Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1936 Pierce Arrow 1602 Salon Twelve Convertible

2010 CCCA Senior Winner
One of Three examples built

The three “P”s of American automotive royalty were Pierce, Peerless and Packard.

Pierce was successful in the luxury car field, weathered the Depression, and survived until 1938.

This Pierce has had the advantage of a complete body off restoration.

The body was removed and totally restored by Leo Moser ofBuffalo, N.Y. ( home of Pierce Arrow). The magnificent original blue paint was applied by Manns Restorations toPebble Beach standards.

The engine was rebuilt by Eric Rosenau in California. All mechanical systems were rebuilt, including the starter, Startix switch, generator, distributor, dual carburetors, coils, water pump, fuel pump, fan, thermostat, exhaust system with four new mufflers, the braking system –from the vacuum booster to the shoes and drums. As they say-- no stone was left unturned in the restoratin. !!

This Pierce runs and drives as good as it looks.

1923 Ford T Snowmobile

1923 Ford Model T Snowmobile
This original Virgil White Snowmobile is truly amazing. It was sold new in New Hampshire and remained there until 2011
One of only 75 produced in 1923 and the last year White actively marketed the vehicle called the “Snowmobile.” Typical customers were doctors and rural mail carriers.
Note the dealers tag on the dash and the plaques on the skis.
This “T” is considered one of the most original Virgil White vehicles in existence. The top, seat, and paint are original. It is equipped with the road wheels, original skis, and metal tracks. Judging from the wear on the tracks, this “T” has not had much use in its time
The “T” runs well and could be used as intended —or it would make a great display !!!

Mercedes SSKL

#7 of only 18 SSKL bronzes sculptured by Paul Nesse. It depicts the winning SSKL at the Mille Miglia in 1931--driven by Vincitore. It is in superb condition and comes with a custom shipping crate.
The sculpture rotates on a turntable for 360 degrees display. They have been out of production for years. I acquired it from a well known collectors estate. Priced below market at $10,500.-- including DELIVERY anywhere in the USA. by motor freight. (Original price $18,000.)

1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Riviera Town Car

Chassis # 390XH The Silver Shost Riviera Towncar is one of the most opulent Rolls ever built. The Riviera design was considered the opitome of Brewster coachwork.
Fine carriage lamps are mounted behind the mahognany trimmed chauffeur's compartment that is upholstered in black leather. The passenger compartment is uplholstered in black/gray cloth and embellished with an elaborate petit-point desing. The chauffers seat is original leather and in great condition. It shows dull in the pictures, however, is black in a real viewing. The hardware is gold-plated Gorham and the wood garnish moldings are inlaid in a floral marquestry pattern of rare woods handcrafted in Venice, Italy by order of the original owner.
Although restored in the 1970's the Rolls still presents extremely well.
The entire motor was dismantled in 2011 and restored to perfection by a marque expert. The Rolls is now ready to be enjoyed again on the road and Show field. It won first prize awards in the 1970's at many shows with its 100 point restoration. Please schedule a visit to inspect this masterpiece.

1956 Jaguar Mark VI

This is an amazing Mark VI Sedan. It was delivered to the US market and sold new as you see it. The original owner kept this Jaguar and all correspondence with Jaguar, plus all service invoices for over 40 years. It is equipped with an automatic transimission, factory sunroof, original radio, original leather, one bare-body repaint in fantastic condition. Seat belts were added front and rear for safe touring. The wood is excellent and the body is truly rust free. Drives great. I have added undercarriage pictures to show the frame area. Priced at $35,500. for fast sale

1958 Bentley S 1

One of 2 Freestone and Webb bodies known to receive design #3171A on a Bentley. Known history from new.
It received a complete mechanical and body restortion in 2004. Records showing over $100,000 was spent on the car. Total miles 62,000 from new. The two tone blue is a Bentley original and was featured in Bentley sales literature. Equipped with power steering, automatic transmission and dual air conditioning. The original tools and owners handbooks are with the Bentley. It is in top touring condition and ready to be shown and recently won 1st place in a West Coast RR Meet.

1949 Cadillac Coupe d Ville

Just arrived in trade on a Classic by a prominent collector. This Series 62 two door hardtop is as good as they get.
Beautifully restored California car finished in Dartmouth green with new tan leather interior. Ready to Show or tour anywhere. It is factory equipped with power windows, power seat and a push button radio. I installed 5 new radial wide whites to finish the presentation. The detailed engine would show well at any Concours. In fact, this Cadillac was an award winner at the 2007Cadillac LaSalle National Meet and has been driven lightly over the last 4 years. Priced to sell quickly

1925 Isotta Fraschini 8AS

The Tipo 8 was built to be one of the worlds finest cars, and developed a splendid reputation. It was the first quantity production straight-eight in the world and sold well in North America. The block, in light-alloy sported a nine-bearing light-alloy crankcase as well. They were truly built without regrard to cost. At 5,902 cc( 6 litres) , it developed 80hp at 2200 rpm's.
This particular Corsica bodied Speedster has a facinating history. It was owned by an English family that wintered in South Africa. In the early thirties, the owner decided to have the Isotta rebodied with a Corsica boatailed two-seater as documented in Automotive Quarterly. It remained near Umhlanga Rock, Natal until 1949 when it was purchased by two brothers, one an engineer. After enjoying it for several years, the brothers decided to dismantle the mighty Isotta for restoration. All parts were labeled and packed in crates-- and would remain that way for 30 years.
In 1985 , after 5 years of restoration, the Isotta was once again on the road in South Africa. As you would expect, the engineer did a magnificant job with the restoration. The chassis and motor remain perfect, however the older laquer paint needed to be refinished. The body is now off the chassis and is being refinished by a Pebble Beach restorer. There is extensive documentation with the car including original letters dating back to 1951 further documenting the history. - Call for more details

