Thursday, November 16, 2017

1936 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe from Robert Pass Classic Cars




1936  Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe
COMING SOON: Wonderful genuine 1936 Packard SU 8 Convertible Coupe ready to enjoy. Only 1500 Super Eights were built in 1936. Important to note that 1936 was the last year for the 385 cubic inch straight eight engine, as the smaller 325 cubic inch engine replaced it in 1937. Many styling changes including the 5 degree "tilted" back radiator shell added more style to the beautiful bodies offered. This Packard has a known history from NEW!!! Documented History: 1936 Packard 1404 Super-8 Convertible Coupe Roadster -- Vehicle ID# 14th 959-239 Sold new in Calgary, Alberta to Mr. Jack Baxter. He paid $5000 Canadian for the new Packard. He sold the car to Jim Brewster (Tour bus operator) several years later. It stayed in Canada with Murray Gamon next and shipped to Barph, Alberta where it stayed for many years. Murray shipped the Packard to Custom Auto in Santa Ana, California in 1966-67 for restortion. Completed, he drove it back to Victoria, B.C. to the classic Car museum in 1971. in 1991 it was sold to Gordon Levitt of Vancouver, B.C. It finally went to Seattle, Washington in 1997 and remained in a private collection until 2013. The collector passed away in 2013 and I purchased the Packard in the restored condition as it is presented today. This is one of the best SOLID Packards I have ever driven. It is amazing AND includes a 2 speed rear end for highway crusing.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider




1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider - This 1962 was one of the last 2000’s built with a minor change of the two functional hood scoops. Luckily Alfa did not change the split front bumper configuration that gives the car a great look.

1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider This 1962 was one of the last 2000’s built with a minor change of the two functional hood scoops. Luckily Alfa did not change the split front bumper configuration that gives the car a great look. In addition, side vent windows were not added to the interim model change. These last cars were built in 1961, however were titled as 1962 models when sold. This particular California car is truly rust free top to bottom as the pictures show. The five speed transmission is mated to the very reliable and strong 2000 liter 4 cylinder motor for wonderful highway cruising. It drives and shifts perfectly through all 5 gears. Alfa Romeo designed the 2000 for just that purpose, as it was heavier than the smaller Giulia models. Finished in Alfa red with red and black leather interior, it makes a great statement. Seat belts have been added front and rear (for the little ones). These Alfas are skyrocketing in value and are excellent investment grade sports cars. In fact, when you look at the body, one thinks of the Maserati 3500 –which is valued at over 3 times the price of the Alfa. Buy at $92,500.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III




1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III 1959 was a significant year for this marque. The DB 2/4 Coupe sported the newly designed grille that would forever be associated with James Bond. In fact, Bond drove a Mark III in the movie Goldfinger !! . The DB 2/4, descriptive of the occasional rear seating (found below a folding panel), added much needed storage room and seating for tiny children as well. This Aston has benefited from an excellent restoration on a California rust free car. The undercarriage is tidy and shows no signs of rust problems associated with many cars. Although it was painted several years ago, the black paint and laser straight panels are excellent. All of the chrome is like new as well as the chrome wire wheels. Red leather compliments the interior and has very few signs of use. An Aston Martin six-cylinder engine and transmission are available with the car, however it has been replaced with a much more powerful and user friendly engine and mated to a 5 speed transmission. It is a performance Chevy 350 V8 with four bolt mains, Edelbrock performance camshaft and intake package. That includes an Edelbrock 750 CFM Avenger carburetor, and freshly built 1968 DZ302 cylinder heads (Z28 heads) The powerplant idles smoothly and performs as it should!! The engine and transmission fit perfectly on the existing chassis. Only 83 LHD DB 2/4 III's were built out of the total of 462 cars. This Aston can be totally enjoyed as is or have the 6 cylinder engine and transmission rebuilt for a future transplant if desired. $250,000.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8


1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 Tourer by LeBaron Isotta Fraschini was known for the production of cars which were among the most luxurious and prestigious ever built. The company was founded in 1900 by Cesare Isotta, Vincenzo Oreste and Antonio Fraschini. They were among the early pioneers of the overhead camshaft engine, designed by Giustino Cattaneo. Isotta Fraschini introduced the Tipo 8 in 1919 at the Paris Salon. It was the first production automobile to be powered by a straight -8 engine. Of the estimated 400-600 Tipo 8 chassis built, number 489 with engine 500 is one of only 20 surviving Tipo 8 Isottas with LeBaron coachwork. By 1924, the final year of production for the Tip 8, Isotta had become one of the most prestigious marques in the world.

