- The final example of 353 PF coupes built
- Equipped with factory disc brakes, overdrive and outside-plug engine
- Originally finished in attractive Blu Sera with Ivorio interior
- An ideal restoration candidate; retains matching-numbers engine per factory records
- Offered with important original sales documentation
The car offered here, chassis 006, is an early example of these limited-production coupes and is one of approximately 100 Zagato-bodied cars that were slated to be produced. Designed by the legendary Ercole Spada, the construction utilized hand-formed lightweight alloy coachwork over a tube-frame assembly. Its iconic “double-bubble” roofline is both distinctive and functional, providing extra headroom for taller drivers while incorporating air extractors to shed cabin heat during racing conditions.
This stunningly restored Sunbeam Tiger was built, according to its chassis number, in the early stages of the Mark I’s production. A tedious ground-up restoration was performed on this rust-free car with its original panels.
The new black bucket-seat interior includes a beautiful burled walnut dash with a full set of original gauges and factory wood-rim steering wheel. All chrome has been replated, including the dual racing mirrors, front and rear bumpers complete with bumperettes, gas cap, and the Read More
Many of the finest bespoke creations on Stutz chassis were produced at the Rollston Company of New York City, who, for three decades, was Manhattan’s most prestigious coachbuilder.
Rollston produced an astonishingly diverse portfolio of work, encompassing everything from fleet roadsters to massive town cars, which were all distinguished by exceptional build quality and were priced accordingly.
The Convertible Victoria design was originally developed in Europe in the early 1920s and subsequently popularized in the United States at Waterhouse.
The Read More
Ihad a friend who was cursed with the nickname “Swamp Gas.” Folks called him that because “swamp gas was the only explanation for something that weird.”
Which brings me to the Citroën 2CV.
Yup, that odd little French car that also answers to “deux chevaux.”
From the land of stinky cheese, the 2CV had a long, quirky life, being built in France from 1948 until 1988, with a couple of encore years of production in Portugal from 1988 to 1990.
In 1987, Ferrari celebrated their 40th anniversary, and to mark the occasion launched their most uncompromising road car ever — the twin-turbocharged, 471-bhp, 201-mph F40.
Developed by Michelotto, the F40 LM benefited from enlarged twin IHI turbocharger/intercooler units and advanced Weber-Marelli fuel injection, which increased power to over 700 bhp. A corresponding reduction in weight to just 1,050 kg resulted in predictably awesome performance, whilst the car also featured extensive chassis stiffening, race-specification transmission, uprated brakes and extensively modified bodywork.
Introduced in 1990, the 560SEC AMG was perhaps the most fabled of the “pre-merger” upgraded Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The car was powered with a 6.0-liter engine, producing twice the torque of the original 5.6-liter Mercedes-Benz engine.
Experts believe that only 50 or so of these pre-merger 560s exist — and one is on offer here. On file is paperwork from Japan proving its low mileage, and a full service in the U.K. in 2016.
When considering the greater Ferrari 275 GTB hierarchy, it is clear that chassis 08311 is truly one of the most desirable produced. Boasting aluminum coachwork and six Weber carburetors, 08311 was only the second GTB to be fitted with a torque tube.
In 1980, the car returned to Italy, where it was subsequently purchased by Luigi Compiano of Treviso, Italy, and remained in his vast car collection for nearly four decades.
The current owner had the car restored cosmetically and Read More
The automobile that we present today is just as we found it, belonging to Jan Willem Martens, and is just as we love to discover a car: in used, original condition.
The car runs well, with surprising acceleration. You can hear the superchargers whistling, communicating the personality and potential of this beast. You are behind the wheel of a real race car, built to adapt to circuits or road races such as the Mille Miglia.
The car has never been Read More