1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Limousine De Ville by Gurney Nutting

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Records show that this Phantom II chassis, number 55TA was ordered by Gracie Fields through London Rolls Royce dealer H.R. Owen on October 2nd, 1934.  The chassis was dispatched to coachbuilder Gurney Nutting on January 10th, 1935, and it took approximately 3 months before the car was complete and ready for delivery.  The car’s history has been confirmed through documents supplied by the Rolls Royce archive (they also supplied the original build specification & test sheets, and a factory photo of this car when new).  

Dame Gracie Fields was a legendary British actress/singer/comedienne.  On February 15th, 1938, she was honored with the “Commander of the Order of the British Empire” medal from King George VI: http://graciefields.org/wordpress/commander-of-the-british-empire/ more Gracie Fields history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracie_Fields   

Gracie only kept the car for one year, after which it was sold to “His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury” (the largest private landowner in Europe – 280,000 acres).  The car was owned by the Duke’s family from 1936 – 1948 and kept at Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland: http://www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk/the-castle/the-douglases-and-drumlanrig/  The Duke’s uncle had been the Chairman of Rolls Royce (he commissioned the original “Spirit of Ecstasy”mascot).  His cousin was Lord Montagu of Beaulieu who founded the National Motor Museum at his family estate in Hampshire.  Here is the Duke’s family tree: http://www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Montagu-Douglas-Scotts-Family-Tree-PDF.pdf    

The Duke sold the car in 1948 to a Rolls Royce hire service at 21 Cromwell Mews, Kensington, where it was mainly used for weddings and other special occasions.  It was eventually exported to the US (circa 1970) and has been here ever since according to the history on file.   A well-known classic car collector (and lifetime member of the Rolls Royce Owners Club) named Gordon Dysart bought the car and embarked on a restoration to bring the car back to its fomer glory.  At the time, Gracie Fields ran a small hotel and restaurant on Capri catering to celebrities, and Mr. Dysart actually travelled to the island to visit her and ask for information on the car.  She supplied him further details on original colors and materials to help add authenticity to the restoration.  

A complete frame-off concours restoration was performed, and this “Full Classic” car earned both CCCA & AACA Senior First Place awards.  After the restoration, the car was always maintained and properly stored.  Although the restoration was performed some time ago, the car is still in quite beautiful condition.  It almost appears to be a well-kept original rather than a restored car.  Includes the fitted tool set (under the chauffeur’s seat). 

Simply put, this is a very impressive and stately car with superb provenance.

Historical Film Footage

Below is a Pathe newsreel clip from 1946. (The chauffeur of Lady Elizabeth Scott, Duchess of Northumberland provided it).   It features my same car when it belonged to the Duke of Buccleuch.  

This was the wedding of Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu-Douglas-Scott, aunt of the current Duke, to the Duke of Northumberland at Westminster Abbey.  
The Queen and many other Royals and dignitaries were in attendance for this grand event. 
Members of the Royal Family were among the guests at the wedding of the Duke of Northumberland and Lady Elizabeth Montagu-Douglas-Scott.  In attendance were: Princess Elizabeth,  Princess Margaret, and Queen Mary, the Queen Mother, and King George, and the Duchess of Kent.  The Duke of Buccleuch is shown getting out of the Rolls with Lady Elizabeth Scott 10th Duchess of Northumberland (his daughter and the bride). 
 
British Pathe newsreel archive video (The Duke of Buccleuch’s Phantom II is shown starting at 1:12): https://youtu.be/iG_u7_xvMX8 
 
and another Movietone newsreel archive video here with sound (open page and download video):
  
 
This is the same car with the same number plates still on the car:  BXH 652
 
PS:  This car also appeared in a Hollywood movie “Pancho Barnes” in 1988.
 

