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Lot 137 - 1933 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom II Hooper Fixed Head Coupe
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1958 Delta Wooden Runabout Boat
Registration: 5910986 Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000 (offered without reserve)
THE MODEL… Known for their lightweight construction, the Delta Boat Co. located in Oak Lawn, Illinois produced what are arguably some of the best wood boats from the 1950’s and early 1960’s. When the fiberglass boats started to emerge as the superior boat, Delta Boat Co. didn’t just stand idly by, they capitalized on the fiberglass technology and applied it to their classic wood design. With the hull strengthened by fiberglass that covered the wood veneer, these wood vessels did not need the usual wooden superstructure that made previous wood designs cumbersome and heavy. What Delta ended up producing was a wonderfully light and sporty boat that typified the name “pleasure craft”.
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THE BOATâ€Ś This boat has benefited from a full restoration that has seen the mahogany woodwork brought back to life and made seaworthy again. The wood varnished woodgrain exterior is immaculate, smooth to the touch, and accented with yellow pin stripping. The bright work is phenomenal and completes a traditional nautical style that is so highly sought after today.
*Please note that the trailer is offered with a title, but the boat is sold on a bill of sale only
Interior components are fresh and ready for a day on the lake. The seats are covered in red marine grade vinyl that pulls the yellow exterior accents inside, with yellow piping. Aft, you will find a period correct 58A Mercury outboard motor that cranks 45 horsepower to the propeller. This boat is solid and ready for the water with itâ€™s fresh engine tune up. You can rest assured this boat is waiting for you to take her on its next voyage where you where you will surely catch the glimpse of others admiring your unique, vintage vessel.
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1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan
VIN: 4M900857 Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000 (offered without reserve)
135 bhp, 346 ci, OHV V-8 engine, 3-speed synchromesh manual transmission, independent front axle with coil springs, Hotchkiss semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127â€?. THE MODEL... In the late 1930â€™s while working for Cadillac, Bill Mitchell created a machine that was the perfect balance of advancement in design while not bringing shock to the system of the refined car consumer. The design Mitchell produced started with a new wrap around front grill that featured a vertical bar design, whose same vertical lines were continued on the trim that adorned the lateral part of the lengthy hood. The glass was now
wrapped in chrome trim, doing away with the rather clunky older models that were encased in thick case. The 60 special chassis would be a double dropped unit that would lower the car nearly three full inches, giving the designers the ability to trim this Cadillac by eliminating the running boards. Mitchell pulled it all together with a sleek and smooth notchback design that integrated the trunk. These cars proved to be as popular then as they are today. THE CAR... During a previous restoration, this car was given a fresh coat of tuxedo black paint. That paint presents in a handsome fashion, while still carrying a few blemishes that speak to the enjoyment the previous owner indulge in with this elegant machine. The chrome that so elegant-
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ly wraps the exterior displays a soft patina. The iconic Cadillac emblem shows nicely on the bright hubcaps which are accented with a dash of red. Seating in this regal car has been finished in light blue cloth. The seats, much like the black paint, have bear the enjoyed by the previous owner, but still have plenty of life for the new owner as they take over driving responsibilities. The interior appointments have enjoyed a fresh refurbishing, completing the setting for a wonderful driving environment. The V8 under the hood has been reported to be in top mechanical condition and displays the patina that is representative of a car that is admired as it drives by, rather than parked at a Concours. The 75 year old power plant pops off with the push of a button and puts a smooth power to the wheels, making this car an absolute joy to drive. After being behind the wheel of this revolutionary car, you will understand why the previous owner choose to drive and enjoy this elegant Cadillac.
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1950 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe 2-Door Coupe
VIN: L8TH17493 Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000 (offered without reserve)
93 HP, 239 cid, L-head in-line six cylinder engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with “Duflex” semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 120”.
buyers had the ability to order the Hydramatic automatic transmission even on the six! Promoting their “Silver Streak” design, a trademark of the marque since the 1930’s, it was a well-placed “step” in the ladder of GM brands, where Pontiac proudly proclaimed it was the least expensive “Big Car”.
THE MODEL... For 1950, GM’s #2 division declared that “Dollar for dollar, you can’t beat a Pontiac”, and with the “distinguished” Chieftain line, that never held more truth. The 1950 models were a vast improvement in many ways. Though the Pontiac shared the same basic body shell as Chevrolet, it was a whole different car on a longer wheelbase, with more luxurious appointments, suspension improvements that quieted the ride, engine choices, and
THIS CAR... This sedan was restored about 15 years ago to its original configuration and is very well appointed. Even though automotive production had come up to speed by 1950, there was still a high demand for new cars in America, and with plenty of cash in hand, many buyers were stepping up to Pontiac. Dealers knew they still had a seller’s market and often loaded up the cars on their lots with
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as many higher profit accessories as possible, especially with the more expensive Chieftain line. Among the regular equipment you could hope to find on an up-scale model, such as radio, heater-defroster and dash-mounted clock, this car also has fender skirts, full wheel covers, back-up lights, a massive grille guard, accessory sunvisor over the windshield, and to help see overhead signals, the very unusual traffic light viewer. Finished in Solar Gold, one of the most popular colors in the 1950 Pontiac line, it is trimmed out with fine Mohair fabrics in a two-tone gray pattern featuring a headliner that is tight and clean, a pair of proper sunvisors, and sound absorbing carpets. Looking at the engine compartment you will find it has been richly detailed. Here you will also find a vintage windshield washer system, one of the first in the industry, as well as a very hard-to-find under-hood service light mounted on the firewall. Probably the most sought-after accessory on this car has to be the chrome plated ornament mounted to the front of the hood, featuring the rugged features of Chief Pontiac in amber plastic, that in the evening lights the way for this noble ride. Our consignor has reported that is one of the easiest starting cars he has had the privilege to own and it drives like a dream, always going into gear with no slip or hesitation. All of the accessories are also reported to be in working condition, which mean about the hardest thing you will have to do is to put your hand in the air and make sure it is remains there until you own this beauty.
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1974 Fiat 500R
VIN: 5171747 Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 (offered without reserve)
23 hp, 594 cc air-cooled OHV 2-cylinder, 4-speed manual transmission; independent front suspension with transverse mounted leaf spring and independent semi-trailing arms, coil springs and telescopic shocks in the rear, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 72.4” THE MODEL… The Nuova (new) 500 debuted in 1957. This design replaced Fiat’s much loved 500 Topolino but soon showed it was another winning combination. It proved to be one of the greatest triumphs for Fiat designer Dante Giacosa. A radical departure from its predecessor’s essentially pre-war design, Fiat’s new micro car featured unitary construction, an opening fabric roof and a fully independent suspension, while carrying its engine in the rear.
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The engine – an air-cooled, overhead valve twin – was the first such engine used by Fiat and was driven through a four-speed manual gearbox. Output was just 13 HP with displacement being 479 cc. Its selling point was economy. The 500 went through several permutations. The standard 500F was introduced in 1968 along with the deluxe 500L. The 500L, while mechanically identical, came with exterior cosmetic enhancements and an improved interior featuring a new instrument panel, seats and floor covering. The 500R was introduced in 1972 and featured a 594 cc engine designed by Abarth with a power output of 23 HP and allowed for spirited driving thanks to fully synchromesh, four-speed gearbox. A diagram of the shifting pattern was on the dash. It was a true driver’s car, equipped with a simply trimmed interior and instrumentation which didn’t even include a fuel gauge by ’74, only a low fuel indicator. The 500 was a huge success for Fiat, with 3.6 million of these adorable little cars having been sold when production ceased in 1975. The vintage 500 remains as popular today as it was when new. Apart from a Ferrari, no car is as classically Italian as the Fiat of 1957-’75. THE CAR… This stunning little 500 is finished in a spritely orange with black vinyl seats. The paint is excellent; the rubber around the glass looks new, as does the glass itself. The car has reportedly been cosmetically and mechanically restored. The only item on the dash is an ashtray, a holdover from a time when most any Italian was defined by the cigarette he smoked. It has its original drive train. It also has a soft, folding top to enjoy the sun. As an around town runabout, this 500 offers an opportunity for a huge amount of fun at relatively little cost.
Criss Craft Runabout Continuation
VIN: KBA730616 Estimate: $18,000 - $30,000
THE MODEL… Known industry wide as the “barrel backs” because of their distinctive barrel like half round transoms, these boats are widely regarded as having a unique ride and handling qualities found only in wood boats of the era. The bright work that adorns these mahogany crafts compose a nautical styling that no less appeals to today’s pleasure craft consumer than it did in the pre-war era when they were first produced. THE BOAT… Built in 2005 by Roy Schindler of Lewisville, TX, this boat was modeled after a 1948 19-foot Chris Craft Runabout. To accommodate a new fuel injected V-8, the builder extended the length of the boat to 21 feet. The exterior of this boat is a traditional two tone scheme with hand laid white pin striping. The woodwork is smooth and free of any defects with all bright work in place, shinning, ready for a day on the lake. The interior of the boat is
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finished in white marine grade vinyl that appears new and is accented by a wood dash. The instruments are white faced with a nautical theme, with all gauges working properly. The 5.7 liter V8 aft of the rear seat makes this boat special. The brilliance of the continuation style boat, is that you can include the technology from the past sixty years of boat development into a vintage package. With over 220 horsepower this boat will scoot across the lake with ease and comfort. It also offers a reliability and ease of maintenance that cannot be found in an older boat of the same style. The current owner of this boat has reserved its use for only the best days and has prided himself on it aftercare and maintenance of this vessel. Ready to take the family on a jaunt around the lake this boat will be a star at any marina and now you can captain it ashore.
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1988 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 GTS
Vin: ZA9JB00A4JLA12376 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
255 bhp, 3.5 lt, traversed mid V-8 engine 5-speed manual transmission, wheelbase: 96.5â€? THE MODELâ€Ś The Lamborghini Jalpa was next in line after production of the Silhouette stopped. Beginning in 1981, Lamborghini would offer the Jalpa as a more affordable option to their much more expensive flagship model the Countach. Beyond being a more affordable option, the Jalpa would prove to be more drivable and much more practical machine when compared to the Countach. The visibility was improved as was its ability to navigate daily driving at normal driving speeds. The car was fitted with a 3.5 liter V-8 that was reported to be able to sling the Jalpa from 0-60 in 6 seconds. 1988 saw production of the Jalpa cease, despite being the companies most successful V8 car with 416 units produced.
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THE CARâ€Ś Covered in the factory jet black paint that remains every bit as correct as the factory laid it. How does a car from 1988 survive with original factory paint? This car has seen the road only a handful of times in the previous 26 years. It has been stored and maintained to a level that will allow this car to become one of the industries most rare desirable cars, with its low production numbers and showroom survivor condition. A more detailed description of this cars individual components conditions would read much like that of a museum production car, in that all component including the power plant are properly preserved.
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1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe by Reutter
VIN: 109796 Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000
75 HP, 1582 cc, 4-cylinder, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear trailing arms transaxle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94”.
a small car with adequate power, that would soon develop a reputation for being a racing machine. The people in Stuttgart wisely offered the 356 in three configurations, the coupe and two convertible models that varied in name.
THE MODEL… Imported from Germany from 1948 to 1965, the 356 was Porsche’s first production car. When “Ferry” Porsche went to the drawing board he had one principal in mind, he said “ if you have enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than an over powered large car.” Ferry delivered with the 356 in terms of producing
1960 saw another of the subtle 356 body style changes. When the T5 body is closely examined you will notice the larger bumpers and large bumper guards. The headlights were also moved up allowing for the new almost flat fenders. The T5 body also had a flatter hood among other nuanced changes.
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THE CARâ€Ś Its red paint and gold script are an eye catching features that make this 356 a real head turner. Ivory (738) was the color choice for this car when it left Germany, but somewhere along the way the paint was upgraded to signal red (601)- a far more eye catching color. The sheet metal stamps indicate that this is the metal work the car was born with. The red paint has served this car well and shows beautifully while still being worry free on the road. Interior appointments are preserved and working properly. Seating has been covered in black vinyl and cloth upholstery that shows almost no use and no defects to be noted.
.As supported by the Porsche certificate of authenticity that accompanies this coupe, the engine bolted in the engine bay was put there by the Porsche factory in 1960. With the original numbers matching engine in plac,e the collectibility of this car is well established. While it is the original engine it has been carefully overhauled rounding out a nicely restored sports car with plenty of reliable horsepower from the factory unit. Whether you intend to get this coupe out on the road, take it to shows and events, or just enjoy its presents in your collection any time spent with this car is sure to moments of pure bliss.
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1957 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon
VIN: VC57L170734 Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000
300 bhp, 327 cu. in. V8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and fourwheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115” THE MODEL... The “Tri-5” Chevrolets starting in 1955 and ending production in 1957 have become not only what is arguably the most recognizable cars ever produced, but their distinct lines and styles defined an era. Beyond what these cars have come to represent, they have always been significant because of the advances they made in the industry. The 55 model year was the first time the Chevrolet would offer a V-8 engine since 1918. As they tend to do, the displacement and horsepower for these new engines continued to grow until 1957 when the
Corvettes 283 was offered for the first time in a passenger car. With these engines available in production passenger cars, Chevrolet was able to dominate in American styles of racing (in straight lines and circles). From the four door sedan to the 2 door hard top, Chevrolet seemed to have something to offer for everyone’s taste. The most interesting body style of the era was the masterpiece of one of the era’s most notable designers, Harley Earl. Earl had presented the idea for the Nomad as a concept car that was based on the Corvette, but when he saw the design come to fruition as part of the “shoe box” line up he could only describe it as a dream come true. With only a shade over 6,000 Nomads ever produced, these two door station wagons have become a hot commodity in
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the collector car world. As a car that can be recognized by the most ameteur car guy and still admired by the most well rounded collectors and aficionados, the 1957 Nomad will forever be a part of American history. THE CAR...This wagon has been keep and enjoyed by the same owner since 1978, and with a car like this it is easy to understand why he found it hard to part with for the last 36 years! The nearly flawless finish on this Nomad is laid on in matador red and imperial white- a combination that accents the wonderful lines of the car. The Chrome trim on the Tri-Five Chevrolets is what makes them distinct, and this classic has all of the correct chome, in all of the correct places, with every piece reflecting and shinning like it just rolled off the production line. From outside looking in it is already easy to tell this car is a standout example of the Nomad. With the perfectly restored seats covered in a period correct design that features red and black cloth trimmed with red vinyl. Upon entry through one of the two doors, one will certainly notice the factory original power windows, an option that required a special order in 1957. Not be be outdone by the exterior, the inside has had all of its bright work refinished and polished to a shine. The hurst shifter that rises from the center of the floorboard gives this otherwise factory appearing ride a touch of mystery, making you wonder if this car is hiding something. Tucked quietly away under all that factory chrome, paint, and upholstery is a transplant that bulks up the muscle on this little red wagon. The 300 HP 327 add enough power to the package to make driving a more enjoyable experience, but when that power is passed through the 4 speed manual transmission the experience can be altogether exhilarating. This car is perfect for the local shows and car events or for the real collector who needs to complete his or her collection with what has become a symbol of the American automobile.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Convertible
VIN: WDBBA48D0HA060692 Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 (offered without reserve)
230 HP, 5.6 Ltr fuel-injected V-8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, double wishbone independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle with semi-trailing arms and coil springs rear suspension, power assisted ABS four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96.7”. THE MODEL… In the 560SL, Mercedes got it right, offering essentially bullet-proof reliability, satisfying power, and aggressive good looks. It would be the final incarnation of the beautifully engineers R107 chassis cars, and the gang at Stuttgart poured all their knowledge into one of the most accurately engineered cars ever. Its visual impact has become an icon of affluence and in a most subtle way lets the world know its occupants had “arrived”. Standard equipment included driver’s side airbag and ABS brakes. Interior improvements for the 560SL in-
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cluded lovely burlwood accents, improved lateral seatback support, and a power passenger outside rear-view mirror. THE CARâ€Ś Offered here is perhaps one of the finest preserved 560SLâ€™s you could hope to find. Purchased new in St. Petersburg FL, by a Mr. Jernigan, the car comes meticulously pampered and equipped with air conditioning, power steering and windows, cruise control, premium sound system with cassette, dual front air bags, alloy road wheels, fog lights and rear window defroster among others. All of which are in proper working order.
are equally tidy, correct, and impressive in their presentation. According to the original maintenance booklet, the car comes from years of certified servicings with a current clean bill of health. Having traveled an average of only 2,300 miles a year since new, it has to be considered a well-kept low mileage example and to add to your confidence with this car, it has a clean and clear history report. All original factory accessories are included with the 560SL, including the warranty plate, operations and user manuals, all booklets, unused key fob, top wrenches, unused spare, first aid kit, hardtop stand, original interior hanging instruction tags, tool kit and more.
Retaining its original finish, the 560SL is complemented by both hard and soft tops and further complemented by an impeccable tan leather interior with matching carpeting with all the expected Mercedes-Benz convenience amenities. The undercarriage, trunk, engine and underhood area
This near-mint SL has it all, and is ready to provide a stylish open-air driving experience for its next owner as a strong contender for continued enjoyment and preservation. If you have been searching for the right 560SL, we strongly encourage close attention to this car.
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1969 Subaru 360 “Jolly” Resort Runabout
VIN: K111L6035 Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000 (offered without reserve)
25 HP, 356 cc, 2-stroke in-line 2-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 95.2” THE MODEL… Ownership of an automobile in Japan was a rare luxury due to the expense of vehicle license fees, road-use taxes, and fuel. In the 1950’s Japanese government officials decided more of its population should be mobilized with personal, affordable transportation and set down a list of how these vehicles should be equipped, often referred to as the Kei Car. Compact dimensions, small engines, 360cc or less, and excellent fuel economy were the initial dictates. Subaru answered the call with their Model 360 in 1958. It was a very popular in Japan
and by the late 1960’s, export versions were first sold in Australia, eventually making its way to the United States in 1970 courtesy of one of the great promoters of automobiles, Malcolm Bricklin. These cars were great for around town jaunts, but when it came to going on a road trip, just about anything else would have been a better choice. When new there were a number of variants produced, everything from light duty delivery vans or pickups to rollback open top cabriolets. According to our research about a dozen special open-top roadsters were delivered to the United States for use at fair-weather resort-type locales.
THE CAR… Beautifully restored, all seam lines and edges are blended and smoothed, the windscreen is clean and
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clear and the seats are fresh looking and soft to the touch. The body work on this car has been configured to allow easy access for both front and rear passengers and is fitted with an Audiovox stereo system for your listening enjoyment. A cross-bar support runs from side-to-side to help insure that body integrity of this fun looking little cruiser. Mechanically, this is a sound car with a two stroke engine and the transmission is reported to shift easily with a light touch of the clutch pedal. Showing just over 14,450 miles on the odometer, this car is pure enjoyment to own and drive and best of all, it takes up less than half the space of a full-size car.
We are pretty sure you will not setting any land speed records with this Subaru 360, but imagine touring the Bonneville Salt Flats in this open ride, perfect for taking the crew to the staging area, or how about a super-cool little runabout for your ranch or estate. The possibilities are endless in this Subaru, where you are bound to have a â€œjollyâ€? good time.
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1950 Buick Series 50 Super Custom “Woodie”
VIN: 15964046 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
124hp, 263.3 ci. inline 8-cylinder engine, Buick Dynaflow transmission, front and rear coil spring suspension and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.5”
head” inline 8, These engines would produce 124 HP that would be passed through the new self-shifting Dynaflow transmission, a remarkable jump in automotive technology.
THE MODEL.. .In late 1949, General Motors began producing the new line up. This would be a distinct body style from the previous year and one that would certainly make a mark on history. The signature Buick Ventiports were retained but relocated to the hood. The new over sized front bumper and grills on the Buick make a lasting impression on anyone that views it, with a design that is widely regarded as a piece of genius still today.
THE CAR... This car was lovingly restored in 2012 and was treated to an exterior paint package that was nothing less than marvelous. The car was covered with a glossy black paint which has a luster and shine that makes it almost glow. But that wasn’t enough, it was then given a hand painted treatment that would give the appearance that this was a woody, but without all of the issues that come with owning one. All of the chrome in both the front and back of this car have been refinished and brought back to their original shine.
The engine that would provide the giddy-up for these new sleek cars would be the Buick Dynaflash in “valve in
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With the exterior so perfectly restored, one would expect to find the same inside, however upon opening the doors there is a different, but pleasant, surprise. Inside, you will find a one hundred percent factory original interior that remains in quality condition. While this is an unexpected departure from the meticulous exterior restoration it is certainly welcome. While leaving the interior untouched, the restoration continued under the hood where the Dynaflash was returned to the factory blue and badged correctly. The engine compartment has also be sent back in time as you will find very little under the hood that was would not have been present in 1950 as the car rolled off the line. The engine is more that an aesthetic piece, it is every bit as able to propel this cruzer today as it was in 1950. This car is a superb cruiser and garners more attention at times than one person can handle- so if you want a head turner of considerable proportions give this car a second look.
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1947 Oldsmobile Series 76 4-dr “Woodie” Wagon by Hercules.
VIN: 66140532 Estimate: $60,000 - $75,000
100 bhp, 238 ci. L-head inline 6-cylinder engine, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125” THE MODEL… When referring to America’s post-war automobiles, many automotive writers seem to think that the 1946-48 models were warmed-over from the shortened 1942 model year. Actually, for the most part, the cars built during this time period were a logical progression of those vehicles produced just before all civilian production came to an end. During the 1930’s, car makers would release a major design every couple of years and then do a face-lift with new grille, trim, or minor sheet metal change that still was based on the core body. Such was the case for the 1947 Oldsmobile. Despite the war funding a number of new improvements
that could be used in automobile manufacturing processes, station wagons were still considered specialty models and as such, car makers like Oldsmobile, turned to outside suppliers for these hand-built wooden bodies. For station wagons, they turned to the skills of the Hercules Body Company, a leader in the art of constructing bodies for commercial vehicles, of which the station wagon still was considered by many in the industry. While the majority of GM station wagons, including Oldsmobile, were produced by the competing Ionia Manufacturing Co., Hercules was able to pick up some of the slack for Oldsmobile. Hercules bodies were constructed of the finest materials using the highest skilled workers ensuring proper fit, finish, and design.
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THE CAR... This rare example from 1947 is one of just 1,480 Series 66 station wagons produced and has quite a story. In August 1947, this Oldsmobileâ€™s original owner bought it in Cleveland, Ohio and drove it to Phoenix, Arizona three months later. This was not only the first car the owner ever owned, it was the only car he would ever own. During the 58 years he kept the car, it was always well maintained, oil changed at regular intervals, proper lubrication at all vital points, tune-ups using the best materials available, and for cosmetics, the wood was regularly sanded and re-varnished. Of course over the years nature started to take its toll on the original wood. Being somewhat of a craftsman, this original owner was able to find similar materials, matching not only the colors but also replicating the grain patterns. Only upon a close inspection of this car will you be able to spot several small repairs that have been applied to the car over the years.
This car has been treated to a cosmetic and mechanical restoration shortly after it was acquired by the second owner at a cost of over $51,000. Today this sharp station wagon is finished in Havana Beige, a popular color at the time, with all three bench seats covered in durable dark brown Naugahyde with metal framing painted its original copper metallic finish. Looking at the interior ceiling you will see the wood slats forming the roof line covered by textured vinyl covering. The dashboard is fitted with an original AM radio, a clock and heater-defroster controls plus full instrumentation restored to its original clarity and brightness. Under the hood, the original engine retains its 6-volt electrical system and is detailed as it was when new, including its oil bath air cleaner, standing ready to take this wagon and a load of lucky passengers down the road. Rather expensive when new due in part to the many hours of hand work involved with its construction, this is a rare opportunity to by a true piece of artwork that is sure to appreciate and be appreciated by all who see it.
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1958 Chevrolet Apache 3100 Series NAPCO 4X4 2-dr Suburban
VIN: 3A58L113121 Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000
125 HP, 235 cid, OHN in-line 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, 2-speed transfer case, independent live front axle with coil springs, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. THE MODELâ€Ś Chevrolet first introduced the Suburban in the 1934 and holds the honor of the longest continuous use of a nameplate ever in production. With these vehicles becoming increasingly popular among the general public in March 1955, with the release of the stylish Task Force line of trucks, came the fifth generation of this ultimate utility vehicle. While the chassis and front end-sheet metal reflected the passenger-car related design, the passenger compartment saw a number of improvements for the occupants, transforming this vehicle from just a hauler of work crews to more suburban-related duties, like carrying a little league team to the game or hauling a large family on a picnic. However, a number of these units were still in demand by companies that needed to transport personnel to job sites, and for that purpose, the Suburban from Chevrolet was very well suited. In the post-war years the importance of four-wheel drive vehicles grew by leaps and bounds. While Chevrolet could provide a rugged basis for those need, GM engineering did not have a 4X4 system available when the Task-Force design arrived. Answering the call for this need was NAPCO, which had developed conversion kits to transform these flat-landed city dwellers into regular mountain goats. However, these kits werenâ€™t cheap, with the base price of a Suburban run-
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THE CAR… This Suburban has been meticulously restored and preserved for coming generations to enjoy. The paint that protects this hauler is a rich green that has been applied to near perfection, leaving a finish that closely mirrors that of a factory finish. The green exterior is broken up only by the red “NAPCO” and “Chevrolet” badging on the fender and cream grill and bumpers, giving this imposing machine a look that would have blended into the urban landscape of the 1960’s. The Interior of this wagon is finished in period correct tones and materials. For the more nostalgic, the NAPCO four wheel drive instructions that dominate that dash board only add to the appeal this original SUV. The seats still show a full life since restoration as do the rubber floor mat. As apparent by the interior package on this restoration, the owner left no detail unattended.
ning around $2,600, the NAPCO system could cost up to $1,000, adding nearly 40% to the price tag. Still, for companies and those well-heeled individuals that desired to explore off-road locales, NAPCO was the answer at any cost. With NAPCO’s “PowrPak”, a special boost was given to the trucks fitted with this versatile accessory.
The most unique and notable aspect of this what lies underneath. From its towering stance with the NAPCO badge emblazoned on the fender, it is apparent that this is not your average grocery getter. The drivetrain of this Suburban separates it from all the rest. The Napco “Powr-Pak” change the nature of this beast from a fairly mundane family wagon to a vehicle with ability and purpose. The Powr Pak addition on this example is in excellent working condition and has been fitted with an aggressive yet period correct set of tires. All of these features combine to give this Suburban the ability to put the common power of the thriftmaster engine to uncommon uses!