 Known as the Italian Duesenberg, owners included Rudolph Valentino, boxer Jack Dempsey, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and even His holiness , the Pope. Ownership of this car in the U.S. was traced back to George Piperno/NY, William Pollack/PA, Al Rodway Museum/OH, Walter Wimer/PA and Laverne Johnson/ MI ( over 40 years). The combined total of the above owners spanned over 60 years. In 2000 Clark Patton of Michigan performed a mechanical restoration which included an engine rebuild. Further work was performed by Brian Joseph Restorations in Michigan in 2014, including a clutch, replacing the transmission pilot bearing, cleaning and adjusting the clutch spines, inspecting the brakes and installing new tires for safe touring.

The Tipo 8 is a myth in the automobile world in that it only produced rolling chassis. They never built bodies. All customer orders were sent to body craftsmen of their choosing. Therefore, each car had its own history and personality. Seriously affected by the economic crisis of the 1930’s and by the disruption of WW II, Isotta stopped manufacturing in 1949. Specifications follow: 5.9 litre massive overhead cam shaft 80 hp. 360 cu.inch engine. Inline 8 cylinders, 3 speed transmission, Vacuum servo-assisted Dewandre drum brakes, TOP SPEED: 90 MPH List price of chassis only: $10,000. This is a great find for a serious collector. Trades gladly accepted.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8


1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 Tourer by LeBaron Isotta Fraschini was known for the production of cars which were among the most luxurious and prestigious ever built. The company was founded in 1900 by Cesare Isotta, Vincenzo Oreste and Antonio Fraschini. They were among the early pioneers of the overhead camshaft engine, designed by Giustino Cattaneo. Isotta Fraschini introduced the Tipo 8 in 1919 at the Paris Salon. It was the first production automobile to be powered by a straight -8 engine. Of the estimated 400-600 Tipo 8 chassis built, number 489 with engine 500 is one of only 20 surviving Tipo 8 Isottas with LeBaron coachwork. By 1924, the final year of production for the Tip 8, Isotta had become one of the most prestigious marques in the world.

Known as the Italian Duesenberg, owners included Rudolph Valentino, boxer Jack Dempsey, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and even His holiness , the Pope. Ownership of this car in the U.S. was traced back to George Piperno/NY, William Pollack/PA, Al Rodway Museum/OH, Walter Wimer/PA and Laverne Johnson/ MI ( over 40 years). The combined total of the above owners spanned over 60 years.

In 2000 Clark Patton of Michigan performed a mechanical restoration which included an engine rebuild. Further work was performed by Brian Joseph Restorations in Michigan in 2014, including a clutch, replacing the transmission pilot bearing, cleaning and adjusting the clutch spines, inspecting the brakes and installing new tires for safe touring. The Tipo 8 is a myth in the automobile world in that it only produced rolling chassis. They never built bodies. All customer orders were sent to body craftsmen of their choosing. Therefore, each car had its own history and personality. Seriously affected by the economic crisis of the 1930’s and by the disruption of WW II, Isotta stopped manufacturing in 1949. Specifications follow: 5.9 litre massive overhead cam shaft 80 hp. 360 cu.inch engine. Inline 8 cylinders, 3 speed transmission, Vacuum servo-assisted Dewandre drum brakes, TOP SPEED: 90 MPH List price of chassis only: $10,000.

This is a great find for a serious collector. Trades gladly accepted.

http://www.robertpass.com/inventory_details.asp?InventoryNum=1173

Friday, March 31, 2017

1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III

 

1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III 1958 was a significant year for this marque. The DB 2/4 Coupe sported the newly designed grille that would forever be associated with James Bond. In fact, Bond drove a Mark III in the movie Goldfinger !! . The DB 2/4, descriptive of the occasional rear seating (found below a folding panel), added much needed storage room and seating for tiny children as well. This Aston has benefited from an excellent restoration on a California rust free car. The undercarriage is tidy and shows no signs of rust problems associated with many cars. Although it was painted several years ago, the black paint and laser straight panels are excellent. All of the chrome is like new as well as the chrome wire wheels. Red leather compliments the interior and has very few signs of use. An Aston Martin six-cylinder engine and transmission are available with the car, however it has been replaced with a much more powerful and user friendly engine and mated to a 5 speed transmission. It is a performance Chevy 350 V8 with four bolt mains, Edelbrock performance camshaft and intake package. That includes an Edelbrock 750 CFM Avenger carburetor, and freshly built 1968 DZ302 cylinder heads (Z28 heads) The powerplant idles smoothly and performs as it should!! The engine and transmission fit perfectly on the existing chassis. Only 83 LHD DB 2/4 III's were built out of the total of 462 cars. This Aston can be totally enjoyed as is or have the 6 cylinder engine and transmission rebuilt for a future transplant if desired.

http://www.robertpass.com/inventory_details.asp?InventoryNum=1196

Friday, March 17, 2017