2008 Roush P51A Mustang 1 of 151

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2008 Ford Mustang ROUSH P-51A| 1 of 151 BUILT ONLY 800 MILES

VERY RARE AND COLLECTABLE

I purchased this amazing Roush P51A Mustang brand new from the Ford dealer in 2008. We often see advertisements depicting cars as “one owner” and that statement somehow omits that its been in the hands of 3 dealers since then. This is NOT the case with my Roush. I wanted the fastest, baddest Mustang I could get and this was the car to have. As you might expect this car has been kept in a perfect, climate controlled environment since delivery. It has never seen rain or even clouds, I think… I have carefully and properly maintained and looked after every aspect of the car, mechanically and cosmetically. It uniquely sports chrome valve covers and this is the only P51 with this feature. Roush did this as it was to be used as a photo shoot vehicle. I have put only 800 miles on this car since new and let me tell you, that was incredibly hard because this car is an absolute BLAST to drive. It handles, brakes and most of all accelerates like rocket! It has the most fantastic combination of attributes that you truly need to experience to believe. As you would also expect, I have every document and promotional piece on this car that they produced. The window sticker is laminated and everything is fully documented. The special mats are still in plastic in the trunk. The full complement of tools has never left the trunk mounted tool box. Their are no flaws or imperfections. There were only 2 options available with this package, the tool kit and special high flow Roush exhaust. The car has both. This car is absolutely as new. Call me to talk about this car…Its Awesome!

The ROUSH Performance P-51A™ Mustang is easily the highest horsepower Mustang that the company has produced at the time of its release, and represents the first time that internal engine components have been upgraded by ROUSH technicians in their Livonia, Mich., facility. It was determined that the only way to give the P-51A™ moniker its due was to completely break into the 4.6L, 3V and rebuild several of the functional internal components, which include a forged steel eight-bolt crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons with increased dish to lower the compression from 9:8 to 8:6, and forged steel H-Beam connecting rods. These upgraded parts were necessary for the stock Ford engine (which comes with 300 horsepower from the factory) to be able to withstand the additional power generated from the newest iteration of the legendary ROUSHcharger™ supercharger system.

Additional alterations include a custom aluminum upper and lower intake manifold for the high capacity air-to-water intercooler and ROUSHcharger™. ROUSH installs a custom fuel rail and high-flow fuel injectors, a high-flow capacity fuel system, as well as a dual electronic throttle body.

The new ROUSH P-51A™ engine has a preliminary rating of at least 510 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. torque. It is anticipated that final figures may even be slightly higher than this when final testing and calibration is approved by the ROUSH engineering staff.

The changes to the ROUSH P-51A™ don’t end under the hood. A ROUSH aerobody kit will be installed, which includes a front fascia, chin spoiler, hood scoop and rear spoiler. The ROUSH black high-flow grill is added along with cooling side shields to give the car the aggressive look it needs while stalking the streets.

Internally the car will come with ROUSH sport leather seating and custom floor mats, both with an embroidered P-51A™ emblem. The white face gauges and billet aluminum pedals will get a lot of use as the driver bangs through the gears with the ROUSH short throw shift lever and retro black ball.

For those who look behind the 18-inch ROUSH forged five-spoke wheels will see the vaunted Stage 3 suspension underneath this vehicle. Designed to handle even the tightest twists and turns, this suspension includes specially-engineered and tuned front struts, rear shocks, front and rear springs, front and rear sway bars and jounce bumpers. The front brakes are also upgraded with 14-inch front two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers. Each component was specifically engineered so that ride comfort was not compromised at the expense of the tremendous gains in performance.

