joi, 18 decembrie 2014

The Nethercutt Museum - World Of Classic Cars -


The Los Angeles area is a great place to be for automobile enthusiasts of all generations, with a number of great car museums, together with plentiful street sightings of rare and exotic modern machinery around Hollywood and Beverly Hills, on almost any day of the week.
One of the premier museums is the Nethercutt Museum and the companion Nethercutt Collection, about 30mins drive north of Los Angeles, a short distance off Interstate 5 in Sylmar, California. Both the Museum and the Collection are the result of a car collection built up by J.B. Nethercutt and his wife Dorothy, that started in 1956, when they bought a 1936 Duesenberg Convertible Roadster and a 1930 DuPont Town Car, both in need of total restoration, both of which are still part of the collection. From that point the collection grew and grew, and with a wish to share his passion with fellow enthusiasts, the museum was opened in 1971, with free entry to the public, and it has remained that way to this day, now in the custodianship of his son Jack with his wife Helen.
Nethercutt Museum

All the vehicles in the collection are fully operational and maintained that way by the museum’s own workshop, and despite the large number of vehicles, they try and run all of them at least once a year, even if it is only to drive across the concours lawn to pick up another prestigious award, of which the museum have many. Equally, any additions to the collection are fully restored in-house, whether it be mechanical, electrical, body, paint or upholstery.
The museum building is a sand coloured building, as befits its almost desert location in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, with a pair of impressive full height bow windows to its main frontage, providing a glimpse of what is inside. The similarly coloured Collection building is across the street, and is a much taller almost cube-like structure without windows, quite unprepossessing, apart from the enormous bronze entrance doors to the main salon car display area. The Collection building houses around 60 cars, and has a lower salon, which forms part of the guided tour, and features mainly cars from Jack Nethercutt’s motoring era.
The Nethercutt Museum

These range from a Vespa 400 “Jolly” Beach Car, through an eclectic mix of automobiles, including a Lincoln Mk V Continental “Lowrider” custom car to a Porsche 356A and a Ferrari 365 California, although the latter was away at the Ferrari 60th Anniversary in the USA event at the time of my visit. Staying with the guided tour, the next stop is the Grand Salon on the ground floor, which is decorated in breathtaking style, to resemble a late twenties/early thirties up-market sales showroom, with tiled floor, mirror panelled walls, marble columns, decorative ceiling and chandeliers. Within this splendid setting are displayed a superb array of pre-war automobiles, featuring names like Duesenberg, Maybach, Hispano Suiza, Minerva and an impressive pair of V12 Packards, to name but a few. The tour then takes visitors up a sweeping staircase at one end of the salon to the gallery overlooking the salon, where there are wide variety of historic artefacts, including cabinets full of bonnet mascots, including a large number of Lalique crystal ones, concours trophies, and the impressive solid silver “Spirit of The West” sculpture, that was specially crafted for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The tour then takes in another facet of the Nethercutt family’s collecting theme, mechanical musical instruments, with a wide variety of historically important items, including a theatre organ, which, along with other items, is demonstrated during the visit, and there is even a display cabinet filled with musical watches – mobile phone ring tones are nothing new!
The Nethercutt Museum

Returning across the street to the main museum building, where there are around 120 vehicles on display, mainly in orderly rows, plus a lot more memorabilia, one is left with a sense of awe at what has been seen and the magnificent presentation of everything, truly a family with great taste for beautiful things. Actually, J.B. Nethercutt once stated “The recognition and preservation of beauty has been a major focus of my life. It would suit me well if what people remembered me was, <<Where he went, he left beauty behind>>”. Although the main museum may not match the Collection building for opulence, it is certainly not shabby, with bright patterned carpeted floors throughout the car display areas, nice decor, good lighting and being in Southern California, the obligatory air conditioning. The entrance foyer display shows that not all the gems are in the collection building, with a Bugatti Type 51 Coupe rubbing shoulders with a Figoni & Falaschi bodied Talbot-Lago, whilst the bow window displays feature a Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet and a Duesenberg Convertible. The majority of cars in the collection are pre-war, and there are a number of examples of really obscure makes, some of which most of us have probably never heard of, like Dort, Graham, Lozier, Pope-Hartford and Stevens-Duryea to name but a few. There is also a broad selection of pre-and post-war Rolls Royce models, and more mainstream names like Cadillac, Chrysler, Ford, Lincoln etc. The post war variety is quite limited, but there are a few examples, including pair of Corvettes, a Mustang, a VW Beetle, a MG TC and what appears slightly out of place 1950 Mercury Custom Coupe.
The Nethercutt Museum

