1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod – Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp

Here’s a brief description, with a more detailed description below. Metallic Blue w/pearl white coves, black leather interior; 350 Edelbrock, polished aluminum, dual-quad, roller crate motor, 700R4 automatic transmission w/overdrive, power rack & pinion steering, power (front disc, rear drum) brakes; AM/FM/CD stereo w/amplifier & 8 speakers; A/C, cruise control, 2 tops.

This car has won many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st places “Best in Class” at the Forest Grove (Oregon) Concourse d’Elegance. Sale includes restoration pictures & receipts, car cover, original hard top & headlight bezels (all painted car color, but never installed), hardtop hoist/lift, extra serpentine belt, 5/26/2017 appraisal.

Custom-ordered Edelbrock 350 cid, 363hp Chevrolet polished aluminum crate engine, dual-quad carburetors – 500 cfm Thunder AVS (1 electric choke, other manual), roller camshaft & lifters, polished straight-plug heads w/o EGR, polished C-26 Dual Quad intake manifold (uses oil filler boss at front of intake), MSD distributor & coil, serpentine belt pulley system includes polished aluminum: 1-wire alternator (upgraded from 105 amps to 140), water pump, power steering pump, Sanden AC compressor, power steering remote reserve headers – shorty, ram-horn, center dump – ceramic coated electric ‘pull’ fan w/adjustable thermostat.

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod - Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod – Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp

Independent Front Suspension (Jim Meyer Racing) includes: power rack & pinion steering, power (front) disc brakes, QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks, sway bar, power brake booster, dual master cylinder, Clean, degreased under carriage; frame sandblasted & sealed w/POR-15 (rust preventative coating), remaining undercarriage & wheel wells undercoated – 700R4 automatic (overdrive) transmission, transmission cooler & speedometer cable.  Rebuilt (3:73, open) rear-end, rear axles, rear brakes, rear anti sway bar. Fiberglass (mono) rear leaf springs & (Edelbrock IAS) ‘self-adjusting’ rear shocks – paint (metallic blue w/pearl white coves), over gel coated un-hit body w/all original body bonding strips/seams; both front fenders have a steel reinforcement strip on the underside of the stainless trim that runs down the top of each fender (standard in 1958, optional on other years) – carpet – two tone (aka., salt n’ pepper) dark & medium blue, sound deadener & heat insulator – windshield & side glass – all tinted – weather-stripping – fuel tank & sending unit – fuel & brake lines

White stay-fast (aka., Hartzcloth) soft top & (painted ‘body colored‘ blue, never installed) hard top – Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with Alpine amplifier & 8 (Polk/MOMO) speakers (2 in dash, 2 in kick panels & 2 in each headrest), air conditioning, heater, defroster, cruise control, leather interior (Al Knoch, dash, door panels, seat covers, armrests, grab bar, shifter boot, deck lid hold-down straps), wiring & fuse block, all chrome re-chromed & stainless polished, new side mirrors – includes installing new passenger side mirror & relocating drivers mirror, windshield wiper system (intermittent), BF Goodrich (radial) tires & polished (Billet Specialties, billet aluminum) 5-spoke rims, All gauges restored – ammeter converted to Voltmeter, oil pressure converted from 60psi to 80psi, new quartz clock – Carpeted trunk w/Alpine amplifier & tail-light protector cones (x4).

Many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st place “Best in Class” at Forest Grove Concourse d’Elegance.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GT

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale ( Sharknose ) by Bertone.

One of the Most Beloved and Recognizable Coachbuilt Ferraris
Giugiaro Design Inspired by Ferrari’s Legendary Sharknose Racing Cars
Nuccio Bertone’s Personal Car

Technical Specs

2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCZ6 Carburetors
240 HP at 7,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers

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Spectacular 1966 Corvette

Harold Stamey has customized many hot rods, including this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray which reflects his personality and speaks to his history.

1966 Corvette

Free Corvette Ideas

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1960 Corvette Convertible

Bright Blue Metallic with Gray Coves, Black Interior and New White Soft Top. 350 V-8 with Automatic Transmission. Features include Original Wonderbar Radio, Courtesy Light, and Polished Americans with BFG Radials. We purchased this one out of a collection in New Mexico and judging by how clean the frame, floors and rear cross member is, it’s been out west all it’s life. It runs and drives fantastic, and if you don’t care for wide whites and hubcaps on these cars, this car absolutely has the only other look that matters. The old American Mags have that period-correct hot rod driver appeal and a little bit of rake is the cherry on top.

1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1960 Chevrolet Corvette

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1963 Corvette Fuelie Matching Numbers 360 Horsepower & 4-Speed

1963 Corvette Fuelie Matching Numbers 360 Horsepower & 4-Speed

1963 Corvette Fuelie Matching Numbers 360 Horsepower & 4-Speed!

Nothing is cooler than a classic convertible Corvette, and this L84 is a prime example of cool. From the factory this car came in its Daytona Blue and Saddle interior, and since having a restoration in 1983 by Clark Shoaf, besides a few areas on the hood, its like this car was restored in the past couple years. This car is no trailer queen, its meant to be driven and enjoyed, powered by its factory 327cui 360 horsepower V8 making it the most powerful Corvette offered in 1963. The engine is paired to the correct Rochester Fuel injection system, Part # 7017375. Ordered in an unusual non power steering/brakes, with power windows and leather seats, this car was meant to be a combination of all go with minimal weight additions.