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1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner Victoria 2-dr “Glass-top” hardtop
VIN: U4GF129977 Estimate: $45,000 - $60,000
140 HP, 239 cid, OHV V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 115” THE MODEL.. After World War II, probably no other car maker invested more money, compared to its company’s overall worth, than did Ford. Rushing its 1949 models to the market in June 1948, getting those new post-war designs into the hands of a car-hungry public was a wise move and saved the company from certain financial ruin. Henry Ford II felt that investing in future products would grow a strong company, and he was correct. Another all new body was introduced for 1952 and while it was modern and sleek on the outside, underneath it was still using a basic drive-train and suspension developed in the 1930’s. That would change with 1954 when a new family of V8 engines and a totally redesigned suspension system developed by Earl McPherson, the best suspension man in the automotive business, were introduced. While the 1954 Ford’s basic body styling was a face-lift of the popular 1952-53 models, there were a few new touches that no other American car had dared to put into production, the most noticeable being the all new Skyliner Victoria hardtop. For the first time ever, the use of a tinted Plexiglas roof panel was inserted into the top of the car. Plexiglas had been developed just prior to WWII and was perfected for use in a number of aviation applications. Even with the dark green tinting, a transparent top would let more than just sunlight into the passenger compartment of a car, one could
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literally bake under a top like that. To help keep the daylight out on particularly warm days, a snap-in liner was included. The 1954 Ford Skyliner was a very special model with just 13,144 examples being produced. While the new Skyliner was available only in the Crestline series, a bigger story came with the new overhead valve “Y-block” V8 engine available in all models of the Ford. Produced for one year only using the same displacement as the previous year’s flat-head, 239 cubic inches, it was rated with 30 more horsepower making it the most powerful engine in the low-price field. To show off this new engine, dealers were offered a show-room display hood with a large clear-plastic window that they could paint to match a car’s exterior color and place it on any V8 equipped vehicle they wanted. Of course when a car did get sold, the hood was removed and the original factory all-steel unit was refitted to the car. THE CAR... This attractive Skyliner that we are honored to offer has not only the Plexiglas top, but an original see-through dealer hood. What a transparent deal! The prospective owner can see exactly the quality of restoration this car has been given. It is one of 2,905 Skyliners produced at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant and is finished in Cameo Coral with a white roof, which offers a perfect accent to the top. Powered by the Y-block V8 with dual exhaust, it is backed up by the trustworthy Ford-O-Matic transmission with 3.20:1 gears for the rear axle- making it perfect for highway cruising. Among the extras this car carries is an original factory radio in the dash, (though there is a modern AM-FM-Cassette unit concealed in the glove box), original clock, heater-defroster, dual spotlights, plus fender skirts, power steering, wide whitewall tires, full wheelcovers, rocker panel moldings, and to the rear of the car, the faux-Continental kit marketed by Ford as the Coronado Deck. This Skyliner even has the original owner’s manual that details the care and maintenance needed for the special top. Restored to like new condition a few years back, it retains its show-ready freshness. Chrome trim has been described as being deep and reflective, the engine bay is properly detailed and in excellent condition, the interior trimmed to factory standards and the Plexiglas top exhibits no issues with regards to cracks or major scratches. One of the nicest things about the Skyliner is that in the evening, after the sun sinks below the horizon, the snap-in cover can be taken down, the car parked on a hill overlooking the valley below and above, the stars can be seen right through the roof of the car, perfect for capturing and making great memories in an unforgettable car.
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1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Split Window” “Fuelie” Coupe
VIN: 30637S104636 Estimate: $125,000 - $150,000
360 HP, 327 cid, OHV V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, positraction live rear axle with independent rear suspension using transverse leaf spring and lateral struts, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98”. THE MODEL… When the totally redesigned Corvette hit the market, nothing like it ever before had been offered to the American motoring public as a regular production. It had truly taken on the lines of a super-car and Bill Mitchell’s team had done themselves proud. For the first time America’s Sports Car was offered as both a popular roadster and a totally enclosed coupe. Due to production problems with the forming of a large wrap-over back glass, it was decided that the back light would be created in two panes creating a “split-window” design that makes the 1963 models unique. Under the hood, the small block 327 cubic inch motor was the only choice, but it did come in several flavors starting with the base 250 HP version up to the very desirable 360 HP “Fuel-Injected” edition, which this stunning Tuxedo Black coupe is equipped with. The tachometer correctly shows a 6500 rpm redline which was only fitted to the “Fuel Injected” models. With the upgraded and beefier shifter, going thru the gears of this icon its truly a joy.
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THE CAR… Treated to a cosmetic and mechanical restoration, the black vinyl seats look fresh and new while the gauges, including the factory tachometer are all clean and clear. This car retains its original AMFM radio as well as the heater-defroster system. Looking under the hood will find the engine very clean and presentable and best of all, we have been told that it runs out just like it did when released to the market over 50 years ago. But the real beauty of this car is that deep, reflective black paint that shows no flaws in the body work. All chrome and brightwork is also presented in show condition with the extras such as the later model knock-off alloy wheels with black inner groves stripping, fitted with a set of radial red-lines, gives this car an almost sinister look. In the world of collectibles, the 1963 “split-window” coupes stand alone from the rest of the mid-year model, what was once a design issue is now a badge of honor, letting people know that this is the first year of what many considered Corvette’s greatest generation. As a result, if you check out any value source from collector cars, these coupes always command a premium. Add to that the relatively rare Tuxedo black paint and the icing on the cake, “Fuel-Injection”, to be the top bidder for this beauty will be like winning a trifecta!
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1951 CADILLAC Series 75 Fleetwood/Derham Imperial Limousine
VIN: 517541398 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
160 HP, 331 cid, OHV V-8 engine, Hydramatic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 146.8” THE MODEL… In the early 1950’s, the largest producer of commercial cars in the world, especially limousines, was Cadillac. The Series 75 had originated in the 1930’s, and in the post-war world II era of automated assembly procedures, these big Cadillacs were effectively still hand assembled. For 1951, these big cars came in two varieties, a 9-passenger sedan that was used mostly in the livery trade for transporting VIP’s or business people to a meeting or as a family car for a funeral home, while the Imperial limousine was planned for those who needed a bit of privacy as well as comfort in daily transportation. THE CAR… This is one of the exclusive limousines where a partition with a power-operated divider window was placed between the driver and passenger compartment, and marketed as a model 51-7533X. Every one of these Imperial Limousines was a special car, but this particular example is even more special featuring custom roof treatment applied by the legendary Derham Coach Co. A thick padded vinyl covering in black was applied over the top creating a blind quarter panel and a much smaller oval rear window treatment to aid in the privacy of the original owner of this car.
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Under the hood one can still see the original paint with the factory inspection marks still clearly visible. While the Cadillac’s big overhead valve V8 engine appears in stock condition, several electrical components have been added to aid the driivng experience. It has a very unique dual-voltage system with a most unique dual charging set-up employing a generator for 6-volts and an alternator for 12-volts.
Originally finished in Exeter Green, today it wears a coat of white to highlight the upscale and generous features of the limousine. The front driver’s compartment is trimmed in simple, but elegant pleated black leather and appointed with the usual amenities of a factory AM radio, heater-defroster, clock, and on the driver’s door, control switches for all four side windows. The passenger compartment is finished in a rich tan wool broadcloth with two occasional, or “jump” seats, and control switches in both armrests for the back window and the divider glass, plus cigarette lighters and a simple clock mounted in the center of the partition. But it is what is not seen that makes this limo special. Concealed in the right rear passenger-side armrest are the controls for a trunk mounted R134A air-conditioning system, while in the opposite arm-rest is a modern AM-FM-CD unit with the speakers neatly installed near the floor boards in the partition.
A very rare and unique limousine where the previous owner was active in the Classic Car Club and other organizations that appreciated fine automobiles, and we feel in the right hands, possibly taken back to that classic Exeter Green, this could be a stunning head-turning limousine where ever it arrives.
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1957 BMW Isetta 300
VIN: 512145 Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 (offered without reserve)
13 Hp, 298 cc, single cylinder 4 stroke engine, 4-speed manual transmission, modified dubonnet independent front suspension,semi-elliptical rear leaf springs with live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 85” THE MODEL… The origins of the Isetta can be traced back to Italy, but it is the German company BMW who made it a hit. In the early 1950s, Renzo Rivolta, the owner of the Italian firm Iso SpA, decided that he wanted to make a small car for the masses. When introduced in Turin in the fall of 1953, the Isetta created a sensation in the motoring market. Taking his interest beyond the ‘bubble car’ to sports cars, Rivolta became highly interested in licensing deals. In fall of 1954, BMW bought both the license and the complete body tooling, setting forth to make the Isetta their own. After finding success with the Isetta 250, BMW continued production of the cars and in 1956 rolled out their new model: The Isetta 300 (or “Isetta Moto Coupe DeLuxe”). BMW ditched the bubble windows that had earned earlier models the affectionate nickname “the bubble car”. With its new flat windows that could now be slid open and a newly enlarged engine cranking out a whopping 13 HP, the Isetta would be able to reach speeds over 50 MPH.
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THE CAR… This delightful little car underwent a frame-off restoration in 2005 after spending 25 years in storage. Placed back into storage following the completion of the restoration, the car has recently enjoyed being exercised on short jaunts around town. The restoration remains in tip-top condition, the red paint is beautifully applied and not to be outshone, the chrome bumpers present nicely. With the front door swung open, the single bench seat, covered in black vinyl, offers the new owner the full life of the material. Even after spending half of its life in storage, this well cared for Isetta is no “trailer queen”, the owner reports that the engine fires up when asked and the 4-speed transmission and clutch gladly put the 13 HP to the wheels. While this car looks like a show car, it is ready for a trip around the neighborhood that will not only bring a smile to your face but to everyone who observes this little wonder cruising the streets
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1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet by Reutter
Chassis No. 154195 Estimate: $90,000 - $120,000
75 HP, 1582 cc, 4-cylinder, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear trailing arms transaxle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94”. THE MODEL… Many people agree that the Porsche 356’s pedigree is one that helped define the sports car industry. The 356 B Cabriolet gave the sports car market a convertible with creature comforts more closely aligned with the coupe model. The Cabriolet was designed for those who wanted more than a racing machine out of their new Porsche convertible, even though the 356 had earned a reputation for its racing prowess. The more reﬁned Cabriolet owners would find some basic features not found on the roadster model such as roll up windows and a radio, among other elements. These cars also came
appointed with wider, upgraded seats as the cabriolet owner would have been more concerned with comfort than weight and cost savings. The windshield on this car was not removable like its roadster brother, making the Cabriolet a road car perfectly suited for chic social events. The Cabriolet would have represented the most posh of the 356 line in 1960. THE CAR… This example of the 1960 Cabriolet, wearing chassis number 154195 and accompanied by the Porsche certificate of authenticity, is at the top of its class as an example that demands seat time. This Cabriolet was restored some time ago but its current condition exemplifies the immense care given to the car. The ivory lacquer paint does show understated badges of character that prove this car
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has provided years of enjoyment. The sheet metal carries the proper chassis numbers and we have found that the panel ďŹ t is correct. Completing the exterior appearance is a set of bias ply tires and chrome Super hub caps mounted to the 15 inch wheels. A period correct engine appears provides plenty of reliable power for this chariot. It has been fitted with a pair of Weber carburetors and late model air cleaners for more efficient breathing. Driven and enjoyed by its previous owner and the engine shows the usual tell-tale signs of regular use like minor patina acquired only with regular road use that completes a nostalgic motif in the engine bay. All of the interior appointments such as the steering wheel and horn ring appear original and show nicely. The seats, like the rest of the car, show some gentle use but have a nature that tries to entice you to grab your driving gloves and get in. All of the dash instruments appears original and all of the gauges are working properly. This Porsche stands ready to fulfill its original mission to conquer the twisting roads at the hands of a conspicuously more reďŹ ned pilot.
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1954 Kaiser-Darrin KF-161 Roadster
VIN: 3495359 Estimate: $105,000 - $135,000
90 HP, 161 cid, in-line 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100”. THE MODEL… There is no doubt that one of the most creative and talented automotive designers America has ever had was Howard “Dutch” Darrin. His work had graced the chassis of such marques as Rolls-Royce, Minerva, Stutz, and Duesenberg with some of his most famous creations being found on a number of Packards from the 1930’s and 1940’s. In the late 1940’s, the fledgling Kaiser-Frazer Corporation realized they needed some dramatic styling to compete with the well established “Big-3”, so they turned to the talents of Darrin. His designs for the Kaisers were dramatic, stylish, and unique compared to its contemporaries. Stories abound how “Dutch” Darrin and Henry J. Kaiser locked horns on more than one occasion, but Darrin came back and did a fabulous restyling for 1951, plus lent his name to the Henry J compact sedan. In 1953, Kaiser approached Darrin seeking to have a sports roadster designed using the compact Henry “J” as the basis for the this new car. Darrin’s creation was nothing short of brilliant. Despite Darrin being “old-school” he was up on new ideas and looked to the latest materials for his new car, incorporating extensive use of fiberglass. This little roadster was low slung, well proportioned with the unique Darrin dip seen in the front grill and the side profile, there was no mistaking what type of
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car this was. Probably the most interesting design element were the doors that, when unlatched, slid into the front fenders, in a “pocket-door” fashion. Sadly, Kaiser’s dream of being a major player in the world of automobiles was fleeting with this little sports roadster being his last “hurrah”. THE CAR… It is estimated the survival rate of the Kaiser-Darrins is nearly 60% or just over 260 of the 435 units produced, but few of them are as well restored as this beautiful Pine Tint Green example. Fitted with its original engine, which is the same that powered the Henry J and even the Allstate sedan, it is a spirited performer that starts easily and holds true to the road while slipping through the gears. Despite that fact that the restoration was completed nearly 20 years ago , the paint is still glossy and shows well, as does the chrome and related bright work. With the interior matching the exterior, the upholstery has held up quite well and the folding top, also in Pine Tint Green, completes this picture of perfection. Riding on period correct wide white-wall tires, they are accented by the chrome wire wheelcovers, which were a popular option when new. Under the hood, the little four-banger is clean with the entire engine bay well detailed, and this quality continues to the suspension and chassis of the car also. While the odometer currently shows just over 20,100 miles, this car’s true mileage is unknown, but the quality of workmanship and visual presentation make it a winner in the minds of all who gaze upon its beauty. Kaiser’s Darrin played an important part in history, but was unfortunately it was created too late to keep Mr. Kaiser’s dream alive. However, it’s not too late for you to fulfill your dream and own an important part of America’s automotive heritage.
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1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK 1 BN7 Roadster
VIN: HBT7L6048 Estimate: $65,000 - $85,000
124 bhp, 2,912 cc, OHV inline 6-cylinder engine, dual carburetors, 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92â€? THE MODELâ€Ś Feeling the need to keep things fresh, Austin-Healey decided that 1959 would leave the 100-6 model before and would usher in the new Austin-Healey 3000. While some subtle differences could be noted, the most notable change was indeed the name. The body and wheelbase were identical to the previous namesake, as were the models to be offered. With a sporty inline 6 cylinder fitted with twin SU carburetors, these cars quickly developed a reputation as a suitable racer.
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THE CARâ€Ś This early example of the Austin-Healey 3000 is covered in a popular red finish that has been professionally applied during a previous restoration and remains exquisite today. The chrome trim on this Healey is fresh and full of life, with pristine shine. An Austin-Healey would not be properly complete without the the chrome wire knock-off wheels and this car is no exception having been fitted with a refurbished set that completes the iconic look. The interior of this little two seater has been treated to fresh black leather seats that are accented with bands of red piping; a nod to the professional level of restoration this car has received. The carpet is also black and in like new condition, perfectly fitted to the interior curves. Once inside this little convertible you will be taken back be the incredible clean and inviting environment the restorer painstakenly created. The inline 6-cylinder has received the same level of restoration as the rest of the car. The engine easily starts and idles as one would expect from a fresh overhaul. An inspection of the engine bay will find a remarkably clean space, typical only of the highest quality restorations. The level of detail and care that have gone into the restoration of this Austin-Healey make it one of the finest examples you will find on the market today.
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425hp Convertible
VIN: 194675S121115 Estimate: $70,000 - $95,000
425 HP, 396 cid, OHV V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, positraction live rear axle with independent rear suspension using transverse leaf spring and lateral struts, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98 in. THE MODEL By 1965, Corvette was a legend and to own one of these cars put you in a very special league. Yes, they could be ordered with a tame small-block 327 which you could back up with a Powerglide automatic. But for those who wanted to go fast, afterall that’s why the Corvette was created, nothing was more powerful or fearsome than the L78 engine option, a big-block 396 cubic inch V8 which was conservatively rated at 425 HP. We say “conservatively” because a number of enthusiasts who have had the honor of driving one of these cars and then to have been able to compare it with later “427” editions have said they feel that no other engine combination delivered more raw power. That wonderful engine, sometimes referred to as the “Rat” motor, was a masterpiece of performance. THE CAR… This special edition Corvette wasn’t built for luxury, it appears to have been purposely ordered for someone who felt that getting there “fast” was top priority. At the time our consignor acquired this car, it was in need of some freshening. The first stop was the engine where a thorough check revealed it was a numbers matching block with all the proper date coded items including intake and exhaust manifolds, distributor, water pump and transmission. The engine
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roars to life with the flick of the key and that Muncie 4-speed shifts smoothly through the gears with ease. Finished in Rally Red, it features basic black vinyl bucket seats and a black folding soft top. Among the few options installed on this car is the “Soft-Ray” tinted windshield, teakwood steering wheel, high-revving tachometer and the center mounted electric clock. Not wanting any interference from the music being created under the hood, it is one of 1,449 Corvettes from 1965 that left the factory without a radio being installed. Today the car sports an original big-block ‘high riser” hood, a set of bolt on “Turbine” wheels and factory side pipes. Under the hood appears to be neat and simple with the only extras being power steering and that extra-large master cylinder for the disc brake system installed on all four corners. Completion of the freshening process was just accomplished and this Corvette sports a fresh interior, new top, and new paint. All of the chrome is show-car ready. Under the hood, it has been cleaned and made ready for displaying with pride as the engine is fitted with chrome dress-up items such as the valve covers and air cleaner housing. Often overlooked by some enthusiasts, the 1965 Corvettes for many are considered the apex of what an American sports car should be. This is a vehicle that was meant to be driven and only after you are in the driver’s seat will you feel the exhilaration of what being a champion is all about. This is a true winner in every sense of the word.
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1954 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe by Pinin Farina
VIN: 3032; Engine NHA1305; Body 13582 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
140 HP, 253 cid, OHV in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, trailing link coil front suspension, hypoid rear axle with coil springs rear suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 102” THE MODEL… “On the back of a napkin” is a story that a number of automotive designs are supposedly crafted upon, and while the idea for the Nash-Healey might have been conjured up at a dinner table, this winning sports car had a lot more thought put into it rather than a scribble on a napkin. British car maker Donald Healey was on a return trip to England aboard the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth. He had been in America trying to secure a deal to purchase Cadillac V8’s for his idea of a new open roadster that would compete with the likes of the Jaguar XK120. However, General Motors had not approved of the deal. Luck would have it that he was in the same company as George W. Mason, CEO of the Nash-Kelvinator Company, and it was over dinner that the idea of a Nash-Healey was born. Production started in 1951 with a smart looking roadster, based on the Healey Silverstone. A completely new body was designed and powered by an in-line six from Nash. Sales were limited, but the real benefits came from the attention the press had given to the independent car maker from Kenosha, Wisconsin- strong performance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans didn’t hurt. At the Chicago Auto Show, the American debut, the press clamored for more information about the
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car and well-known pioneer automotive tester Tom McCahill claimed in Mechanics Illustrated that he had, “never driven a sports car that handled better or gave the driver so much control in an intentional power slide or spin.” For 1952 Mason contracted a coachbuilder Nash had worked with before- Pininfarina of Turin, Italy. With a new modern sleek design, the bodies were built in Italy, then shipped to the Healey in England where the roadster would be married to the chassis and engine. These were expensive cars with suggested retail prices just north of $5,900, which topped even the most expensive Cadillac. In late 1953, Pininfarina released the Nash-Healey coupe, but at a very hefty price costing Nash nearly $15,000 each to produce, and with the company absorbing a loss of nearly $9,000 per car. As a result, just 90 of these little coupes were ever produced.
THIS CAR… This example has been well cared, showcasing its original drive-train and features an older cosmetic restoration. Finished in Ivory White, it features a red leather bench seat. In the dashboard is an original Nash supplied AM radio and mounted in front of the driver are two instrument pods, one with a fully functioning tachometer the other with a combination 140 MPH speedometer as well as fuel level, oil pressure and coolant temperature gauges. Fitted with vintage wire-wheelcovers, this Anglo American-Italian coupe is turn-key, ready to come to life with the Le Mans Dual Jetfire engine which is fitted with a pair of Carter “YH” two-barrel carburetors and that original Borg-Warner transmission and overdrive unit. Nash-Healey may have just been the first “worldcar” when you consider that the bodies was made in Italy, the chassis in England and the engine from the good old U.S.A., and today, it is being offered in the Lone Star state of Texas! One just cannot get more international than that- so don’t miss this rare opportunity to acquire a very desirable and driveable world-class sport coupe.
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1956 GMC 100 Series NAPCO 4X4 ½-ton pickup
VIN: 102PX7024 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
125 HP, 248 cid, OHV in-line 6-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transfer, 2-speed transfer case, independent live front axle with coil springs, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase THE MODEL… While the vehicles that bore the mighty GMC nameplates closely mirrored its lighter weight cousin, the Chevrolet trucks, the sheet metal was about all that was shared between the two brands. GMC units had chassis that were set up for slightly heavier duty jobs, as were the suspension components and drive-train. One aspect of the lower-priced Chevrolet trucks that GMC did prosper from were the smart new looks of the Task Force design.
Something else shared with Chevrolet up until the late 1950’s, was the lack of a factory four-wheel drive options for GMC trucks, a missing item that NAPCO Manufacturing made available to customers of GMC light-duty vehicles. For the most part, customers of GMC trucks were involved in commercial concerns rather than family or city-dweller type duties. The NAPCO unit added about $1,000 to the price tag of these heavy-duty haulers, but for those who needed such a vehicle, that was a small price to pay for the amount of performance this system was expected to deliver. Being work-horses, those who owned a GMC-NAPCO rig tended to use them until there was just no life left to be had, making survivors in the modern-day world of collectors a rare find, especially in the condition of this beautiful example we are proud to offer.
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THE TRUCK… This GMC can be best described with just two-words, “Show stopper”! The combination of a top notch restoration with impeccable attention to detail and historical significance that surpasses most, make this truck not only win shows but leaves people lingering around it to discuss the finer points of its current condition and to marvel at its imposing stance. This truck has won too many shows to list and has scored an impressive 98 points out 100 from the most discerning eyes in the industry. Keeping with its rust free Arizona roots, every aspect of this truck remains as if it was restored yesterday. The paint is flawless from bumper to bumper with all of its badging appropriately placed and shinning like it did on the showroom floor. The glass is crystal clear, free of imperfections, and the chrome accents and bumpers are pristine. The interior of the truck largely follows suit with the exterior’s exquisite nature. The interior paint is the same color and in the same showroom condition as the exterior. The bench seat is believed to be an upgraded addition to the truck as it is covered in an understated cloth with a muted pattern that adds the only touch of elegance this plow mule needs. Upon opening the hood, one is not surprised by the exemplary nature of the power plant and its surrounding. The engine is finished in blue and shows almost no signs of use. Everything under the hood has been returned to the condition the GMC dealer would have presented it to its original owner 1956. The historical significance and provenance of this truck has elevated it to a place in the collector market that not only makes it a strong investment, but also a show stopper ready to collect awards.
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“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” Selling
g WITHOUT RESERVE Lots 124- 133
1926 Ford Model T Roadster
VIN: 9121363 (Note:, car is titled by the engine number which dates to early 1924 production) Estimate: $10,000 - $25,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
22 HP, 177 cid, L head 4-cylinder in-line engine with 2-speed planetary gears, solid front axle, live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, mechanical drum rear brakes. Wheelbase: 100”. THE MODEL... One of Henry Ford’s goals in establishing the Ford Motor Company was to put as many people as he could behind the wheel of an automobile, and when he brought out the Model T in late 1908, he was well on the way to attaining his wish. As the popularity of his car picked up, Ford developed ways to produce them faster and more economically. While he didn’t invent the assembly line, his innovations revolutionized the automotive industry. The more cars Henry could build, the lower
the price he had to charge to make a profit, stating at one point that for every dollar he lowered the price, he would sell a thousand more cars. During its hay-day in the early 1920’s, there were more Ford Model T’s produced than all other American automobiles combined, taking well over 50% of the market. However, by 1926 the competition was starting to catch up with models that were just about as cheap as a T, but with many improvements, the days of the Model T were numbered. THE CAR... This little roadster has been a part of the John Osha collection for about 10 years. Restored prior to his purchase, it is described as a very original looking vehicle,
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with claims it is a solid performer and rather easy to drive. There is a major debate regarding Henry Fordâ€™s supposed statement, saying â€œThey can have any color they want as long as it is blackâ€?, but one thing is for sure, this car is, and always has been black. All of the metal appears to have been with this roadster since it was born, and shows no signs of any trauma or repairs. A very original and unmolested example and with the simple mechanics, maintaining this Model T in running order is a very simple task. It still retains its six-volt electrical system with the only modification noted as an updated spark distribution system. Everything is right from the black Naugahyde seat to the black cloth soft top This is the perfect vehicle for the entry-level collector or for the seasoned veteran who wants to get back to the basics of what the hobby is all about.
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1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster
VIN: TS/64559-L, Engine No. TX/64833-E Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
100 hp, 1991 cc, OHV in-line 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 88” THE MODEL… Before the Beatles came to America, there was another post World War II British Invasion in America, economical sports cars. Desperate for funds and sales, these little cars which had been fairly popular in the UK before the war, were now aimed for their former colony, the United States of America. Featuring a larger and more powerful engine than their competition, the little MG T-series, the new TR series debuted in 1953 as the TR2 rated at 90 HP. It was a smartly styled little roadster with modern slab-sided styling. In 1955, the TR3 was released sporting 95 HP and was followed by the release of the TR3A two years later when the power was increased to 100 horses. Cosmetic changes were few, but the respect these cars earned in SCCA events kept growing, as did the sales. THE CAR… According to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate issued for this car, it looked very much in 1960 as it does today. One of the few TR3A’s delivered in black, it is fitted with red-leather bucket seats just as it was fitted with when it left the Standard-Triumph factory in Coventry. It is also fitted with chrome wire wheels and a black soft top, as well as an adjustable steering column. Restored several years ago, it has been a proud part of the John Osha collection where it has been maintained and sparingly used. Among some of the extras added to this roadster is a chrome plated trunk rack located on the rear deck-lid.
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Reported to run about quite well, the interest in these early British roadsters has been strong over the past few years. This is an example of what a sports car should be, simple to own and operate, restored and stylish, and most of all, a lot of fun to drive. Put yourself in this Triumphâ€™s driverâ€™s seat and be a winner.
Wearing its original color of deep black, the paint application was glass smooth with showcases excellent body panel alignment. Looking like it is ready for either the road or rally course, the wire wheels glisten in the sunlight and the chrome on its full-width front bumper and rear bumper-ettes is deep and bright. From the driverâ€™s perspective, all gauges have been restored including the tachometer, plus other instruments mounted in a central pod with the dashboard trimmed with a red vinyl covering.
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
VIN: 10867S102785 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
230 HP, 283 cid V8, four-speed manual transmission; independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, unequal length wishbones, coil spring, antiroll bar, tubular shock absorbers; backed up by a live rear axle on semi-elliptic springs, tubular shock absorbers and trailing radius rods; 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, front and rear. Wheelbase: 102”. THE MODEL… It’s not as obvious as with the 1963 Corvette, but the 1961 Corvette was influenced by the design of Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Stingray racecar. The Chevrolet division had spent a lot of its money developing the 1960 Corvair and there just wasn’t much left over for product development of the Corvette in the run-up to the 1961 model year; so it became a matter of evolution.
