and power front disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.00 inches Produced for just two years from 1969 to 1970, The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang, created to compete with the higher power Chevrolet Camaro and to compete in the Sport’s Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Trans-Am race series. Designer by former GM employee Larry Shinoda, the “Boss” name is said to have come about as recognition to the new President of Ford and to hide the secret of the car he was working on- said to be “the boss’s car”.
The Boss 302 was an all-around more aggressive version of the Mustang. The exterior featured “hockey” stripes which had a wider vertical stripe and narrower horizontal stripe that extended to the rear. The updated grill retained two headlights while adding two additional vents. Performance upgrades included a redesigned dual exhaust system, upgraded suspension, standard Hurst shifter, aluminum valve covers, Cleveland style heads, reinforced shock towers, and updated intake valves. These upgrades helped Ford to achieve their goal of success in the Trans-Am race series. In 1970, American racing legend Parnelli Jones competed in one of the most competitive fields ever. Despite the elite racing competition, Jones and the Boss 302 captured a championship for Ford.
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Offered here is a very original Boss 302 with its authenticity documented by not only a Marti Report, but also with its original build sheet. Built two days behind schedule on October 4, 1969, it was sold new to Keating Ford in Stratford, CT. The recently restored Mustang Boss 302 features a correct Pastel Blue exterior and black rhino/Corinthian Vinyl bucket seats. The original build sheet documents $208.91 in total options including 3.50 traction-lok axle ratio, shaker hood, power steering, and AM radio. The total cost of the vehicle was $3,336.39 with a retail price of $4,507.20. This particular vehicle is a fine example of a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 which will only continue to increase in value.
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1983 March 83C Indy Kraco
Cart # 135 USAC # 1618 and 1789 Estimate: $35,000 - $55,000 (offered without reserve)
720HP, Cosworth V8, double overhead cam, aluminum honeycomb panel construction with carbon fiber chassis, March fiberglass resin and carbon fiber composite body, and Hewland DGLR-300-300 5 speed transmission. Wheelbase: 111.2” Within just three years of Indy car racing, March Engineering had emerged as one of the field’s hottest manufacturers. No less than 17 March-Cosworths were in the 33 car field for the Indy 500. Winner Tom Sneva drove a March and four others cracked the top ten. Teo Fabi sat on the pole in the March and Kraco’s Mike Mosley was in the middle of the front row. Driven by Mike Mosley, this was one of the first cars to break the 200mph barrier on the track. For the 1983 India-
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napolis 500, Mosley reach a speed of 205.372mph during qualification. His qualification awarded him a 2nd place start at the race but an unfortunate crash on T1 took him out of the race. This was not the first time misfortune plagued Mosley at the Indianapolis 500. For 17 consecutive seasons, 1968 to 1983, he started at the race, with the exception of 1967 and 1982. Several times he qualified near the front and was a pre-race favorite, but 1979 was the only year that he finished the race. During the course of his career, he had 166 combined career starts, 80 top ten finishes, and 5 career victories. Before he could advance his career further, he lost his life in an off-road accident in 1984. Restored in the early 2000s at a professional race shop, this Indy car is calling for someone to take it back to the track. This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale only.
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1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet T-5 Body
Chassis No. 159595 Engine No. 711224 Estimate: $80,000 - $105,000
88 HP, 1582cc, flat 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, leading arm torsion bar front suspension, rear hydraulic lever arms with telescopic shock absorbers, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7â€? If you have been following the market trends for the past few years, you have probably noticed that the vintage Porsche 356â€™s from 1950 to 1964, have been having meteoric rises in their values. And why not, they are great machines filled with innovations, they have a look that is instantly recognizable, and they can be fun to drive, that is if you want to risk something happening to your baby. This wonderful little Cabriolet that we are honored to offer is a car that is pure Porsche all the way through. Fin-
ished in Alpine White with black leather seats, this car is a most interesting vehicle. The paint shows a few years on it, but it still presents well for cruising or just an enjoyable day at the park. The chrome is in generally good condition with just a few minor scuffs. And while the serial number points to a twin-grille 356C which was built in late 1963 as a 1964 model, this offering appears to have a T5 body. What is unique is the single grille in the engine cover and rounded front hood which may indicate parts were used from an earlier model. All sheet metal is smooth without any signs of accident damage or body repairs. Both seats are done in black leather and show some gen-
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tle usage while all gauges are in place and appear to be working. The black padding atop the dash presents without any visible splits or cracks. The original steering wheel also shows well with the proper horn ring and center logo. The interior look is finished with a Blaupunkt AM radio mounted in the dashboard. It appears that this car was restored a few years back as it has some signs of being used, but not abused. The engine appears to be a period correct block and is fitted with a pair of Weber carburetors
with late model air-cleaners, plus a Bosch â€œBlueâ€? coil and a canister style oil-filter. There is a patina of use here also, with very minor seepage around the carburetors, which is common with Webers that are used on a regular basis. Riding on a set of chrome wheels with a set of Goodyear biased ply tires, this car presents a near perfect example of what a jaunty little sports car should be. While Porsches continue to appreciate at an ever-increasing rate, this example is perfect either as an investment or to enjoy for everyday use.
