Private Collection - (8)


BMW Z8 ROADSTER

Inspired by the legendary 507, the Henrik Fisker designed Z8 is a truly thoroughbred supercar of the modern era.

This example is finished in the color combination of “all black”. Very few of these cars were built with black exterior, interior, and soft and hard tops making this an ultra-rare car.

It spent most of its life in California in the care of its original owner, and has had but two registered owners from new.

It is in museum quality condition, with no accidents or paint work ever,  and has covered just 3900 miles from new.

Virtually every item furnished from new by BMW is retained by this car including: the factory hard top, hard top stand, hard top cover, hard top tool, tonneau cover, wind deflector, factory supplied keys and leather Z8 embossed key case, first aid kit, tool roll embossed with Z8 logo, owner’s manual pouch with books, navigation cd’s, cup holder insert, factory supplied Z8 cell phone, and the seldom seen factory supplied Z8 50-jewel Swiss wrist watch with original storage case! Also included is the original factory delivery letter on BMW letterhead to the original owner along with the engine compartment oil dipstick tag!

If you are seeking a future preservation class concourse eligible Z8 you will likely not find a finer example.


Elva MK7S

This 1965 Elva MKVII S was the first factory Elva chassis to employ the BMW 2 litre 4 cylinder power plant. It currently produces around 230hp & is a consistent podium finisher everywhere it participates !!! In mid-history back in the 80’s this chassis was fitted  with  Porsche 906 mill & terrorized the competition for 2 season before undergoing a complete restoration back to it’s original Elva/BMW configuration. After racing up & down the East coast for the past decade she spends most of her time at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen & Thompson Motorsports Park.

This particular Sports Racer ticks off all the boxes: Beautiful Lines, Easy to Maintain & Extremely Competitive…Can’t really ask much more from a Vintage Race Car!!!


Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

In Ferrari’s first official announcement of the car, the 458 Italia was described as the successor to the F430 but arising from an entirely new design, incorporating technologies developed from the company’s experience in Formula 1. And now, words cannot describe the sensual nature of latest iteration of this model, the 458 Italia Spider. This is one Ferrari that I lusted for from the initial revelation of the Spider configuration in 2012. In ordering this very special automobile I chose to recognize the evolution of this model from it’s mid engine roots, the Dino. I opted to configure my 458 in the same livery as our 73 Dino with the exterior color in Nero & the interior being Crema with Bordeaux stitching, piping & Daytona inserts. I also had the retractable roof panel colored in Mat Black as is the Targa roof on the Dino. The end result has garnered rave reviews at every showing. The driving sensation of the 458 is so far beyond description that you really have to experience it first hand. Maranello has really outdone themselves with this one!!!

 


Toyota 2000GT

This was our first Toyota 2000GT, purchased from it’s early caretaker in Duluth Minnesota in 1976. We’ve owned this particular 2000GT five times over the last 38 years & now this old friend is a permanent part of our core collection. This example is incredibly original including the original engine & drive train as well as the completely original unrestored interior. It feels & fits like that old pair of comfortable shoes that you just can’t part with & puts a smile on your face every time you wear them(drive it)!!!

Welcome home…again…baby!!!


Toyota Shelby/2000GT

This is undoubtedly the most historically significant sports/racing car to ever come out of “The Land of the Rising Sun”. Bearing the VIN: MF10-10001(the first serial #’d Toyota 2000GT), combined with it’s stellar performance in Toyota’s first ever U.S. racing venture (1968 SCCA C-Production) where it was prepared & campaigned by Carroll Shelby for Toyota, we have the ultimate Japanese sports/racing car!!!

We added this car to our collection in 1980 & finished the frame off restoration in the early 90’s. Since then the car has seen action at NHIS, Monterey, Morroso & The Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car & it’s history were featured in a full length Japanese documentary that was released in movie theaters in Tokyo early in 2010.

This amazing piece of automotive history was campaigned in 2013 at NHIS, The Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival & The Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix. We achieved several “podium” finishes including 2 first place finishes as well as 1st in class at the Lime Rock “Sunday in the Park Concours”.  Our next Badge of Honor was awarded at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours with another 1st in Class!!!

I’m certain that “Honor” will continue to follow this very special piece of Automotive History!!!


Toyota 2000GT Convertible

Purchased in 1991 from the second owner, Tyson’s Toyota, we performed a restoration & conversion to create the only Toyota 2000GT “convertible” in the world. The “Bond 007” license plate attracts a lot of attention during ralleys & cruise nights as people remember the original 2000GT “Bond” car from the Ian Flemming film, “You Only Live Twice”. This particular car has run the New England 1000 Ralley twice & participated in several shows & driving events proving it’s reliability born of true Toyota tradition. Interested parties should e-mail or call to discuss specific details & pricing.