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As the head of GM Styling, Mitchell pulled cues from the boat-tail of his Stingray on the 1961 Corvette. It not only looked good, but increased luggage space by 20 percent. Additionally, four taillights first appeared on the ’61 edition – and is a design treatment that continues to this day. Up front, Mitchell’s design team simplified things by installing a mesh grille, rather than the chrome teeth which had been there, since the ’58 Corvette. 1961 would be the last year for contrasting paint colors in the cove area, as well as being the last two-tone Corvette available until 1978. Power-train development stood pat, but there were a number of refinements: a high-capacity aluminum core radiator, side-mount expansion tanks and a wider choice of axle ratios. There was still plenty of performance. THE CAR… This attractive roadster came to the Osha collection by way of his father, himself quite a motoring enthusiast. It is fitted with the 230 HP version of the 283 small-block, this car has been well cared for during its years of ownership. Finished in its original Ermine white with complimenting red vinyl interior and white top, this car has enjoyed a pampered life. Used only for special occasions, it shows rather well being original and unrestored. It retains its original power-train and most of the components, but the radio had been upgraded with an aftermarket stereo that was created for installation in these cars insuring that an original AM radio can be reinstalled. Fitted with the full spinner wheel-covers and sitting on an appropriate set of wide whitewall tires, this would be an ideal car for taking out for a spin or just to enjoy at the local car show. Due to its originality, this vehicle could be a perfect restoration candidate for future NCRS Top Flite material. Being offered with “No Reserve”, this little 1961 Corvette could be the centerpiece of a starting collection or it could be the stepping stone to ever greater adventures. Loved and enjoyed and ready for a new home, why not open you garage door and invite this beauty in?
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1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
VIN: S675799; Engine W70598B Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
160 hp, 3442 cc, dual overhead cam, in-line 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent torsion bar front suspension with live rear axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum rear brakes. Wheelbase: 102”. THE MODEL… Perfected through competition, the Jaguar XK series was all that a proper British gentleman could hope for in the way of style and performance. In 1948, when the XK120 series was unveiled, it was hailed as one of the finest sports cars ever produced. Its victories on race tracks throughout England and Europe made it the envy of those who came up against it. These wins weren’t minor regional meets, but major races including the most grueling road course in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The “120” was a simple reference to how many miles in a hour it
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was capable of covering. Those who could afford such a car lined up to purchase one of these new sporty roadsters, such as Clark Gable who aquired of the first one delivered in the United States. In the hands of a skilled driver, the XK120’s were regularly clocked well in excess of 130 mph, with plenty of power delivered through the dual overhead cams contained in the aluminum head and fed by a pair of side-draught SU carburetors. Another factor contributing to the XK120’s success was its advanced torsion bar suspension which held these cars true to whatever road surface they traveled. THE CAR… This wonderful example was treated to a full restoration prior to joining the Osha collection and presents itself today ready for enjoyment. Used sparingly by the current owner, who describes driving this legendary roadster as an “experience forcing the driver to pay attention to the road, which is what a sports car should be”, also said that it was one of his all-time favorite cars. Under the hood the original engine shows only minimal use since restoration with both SU carburetors in fine tune. Mechanically this XK120 is an easy starter and the transmission goes through the gears with little effort. A little over a year ago our consignor invested a significant amount of money into a total front suspension rebuild when all rubber components were replaced and the alignment made true and straight. This work resulted in what is described, a totally different handling pattern, taming the wild beast. Finished in bright red, the XK120’s body panels line up quite well with no issues regarding deck, hood or door fit. Looking at the interior which is trimmed in black leather, you can see only the slightest of wear while the original gauges mounted neatly in the black trimmed dashboard are clean, clear, and reported to be functional. Looking fresh and new is the black folding top which stores neatly behind the seats. Among the many extras this XK120 sports are the Rudge-Whitworth knock-off chrome wire wheels and the original tool roll including the special hammer used to secure and loosen those gleaming wheels. Jaguar created the XK series for one specific purpose, to be driven and enjoyed at an exhilarating pace and the new owner of this 120 roadster is sure to have many pleasurable miles with this outstanding example.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door Convertible
VIN: VC55N031751 Estimate: $60,000 - $85,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
180 hp, 265 cid V-8 engine, 2-speed “Powerglide” automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and shock absorbers, four wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115”. THE MODEL… 1955 was a benchmark year for Chevrolet, heralded by both a striking new body design and a milestone new engine with the introduction of the famous “small block,” V-8 of which its basic design survived for decades. While designed for efficiency and low unit cost by engineer Ed Cole (later to head GM), its legacy with enthusiasts was performance. This new engine employed die-cast heads with integral, interchangeable valve guides; aluminum “slipper” pistons; a crankshaft of forged pressed steel, instead of alloy iron – and much more important, it weighed less than the six-cylinder engine it replaced yet produced 162/170 horsepower. For those demanding even more power, the addition of dual exhausts and a 4-barrel carburetor created the 180 HP “Power Pack” edition. Other elements in the winning combination were the underpinnings. There was a more capable suspension, bigger brakes, and better steering. Not to be left behind, GM’s design studio made a dynamic departure from its recent past. Clare MacKichan (then head of Chevrolet’s studio), Carl Renner, Chuck Stebbins, Bob Veryzer and others worked under the legendary Harley Earl’s dictum of “Go all the way then back off.” The result was a tasteful body that had Earl’s bench-
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mark beltline “dip,” a wrapped windshield with better visibility, more interior and trunk space, and a simple, egg-crate grille inspired by Ferrari. Thanks to a winning combination of features, Chevrolet led the industry in a record Detroit year with over 1.7 million cars, a new manufacturer high and a quarter million better than Ford.
er skirts, and the rear-deck Continental style spare tire carrier. Other options that fill the interior of this car include AM push-button radio, dash-mounted clock, and a retrofitted vintage air conditioning system for those sunny Texas drives. To make the task of driving a bit easier, power steering is also found under the hood.
THE CAR… This stunning convertible comes from the John Osha Collection, where it has been well cared for, always garaged, used with great care, and maintained to the highest degree. Finished in Gypsy Red, the interior is fitted with red and tan vinyl that really sets off this car from inside or out, complimented by a white Cotan folding top. Accessories include chrome wire wheel covers, rocker panel moldings, heavy-duty bumper guards, fend-
Looking at the quality of workmanship and the attention to authenticity in this restoration, you will see a winning combination, just as the judges saw when this car was judged Best in Class at the Keels & Wheels Concours a couple of year back. Ready to win more trophies and ribbons, or just to be owned by an appreciative care-taker, this 1955 Belair is a part of automotive history sure to be the prize of any collection.
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1933 LaSalle 345C 4-dr Sedan
VIN: 2001330 Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
115hp, 353 cid, V8 L-Head engine 3-speed “synchro” manual transmission, solid front axles with semi-elliptic springs, semi-floating live rear axle with leaf springs and shock absorbers, and 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130” THE MODEL… In the mid-1920’s, General Motors felt that the best way to get more market share was to offered a wider range of cars for their dealers to sell through the use of “companion” marques. Starting in 1926, Oakland received the new Pontiac, Oldsmobile would get a companion called the Viking, while Buick was partnered up with the Marquette. But the best was left for Cadillac who would get the LaSalle. Often portrayed as a
“baby” Cadillac, these cars carried smart styling courtesy of Harley Earl who had been creating outstanding custom coachworks for the Los Angeles Cadillac distributor, Don Lee. Every bit as grand as a Cadillac, it was a success when released in 1928 during a flush market. With styling that reflected its heritage, the LaSalles always had a bit more panache’ in their little touches which brought many younger customer of means to admire this slightly lower priced brand. Even when the height of the depression was in full-swing, LaSalles were selling well enough to survive when all of the other companions had been put to bed, save for Pontiac which survived but its parent make, the Oakland, was retired.
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For 1933, Harley Earl’s team had brought the LaSalle the latest in styling touches with a Vee’d chrome grille, fully skirted front fenders and interior appointments that made this an honest luxury car. THE CAR… This beautiful example has been restored to reflect the elegance of the era, for those who could afford it, and recalls the great days of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby. Finished in a pleasing two-tone beige with a lighter colored body and slightly dark shade applied to the fenders. When new it was probably quite difficult to distinguish the LaSalle from the Cadillac and looking at this car it is no wonder why. The dual enclosed side-mount spare tires and a removable trunk on the rear folding rack are testament to the extra cost and extra value on this sedan. Treated to a full and professional restoration, this car is worth a full inspection to see the fine fabrics used for the interior and the beautiful wood trim that serves as the garnish molding, as well as other appointments which makes this a luxury car. Under the hood, Cadillac fans may recognize the engine, which was effectively the same as used in the senior series cars, detuned just a bit so the horsepower rating was lower. With the attention to detail and authenticity used on the exterior and interior, the engine bay presents itself quite well.Since its restoration, this LaSalle has traveled very few miles and has scored well when shown. Always pampered and kept in climate controlled storage, it presents very well and would do quite well on the concours judging circuit. Best of all the 1933 LaSalles are considered “Full Classics” by the Classic Car Club of America and would be welcomed at any Grand Classic, or for more fun, on tour with one of the Car-A-Vans. This cars would also be quite welcomed at Cadillac-LaSalle club events, again for showing and judging or for touring in grand style. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the most drivable cars from the 1930’s, this is one vehicle where they’ll know you’ve arrived in your classic LaSalle!
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1968 1/2 Ford Mustang GT Cobra-Jet “R” Code Fastback
Vin: 8R02R159674 Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
335 HP 428 ci, Cobra Jet V-8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and fourwheel hydraulic power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108”. THE MODEL... Introduced in late 1964, the Ford Mustang was a car that would change the automotive industry and has remained one of the most beloved cars of all time. The pony cars, as they came to be known, were the inspiration for some other well known and well loved cars, like the Camaro and Firebird. The pony cars also inspired rivalries between these cars that would see engines and drive train components grow larger and faster, constantly trying to stay on top.
Who would have ever thought that one little letter in a vin number would make so much difference in those rivalries. However, the fifth digit of the 1968 Mustang is arguably one of the most important single spaces in a vin number today. If you were lucky enough to get your Mustang with an “R” in that spot, you were in for a real treat. That R entitled the car the the coveted 428 Cobra Jet engine, a power plant that made the Mustang more than a pony. The distinct ram air hood let the rivals know this car had serious muscle under the hood and to approach with caution. THE CAR… This “R” code Mustang was purchased new in Lompoc, CA and stayed in the dealers inventory until 1986. The car has been a collection piece for most of its life. This
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Mustang is documented and correct in every way except the color scheme. The car was restored in the mid 1990â€™s and returned to its original condition. Living in its non-original color, raven black, this car has been driven very few miles since its detailed restoration. The red stripe maintains a factory look that accents the cars aggressive lines. Once inside you will notice the components are in their proper factory condition. The interior is complete and shows little signs of use. The seat and
carpet have been refurbished in red colors and are ready waiting for you to get it in. The centerpiece of this car is under the hood. The 428 Cobra Jet stand ready to blast down the quarter mile or just cruise up and down the stripe.. The Cobra Jets components, carburetor, Intake manifold, distributor, and heads have been verified to be Original. If you need pony in the stable, this Black Mustang will surely be a nice addition to any collection.
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1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-tail Tourer
Vin: 99EH Estimate: $110,000 - $150,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
40/50 hp, 7,668 cc, OHV 6-cylinder engine, dual ignition with coil and magneto, 4-speed manual transmission with Mitchell overdrive, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and live rear axle with cantilever leaf springs, four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 150” THE MODEL… With the days of the Silver Ghost behind them, Rolls Royce was on to better things with the introduction of the Phantom I. The new model did retain the Ghost chassis, however the engine that would be used in the flagship was a completely redesigned over head valve unit that was nothing short of marvelous at 7.7 liters. The factory correctly assumed this would be plenty of ponies for this immense mechanical wonder. It must be noted that the example we are proud to offer was produced at the Derby, England factory. This is important because the American models came with a three speed transmission whereas this and the other English models have a 4 speed transmission. With the unmatched engine and transmission combination, the “New Phantom” provided a platform for coach-builders to build an interior space so posh and plush it would be suited for a prince….and they did. THE CAR… J.H. Van Oden ordered chassis number 99EH from Rolls Royce and had a fixed cabriolet coach built and installed by Thrupp and Maberly, but he would never receive his car. Before the car could be delivered, it was purchased by Prince Mdivani who received the car in New York in June of 1928. The car was intended for one of his sons but which one is not clear. This cabriolet could be seen driving the noblemen around Hollywood in the 1930’s.
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Accurate history of the car after its 15 minutes of fame in Hollywood is largely unknown. What is known is that some time in the 1950â€™s the car returned to England to have its coachwork redesigned in the style of the Barker Boat-tail. To complete the work a small, but industry respected company called FLM panelcraft, a firm that often subcontracts from the larger coachbuilders, was commissioned to do the conversion. They completed the coachwork with the same craftsmanship they apply to their work for major coach-builders. They oversaw the build from the new shape of the car, the additional seating behind the main cockpit, the twin racing style windscreens, and burgundy paint the was precisely applied to give this royal car the royal treatment. Finished in burgundy with black fenders and a polished aluminum bonnet, all of which have been maintained to meticulous standards. This is no trailer queen, though, this car has been reported to be drivenand frequently! Previous owners have written at length about the enjoyment that this car brought them and thier family as they put this car on the road as often as time would allow. In order to put this car on the road again, the engine was completely overhauled in 2008 by High Mountain Classic in Berthoud, Colorado. in addition to the overhaul, they rebuilt the carburetor, replaced any worn rubber, and installed a Mitchell overdrive that allows this car to be driven on modern interstates. The nearly 23,000 dollar price tag for the engine work alone is a small price to pay for a Pre-War Chariot that can keep todays modern pace.
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1969 Ford Torino GT Cobra 2-dr Fastback R-Code
VIN: 9R46R147558 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
360 bhp, 428 ci. Cobra Jet Ram Air R code V-8 engine, C6 three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear live axle with leaf springs and shock absorbers, power-assisted front disc brakes with drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 116 in. THE MODEL… During the height of the muscle-car wars, the “Big 3” had started to fill the field with less expensive models. Chevrolet started the move with the Chevelle SS, Plymouth offered the Road Runner for those who didn’t want to step up to GTX, and Ford responded with the Torino Cobra package. Fitted with the Q-code 335 HP 428, they were plenty fast, but for a more potent version, one could upgrade to the R-code ram-air induction Cobra-Jet conservatively rated at 360 HP.
THE CAR… Delivered new to Lee Jarmon Ford in Carrollton, Texas, this must have been quite the terror on the roads around this Dallas/Ft. Worth northern suburb. Power and poise are two elements you are sure to see in this outstanding example of what a muscle car should be. When you look this car over you will notice that this is a factory Cobra Jet car from the letter “R” in the fifth position of the ID number. Looking under the hood you will find all the proper equipment in place including the unique Ford design air-induction system that really sharpened the fangs of this Cobra-Jet. Finished in its original Meadowlark Yellow with a basic black vinyl trim, this fastback has not only eye appeal, but go-appeal also. The Cobra package on the Torino featured heavy-duty torsion bars for better handling and the big 9-inch rear end.
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Offered from the John Osha Collection, this Cobra-Jet Torino, according to the official Marti report, left the factory with Selectaire factory air-conditioning, tinted glass, power steering, front disc brakes, center-shift console and a basic AM radio. This car appears to have been treated to a solid restoration bringing it back to its “as-built” status, down to the solid steel wheels with the basic “dog-dish” hubcaps. One of the main purposes of the Cobra-Jet Torino was to keep Ford’s presence in another segment of the world of motorsports and total performance. The overall fit and finish is at or above factory standards and with the interior showing just the slightest of wear and tear. A good number of these Cobra Jet Torinos fell into the hands of people who either couldn’t handle them properly or decided they could improve on their original design, thus destroying many examples. It is a rare find to capture a Cobra of this condition and equipped with the R-code 428 in a condition as nice as this one, and a rare chance to take home your very own snake.
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2007 Shelby Mustang GT500
VIN: 1ZVHT89S975201905 Aprox 23,500 miles Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000 (“JOHN OSHA COLLECTION” offered without reserve)
500 HP, 5.4 Litre, supercharged/intercooled 32-valve DOHC V8, 6-speed manual transmission, front suspension consists of struts, coil springs and a 1.4 inch anti-roll bar; live rear axle in the rear, coupled with coil springs and a 0.9 inch anti-roll bar; 14 inch vented disc brakes, front and 11.8 inch vented disc brakes, rear. Four-piston brake calipers. Wheelbase: 107.1 inches THE MODEL… The heart of Ford’s updated version of a Shelby classic is its 5.4 liter (330 cid) DOHC V8 that employs the Eaton R122 supercharger and an air-to-air intercooler to adds 10 psi to the intake system at peak boost. This design also features an iron block, mated to the four-valve-per cylinder aluminum heads that were first developed for use in the Ford GT program.
The GT500 also came with a very successful launch control system – needed with 480 lbs. of torque at 4,500 rpm – as part of the standard traction control system. To get a nearly perfect launch, all the driver has to do is rev the engine to 3,200 rpm, dump the clutch and floor it. The system automatically modulated the engine power. While Car and Driver magazine achieved 0-to-60 times in just 4.6 seconds, when testing a GT500 using that system, they were also able to go from 0-to-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, by turning this system off. With the system engaged, they were able to cover a quarter mile in just 12.9 seconds with a trap speed of 112 mph. “Like the original GT-500, the 2007 car is more like a competent arounder than an all-out speed machine,” said Lar-
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of his 1967 based Mustangs and created his first GT500 edition. While it took a few years for those original GT500s to catch the collector’s eye, these had it right from the start, and now is the time to latch on to a low-miles, performance car such as this 2007 edition being offered at “No Reserve”. Whenever Carroll Shelby was asked “What’s your favorite car?”, his response pretty simple, “The next one!” Make this GT500 you next car and catch a piece of the legacy.
ry Webster, who conducted the testing for C/D, at that time, adding , “It’s refined and fairly quiet and the steering has a natural weight to it. THE CAR… Part of the John Osha collection, this car has been used on only very special occasions. Says the owner, “It is one of the most exhilarating cars I have ever had the pleasure to drive, you really don’t know how fast this car can go until you get it out on the open road.” Always service and maintained by the collection and kept within the confines of a climate controlled atmosphere, this beauty finished in deep black with matching embroidered leather interior, is just the way Shelby envisioned these cars to be. In fact, Carroll Shelby’s signature dawns the passenger side sunvisor. Forty years earlier he had successfully stuffed a big-block Ford V8 under the hood
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1970 Buick Gran Sport Stage I Hardtop
VIN: 446370H264513 Estimate: $50,000 - $65,000
360 hp, 455 ci.. V-8 high compression engine, 4-speed manual transmission, heavy duty suspension with front and rear coil spring suspension, positraction rear end, disc brakes. Wheelbase: 112” THE MODEL… While the Gran Sport concept had been part of the Buick line, using the Skylark as its building block, since 1965, 1970 was the high point of its gestation. The main reason was a torque-laden 455 cubic inch V8 that had also served duty in the largest cars Buick had to offer. Yet, equipped as you’d expect a Buick to be with creature comforts, it was something unique: a gentleman’s muscle car.
The 455 cid V8 had more to offer than just large displacement. It had a racer’s camshaft; unique cylinder heads with large intake valves, a specially tuned four barrel carburetor with cold air ram induction and more aggressive ignition timing. The compression ratio was 10.0:1. The torque output was an amazing 510 lbs. ft. of torque at a low 2,800 rpm – the most torque ever produced by an American production car, more even than Chrysler’s Hemi! Motor Trend magazine took a Gran Sport Stage 1 to a racetrack and achieved an elapsed time in the quarter mile of 13.38 seconds and a trap speed of 105.5 mph. But unlike other muscle cars, the Gran Sport Stage 1 was a substantial automobile, weighing in at 3,562 lbs. The in-
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terior had bucket seats with custom front shoulder belts and custom rear seat belts. A center console, equipped with a clock gives a feeling of grand touring car. Power disc brakes and power steering, coupled with a sophisticated suspension, made the Gran Sport more controllable than other muscle cars. Up front was a 1” diameter stabilizer bar while to the rear 0.875” diameter stabilizer bar did their job. Also helping deliver power to the rear wheels was a limited slip differential with a rear gear ratio of 3.42 THE CAR… Presented fully documented with its original window sticker, original Protect-O-Plate and the original warranty cards. This particular example of a Gran Sport Stage 1 was purchased new at Rasmussen Buick in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is painted a gold that Buick called “Burnished Saddle” (color code 68) and has been treated to a
quality repainting in its original color. The odometer shows 71, 000 original, actual miles. The interior is covered with custom trim vinyl and includes: bucket seats, deluxe armrests, a custom foundation compartment shelf and a rear custom seat back and interior door panel emblem. There’s also a tilt-steering wheel, a tachometer and special instrument group (WB8 options). Ease of operation is ensured by power steering and power-assisted brakes. The dark brown vinyl top, which covers the rear quarter belt molding, is equipped with its original material. Driver and passenger comfort on hot summer days is provided by the vehicle’s factory-equipped air conditioning. Ask yourself: wouldn’t you really rather have this Buick?
1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Kabrio
Chassis No. 53664 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
10.2 hp, 191 cc. 1-cyl two stroke Fichtel & Sachs engine Length: 9’3”. THE MODEL... Some find it hard to believe that the little three wheel cabin scooter we know as the Messerschmitt is a product of the same company who provided the air power for Hitler in WWII. But it does indeed have its beginnings with the people that were only years before producing fighter planes for Germany’s war effort. Not surprisingly, after the war the Allies politely asked the people at Messerschmitt to cease and desist all aircraft production. With no significant revenue stream, the company teamed up with Fritz Fend, also an aircraft engineer, to build what has become an icon in the micro
car industry, the kabinenroller, or cabin scooter. The three wheeled scooter with a bubble top canopy design did have some fighter plane characteristics from the tail dragger era, in its own harmless way. While Messerschmitt did attach their name to the funny little scooter, a separate company called Regensburger Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH, was formed to take over manufacturing of the scooter. In 1957, the KR200 Kabrio model was added to the line-up. Addressing the issue of poor ventilation and a ‘greenhouse effect’ on sunny days, common predicaments of the original bubble top specifications, Kabrio models featured a cloth convertible top and fixed side window frames
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THE CAR... Bought out of a collection 15 years ago and placed into another, the fully restored, three wheel scooter is finished in an ivory white paint that presents nicely as does the broad red stripe across the bottom that creates the two tone scheme. For a tiny vehicle there is plenty of trim and this example has a complete set, all of which is placed precisely and finishes the exterior visually. Once inside the cabin, you find yourself nestled comfortably in a new red vinyl seat with white piping that gives no indication of use. As you look around inside you will notice the lack of unnecessary accessories. Only a speedometer and a clock dawn the dash. The rest of your surrounding are finished in the same red vinyl which are also in like new condition. All ten horsepower are present and accounted for. The two stroke engine is reported to run nicely and provides enough power, when passed through the 4 speed transmission, to propel the little cabin scooter to over 50 MPH. Ironically enough, this micro car will achieve its maximum speed in both forward and reverse. To move the Messerschmitt backwards you simply push the key in a little further and start the engine running backwards! Sometimes a person wants something a little more subdued than a tire smoking muscle car and for those days a Messerschmitt might be just what the doctor ordered. Just imagine all the fun that is waiting to be had riding around the neighborhood tandem in your new Messerschmitt.
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2009 Lamborghini Murcielago VIN: ZHWBU37S69LA03433 Estimate: $220,000 - $250,000
640 HP rear engine V12, 6-speed “e shift” sequential transmission. Double wishbone suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, Wheelbase: 104.9” THE MODEL... Some cars need to soak for thirty or forty years before the car world has a true appreciation for them, this is not the case with Lamborghinis flagship, the Murcielago. Cranking 640 horsepower, the engineers intended to bring a product that would impress, and they did. Able to jump from a standstill to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, the Murcielago is indeed impressive. It also has an advertised top speed of almost 210 Mph, fast enough to make anyone think twice. Composed of a variety of carbon fiber, steel and aluminum, the body of the Murcielago does not reach the four foot mark, and has an angular almost wedge shape that gives the car an advantage in both the wind tunnel and on the road. The V-12 engine is available paired with either a traditional six speed transmission or the paddle shift version Lamborghini calls the “e shift”. Last but not least are the distinctive Lamborghini scissor doors. THE CAR... At only five years old, this car is exactly what you think it should be. The factory rosso vik (red) paint shows the care that the previous owner has given this car to shine through. The red exterior is only broken up by a plethora of air intakes and its chrome rims that are full of luster and shine like they were when the Lamborghini arrive in the showroom.
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Lest you forget this is an Italian sports car the good people at Lamborghini thought they would remind you with an absolutely stunning interior space. With the seats covered in a beautiful beige Italian leather, finished with red stitching, this Murcielago has seen very little seat time and it shows! With the V-12 outback ready to thrill, this Lamborghini may be your only chance to get one of the only 274 hand built coupe produced in 2009!
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1968 Porsche 911L Soft Window Targa
Chassis No. 11860117 Estimate: $135,000 - $165,000
102bhp 1,582cc horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine with twin Solex 40mm carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 87” THE MODEL… The 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show saw what started as sketches on Ferdinand “Butzi Porsche’s notepad come to fruition. With the 356’s age starting to show, the people at Stuttgart need to bring something new to the table and that is what they did when they unveiled the 911. This new creation was larger, with more muscle and a more enjoyable cockpit. As was the case with its predecessor, the 911 was constantly being improved upon, but to the untrained eye appeared to be largely unchanged until the later half of
the decade. The racey 911S was introduced in 1966 with horsepower jumping from 130 to 160 with the S designation, however do to American regulations none would reach these great states through normal import channels. The iconic Fuch wheels were also bolted to these German sports cars for the first time in 1966 With a profound understanding of the American market the people at Porsche knew Americans would soon be clamoring for a convertible model. Frustrated by current American regulations, and hoping to avoid what Porsche executives assumed would be an eventual total ban on convertibles, Porsche drew from its racing experience and 1967 released the “targa” (Italian for Plate) model. This incarnation was not quite a convertible but it did have a removable top and if you were lucky, you got one with a
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soft back window that when removed left you with what was essentially a convertible with a roll bar. These cars were a hit with Americans and were identified by the stainless steel roll bar that was prominently stamped TARGA. THE CARâ€Ś This Porsche is a matching numbers 911L which was the American version of the S. Finished in an eye catching Polo Red, this car screams vintage Porsche. The paint is smooth and free of flaws. All trim is present and free of imperfection. The Fuch wheels are shining and present them-
selves very nicely and bring the entire exterior, vintage Porsche look together. The 2 liter flat 6 cylinder is eager to fires to life and hit the road. The engine bay on this vintage porsche is a remarkably clean environment for a roadworthy car. The exhaust provides the soundtrack that one expects when tacking up and old Porsche, together with the typical Porsche feeling in the wheel, this is arguably one of the most enjoyable sports cars of both then and now.