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2001 Ferrari 360 Spider
Vin: ZFFYT53A310125993 Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
400 HP, 3.6L V-8 DOHC engine, 5 valves per cylinder, classic gate shift 6 speed manual transmission, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, Anti-dive and anti-squat geometries, large 13’ diameter vented and cross-drilled disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3” Luxury, performance, and the Cavallino Rampante (“prancing horse”) are staples of the iconic Ferrari sports cars. The Ferrari 360 Spider has the honor of being Ferrari’s 20th road-going convertible. Driven by few, envied by many, the thrill of pushing the speedometer in the open air of a 360 Spider is unlike any other driving ex-
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perience. The mid-mounted V8 engine, which can accelerate its crew up to 180 mph, can be admired by all through the glass integrated into the rear deck lid. Designers accounted for the convertible top limiting engine space by creating additional air supply through large side grills. Additionally, the intake manifolds were moved near the center of the engine between the air supply conduits. The 360 Spider is not to be mistaken for a chopped up version of previous Ferraris. Featuring curvy lines and light aluminium construction, the Spider weighs just 130 pounds more than the coupe. Removing the roof reduces the torsional rigidity so designers strengthened this exotic in other areas. The sills were strengthened, and stiffer front floor pans and rear bulkhead were implemented. Additionally, designers included side reinforcements, a cross brace in front of the engine, a strengthened windscreen frame, and roll bars. Aside from strengthening the body, designers were faced with the challenge of implementing a convertible top into a mid-engine sports car. The solution? An electrically operated top was designed that transforms from a closed top to an open-air convertible with a two-stage folding-action. The example we are proud to offer presents well, and the black hand-stitched leather interior remains in pristine condition. Accompanying the car are the original tool kit, books, cover, and prancing horse key chain. Reminiscent of a bright, sunny day the Giallo Modena paint makes a bold statement on this Ferrari. And as the epitome of luxury and performance, this Ferrari will make a bold addition to any collection.
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1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible
VIN: M6EC215976 Estimate: $65,000 - $85,000
230HP, 312 ci 8-cylinder, Ford-O-Matic transmission, independent front suspension, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and tubular hydraulic shocks. Wheelbase 115.5 inches The Sunliner brand was introduced in 1952. The following year it was attached to a convertible version of the Crestline body. It was the most glamorous of Fordâ€™s cars that year and was selected to pace the 1953 Indianapolis 500 race. Attractive styling and the aura of being connected to Americaâ€™s premier auto race helped sell large quantities of Sunliner convertibles, including a limited number of Indy Pace Car replicas.
pivotal point in the history of the Ford Motor Company. It carried over the bulk of a proven exterior design (with some face-lifting) and the series name in place since 1952; but it also ushered in engineering and detail changes, that would be carried on into succeeding model years. Foremost amongst those changes was the engine. Gone was the venerable Ford flathead V8, which had been around since 1932 (when Henry Ford Sr. still ran the company), replaced by a more modern, short-stroke overhead-valve V8. Ford could compete more effectively with the likes of General Motors and Chrysler; and not a moment too soon, considering what Chevrolet had planned for the next model year.
