- This car is the ultimate Model J Duesenberg, one of only two SSJs built
- Special short-wheelbase chassis and supercharged twin-carb engine
- Sporting open coachwork designed by J. Herbert Newport Jr.
- Originally delivered to Hollywood legend Gary Cooper
- The car is in unrestored condition. It retains the original chassis, engine and bodywork.
- Just two owners — Briggs Cunningham and Miles Collier — since 1949
By 1906 there were a number of struggles between entrepreneur Henry Ford and his board — the sort that are so frequent with “start-ups” and particularly in the early days of the motorcar industry.
The battle raged between directors Malcomson and Gray, who were for building a car to satisfy their perception of a growing luxury market, countered by Ford with his own vision for his business.
The Model K in concept mirrored and/or pre-empted the era of Six-Cylinderism, as Read More
By the early 1950s, Cadillac had finally displaced cross-town rival Packard at the summit of the American fine car market.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cadillac and its General Motors corporate parent, the Motorama-inspired Eldorado crowned its model range for 1953.
Equipped with Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331-ci V8, the Eldorado was offered only one way — fully loaded. A 1953 Cadillac sales brochure declared the Eldorado as having been “dramatically styled by Fleetwood to capture the heart of all Read More
- 289-ci V8 engine with mild cam
- Column-shift manual transmission with four-wheel drive
- Professional body-off restoration
- Correct paint and interior per Marti Report
- Ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds
The 1959 DeSoto Adventurer convertible was powered by a high-performance 383-ci V8 engine offering 350 horsepower with dual Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors in tandem.
The car has a push-button-operated TorqueFlite automatic transmission. This Adventurer has a dizzying array of features, including power brakes; power steering; power windows; a power-operated, swiveling driver’s bucket seat; and a power-operated convertible top.
An AM radio, clock, padded dash and unique Adventurer-specific upholstery round out the interior package. The exterior is complemented by a set Read More
Presented in as-found cosmetic condition, the dust and patina of long-term static storage remain, visually conveying its nearly 30-year slumber. This 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra retains many features that are often lost to time or restoration. These include the remains of the warning sticker on the speedometer, its Beclawat windshield badge and its fuse-box covers. The chassis number is hand-etched on its Shelby American foot-box tag and remains on the hood and trunk latches and the transmission tunnel.
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This Ford Mustang is very special thanks to its finish and history. It was made especially for Henry Ford II, as confirmed by a certificate from Ford France, dated January 3, 1991, which states: “The Ford Mustang serial number 6F08K285715 was the vehicle commissioned by Ford for Henry Ford II during his stays in France. It benefited from a special finish, paint and leather upholstery. This Ford Mustang also served as the course-opening car for the 24 Hours of Le Read More
- One of only 10 genuine Cheetahs in the United States
- Original Bill Thomas 377-ci Rochester fuel-injected engine
- BTM of Arizona-certified and restored to museum quality
- Known as “The Cobra Killer” on and off the race track
- Period photos and restoration information available
- Used during the Allied liberation of Europe, most likely with the Polish forces
- Subsequently seconded to the French Army, which stationed it in French Guyana, South America, for decades
Brought back to France during the 1980s and sold to Belgian collector and Supreme Court Judge Mr. Louis Amerijckx, who stored it in the grounds of his chateau
- Acquired from Mr. Amerijckx by Ivo Rigter in 1987 and treated to a 2,500-hour, chassis-up restoration over the next 27 years
The 1936 Cadillac Series 90 convertible sedan was one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V16.
The original build sheet notes that it was shipped to New York City and then directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. The body was finished in wonderfully named Phantom Metallic, with Vincennes Red wire wheels with full discs, dual sidemounts with painted covers, a Master radio and gold Goddess mascot.
The significance of this V16 amongst its Read More