The biggest projects that the museum has undertaken, which have to stay outside, is the restoration of a 1937 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson Steam Locomotive, and the 1912 Pullman Railcar to which it is coupled. The latter was a privately owned carriage, which people of sufficient means could buy, and have fitted out to their requirements, so it could be said to be, the then equivalent of today’s private jet, and probably bigger than some of them, weighing in at over 80 tons, and with an overall length of around 25 metres. It contains a lounge and dining area at the rear, panelled in Cuban mahogany, with an observation platform, a large double bedroom, two smaller staterooms for guests, bathrooms, servant’s quarters and kitchen. The Nethercutt Collection rescued the locomotive from being scrapped in 1999, and following a 3 year restoration it went on display on a section of track installed to the rear of the museum in 2002. Walk through visits are available twice a day, weather permitting, at 12.30pm and 3.45pm. The whole museum and collection buildings provide a wonderful insight into a bygone age, beautifully presented, with a number of the exhibits having fascinating histories, well worth the drive if you are visiting Los Angeles.

miercuri, 17 decembrie 2014

Ferrari Enzo 2003 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari Enzo 2003

At the Paris Auto Show in September 2002, the world waited for the successor to the Ferrari F50 with baited breath. The introduction of a Ferrari supercar was something that happened only every 10 years, and the car that emerged from under that red car cover would certainly set the bar for performance cars for years to come. The company was in excellent shape, as it was just two Formula One Grand Prix away from securing a World Championship and selling more cars than they ever had before. The car they were about to introduce would prove to be the cherry on top of a wonderful year. Instead of continuing with tradition and naming this car F60, Chairman Luca di Montezemolo declared that it had been decided to name the car after the company’s founder, Enzo.
Ferrari Enzo 2003

Even to the casual onlooker, it was clear that the Enzo was vastly different from its predecessor. The car was inspired both cosmetically and mechanically from Ferrari’s experiences in Formula One. Engineers spent countless hours sculpting the car’s shape in a wind tunnel to ensure that form followed function and that nothing compromised the car’s available down force. The theme was similar inside, as there was nothing to distract the driver from the task at hand: driving. The interior was filled with carbon fiber, and the only luxury, aside from the leather bucket seats, was a climate-control system. Not even a radio was present, as it would add unnecessary weight and mask the glorious sound of the 12-cylinder engine sitting just inches behind the passenger compartment.
Ferrari Enzo 2003

That 660-horsepower engine was mated to another nod to Formula One technology, a six-speed sequential F1-style gearbox that was capable of shifting gears in 150 milliseconds. With shift times that were quite literally lightning-quick, the Enzo could bolt to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 218 mph, which are incredible statistics even by today’s lofty standards. The Brembo-developed, race-bred braking system was more than capable of keeping up with the Enzo’s insane performance, and it could screech to a halt from 80 mph in just 188 feet.
Of course, a car as incredible as this would not be made available to the masses. When new, the Enzo resided in the garages of Ferrari’s best customers, which was not just by coincidence. Each owner had to be chosen and presented with the opportunity to purchase an Enzo from Ferrari itself, making ownership of one more of an honor than a privilege. Just 399 were produced, keeping in tune with Enzo Ferrari’s belief that Ferrari should always produce one car less than what the market demanded. A 400th Enzo was produced and presented to Pope John Paul II after production had formally stopped, who instructed that the car to be auctioned off, with its proceeds benefiting charity.
Ferrari Enzo 2003

