This BMW 507 Series II, serial number 70240, was the last 507 to leave the factory and is the only 1960 example produced according to BMW Classic. It is an export model and was sold new in the summer of 1960 from the Baltimore dealer to Luther Knight. The car is one of the very few equipped with a factory hardtop. In 1968, Albert Mitchell purchased the car for $4,500. Mitchell, a lifelong bachelor, was an airline pilot and devoted all of his affection to the 507 for the next 44 years. Mitchell sold the car to his lifelong friend and college classmate, Walter Scott, in 2012. The two were early BMW adaptors and enjoyed this 507 together for decades. Another Mitchell friend, Albert Goertz, drove this car on many occasions. It is driven regularly, has won awards from numerous concours events, and has been featured in many publications.
Miller 122 Jr. 8 Special
When BMW first purpose built, true sports car, the 315/1 was met with wide acclaim at the Berlin auto show in March 1934. The engine in the roadster was an upgraded 6 cylinder in-line, 1.5 liter as found in the 315 saloon. With its higher compression ratio, larger valves, sport cam shaft, and triple Solex carburetors, it was good for 40 HP and a top speed of 74 mph. A total of 242 BMW 315/1 Roasters were built and the car was very successful in races and endurance road rallies before the war. This particular car, chassis number 48071, was built in June 1934 and delivered to the BMW dealer in Kassel, Germany.
Made in Buffalo New Ypor, a Thomas Flyer won the race from New York to PAris in 1908 driven by George Schuster proving to the world the potential of automobile transportation. This vehicle was restored by Harold and Lill Coker of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bought in New Orleans in the early 90’s mainly to move from my 88 TR and the knockoff wheels. 39K miles without any major trouble. Service done every 10K miles by GTM AND SON. Spectacular driving cruiser,with plenty of room for my 6’3, and the spectacular sound of the V12 is breathtaking! Note :It's not ideal on dirt oval, but it's so much fun!
First Porsche 910 built. 910-001
Rometsch, a German coachbuilder, was founded in 1924 and after ww2 they started building Volkswagen based coupes and convertibles. Influenced by American styling, furniture designer Bert Lawrence's only car was introduced in 1957. The aluminum bodied cars required over 1,200 man hours to produce. Rometschs were sold in Berlin and Hollywood production continued until 1961when the Berlin wall separated the factory from the workers. Of 13 Lawrence convertibles produced 5 survived with this one being the oldest on record. The car was owned by Phil and Maribeth Leadley who started the worldwide Rometsch registry. It has been featured in many books and magazines over the years. It is equipped with the rare Okrasa modified Volkswagen engine.
BMW's most iconic pre WWII race car.
BMW 700 Coupe in yellow olive. This is the model that saved BMW from the brink of bankruptcy. Powered by a rear mounted 700cc 2 cylinder opposed air cooled motorcycle engine, the Coupe produces 35hp. This example was once owned by famed Porsche racing team Vasek Polak and later sold to BMW San Francisco.
This car is one of the 929 Ferrari 512 carbureted Boxers built between 1976 and 1981. It’s a mid engined 180 degree V-12 that originally produced 360 hp. However what makes this car special is the upgrades that Carobu Engineering installed to produce 471 hp....a 30% increase. Hotter cams, ported intakes and more turned an already powerful car into a true beast. In addition a larger aluminum radiator and simplified exhaust system reduced the weight of the car by over 90 lbs. Carobu also lowered the rear suspension for better handling characteristics. The sound of 4 triple barrel Weber carbs under full throttle creates and induction roar that is intoxicating. This Carobu Boxer is a true one-of-a-kind and a very special Ferrari.
Driven daily. This is one of a series called the Big Healeys. 6-cylinder - 150 BHP, with a top speed of 120 mph.
This is one of four known examples of the Individual Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan built on the Packard 840 chassis. The car was delivered new in Pasadena, Ca and in 1958 was purchased and completely restored by J.B. Nethercutt (Nethercutt Collection- Los Angeles). The car was shown at Pebble Beach in 1961 and then sold in a 15 car "package" to Bill Harrah in 1963. It remained part of the Harrah Collection display until 1988 when it was sold to notable collector and Chief Judge of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Chris Bock. The Dietrich body (style 1881) is unique among convertible sedans as it is equally well proportioned with the top up or down. It has been featured in several classic car books and magazines.