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Dubbed the “Y-block,” because of its deep crankcase, Ford’s new engine displaced the same 239 cubic inches of its predecessor; but it produced 130 horsepower – 20 more than the flathead had. Indeed, it would grow larger and more powerful in the preceding years. The 1954 model year was also the year in which Ford fitted the front suspension of its namesake cars with ball-joints, already a proven concept with Lincoln. It improved the ride and handling of all Ford cars and made the Sunliner even more desirable.That improvement was coupled with a halfinch extension of the wheelbase to 115.5 inches. It would serve Ford well through 1956. By 1955, the Sunliner convertible was a variant of the new Fairlane body. Glamour sold cars in the Fifties and the Sunliner, usually painted in two-tone pastel shades, had it in droves. That resulted in annual Sunliner production achieving 58,147 by the 1956 model year. Ford began selling “Lifeguard Design” safety features in 1956, equipping all models with a dished steering wheel, breakaway rear-view mirror and crash-proof safety locks. Padded dash and sunvisors cost $16 extra and factory-installed seatbelts just $9. Buyers responded early in the model year, but the rush to seatbelts overtaxed Ford’s supplier; so, only 20 percent of the ’56 models received them. The Sunliner would grow to 3,536 pounds in the 1957 model year and see its wheelbase hit 118 inches. This after all, was the era of “longer, bigger and wider.” Its sales grew to 77, 726 units. Most impor-
tantly, it outsold the Chevrolet Bel Air convertible (47,562 units), that year! This particular example of the 1956 Ford Sunliner had undergone a full cosmetic and mechanical restoration during 2011 and 2012. It is equipped with the Ford-O-Matic transmission, seatbelts and a 12 volt electrical system (Ford’s first year for such a system). The steering has been updated to a rackand-pinion system and it’s got power assistance; there’s also a power top. This is a very desirable model, built for only two years, and finished in colors guaranteed to catch the eye of everyone you pass on the road.
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe “LS-2 Restomod”
VIN: 194375S121638 Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000
400 HP, 5,967cc, overhead 8-cylinder engine with fuel-inection, TKO-600 5-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with late model control arms, live axle with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs and telescopic shock absorbers, 4-sheel power assisted front disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.0”
pretty car that could go plenty fast. This example can go even faster and with subtle styling changes, looks hotter than a boiling pot of Texas chili. Its all black finish is deep and mirror-like, the chrome trim has been re-done and has equal quality reflectivity as the paint.
Unless you lived in a cave in the mid-1960’s, the one car you really wanted to step up to was the Corvette Stringray. No other American built production car had the looks or styling this car did. When it came to performance, the boys over in the Chevrolet garages brought out several different varieties, from mild to wild. While in stock form, the Corvette was always a
Sitting on a set of 17” American Racing billet alloy wheels on which is mounted a set of Nitro radial 225/45/ZR17 tires really sets off the picture of performance. But the marvel under the hood is what really makes this car get up and scoot. Starting with a full custom and polished aluminum Corvette born and
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bred LS2 V8 engine, it was made even better with a Lingenfelter GT2-3 cam and LS7 throttle body. Porting the exhaust is done through a set of Hooker headers feeding to a set of original Corvette style side pipes. Backing up this engine is the TKO600 5-speed manual transmission. A modern rack and pinion set-up was created for the steering with a full set of power disc brakes on each corner. A full custom interior has been fitted to this sweet little coupe starting with a pair of late model Z06
bucket seats and Custom Auto Meter gauges, which have been installed in the instrument cluster mounted in the dash that sports a custom covering. A new black vinyl fabric has been used for the headliner and matching black carpets appear to have been recently installed. There couldnâ€™t be a better vehicle on the Lone Star state roads than this 1965 Stingray coupe, with the looks of yesterday and the heart of today.
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1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster
VIN: TRA1664 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
2088 cc OHV Matching Numbers straight 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual column shift, leaf-springs, front and rear, right hand drive, spiral bevel type suspension, 100 inch wheelbase, 168.4 inch total length, and 64 inch width. Wheelbase: 100â€? A world of change occurred in the automotive industry following the end of World War II. The remnants of the Triumph Motor Company were bought by the Standard Motor Company. With it came a feud as the new owners had been supplying Jaguar with engines since before the war, but had recently experienced a falling out. A large purpose of the acquisition was for the company to compete with the upcoming post-war Jaguar.
