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1941 Packard 180 Le Baron Sports Brougham
1941 Packard 180 Le Baron Sports Brougham
         



1941 Packard 180 Le Baron Sports Brougham

1941 Packard 180 Le Baron Sports Brougham
1941 Packard 180 Le Baron Sports Brougham This automobile was the second of only 99 Le Baron Sports Broughams built by Packard in 1941. It was ordered by Olympic skating star and actress Sonja Henie. The car was completely restored in 2009. Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Date: March 14, 2010 Location: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island, Florida
by Douglas

1933 Chrysler Imperial CL LeBaron

1933 Chrysler Imperial CL LeBaron
1933 Chrysler Imperial CL LeBaron Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
by Douglas

1934 Packard 12 Boat Tail Speedster For Sale

1934 Packard 12 Boat Tail Speedster For Sale
1934 Packard 12 Boat Tail Speedster For Sale 1934 PACKARD LeBARRON SPEEDSTER COACHWORK BY FRAN ROXAS CHASSIS NO. 901626 ENGINE NO. 901626 445 CUBIC INCH 67 DEGREE MODIFIED L-HEAD V-12 ENGINE 160HP 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION LIVE AXLE SUSPENSION WITH SIMI ELLIPICAL LEAF SPRINGS 4 WHEEL MECHANICAL DRUM BRAKES WHEELBASE 135 INCHES MAIN BODY IS ALUMINUM WITH STEEL HOOD. Packard offered 15 body styles in 1934 as well as the LeBarron and Diectrick customs yet from all of these only 960 car total built. Only 5 LeBarron speedsters runabouts where built and they were purchased by Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks etc. the stars of Hollywood. Price in 1934 $7,500 This LeBarron Speedster was built by Fran Roxas using a 1934 Packard 1106 V-12 Chassis, Motor and running gear. It was meticulously built to exact design and acquired by Len Emke for his world know collection, it was subsequently purchased by Jerry Moore where it remained for many years before ending up with John Bradley. It has won many Concours including Pebble Beach 1981. In 2001 the car was taken back to Fran Roxas and a complete body off restoration was performed. The car was maintained by Mosier Restoration in Inglewood Calif. renowned restorer or Duesenbergs,Cords,Packards etc. This car is in absolute show condition and needs nothing. Family Classic Cars 33033 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Phone: 1 (949) 496-3000 Fax: 1 (949) 488-0523 Email us at: info@familyclassiccars.com Website: www.familyclassiccars.com
by Douglas

1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster

1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster
203,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall August 6, 2005, Auburn Hills, Michigan RM Auctions One Classic Car Drive Blenheim, Ontario N0P 1A0 Canada Phone: 519-352-4575 Website: www.rmauctions.com 1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster LOT: 088 Estimate: $175,000-$225,000 US Chassis No. 30046 AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $203,500 115bhp 322 cu. in. single overhead camshaft inline eight-cylinder engine, dual throat carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, worm gear rear drive and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 134.5" Harry Stutz’s place in automotive history would have been secure on the strength of the Bearcat, the stripped down speedster that “made good in a day” and piled up a string of racing performances that built the brand image and sold thousands of production Stutz motor cars. However, Harry Stutz left the company that bore his name in 1919 in the wake of financier Alan Ryan’s acquisition of controlling interest, and left one of America’s leading marques. It had handily survived the depression of 1913 and was strong both in the market and on the balance sheet. The inept management that followed Harry Stutz’s departure and Alan Ryan’s stock manipulations would have killed a weaker company but even if it had, the world would still remember and revere Harry Stutz for his Bearcat. In Harry Stutz’s case, however, the reputation of his marque, and his name along with it, was destined for greater things. Bethlehem Steel’s Charles Schwab, who took control of Stutz from Ryan in 1922, brought Frederick Moskovics, an engineer, promoter, motivator and marketer from the same mold as Walter Chrysler, into Stutz in 1925 to breathe new life into the brand. Moskovics did so with a vengeance, instigating a crash program that introduced (only a year later in 1926) the single overhead camshaft Vertical Eight engine, with a “safety chassis” to match the Vertical Eight’s capabilities. Clothed in dramatic and sporting bodies, the new Stutz motor cars introduced under Moskovics’ direction were an instant sensation, expressing the spirit of the 1920s with performance and ebullient style. Studded with innovations, from the worm drive rear axle that permitted bodies to be mounted five inches lower, through hydrostatic brakes, to the single overhead camshaft straight eight engine designed by “Pop” Greuter, the new Stutz made an initial impression that those who experienced it remember to this day. It was a dramatic advance in automobile design. The attributes of the new Stutz naturally attracted the attention of custom coachbuilders who, despite the marque’s mid-range image, were quick to recognize that its chassis’ low profile and ample power gave them greater latitude in design, construction and execution than its contemporaries. None were more dramatic than the “speedster” styles. Lithe, elemental and sporting, the speedster achieved the marque’s success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1928 and 1929 where regulations called for four-seat touring bodies. In the States such silliness was irrelevant and coachbuilders like LeBaron created two-seat designs that brought the speedster's aesthetics to a pinnacle. There is perhaps no better illustration of the combination of both elegance and speed than the beautifully restored 1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster with custom coachwork by LeBaron presented here. The stunning LeBaron body incorporates every facet of high speed driving comfort and amenities including the low-slung convertible top, disappearing rumble seat, golf club door and dual rear mounted spare tires. The stainless steel wheel discs nicely complement the smooth exterior, which is largely devoid of extraneous brightwork. Notably, the current owner reports that this particular example was previously owned by none other than the great A.K. Miller and was sold to one of its most recent owners prior to the dispersal of the estate of A.K. Miller in 1996. Following the new owner’s purchase, a well-known and respected classic car specialist performed a full body-off restoration on the Stutz. Perhaps most valuable though, this Speedster is also complete with a photo record of the entire restoration process that will be available onsite for anyone interested. Beautifully finished in black with subtle silver trim, it exudes a most refined elegance. Considered a Full Classic by the CCCA, this is one of only a handful of its kind in existence and it would always be a welcome entrant on any club tour where it would undoubtedly impress. As Stutz is a magical name in automotive history and is celebrated for its competition success as well as being a great road car. In the case of this LeBaron Stutz Speedster – an artistic triumph as well. This magnificent Stutz is an outstanding example, not only of “the car that made good in a day,” but also the superlative engineering and construction that has characterized the Stutz marque from its inception. An outstanding open road automobile, this Stutz has performance, style and quality presentation that suits it perfectly to participate in any tour or event.
by Douglas

