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1931 Duesenberg J-408 Phaeton

This J-408 Phaeton was ordered by Charles Groff on August 24, 1930 and was delivered on November 20, 1931. The Duesenberg Model J was the choice of movie stars, millionaires, magnates and royalty. This car is powered by a 420 cubic-inch double overhead-cam, supercharged, straight 8 engine developing 320 horsepower, coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission making it capable of a top speed of 150 mph. This 5,280 lb. vehicle rides on 18 inch wire wheels fitted with 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The chassis alone sold for $9,000 in 1932. The vehicle was re-bodied using a Derham Phaeton and it is coming off a three-year restoration.g J-408 Phaeton*
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1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Competition

This Competition SWB has an extensive racing history in Europe. Races include the Monza, 1000 KM Paris, Mille Miglia Rally, Targo Florio, German GP to name some of them. This unrestored Ferrari is powered by a water cooled single-overhead-cam 2953 cc V12 engine developing 280 horsepower.
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1954 Jaguar XKC403

This was the 2nd 1954 works team car and was the designated lead car for Le Mans. It was fitted with a tail fin for this race. At the June 12-13, 1954 Le Mans, Sterling Moss and Peter Walker running as #12 set the fastest time in practice and set a new record speed of 172.79 mph on the Mulsanne straight. They led the race before retiring with brake problems after midnight. On July 4th at the Reims twelve-hour sports car race, Moss and Walker did not finish. For the September 11 Dundrod Tourist Trophy, Peter Whitehead and Ken Wharton finished 5th where the car was fitted with a 2.5 liter engine, #E 2005-9. After the race and by November 30 1954, it had be fitted with a 3.4 liter engine, #E 2004-9 for tests and was used as a test car by Norman Dewis over the winter.
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1957 Jaguar XKSS 716

This car was counted as part of Jaguar’s stock of unsold D-Types on November 21 1956. On June 12 1957, it was sold to Stanley McRobert of Montreal, who raced and hill climbed in Canada with some success including at Harewood Acres where two races were entered resulting in first and second place finishes. In October at the Mount Gabriel hill climb, the Jaguar finished first, set the fastest time and held the course record for several years.

This car went through several owners who raced at Harewood Acres and at the Mosport Canadian Grand Prix. In approximately 1980 it was converted into a D-Type by Lynx and raced at Silvertone in 1981-1982. In 2000 it was used for vintage racing and tours and was converted back to an XKSS Jaguar specification.

#jaguar #xkss

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1947 Morgan F-Super

The Morgan Super had a 30 bhp, 1,172 cc L-head inline four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, longitudinal leaf spring rear suspension, and three-wheel drum brakes.
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1955 MG TF 1500

The last of the MG sports cars with wood framed bodies and the only year the MG T series came with a standard 1500 cc engine

Taken at the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival.

#mg 
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1954 Hudson Hornet

This Hudson has 16k Original miles. This is a “Twin H” model with a 308 ci engine, dual carbs, radio, heater, outside mirrors, curb feelers, leather, automatic transmission and convertible top.

#hudson #hornet
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1972 Lotus Elan SE Type 45

This vehicle has a fiberglass body and bumpers and could be built in either a fixed head or drop head coupe and earlier cars were considered roadsters. Harry Mundy designed the dual overhead cam cylinder head on an English Ford block.

#lotus
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