This Enzo, bearing chassis number 132664, was produced in April 2003 and was finished in a menacing color combination of Nero over a two-tone Nero and Rosso interior. Only a handful of Enzos left the factory in Nero paint, and fewer still left with a two-tone interior. It was delivered new through Lake Forest Sports Cars, of Lake Forest, Illinois, and it was subsequently registered by its first owner in that same state.
The car passed through another owner in Illinois before travelling south to its third owner, who was located in California. This individual had the Enzo registered at his residence in Montana, and the car was later transferred to a different residence in Arizona. At that time, it was determined that the clutch only had 4% wear, and it is indeed prepared for many more miles. This Enzo is truly in immaculate condition, and it shows very few signs of wear, with barely a stretchmark on its leather-trimmed bucket seats. The front end is fitted with a clear bra, which is almost a requisite for any supercar, as it keeps the nose free of any stone chips, accumulated from rock chips, and other cosmetic imperfections.
Ferrari Enzo 2003

As one of the few cars built in the 21st century to have appreciated in value, the Ferrari Enzo has already proven to be highly desirable to many collectors. Even though the last Enzo left the factory grounds in Maranello over 10 years ago, its performance is still considered world class. This example is surely one of the most desirable available, as it features three owners from new and a very rare and desirable color combination, unlike the majority of Rosso examples on the market.

duminică, 14 decembrie 2014

The Bologna Motor Show ... featuring almost everything associated with two and four wheels - World Of Classic Cars -

The Bologna Motor Show 2014

The annual Bologna Motor Show was held between 06 – 14 December at the Bologna Fiere exhibition complex, featuring almost everything associated with two and four wheel motor transport, both for the road and competition. The show also features an outside live action arena, where every day there are a variety of activities on different courses that are laid out, ranging from motocross, through drift displays, GT car challenges, to the always popular Ferrari F1 Pit Stop Challenge on the final day, which this year featured Giancarlo Fisichella doing the driving duties.
The show featured not only current cars and motorcycles, but a wide selection of classic and historic vehicles, notably the expansive area occupied by the Museo Ferrari and Museo Enzo Ferrari, with eighteen cars on display in four separate displays, together with a F1 Simulator Challenge, which always proves to be a great attraction wherever it appears. The Ferrari models on display ranged from one of the earliest production cars, a 166 Inter Coupe with Touring coachwork, through a 166 MM/53 Berlinetta, a 250 GT PF Coupe and a 275 GTB4, a rare Dino 206 GT, F1 and racing GT cars, to an example of the current F12 Berlinetta.
The Ferrari models 
Close by was a smaller but attractive Maserati display, which apart from featuring the current Ghibli and Quattroporte models, also had a 6C/34 Monoposto, the 420 M “Eldorado” Monoposto and a Tipo 63 “Birdcage”. Lamborghini also showed part of their history with a Miura SV sharing the stand with the new Aventador and Huracan models. If you wanted wild and menacing, then you needed to look no further than the Pagani stand with their bare carbon fibre finish Zonda R, with its multitude of aerodynamic appendages. In the same hall, from an earlier era there were displays of the lesser known Bandini and Stanguellini models.
Lamborghini Miura SV

The other halls also featured some interesting displays, notably a colourful array of Lancia Stratos’ in a variety of liveries, which shared stand space with an Alpine A110, whilst the Porsche Club Italia had a varied display of 911 variants together with a 959. Alfa Romeo also featured prominently with a nice line-up of classic models running through a Giulietta Sprint Veloce, SZ, a 155 GTA SuperTurismo, a GTV Cup, plus a number of other models through the 8C to the current Guilietta Sprint and 4C. Elsewhere there were some new concept cars and prototypes, like the Filandi Ever S and the Willys AW380 Berlinetta, together with a wide variety of both modern and classic race and rally cars, numerous automobile and accessory trade stands, car clubs, competition driving schools, in fact almost anything automobile related that one could think of.

Aston Martin DB5 1965 - World Of Classic Cars -

Aston Martin DB5 1965

The Aston Martin DB5 epitomized the success of the company’s mission to produce a world-class GT sports coupe with the English gentleman in mind. The car was hand built and improved upon the advanced engineering that began with its groundbreaking predecessor, the DB4. Superior materials were used in manufacture, such as aluminum-alloy body panels mounted over a skeleton of small-diameter tubing, which was patented by Touring of Milan as Superleggera construction. Its race-proven engine was also made of aluminum, including both the block and its twin-cam hemispherical cylinder head. Then, of course, the interior was upholstered in the finest Connolly leather, which was complemented by deep-pile Wilton carpets. The net result was a car of unmatched power, elegance, and luxury.