CORE COMPONENTS
ROUSHcharged™ P-51 4.6L powertrain systemAdditional components include TVS Technology ROUSHcharger™, intake manifolds, intercooler & radiator, cold air induction system, carbon fiber cold air tube, Forged Aluminum Pistons, Forged Steel H-Beam Connecting Rods, Forged Steel Crankshaft, Unique high flow fuel injectors (~52lb/hr), Unique fueld rail, Dual 60mm eletronic throttle body, Upgraded fueld system, aluminum Flywheel, Upgraded Clutch, and ROUSH calibrated ECM – Produces 510hp / 510lb-ft
ROUSH 4 Piece Aerobody KitFront Fascia, Front Chin Spoiler, Hood Scoop, and Rear Wing (shown with optional quarter window louver kit – not included)
Quarter Window LouversThis option is for coupes ONLY
Black Bar High Flow Front Grille
Lower Valance Fog Lamps
ROUSH P-51A Hood Striping
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner and ROUSHCHARGED Hood Scoop decals
ROUSH P-51A Fender Badges
ROUSH P-51A Rear Decklid Badge
Radiator Cooling Shields
ROUSH 18-Inch Forged Chrome Wheel & Ultra-High Performance Tires
Locking Lug Nuts
Big Brake KitConsists of 14-Inch two-piece slotted front rotors, factory size slotted rear rotors, four-piston red front calipers and red painted factory rear calipers.
ROUSH Suspension SystemFront Struts, Rear Shocks, Front and Rear Springs, Front Sway Bar and Rear Sway Bar, and Pinion Snubbers
ROUSH Wheel Hop Reduction Kit
Short Throw Shifter w/ Chrome Shifter Arm and Black Ball Knob
ROUSH P-51A Sports Leather Seating with Suede Inserts
ROUSH Pedals w/ Dead PedalCNC Billet Aluminum
White Face Gauges
ROUSH P-51A Embroidered Flor Mats
ROUSH P-51A Serialized Badge and P-51 Signature Badge
ROUSH Billet Underhood Caps (Radiator, Oil, and Strut Tower Caps)
Door Sill Plates
Interior Dash Trim KitCarbon fiber design

1948 Tucker ’48 Sedan (Continuation)

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Preston Tucker and his revolutionary car took the American car market by storm. The Tucker ’48 was an overnight sensation attracting huge crowds everywhere it showed up. People rushed to buy accessories that would get them a place in line for a car. Dealers flooded Tucker with requests to buy a dealer franchise. This was no surprise when you consider the array of features that this car had. These features included:

Aluminum, opposed, 6 cylinder engine with 167hp and 390b.ft. of torque.

4 wheel independent suspension.

Torsilastic, rubber torsion bar suspension. (no springs)

4 speed manual, electric pre-select transmission.

Safety crash compartment.

Padded dash board.

Pop out safety glass windshield.

Reversible seat cushions.

Aircraft style doors cut into the roof line.

20 MPG.

Top speed of 130 mph.

Rear engine for improve traction.

Lowered, step down floor for lower center of gravity.

And the most recognized feature… the center headlight that lights your way into a turn!

Only 51 of these incredible cars were produced and today 47 still exist. The majority of them are in major museums, such as The Henry Ford Museum, The Peterson Museum and the Nethercutt Museum. Their amazing attributes along with a storied history have made these the most valuable, postwar American sedan of all time!

This beautiful Tucker was constructed by Classic and Exotic Restorations of Troy Michigan using authentic Tucker components and drive train. The chassis was factory built for the purpose of testing the Tuckermatic transmission. The front clip originated from Tucker #1018. That car suffered severe damage in a side collision in the early 1950s. Other parts donors included Tucker #1027 which was rolled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during endurance testing by the Tucker Corporation and parts from the unfinished body shell of #1055. The engine, Y1 transmission and numerous other parts came from the Stan Gilland collection. This collection of parts was held for many years by various car collectors with the intention of assembling it all to build a Tucker car. In 2013 It all came together in the talented hands of Brian Joseph at Classic and Exotic Restoration.

The result is a beautifully built Tucker that was constructed from genuine Tucker parts. Great attention to detail was paid to maintaining authenticity in presentation and function. The car has the correct Torsilastic rubber suspension along with the late style Tucker suspension. The 335ci engine is an early example and its mated to the Tucker Y1, 4 speed, pre-select transmission. The interior is correct wool broadcloth in the authentic Tucker stitch pattern. The instruments, switches and controls are all proper and function correctly.