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1934 Ford Deluxe Roadster Rumble Seat
VIN: 7107885 Estimate: $65,000 - $80,000
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85 HP, 221 ci, side valve, L head V-8, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axel, solid rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and fourwheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 112”. THE MODEL… Prior to the model 40 V-8’s introduction in 1932, the V-8 was in use, but manufacturing cost widely prohibited its use. The model 40 V-8 changed all of that as it was now cast as one piece, a process that greatly lowered production costs. With a stromberg carburetor atop, these engines were pumping out nearly 85 horse power by 1934, plenty of ponies for Ford’s light weight machines. Body styles for the roadster remained largely unchanged from 1932 to 1934, with exception of a few minor trim pieces. The basic shapes from the shield shaped grill, to the wide flowing fenders that sweep seamlessly into the substantial running boards, were largely responsible for the roadster’s trademark good looks that initially led to the popularity of these little convertibles. This package was a money maker for Ford even in depression times, and continued to be popular with the first hot rodders as well as today’s custom car builders.
THE CAR… So many of these cars have been cut, chopped, rebuilt and designed, that to see one that has survived unmolested and in it’s original form has become a rare treat. This offering is a fine example of a car that has been kept for the purist. This survivor showcases a handsome exterior finished in black over a saddle colored interior. The chrome does show some patina but over all the exterior still presents well and flaws require some examination to be found. The interior has been restored with the use of leatherette for the front seat while the rumble seat is believed to be genuine leather. Both the rumble seat and the front seat remain in nearly perfect condition with no visible signs of use. The interior rounds out to be a very nice, usable package. The pride and joy of this piece is the flat head Ford model 40 V-8 , that after 80 years still resides under the hood. Boosted by its owner as running great and providing all of the factory power, this iconic power plant still has all of its factory bolt ons like the stromberg carburetor. The clutch and three speed transmission are working properly, shifting seamlessly between gears as it jaunts down the road. These roadster models have been some of the most desirable cars on the market since their inception and we know that this offering will find the same reception. Ready for the road this would be the perfect car for a weekend excursion or a local vintage car show, this is one 1934 Ford that should not be overlooked or under-appreciated.
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1933 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom II Hooper Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis No. 19MW
Engine No. FG35
Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000
120 bhp, 7,688 cu. in. OHV inline 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed standard gearbox, front and rear semi-elliptic spring suspension, and four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 150” THE MODEL... When the “New” Phantom II was phased into production in 1929, it offered a number of improvements over the previous edition. The five-leaf spring suspension used for the front of the car was nearly the same as on the earlier models, but a similar leaf-spring set-up for the rear replaced the cantilever style springs which lowered the overall profile of the car. Also helping to provide a smoother ride was a new ”Anti-Shimmy” shackle-spring system and handling was easier with a redesign to the front stub-axle. Advancements to body building techniques also meant that coaches were stronger and with new insulation techniques less road noise and vibrations were transferred to the occupants. One of the Phantom I’s systems that was carried over to the PII were
the Servo assisted drum brakes which were more than adequate for these heavy cars and helped prevent brake fade due to heat. However, another improvement was the addition of the Bijur centralized lubrication system previously used by Rolls-Royce on their Springfield built Phantom I’s. Under the hood, the proven Phantom engine was lightened by the use of an aluminum heads and a new twin ignition system which provided increased horsepower and an even smoother running in-line six. During the production run of Phantom II’s up to 1935, a total of just 1,281 of both long and short wheelbase models were produced at the Derby facility. As with all Rolls-Royce car of this era, customer contracted with individual coach builders for their own custom bodies. Hooper, which could trace its roots back to 1805, and had been by appointment builders of coaches for the Royal family and had been providing bodies for the motor car
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trade since 1900 when they provided the motorized transportation for the Royal family on a Daimler chassis. Better known for stately limousines, Town cars, or open phaetons, this is a rather rare example of a drop-head coupe.
According to the limited history, it stayed in the United Kingdom until the early 1970’s when it was sent to Mexico. There it was treated to a cosmetic restoration and recieved the two-tone paint treatment as well an interior update with the contemporary materials of the time. The rumble seat is covered in the same leather material as the front seat, but operates in a very unusual fashion. The lid is opened and closed by sliding the seat in the main compartment, when it slides back the lid opens, when it slids forward the lid closes. Riders in the back seat might find it rather cramped as there is very limited leg room. All the woodwork appears to have been well cared for and presents itself nicely, while all instruments are present and reportedly in working condition. Described as mechanically sound, the original engine in this car starts and runs out quite well with no smoke after the initial firing up. Reportedly it has spent most the past 40 years in a climate controlled atmosphere and appears to be very well preserved. This is most certainly an one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce with a stylish and attractive original body from Hooper that when properly restored is sure to be a stand-out at any Rolls-Royce gathering as well as being recognized and welcomed as a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America.
THE CAR... While much of the original history of this particular car, chassis 19MW, is a mystery, it is known to be a part of the “O2” series in the Phantom II family. The exterior body is in relatively good condition and shows a patina that indicates it was given a quality repaint liekly in the early to mid 1990’s. Vintage photos of this particular car show it was in a single-tone dark color when new, but currently sports an attractive Blue and Argent color scheme. The early photos also show this car was equipped with dual side-mount spare tires, fold-down rumble seat, and disc wheel covers. Today only the disc wheels which have given way to chrome wire wheels, are absent from the picture.
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1931 Studebaker President “Four Seasons” Roadster.
VIN: 7034735 Estimate: $175,000 - $195,000
122 hp, 337 cid, “side valve” in-line 8-cylinder engine, 3-speed synchromesh transmission, solid front axle with leaf springs, suspension, live rear axle with leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130” THE MODEL… Between 1852 and 1931, The Studebaker Company had come a long way in the world of transportation. From a rugged wheel-barrel to the famous Conestoga covered wagons that helped America move west, if it was on wheels, Studebaker was their. During the mid-1920’s, this marque became famous for its production of medium-priced automobiles, but in a flush economy that America was enjoying, a new, luxury level line was introduced with the President series in 1928. Featuring Studebaker’s first eight-cylinder engines, these were fast enough that one ad-copy writer stated “a parallel in sustained speed seen only in the light of comets, meteors and other heavenly bodies.” These engines were built tough, setting endurance records, and posting wins at events like the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb and consistently placing in the top-ten at the Indianapolis 500. THE CAR… We are honored to present this President Four-Season Roadster which was treated to a complete no-expense spared nut and bolt restoration completed in August 2005. Despite being called a “roadster” it draws more of
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a similarity to a convertible coupe in that on cool days with the top in place, rolled-up windows in the doors make the passenger compartment warm and cozy. Finished in a pleasing tri-tone scheme featuring a light gray body with dark gray fenders and bright red body accent lines, it is the height of fashion from this era. High grade leathers were used for the interior with the seats where both front passenger and rumble seat as well as the interior panels have been done in red. Adding to this car’s charm is the black Haartz cloth top with red leather piping, which is repeated for the covering tonneau. All six wire wheels are also finished in red and fitted with period correct wide whitewall tires. Chrome is bright on the massive grille and flanked by a pair of the marque’s famous “Ovaloid” headlights. Under the hood, the same type of engine that set over 100 speed records is presented in brilliant green and the engine compartment is fitted with all the right equipment including the woven cotton insulation for all wiring concerns. This car has been used sparingly since its restoration but does show mild patina from this light use. However, be-
ing one of only a handful of Studebaker models recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a “Full Classic”, this car would be perfect for touring or displays wherever the finest automobiles are shown. Among the extras are the dual side-mount spare tires, a fold-down rumble seat, a golf-bag door on the passenger side, twin chrome plated horns up front, and a fold-down rack with removable trunk- perfect for carrying extra changes of clothing on a long trip. While Studebaker was known for dependable transportation, the President series brought this legendary marque to the front pages with its numerous racing victories. When new, the President’s competition was considered to be the established luxury brands like Cadillac, Pierce-Arrow, Lincoln, and Packard, of which today on the show field this Four Season roadster will compete with rather well, bringing home to you the honors, trophies, and ribbons, should you be the high bidder of this beauty.
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1931 Lincoln Model K Series 203 7-Passenger Touring
VIN: 6847I Estimate: $140,000 - $165,000
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120 hp, 385 cid L-head inline V8 engine, 3-speed manual sliding gear transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, full floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel Bendix Dual Servo mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145” THE MODEL… By the early 1920’s, the automobile industry had become a major part of America’s industrial picture. While there had been literally 1000’s of start-up companies in the first 25 years of the motor industry, only a handful had managed to stay in business. With these early companies came a number of engineering geniuses such as Henry Ford and his co-worker at a little car company that would later become Cadillac, Henry Leland. This “other” Henry had been in the auto trade as long as Ford and was one of the first engine suppliers for a little car known as the Oldsmobile. During the first world-war, Leland and his son Wilfred’s company had built engines for aeroplanes and with a fullscale manufacturing concern available, they decided to enter the car market with their own brand, a car called Lincoln. However, economic woes ensued and in 1923, Henry Ford bought Lincoln, put his son Edsel in charge, and told the Lelands they were welcomed to stay as long as they wanted. Within a few months, they moved on and Edsel Ford was in charge of the Lincoln Motor Company. Continuing with the Leland’s policy of exacting standards mechanically, Edsel decided that while strong engines and advancements in suspension and power trains were important, customers would respond more to styling. Hence he set about to create some of the most handsome automobiles of the day on the Lincoln chassis. For 1931, the new Model K was released with a larger engine, updated styling, and increased braking capacity for quicker and safer stopping power. THE CAR… This outstanding example was treated to a full restoration completed in the early 1990’s after which it was shown and enjoyed for many years. As happens to even grand automobiles such as this Sport Tourer, time started to take over and it lost some of its luster. Our consignor became its care-taker about a year ago and while the vehicle appeared solid in mechanics and structural integrity, many minor details needed attention. While the splendid two-tone blue paint scheme was in excellent condition, it was in need of a new top, which was added, and the interior freshened with new materials. All chrome and bright work was made show-quality plus a new set of proper tires were added to the reconditioned wire wheels. Under the hood was given a deep detailing, at which time the original Stromberg carburetor was rebuilt. All other systems were gone through including adjustments for the brakes, complete flushing of the cooling system, and the charging system all brought back to factory specifications. Among its many features are the dual side-mounted spare tires, Trippe driving lights, and a fully functional and restored removable trunk trimmed in matching blue leather, is mounted to the rear of the car. A rather handsome car, there is plenty of room for a family or several friends to come along on a tour as it is recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a “Full Classic” and will be welcomed to all of their events. If you want “rare” in your collection, you will have with this gorgeous car as according all research, the new owner of this car will own one half of all know examples, unless that person already has the only other one known to exist!
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1939 Packard Twelve 17th Series 5-passenger Convertible-Sedan.
VIN: 12532017 Estimate: $265,000 - $295,000
175 hp, 473 cid L-head V-12 engine, 3-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, “Wizard” control, 4-wheel Servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 148” THE MODEL… When the all-new Packard V12 engine was released for the 1932 model year, there were two obstacles the company had to pass. First, it was the height of the depression and despite having the most technically advanced multi-cylinder car on the market, buyers were few and far between. The other problem, to a much lesser degree, was the name they called the new V12, “Twin Six”, the same name of their original V12 that had been discontinued back in 1922. It really isn’t known if that name turned off numerous buyers, but after 1932, this marvelous motor which shared nothing with its predecessor except the number of cylinders, was thereafter referred to as simply as the Packard Twelve. Despite Packard having survived the Depression, sales of the Twelve never achieved the numbers hoped for, so with the 1939 models and less than 450 units produced, it was put to bed forever.
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THE CAR… For the 17th Series, the majestic Model 1708 was one of the most attractive offerings during Packard’s “Ruby” anniversary season, and this example is among the finest in existence. Finished in Idium Gray metallic, an original factory color offering, it if fitted with a black Haartz cloth soft top that offers blind quarter panels for an air-of-privacy for those back seat passenger with the top is in the up position. Exterior appointments include fully enclosed dual side-mount spare tires, vintage Packard fog lamps and a fold-up trunk rack for when the built-in unit just isn’t spacious enough for the needed apparel on a cross country trip. While the exterior is quite subtle in its elegance, the interior is spectacular, finished in red leather for the front and rear seats plus all four door panels, grab handles and lap robe strap. Up front the dashboard with its full assortment of instruments and even an original radio, is trimmed in simulated burled walnut done in a rich deep luster. For a bit more privacy, when required, there is a roll-up divider window mounted in the back of the front seat. One of the most important advancements seen in this car is the ground-breaking relocation of the shifting lever to the steering column. This move opened up a bit more room for passengers on the front seat. Helping to make cold-weather drives comfortable is the Packard heater-defroster unit that transfers the heat equally to both front and rear seat passengers. Since its full restoration this Twelve has seen minimal use but is reported to be “turn-key” ready for touring or display. Recognized as a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America, and highly sought after for participation in several marque-related organizations, this Packard Twelve is one that is sure to be in high demand. Once you place yourself behind that impressive steering wheel and site-down the hood line to the elegant chrome plated Cormorant mascot atop the radiator, you will know the true meaning of motoring excellence.
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70 HP, 1488 cc, 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transaxle, independent front suspension with parallel trailing-arms and torsion bars, rear swing axles with transverse torsion bars, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7” THE MODEL… By 1955, Porsche had established itself as one of the most innovative and progressive sports cars manufacturers in the world. American importer Max Hoffman was a marketing innovator and when sales started to lag a bit in the U.S.A., he suggested to Porsche that the 1955 models be christened the “Continental”, giving them just a bit more flair and intrigue. Hoffman only imported the higher powered 1500 models, and as such only these examples were produced with the gold-tone plate Continental script. However, this idea was short lived as Ford Motor Company had already held the trademark for vehicles named Continental and demanded Porsche stop using that name, which they did, replacing the Continental script on the 1956 356A’s with the name “European”. THE CAR… According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 1500 Cabriolet, one of just 278 ever produced, was completed in July 1955 and delivered to its first owner, Robert Jackson, as a factory-direct sale. Finished from new in the attractive reddish color of Terra Cotta, which was used in only two years of production, it is complemented with leather upholstery finished in “Yel-
low Earth”, and set off with a beige folding top and boot. So fond was this color combination that it was used in a number of factory sale brochures and other promotional material.According to the Certificate of Authenticity, this car was ordered with chrome plated bumpers and the front hood panel came from the factory without a handle, which makes this car unique from other 356’s. Also ordered from the factory were seat belts, speedometer in miles, and a specially designed shift lever used only when the high-fidelity Becker Mexico radio was installed, of which this car is also equipped. Unfortunately, much of this Continental’s history has been lost after Mr. Jackson took delivery of the car, but in the 1980’s it fell into the caring hands of Joseph Harris, a wellknown collector and restorer from Illinois, and it was Mr. Harris who acquired the information from the factory verifying this 356’s heritage and unique construction details. Upon finding out the interesting history of this car, it fueled his desire to bring it back to its original configuration. Taking a number of years to acquire all the proper parts, he started the restoration project in 2009. He took nearly two-years to complete the restoration, making sure it was
1955 Porsche 356 Pre A 1500 Continental Cabriolet by Reutter
Lot 143 100
Chassis No. 60873 Engine No. 35295 Estimate: $365,000 - $405,000 W W W. M O T O S T A L G I A . C O M
comprehensive in every detail. The final product is a beautiful compliment to his outstanding research and preparation. A number of other secrets emerged during the restoration process, such as locating the correct brackets and openings for the rare factory supplied body-mounted fog lights, which were installed. Another specialist in the field of early Porsche 356 models was Victor Miles who assisted in locating a number NOS parts and oversee the plating and restoration of other bright work on the car. Additionally, an original set of glass reflectors and other items with proper factory marks and stamping were located, ensuring this car as pure as a Porsche could be.Both the exterior and interior were treated to a meticulous restoration with no detail overlooked. The metal work, chrome plating, and application of the Terra Cotta paint shine with sheer perfection while the interior is supple and unblenmished. Only the finest leathers were used and the proper “Square Weave” carpets were located and custom dye to match the originals, then bound just as they had been when new. Even the Becker radio was given a full restoration making sure it would operate just as it had nearly 60 years ago.
In the engine compartment, the real beauty of a Porsche, the motor was confirmed as a full numbers matching unit, which was rebuilt and detailed to full concours condition, down to the original mesh air filters by Knecht and the fully functional Bosch distributor. All suspension components were brought up to new standards and the wheels are fitted with proper whitewall tires mounted to correct tires fitted with center hubcaps and the louvered trim rings. Inspecting this car will transport the viewer back to 1955 when this Continental came out of the factory showroom and was delivered to Mr. Jackson. Making sure no detail was overlooked, an original owners manual and well presented tool kit are also included. Even the littlest of details, like the proper red bullet tip for the radio antenna, are included. After the restoration was completed, this 356 Continental Cabriolet moved to the collection of another Porsche fan where it has been maintained with “kit” gloves covering less that 300 miles since the completed restoration. Best of all, it has only been shown on one occasion, insuring that the new owner is certain to garner plenty invitations and attention from other Porsche fans be it as a club event or a Concours d’Elgance, such as here at Keels & Wheels. This car is eligible for a variety of rallies, shows, and tours around the world and would be a most welcomed addition to any sporting event. From its vintage “Beehive” tail lights to the unique “bent” windshield, tinted sunvisors, and golden Continental scripts, you will marvel at this car’s beauty and then you’ll realize what perfection in a Porsche really is... and that you need this car to be yours!
2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 coupe
VIN : VF95A25C48M795168 Estimate: $1,300,000 - $1,600,,000
1,001 hp, 7,993 cc quad turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 64-valve W-16 engine, seven-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic sequential transmission, front and rear double-wishbone suspension, and four-wheel carbon ceramic disc brakes with rear airbrake. Wheelbase: 2,700 mm THE MODEL: In the earliest days of motoring, few men could have approached the mechanical genius of Ettore Bugatti. His outstanding accomplishments and motoring successes are what legends are built from, and prove that Bugatti was a champion among men. It was in that same train of thought that Ferdinand Piech, himself a former engineer who had worked his way up to Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, a man with experience in the design of super-performance vehicles such as the Porsche 917 and Audi Quattro, that he decided to pursue the Bugatti legacy by purchasing the name and copyrights to this historic brand in 1998. He then directed his design and engineer teams to create a car that would honor the man behind the name with cutting edge technologies. His dictates were simple, the engine must produce at least 1000 HP and be capable of speeds up to 250 miles per hour or 400 KMH. Oh yes, this was to be a road car so it had to be safety and emissions compliant. In just two years the impossible was done and the Veyron prototype was born. To attain the power, a pair of W8 engines were bolted together creating a W16 configuration, on top of which four separate turbochargers were employed. Initial tests created so much heat that the VW testing facilities building almost went up in flames during the first trials of the engine. Major investments in money and time were put into the cooling and exhaust systems- and that was just the start. With a chassis that needed to attain these speeds, suspension parts like none ever before were created and engineered to withstand the pressure demanded by Piech. When unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Auto Show just six years from the birth of the idea, it became an immediate media star, a position that it still retains nearly a decade later. All over the world car-crazy kids were covering up the posters of their former dream cars and replacing them with the new Bugatti Veyron. With a list price of over $1.6 million U.S. dollars when released, it would be a very exclusive crowd who would be stepping up to buy one of these coupes. And these were no production line type vehicles with many of the parts being hand-built for each car. Components were unique, pioneering the use of new materials in automotive production. A total of 10 radiators, carbon ceramic brake discs, specially created wheels and tires developed by Michelin exclusively for this car were just a part of the program. A team of eight hand-picked experts spend up to three weeks putting a Veyron together with the engine assembly taking up to a week of being assembled in a clean-room at the Atelier facility that makes hospitals jealous of the antiseptic atmosphere maintained. While the advertised output is promoted at 1,001 HP, actual dynamometer tests usually show that between 1,030 to 1,060 HP is closer to reality. While the Veyron was made to go fast, attaining 0-to-60 MPH times in less than 2.5 seconds, its braking system which employs an air-brake and spoiler system, is even better with 60-to-0 times in under 2.2 seconds. It is simply the fastest production car the world has ever seen with a verified top speed of 253.19 MPH achieved during testing at Volkswagenâ€™s test facility in Germany. Like the classics of the 1930â€™s, the Bugatti Veyron is not the type of car where you walk into the dealership and pick out a model on the showroom floor. Each one of these cars is a unique machine unto itself such as this 2008 edition. While the CarFax report for this car does show two owners, that reflects the fact that the original dealer who took delivery of the car was considered the first owner, though it was never officially titled to him. Officially, this is a one owner car and that person used it only for special occasions such as taking a friend to dinner, and we are not talking fast-food here.
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THE CAR... Since its original purchase this car has been maintained and taken to the dealership for its annual servicing since new. Also since new, less than 1,000 miles have been put on the clock and during that time it has had no mechanical issues nor has this Veyron been involved in any type of motoring mishap. Finished in custom black with silver accents, it’s as beautiful today as it was when it left the shops in Molsheim. This car was babied with many of the miles acquired by performance testing by factory skilled and trained mechanics. Included with the car are all of the original books including the coffee-table edition that chronicles the development of these mighty vehicles, plus all maintenance records. All of the keys are still with the car including the “Speed” key which is needed to unlock the computers that allow this car to exceed the 215 MPH level of velocity. Even the original window sticker is included which shows the MSRP of this car as delivered at $1,768,796. On top of that were the luxury and gas guzzler taxes which the first owner paid so that subsequent owners will not have to worry about those charges. At the start of the Veyron project, Volkswagen announced that production of these super cars would be limited to just 300 units. Ownership of one of these vehicles built on the legacy of Ettore Bugatti and his magical machines will truly put you in a most exclusive club of ownership, where pride, power and performance leaved the competition in awe.
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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale
VIN: AR177251 Estimate: $130,000 - $150,000
116 bhp, 1,290 cc double overhead-camshaft inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear coil-spring suspension with solid rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 88.5â€?. THE MODEL... Alfa Romeo chose to unveil their new sporty compact car on their home turf, at the Turin Auto show in Turin Italy. What they presented on that day in 1954 was the all new Giulietta. This name plate would be under constant development and by 1957 they were again ready to attend the Turin auto show once ahain, this time with a revised version of the Giulietta that had race inspired construction. New lighter weight materials were used to fabricate the exceptional lines by Carrozzeria Bertone, the carâ€™s designer. Ahead of its time, Bertone gave this car a set of aerodynamic characteristics that
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Under the hood you will find the 1.3 liter twin-cam small but effective power house. The most notable visual aspect under the hood is the polished DOHC cover with the Alfa Romeo script embossed on the front. Reportedly strong willed, the carâ€™s engine fires to life and makes it easy to hit the road. The engine has a tone that begs to be unleashed. These cars defied the conventional wisdom of the time and brought a car to the market that was in class by itself, and today we are proud to offer you the opportunity to own the car that would have rivaled today design principals over 50 years ago.
would hold their own today. The Sprint was given a 1290 cc power plant that featured twin cams and twin Carbs, that would be rated at over 100 horsepower, that proved to be enough to motivate this aerodynamic wonder to 120 MPH. THE CAR... Finished appropriately in Alfa Red, this Giulietta has been thoroughly restored with an end state that is striking both visually and mechanically. This car spent its life until recently in Florence where it is believed to have been restored. The trip across the pond did not diminish the red paint on this alfa as it has clearly be protected since restoration. The interior of the car has the marks of a professional Italian restoration featuring gray cloth seats with subtle red piping that add a pop of color that remind one that they are in an Italian sports car. The fit and finish of the interior is lacking nothing, with the door panels done in the same scheme as the seats.
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1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Chassis No: 672755 Estimate: $110,000 - $140,000
3,442 cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, elongated torsion bars and anti-roll bar, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and fourwheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102â€? THE MODEL. Having taken an 8 year hiatus from the sports car market, Jaguar was about to stun the automotive world at Earl Courts Motor show in 1948. There they would throw their hat back into the sports car ring, and the product they would bring was the marvelous XK120. Named simply for the top speed these cars were capable of, the XK120 sent a message that the new Jaguar meant business. Remaining in production from 1948 to 1954, it was not lack of popularity that drove the end of production but rather the introduction of the XK140 model.
Horsepower was supplied by a 3.4 liter Dual overhead cam engine that would whip up 160 ponies and deliver them to the rear wheels via a four speed manual transmission. While early hand built models did have all aluminum bodies, by 1950 the cars were being mass produced to keep up with demand and that meant using a pressed steel body. With performance still a virtue, the younger models would retain aluminum pieces for the doors, bonnet and boot lid. These sports car legends went to the victory lane race after race and have become a staple of vintage racing today. THE CAR... Ominously black, this XK120 has a bad boy presence not often felt by a car of its stature. The paint was carefully applied in 2003 and remains superb today.
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Under the hood, the 6 Cylinder twin cam practically jumps out at you, with its polished aluminum cam cover. The rest of the engine remains subdued with every piece back in place. The engine cranks up and stands poised, ready for action. Add this car to your collection as a vintage racer, a weekend driver or as a static piece of visual art, as this car will fill any of these roles.
The total lack of chrome and fanfare from a profile perspective give this car it personality, while the front and rear are spruced up with a tasteful portion of refurbished chrome that adds a touch of class to this rebel. Cast in tan leather, the juxtaposition of the interior to the exterior creates a breathtaking visual moment. Refinished in 2012, the interior is virtually brand new and remains a fine specimen for its upcoming owner.
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1969 Alpine A-110 Berlinette
Chassis No: 000174 Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000
1289 CC, 4-cylinder Renault engine, 5-speed manual transmission, four wheel independent suspension, four wheel disc brakes wheelbase: 82.5â€?
the rally circuits. The Alpine wouldnâ€™t just look good on a rally course it was quite the competitor, even winning the inaugural World Rally Championship in 1973.
THE MODEL... .Constructed like its older brother the A-108, with a steel backbone chassis the Alpine A-110 kept its weight down with a fiberglass body. Designed by Michelotti, this competition derived streetable Renault is a French favorite that was also built in Mexico where it carried the name Dinalpin and in Bulgaria as a Bulgaralpine. The A-110 looked strikingly similar to the A-108 with the exception of the rear end styling. The body work in the rear of the car was reshaped to accommodate the new bigger engines. This reshaping would give the car a more aggressive look that would look right at home on
THE CAR... Prepared abroad in the likeness of a group 4 rally car, this Alpine is wearing the livery from the famous 1973 season. The recent restoration of this original Alpine left small room for improvements. Its rally inspired decals are placed over the fiberglass body that shows no signs of cracking or chipping. The wheels are also tribute to the 1973 season and complete the racing appearance of this car. Interior components are kept simple and race inspired. The bucket seats are covered in black leather as well as
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the geometrical door panels, both in good condition. The instruments and dash panel leave small room for aesthetic improvement but are in proper working condition and are properly organized around the racing steering wheel. When replacing the engine the proper Renault components were used. The 1.3 liter engine is well tuned and supplies a greater amount of power to propel this small rarity to exhilarating speeds. This car is not only eye catching but is also a ton of fun. Every collection needs a race car, now you can make yours special with a piece of rally history.
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2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello
VIN: ZFFZS49A0Y0118275 Estimate: $70,000 - $95,000
485hp, 5,474 cc DOHC V-12 engine with Bosch Motronic injection, 6-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension by unequal length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,500 mm THE MODEL... When introduced in 1996 the 550 Maranello was touted to be Ferraris exclusive model. There itself tells the story, 550 being representative of the 5.5 liter V-12 engine, while Maranello referred to the town where Ferrari headquarters are located, a designation that was certainly endearing to the Ferrari executives. A front engine car, the 550 was given a 48 valve dual overhead cam, variable length intake, naturally aspirated V12 monster, cranking out 485HP. The fire breathing engine out front was balanced with a six speed transaxle in the the rear, all connected by a tubular steel frame and covered in a lightweight aluminum body. This package Ferrari put together for their most exclusive customers was nothing short of phenomenal. The result was a forgiving GT car that has room for your golf clubs in the truck.