1953 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

Production started in 1950 after a chance meeting of Donald Healey and Nash’s George Mason. The original car was steel, body by Panelcraft of England, chassis by Healey and engine by Nash. By 1952 the body was restyled by Pinn Farina and the chassis was special built by Healey. Nash upgraded the engine to develop 140 hp with its “LeMans Jetfire” overhead-valve inline six cylinder, dual carburetor creation. In 1953, with a longer wheelbase (108 inches), a coupe body was fashioned for the all aluminum main body. A tachometer, leather upholstery, and rear quarter windows made the Healey a true GT car rivaling Europe’s best. This Nash Healey was restored from an excellent original car and has been part of a private collection.

1941 Cadillac Convertible Sedan

In my opinion, the ’41 Cadillac is the ultimate tour car. It has plenty of power with its 346 cid L-head V-8 mated to a smooth 3 speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs. In addition, it is equipped with hydraulic drum brakes. The 126 inch wheelbase makes the ride smooth and firm. This ’41 has had a charmed life. It was part of the Lindburg family collection for the last 55 years. The Lindburg family was the Cadillac Distributor for the Midwest and operated three Cadillac Agencies in St. Louis, Missouri for decades. Now out of long time storage, the Cadillac is ready again hit the road. The maroon paint is excellent as well as the tan leather interior. The canvas top shows wear, however, very useable. The Cadillac is sitting on brand new period radial whitewall tires. Come drive it—you will want it in your collection.

1927 Minerva AFS Roadster

Just arrived from Europe – This amazing 150 inch wheelbase Roadster was built by Minerva in Belguim with a custom D’Ieteren freies body. The Minerva is very much original. D’Ieteren also built many bodies for Porsche. It is powered by a 6 litre 6 cylinder engine and moves along quite nicely. Note the huge attached truck for touring and the rumble seat . This particular car has been pictured in historic books on Minerva by Felippe Boval. As you can see, the seats are quite worn and the paint has crazing issues. It can be shown as is--- or restored to its original glory.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

The lavish design of the Brougham exceeded expections of the buying public. Its four door pillarless hardtop design, pedestal mounted seats and stainless steel roof made quite a statement. It was the pinnacle of design for the 50's. All were loaded with options such as, air condtioning, automatic headlight dimmers, memory seating, power side and vent windows, power locks and an automatic "lock down" for the trunk. The glove box has a full vanity set for the ladies and a set of shot glasses!! A total of only 400 were built for General Motors.Restored in 2006, this Brougham is finished as original in Chamonix White(code 112) with Black and White leather(trim 958). This every nut and bolt restoration is truly magnificant. All of the mechanicals have also been renewed and the A/C even blows ice cold. The original sabre wheels are now restored and on the Cadillac. Ready to enjoy or show.

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon

I purchased this Nomad 4 years ago to re-live High School Days. We used it as a prop at our 50th High School Reunion!!! In fact, my family had the identicial model and color Nomad in the day.
It is a very solid car that runs and drives great-- of course V-8 Chevrolet power as it was delivered. The only mechanical problem was the transmission-- it is now rebuilt.
The interior, carpteting, dash, roof chrome, cargo stainless, and exterior chrome is superb. The only down side is the paint. It has begun to check. I assume the primer has shrunk!!
At any rate, I no longer need the Nomad and it does not fit my collection. This is an honest Nomard that has not been modified!! An interesting trade would be considered.

1958 AC Bristol Roadster

BEX 329 Engine # 100D 682 This fantastic original AC Bristol belonged to a longtime friend and fellow racer the late Bob Fergus of Ohio. Every car Bob owned was maintained by his own race shop and could always be relied on for any use. The AC was strictly a tour car and was kept immaculate. Note the original leather interior!!! I recently had the body stripped and repainted as original. The top and side curtains are also in excellent condition. If you are looking for a “no stories” honest car – this is it. By the way, the AC has been driven on TWO one thousand runs of the Colorado 1000. This is a must see to appreciate.

1937 Rolls Royce P III Sedanca de Ville

Vin: 3CM61 Engine V-12 #R98L This magnificent Rolls was produced on Sept. 22, 1937 by Rolls Royce and Park Ward Body Works. It was one of only two built. The sister car (3CP192) was shown at the London Motor Show that year. Although very formal, yet quite sporty, the body design had a raked windscreen and flowing fenders with sculptured rear spats. It was accented with applied cane work matching the quilted bleached maple interior wood accents and cabinetry. When completed, the Rolls was sold to J.D. Clarke of London and retained until 1947. It stayed in London over the next 30 years with several owners. In 1978, the Rolls was sold to Tom Barrett of Scottsdale, Arizona and then acquired by the Blackhawk Museum for display. The Rolls has always been well maintained and the restoration done by Blackhawk is a testament to the quality of this great Sedanca de Ville. Truly ready to show or tour in style !!!Post Options