The Triumph Roadster was the vehicle envisioned for that competition. The body of the Roadster was hand made from aluminium since steel was in short supply and aluminium from aircraft production was easy to procure. Although not a sports car, the Roadster 2000 was exceptionally fast for its time with a top speed of about 85 mph â€“ pretty peppy for a small displacement car in the late 1940s. It was the appearance of the Triumph 2000 that made it so memorable. The body itself was hand-formed aluminum. A very long, tapering hood and a traditional chromed radiator shell were coupled with large, bulbous front fenders that protruded a bit in front of the radiator. Additionally, there were chromed headlamps and twin horns. The cars unusual width required three windshield wipers in a row. In the rear
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was a high tail concealing two rumble seats â€“ called â€œdickeyâ€? seats in England. A flat, glass-paned metal panel in front of the trunk lid could be raised to serve as a windscreen for the passengers in those rear seats. A rare and classic example of a British automobile, only 2000 were produced. Due to the introduction of the Jaguar XK 120, Triumph ended Roadster production. Difficult post-war years resulted in only 600 surviving Roadsters of both engine configurations. Even more rare are the drivable Roadsters. This mostly original, award winning offering was meticulously maintained and its distinguished body shows the original craftsmanship of being handformed aluminum over a wooden buck. The iconic rumble seat with folding windshield are presented
in striking form, along with the fine interior and unique right hand drive. This Roadster 2000 surely possesses a gentle siren that enchants the masses with its allure and is sure to delight its new driver for years to come.
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1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante ‘ex-Oprah Winfrey’
VIN: SCFAA4126VK201066 Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000
355hp, 3.2 Liter Supercharged Inline 6-Cylinder, 3 speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel vented disc brakes, independent front and rear suspension. Wheelbase: 102” This Toro Red Aston Martin was purchased new by Oprah Winfrey, considered one of the most influential women in the world. Purchased through a local dealer in Florida it was in her garage for a number of years, sparingly used and always serviced at an authorized dealership. The car is fitted with its original leather trim and a tan soft top, adding to this examples striking visual impact. In addition to being the host of her award winning talk show for many years, Oprah is also very generous with her money as one of the greatest living philanthropists in the world.
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The DB7 was developed mostly with resources from Jaguar as well as with the financial support of Ford who owned Aston Martin from 1988 to 2007. First born as a Jaguar F type, Ford cancelled the project and the general design was implanted onto an XJS platform. Designer Ian Cullum made minor changes to create an â€˜Aston-Martin lookâ€™. The convertible Volante made its debut in 1996 at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. The Aston Martin went on to be the highest production vehicle that had ever been built with over 7,000 units before it was replaced by its successor, the DB9. At 16 years old, this DB7 Volante has been well maintained, but does show minor signs of aging in its paint and convertible top. The vehicle holds a signed California title in Oprah Winfreyâ€™s name. A fine example, the automobile is an admirable exotic, solid daily driver, and a unique talking piece all wrapped into one.
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1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible
VIN: I2286084 Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000
97 bhp, 217 ci “Floating Power” inline 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, perimeter frame with boxed rails, front coil springs, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs with seven steel leafs, hydraulic, double-acting shocks in all four corners, and power-operated top. Wheelbase: 118.5” As World War II wound down, United States automakers returned to the car making business and focused on creating new cars to replace the aging vehicles occupying America’s roads. Plymouth’s Special Deluxe body styles included a convertible coupe and a wood-bodied station wagon. Enthralled by the new line up, waiting lists at dealerships grew long and it was not uncommon for potential buyers to place their name on every list in town.
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Equally common in feeding the nationâ€™s desire for these new automobiles were reports of bribes and scalpers. The redesigned Plymouth had unique front bumpers with three horizontal ribs. This gave the automobile a subtle, yet upscale demeanor. The hood also featured a resigned, all-metal Mayflower sailing ship mascot. Special Deluxe models were easily recognizable at a distance by the bright trim around the windshield and rear window, as well as the stainless stone guards on the leading edge of the rear fenders. The Interior was upgraded and featured new upholstery options, power tops, rear quarter windows, and larger rear plastic windows. Upholstery in convertibles could be ordered in regular colors as well as two special colors: Mexico Red and Plymouth Cream.
chase spare parts. To his knowledge, the car never moved. The barn was so full of miscellaneous items, it would have been quite the arduous task.
Offered here is an older restoration whose postwar styling is accented by wide whitewall tires and offers a similar spare tire in the trunk. The current owner first discovered it as a barn find in 2006 in a small town outside of Gettysburg, PA. The car was covered with various parts and large pieces of fabric and appeared not to have been driven for some time. The owner at the time, John McDonald, spoke of the car as original and allowed the present day owner to photograph and inspection the vehicle since he was currently refurbishing a 1949 Plymouth.
In November 2011, the present day owner received an unfortunate call saying Mr. McDonald had passed. The executor of his estate informed him that Mr. McDonald left his name and phone number with instructions to give him the first opportunity to purchase his cars and parts. The final purchase was made in February 2012. It is still unknown how long Mr. McDonald owned the car, but it appears he titled it in 1980. The executor had no knowledge of the carsâ€™ history and very little paperwork was included with the sale. The car was not in running condition.