BUILT FOR A PRINCE
Aston Martin DB5 1965
Prince Abdul Ilah Bin Abdulaziz was the son of King Abdulaziz, of Saudi Arabia, and he was known for being a car enthusiast, serving as the chairman of The National Motor Company. In 1965, H.R.H. Prince Abdul, already an accomplished entrepreneur at the age of 28, ordered his fully outfitted Aston Martin DB5, DB5/2270/L, direct from Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. The delivery address for the car was listed as “behind the Royal Palace, Jeddah.” DB5/2270/L is a very late production example that displays the sixth from last DB5 chassis number, and there are indications that it may have actually been the last example to be completed, such as it being delivered in 1966 and being supplied with separate signal indicators and running lights in the front, which were to become standard with the imminent launch of the DB6.
Aston Martin DB5 1965

More interestingly, 2270/L was unusually specified with a full complement of factory accessories, many of which are rarely seen, and virtually all of which exist with the car today. According to its factory build sheet, these consist of the following:

Normalair air conditioning
A Motorola radio with a power-operated aerial
Two Marchal fog lamps
Two wing mirrors
Two Britax lap and diagonal safety belts for the front seats
Two Britax belts for the rear seat
A DB5 Continental parts kit
A heated rear screen
Three-ear hub caps
Detachable head rests
Aston Martin DB5 1965

It is believed that fewer than 35 DB5s were delivered with air conditioning. The specified system remains intact on the 2270/L and features a modern compressor for reliability. The Motorola radio was replaced, very evidently in period, by a Blaupunkt twin-band unit with a matching shortwave module mounted under the dash. One can imagine the young prince’s desire to listen perhaps to the BBC while domiciled in the Middle East. The Marchal fog lamps are correct NOS items that have been mounted per factory specification underneath the front bumper. Both sets of original Britax seat belts are included with the car. It is especially unusual to see rear seat belts in a DB5, but again, one can imagine the prince’s concern for the safety of his young children while in the car.
Aston Martin DB5 1965

Of particular note is the inclusion of the Continental parts kit, which is often referred to as the Continental touring kit. It is also unusual to find one listed as a delivered accessory, as the common practice was for the factory to “lend” the kit, whose box fits neatly in the boot, to long-distance travelers and to charge them only for any parts used when returned. Again, the remote domicile of 2270/L demanded full ownership, and clearly cost was not a deterrent to the lavish specification of the car when ordered.
The heated rear screen, which is a feature that is also rarely seen today, is intact, indicating that it is its original glass. The attractive three-ear hub caps (aka knock-offs or spinners), which can easily be seen in accompanying photographs, secure a brand-new set of chrome wire wheels, fresh Avon Turbosteel radials, and a properly profiled and modern version of the original Avon Turbospeed bias-ply tires.
Aston Martin DB5 1965

Ownership history is quite well documented. The first known owner after H.R.H. Prince Abdul was William C. Mullins, Esq., of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Mullins sold the car to Joel Stein, of Ft. Lauderdale, in the early 1990s. Circa 2005, Dr. Stein sold 2270/L to noted collector George Bunting, of Hunt Valley, Maryland, where it resided with other significant Aston Martins in his museum.
Dr. Stein had the DB5 mechanically refurbished and serviced by Performance Tuning and Restoration, of Pompano Beach, Florida, with documentation from this process, starting in 1993. This outfit, run by former Aston Martin Vintage Race Services chief Robert Clerk and his son, Jon, were commissioned by Dr. Stein to rebuild the engine to the elevated and venerated Vantage specification (including triple side-draft Weber carburetors, which are a not-uncommon, desirable, and ultimately reversible upgrade).
Aston Martin DB5 1965