This is a excellent, historically important automobile that is the center of attention at any event it attends. In 2015 it won its class at the Concours of America at St Johns in Plymouth Michigan. This car presents a unique opportunity to own a Tucker for half the cost of a factory built example.

1948 TUCKER ’48

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The story of Preston Tucker and his incredible automobile exemplifies the American entrepreneurial spirit. A man with vision and innovation brings a new car to market that is unlike its competition and shakes up the entire nation. In spite of all the obstacles, he produced 51 automobiles so exceptional that 70 years later they have become the most valuable, post war, American sedan. Quite Extraordinary!

These cars are powered by an aluminum 335 cubic inch, opposed, 6 cylinder engine with 167 horse power and an astonishing 390 pound feet of torque. The power is delivered to the wheels through a 4 speed, electric pre-select transmission. This combination delivered extraordinary performance for the time. 0 to 60mph was recorded at 10 seconds and a top speed of 130 miles per hour. This was considered a rocket ship in 1948! The suspension was also unique. It had no springs. Instead, it utilized rubber torsion units called Torsilastic suspension. This was executed with 4 wheel independent suspension and the result was a smooth and great handling ride.

Safety was a primary feature of these cars. Pop-out windshields, the first padded dash board, safety crash compartment and aviation style doors were all part of the innovative features. There were also other unique attributes, such as reversible seat cushions, door exit buttons instead of handles, rear engine for improved traction, and probably the best known feature…the Third Headlight, that would light your way into turns.

The car and its story was so exceptional that it was the subject of a major motion film, released in 1988 starring Jeff Bridges “Tucker, the man and his dream”.

Preston Tucker and his revolutionary car took the American car market by storm. The Tucker ’48 was an overnight sensation attracting huge crowds everywhere it showed up. People rushed to buy accessories that would get them a place in line for a car. Dealers flooded Tucker with requests to buy a dealer franchise. This was no surprise when you consider the array of features that this car had. These features included:

Aluminum, opposed, 6 cylinder engine with 167hp and 390b.ft. of torque.

4 wheel independent suspension.

Torsilastic, rubber torsion bar suspension. (no springs)

4 speed manual, electric pre-select transmission.

Safety crash compartment.

Padded dash board.

Pop out safety glass windshield.

Reversible seat cushions.

Aircraft style doors cut into the roof line.

20 MPG.

Top speed of 130 mph.

Rear engine for improve traction.

Lowered, step down floor for lower center of gravity.

And the most recognized feature… the center headlight that lights your way into a turn!

The example seen here is car #46 and it is most exceptional. Having recently completed a no expense spared, rotisserie restoration by marque specialists and overseen by Mark Lieberman (Recognized Tucker Technical Expert), the result is breathtaking. Every aspect both cosmetically and mechanically has been attended to. The unique torsilastic suspension has been restored to better than new operation. The engine and transmission have been completely rebuilt back to the original, factory specifications. The original paint color has been perfectly reproduced from original samples found on this car. The correct textiles and materials have been faithfully reproduced on the interior, creating a cabin with its original feel and appearance. This was an exceptionally expensive and time consuming process but the result was well worth the effort.

Each of these cars tell their own story and are somewhat unique in both execution (they were all hand built) and history. This car indeed has a very interesting and colorful history that is well documented.

Few of these exceptional cars remain in private hands and only a couple of them in this extraordinary condition and correctness. This is for the discerning collector that is passionate about innovative designs, mechanical ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit.

1935 Packard 1207 Twelve Convertible Victoria

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1935 Packard 1207 Twelve Convertible Victoria

 

VIN #                827 218

Body #             827 8123

Engine #          903620

 

Many consider the 1935 to 1939 Twelves to be the finest automobiles ever produced by the Packard Motor Car Company. Certainly it is true that they represented the end of an era; never again would Packard offer the exceptional quality of a handbuilt senior car.

