Thursday, January 29, 2015

1940 Chrysler Windsor

1940 Chrysler Windsor Convertible AACA NATIONAL WINNER AACA SENIOR WINNER Nat’l Chrysler BEST OF SHOW The restoration was completed in 1996 and remains a Concours worthy entry at any Show. Finished in Burgandy with contrasting tan hartz cloth top, and finished with burgundy leather though out the interior, this is one RARE and stunning Chrysler-- with the top or down= “it is a looker”. Equipped with the smooth and quiet straight 6 cylinder motor and and manual transmission including a rare overdrive unit, driving is a pleasure. Other options include a power top, over rider bumper guards, hubcaps with beauty rings, an original MoPar spotlight and fender skirts. The really cool option is the pair of vent windwings. Priced below the cost of restoration at $67,500.00

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1939 Bentley 16 Cylinder Royale

1939 Bentley 16 Cylinder Royale In the words of its creator, master automobile conceptualist Gary Wales, this 1939 Bentley Royale is: “Everything in Excess, Nothing in Moderation.” Roll-Royce and Bentley built automobiles of legendary strength and toughness. More than a few R-R and Bentley chassis were repurposed with immense engines and scanty bodies. Powered by surplus aircraft Merlin V12s and similar excess, they were called Speedcars, and they were all of that, thundering examples of the concept, “When it comes to horsepower, too much is just right.” Even among those fire-breathing monsters, though, Gary Wales’ creation of the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is an order of magnitude better. Based on Rolls-Royce and Bentley components from the Silver Ghost through the ’90, its coachwork is developed from an original Sedanca deVille body commissioned by airman and auto racer Whitney Straight, The frame is a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The Bentley Royale’s engine is a masterful construction consisting of two Rolls-Royce Phantom IV 5.75-Liter overhead valve Inline eight cylinder blocks with crankshafts geared together on a common crankcase, a design akin to Ettore Bugatti’s H-16 aircraft engine. Constructed by Gary Wales with mechanical assembly by Andres Aranda, the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is a masterpiece. A modern Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, it has all the irrational thrills of nearly unlimited power that shakes the road and everything around it, wrapped in meticulously formed, finished and trimmed coachwork. Vastly powerful but elegantly and comfortably bodied, the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is on-of-a-kind, a statement of Rolls-Royce Speedcar heritage and the Rolls-Royce and Bentley tradition of style, comfort and luxury. Power Rack & Pinion Bentley T2 Steering 45 Different Dashboard Instruments and Switches Carl Zeiss Headlamps. 5 Speed Rolls-Royce Experimental Gearbox 4” Exhaust with cutouts and Merlin-Style Manifolds. Elaborate, Luxurious Interior Wood and Leather Appointments. Elephant-Hide Roof Covering. Front Disc Brakes.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1932 Auburn Custom 12

1932 Auburn Custom 12 1932 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton The 12 cylinder Auburn, although in production for only 3 years, was one of the great American cars of the era. The George Kublin designed L-head V-12 is a sensational engine. It produces 160 horsepower from 391 cubic inches. In addition, the Dual-ratio rear axle was standard on Custom models and allowed the Auburn to be driven easily at highway speeds or in the lower ratio for city driving. Young Alan Leamy designed this sleek Convertible Phaeton as well as the other Auburn models. It remains one of the most beautiful designs to come out of the ACD group. Not only is it sleek with the top up or down, the windshield folds down like many sports cars. This Auburn has received a Pebble Beach restoration and was shown in 2009. In 2014 it won First Place honors at the Des Moines Concours. The Salon trim adds elegance to the car. This nut and bolt restoration included all mechanical components. It remains a stunning show car as well as an amazing road car and is effortless to drive, shifts like butter and stops easily.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

1962 Austin Healey BN7

1962 Austin Healey BN7 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MK II BN7 Roadster BN7L 14004 BMIHT Heritage Trust Certificate on file (registered for over 25 years with the Trust) Restored to exact standards and colors as new (Ivory white with red interior) Most of the parts were sourced in England. BODY OFF – every nut and bolt restoration- driven 500 miles since restoration Please note the last picture showing my addition of badges an Lucas road lights. This Healey has only traveled 500 mile since restoratio.n It drives better than new. It is the best Healey I has ever drvien. PERIOD !! One of only 355 BN7 two-seater , tri-carb cars built. (April 1961-March 1962 (last of the two-seaters built Only about 175 survive according to Austin Healey historians Complete with top, side curtains and tonneau cover. This restoration is over the top!! $95,000.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

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1941 Cadillsc 62 Convertible Sedan 1941 Cadillac Convertible Sedan In my opinion, the 1941 Cadillac is the ultimate tour car for CCCA Events. It has plenty of power with its 346 cid L-head V-8 engine mated to a smooth 3 speed manual transmission. The independent front suspension with coil springs, plus the rear semi-eliptic leaf springs riding on a 126 inch wheelbase, supply a smooth and stable ride. This particular Cadillac has been in my hometown (St. Louis) since new. It was owned by the Lindburg family for over 50 years. I remember seeing it in their Cadillac Showroom in the 1960’s. I purchased the Cadillac almost 8 years ago and have enjoyed it on many great outings. Notice that radio pre-set radio stations are all St. Louis stations—some still in business. The maroon paint was in fantastic condition –it was applied at Lindburg Cadillac back in the ‘60s. The tan leather is also in great condition. I replaced the black hartz cloth top in 2013 as well as adding new wide white radial tires for safe driving. Come drive it and you will agree. Trades welcome

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1913 Peerless 48

1913 Peerless 48 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.

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