Today, Jon, now a principal at Steel Wings in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, is highly regarded as one of the country’s top Aston Martin specialist engine builders, and he recalls doing the work on the Aston Martin. Invoices for regular “whatever it needs” service by Mr. Bunting from Treasured Motorcar Services Ltd., of Reisterstown, Maryland, are also scrupulously catalogued.
The current owner acquired 2270/L from Mr. Bunting in 2013 and embarked on an extensive cosmetic restoration at award-winning marque specialist shop Kevin Kay Restorations. The work performed during the restoration included stripping the paint and performing expert metal work, as necessary, and blocking and sanding in preparation for the return to the car’s original color of Caribbean Pearl. The bumpers were perfected, rechromed, and refitted, and much of the other brightwork and the scuff plates were either replaced or renewed. The lightly scratched windscreen was replaced with fresh glass, and great attention was given to the engine bay in order to restore it to show standard. Finally, a concours-quality retrimming was also completed. During this process, fresh, correct Connolly-type leather in the original Navy Blue hue was installed, even on the door panels and the headrests, as was the complementary and luxurious grey Wilton carpet piped in Navy.
Aston Martin DB5 1965

In addition to the arresting fresh appearance of its delightful, striking original colors, the well-maintained mechanical systems were tested and are in fine order. A specialist test-drove the car and reported that it starts easily and runs strong. The gearbox is reported to be lovely, and the car stops as well as it goes. Plus, the A/C blows cold!
Any DB5 is a blue-chip Aston Martin, and they are just as joyful to drive as they are to admire in a serious collection of sports and GT cars. Chassis 2270/L was built to the unique specifications of a connoisseur prince, and amazingly, it is shown nearly 50 years later with its special features still available.

marți, 9 decembrie 2014

Mercedes-Benz give five young drivers chance to test drive DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé - World Of Classic Cars -

Lucas Auer

Mercedes-Benz gave five talented drivers an opportunity to gain experience of the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé during testing near the Spanish town of Jerez de la Frontera from December 2nd - 4th.
This test for Felix Rosenqvist (23, Sweden), Esteban Ocon (18, France) and Lucas Auer (20, Austria) was to reward them for outstanding achievements in Formula 3. All three drivers achieved success with the new Mercedes-Benz Formula 3 engine this season.
Felix Rosenqvist won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in mid-November. Previous winners before him include racing legends Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. Esteban Ocon secured this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship with nine wins and 21 podiums. Austrian Lucas Auer won three Formula 3 races and finished the season fourth overall.
Maximilian Götz

Maximilian Götz (28, Germany) won the Blancpain Sprint Series title in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 before season’s end this year. For Götz, this was not his first ever contact with a DTM car. In mid-September last year, he tested a DTM Mercedes AMG C-Class at the Lausitzring as a reward for his success with the gullwing.
Charles Pic (24, France) was also in Jerez, trying out the DTM Mercedes AMG C‑Coupé. The Frenchman contested a total of 39 Formula 1 races for Marussia and Caterham during 2012 and 2013 and acted as official test and reserve driver this season for the Lotus F1 team. He was busy last week in that role at the final Formula 1 testing of the year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, as was Ocon.
Felix Rosenqvist

Mercedes-Benz has a long tradition of bringing on junior drivers in motor racing. During their time in Formula 3, many drivers, including Formula 1 2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton (MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS), four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and the youngest race winner in DTM history, Pascal Wehrlein, all utilised Mercedes-Benz engines.
Lucas Auer: “I want to thank Mercedes-Benz for giving me the chance to do this test. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I immediately felt at ease in the car and was able to steadily improve during my runs. The DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé is a super racing car. It has a lot of grip and speed. I found it a terrific experience.”
Esteban Ocon

Maximilian Götz: “I'd like to say a big thank you to Mercedes-Benz for giving me the opportunity to test the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé here in Jerez. I was very pleased to be invited. Being allowed to drive the car during the closed season was really great. I've always dreamed of one day testing the new DTM car. It was very enjoyable taking it for a spin in the pleasant temperatures we've had here in Jerez. I've completed quite a few laps and was able to experiment with some of the settings on the car. I hope that I gave a good account of myself.”
Esteban Ocon: “First of all, I want to thank Mercedes-Benz for this opportunity to test the car. I enjoyed it and had no problems. The team did a great job. Adapting to the car is quite difficult. You can’t see much out of it when compared to a single-seater. It was my first time out in a racing car with a roof, so I’m quite happy with my progress during the course of the morning and hope to take it out again one day soon.”
Charles Pic: “I really liked my first day in a DTM car. This was my first time out in a racing car with a roof here in Jerez de la Frontera, so there was a lot to learn. I found visibility a bit unfamiliar to begin with on my initial laps, and the feeling when braking was very different to what I’m used, but it was a lot of fun. Many thanks to Mercedes-Benz for making this test possible.”
Esteban Ocon