For 1935 Packard introduced many changes which have made these cars among the most highly prized collector cars today. More horsepower and major improvements in suspension and steering made the ‘35 much easier and more comfortable to drive. All new bodies, introduced for the ‘35 model year, offered true envelope styling. For the first time the car was designed as a whole, with body, hood , fenders, and running boards integrated into a smoothly executed design which has for years been regarded as one of the most attractive bodies of the era.

The example offered here is a three owner car since new. Sold new in California and owned by the original owner until the late 1950s, at which point it was acquired by the second, and most recent owner. For about 40 years, once every year he took the car out, drove it for an hour or so, then returned it to his garage, put it up on blocks, drained the fluids, and removed the battery. Eventually, however, ill health prevented him from continuing this process and the car settled into a slumber in a storage building on the farm, and my client acquired the car from his estate, making him the third owner.

As a result, today, the car is what is often referred to as a barn find. It remains, however, in good mechanical condition, and successfully completed a 45 minute driving tour around the town where it is now stored.

The car has shiny paint and decent interior, and could be sorted and used as CARavan car. The car has a great look with extremely rare steel tonneau extension that is shaped to match the body, and is covered by the tonneau cover, giving the look of a very long wheelbase convertible coupe. I’ve been told that this was an accessory available at the time, although it is not clear whether it came from Packard or an external supplier.

Depending on your intended purpose, the car can be used virtually as is as a CARavan and tour car, aside from the top, which is currently being replaced and the irons being restored. Aside from that, if you wish, the appearance would benefit greatly from a proper engine bay detailing and a re-woodgraining of the dash and steering wheel. To make a great driver, that is all that is needed.

Of course, you could also carry out a comprehensive high point restoration. When done to that standard, these cars have been selling in the $500K – $700K range, depending on quality, colors, and appearance.

The car has excellent provenance with original data tag, original body tag, and correct engine, chassis, and axle numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1947 Bentley Mark VI, 3 Position Cabriolet

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One-off 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet, bodied by Franay

Featured at the 1947 Paris Auto Show.

This amazing automobile exhibits unparalleled design elements. From its flowing, sculptured body with chrome accents to its extraordinary interior featuring Frog hide. No detail was over looked. Separate compartments house a variety of glasses and silver based stemware, compartments for drinking flasks and crystal decanters, specialty tools, light bulbs and of course the specialized jack. There is a custom Franay suit case in a fitted compartment. A jump seat, also adorned with Frog hide is behind the front seat and folds neatly away. There is even a pair of matching ladies shoes and hand bag crafted from the matching Frog hide. It has a 3 position folding convertible top with twin, beveled, oval rear windows. And the list goes on from there…

This is the first major winning Concours d’Elegance car after WWII.
Winning the first two major Concours in 1948, back-to-back, on the 12th of June at Enghien and the 17th of June at Bois de Bolougne.
Mr. Gudol, the original owner and visionary of the Franay, was an industrialist whose sole purpose was to prove to the world that France was not only back from the rigors of war, but ready to reassert its dominance of haute couture and automotive design elegance.
The awards the Franay has won over the decades is proof of his timeless vision.

Universally recognized as the most successful and expensive post war Bentley/Rolls-Royce automobile of all time, with the Concours and auction record to prove it. With over 50 show wins and honors it has earned its place in the record books. In August of 1991 at the Rolls-Royce National Meet the Bentley Franay was judged by its peers as “Best of Show” among all competing Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles from around the world. Then again in August of 1999 at the Rolls-Royce National Meet held at Dana Point, Calif. it again proved to the world that it was the best by winning the most coveted award that the RROC (Rolls-Royce Owners Club) could bestow, the Royce Memorial Trophy and top senior award “Best of Prior Best of Show.” It is also worthy to note that the Bentley Franay, in June of 1995 was awarded “Best of Show” at Hurlingham, England Concours D’Elegance, England’s equivalent of our Pebble Beach. It also received the “Spectator Trophy,” the “People’s Choice” and most popular car in the show.