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The engine has had regular maintenance performed by Ferrari and is ready to thrill its new owner. The engine bay and surrounding to mechanical component are clean and free of defect. The clutch and 6 speed transmission are working properly, ready to put the almost 500 HP to the wheels. This Ferrari is an unbelievable example of what Ferrari had to offer their clients in the late 1990 and into the 2000â€™s. Showing nearly perfectly and running every bit as hard as it did the day it left the factory this is a great opportunity to get into quarter million dollar vehicle at a much lower entry point.
THIS CAR.. Sporting the factory finish that continues to provide luster and protection for this rare aluminum auto, this car may be creeping up on 14 years old, although you could not tell be examining the exterior. With an Original price tag hovering around 225K, this car has clearly been maintained with the care a quarter million dollar car deserves. The interior of the car just as well maintained as the rest. The red leather seats show almost no use and still conform perfectly around your body when you lower your self into the supple Italian leather. The appointments on the inside of the this car look largely untouched and remain as the people in Maranello placed them.
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod Convertible
VIN: 10867S109503 Estimate: $115,000 - $140,000
430 HP, 6.3 liter “LS3” V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission; independent front suspension with coil springs, anti-roll bar, live rear axle on semi-elliptic springs, tubular shock absorbers and trailing radius rods; 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, front and rear. Wheelbase: 102”. THE MODEL… Hard to improve on perfection, and while many consider the latter models of the first generation Corvettes as some of the most attractive cars ever produced, new style and technologies sometimes lend themselves to vintage design to create works of art, such as this stunning Resto-Mod Corvette. THE CAR…. First the chassis of this car was upgraded with new suspension works all around and improved disc
brakes to ensure that swift, sure and responsive stopping power would be available. Next was a modern power-train and the builders looked to the LS3 engine with a rating of 430 HP right out of the box, being the perfect fit. Next a 6-speed transmission sourced from the legendary Z06 was installed which made sure that power transfer was tight and ultra-fast. While what is on the undersides is important, the exterior is what people will see first, earning the “ohhhs” and “ahhhs” this car richly deserves. Outstanding body work was performed which resulted in a laser-straight convertible where all the panels far surpass the fit and finish of the car when delivered new from the St. Louis assembly plant. Then, the highest quality black paint was applied in
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custom installed speakers and amplifiers. Everywhere you look on this charasmatic ride you will find custom touches from the 160 MPH speedometer to the chrome plated Z06 10-spoke wheels. In our book this is a winner, and you will be too when you are the lucky bidder for this fresh resto-mod Corvette.
several stages, accented by argent coves and the result is a mirror-smooth finish that is deep and reflective. The interior is done in top-quality stitched black leather that is plush and comfortable for both the driver and his passenger. All of the gauges have been upgraded with electronically controlled units for accurate monitoring of the critical functions of the engine. Making sure that the occupants will stay dry on wet days, the lift-up soft top done in black fabric fits tight and snug. Should the weather outside get just a tad bit too warm or muggy, a modern R134A air-conditioning system has also been installed and is sure to chill the air to comfortable levels. Sounds are important, first from the custom exhaust system that delivers just the right amount of rumble, and then the modern in-dash stereo system that delivers your personal flavor of music with
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1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
Chassis No: 82909 Estimate: $240,000 - $275,000
60 hp, 1,600 cc, OHV air-cooled Type 616/1 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, dual Solex carburetors, independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars, parallel trailing arms, independent rear swing axles with torsion bars and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7”. THE MODEL... Many people agree that the Porsche 356’s pedigree is one that helped defined the sports car industry. As Porsche’s first production car, with its soft yet distinct lines and driver focused balance, the 356 was a mandatory have for any serious racer in the 1950’s. With its removable windshield, the speedster model was the racers best friend due to its seamless transition from road to track use. Porsche wisely offered the Speedster to the racing community as a lightweight version of
the 356; lacking the creature comforts found in the cabriolet model. While the 356 may have lost its competitive edge as a race car to modern technology, its desirability has not wavered. The collector car market rarely sees a demand, love, and following like that of the Porsche 356. As was the case for serious racers in the 50’s, the 356 is a must have for any serious collector. THE CAR... With chassis number 82909 returned to its original ruby red paint, this is an outstanding example of a completed Porsche restoration. The exterior received a fresh coat of flawless paint less than one year ago and has not seen the road since. Panel fit is near perfect on this little racer and the trim work is precise and completed with top quality pieces. This attention to detail has given the exterior an original look that will find a place in any connoisseur’s heart.
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The interior is sparse by design and this car was made to race and remains that way today. Just as it was from the factory, no comfort has been added to this race car- no radio, no roll up windows, and no cushy seats. The interior is predominantly finished in black with the original speedster racing style seats covered in black leather with red piping. The only noticeable upgraded treatment this vintage interior needed is the beautiful Nardi wood steering wheel.
The original engine, freshly overhauled, rumbles to life when switched on. Assuming the form of a true vintage racer, if you dare to put the pair of solex carburetors to work, this Speedster has been reported to be quite zippy during its post-restoration test runs. With its supreme driving thrills and remarkable good looks, this Speedster is not only a marvelous candidate for tours, but also sure to be a prize in the true enthusiastâ€™s collection.
1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Fixed Head Coupe
VIN: S814541DN Estimate: $115,000 - $145,000
210 bhp, 3,442 cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine, dual SU H8 carburetors, C-Type cylinder head, 4-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil springs, torsion bars and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102â€? THE MODEL.. .By 1954 the shortcomings of the XK120 had become apparent, so the Jaguar camp set out to right these wrongs. The XK140 hit the scene for the 1955 model year with a new bag of tricks. While the two models do look remarkably similar, the differences are profound. The engineers at Jaguar bettered the steering with a rack and pinion set up, and gave the car better ride and handling qualities by doing away with the antiquated lever arms and replacing them with modern style telescopic shock absorbers. Last but not least, improving the breaks on Jaguarâ€™s sports car entry was the last step to improving the drivability of the car. The improvements from the older model Jaguar were not all in the underpinning, however. The interior was made more spacious and would now more adequately accommodate a much taller driver. The engine was also upgraded giving the base model 190 horsepower and 210 horsepower from the special equipment model, or the MC model as it was known in the states. Given all of the improvements Jaguar made on a design that was already a very manageable driver, the XK140 hit the streets and quickly earned a reputation of being a particularly enjoyable driver.
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THE CAR… This example further distinguishes itself in the collector car world because it was ordered with the MC package which not only boosted the horsepower by almost 10%, with the addition of the twin sand cast H-8 carburetors, and the C-type head, but it also gained heavier torsion bars and dual exhaust. This car also has the four speed transmission with an electric overdrive. These feature are sure to make this one of the most desirable XK’s in the Jaguar world. The black paint’s flawless condition is the product of a painstaking restoration. The chrome accents have been refurbished and returned to their original luster. The chrome wire knock off wheels finish the proper look. Upon entry into the coupes cabin, your eye is immediately drawn to the beautiful hand crafted wood dash. The lovely woodgrain continues to draw your eye around the interior as it trims the red door panels, matching the deep red leather seats that show almost no use. The gauge cluster is nicely organized on the dash giving an almost aeronautical feel to the cockpit. Under the bonnet you will find a 210 horsepower twin cam engine. The engine compartment is clean and correct. The engine itself maintains a nicely polished cam cover with the typical red engine paint accent that together screams Jaguar. The strong Jaguar engine continues to pump the factory horsepower to the transmission, just as it did nearly 60 years ago. When you shift the car into overdrive, this machine is capable of modern freeway speeds in the fast lane. The car’s features make it one of the most collectible of its type, however those same features make it ultra tempting to drive. So collectors beware, while highly collectable this little coupe begs to be driven!
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1969 Mercedes 280SE Cabriolet
VIN: 12002936 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
134 hp, 2,195 cc SOHC six-cylinder engine, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension by unequal length A-arms, coil springs and sway bar, single low-pivot swing axles with trailing arms and coil springs, and front disc and rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 108.3 in.
the standard features that one would expect from a world class auto, like rich leather seating, air conditioning and electric windows to name a few. The cabriolet model of the 280SE had a price point that only those “needed to be seen” could afford and with that top down this Mercedes would gladly accommodate them.
THE MODEL... Mercedes Benz went back to the drawing board to redesign the 250SE for the 1967 model year. They started with more power from a larger engine, lowered the grill in the front and called it the 280SE. This model would only be offered in the 2 door and Cabriolet varieties. The new model would also see the addition of a woodgrain dash and restyled hub caps. The 280SE had
THE CAR… This fabulous example was purchased new in sunny California where this car would be seen rubbing elbows with the stars! The car has been meticulously maintained by it original purchaser and all of those who would follow, including it previous owner who lovingly used the car for the last ten years while living in Florida. This combination of has rendered this car one of the finest examples of its kind.
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The brown paint shows extremely well and the tan top is in top notch condition with no visible spots. The contrasting colors create a two tone visual package that would best be described as elegant. The chrome front grill, in good condition, has become a design that symbolizes what stately cars should look like. In fact, all of the chrome on the exterior of the car presents nicely and the hub caps complete the package as they are color matched and carry the iconic Mercedes logo. The interior on this car is the height of luxury. The leather seats are well kept with the original carpet in place. All of the luxury features Mercedes placed inside are still present and working properly like the electric windows and factory radio. With its characteristically smooth 2.7 liter under the hood stands ready to provide the power needed to chauffeur your friends and family around. If you are a lover of the open air cars this cabriolet is a fine choice for a collection or for touring!
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1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII Roadster
Chassis No. HBT7L18410 Estimate: $60,000 - $75,000
132 bhp, 2,912 cc, inline 6-cylinder engine with three SU HS4 carburetors, 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92” THE MODEL… Often referred to as the “big Healey’s” the Austin Healey 3000 was introduced in 1959 and stayed in production until 1967. The Austin Healey 3000 went through a series of changes mechanically and aesthetically over the course of their production run, but always maintained an undeniably recognizable style.
With its six cylinder engine, these cars were able to break 60 Mph is just a tick over 10 seconds and could achieve speeds of nearly 115 mph. While not considered break neck speeds today, these achievements made these cars successful in several racing categories. THE CAR… Starting with a rust free, accident free car, a restoration was completed on this Healey that spared no expense. Kurt Tanner, a premier marquee specialist, competed the frame with a rotisserie style restoration that left no nut and no bolt untouched. When completed, the restorer remarked he believed that this was the nicest car of its kind to date.
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The car was finished in Colorado red with with black trim which continues to impress all that see it. The paint is still pristine and flawless, with all chrome equally presentable. The wire wheels complete the stylish Austin Healey look. Standards did not change on the interior of this car. This car came equipped with the most desirable features like a heater and adjustable steering wheel, among others. The black seats and carpet are in like new condition offering the new owner the full enjoyment of a first class interior. The engine has been reported to be running great and has been treated to the same level of care in its overhaul as the rest of the car was given. Compete with the tri carb set up and mated to a 4-speed overdrive transmission, this little â€œbig Healeyâ€? is ready for whatever its new owner throws at it. Complete with an unrestored hard top, a soft top, and a tonneau cover this car is also ready for anything mother nature throws at it.
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1939 DelahayeUSA Pacific “Bespoke Tribute to the Bugatti Atlantic”
VIN: 112926322 Estimate: $250,000 - $275,000
300 hp 5 liter fuel injected BMW V-12, 4-speed automatic transmission, front and rear semi elliptic leaf springs. Wheelbase: 127”. THE MODEL… Distinguished by its “dorsal fin”, used to rivet the body panels together, the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was the masterpiece of the Jean Bugatti. The Type 57 Bugattis were given highly modified versions of the type 49 engine, throwing away the chains that formerly drove the twin cams and replacing them with a much more precise gear drive system. Bugatti only produced four of the aluminum bodied Atlantics and only two still exist. One of the existing examples is owned by Ralph Lauren and has been valued at over 40 million dollars. The other is being kept in the Mullin Museum in Oxnard,
CA. With only two examples available and a presumably cost prohibitive price tag, the door has been left wide open for coachbuilders to recreate interpretations of this beautiful design. THE CAR… When Terry Cook, former editor of Hot Rod magazine and Car Craft Magazine, took on the task of building this car, he brought years of custom car knowledge with him. He knew what he wanted was not an exact copy of Jean Bugatti’s car, but rather a sort of rolling sculpture that would pay homage to both its designer and its most well known owner, Ralph Lauren. The process of hand sculpting a final product out of carbon fiber was a process that would take builders four years to complete, ending with several coats of House of Kolor jet black paint.
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The Pacific is noticeably longer than the original, 10 inches to be exact, giving the interior a spacious feel that is roomy enough for any of the NBA’s starting forwards. The upholstery was handpicked by Cook after scouring New York, eventually finding the brocade fabric in an antique warehouse. The fabric was then laid over the exact copies of the tubular stainless steel seat frames that were used in Lauren’s Bugatti. A graceful BMW V12 resides under the hood and is no less pleasant to look at than the sweeping lines of the body. Paired with an electronic 4 speed transmission the power is finally passed to the wire wheels through a Ford nine inch gear. This Pacific exudes grace and beauty. It has even been remarked, several times, that this stunning piece with its wider body and longer flowing lines, its a worthy bespoke tribute to the stunning Jean Bugatti’s design. If your collection lacks a custom coachbuilt automobile, or you simply can not stand it when someone shows up in the same type of car as you, the Pacific is the car for you. *Please note this vehicle is titled as a 1939 Packard
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 “Birdcage”
Chassis No. 2459 Estimate: $2,800,000 - $3,400,000
THE MODEL... In the early 1950’s, one of Italy’s premier racing brands, Maserati, was going through a number of changes. While their famed 250F had attracted the talents of World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the technologies were changing. Light cars, smaller but more powerful engines, and new concepts in body and chassis fabrication were being developed and Maserati wanted to be at the front of this new wave of power and performance. It was under these conditions that the legendary “Birdcage” was born. From the start, the Birdcage gained a reputation of being an excellent racing vehicle, especially when the 200 HP, 1990 cc equipped Tipo 60 won on its first time out in July 1959 at the Coupe Delamare Debauteville with the greatest racing driver of all time at the wheel, Sir Stirling Moss.
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He would later establish a number of track records with this car at Nurburgring and be quoted as saying of that early Tipo 60, “A fabulous carlight, very nimble, fantastic brakes, super steering, enormous torque, and good power.” It didn’t take long for a larger more powerful engine to be developed and installed in the Birdcage platform, creating the Tipo 61. In October 1959, Maserati started deliveries of the improved Tipo 61 “Birdcage” racers. Their abilities on the track quickly became apparent, making them a force to reckon with. At the December 1959 Governor’s Race in Nassau, Bahamas, Gaston Andrey piloted his #25 Tipo 61 to a first in class and 2nd overall, and while not the top dog, his and the Maserati’s performance was the talk of the island when the checkered flag fell.
In 1962, #2459 was taken to Daytona, Florida to compete in the inaugural Continental 3 Hour race. There, during a practice run with Augie Pabst at the wheel, an accident against the safetywall occurred which damaged the car, but allowed Pabst to come out with a only a couple of broken ribs, some cuts, and bruises. It is reported that the remains of Tipo 61 #2459 were transported back to Momo’s shop in New York where he determined he would dismantle the remains of #2459 for potential use on other Tipo 60 and 61 Birdcages, components that are believed to have been sent to England.
Chassis #2459, one of the earliest Tipo 61 chassis built, was ordered by Briggs Cunnigham who had it race prepped by Alfred Momo. After sorting out a few issues, such as a shattered differential, twotime SCCA Driver of the Year, Walt Hansgen piloted #2459 to a 1st overall win at Cumberland in midMay 1960, followed two weeks later by a repeat performance at Bridgehampton. His winning streak continued at the SCCA races in Roosevelt where he won the Rickenbacker Trophy on a Saturday and then the Vanderbilt Trophy the following day! Other pilots who drove for Cunningham in #2459 included Dr. Dick Thompson and Augie Pabst. #2459 achieved four wins and one finish each for second, third and fourth through the 1960-61 seasons.
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 “Birdcage”
Chassis No. 2459 Estimate: $2,800,000 - $3,400,000
200 bhp, 1,989 cc twin-cam, in-line 4-cylinder Tipo 60 engine with dual Weber 48 carburetors, 5-speed manual transaxle, Tipo 61 tubular trellis frame, independent front suspension with coil springs, de Dion rear axle with transverse leaf springs, and 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 88” (2200 mm)
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THE CAR... It’s concluded that eventually the remaining components of Tipo 61 #2459 returned to Modena, Italy, home of the Maserati factory. An anonymous collector and restorer spend years collecting a number of original Birdcage parts including a number of motor parts. Based on these earlier findings, the documented restoration work started in 2007 where chassis #2459 was designated to the restoration and serves as the basis of the car offered for your consideration. The unique techniques used while assembling #2459 back to glory are proper and correct to Maserati’s Birdcage highest standards. The painstaking task of locating skilled craftsmen who knew the secret welding processes used in the original build, and just locating the proper small diameter chromemolybdenum steel tubes correct to Maserati standards were two challenges that were met for this project. The completed Tipo 61 chassis presented here with a proper Tipo 60 engine were shipped to Steve Hart restoration and race preparation shop in England in November of 2007. Steve Hart specialists in vintage Maseratis and other racing cars. Among the engine parts that Steve Hart documented to be Maserati original are the cylinder head, lower crankcase and sump, cam covers and the transaxle-tower often referred to as the differential case. In the displayed Steve Hart document, he certifies that
these parts were components in the rebuilt engine done to original factory specifications and combined with new components created in accordance with the original drawings. At this point in 2007, he added a number of other original “Birdcage” items to the car including rear lights, repeater lights, rev counter, ignition switch/light switch, starter button, indicator switch and front hubs. In April 2010, the Tipo 61/60 #2459 was completed. It was then submitted to the Motor Sports Association with the necessary documentation, where it was given a thorough and complete inspection, which it passed, and the new owners were issued an Historic Technical Passport/FIA Class TSRC4 documents on August 31, 2010 for this Maserati under #2459.
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RACE CAR’S HERITAGE Maserati Birdcages, as with most racing cars of the day, were intended for competition uses, not for becoming an investment vehicle. Race cars, unlike other classic cars, have no acrosstheboard standard for what is and isn’t a proper restoration. This is because the owners, drivers, and maintainers of these racing vehicles had no idea that the cars they were racing would one day have a collector’s interest and hence become an investment grade car. They had one goal in mind, get the cars put back together after they broke or got banged up an do it as quickly as possible with whatever parts were available, time was money. The result is that after a just one or two outings, the factory installed components could be scattered among several similar cars and parts from those vehicles on the original chassis. One of the best resources for the Birdcage collector is Joel Finn’s book “Maseratie Birdcage: The Marvelous Tipo 60 and 61 Sports Racing Cars”, published by Osprey. In this well researched volume the author researched and traced each car by chassis number up to the published date of 1980. After exhaustive research he concluded that only one example, #2455, is “except for new tires, is still in totally original condition, the only existing example in such shape.” As should be expected, many of these Birdcages, and race cars in general, have missing periods of time in their ownership history. With the unique and individual treatment of every Birdcage created, we offer this vehicle which has been treated to a fully professional restoration by skilled craftsmen in both Italy and England, who know, breathed, and lived these cars. Most important is the certification by the MSA and FIA A testament to this car’s build, performance, and handling is best left to the words of Richard Crump, who coauthored another outstanding work on Maserati race cars of this era, Maserati Sports, Race and GT Cars 19261975, who had the honor to test drive this car, and wrote in a letter dates April 28, 2010; “If you were a buyer of a Birdcage in the 1960’s, then this car, 2459, finished by Steve Hart Racing in the UK is what it would be like. When you drive this fabulous car the message is clear. Light steering, fabulous brakes, big torque with useable power, and it sticks like glue to the tarmac. If you are a driver or a collector you will not easily tire of using such a Maserati, and when it comes to a stop you will just wish you could do it all again.” A winner when it was new and ready to relive to thrilling days at vintage tracks from the past, this is a car that deserves consideration to the fullest degree well worth the investment just for the thrill of experiencing the handling capabilities and power of a Maserati Birdcage.
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1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
VIN: 1210425500559 Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000
120 HP, 1,897 cc OHC inline 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, swing axle rear suspension with coil springs, and 4-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5” THE MODEL.. .Max Hoffman, a man responsible for bringing to the United States some of the most historic post-war European cars, knew that the race-car inspired 300SL’s were a hit with American motorists, but he also knew that their $10,000 price tags were out of the range of many who admired these cars. Working with Mercedes-Benz, the 190SL was quickly brought to market, using the fabulous curves and images of more expensive 300SL, down-sized and based on the popular selling 190 chassis. Given a bit of a push with horsepower, these little cars were an instant success.
Over the past few years, collectors’ interest in the 300SL’s has risen dramatically for both the “Gullwing” coupes and the powerful roadsters with values appreciating at record levels. As a side benefit, interest has grown at a fairly equal level with appreciation for the 190SL. One of the benefits that comes from these increased values is that professional restorers can invest more time and money in the restoration processes, allowing for vehicles like this one which can be described as simply “perfection on wheels”. THE CAR... Starting with a solid southwestern car, the body was stripped down to bare metal and any minor issues were addressed. A deep rich obsidian black was applied that is crystal clear in depth and purity. All of the chrome trim was restored or replaced with new bright work that sets off the fit and finish of the body work. Using only the highest quality materials for the interior, it is presented in a pleas-
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ing parchment leather finish with the seats plush and comfortable, while all of the gauges with their chrome bezels have also been restored to their factory appearance, mounted in the body-color dash and trimmed in luxurious leathers. It is also fitted with a proper vintage multi-band Becker Europa Radio. Look behind the seats, one will find the properly carpeted storage area where small parcels can be safely stored. In the “up” position the tan top is clean, tight, and fresh and when in the “down” position it is neatly concealed by a matching cover. Everywhere you look, the workmanship and details will astound you. Under the hood, the only departure from factory equipment are the pair of Weber 40DCOE carburetors which are a vast improvement over the factory supplied units. However, look anywhere else and you will be amazed at the attention to detail and authenticity that was incorporated in this restoration. All of the suspension and undercarriage were treated to the same level
of perfection with all new exhaust system components used down to the single tailpipe coming out at the rear of the car. Under the rear deck-lid, even the trunk has been restored and detailed including a spare tire that matches those on the car. One of the most difficult tasks in the restoration of the 190SL is getting the car to sit at the right height and perfectly level, another accomplishment met on the checklist to making this car everything that the German engineers originally designed them to be. For Mercedes-Benz, the 190SL was a learning experience; first, that meeting customer demands can be profitable and second, that well engineered small sports cars do perform and sell quite well both on the road and in the showroom. When you are the new owner of this splendid 190SL, you will also learn what perfection in engineering really means.
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1979 Ferrari 400A by Pinin Farina
Chassis No. 26805 Mileage: 28,835 Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000
340hp, 4.8 liter DOHC V-12 engine with 6 weber carburetors, automatic transmission, independent front and rear suspension, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes Wheelbase: 106.3” THE MODEL… A touring Ferrari with an automatic? Thats right, when Ferrari unveiled the new F101 at the paris motor show in 1976 the public got its first look at a Ferrari with an automatic transmission. Some shuttered at its sight, and some still do, but the classic pininfarina’s body lines helped to shelter this car from being totally shunned by the Ferrari world. Despite being down played as a model made for the American market because of the automatic transmission and the emissions compliance, none of these cars ever hit American ports. These cars have be relegated by some to a place that contains the cars from the early 1980’s that few think of as pure, however somewhat wrongly. While it was a Ferrari with an automatic transmission, it did come with a 4.8 liter V12 that produced 340 horsepower, what’s not pure about that? THIS CAR… When it comes to Ferrari’s luxury touring car, there may be no better example than this 1979 400A with under 29,000 miles. Even after standing to be unorthodox, this Ferrari has been stored and maintained like a pure blood stallion. The navy blue finish very nicely complements the pininfarina shape and give the car a uptown feel you expect from italian auto makers. The sport designed Ferrari wheels are a subtle reminder that this is a sports car that has plenty to offer under the hood.
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The interior of the car truly has a cockpit feel with a center console that sweeps up and meets seamlessly with the dashboard while housing a multitude a switches and gauges that are in perfect proper condition. The console is trimmed in woodgrain that is in outstanding condition and has the original Pininfarina logo as a small reminder of the status you have achieved. The Italian leather seat appear to have be sparsely sat in and offer the reprieve from the real world as you climb in the Ferrari. As a low mile, collector car the rest of the interior is just as impressive with no crack or scratches in the dashboard and no wear in the carpet. The V12 power plant under the hood remains as Ferrari intended. With 6 carburetors pumping blood to this stallion, this car is ready to go at a moments notice. This sports car has been keep as a piece for collection and if you can find the same kind of love for a pristine car, this could be a nice addition to your collection.
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427/400hp
VIN: 194677S104248 Estimate: $110,000 - $145,000
400 HP, 427 cid, OHV V8 engine, triple Holley two-barrel carburetors, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, positraction live rear axle with independent rear suspension using transverse leaf spring and lateral struts, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98 in. THE MODELâ€Ś When the first generation of the Stingray from Corvette hit the market in the fall of 1962, it was simply the most advanced looking spaceship on wheels any car maker had ever produced. With the tapered lines coming to a point at the front of car, created to slice through the air at record speeds, nothing was as cool in the design department as these sleek looking cars. While the basic shape would remain in production for five model-years, the last edition in 1967 was so changed that many collectors and enthusiasts consider these cars totally unto themselves in terms of performance, quality, and collector appeal. While several big-block 427 engines were available this year, the L68 edition fitted with the iconic tri-power set of Holley 2-barrel carburetors is considered to be the most â€œuser friendlyâ€? of these, able to be fitted with either an automatic or as this car carries, a 4-speed transmission. Best of all, with this motor you could order air-conditioning, which again, this car is equipped with. While 3,788 Corvettes were supplied with this option, it is believed that fewer than 20% of these ended in the convertible models.
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THE CAR… Documented with its original tank sticker, this original big-block corvette received a frame off restoration about 10 years ago, commencing with a solid and complete example showing just under 76,000 miles. Beginning with the numbers-matching drive-train, it was rebuilt and detailed to factory standards and this same attention to authenticity was carried over to the chassis and suspension components also. Finished in its original Rally Red, this example is fitted with a “Stinger” hood which provides an excellent accent with its black striped. The interior appointments include the bucket seats, also done in red, looking just as it must have when it left the St. Louis assembly plant in the fall of 1966. From the teak steering wheel and rare headrests to the original AM-FM radio, this was a sports car with a touch of luxury. All of the gauges are clean and clear including the proper tachometer and speedometer plus odometer which today shows just under 77,000 miles. Other interesting features on this car include the “Turbine” style bolt-on alloy wheels, properly mounted exhaust side pipes, power steering, and disc-brakes on all four wheels. What is rather a desirable option after the 427 power plant is the factory air-conditioned which was only available with the 400hp option if you wanted the tri-power big block set up. Chevrolet’s decision to keep the Corvette in production has been a wise one, and as this sharp 1967 convertible shows, giving it a bit of horsepower and luxury were also wise moves. The next wise move would be to step up, give this gorgeous car a full inspection and then become its new owner!