With history going back to 1983 this car has good, not great, history, but based off of the numbers and research invested in this car you will be making a sound purchase. You will only be more surprised when you see the car in person, with its strong lines and beautiful interior this is a great buy for anyone. With 1963 being a complete body and chassis redesign, making this car highly desirable and shows a profitable future for anyone that can hold on to this car for a few years.

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William Shatner and friend with a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe

William Shatner and friend with a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe
William Shatner and friend with a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe


William Shatner and friend with a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe

Actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame.

His dobermans were: Kirk, Morgan, China, Heidi, Paris, Royale, Martika, Sterling, Charity, Bella, and Starbuck.

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise.

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Peter Sellers in His Ferrari

British comic actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980) in his Ferrari 275 GTB, circa 1965.

British comic actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980) in his Ferrari 275 GTB, circa 1965.

British actor Peter Sellers was incredibly versatile, playing Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films with as much ease as Clare Quilty in Lolita.  Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film characterizations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.

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1965 Lamborghini 350GT

1965 Lamborghini 350GT
1965 Lamborghini 350GT

The Lamborghini 350 GT was the first production vehicle produced by Lamborghini. The very first examples were completed in May of 1964 not long after a well-received debut at that year’s March Geneva Auto Salon Show. Many orders were taken for subsequent examples and the success ensured the company’s survival, establishing it as a viable competitor with nearby neighbor and rival Ferrari.

The manufacture of the bodies was entrusted to Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, who used their patented Superleggera method of construction to fix aluminium alloy panels directly to a tubular structure. The first 350 GT frame was fabricated by Neri and Bonacini, who continued to act as Lamborghini’s chassis supplier until production of the 350 GT was well underway at which point the job was turned over to Marchesi. Chassis and bodies were mated at Touring, which then delivered the complete assemblies, including bumpers already fitted in place to the Lamborghini factory. 350GTs could be ordered in a variety of colors but options were otherwise very limited. When leaving the factory the 350GT originally carried Pirelli Cinturato 205VR15 tires. No other tire manufacturer was used on the 350GTs.

The first 350GT chassis/body, delivered to the Lamborghini factory on March 9, 1964, was Production No. 101 (Touring Body No. 17001). That same month 101 debuted at the Geneva show. The first customer delivery (consegnato) of a 350GT was Production No. 104 (Touring Body No. 17004), delivered on July 31, 1964.

Lamborghini produced just 120 350GT models with the last being completed in Mid 1966. The replacement was given a variety of improvements and refinements in several stages, most noticeably in the use of a longer wheels base and larger body in order to fit a small set of rear seats to the original design. The new 400GT also featured a larger 4.0-Liter engine and it was a far more profitable venture for Lambrorghini with more than twice as many being built. Time however has proven the original, earlier design to be the favorite and most coveted of the series by a large number.

1965 Lamborghini 350GT, Chassis No. 0343:
This is an original first production year ”alloy-bodied” Lamborghini 350GT… the rarest and most coveted of the early Lamborghini’s ever built! This particular 350GT was sequentially the 62nd of only 120 examples completed. Production began in May of 1964 with the final examples being completed in early 1966 when production of the all alloy-bodied, short-chassis 350GT model came to an end. The replacement model was a an interim model that now used the designation 400GT. That too was soon replaced by the all steel-bodied, production oriented, long wheel-base 400GT.

Chassis No. 0343 was completed on Carrozzeria Touring Job and Body number 18035 as a standard specification 350GT. The various sub assemblies that would comprise and be fitted to this vehicle were assigned the following individual stamped identity numbers and carry the associated casting and completion date codes:

Engine No. 0274 (Casting Date Code June 1965)
Gearbox No. 220 (Casting Date Code October 1964)
Steering Box No. 368726 (Casting Date Code March 11th, 1964 / Completion Date Code July 1964)
Final Drive Ratio 47/11 (4.27:1) (Casting Date Code July 1965)

The Carrozzeria Paint and Trim tag indicates that the original exterior color of this vehicle was code P21385 (Grigio Saint Vincent) which is a very pleasant shade of grey with an ever so slight hint of a metallic effect. The interior was finished in full ”Pig Skin” Leather, code 69110 or Tobacco Tan. From the Lamborghini Records and individual component casting code and assembly codes it is apparent that this Lamborghini spent nearly a year being assembled. The various subassemblies that would comprise this and likely the other 120 original 350GTs completed took quite a bit of time to be gathered and production was hardly linear or without constant delays. Chassis 0343’s oldest individual component is the ZF steering box which was cast on March 11th, 1964 and assembled in July of the same year. The latest date coded item is the rear axle assembly which was completed in July of 1965.