The Bentley Franay is so special that The Franklin Mint crafted a special model to commemorate this one of a kind automobile.

There is an incredible amount of documentation with details of its history, restoration and original build.

Truly unmatched, this pinnacle of automotive styling will be the center of any major collection.

Call for more details and a private showing.

1930 Duesenberg Murphy Bodied Towncar

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Duesenberg, one of the most incredible automobiles ever built. Favored by Hollywood elite and captains of industry, these automobiles are the embodiment of style, class and performance.

J-381 began life in 1929 as a long wheelbase chassis at the Indianapolis Duesenberg factory and was then shipped to the New York factory branch showroom and entered into inventory.

The rolling chassis was purchased by Nanaline Duke, widow of American Tobacco Company founder J.B. Duke, and was noted for a spectacular gem collection.

Mrs. Duke shipped the chassis to Murphy of Pasadena to receive this magnificent Town Car coachwork. The Walter M. Murphy Company would build a total of four Town Car bodies for Duesenberg, the most of any single coachbuilder.

Duke retained J-381 for only a short period before selling it off, as was common with most high end cars of the era. Several owners later, Judge Pat Ferchill acquired the car for his collection in 1958 and it then passed from his estate in unrestored, factory original condition. In 1985 Bill and Aniece Lassiter purchases the car and commissioned a total frame off Concours quality restoration.

It is believed that this is one of only 2 examples to survive. Its stately presence is unmatched.

The Engine, Chassis and Body are ALL original to this car.

A complete mechanical service has just been completed by the marque specialist Brian Joseph. The result of this is a fantastic running and driving example that performs as a Duesenberg should with strong acceleration, sure braking and precise steering.

Although the restoration was completed many years ago, the car presents beautifully. The paint combination is stunning, it shines and gleams as does the chrome. Clearly, this car demonstrates how a very well cared for classic can pass the years with only minor evidence of the time passed.

 

1914 Chalmers Model 24 Touring

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50 bhp, 414.7 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine,4 speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, and rear-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 132 in.

 

  • A descendant of the Thomas Flyer
  • Wonderful largely original condition
  • Veteran of decades of enjoyable touring
  • Ideal Glidden Tour car

 

The Chalmers automobile was the delightful, if unlikely, product of a union between two early Detroit automotive industry veterans, Roy Chapin and Howard Coffin, and Hugh Chalmers, vice-president of the National Cash Register Company. Chapin and Coffin had been working with Buffalo, New York, automaker E.R. Thomas in the building of a car in Detroit, dubbed, aptly, the Thomas-Detroit. Chalmers was brought on, bought out Thomas, and together the three remaining executives built the aptly renamed Chalmers-Detroit – soon to become simply Chalmers, after Chapin and Coffin departed to form Hudson in 1909.

 

Until the company foundered in 1922, the Chalmers firm enjoyed tremendous success in American racing. A pair of Chalmers-Detroits managed a one-two win of the Jericho Sweepstakes on Long Island in 1908; the following year, a three-car team, the Chalmers Bluebirds, achieved four overall wins, three seconds, and three thirds in seven races.

 

A pair of the new cars, now called Chalmers-Detroit, managed a one-two win of the Jericho Sweepstakes race on Long Island in 1908, and the following year a three-car team called the “Chalmers Bluebirds” achieved four wins, three seconds, and three thirds in seven races. The cars earned a trophy on the 1909 Glidden Tour and won the event, the most prestigious in early automaking, outright in 1910. Even the promoter, Chalmers famously presented cars to the baseball player in each major league with the highest batting average, as well as to the most valuable player as chosen by sportswriters.
The 1914 Chalmers offered here was born of that power, and features an L-head inline six-cylinder engine that can only be described as “mighty,” with 50 horsepower on tap. These cars were renowned in their time for their solid construction and power, and this high-horsepower six-cylinder model sports very attractive close-coupled Touring bodywork. It is almost completely original and unrestored, wearing its original paint, upholstery, and equipment, including a Delco starter/generator system, a miniature four-cylinder air compressor, and dual rear-mounted spares. Having been toured extensively in the 1950s and 1960s, it proudly wears the badges from those tours on its footboard, testifying to decades of loving enthusiast care and ownership.