Felix Rosenqvist: “The day started for me with my first experience of driving the new DTM car. I drove the old model last year, but it was a little bit more difficult than I thought to adapt to the new car and find the right style of driving. However, something had really clicked inside me by the end of the day, and I was quick. You always want to have more driving time, but ultimately, I felt quite good and competitive. It was really nice to get the opportunity to do this test after a Formula 3 season which I found quite tough, but after my result in Macau a few weeks ago, HWA decided to make this test possible and I’m really thankful. We go back a long way, so it’s nice to now do something together. It was great fun.”
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: “It was wonderful to see so many young and talented racing drivers gaining experience in our DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. Charles, Esteban Felix, Lucas and Maximilian did a good job. The brand with the three pointed star has for decades enjoyed great success in bringing on young drivers in motor racing, and during that time, many of them have successfully moved up into Formula 1 or to the DTM. Pascal Wehrlein is the most recent example of what I’m talking about. He won his first DTM race this year and was also named as official reserve driver to our Silver Arrows Formula 1 team, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS.”

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1969 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1969

The 1968 Paris Salon saw the introduction of Ferrari’s newest generation of grand touring berlinettas. The car was dubbed the 365 GTB/4, and it quickly picked up the moniker of “Daytona” from the general public in honor of the marques legendary 1-2-3 finish at the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona. Its shape was markedly different from the 275 series of Ferraris that preceded it, but it was still sumptuous none the less. Its body was both angular and curvaceous at the same time, evoking a sense of speed unparalleled by anything else on the market at the time. From the moment it was unveiled, it was an icon of both speed and style, and almost everyone who saw the car desired to put one in their garage, but only the privileged few could afford to do so.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1969

The 4.4-liter Colombo-derived V-12 proved to be quite capable of providing its driver with all the speed he or she so desired, and when topped with six Weber carburetors, output stood at about 350 horsepower, which provided for a very impressive 0–60 time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph, the highest top speed of any production car ever produced at its introduction. But this was no stripped-out racer built simply for speed. Like the other Ferrari berlinettas before it, the Daytona’s interior was wrapped in sumptuous leather and proved to be a wonderful place to be in for long journeys. The boot was more than big enough for a weekend’s worth of luggage for two, proving that it was versatile enough to tangle with other high-strung European sports cars on the track or even be used as a daily driver by a discerning enthusiast.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1969

According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis number 12691 was completed by the factory on June 30, 1969, as a European delivery model, and it sported a Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190) exterior with a black stripe along the body flanks, a beige interior (VM 102), and the distinctive Plexiglas headlights fitted to early European-delivery models. The following month, it was delivered to official Ferrari dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. in Milan, and then, it was subsequently delivered to its first owner, a Mr. Pagni, also of Milan, that same month.
After spending its first few years of life cruising Italian autostradas, the car was imported to Texas in 1974. There, it was sold to Thomas J. Nolan Jr., of Bryan, Texas, and was subsequently placed in storage for the next 12 years. Massini notes that the car was then sold from Texas to California in 1988.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 1969

Bob Pond purchased this Daytona, along with a 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, as well as the 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS in the spring of 1989 from The Fine Car Store in San Diego, California. While the car was in the custody of The Fine Car Store, it was mechanically and cosmetically restored by Ferraris Only, of San Diego, California, to bring it back to road-worthy condition. As shown by service receipts from Ferraris Only, the restoration work continued into the first few months of Pond’s ownership, ensuring that it would be in pristine condition for display in his collection.
Daytonas are just as desirable today as they were when they were new, and they have proven to be one of Ferrari’s most iconic and memorable designs, with world-beating performance to cement its name into the history books. Plexiglas Daytonas are considerably rarer than their younger siblings, and they always garner a significant amount of attention, even at the most well-attended events.