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1247 Convertible Sedan

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1247 Convertible Sedan
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1247 Convertible Sedan Coachwork by LeBaron, One of Few Known Produced.
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1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Custom Line Coupe by Lebaron

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Custom Line Coupe by Lebaron
126,500.00 USD
1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Custom Line Coupe by Lebaron RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island Collector Car Auction Amelia Island, Florida March 13, 2010 AUCTION RESULTS: Lot 166 - Sold at a price of $126,500 125 hp, 384 cu. in. nine main bearing inline eight-cylinder engine, four speed synchromesh transmission, leaf spring suspension with beam front axle and live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145" The remarkable styling of the CG series Imperials was the work of LeBaron, one of the greatest design firms of the classic era. Founded by Thomas L. Hibbard and Ray Dietrich, and later joined by Ralph Roberts, the company established itself as innovative, creative and responsive. Although Hibbard and Dietrich later left the firm to pursue other opportunities, the company flourished under Ralph Roberts. Probably the most striking design in existence at the time was Al Leamy's L29 Cord – so when Leamy was hired to style the Imperial, it is not surprising that the cars would bear some resemblance to it. Like the L29, the CG was long and low, featuring gracefully swept fenders and a vee-shaped radiator. LeBaron improved on the design with a longer hood, a swept back grille and a more elegant side treatment. The Imperial's powerful new engine, when combined with the lightweight two passenger coachwork of the roadster, created one of the fastest cars money could buy. Though there were a number of customs executed by other coachbuilding firms, LeBaron accounted for the vast majority of bodies on the Imperial Custom Line chassis. While many collectors are familiar with the sport phaetons and roadsters, few are aware that the rarest – and one of the most attractive – styles offered by LeBaron was the Rumble Seat Coupe. With its low windshield and compact passenger compartment, the LeBaron Coupe emphasizes the natural good looks of the Imperial Custom Line chassis, with its long hood and graceful, sweeping fenders. According to Chrysler records, the 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Rumble Seat Coupe offered here was delivered new to Oakland, California on April 10, 1931. The original body number was 143-93, and its engine number was CG 3399. In the 1970s, the car was purchased by Jerry Jensen and was largely in pieces at his shop in central California. It was later acquired by Darrell Davis, who in turn sold it to Joe Morgan. Still in pieces, it was Joe Morgan who finally conducted the car's restoration. In preparation for its showing at Pebble Beach in 2006, the car was fully restored once more before being acquired by the O'Quinn Collection the year after. At that time, the car's brakes and throttle were adjusted, and the fitment of the hood was perfected. The car's odometer currently shows 19 miles, which is believed to be the mileage since restoration. The CG Imperial is finished in a sporting yet subtle color combination with a tan body and a slightly darker beltline and fenders; red striping was used to accent the elegant lines and curves of the car. The interior was also finished in plush red leather and the top material is black. Although CG Imperials were sold fully equipped, options on this car include the attractive radiator stone guard and correct metal sidemount covers. The restoration has held up very nicely, and the car's condition is excellent throughout. The engine compartment is clean and nicely presented, and no chips, scrapes or imperfections are visible in the paint or chrome. The leather upholstery is of the same caliber, as is the wood and the undercarriage. With a remarkable 145-inch wheelbase, the CG chassis – Chrysler's longest ever – provided the room to allow designers to craft bodies with superb proportions. There is little doubt that the CG Imperial Custom Line Coupe is among the finest looking cars of the period, in addition to being one of the best driving cars of the era. While the number produced is unknown, only two 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Rumble Seat Coupes are known to survive. With such rarity, the opportunity to acquire one may well be unrepeatable.
by Douglas

1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Rumbleseat Coupe

1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Rumbleseat Coupe
1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Rumbleseat Coupe Location: 2009 Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island, Florida Date: March 15, 2009 Photos By: Douglas Wilkinson
by Douglas

1935 Packard 12 Model 1207 LeBaron All Weather Cabriolet Limo For Sale

1935 Packard 12 Model 1207 LeBaron All Weather Cabriolet Limo For Sale
1935 Packard 12 Model 1207 LeBaron All Weather Cabriolet Limo For Sale This car was built new for Sid Silverman the founder of Variety Magazine. At a cost of over $6500.00 only 8-10 of these model’s were built in 1935, with only a few surviving today. Though it is called an all weather cabriolet, the configuration is that of a town car. Brunn used the same description for there Town Car design with rear hinged doors. Since Duesenberg did not have a Town Car, this was the car to have for leaders of industry. This car comes with an original owners manual and stock certificate from Packard for 60 shares. Family Classic Cars 33033 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Phone: 1 (949) 496-3000 Fax: 1 (949) 488-0523 Email us at: info@familyclassiccars.com Website: www.familyclassiccars.com
by Douglas

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