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1965 Shelby GT350 Homologation Fastback
VIN: SFM5S048 Estimate: $400,000 - $485,,000
306 bhp, 289 cu. in. V8 engine with fourbarrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, factory “heavyduty” independent front suspension with coil springs, rear live axle with leaf springs and shock absorbers, front disc brakes with hydraulic drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 108 in. THE MODEL… On April 17, 1964, about 50 years ago, Ford introduced a totally new concept in automobiles when the new Mustang hit the streets running. Even though Plymouth had really started the sport compact craze a few weeks before with its Valiant based Barracuda, the new Mustang brought with it the term “Pony Car” that would be applied to this entire market niche, and you know it would have to be a Texan who would take the reigns of this wild little automobile, tame it, make it ride straight and true and then make sure it would be the first to cross the finish line. In 1964, Henry Ford II was licking his wounds after an attempt to purchase the foremost Italian sports car maker, Ferrari. The “Deuce” vowed that Enzo Ferrari would wake up one day and realize that the victories for the three of the most important motorsports contests in the world all belonged to the company represented by the big blue oval from Dearborn. These included Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and for the crown-jewel, 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford already had an ace-in-the-hole with a veteran driver, side-lined due to a little heart issue, Carroll Shelby. This winning driver had already come to Ford for the powerplants in his little creation known as the Cobra, so it was a natural that he should help head up Ford’s assault for Le Mans. After all, just a few short years before in 1959, along with Roy Salvadori, Shelby had been declared overall winner of this famous 24 hour race behind the wheel of an Aston Martin. Reportedly it was a with a bit of reluctance that Shelby took on the Mustang project, but when it was all over these cars would propel this high-living Texan to greater heights and fame than he could have ever expected. One of the goals of Ford was to get the new Mustang qualified for B-production in the SCCA’s 1965 season which required for homologation purposes, to have at least 100 vehicles in production by
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that January 1st. The overall project would require a lot more room than Shelby American had available at the historic Venice, California shops where the Cobra’s and GT40’s were being assembled, but to get things rolling about 30 or so specially ordered Mustangs were delivered for early conversions to the cramped facility at 1032 Princeton, in Venice. Shelby ordered that his version of the Mustang, officially called the GT350, be delivered to him in “knockdown” form, fitted with the 271 HP, 289 cid “K-code” V8, the Borg-Warner T10M 4-speed aluminum-cased transmission, and equipped with Kelsey-Hayes supplied front disc brakes using the 11.3” diameter rotors with full-size Ford station wagon drum brakes to the rear. While Ford’s 9” rear end with a 3.89:1 ratio was also ordered, once the car began it Shelbyizing process, a Detroit Locker differential was installed. Under SCCA rules only one of two areas of production cars could be modified for competition purposes, the engine/transmission or the suspension. Shelby reckoned that he didn’t want to mess around with Ford’s engine, knowing that the potential for warranty headaches could be a problem, so he concentrated on beefing up the handling and suspension. The front end was lowered by an inch, the steering box fitted with a quick ratio pittman arm which when combined with the special idler arm gave the car sports-car like response. Under the hood, a cross-bar, known as the Monte Carlo bar, stretched from the left to right fender aprons, and a special bracket developed for use on export units, were combined to aid in the handling of the car as well as keeping the super structure of the car aligned during hard cornering. Also adding to the improved suspension was a thicker anti-sway bar. At all four corners the famous Koni shocks were installed and to the rear axle further modifications were made to limit downward thrust on start-up by the installation of a set of Traction Master override traction bars. Another little trick was moving the battery from under the hood to the right rear corner of the trunk primarily for better weight distribution. Part of the package delivered to Shelby had the fold-down rear seats deleted. This served a double purpose, first making the car a bit lighter and also to help it qualify as a 2-passenger car so as to be placed in the same class as the Corvettes, another competitor that Henry Ford II wanted to pit his new “pony car” up against. While the cars were equipped with heaters, radios were a no-no. At the start of the GT350 model run, steering wheels were sourced from the Cobra, a flat, polished aluminum tri-spoke unit with a real wooden outer rim. How successful were these cars in B Production Road Racing? They won the National Championship in 1965, 1966 and 1967.
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THE CAR… As production of the first pilot cars started to ramp up, word started to filter out among performance enthusiasts that Shelby was cooking up something special for the Mustang. Among the select crowd to hear about this new super car was Minnesota based racing enthusiast Richard “Dick” Roe, who had previously competed behind the wheel of an early 289 Cobra. Roe wanted one of these new Mustangs. so he contacted his friend, Lew Spencer, who happened to be Shelby’s partner in a little side venture called Hi-Performance Motors, and ordered up his own GT350, which is the car we are proud to present for sale.
Roe’s car was among the first batch of special Mustangs to be produced around the 18th of December, 1964. Just 10 days later, just three days after Christmas, it was delivered to the Shelby shops on Princeton Street in Venice, California. It would prove to be one of only about thirty GT350’s produced at this historic location. Upon arrival this car was given its new Shelby number and thus was born SFM5S048. In the world of automotive production serial numbers are most often issued when the initial order is received, but the build-out of that particular car is usually not in the order received. Such was the case for this car, and with a confirmed order priority was given to the build of this vehicle where according to production files maintained by the Shelby American Automobile Club, this unit was actually the 24th GT350 to be completed, with work starting on January 28th and wrapped up ready for delivery less than four weeks later on February 23rd. According to “FACTORY RECORDS” the first 14 Shelby’s built were designated Prototypes or Advanced Prototypes. Since this car was the 24th built according to “FACTORY RECORDS”, it would make it the 10th production Shelby ever built!! Technically, this GT350 had to be delivered through a dealer and at the time the closest dealership to Roe’s home in Chanhassen, Minnesota was noted Shelby dealer Jack Loftus Ford in Hinsdale, Illinois, located fairly close to O’Hare airport. Roe picked the car up in early March as the invoice shows a date of March 6th. Things were going just fine on the trip home with Roe careful not to “hot-dog” the car during a break-in period. Then near the town of Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin, the engine decided to let loose and died. Towed to a nearby Ford dealer, it was decided that a new engine under warranty was needed. With Shelby-like speed, the new engine from Ford was delivered and installed in the GT350, getting Roe on the road and back home to Minnesota. As pretty as the GT350 might have been, Roe hadn’t purchased this car for boulevard cruising or as a grocery getter, it was purchased for one reason, to go racing. While those in the “Know” had heard about a competition model of the GT350 was in the pipeline, none had been released by March of 1965. Through Lew Spencer, Roe was able to secure one of the new fiberglass front fascia’s designed for this new GT350R, and then he installed other required safety equipment such as a fabricated roll-bar, and he was set to go racing. According to period photos of SFM5S048, it was equipped with a set of original American Racing magnesium racing wheels. Without any other major modifications, Roe left the car in basically “as delivered” form and headed off for his first competition, a local event staged at the Twin Cities Metropolitan Stadium which as Roe won the event and as he put it “blew the doors off the Corvettes”. This was followed by a number of other racing successes including a 4th overall at the SCCA Regionals held at nearby Grand Forks in October of that year. While the little Shelby GT-350 performed as well as he had hoped for, Roe was looking to get back behind the wheel of an all-out sports car. In the fall of 1965, Lew Spenser told him a very special Cobra 289, CSX2557, originally designated a factory team-car for the late Ken Miles, was available, and Roe jumped on it. Within a couple of weeks this little roadster was delivered straight from the factory in the big Shelby semi. In a photo taken at the time of delivery, as the Cobra was being unload-
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ed in front of Roe’s house, his GT-350 can be seen looking on. It didn’t take long for the word to get out that SFM5S048 was available when another Twin Cities’ motoring enthusiast, Gerry Mulnix, stepped up and purchased this competition vehicle. While Roe had prepped the car to a certain degree, Mulnix was even more serious about making #048 ready for the track. First off, he exchanged the 1965 style gauge package out for a 1966 edition, with at least one modification, replacing the oil pressure gauge with a Stewart-Warner oil temperature unit. Mulnix took a cue from the GT350R and replaced back glass with a vented Plexiglass unit as a weight savings. He also replaced the two rear sail panel vents with Plexiglas units to again, lighten the load and help eliminate a blind-spot for the driver. He is also believed to have installed the Hurst shifter. He also is reported to have done a great degree of work to the heads, taking them to the same specs as the famous GT40’s. A larger 4-core radiator was added to help keep the engine cooled off and for saving the brakes from heat fade, installed GT350R cooling ducts to direct air to both the front disc as well as the rear drum brakess. For safety, a genuine Shelby “R” model roll-bar, a heavier duty unit than Roe had used, was installed. Mulnix campaigned the car with mixed success during his ownership, and then it was sold to a commercial airline pilot, Stephen Connors. It was during Connors ownership that most of the miles on the clock today, just a bit over 55,700 showing on the odometer, as he used this car as both a daily driver and taking it to timed events on the weekends. It was under Connor’s ownership that SFM5S048 suffered it worse mishap when during a time event at Brainherd Speedway, he lost control of the car where it slid sideways eventually coming to rest in a ditch resulting in a badly mangled left front fender. This was acquired and installed. It remains today that is the only piece of sheet metal on the car that wasn’t there when it came off the San Jose assembly line. Also under Connor’s ownership the original aluminum Cobra intake manifold was replaced with an Edelbrock unit, however, an original correct Shelby intake is available with the car. It was also at this time that all four Koni shocks were replaced with new Koni’s, but realizing the importance of the originals, they too were retained. Also under the Connor’s ownership, he removed the back window’s GT350R Plexiglas unit and sold it, then re-installed the original back glass that Mulnix had saved. One of the most interesting items is the collection of original decals added by Roe when the car was new including a vintage SCCA wheeled-logo, as well as those from the Road America-500 and vintage a Autoweek magazine design from the 1960’s. On the rear valance panel, is a very rare and original Terlingua Racing Team sticker, and opening up the rear deck lid will reveal vintage Shelby American and Goodyear decals again most likely installed when the car was nearly new
After nearly 20 years of ownership by Connors, SFM5S048 was sold to David Anderson, a member of the U.S. Air Force, and he may have been the first owner to start to appreciate the car for its historical interest and worked to preserve it. Most importantly, he kept all of the original parts with the vehicle when it was acquired by our consignor. Anderson was doing some high speed Auto Cross with 048 and was very afraid of the magnesium wheels on the car. Shelf life on magnesium wheels is three years. He traded the wheels for almost exactly the same wheels except they were not magnesium. Anderson was reported to have gone through the original engine installing new rings and bearings. In researching the history of this car, our consignor contacted the engine rebuilder who commented on how impressed he was with the performance modifications done to these heads many years ago.
1965 Shelby GT350 Homologation Fastback $400,000 - $485,000
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This GT350 has never had a radio and the blank-out plate remains on the dashboard. It is unknown when the rear side panel vents were exchanged for clear Plexiglas units, but when the switch was done, the original units were retained and will be included in the purchase of this car. It is believed that in the 1980’s, a set of new Koni shocks were installed, but again, the original Shelby factory, date coded units were retained and will be presented with the car. Also included is the original Ford installed four-speed shifting unit that was kept when the Hurst shifter was put into service. Unfortunately, the original glass backlight was sold by Mr. Connors during his ownership. It is believed that during Connor’s ownership he installed an aluminum hi-rise Edelbrock intake manifold but the car retains a proper Holley 715 CFM four-barrel carburetors with the specially designed “Le Mans” bowls designed to keep fuel available for this thirsty unit on tight turns. Today SFM5S048 is a wonderful example of what a competition GT350 was all about. Privately owned and campaigned from new, the current owner has gone to great lengths to verify and authenticate this vintage Shelby’s heritage. With the exception of the replaced front left fender, all sheet metal had been date coded proper for its mid-December 1964 initial built at the San Jose plant. Despite its many years in competition, the fiberglass hood, complete with underside mold seams and even the screen mesh, is still intact. Underneath the car, those GT350R brake cooling ducts installed by Mulnix remain in place and the interior retains its original seat covers, door panels and floor covering plus its original factory installed 16” Cobra steering wheel, which was only used at the start of production. Also, never having a radio means the original block-off plate is still in place, a part that is unique to the 1965 models. Another rare piece of history that comes with the car is the original spare tire cover. It is covering an original type Goodyear Blue Dot tire like what came with the car came in 1965.
1965 Shelby GT350 Homologation Fastback $400,000 - $485,000
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One upgrade from the current owner is the installation of a competition gas tank in the luggage compartment and fitted with the very rare Monza quick-release gas cap. This provides a 30 gallon fuel source for this petro-thirsty performer. This is an original “R” model gas tank and is a very rare item indeed!! Finally, one other non-factory item is the silver signature on the glove-box door from the late Carroll Shelby. Most of the exterior Wimbledon White paint is original to the car, as are the hand-painted Guardsman Blue rocker panel stripes, and if you catch the car in just the right light, you can still see the faint images of Gerry Mulnix’s name on both doors! We are honored to present SFM5S048, one of the earliest Shelby GT350’s produced, a car that has an unbroken chain of ownership back to Shelby American and a car that while being very important, hasn’t been babied, was used for the intention that Shelby had desired when the car was built, to be raced and to be enjoyed. This car includes a number of original parts including the rear panel vents, all four Koni shock absorbers, the Cobra intake manifold and even the Ford 4-speed shifting linkage. One other important fact the consignor revealed to us, if you remember that on Roe’s first drive home from the dealership, the original engine stopped working. Recently, that engine was discovered. The original mechanic that worked on it in 1965 put the motor under his work bench expecting Shelby to collect the motor for warranty purposes. That never happened!! Our consignor will furnish the buyer with contact information on the motor. That will be a marriage made in Shelby heaven.
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1957 Ford Thunderbird “E-code” Convertible
VIN: E7FH244665 Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000
270 HP, 312 cid, OHV “Y-block” V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 102” THE MODEL… “Saving the best for last” is what fans of the original two-seater Thunderbird often say about the 1957 edition. Everyone wanted one, after all it was wearing a restyled front end design, sporting modern fins atop the rear quarter panels, and under the hood, the most up-to-date and powerful V8 engine Ford Motor Company had produced to that time. There were other enhancements that made the 1957 Thunderbird a step above the earlier models such as the padded instrument panel with recessed controls and knobs, the deep-dish energy absorbing steering wheel, and improved door
locks, all part of Ford’s “Lifeguard Design” program. But what most buyers of these “baby” ‘birds wanted was horsepower... and this year a total of four engine choices were listed including a factory installed dual-carburetor set-up pumping out a reported 270 horses. Production of these cars started in September 1956 and went on sale in early November of that year. Interest in the new 1957 T-birds was strong, especially with the new engine options and its stylish, cool, and easy to drive design. This made is a popular vehicle even with celebrities such as Nick Adams. Due to production issues with the new four-passenger Thunderbirds slated for the 1958 model year, the 1957 T-birds continued to roll out of the Dearborn assembly plant long past the “build-out” dates for the rest of the 1957 models. These little two-seaters were even used
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in advertising literature for the 1958 full-size Fords throughout the fall of 1957. When the last of the Thunderbirds for 1957 rolled off the assembly on December 13, 1957, the rest of the 1958 Ford line had already been on sale for over a month. THE CAR… Built on March 13, 1957, this early example’s main attraction lies under the hood where a rare and desirable 312 cubic inch, 270 HP engine is paired with two Holly four-barrel carburetors. This configuration is more commonly know as the ‘E-Code’ and just 977 of these rare birds were built. During 2012, this car was treated to a rebuild of the front suspension system as well as new rear leaf springs, shock absorbers and exhaust system components. At the same time both of the Holley four-barrel carburetors were rebuilt and detailing
of the engine and under-hood compartment was also completed. Finished in eye catching red offset by a white vinyl interior and matching folding soft top, you could not ask for a more spectacular edition of this model. The interior features Master-Guide Power Steering as well as an updated R134A air-conditioning system. Other updates include dash-mounted AMFM-cassette stereo and chrome wire wheels. It has been described as very good “driver” quality car, perfect for weekend jaunts to the docks, or for a warm summer evening drive. With a modern air-conditioning system and outstanding good looks, you can become a “cool” celebrity wherever you fly with this E-Bird.
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1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback Factory Test Car
VIN: 9F02M482329 Estimate: $125,000 - $150,000
290 HP, 351 cid,. OHV V-8 engine, 3-speed FMX automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs with shock absorbers, power assisted front disc-brake, drum rear brakes. Wheelbase: 108” THE MODEL… For 1969, Ford introduced a heavily restyled Mustang. Keeping up with the times, those in charge of the Shelby Mustang project put their best foot forward and more than ever, the Shelby looked less like a Mustang than it had in the previous four seasons. Using elongated fiberglass hood and fenders that added an extra 4” to the length of the car, it created a cavernous front opening to scoop up cooling air, and an aggressive look that showed this Shelby meant business.
Even though Carroll Shelby had pretty much left the business and development side of the Mustang project, Shelby American, in particular its Chief Engineer Fred Goodell, was still a player and he was among those who wanted to experiment a little with an eye to future products. As it would be, the 1969 Mustang based Shelby’s would be the last of the breed. Production was kept at a good pace, but far outstripped orders for these “gentlemen’s racers”, forcing Ford Motor Company to re-serial number the unsold 1969 units changing them to 1970 model year cars, all done under the watchful eye of the FBI. THE CAR… The Shelby GT350 we are honored to present is one of three cars there were earmarked for experimental applications with new fuel-injection technologies, experi-
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mental exhaust changes and even the installation of an entirely different dashboard sourced from the 1969 Mercury Cougar, XR7. These three cars, “test mules” if you wish, were used extensively, somewhat punished to make sure they would hold up in even the most demanding of situations. No doubt, these cars were probably tested on city street too, like a quick run to Millers on Michigan Avenue for a burger. Now for Goodell, this wasn’t his first rodeo and being a passionate guy, at least when it came to pony cars, this is just one horse he couldn’t let go of. New concerns about safety, emissions and other Federal mandates forced Ford Motor Company to send down a dictate that this car and its two stable-mates had appointments with the car crusher. According to legend, Goodell took the car home for one last evening ride and it never came back. A similar event had taken place a year earlier with an experimental 1968 Shelby coupe affectionately known as the “Green Hornet”, which had also disappeared before its appearance at the dismantling yard. Goodell kept the car and managed to get it registered and titled as a 1969 Shelby GT350. His ownership was traced up in the 1990’s when it fell into the hands of several Shelby fans. Knowing how special this car was with its use in factory tests plus having the only known factory installed Cougar XR7 dashboard in a Shelby, meant it was treated with care and pampered like a baby. Originally finished in Dove Gray, at some point it was repainted Wimbledon White and it trimmed with blue reflective Shelby side stripes. Under the hood the 351 cid “Cleveland” V8 with its original air-cleaner housing found only on Cobra-Jet Ram Air cars is in place as is the original air-conditioning unit and power steering. Looking inside the car and your attention is immediately drawn to that unique Cougar dashboard, but on the passenger side where the little “XR7” logo would normally go, sits a Shelby badge with the coiled up Cobra, poised ready to strike. This car also has the console mounted gauges as well as an original AM-FM radio, plus a full complement of dash instruments all with the simulated wood-grain finish. This same motif is continued to the door panels with the Cobra logos on the center of the door panels. Ford’s famous ComfortWeave woven vinyl fabric covers the high-back bucket seats, all done in basic black, with the carpeting looking new and fresh as does the rest of this historic automobile’s interior. Other Shelby GT350 touches such as the original NASA hood with its air-inlets wide open, the custom Shelby mag wheels and the running lights mounted under the front bumper are all in place. While this car has been well taken care of, it does have a slight patina of age and just as the fit and finish of these cars even when new were not 100% lined-up, this car presents at or above factory standards in every way. There are a lot of Shelby Mustangs out there, dozens of them on the market at any one time. But to be given the chance to purchase a car that has been recognized by the Shelby American Automobile Club as a genuine factory test car, one that was supposed to have been destroyed some 45 years ago, this is your rare opportunity to own and preserve the legacy of one of the most respected American built cars of all time.
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1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet
Vin: 111.023.12.077295 Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000
120 HP, 2,195 cc SOHC in-line 6-cylinder, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 4-speed automatic transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and power-assisted front disc brakes, drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 108.3”. THE MODEL... In February of 1961, Mercedes-Benz introduced the new 220SE coupe. It was followed, shortly thereafter by the 220SEb cabriolet. The name was derived from the displacement of the engine, multiplied by 100, the “S” indicating this car was senior to Mercedes-Benz’s lower priced models and the “E” denoting Einspritzung or fuel injection. The 220SE introduced new body design, breaking from the classically inspired lines of its predecessor, the 195860 220SE coupe and cabriolet. Although built in the same
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fashion as the previous 220 models, with unitized body construction and single joint, low pivot swing axle independent rear and traditional independent front suspension, the new SE coupe and cabriolet rested on a longer wheelbase of 108.25 inches. They were also three inches wider – 72.7 inches – and 3 inches lower – 56.1 inches. The new 220SE was also the first Mercedes-Benz to offer front disc brakes, however, in most other ways, these cars were unchanged from its predecessor. Power came from a 2.2 liter in-line 6 cylinder engine putting out 134 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Bosch induction manifold fuel injection was fitted and it provided the 220SE with true sports car acceleration, right up to a top speed of 105 mph. The interior of the 220SE featured a beautifully polished wood dashboard, chrome surrounds for the instruments and controls as well as plush leather upholstery throughout. The 220SEs from 1961-’66 was considered Milestone cars. Bruno Sacco, the former head of design for Mercedes-Benz, joined the design staff, early in 1958, when the 220SE was on the drawing board. He said about of that design, “It was one of the most beautiful Mercedes ever designed, but not only that, it was one of the most beautiful cars ever designed, anywhere. The proportions were just right and there are no transient styling elements, except for the buffers, attached to the four corners of the vehicle.”
With the beauty of custom crafted coachwork, the engineering that only dedicated German technicians could create and the hands-on assembly practices of the day, insure that all of the 2,729 220SEb cabriolet’s produced in its final season, from the first to the last, including this outstanding convertible, were perfection on wheels. Once you own this car you will find that same enjoyment of open-air motoring the original owner must have experienced nearly 50 years ago.
THE CAR... This outstanding example sports a full restoration and is finished in Light Beige metallic featuring luxurious saddle brown leather seats all around. All of the woodwork installed at the factory is intact, but does show a small amount of discoloration in one lower corner of the glove box door. All of the glass is factory original and presents itself as clear and bright. Among the vintage appointments is the Becker Europa multi-band radio and the dash mounted electric clock. The folding soft-top looks fresh and new, with the backlight clean and clear. Under the hood is a mechanics dream, clean, proper with all components where they should be, appearing just as it must have when completed and rolling off the assembly line in Stuttgart. It is reported that all systems, including the rarely installed Behr air-conditioning is in perfect working order. But then again this is a quality Mercedes-Benz, who could expect less?
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1965 Shelby 427 Cobra CSX 4000 Series
VIN: CSX4278 Estimate: $185,000 - $220,000
425 bhp, 427 ci. “side-oiler” V-8 engine, Ford Toploader 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, and telescopic dampers, independent rear suspension with unequal-length upper and lower wishbones with additional lower trailing links, coil springs, and telescopic dampers, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in. THE MODEL... Carroll Shelby probably did not intend to take a British car and turn it into an American icon when he asked the British auto maker AC cars if they would build him a car that was modified to accept an American V-8, but that is exactly what he did. Ford has always understood the importance of racing and with Chevrolet declining Shelby the ability to provide power for the car, to protect the Corvettes flagship status, Ford gladly contributed a newly developed high performance 260 ci lightweight V-8. Things only got bigger and better from there, the engine, fenders and even the radiator opening eventually benefited from this expansion. These final touches to this simple little race car eventually gave Shelby what he wanted, victory over the world’s most dominant sports cars. Every once in a while a design comes along that is so magnificent, so perfect and so revered it seems its legacy will never die. That seems to be the case with Mr. Shelby’s iconic Cobra. The saying goes, this car is often copied
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but never duplicated, however Shelby American may have made liars out of all who have uttered those words when in 1997 he resumed production of the Cobra with the introduction of a continuation line called the Cobra CXS. THE CAR… This all aluminum rocket was recreated by Shelby American in 2006, but titled as a proper 1965 as it was produced with many OEM period parts and certified Shelby craftsmanship. Not to be confused with a tribute, this car was produced by Shelby and has a CSX production vin number that represents its a genuine Shelby car. The hand formed aluminum body remains unblemished with a coat of paint that gives this street and track fighter a finish Carroll Shelby would be proud to put his name on.
The interior of the car is finished in black leather and has been well cared for. The interior components of the car hold true to that of a 1965 Shelby Cobra, like the well organized dash with it instruments in black face with a classic white font. With the polished fire extinguisher and five point racing harness as the finishing touches this interior package will have your mouth watering for a little track time. Under the hood lies a genuine 427 side oiler, just as Shelby had conceived of for his race cars. This power plant easily rumbles to life and starts cranking out the power. The mere sound of the side pipes gets your heart pumping before you even get the 4 speed top loader in gear. Once you have it in gear and on the road you will understand why a song was written with the lyrics, “the stingrays and Jags were so far behind I slipped my Cobra out of gear and let it coast to the line!”
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1931 Cadillac 452A all weather Phaeton V-16
VIN: 703110 (Engine number). Estimate: $285,000 - $355,000
165 HP 425 cid 45-degree OHV V16, 3-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission; front and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring with hydraulic dampers, vacuum-assisted internal mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 148 inches THE MODEL... Cadillac’s magnificent V16 was conceived in 1926 by ex-Marmon engineer Owen Nacker using two straight 8 Buick blocks that shared a common crankcase and crankshaft. The design featured a 45 degree angle between cylinder banks and a hydraulic valve silencing system, unique for the time. The final result was the Cadillac Sixteen, an overhead valve, 452 cubic-inch engine producing 320 pounds/feet of torque and 165 horsepower, which debuted on January 4, 1930. The crankshaft
ran in five main bearings and the combination of a short crankshaft and those bearings eliminated a lot of noise and vibration. Additionally, with its small three-inch bore and four-inch stroke, Cadillac was able to use its existing transmission and driveline. The engine featured chrome and aluminum polishing, which made it look as elegant as the body which surrounded it. A concealed wiring harness completed the picture. Cadillac’s general manager Lawrence Fisher and GM stylist Harley Earl were responsible for the body design. Cars were bodied by Fleetwood, then in Pennsylvania. If a customer didn’t find something he or she liked, they could order up a bare chassis and have Fleetwood or another coachbuilder, make a custom design.