 

The earliest known owner of the Chalmers is James Rice, who acquired the car in the 1950s. Later, probably in the 1970s, Jim Stamper acquired the car from the estate of James Rice, and kept it until 2011, when he sold it to the vendor.

 

As a 1914 model, this Chalmers is an excellent driver that is eligible for all the “big horsepower” Brass Era tours – including the Glidden, the modern incarnation of the event that this company conquered in 1910. With 50HP and a four speed transmission, the car will run with the front group on most brass era tours. The current owner reports that it is one of the easiest brass era cars he has ever driven, with an engine/clutch/trans setup so smooth that double clutching is seldom required once a driver has spent a few hours with the car. Steering is light and nimble.

 

The condition is amazing, with original leather and carpet, original finish on the brightwork, and mostly original paint on the body, though the fenders have been repainted as they often were. Their location almost guaranteed that they provided bumper services while parking!

 

The car has lots of manuals and documentation, a box of period tools, and the engine is fitted with a wonderful four cylinder chain drive air cooled compressor that accepts a tire inflation hose and chuck, which is also still with the car.

 

Overall a lovely car, capable of high speed touring at one third the price of a similar Pierce, Thomas, Oldsmobile or other period car.

1966 Dodge Hemi Coronet, ex- Tom Hoover!

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Here is a fantastic Mopar with great history and significance. This is a 1966 Dodge Hemi Coronet and not just any Hemi Coronet. This is the car that Tom Hoover (The father of the Hemi engine) built to campaign on the streets of Detroit. This is the purpose built street racer that gave Mopar its winning street exposure and credibility.

The car is fully documented with everything from the original protecto-plate to the hand written diary of Tom Hoover that documents how the car was maintained. The car has all types of performance enhancements that were designed to make this the fastest car on the road. This included special carburetors, camshaft, Aluminum A990 Heads, Intake modifications, Hooker headers, Roller rocker arms, Special adjustable suspension and transmission modifications. They even specially ducted the cold air intakes from the sides of the grill by removing the parking lights and to keep it legal, they took a 1967 prototype Coronet bumper that had a provision for parking lights and installed it on the car. This was before the 67s were even out. There were changes made to the interior as well. This includes the addition of the lightweight A100 seats and brackets, removal of the back seat, addition of under dash gauges, addition of a low mounted tachometer (as not to be readily visible by onlookers or police), moved the battery to the trunk for better weight distribution and added a performance floor mounted shifter.

The car has been in the same ownership for the past 30 years. When the current owners rescued the car and began the restoration, they wanted to be certain that every detail was correct to the way Tom Hoover built it. They accomplished this by getting Tom Hoover himself to supervise the restoration! The result was outstanding.

Within the photographs is a fantastic article that chronicles the build and history of this amazing car. Its a “must read” for those who are enthusiastic about performance cars of this era.

1969 Dodge Daytona 426 HEMI

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  • EXCEPTIONAL 1969 Dodge Daytona 426 HEMI

  • 4 speed Manual Transmission

  • 19,437 Miles (Believed Original!)

  • Factory Track Pak with 3.54 Rear End

  • Hemi Orange High Imact Paint

  • Center Console with Bucket Seats

  • 1 of only 22 HEMI 4 speeds built for the US market!

  • Original Sheet Metal

  • Original Fender Tag

  • Original Broadcast Sheet

  • Super Rare Recalled Mag Wheels

  • Spectacular, Factory Correct, Rotisserie Restoration

  • Signed by Richard Petty