Without being asked, Mr. McDonald said the car was not for sale. At the time, he was in his late 70s. A friendly but reserved man, he was never married and had no children. Over the course of six years, the present day owner visited Mr. McDonald to pur-
Since February of 2012, the vehicle has undergone extensive maintenance to return it to safe running condition. The automobile displays signs of aging, yet is still young as a collectible, and has many years to offer joy to its new driver and passengers.
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1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne
VIN: CCE142A121905 Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000
400HP, 350 cid, overhead valve V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power-assisted front disc braked, drums to the rear. Wheelbase: 115.0â€? Among Chevrolet pickup fans, the 1972 model year seems to have a special allure. It was the last year of a general styling theme that had been introduced with the 1967 model year, some say it was the end of an era of the big-block rugged good looks that made Chevy trucks so special. It was almost like an obsession, and a similar type passion is what went into the restoration of this Cheyenne short bed pickup.
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Finished in Tuxedo Black, this example presents stunning good looks from every direction. With the Cheyenne package the interior of the cab is more richly appointed, not to mention lots of sound insulation and vinyl covered bucket seats that are considerably more comfortable that the utilitarian bench seats commonly found in these cabs. The exterior trim features lavish use of bright trim decorated with simulated wood decals. It also features front and rear chrome bumpers to give it that civilized look. Custom Coy “C-S” chromed wheels and low-profile radial tires give this pickup a certain stance, but as the consignor told us, it is on a set of stock rims like when Chevrolet built it. This black beauty is powered by a trustworthy “350” V8 engine that is fed fuel through a 4-barrel carburetor and really gets up and goes like a Texas jackrabbit. This truck is fitted with power steering and brakes, plus the very desirable factory air conditioning.Nothing is more American than a Chevrolet pickup, and with the good looks instilled in this example from over 40 years ago, you will feel proud to raise your hand and say, make that one mine!
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TERMS AND CONDITONS Herein and hence forth ‘Bidder’ and ‘Buyer’ shall be one in the same as shall “Seller’ and ‘Owner’. ALL AUCTION BIDS ARE FINAL. Bidders whose number is awarded the final bid are responsible for payment in full. No bidder may retract a bid for any reason. Ownership and responsibility changes when the auctioneer announces sold and/or at the drop of the gavel. Winning bidders will be charged a buyer’s premium in addition to the accepted bid price. Buyer’s premium is 10% on all automotive lots, 15% on non-automotive lots. The buyer’s fee is part of the purchase price and is subject to sales tax, if applicable. Motostalgia LLC (referred to here as “Motostalgia”) is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged properties; or for any and all liabilities once the auctioneer announces sold and/or at the drop of the gavel. Motostalgia can assist with transport through 3rd party vendors. Bidder acknowledges that Motostalgia is not liable for any loss, damages, or injuries that occur during the transport and delivery of a vehicle. If not removed by Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5pm CST, Motostalgia will remove the vehicle or item with all costs of moving and storage to be paid by the bidder. Unless the sale of an item is advertised or announced to be otherwise, each lot is offered subject to the reserve price of the Owner. When an article is sold with reserve, the auctioneer may bid on the Owner’s behalf in an amount not to exceed the reserve price. Bidder/Buyer shall pay all city and state sales, use and other taxes assessed, due to or resulting from the Bidder/Buyer’s failure to qualify as exempt from such taxes. Bidder also agrees to pay the Buyer’s Premium and any other applicable fees. Payment in full is due by 5:00pm CST on the first business day following the auction. All payment must be in the form of U.S. Dollars via wire transfer, cash, certified funds, or American Express. American Express cards are subject to an additional 3% fee. Cash payments, including certified funds, will be reported according to the U.S. Federal government requirements and bidders must supply proper identification and Social Security Number or Passport and supply a foreign address. All posted currency conversions are for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. If any terms of sale contained herein, including insufficient funds or bounced checks, or in any instrument collateral hereto, are not complied with by the Bidder, in addition to other remedies available by law to Motostalgia and/or the Owner (including the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price), Motostalgia and/or the Owner, at its option, may