Friday, February 24, 2012

1914 White Thirty Roadster

1914 White Thirty Roadster

The White steam cars were catalogued until 1911, after which their entire production were changed to internal combustion engines beginning in 1910. Their engines had four-cylinders in L-head monoblock design with the cylinders cast in pairs. They were mated to a four-speed gearbox with an overdrive top ratio.
This car has a very innovative piece of technology that was very convenient during its day. It has an 18-volt starter/generator that serves as a self-starter and then automatically converts to a generator to recharge the batteries when the speed of the engine increases.

The car can cruise comfortably at speed of 50 mph. If a flat tire occurs or if they need more air, there is a gearbox-driven compressor used to inflate the Non-Skid tires on the road. Also having dual rear spares, windshield spotlight, Stewart speedometer, tool box and a intregal trunk.
This White is also ready for touring or a Sunday afternoon drive. It keeps up with modern day traffic along with excellent braking capabilities. Odds are you won’t see another on the road or at a car show. This roadster is as beautiful as it is unique!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

1912 Ford Model-T Speedster

For those first owners who wanted excitement and sporting fun in 1912, a Model T Ford was an easy conversion to a Speedster, much as the case with many cars of the period. Driving a Model T is always an experience, but the added wind-in-the-face Speedster brings more smiles per mile than many faster, but also more complicated classics.

The 1912 Ford Model T Speedster presented here is an older restoration of a great example of a brass Ford speedster. The car runs and drives well and would give many more years of enjoyment and entertainment to its new owner. The car presents itself very well but does have some paint flaws and imperfections as seen in the photos.
The car is equipped with matching E&J Headlights, E&J Cowl Lights and a E&J Taillight. Brass motometer and Brass Hub Caps with complimenting Brass Center Caps. Car was updated with a Starter and Distributor for easy starting. A dropped front axle gives the car a low slung look. This car is titled as a 1912 Ford but has been restored and assembled using later and reproduction Model-T Ford parts.

Friday, February 17, 2012

1930 Packard 745 Waterhouse Convertible Victoria

106hp 385 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine with four-speed transmission, Bijur chassis lubrication, leaf spring solid front axle, leaf spring live rear axle and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145″

During the era of coachbuilt automobiles, Packard was the undisputed leader, selling more cars than all other fine car brands combined. No other manufacturer since has enjoyed such a commanding lead. Heads of state and captains of industry alike chose Packards for their personal transportation.

Many consider the 745 to represent the ultimate Packard from this period. Its long wheelbase (145 inches) provided the ultimate platform for the custom coachbuilders of the era to create what many consider to be their finest designs. For the 1931 845 chassis, Packard moved the cowl ahead, creating more body space, but shortening the hood by five inches. As a result, the long hood of the 745 series is highly prized by collectors today.
Additionally, the seventh series introduced the flowing fender line that has since come to characterize the classic era. Unlike the earlier cars, the line from the crown of the fender to the running board creates a single, beautiful, sweeping arc.

Most Packards were production cars – well built, luxurious, smooth, and quiet. Even these were frighteningly expensive, selling for the price of a very nice house. Most Packard buyers could well afford a comfortable, closed car. Consequently, the sportier open bodies are far rarer today – and coachbuilt ones are the rarest and most desirable of all.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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 !!! Interesting trades always considered.

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon

I purchased this Nomad 5 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 paint was ok but not to my standards. The Nomad was stripped of paint and chrome When the chrome was removed, I was amazed how perfect the body was under the chrome. They was NO rust at all. It now carries a new fresh finish that would satisfy any collector

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 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.

1927 Minerva AFS Roadster

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. Interesting trades always considered.

1941 Cadillac Convertible Sedan

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. All chrome including the pot metal side vents and grille was excellent.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.

1953 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

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.

1925 Isotta Fraschini 8AS

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

1949 Cadillac Coupe d Ville

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 $65,000.00 Interesting trades always considered.

1956 Jaguar Mark VI

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.

1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Riviera Town Car

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.

1913 Peerless 48

1913 Peerless 48 FINALLY DONE AND READY TO SHOW. This amazing huge Roadster has a great storied past.
This massive Peerless is powered by a 49.6 hp, 577.5 cu. In. T-head six cylinder engine. The wheelbase is a staggering 137 inches long. This particular Peerless was actually used as a power source by the La Jolla Mining Company after its usefulness as an automobile was no longer needed. It was driven to the mining operation over 90 years ago and destined to be a workhorse for the miners.
In 1965, the great Peerless was discovered by a helicopter pilot and friend of a Peerless Collector. The entire story of the retrieval of the remains is described in a great story by the collector in 1966 after a huge helicopter and a team of 14 people retrieved the find. (see picutre)
The story, in the HCC Gazette is fascinating to read. Dubbed “The old man of the Mountain” the first restoration was 90 percent finished 15 years later. After completion, the Peerless was shown at Pebble Beach in 1984. It was then placed on long term display in a small mining museum until 2008.

It is now totally restored and ready for the Show field again.