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One of the undoubted greats in an era of great cars, the Sixteen was available in 33 different models, ranging from a $5,350 two-passenger roadster to a $8,750 cabriolet. The typical example could return about eight miles to the gallon of gas and 150 miles to a quart of oil, plus cruise effortlessly at 70 mph and top out at 90 mph. It was intended to establish Cadillac in the rarified realm of the three Ps: Packard, Peerless and Pierce-Arrow. It did that by offering luxury and smooth, effortless power with minimal shifting. But the Great Depression ensured a limited production of the V16. The peak was 1930-’31, when exactly 3,250 V16s and 5,725 Cadillac V12s were built. Both models were dropped after 1937, but Cadillac made one more try with an L-head V16. At 431 cubic-inches and 185 horsepower, this engine was smaller and more potent than the earlier overhead valve design, but only 508 cars were so equipped, through 1940, its final year. THIS CAR... This series 452 V16 was in the Sterling McCall Cadillac Museum for years. It’s equipped with a body by Fleetwood. The body beltline drops at the rear seat to create a recess; into which the top almost completely folded. The front and rear doors are hinged on the body’s center post, allowing for easy entry into both the front and rear compartments. It’s painted a striking blue with matching leather upholstery, beige carpets, and kick panels with carved wood trim. There are also dual side-mounts with rear view mirrors, wide whitewalls on chrome center-lock wheels, a pair of driving lights, dual chrome bell horns and an egret radiator cap mascot. The interior features a crank-operated divider window and a clock. The restoration is older, but still looks fresh.Here’s a chance to drive one of the most legendary cars of the pre-war era, one that would be welcomed at any concours or rally in which you’d want to participate.
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1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback
VIN: 8T02S130855 Estimate: $115,000 - $145,000
360 bhp, 428 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108 in. THE MODEL... The Shelby GT500 has always been recognizable with its less than subtle styling cues. The 1968 model year would receive a few more of these tweaks like a longer hood and fenders. Front air scoops would also be added, that together with the side scoops have come to define the look. But the design changes the hot rod world would be anxious to see would not be found on the outside of the Shelby creation. Power was king in the sixties and Carroll Shelby knew he could not relent in the horsepower game and not being one to rest on his laurels he took the 428 police interceptor, gave it the Shelby touch and dropped it in the new GT500. While Ford advertised the power package at 360 most experts believe these engines produced closer to 400 HP. THE CAR...Having only 3 previous owners, this carâ€™s current owner has preserved this GT500 for the last 22 years, storing it in a climate controlled garage and choosing only the very nicest days to get the car out and blow out the cobwebs. During a frame off rotisserie restoration completed in 1989 by North Bay Ford in northern California, the owner of the dealership requested a color change. He suggested that the original green paint be replaced by the more eye catching current scheme, red with white stripes. He also suggested that the saddle colored interior be replaced with a simple black. The paint remains remarkable today with the care and protection its owner has given it. The exterior badging and trim is complete and correct.
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The interior restoration did change the color, but it did not change the refinement and detail that characterized the GT500 inside and out. The seat are now covered in black leather with cloth inserts and show the same light and careful use as the rest of the car. The interior space is trimmed in wood, with the space above the glove box bearing Carroll Shelbyâ€™s signature. The clean and fresh environment provided for the 428 under the hood is another good example of how well this GT500 has been maintained. The engine is in proper working condition as are the clutch and transmission. Documented in the Shelby American World Registry, this car is poised to continue to provide years of enjoyment with trips to car shows or vintage racing outings or just as a stunning piece for your collection this GT500 will be beautiful addition to and garage.
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster in the style of Derham
Engine No. J356 (Note car is titled by its engine number) Estimate: $850,000 - $1,050,000
265 HP, 420 cid. “Straight Eight” engine with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, 3-speed fully synchronized manual transmission, semi-elliptic front leaf springs with solid-beam axle, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel vacuum assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 153.5” THE MODEL.. .There simply is no car that can compare to the majestic status of the Duesenberg Model J. When introduced at the New York Auto Salon in December 1928, it was front page news. No other American automobile had the power, engineering, and designs of this new car from those two brothers of German heritage. Given carte-blanche by E.L. Cord, the man in charge of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg dynasty, they had achieved their goal of motoring perfection. But these cars were not cheap, in a world where a regular sedan might cost $700 complete, the Model J was listed at $8,500 just for the chassis, which included that fabulous “StraightEight” engine (a phrase copyrighted by Duesenberg), the frame, suspension, front radiator grille, plus the fenders and hood designed by the great Gordon Buehrig. After a customer had secured the purchase of the chassis, they had a wide choice of coachbuilders for their custom design and body style. Buying a Duesenberg wasn’t just a matter of checking off some boxes and waiting a couple of weeks for delivery of the vehicle of your dreams. It required meeting with the actual designer, picking out just the right colors, the right fabrics, and any custom touches desired of the client. Among the top coachbuilders in the U.S.A. was Derham, located outside Philadelphia, PA. They were famous for their enclosed formal bodies, limousines, touring sedans
and town cars. But one open car body that they created is considered by many, to be the most spectacular carriage ever placed on any automotive chassis, the Derham Tourster. Everything about this car spoke style, adventure ,and elegance neatly crafted into a design that was pleasing to the eye. Features such as the side beltline, the rakish roof line with the top up, the rearward slanted roll-up tonneau windshield, and the overall profile of the body all combine in harmony that warrants being placed on a Duesenberg chassis. Over the years, many of these magnificent Model J’s were treated less stately as some of these cars were actually parted out with their original bodies junked, engines taken from their original chassis and replaced or sent to the scrap heat. Sadly, a number of these cars have been lost forever. As the legend of Duesenberg started to grow in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, enthusiasts started to scour the countryside looking to preserve as much of the legacy as possible. Abandoned engines, chassis, and other identifying parts were saved from doom. It is due to the efforts of these car lovers who had the good sense to save rather than salvage, that several of these cars exist today, such as this beautiful example. From research done on this car, it has an original Model J frame, originally designated “2332” that had left the factory fitted with a Willoughby Berline. At some point this chassis was re-stamped “2534” which had also originally been a Willoughby Berline. Also carrying a factory number is the firewall which on this car is “2571, originally fitted to a Rollston Cabriolet. The final number of importance in this Model J’s construction is the engine bellhousing number, J356, which had originally been installed in a Murphy convertible-sedan. (chassis “2383”).
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In the 1970’s, an enthusiast name Ted Billings of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, decided to recreate what he felt was the most majestic of Duesenbergs, the Derham Tourster. Working with a body shop in Pennsylvania, between five and seven of these unique bodies were created and assembled using genuine Duesenberg Model J parts that had been saved from destruction. THE CAR… This example was restored during the mid to late 1990’s. Acquired in 1991 by Ken Behring for his Danville, California museum, it was later transferred to the ownership of noted Duesenberg enthusiast, the late Jerry J. Moore, where it became part of his 40-plus Model J collection. In the late 1990’s, Charles Cawley of MBNA acquired the car and donated it to the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana in 2001. A little over a year later, Sterling McCall of Texas acquired the car from the museum where it was then acquired by John O’Quinn as one of the first major vehicles in his collection in 2003. Today this beautiful recreation, which is said to be undetectable from the original except upon very close examination by an expert, is fitted with six chrome wire wheels, including the dual-side mounted spare tires, dual Pilot Ray headlights,
accessory wind wings, a pair of those distinctive Model J tail and stop lights, plus a rear mounted trunk that is covered and trimmed in leather. Finished in a classic shade of Olive Green, the rich matching green leather seats are supple, door panels trimmed in bright chrome trim, and under the hood, the “Straight-Eight” is in perfect tune ready for touring or parade duty, or whatever the task should be. Little details such as the highly polished cast aluminum interior fittings are concours ready, with a full complement of instruments in their engine-turned dashboard really add to the character of a performance machine. Best of all, there is no other view that can compare with being behind the steering wheel of a Duesenberg Model J. While only a couple of these Derham Toursters were produced when new, they were and still are one of the most striking automotive designs ever created. Built from a love and passion for beauty, this Billings’ bodied Tourster in the exacting style and detail of Derham, makes it a vehicle that is sure to create an aura of elegance wherever it goes. A big thanks is owed to the dedicated fans of these mighty Model J’s, by providing a very well-known and traceable history, which is sure to sure to help in its appreciation in both value and status as a member of the Duesenberg legend.
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1918 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria Coupe
VIN: PP57976 Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000
70 HP, 315 ci L-head V-8 engine, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with platform leaf spring suspension, twowheel mechanical rear brakes. Wheelbase: 125” THE MODEL… Probably no other American automaker was as innovative and forward thinking as was Cadillac, especially during the early days of the motor car. Pioneering electrical systems for lighting and Kettering’s much welcomed electric self-starters were just two important contributions to the industry. Having been declared the “Standard of the World” in 1908 by winning the Dewar Trophy from proving their precision engineering in the manufacture of interchangeable parts was beyond reproach.
Cadillac’s chief motor engineer, D. McCall White, originally from Scotland, developed the marque’s first production V8 engine which went into production for the 1915 model year. It was an interesting arrangement where a pair of cast-iron blocks with the head, integral to the design, were mounted on a crankcase of copper-alloy. Instead of an off-set used in later engines, the cylinders were directly opposed to each other and employed the fork and blade style connecting rods developed by Cadillac founder, Henry Leland. Between 1915 and 1917, the Cadillac’s chassis was refined and strengthened. For 1918, all Cadillac models were designated Type 57, and that year saw a major improvement to the engine with the introduction of removable cylinder heads and a redesign of
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the transmission making it easier to shift gears. The Type 57 Cadillacs would remain in production through to the end of 1919 with over 45,000 copies assembled. THE CAR... This particular Victoria Coupe was one of 10 factory body styles offered that year and was considered one of the most stylish cars of the day. It appears to have been restored at least 20 years ago, but has been well maintained. A part of the General Motors Collection for many years until the forced downsizing of those cars in 2009, it has been made road ready today. The exterior is finished in a period correct shade of medium blue with black fenders and ivory colored wood-spoke wheels. The striking interior is upholstered in fine dark blue broadcloth. It has a rather unique seating arrangement with a fixed driverâ€™s seat while the front passenger seat can fold up and out of the way to allow access for passengers moving to the spacious rear seat. Providing an extra flair of elegance, there is even a clear glass bud vase mounted in the rear. Under the hood the big V8 engine has been detailed in gloss black with gleaming brass and aluminum fittings, plus a vintage oil-can mounted to the firewall. With vintage combination step-plates/boot cleaners mounted on the running boards, this is a car that invites you to climb inside and go for an elegant ride. Offered at no reserve, we encourage you to step up and inspect this lovely coupe. You will realize that this Cadillac was the standard of luxury and elegance, and you will find it hard to believe this magnificent machine is over 95 years old!
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1931 Chrysler “New Six” Roadster
VIN: R1615CM Estimate: $65,000 - $80,000
78hp, 218 cid, inline, L-head 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, four-wheel leaf spring suspension with solid front axle and live rear axle, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 116” THE MODEL... Looking at the Chrysler line-up for 1931 can be a most confusing bit of automotive research. At the start of the model year on July 1, 1930, most models were hold-overs from the previous season with the “New” CM series not appearing until January 2, 1931. Using a modern engine that would prove to be more economical to produce, purchase, and maintained, this series found plenty of buyers even in a cash-strapped society fighting the grips of the depression.
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Gracing the double-drop chassis of these new cars was extremely handsome coachwork from Chrysler’s recently established Art & Color Section under the direction of Herb Weissinger. A new lower profile had been the main goal of the design team providing a more modern theme plus a lower center of gravity for improved handling and ride for passengers. Sporting a handsome V-grille at the front of the car, vertical hood louvres, and the streamlined “bullet” headlights, the combination was a winning design attracting over 38,800 customers, of which just 2,281 selected the 2/4-passenger roadster. THE CAR... According to the serial number, this is a rather early production unit and in very good condition considering that it has been used very lightly since the 1970’s. Nearly 40 years ago, in order to preserve as much of its originality as possible, it was given a sympathetic restoration addressing only those issues that made it safe to drive and operate. It has been kept in a state of operational preservation ever since. Finished in dark olive green, it sports a tan leather passenger seat and a fold-down rumble, both complimented by the tan canvas soft top. Among the many extras included on this beauty are the whitewall tires mounted on the yellow painted spoke wheels, the dual fender side-mount spares with rear-view mirrors strapped to them, vintage step plates mounted to the running boards, a folding trunk rack, and wind-wings mounted to the sides of the windshield uprights.
These cars delivered ample performance when new and the state of preservation this car displays makes it a true survivor from a period in history when times were tough. With a list price of $885 when new, it was slightly more expensive than the lower price three, but had the style and look that cars four times this price couldn’t compete with. Today, this car can compete in a beauty contest with any of its contemporaries and come out with pride, which you will have when you are the winning bidder on this beauty.
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1929 Rolls-Royce (Springfield) Phantom I Brewster Town Car
Chassis No. S175 FR Engine No. 21758 Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000
40/50 bhp, 468 ci overhead-valve inline 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with cantilever leaf-spring platform suspension, and four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 146.5â€?. THE MODELâ€Ś From its inception, Rolls-Royce automobiles demanded perfection in engineering. During World War I, Rolls-Royce looked to America for a safe-haven to produce their needed airplane engines. They sough out a location where their trained and skilled machinists could combine with expert tool and die makers. The Connecticut River Valley area around Springfield, Massachusetts, famous for firearms development, was selected. However, before airplane engine production could get underway, peace was declared. With a growing luxury car market and demand
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for Rolls-Royce chassis in the United States, and with facilities ready to go, it was decided that production of automobiles, starting with the Silver Ghost should be under-taken. When the new and improved Phantoms were introduced in England, they also went into production in Springfield, but with the steering designed for the left-hand drive as is the practice in the States. Assisting the local workers, a group of about 50 British trained Rolls-Royce workers came over to make sure the U.S. built cars were to the same high-standards as the British built vehicles. While a number of coachbuilders were installing their bodies on the Springfield Ghost chassis, in 1926, Brewster & Co., a well-established builder of the finest coaches, was purchased by Rolls-Royce. The result was that the majority of Phantom’s built in Massachusetts were most often found with one of 28 basic body styles offered and all of these had been designed by in-house stylist, Carl Beck. Among the most exclusive body styles offered was this stately town car. THE CAR… This mostly original car has for many years been hidden from sight in Mexico and has only recently been repatriated to the United States. Finished in navy with a LeBaron-style argent sweep-panel, it bespeaks of the importance of the original owner of this car. While the driver’s compartment is fitted in basic black leather and is rather sparsely appointed, the rear passenger compartment is upholstered in fine broadcloths trimmed with beautiful burled walnut veneers. It also appears that both rear seat passengers had call-buttons to let the chauffeur know where they wanted to be transported to. While this car has been given a full mechanical re-awakening, under the hood does exhibit a definite patina of age, but retains what appears to be the original engine. Exterior appointments include dual side-mount spare tires with rear-view mirrors properly attached, and a removable trunk mounted to the rear of the car. One of the most recognizable radiator grilles ever produced, the massive shell on this Rolls-Royce is as always impressive and provides an air of elegance for all who see it. What has to be the high-light of the front of this Phantom is the original Donald Sykes designed “Spirit of Ecstasy” mascot in bright and shiny silver. We believe that with proper research and a quality restoration, the history of this car could be like opening a treasure chest that could be an important part of the legacy of Rolls-Royce.
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1934 Morgan Model “F” Tri-Wheel Roadster
VIN: F137 Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000
36 HP, 988 cc, L-head in-line four-cylinder engine, threespeed manual transmission, solid front axle with coil spring and shock absorber suspension, transaxle rear drive, mechanical front-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 86” THE MODEL... Is it a car or is it a motorcycle? According to the British Ministry of Transportation, three wheels equaled motorcycle, which resulted in considerably less registration, road use tax and related fees- exactly how this respected sport-cars maker has prospered so well for so many years. As early as 1922, English motoring enthusiasts were praising the engineering, build quality, and performance of the Morgan tri-wheelers. While most early models of the Morgan relied on two-cylinder motorcycle engines, mounted exposed and ahead of the body work, the Model F was a step-up in its evolution.
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Sourcing their engines from the British Ford Model Y, the design was simple and efficient, perfect for the person who couldnâ€™t afford to carry a mechanic with a full compliment of tools just to keep this vehicle on the road. Fuel sipping, compact, and easy to park, Morganâ€™s became quite familiar on British roads. There was also a growing number of Morgan enthusiasts who took to racing these little cycle-cars.
THE CAR... This example from 1934 is one of the first Model F, 4-cylinder Morgans produced. It has been fully restored and is finished with dark red with the outer edges of the front fenders trimmed in gloss black. The interior is fitted with a single black vinyl bench seat, but appointments are rather sparse featuring only a simple panel with a pair of matching modern gauges for the electrical system and oil pressure. This panel appears to have been installed during the restoration and because things were simpler in 1934, there apparently was no need for a fuel gauge, an odometer, not even a speedometer. It is a right hand unit as most Morgans of the day were, and features a fully restored and detailed chassis. There are a few modern updates such as turn signals and larger tail and stop
light to the rear. Sitting on three wire wheels the stance is level and proper with a rear mounted spare tire. With the engine neatly placed under a real hood, or bonnet as such, spacious seating for a couple of trim Brits provides plenty of leg-room as well as shoulder space. With the fold-up top the occupants can stay cozy even on those days when the skies open up with a bit of rain. Economical to run, these little cars could get up to 30 miles per gallon and even had room for a wee-bit of luggage on a rear-mounted rack. This particular example made it across the pond to America a few years ago and was treated to what appears to be a fairly extensive restoration. Great fun is sure to be on the road ahead for the new owner of this Morgan.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible Indy Pace Car Edition
VIN: 124679N62557 Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
300 HP, 350 cid, OHV V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted front disc brakes, rear drum brake. Wheelbase: 108 in. THE MODEL… After making a hit at the Indy 500 of 1967 with the Camaro, Chevrolet was invited to bring the Camaro back to repeat its performance. Chevrolet decided to take better advantage of the opportunity in 1969, by releasing a Pace Car option package. The genuine Indy Pace Cars were 375 horsepower SS 396 convertibles with “Hugger Orange” racing stripes, rear spoilers and blackand-orange houndstooth upholstery; about 100 were built to pace the race, as well as transport dignitaries and journalists around the Indianapolis Speedway. Chevrolet then released the Indy Pace Car edition option (RPO Z11) and sold 3,674 replicas to the public. While the Z11 was itself simply a striping package for convertibles, other extras, such as the Super Sport option and the special interior were required. Buyers could order the Pace Car treatment on either RS/SS 350 or RS/SS 396 convertibles.
THE CAR… This genuine 1969 “Z11” Pace Car is powered a replacement “crate” 350cubic inch V8, topped by a four-barrel carburetor. And backed up a Turbo Hydramatic that makes this little Camaro really get up and scoot. Helping out with its performance is a 10 bolt rear-end with 2.71 gears. Other features that contibutoe to this car performance is the “Quick Ratio” power steering and power disc brakes for swift-sure and fade resistant stopping power. Finished in its factory correct Dover White with the special Hugger Orange stripes applied, this car also featured the dramatic interior fitted with Orange “Houndstooth” pattern vinyl, complete with color-keyed door upper door panels while the lower panels and floor covering are in the proper dark gray. The white folding top is also fitted glass back-window that collapses safely when the top is lowered.
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Look inside the car and you will find such creature comforts as an upgraded AM/FM/Cassette sound system, factory air conditioning, bucket seats with seat belts and if needed the special grab bar for the front seat passenger . There is also the “Sport” tri-spoke simulated steering wheel and both front seats retain their padded headrests. Just to temper the driver’s enthusiasm, there is also a rather rare factory speed warning device, and to make life easy, the convertible top is power controlled. A full set of 15” Rally wheels, complete with trim rings and proper B.F. Goodrich T/A radial tires are mounted on this car giving it a level stance and completing a picture of perfection. When this car
was restored the decision was to not apply the lettering decals, which are available and will be up to the new owner’s discretion to keep in plain or let the world know exactly what you have. This was Chevrolet’s first major factory Indy 500 Pace Car edition and it went off better than initial sales projections had predicted. The honor of pacing the race at Indianapolis wouldn’t come back to Chevrolet until 1978 when the Corvette got the nod in honor of its 25th anniversary. We think that this being the 45th Anniversary of the Camaro’s 1969 run at Indy, it should be celebrated with a car like this.
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1955 Chevrolet 3100 “Advance Design” 5 Window
VIN: 0056143F55X Estimate: $45,000 - $60,000
115 HP, 235 cid, OHV in-line 6-cylinder engine, Powerglide automatic transmission, solid front axle with coil springs, semi-elliptical rear leaf springs with live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. THE MODEL... The truck market in America has always been representative of Americans themselves. In the 1940’s when times were tough, American trucks were tougher. They offered models that were rigid and unforgiving from axle to seat, with only utility in mind. In the 1950’s prosperity ushered in a public that wanted more from their truck and Chevrolet was the first with the foresight to see the changing tide. On June 28th, 1947 Chevrolet offered the first edition of their “Advance Design” trucks. Branding itself as a modern design departure that would offer the customer more power and larger capacity on an unwavering chassis. An excellent example of the American transformation from rural to urban use of pick-ups, the Advance Design came with a cabin that would not sacrifice passenger comforts and offered a revolutionary optional five-window design that gave the driver a 360 degree panoramic view. In 1954, the Powerglide automatic transmission was offered for the first time as a paid option. THE TRUCK... This 1955 Chevrolet 3100 has been dubbed the “San Antonio Rose” after a 1930’s song about a man’s first love. It is easy to see how this truck has earned this title. The exterior of the truck is absolutely stunning. The paint is
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flawless in quality and a gorgeous hue. The optional hood ornament adds a touch of class to this vibrant rose. The accenting cream top and white wall tires create an exterior package that is undeniably pleasing and appealing. No less care was taken under the hood to ensure absolute perfection was obtained in the restoration of this truck. The renowned “Thriftmaster” Six engine nestled under the hood uses it factory given high torque nature to make this truck zip down the road. The engine is finished in the factory blue paint and badged appropriately. A rare factory powerglide automatic transmission makes this turquoise beauty a simple pleasure to drive. The engine and transmission have both been treated to a recent overhaul as part of this extensive restoration and are in proper working condition having just a few miles under its belt. This sharp 3100 series pickup-truck stands ready to take you up and down the road a moment’s notice, if you care to put this lady to work.
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2007 Bentley Continental Convertible GTC
Mileage: Aprox 25,350
Estimate: $100,000 - $125,000
552hp 6.0 liter, DOHC W-12 engine with All wheel drive 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, 4 wheel ABS front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.1” THE MODEL… With an all new design in 2007 the Continental GTC was a four seat ultra luxury car that with the press of a button, would lose that pesky top. This tank tips the scales at 5,500 pounds most of which seems to be the luxury features this fine auto has been equipped with. You can not load a car down like and not provide the power to pull it if you want to attract the kind of buyer that bentley has enjoyed, and as one would expect from this name plate, Bentley hit a home run with its 6 liter, twin turbo, W12 that produces over 550HP power that hurl this beast from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds.
THE CAR… Coming from a collection that includes the likes of Ferraris, Jaguars and Bentley, this car has been maintained by staff that understands the level of care one must take to preserve the value of a car the rings the bell at almost $200,000 when purchased new. The silver factory finish is nearly flawless, and could not present itself with anymore class. The soft trim and glass also remain flawless. The 19 inch wheels are wrapped in enormous 285/45R19 tires that retain most of their tread life. The convertible top is in like new condition and retracts at speeds up to 20 mph completing an exterior that is sure to turn heads.
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The supple leather interior appears to have been used ever so gingerly when the 25,000 miles were put on the clock. The seats and carpet show almost no signs of wear. ALL of the factory appointments, that are many, are in proper working condition and continue to serve both driver and passengers well. The wood grain accents add touches of class other auto maker shave long strived to parallel.
The massive power plant has been well maintained and continues to offer all 550HP on command. The transmission shifts as it should, wrangling in the horsepower providing smooth power and shifting that results in an unmatched ride with performance on demand. The Bentley driver has alway demanded more than a name sake and this car certainly meets and exceeds those expectations, be prepaid to get in and let your driving dreams come true.
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1941 Buick Super 50 Series 4-dr Convertible Sedan
Vin: 13961011 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
125 HP, 248 ci, 3-speed manual, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle rear suspension with coil springs, four wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121â€?. THE MODEL... Styling changes to the Buick Super line in 1941 were minimum from the sharp looking 1940 designs, but gargantuan in terms of technological advances. Engineers at Buick had redesigned both internal and external applications to help the engine deliver a full 20 percent increase in horsepower from the previous year, bringing the horsepower rating to 125. In terms of mechanical advancements, this car offered one that impacted the automotive world for decades to come. The compound carburetion that was standard on this car was essentially the predecessor to the 4-barrel carburetor with one of the dual 2-barrel carburetors functioning at all times and the other only pumping fuel under hard acceleration. 1941 would mark the end of an era for the Super 4-door convertible touring car. This body style was the best of both worlds, a cozy enclosed sedan where climates could be controlled, or an open-air phaeton where the occupants had a complete panoramic view, thanks to the removable B-pillar posts between the front and rear doors, and for special occasions such as parades or other civic events, it made the perfect chariot for politicians and other VIPâ€™s. Just 467 of these
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beautiful cars were produced for the 1941 model year and we are proud to offer one of the finest surviving examples. THE CAR... Benefiting from a frame off restoration a few years ago, this car presents itself well and speaks of the high-quality of restoration workmanship. All of the cosmetics have been well cared for with the subtle yellow paint showing without blemishes, the body panels are straight and smooth with all four doors opening easily and closing tightly. Chrome was king when this car was designed and while the bright work does show just a bit of patina, it is for the most part in outstanding condition.
Under the hood you will find the famous Buick â€œValve in Headâ€? engine marketed as the Fireball Eight, which starts at the touch of the button and run. No slouch when it was new, with dual carburetion, it is capable of attaining and maintaining highway speeds all day long, while shifting through the gears is done with a minimum of effort. In those heady pre-World War II days, it was proven that when better cars were built, they were built by Buick, and this Super convertible-sedan is a testament to that statement.
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1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
VIN: P6FH178078 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
212 HP, 312 cid, OHV “Y-block” V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 102” THE MODEL... While the 1955 Thunderbirds had been a marketing success, the second year was even better in terms of the product, both with improved features and an increase in the quality of the build of these sporty two-seaters. Starting under the hood, Thunderbird now offered a Y-block V8 that had been enlarged to 312 cubic inches with a horsepower rating bumped up to 212 when the manual three-speed transmission was ordered, or a healthy 225 HP with the Ford-o-Matic, as found in this example. Another major improvement was the adoption of
the 12-volt negative ground system, which was becoming the industry standard. For the driver and passengers alike, a major improvement on the 1956 models was the addition of exterior vents on either side of the car that let outside air flow into the passenger compartment and take with it most of the heat emanating from the engine compartment through the floorboards. Of course improved insulation also helped to keep everyone a bit more comfortable. Styling wise the front end design was pretty-much left alone, save for the exchange of the cross-flags emblem used for 1955, being replaced by the spread-wing Thunderbird logo in chrome with an attractive aqua center. There were also minor revisions to the trim and enlarged taillight lenses. However, the biggest news for the exterior look of
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the Thunderbird was the rear bumper spare tire “Continental Kit” carrier. This opened up a bit more luggage space and gave the car a rather handsome profile that was immediately recognizable from more than a block away. It was also the first time a rear-mounted spare tire was standard equipment from the Ford factory since 1936! As the popularity of the Thunderbird rose, celebrities from Hollywood, Broadway, and even the world of sports, all wanted to own, drive and be seen in one these sporty little Fords.