do either of the following: (1) Cancel the sale and retain as liquidated damages all payments made by Bidder, or (2) resell the article on 5 days written notice to the Bidder at a private or public sale for the account of and at the risk of the Bidder, and in any such event the Bidder shall be liable for any deficiency plus all costs for such reselling, including moving and storage and the entry fees and commissions for both the first and second sale and all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs incurred. Bidder hereby authorizes Motostalgia to deduct lost auction fees from bidder’s cash deposit, or to charge this amount to the bidder’s credit card provided. Bidder agrees not to dispute this charge with the credit card company or bank at any time. All articles are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” and with no warranties or guarantees of any type either expressed or implied including, but not limited, to condition, originality, authenticity, origin, previous ownership, options, mechanics, restoration, age, make, model, supplemental documents or items, or history. Motostalgia disclaims any warranties or guarantees made by the auctioneer or any employee, agent, or associate of Motostalgia. Any announcements made at the time of the sale supersede any earlier printed information. Bidders shall be responsible for all bids made with their number, whether or not made or authorized by said bidder. Bidders who lose their bidding card should immediately report it to the Motostalgia office as all bids made with said number will be the responsibility of the bidder. All term of sale posted on the auction premises, printed in sale brochures or forms, publicly announced, online (www.motostalgia.com) or otherwise published are incorporated herein-by reference. This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Texas. By signing this document, both parties agree that any action that must be taken to enforce the terms of this agreement shall be brought forth in Travis County, Texas. If Bidder brings legal action against Motostalgia and does not prevail, Bidder will reimburse Motostalgia shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred. 204 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M
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INDEX GRAND PRIX AUCTION 2013 YEAR
MAKE / MODEL
1964 1997 1931 1959 1996 2005 2007 1960 1928 1940 1953 1957 1965 1991 1950 1953 1957 1957 1961 1962 1962 1965 1967 1969 1969 1972 1972 2010 1950 1933 1989 1998 2001 2002 2008 1932 1954 1956 1957 1969 1970
Amphicar Model 770 Convertible Aston Martin DB7 Convertible Auburn Speedster Autobianchi Bianchina Benetton Formula 1 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Bentley Continental GTC Bonneville Convertible Buick Speedster Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Callaway Speedster #8 of 10 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window Pickup Chevrolet Corvette #273 of 300 Chevrolet Belair Convertible Chevrolet Corvette LS-1 RestoMod Chevrolet Corvette LT-5 RestoMod Chevrolet Corvette 2001 CRC Chevrolet Corvette LS-3 RestoMod Chevrolet Corvette LS-2 RestoMod Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Chevrolet Chevelle RestoMod Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS3 402 Chevrolet Cheyenne Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A Duesenberg Model J Ferrari Testarossa Ferrari F300 Formula 1 Ferrari 360 Spider Ferrari 360 Spider Ferrari F430 Ford Ardun Highboy Ford Crestline Panamericana Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible Ford Thunderbird ‘E-Bird’ Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra-Jet Ford Mustang Boss 302
126 176 133 103 155 160 147 113 109 104 141 163 106 142 105 143 117 145 140 165 132 174 159 112 129 108 178 119 146 136 134 152 172 131 125 158 101 173 120 130 169
2006 1998 1967 1925 1956 2013 1954 1989 1983 2011 1965 1969 1959 1936 1928 1940 1940 1949 1970 1970 2010 1957 1964 1979 1931 1930 1957 2006 1977 1965 1968 1968 1969 1949 1958 1968 1969
MAKE / MODEL Ford GT G-Force Indy Car Ghia 450 SS Convertible Hupmobile Series E1 Jaguar XK140 Roadster Jeep Wrangler Hemi Edition 4WD Kaiser-Darrin Roadster Lamborghini Countach March Cosworth Kraco Indy Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Mercedes Benz 230SL Mercedes Benz 280SL MG A Twin-Cam Coupe Packard Eight Phaeton Pierce-Arrow Model 81 Plymouth Convertible Plymouth P9 Coupe Plymouth Deluxe Convertible Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Tribute Pontiac Trans Am 2SS “Camaro” Porsche Speedster Porsche 356 C Cabriolet T-5 Body Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe Pur Sang Bugatti Type 51 Rolland-Pilain Grand Prix Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon Rolls-Royce Phantom Shadow DN8 Formula 1 Shelby Cobra CSX Shelby GT350 Fastback Shelby GT500 Fastback Shelby GT500 Drag Pack Triumph 2000 Roadster Volkswagen 23 Window Volkswagen 23 Window Custom VW Beetle 2004 Copilco Edition
W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M
LOT 127 167 122 110 144 118 166 148 170 121 115 124 128 137 135 116 107 177 164 156 114 157 171 123 149 151 111 153 139 150 168 161 138 175 154 162 102