1931 Packard 840 Covertible Coupe

1931 Packard 840 Covertible Coupe This Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe was delivered new by the renowned Earl C. Anthony distributorship in Los Angeles. It is believed to have been on the West Coast for most of its life. Restored by Hal Orchard of Santa Ana, California, its engine was rebuilt in the mid-1980s by Eric Rosenau, an engineer respected for excellent work over more than 50 years. During
the restoration, the rear axle was fitted with 3.54:1 gears to facilitate modern traffic and long-distance touring.

Tastefully painted in light and dark grey, the car is accented by red wire wheels, dual side-mounts and whitewall tires. The black leather interior coordinates nicely with the exterior motif, further set off by handsome burl wood-grain on the dashboard and window trim. Directional signals have been discreetly fitted for safety on the road.

Recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, this Packard is eligible for all club activities and CARavan tours. A nice example of the “pure” 1931 Series 840, prior to the mid-year facelift, it will also be in demand for concours d’elegance and events of all kinds.

1936 Ford V-8 Deluxe Phaeton

One Owner fro 74 Years

Documentation from New

Desirable Phaeton Body Style

Initially purchased in 1937 by a wealthy family in Lake Forest, Illinois, this car was acquired for the family’s caretaker, who used it to drive the children to school and recreational activities such as beach outings. As the family bought a new car every year for this purpose, the Ford was traded back to the local dealer just one year after its initial purchase.

On November 30, 1938, this delightful Phaeton found a more permanent home when it was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Emmert. Dubbed “Claudia” in honor of Mrs. Emmert’s hairdresser, this car became a prized possession of the Emmert family that has remained with them until recently. Spending most of those 74 years garaged at the Emmerts’ lake home in Door County, Wisconsin, this Phaeton has been largely preserved with only a few notable exceptions. In 1962, new seat covers were installed, but the original upholstery remains underneath for the buyer who might wish to restore the car even more faithfully. In 1980, the engine and transmission were treated to a rebuild by B.S. “Wizzy” Wisniewski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a onetime local legend in the field of American automobile restoration. During the same year, the car received a quality repaint in its original color.

Other than these few sympathetic restoration measures, this Deluxe Phaeton remains a faithfully preserved example of Ford’s classic open-air cruiser. Regularly exercised, the car is reported by the consignor to operate and drive with as-new driving characteristics and its 32-year-old cosmetic restoration has nicely mellowed to display a warm patina. Accompanied by its original side curtains and a lifetime of record keeping, including the original 1938 purchase contract, 1938 title, and a maintenance file that stretches over 74 years, this Ford is a benchmark example and its comprehensive documentation is matched only by its select ownership and remarkable originality

1968 McLaren M6B

Freshly restored from 2009-2011 by SascoSports to original. Tub completely disassembled and re-conditioned by Palliden Engineering. New SRE 410 all aluminum engine. New body. All mechanical components freshened. Successfully raced at Monterey Historics August 2011. Cover of Victory Lane Magazine November 2011. An opportunity to own a significant piece of documented Mclaren history. History: Chassis number 50-06 of 15 M6B's built by Trojan in 1968. This car was bought by Auto Delta as a roller, and used as the test bed for the Alfa T33 engine program. Imported to US by Joel Finn in 1976 and sold to Charlie Gibson before it even hit the shore. Charlie and Dave Handy are the second owners and the only ones to ever race this M6B. A consistent winner and beater of the big blocks! Performance Data: Class: Group 7, Weight: 1700 lbs Engine: Engine Builder: Savannah Race Engineering, Manufacturer: Chevy, Type: Small Block, Displacement: 410 cu in, Horsepower: 650, Torque: 55, Induction: Lucas Fuel Inj, Heads: AFR aluminum, 23 deg, Block: World Parts, Aluminum, Main Caps: Steel, Crankshaft: steel, Connecting Rods: steel, Clutch: triple disk, Pressure Plate: Tilton, Exhaust: custom, Total Time: 2 hours, Races: 2 Fuel System: Fuel Cell, Capacity: 20 gal, Fuel Type: 110 oct leaded Oil/Water System, Radiator: Aluminum, Water Rad Location: front, Oil Cooler Location: rear Electrical System: Ignition: MSD Crank trigger Transmission: Hewland DG 300 5 speed Body: Construction: New Fiberglass Chassis: Type: monoque, Builder: Trojan, Material: aluminum/ steel bulkheads, Condition: perfect, Shocks: Koni, Brakes: AP 4 piston Interior: Original Spares: Original wheels, assorted gears, original oil tank

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Beautifully finished in a factory-specified, two-tone color combination of Sierra Gold with Adobe Beige trim, the appearance of this striking Chevrolet is complemented by an interior of copper pattern cloth and beige vinyl. It is a top-of-the-line, sought-after Bel Air and, in addition to carrying a 265 cid “small-block” V-8 engine with high-performance cylinder heads and factory dual-quad carburetion, the car presents as an exceptionally well-equipped example, featuring the optional Powerglide transmission, power steering, full chrome wheel covers, “wide whitewall” tires, chromed dual exhaust extensions and a “continental kit” spare tire package mounted on the trunk.

Given its fine condition and overall desirability, it would be difficult to find another Chevrolet Bel Air of this caliber. With no known show history, it should be eligible for tours, concours or meets, and would make a wonderful driver for long Summer weekends.