The original order for this 350GT was placed by a Spanish client from Madrid, Spain. His order requested the car be finished in grey with contrasting ”tobacco” full leather interior. Four options were also specified, a multi-band radio, amplifier and dual speakers as well as seat-belts, a Marchal key-operated battery disconnect switch and a left side electrically operated power window lift. Completion of 0343 which began in the late Spring of 1964 took more than a year to complete. In January of 1966 it was first road tested but additional work meant that final completion and delivery did not take place until April of 1966. This Lamborghini was delivered at the Factory and driven by the new owner to his home in Madrid, Spain. It was registered at that time for the first time on Madrid plates ”M589925.” It would remain in Madrid on these plates during the careful and conservative ownership of two different sympathetic owners over the next 44 years until being sold in 2009 to a Japanese Private Museum Collection from which we purchased it late in 2015.

In 2004, the car’s second owner decided that the original grey exterior paint was beyond saving and agreed to have the car disassembled and stripped for a full repaint, this time to a dark, slight metallic green. The interior and all other aspects of the vehicle were carefully preserved due to their pristine original condition.

This Lamborghini’s third owner was Japan’s most famous Lamorghini collector and enthusiast, Mr. Isao Noritake of Aichi, Japan. Noritake San is the world-wide renown and respected chairman of the Japan Lamborghini Owner’s Club for which he was instrumental in founding in 1988. He is also the team president of the JLOC race team, a privately run professional racing team that with direct Factory support has been successfully racing various Lamborghinis for the past two decades. Noritake San selected this particular 350GT to join his growing collection as it was a completely original, un-molested example with no signs of rust or accident damage ever. Most importantly it was an all ”matching numbers” vehicle and at the time represented the finest original example he could locate to join his museum collection.

This 350GT remained stored and un-driven with Noritake and was never road-registered during his ownership. It remained still on the original Madrid, Spain plates he purchased it on until our purchase. From 2009 until this year, the vehicle was placed on display in his private museum collection and never driven. The only mileage added was during services and maintenance procedures in order to ensure all was in good order at all times.

Our company was most fortunate to be introduced to Noritake San and after formalities were dealt with accordingly, he allowed us to purchase his most prized early LP400 Countach, s/n 1120182 along with his 3,000 original kilometer Miura S. Late in 2015, Noritake San agreed to the sale of his Miura and this 350GT and we are most honored to have been able to purchase and export them to the States.

Today this mid-production 350GT other than the exterior paint remains largely as delivered new 50 years ago. This is a well-optioned, fully documented example from new with no signs of corrosion or accident damage ever anywhere. It is also a ”Matching Numbers” example with all services current and up to date. Engine compression numbers are perfect and even on all cylinders. Here are the results of the compression checks:

Cyl. Pounds Per Square Inch:
1 170
2 175
3 175
4 180
5 175
6 180
7 180
8 180
9 180
10 175
11 170
12 170

New tires and complete safety checks have just been completed. The sale will also include the ultra-rare original Factory jack, tools and original owners manual, parts book , sales brochure as well as Factory Specification documents. A complete, bare-metal stripping of the car’s old paint and full new repaint in the original color has just been completed.

It would likely take the rest of your life and twice the price to find a more original and correct example anywhere in the world. If an authentic, original and unrestored Lamborghini 350GT has been on your wish list you have found your machine!

Location: San Diego, California, 92121
Stock #: 529
VIN #: 0343
Mileage: 97195
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: Grigio Saint Vincent (Grey)
Interior: Tobacco Full Leather

Seller’s Description:
Year 1965
Make Lamborghini
Model 350GT
Completed December 1964
Chassis No. 0343
Engine No. 0274
Gearbox No. 220
Steering Box No. 368726
Final Drive Ratio 47/11 (4.27:1)
Production Sequence No. 62 of 120
Coachbuilder Carrozzoria Touring of Milan
Body No. 18035
Paint Code No. P21385
Interior Code No. F69110
Exterior Color Grigio Saint Vincent (Grey)
Interior Color Tobacco Full Leather
Registration M589925
Mileage 97,195 kilometers

-Multi Band Radio, Amplifier and Dual Speakers
-Power Windows
-Marchal Key-Operated Battery Disconnect Switch
-Seat Belts (Left & Right)

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The Spectacular Ferrari 458

Ferrrari 458

As the most extremely-focused Ferrari V8 sports car in history, the 458 Speciale bristles with technical solutions that make it unique for owners seeking an even more extreme sports car. Innovations span the entire car, including Ferrari patents and world firsts.

Ferrari 458With lightning reflexes, the 458 Speciale responds to driver input. Perhaps anticipates it. On the road or track, drivers will immediately meld into the seat and discern the synaptic immediacy of all major controls. Razor-sharp handling balance delivers an intense driving experience in the 458 Speciale, Ferrari’s highest performance V8.

The Spectacular Ferrari 458


The Spectacular Ferrari 458 Interior

Ferrari 458 Interior

Ferrari 458

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