THE CAR... Outfitted with a recent cosmetic restoration, this pure-white “Baby-bird” presents itself quite well. From its plush red and white vinyl bench seat to the wide-white wall tires, this car is just what the doctor ordered to cure a mid-life crisis or full-fill the dream of owning one of the most popular cars ever created. All four wheels are fitted with the original bright-metal full wheelcovers, complete with the red-jeweled Ford crest logo in the center. While this 1956 T-bird still features its original clock and tachometer, it does have an upgraded stereo system neatly mounted in the dash, plus modern R134A air conditioning. Reported to be in excellent driver-quality, this is a car that you can climb into, fill up the tank, start-up the engine and set off one any number of amazing road adventures.
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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door hardtop
VIN: 138378B230576 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
325 HP 396 cid “Big-block” OHV V8, 4-speed manual transmission; independent front suspension with unequal A-arms and telescopic shock absorbers plus stabilizer bar; rear suspension features live rear axle with control arms, coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, power assisted front disc-brakes with drum brakes to the rear. Wheelbase: 112”.
uted to an appearance similar to pillared coupes. The round lens headlights were placed on square, hooded chrome housings that edged up into the hood line. SS396 models were made distinctive by use of a black matte finish around the lower perimeter of the bodies. Features also included body accent stripes, a twin domed hood, SS badges and vinyl upholstery with bucket seats.
THE MODEL… Like all GM intermediates for 1968, Chevelle was completely redesigned on a brand new “A” body platform, designed around two wheelbases. The shorter, 112 inch span, was exclusive to two-door models such as the SS 396 hardtop coupe. The body’s design replaced the flying buttress roof of its predecessor with a more dynamic fastback roof and rear windows which contrib-
The engine in the Chevelle SS 396 was derived from Chevrolet’s 1963 Daytona 500 record-setting cars. The engine used wedge chambered cylinder heads. The valves were inclined so they would point away from the combustion chambers. Additionally, the spark plugs were located so they entered the combustion chamber at an angle relative to the cylinder centerline which combined to help achieve
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high RPMs. Because of the high angularity of the valves, the 396 cid V8 was subbed the “porcupine head” by automotive journalists. The 325 horsepower (L35 code) version of this engine had a 10.25:1 compression ratio. Nodular iron crankshaft, hydraulic valve lifters, oval port chamber heads, a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor and two-bolt main caps. In addition to that, it a heavy duty suspension, power front disc brakes and a limited slip rear differential (Posi-traction).
The car was available with a variety of transmissions that included a heavy-duty 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, (both fitted exclusively with floor shifters), or the 2-speed Power-Glide automatic. THE CAR… This particular 1968 Chevelle SS 396 was sold new in Viola, Delaware. It’s finished in Butternut Yellow and fitted with black vinyl bucket seats. The engine is a 325 horsepower, 396 cubic inch V8.According to a warranty transfer paper filed in August 1970, the original owner sold this car to the second owner and that person is believed to have refitted the car making it NHRA drag-strip ready. Included with the car are several timing tickets from the U.S. 13 Dragway of Delmar, Delaware, dated during 1981, showing that this Chevelle was capable of running well below the 15-second mark in the quarter mile. Also included with this car is its original 1968 Warranty booklet with this car’s VIN punch coded on each page. In a world of “made-up” cars it is nice to know that with this Chevelle, you are getting a real-deal “138” code Super Sport edition, one that is solid as a rock and ready to give you plenty of excitement, on the road or track.
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1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe.
VIN: 41447A121454 Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
300 hp, 327 cid, OHV V-8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, power assisted 4-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 119â€?. THE MODEL.. .When the 1964 models started to hit the showroom floors in the fall of 1963, the American automobile industry was going through one of its most exciting periods when annual styling changes were more important that MPG ratings and horsepower was king. The market was also changing with smaller compact and mid-size models creating even more new-car buyers, but in the full-size market, Chevrolet was the leader and at the top of the picking order was the beautiful Impala series. For those looking to the luxury of a family sized
vehicle, but with a bit of sport and flair, the Super Sport edition was the perfect selection. THE CAR... We proudly offer one of the most sought-after models in the Super Sport family, the 1964 Sport Coupe. Looking at the ID numbers the 41447 identifies this car as a factory SS, which has been professionally brought up to showroom condition. It is filled with all the right things including date-code correct 300 horse small-block 327 V8, which is backed up by a sturdy 4-speed manual transmission. Other appointments include power steering, windshield washer and much more, like a complete chrome dress-up package for the engine including the air-cleaner, valve covers and oil-filler cap. Of course with that Muncie 4-speed you need to keep track of the engine revs and for
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that duty is the rarely seen tachometer mounted in the dash directly ahead of the driver. Over $19,000 was reportedly invested on the paint and chrome alone which has resulted in the Tuxedo Black finish producing a deep mirror-like reflection on a laser-straight body where panels that line up perfectly to factory specs. All around the car, the bright work looks just as new as when it rolled off the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. Looking inside you will find that the bucket seats have been trimmed in original style black vinyl and are tight and firm, ready for a quick ride or long journey. Looking around the car, all glass is clean and clear with the proper markings, while little things like the speckled finish of the trunk and undersides of this car have been treated to as much attention as everywhere else on this impressive ride. For entertainment an aftermarket stereo has been fitted to the original radio opening in the dashboard and for comfort on a cool morning drive, the original heater and defroster are in perfect working order. Other appointments include the â€œbow-tieâ€? logo rear view mirrors mounted on each front door, rear-deck swept-back antenna and the hard-to-find original Impala SS tri-bar spinner wheelcovers. This beautiful example of what a full-size performance car should be is sure to be appreciated wherever it is displayed. Whether it at the local cars and coffee, a cruise, or even sitting in your garage, your neighbors will all be envious because you will own the sharpest Chevy in town.
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1963 Porsche 356 B Coupe
VIN: 212425 Estimate: $55,000 - $80,000
60 hp, 1,582 cc air-cooled flat 4-cylinder engine with twin carburetors, 4-speed manual transmission, parallel trailing arm front suspension with laminated torsion bars, rear swing axles with transverse torsion bars, and fourwheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7”. THE MODEL.. .Imported from Germany from 1948 to 1965, the 356 was Porsche’s first production car. When “Ferry” Porsche went to the drawing board he had one principal in mind, he said “if you have enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than an over powered large car”. Ferry delivered with the 356 in terms of producing a small car with adequate power, that would soon develop a reputation for being a racing machine. The people in Stuttgart wisely offered the 356 in three configurations, the coupe and two convertible models that varied in name.
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THE CAR… This car is finished in an ivory paint that closely mimics the ivory color formula Porsche was using in 1963. The chrome and trim pieces attached to the exterior of the car both present nicely. The glass is clear and free of imperfections. The exterior package is finished with a very nice set of Chrome hub caps that tell this cars secret. Porsche lovers and collectors alike will immediately want to know if the “super” hub caps are representative of what is under the hood, and upon examination there will be no disappointment. The 75 horsepower “super” type engine that Porsche blessed this little coupe with is still in place and is currently in service providing the power for its many weekend drives. The interior of the car is finished in red leather that accents the ivory exterior quite nicely. The seats are showing some age and have some of the tell tail signs that its previous owner spent a lot of time behind the wheel. This car would be great for another 356 enthusiast that wants to feel their Porsche hug the corners and listen to the distinct sound of the flat four accelerating out of the corners. This car will provide tons of worry free weekend driving for the Porsche owner who can’t leave their 356 pinned up in the garage.
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1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible
VIN: JH27L1B150497 Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
390 hp, 440 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, torsion bar front suspension, semi-elliptic leaf springs and live axle rear suspension, and four-wheel heavy duty drum brakes. Wheelbase: 110”. THE MODEL... Rivalries and competition often lead to improved performance and higher quality products. The battle between the big three in the 1960’s and 1970’s coaxed them into designing faster cars and larger engines on lighter bodies. These cars have become the muscle cars that Americans fell in love with. We all have developed a special place in our hearts for these cars but the Dodge Challenger seems to have touched us all, whether you are a Ford man, a Chevy guy or a die hard Mopar fan, the Challenger crosses those bridges.
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The Challenger was new in 1970 and changed very little for the 71 model year. The Challenger took cues from the other pony car’s, taking an existing platform and elongating it slightly. The Challenger would share a platform with its mopar stable mate the Barracuda. The Challenger was available with a litany of engines and transmission combinations with the 440 six pack taking seconding billing only to Hemi. Dodge obliged their customers need for sportier cars by offering the R/T package. This upgrade restyled the inside of the car with a set of rally gauges and high back bucket seats. Under the hood the engines would also be upgraded to reflect the R/T badging on the fender. THE CAR... This Tribute is painted an original color somewhat comically named “top banana”, this Challenger has been lovingly restored and remains stunning today. The yellow paint shows few if any flaws and has the timeless and iconic R/T stripes. The wheels and tires the car is wearing are not factory pieces but give the car a stance that most will appreciate.
With the engine and transmission tuned up and performing at the top of their game this icon of muscle is more than a car, it is a piece of history that you could not only own but drive!
Black high back bucket seats dominate the interior of this car, and show almost no signs of use. The interior is sparsely trimmed with wood inserts in the center console and in the doors . The interior package is complete and proper creating a space that takes you back in time. The 440 engine has been upgraded and now the classic “Six Pack” sits on top of the already muscular engine. The upgraded power plant is hooked to the famous 727 torque flight for shifting duties.
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1961 Jaguar Mk II 4-dr Saloon 3.8L
VIN: P214505BW Estimate: $35,000 - $50,000
220 HP, 3781 cc, DOHN in-line six-cylinder engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with wishbone and coil-springs, live rear axle with semi elliptic leaf springs, cantilever, and Panhard rod, and four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.4” THE MODEL… In addition to producing the XK series of sports cars, Jaguar’s real bread and butter came from the sales of their luxury saloons. As the stately Mark series started to run its course, a new generation of smaller sedan that were just as luxurious as their larger brothers, came to market. Starting with the Mark I, the public acceptance of these cars was immediate and sales were stronger than expected. Aimed to make a strong export market stronger, the Mark II version saw a bit of enlargements for the doors, windows and interior dimensions, plus the use of the 3.8 Liter six. They were the same basic engine as found in the new E-type Jaguars, detuned to make them a bit more passenger car friendly. However, despite being aimed at the family car customers, a number of intrepid sportsman were found entering these smartly styled sedans into a number of road rally and endurance type motorsports events, and with the Jaguar heritage for performance, they were coming home as winners.
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THE CAR… For a number of years this Mark II Saloon was a part of a major west-coast collection and has been brought up to factory standards, if not maybe slightly better. Finished in Raven Black and complimented with plush Scarlett red leather seating, this car has all the classic trappings of earlier saloons with the Jaguar name on them. Given an extensive cosmetic restoration, all body panels were stripped and any imperfections properly addressed. All around the bright chrome work was replaced or polished to give it a deep, reflective finish that bespeaks the overall quality of the workmanship. New weather-stripping was applied to make a perfect seal for the doors, while the glass is as clear and bright as when this car left the factory in Coventry. However, in our opinion the masterpiece of this restoration is the passenger compartment. Absolutely gorgeous burled walnut veneer graces the dashboard and garnish trim and it’s finished with a beautifully reflective varnish. Appearing to be a brand-new steering wheel, the gauges and instruments are all clear and bright, restored to their original appearance. Accompanying the leather seats, the trim is continued onto the center console which houses a period-correct push-button AM radio. Another outstanding feature of this Mk II saloon are the sparking chrome knock-off wire wheels. Our consignor reports that this is a smart driving vehicle that runs as good as it looks. With the mechanics all in order, that legendary Jaguar six is in great tune with easy shifts obtained through the Borg-Warner supplied automatic transmission. Jaguar’s Mark II saloons were trend setters for the day and even after more than 50 years, still look as contemporary as many new cars including several current offerings from this marque. It is truly a quality car that deserves a second look and then a good home like yours.
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1967 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster
VIN: 6356 Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000
105 HP/2138 cc OHV in-line 4-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, sliding pillar front suspension with coil springs, semi-elliptic rear left spring suspension with live rear axle, front disc brakes and hydraulic brakes in the rear. Wheelbase: 96.0â€?. THE MODELâ€Ś The Morgan is the epitome of the traditional British sports car. Using a basic body design for all Morgan four-wheeled sports cars that remained unchanged from 1936 to 1952, the 4/4, was a basic, simple pattern with flowing fenders, a tapering hood with louvers and a flat, slightly angled radiator. Engines came from either Coventry Climax or Standard Motor Company and were four-cylinder engines of 1,122 cc or 1,267 cc, respectively. By 1947, Standard announced its intention
to produce one engine for its Vanguard sedans. That led to the creation of the Morgan Plus 4 in 1950 with a Standard Vanguard 2,088 cc in-line four cylinder which developed 68 HP. By 1954, the first Triumph engine, from a TR2 was installed and that developed 90 HP at 4,800 rpm. (Standard had acquired Triumph in 1945. Triumph became a subsidiary of Standard.) A Moss four-speed gearbox was fitted and the top speed by the mid-1950s was about 100 mph. The exterior of the Plus 4 also evolved, during this time. In 1953, the front end of the body changed with the separate chrome headlamps being eliminated in favor of a design that blended the lights into the area between the front
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fenders and radiator. The radiator was then repositioned behind a curving, sloping grille. The chassis design was a boxed Z-section ladder construction; however, the ash-framed bodyâ€™s lay-up could be traced to the original Morgan. By 1959, the Plus 4 had a longer wheelbase, a wider body, a more powerful Triumph engine (95 HP) and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. More improvements came when in 1962, front disc brakes became standard. THE CAR.. This particular Plus 4 was the last of the first generation, before the Plus 4 disappeared in 1969 (only to return in the late 1980s, with a new
engine and modified interior). It was treated to a frame-up restoration in 1992; when it was purchased in 1999, by a new owner from in the Houston area, it had just 39,224 on its odometer. New leather seats were installed in 2005. Then, in early 2014, it was gone through for a series of mechanical work that included: a rebuilt carburetor, rebuilt generator, water pump replacement, a muffler repair and a new soft top with side curtains installed. It also now comes complete with a tonneau cover. Look this car over and youâ€™ll understand that nothing connotes English motoring quite like the Morgan Plus 4 does.
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2004 Shelby Cobra Superformance MK III
VIN: TEX113058 Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
550 HP 427 CID, V-8 aluminum engine, 5-Speed, Full independent front suspension, unequal length A-arms, adjustable coil over telescopic shock absorbers, full independent rear suspension, unequal length A-arm fabricated hub carriers, coil over shock absorbers. THE MODEL… Carroll Shelby probably did not intend to take a British car and turn it into an American icon when he asked the British auto maker AC cars if they would build him a car that was modified to accept an American V-8, but that is exactly what he did. Ford has always understood the importance of racing and with Chevrolet declining to provide power for the car, choosing rather to protect the Corvettes flagship status, Ford gladly contributed a newly developed high performance
260 ci lightweight V-8. Things only got bigger and better from there, the engine, fenders and even the radiator opening eventually benefited from this expansion. These final touches to this simple little race car eventually gave Shelby what he wanted, victory over the world’s most dominant sports cars. Silver lake pipes tucked close to the side of this Superformance built Cobra with fire engine red paint make this car hard to ignore, but the bark that comes from those pipes when the 427 under the hood comes to life, make it impossible to ignore. Superformance produces replicas under license from Carroll Shelby licensing, and does so to Mr. Shelby’s exacting standards. This keeps these cars true to form.
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THE CAR... The paint on this car appears to be the Superformance factory laid finish that has clearly been given the care one would expect from a car of this prestige. The chrome bumpers, accents and trim are all top quality pieces that helped this car bring home a best in class trophy for its current owner. The exterior is rounded out with a factory style hard top, soft top as well as a tonneau cover. Black leather and black carpet were used inside to finish what is an otherwise minimal interior. The only departure from this race driven style is the air conditioning that has been nicely tucked out of sight. This addition makes this car much more pleasurable to drive as anyone who has been to Texas in August understands. If you are wondering how Carroll Shelby feels about this non- performance based option, he put his signature of approval on the dashboard is bold silver for all to see. Even for a car whoâ€™s designerâ€™s guiding principles seemed to always involve larger, higher horsepower engines, at 550 HP this Roush built power plant is an over achiever! Mating the 427 with a modern 5-speed Tremec gearbox leaves a combination that will elevate the heart rate of even the most experienced sports car drivers. The engine is tuned and running at top performance and the clutch and transmission both work as expected. This car is waiting, maybe even daring the new owner to get in and step on the accelerator until their nerves cannot take one more RPM!
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1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe
VIN: 6JA103015 Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000 (Without Reserve)
85 HP 216.5 cid OHV in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual floor-mounted transmission, independent “Knee Action” front suspension with bolt-in double acting hydraulice shock absorbers and ride stabilizer; live rear axle with leaf springs with metal covers and double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers ; 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112.3” THE MODEL… Chevrolet built its 15th million automobile in 1939 as the years sales inched up to 577,278 units – and for good reason. Its overhead valve 6-cylinder engine offered power in a sophisticated and dependable package and the appearance of that year’s Chevrolet was stunning. The rumor among automotive historians is that General Motors design chief Harley Earl passed on
some of Bill Mitchell’s sketches to Chevrolet designer Jules Agramonte, as the 1939 Chevrolet bore a definite resemblance to that year’s Cadillac Series Sixty-One. The interior of the 1939 Chevrolet was also the most elaborate yet. An accessory clock was mounted in a rectangle on the glove box. Additionally, Chevrolet offered a Deluxe Sport Coupe with interior jump seats that won far more acceptance than the wind-blown rumble seat style it replaced. Its sales nearly matched the sales of the 1936-’38 Sport Coupes combined. The Business Coupe remained as part of the line-up and offered people such as the travelling salesman a car that could hold his samples in the area behind the back seats.
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THIS CAR… This example of a Business Coupe is the Master Deluxe, notable for having an independent front suspension that was quite sophisticated for the time and went by the name of “Knee Action,” due to how the suspension was configured. The coupe was restored by its second owner as a true labor of love. Reportedly, restoration costs were about $40,000. Sadly, health issues forced him to sell his beloved car. The current owner has ensured that it remains mechanically sound. On the exterior, the chrome bumpers present in their original fashion, as does the trim. The interior was redone in brown mohair and all gauges work properly, even the clock. The engine sports its original engine and drivetrain which are complemented by the original three-speed manual
floor-shifter. One modification has been done to ensure better engine performance: the original radiator has been replaced with an aluminum radiator. That aluminum radiator was custom built and is identical in appearance to the original. The body is original and all steel. The consignor reports that there is “Zero rust anywhere.” He invites people to look underneath the car and see how superior it is. This Business Coupe is an outstanding example of how Chevrolet continued to innovate throughout the Thirties. It’s also a testimony to an enthusiast’s quest to own the car of his dreams, kept alive and ready to go to someone who appreciates a combination of originality and restoration expertise.
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1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible
VIN: E82350 Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000 (Without Reserve)
70 HP, 140 cid, Chevrolet Monza 4-cylinder engine, threespeed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic front disc and rear drum brake. Wheelbase 85”. THE MODEL… In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s the designers in Detroit seemed to all work from the same paradigm that large cars meant large sales. The people at Nash Motor Cars in Kenosha, Wisconsin, had a different idea. They believed that in a post-WWII world, American families would have two cars, a full size sedan for hauling the kids, pets and friends, and a smaller personal car for quick trips to the store or running on a quick errand. With that goal in mind, the Metropolitan came to life. Ini-
tially marketed under the Nash badge, when this company merged with Hudson to form American Motors, they were sold under both names until 1957, when they were simply offered as a Metropolitan by AMC. While the basic design was all American, George Romney Sr., then the head of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, turned to the British car firm of Austin for the drive train and eventually the assembly of these little cars. Today, the Metropolitan would be considered a sub-compact, and when they came to the American shores, they were playing in a world of big cars, V8 powered performance, flash, chrome and model year changes that often brought about a whole new car. During its eight year run from 1954 to 1962, the basic dimensions of the “Met” did not change, but there
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were several modifications such as larger engines, trim changes and the addition of a rear trunk. Considered a Series IV edition, this is one very special Metropolitan that we are honored to present at no-reserve. THE CAR.. This is not your average metropolitan. This 1960 convertible model has had not only had an extensive restoration, but has been upgraded as needed to make this one of the most enjoyable and drivable examples of these little autos. A mid-1970’s Chevrolet Monza engine which has been overhauled and is an excellent performer was placed under the hood. Careful inspection of the workmanship will show a professional quality in the application of the white and gold two-tone paint scheme. The paint was laid on this car in a frame-off restoration and only after the body was taken down to bare metal. The extensive effort put into the panel fit and finish on this car, as well as the post-build care, are visible today with not so much as a scratch to be found. The convertible top is in like new condition, clean, tight and with crystal clear windows that presents itself quite well. Inspection of the interior will reveal a noticeable departure from the factory equipment, starting with the seats which were acquired from a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am and feature 6 way power adjustment with lumbar support. The carpet and other interior appointments were ordered in specific color codes to compliment those transplanted seats, making the interior entirely cohesive. Aside from the Alpine stereo, this machine lacks very little in the way of creature comforts. Mechanically, this car carries on the level of perfection as the exterior and interior. With the use of new parts wherever possible it runs reliably in everyday traffic able to maintain freeway speeds. Most of the suspension and steering components have been upgraded with contemporary MG parts. Sure to warm everyone’s hearts that sees this little convertible from days gone by, as the new owner you will feel the love when you’re behind the steering wheel.
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1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed-Head Coupe
VIN: 1E32039 Estimate: $25,000 - $45,000 (Without Reserve)
265 HP, 4,235 cc DOHC in-line 6-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, 4-speed manual transmission, wishbone independent front suspension with torsion bars and anti-roll bar, independent coil-spring rear suspension with lower wishbones, trailing lower radius arms and anti-roll bar, and 4-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96”. THE MODEL... Built on a heritage of racing, when the Jaguar E-type was debuted at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show, the similarities in design to the legendary D-type was quite evident. While the XK series had delivered an excellent run in both production and where it competed in motorsports, this new generation was now poised to carry on and do it with poise, beauty and power. Many credit the E-type with bringing in new generations of sports-car fans that have gone on to spawn several later generations of fans.
Improvements to the original E-type package were constantly introduced, and even though it was still marketed as a “first” series, the 4.2 liter edition was a vast improvement over the rather bare-bones early E-types. Even with a trio of SU carburetors and larger displacement, the advertised horsepower rating was unchanged. What was different was the low-end torque on take-off and most welcome, a fully synchronized 4-speed transmission. Other improvements included modern toggle switches on the dashboard, the addition of a center console armrests and a full complement of gauges. Styling changes included relocation of the parking lights just below the enclosed headlamps, a more rakish swept back angle for the windshield and relocation of the taillights over the rear bumpers. Initial factory tests put the top speed of the 4.2 E-types are 150 MPH, but in reality, 140 was closer to reality and safety.
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THE CAR... This E-type coupe is a true survivor and has been under the same ownership since 1967. As the saying goes, “They’re original only once”, and this car epitomizes that phrase. Our consignor’s late husband purchased this coupe from the first owner, his boss, when it was just a couple of months old and according to her, it was the second love in his life. The boss had purchased the car for his wife, but after being clocked in excess of 120 mph, and given souvenirs for this fete from the local constables, the boss said the cars goes. Both our consignor and her husband were fans of British cars and participated in a number of SCCA events. However, this E-type was never raced and while it was used regularly, it was not a daily driver. Acquired with just 1,000 miles on it in 1967, today the odometer shows less than 42,700, and those are guaranteed original miles. Having withstood the ravages of time and presents itself as it was parked for the last time before its removal back around 2001. This lovely coupe still wears its original Pale Primrose color scheme with black leather seats that do show a bit of wear and tear. Since its removal from storage, it has been given a preliminary re-awakening making it a running, driving machine. That said, we would highly recommend this car be given a thorough and complete inspection before hitting the road with special care and attention to the tires which are reportedly over a decade old. All of the original instruments remain in the dash as does a period radio. It won’t take a microscopic inspection to find some nicks and minor dings in the body work, but each one of these only adds to the character of this original little E-type. Should you be the winner of this quite desirable little E-type coupe, you will be faced with a dilemma, preserve it as a 47 year old survivor or give it a restoration to take it back to its original glory. Either way, the new owner of the E-type will also inherit the spirit of love that the long-time owner had for this amazing survivor.
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MAKE / MODEL
1961 1969 1960 1962 2007 1957 2008 1970 1941 1950 1931 1951 1939 1918 1969 1955 1955 1968 1961 1965 1967 1961 1963 1939 1964 1957 1958 1931 1965 1948 1939 1958 1971 1932 1979 2000 1974 1954 1924 2007 1968 1934
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Alpine A-110 Austin Healey 3000 Austin Healey 3000 Bentley Continental GTC BMW Isetta Bugatti Veyron Buick Grand Sport Stage 1 Buick Super Phaeton Buick Super 2dr Cadillac 452A V-16 Cadillac 75 Imperial Limo Cadillac Fleetwood Cadillac Type 57 Chervolet Camaro Pacecar Chevrolet 3100 Automatic Chevrolet BelAir Conv Chevrolet Chevelle SS Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Corvette 396 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400 Chevrolet Corvette RM Chevrolet Corvette SWC Chevrolet Coupe Chevrolet Impala SS Chevrolet Nomad Chevrolet Suburban Napco Chrysler Series 6CM Roadster Cobra CSX 4000 Criss Craft Replica DelahayeUSA Pacific Delta Wooden Boat Dodge Challenger R/T Duesenberg Model J Ferrari 400A Coupe Ferrari 550 Maranello Fiat 500R Ford Crestline Ford Model T Roadster Ford Mustang GT500 Ford Mustang R Code Ford Rumble Seat Roadster
145 147 120 153 173 117 144 134 174 111 164 116 102 167 171 172 128 176 126 121 158 149 115 183 177 108 113 168 163 105 154 101 179 166 157 148 104 114 124 133 130 138
1956 1969 1956 1961 1953 1954 1956 1967 1954 1988 2009 1933 1931 1960 1987 1955 1965 1969 1957 1935 1967 1960 1954 1947 1939 1950 1957 1960 1960 1963 1968 1955 1928 1929 1933 1969 1965 1968 1969 1957 1960 2005 1931
MAKE / MODEL Ford Thunderbird Ford Torino GT Cobra GMC Napco Jaguar MKII Jaguar XK120 Roadster Jaguar XK120SE Jaguar XK140 MC DHC Jaguar XKE Coupe Kaiser Darrin Roadster Lamborghini Jalpa Lamborghini Murcielago LaSalle 345C Sedan Lincoln Model K Maserati Birdcage tipo 61 Mercedes 560sl Mercedes-Benz 190SL Mercedes-Benz 220SE Mercedes-Benz 280SE Messerschmitt KR200 Kabrio Morgan F4 3-Wheeler Morgan Plus 4 Nash Metropolitan Convertible Nash-Healey Lemans Oldsmobile Woodie Packard Twelve 5 Pass Pontiac Cheiftain Porsche 356A Speedster Porsche 356B Cabriolet Porsche 356B Coupe Porsche 356B Coupe Porsche 911L Targa SW Porsche Pre-A Continental Rolls Royce Phantom I BT Rolls Royce Phantom I TC Rolls Royce Phantom II CC Shelby GT350 Shelby GT350 #048 Homologation Shelby GT500 Subaru Jolly 360 Thunderbird E-Bird Triumph TR3A Shelby Cobra Superformance Studebaker President
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