Classic Cars' Museum: Class L-2 Post war Preservation through 1967



Concours d'Elegance 2010: Class L-2 Post war Preservation through 1967





1967 Ferrari 330 GT Pininfarina Convertible

1967 Ferrari 330 GT Pininfarina Convertible
This is a stunning V12-engined spyder in the classic Ferrari tradition. It was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1966. Designed by Pininfarina, the 330 GTS takes some of its styling cues and lines from the Ferrari 275 and the 400 Superamerica. Ferrari built 99 of these 330 GT/S spyders from late 1966 through to the fall of 1968. As exotic Ferrari sports cars go, this could be described as an everyday car in Ferrari terms. The 330 GTS features a 300 bhp, 4-liter, single-overhead-cam V12 engine with triple Weber carburetors. Drivability and comfort were more important than performance in the 330 GTS although the top speed is still over 150 mph with a zero to sixty time of under seven seconds.
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1956 Porsche 550 Spyder

1956 Porsche 550 Spyder
The Porsche 550 Prototype was first introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1953. The factory successfully campaigned the 550 in international motor racing, and it won its class at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 550 was inspired by the Porsche 356, which was created by Ferry Porsche, and the rear-engined spyder prototyes builtt and raced by Walter Glockler in 1951. Porsche aimed the sports car at the privateer racing driver and many great names including Phil Hill and Dan Gurney got behind the wheel. The 550 RS Spyder was wider known as the "Giant Killer." This is the last 550 RS Spyder built by Porsche and is complete and original.
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1961 Jaguar XK150 Drop Head Coupe

1961 Jaguar XK150 Drop Head Coupe
The Jaguar XK150 was the third and final stage in the XK history. The model was launched in May 1957, initially with a choice of fixed head and drophead coupe bodies. The styling of the XK150 was more modern than prior models, with a one-piece windshield and all round disc brakes. Although a standard XK150 with disc wheels and drum brakes was quoted in the catalog, virtually all production cars were of the "Special Equipment" model, like this example, which has wire wheels and four-wheel disc brakes. This is one of the last of the line, built alongside the new E Type Jaguar that was getting all the attention in 1961. Its original owner received the car as a graduation present and kept the car for high days and holifays until 2008 when he sold it with only 35,000 careful miles on the clock. It is still in immaculate original condition and is much admired by its current owner.
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1953 Pegaso Z102 Touring Coupe

1953 Pegaso Z102 Touring Coupe
The Pegaso Z102 stole the show at the Paris and Turin Auto Shows in 1951. Spain's first new car of the postwar era, the Pegaso was essentially a racing car adapted for road use. The heart of this exotic GT car was a 2.5-liter quad-cam V8 engine, the first such power unit to be featured in a production car. It was designed by Wifredo Ricart, the ex-Alfa Remeo engineer who was responsible for the mid-engined Alfa Romeo Topo 512 Grand Prix race car. The Z102 was designed and built entirely in house, including the coachwork, but Ricart wanted the finest bodies for his cars and commissioned designs from Saoutchik in Paris, Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, and Serra in Baecelona. This example of Touring's Superleggera coupes remains the most elegant and stylish of all the Pegaso cars and is arguably one of the most beautifu GTs of the period.
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1964 Cobra 289 Roadster

1964 Cobra 289 Roadster
This 1964 AC Cobra 289 has the very appropriate chassis number CSX2289. The C is for the AC Ace Mk III, the S stands for Shelby and the X for export, left-hand drive. This car was imported into the United States by Carroll Shelby and used as a demonstrator and PR car. It was sold in 1965 to its second owner, who in turn sold it in the early 1970. It was then sorted away in the shed in Santa Maria, California, where it rested for 33 years until its current owner acquired it and rehuvenated it. The story of the AC Cobra is well known: the original AC Ace received a Ford 260 V8 engine in 1961, progressing to the 289 engine in 1963 and the huge 7-liter 427 in 1965. Although very successful in racing, the Cobra was not a financial success, which led Ford and Carroll Shelby to stop importing cars from England in 1967. The Cobra remains a 1960s sports car icon.
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1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyder
After the success of the Ferrari 340 America and its Mille Miglia victory, the more powerful Ferrari 375 MM was launched at the Paris Auto Salon in 1953. These large displacement race cars were built to contest the World Sports Car Championship and competed with the bset that Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, and Jaguar had to offer. The 375 MM is powered by a 4.5-liter Lampredi-designed V-12 engine with either three twin choke Weber 40 DCZ or DCF downdraughts, resulting in 300 horsepower. This car (chassis 0382AM) was first owned by Bill Spear, who drove in many U.S. sports car races in 1953 and 1954, winninf at the Thompson Raceway and at Watkins Glen. After he sold it in 1955, the car was raced until the 1960s. It has never been restored, displaying its wear and tear with pride.
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1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

1966 Lamborghini 400 GT "Interim" Touring Coupe
The first few Lamborghini 400 GTs, referred to as the 400 GT Interims, were essentially the older 350 GTs but featuring a more powerful 4-litre V12 with a power output of 320 bhp. Twenty-three of these Interim cars were built before production of the redigned 400 GT was introduced. Both the 350 and the 400 were designed by Franco Scaglione and featured engines by ex-Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini. In 1965 Lamborghini previewed the stunning mid-engine Miura. This 400 GT Interim is unique as it has the Miura-style Campagnolo alloy wheels to accommodate bigger brakes as requested by its first owner. It is one of three 400 GT Interims with Superleggera bodywork incorporating lightweight alloy panels from Touring of Milan. It has covered only 12,500 miles from new.
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1964 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso
Often referred to as one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever built, the 250 GT Lusso debuted at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1962. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the Lusso combined race-car looks with a luxurious interior. Specifications could be varied to suit individual customers' requirements. Models supplied for competition had lightweight aluminum bodies, while road-going cars enjoyed a fully trimmed interior and softer springing. Built as the successor to the 250 GT SWB and marketed alongside the all-out racing 250 GTO, it had the same 3-liter V12 engine with three twin-choke Weber carburetors. This is the last of the 350 Lusso built by Ferrari. It was shown at the 1968 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it came second in class. It has been carefully preserved since then and is one of the most original Ferraris in the world.
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