luni, 24 noiembrie 2014

Stunning cars - World Of Classic Cars -


Porsche 911S SWB 1967

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1958

Cadillac V12 Seven-Passenger 1931

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1955

Chevrolet Corvette 427 1969

BMW Isetta 300 1958

Porsche 911S 1973

Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series III 1972

Chevrolet Corvette 427 1968

 Porsche 911 1971

Dodge Viper RT/10 2002

Chevrolet Corvette 1972

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2010

Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90 1962

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1969

Fiat Dino 2.4 Spider 1971

Porsche 911 1972

Ferrari 365GTC 1969

Lamborghini Jalpa 1985

Renault Sport Spider 1997

Mercedes-Benz 230SL 1964

Triumph TR3a 1959

Citroën Traction Avant 11B 1953

BMW M3 1986

MG TA 1937

Chevrolet Corvette 1967

Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” (W113) 1971

Porsche 997 2012

Porsche Carrera GT 2005

Ferrari 512 BBi 1983

Porsche 356 1954

Dodge Challenger 2011

Jaguar XJS Coupe 1991

Ford Hi-Boy Street Rod 1934

Ferrari F430 2009

Porsche 356 1955

Williams F1 FW07C/D 1981

Ferrari 365 GT4/BB 1974
MG C 1968

Ferrari 308 GTB 1978

Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod 1957

Volkswagen Custom 21 Window Bus Resto Mod 1967

Rambler American Custom Wagon 1962

BMW M1 (E26) 1981
The very last M1 completed. Retained by BMW Factory for many years.

Ford Lotus Cortina 1963
Superbly prepared by Fortec Motorsport

Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 1969
A charming litte Alfa for the summer motoring season...

Porsche 911 Turbo 1989

Noble P4 1992

Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 1981

Porsche 911 2005

Austin Mini 1982

Porsche 911 Carrera 1985
Paint-to-sample Garnet Red metallic

Alta Supercharged Voiturette 1937
The Ex-George Abecassis

AC Cobra Mark II Roadster 1964

Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series III 1961
The ex-Michael Head CBE, 22nd Coupé built and the property of Quentin Willson

Alta Sports Supercharged 1938

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona RHD 1972

BMW M3 (E30) 1987

GMC Suburban 1959

Volkswagen Bus 1965

Chevrolet Camaro 1969

Ford Mustang Mach 1 1971

Jeep Super Wagoneer 1968

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1959

BMW 3-Series Sedan (E90) 1972

Ford Panel Truck 1955

Chevrolet K10 Pickup 1981

Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible 1971

Ford Mustang Boss 302 Patriot Edition 2012
1 of 1 Produced

Shelby GT500KR Fastback 1968

Ford Mustang Resto Mod 1967
Supercharged 5.0L, Baer Brakes

Porsche 911T Targa 1972

Ferrari Dino 246 GT 1969

Chevrolet Chevy Van Camper Soutern Comfort 1999

De Tomaso Pantera 1974

Maserati MC 12
Impossibly perfect

BMW 325i (E30) Cabrio 1992

Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series I 1963

Ferrari Enzo 2004

Porsche 911 2008

Chevrolet Camaro B4C California Highway Patrol Car 2002

BMW 2002 Turbo 1974

Ferrari 365 GTC/4 1972

Mercedes-Benz 250SE “Fintail” Coupé (W111) 1966

Morgan Plus 4 Roadster 1960

Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster 1952

Lotus Elan S4 1968

Lamborghini Diablo SV 1996

Maserati Granturismo 2011

 Porsche 356 C 1964
Irish green 356 with Super 90 Motor

Jaguar SS100 Roadster 1937

Chevrolet Camaro 1969
496/800 HP, Aluminum Heads

Porsche 924 Carrera GT 1981

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 1970

Ford Lotus Cortina MKII 1968
Possibly the finest example of the marque in existence...

Land Rover Series I 1955
This is how a Land Rover should look!

Porsche 911 T 1973
A superb 911 T finished in surely the best colour!

Ferrari 328 GTS 1989

BMW M6 1985

Maserati MC 12 2005

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1964
Austin-Healey 100 M (BN2) 1956

Fiat 600 1968
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 Ferrari 250GT 1960

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 1971



Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Touring Spider 1964



Chevrolet Corvette C3 1973