Lot 304 - 1978 Excalibur Series III
|Odometer reading||34,658 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
The Excalibur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a car styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK by Brooks Stevens for Studebaker. Stevens subsequently formed a company to manufacture and market the cars, which were conventional under their styling. A prototype premiered at car shows in 1964 fitted on a Studebaker chassis and using a 290-horsepower Studebaker 289ci V8. Studebaker subsequently ceased operations, ending the availability of its 289ci V8 so general Motors agreed to provide the a Chevrolet 327ci in 300bhp Corvette tune, making the 2100-pound Excalibur a strong performer. With acceleration from 0-60 mph taking less than five seconds and projected top speed was 160mph, the Excalibur was not for the faint hearted.
This 1978, Series III has the six litre V8 engine and was imported into the UK from the USA in 2006 where it was then used as a wedding car before being purchased by its current owner. Offered in pure white with striking chrome work and biscuit leather interior, this example also offers the original high back seats which were originally removed for its use as a wedding car and full wet weather running gear including hard top. This is ahead turning example which also has its original Indiana certificate of title along with old MoT test certificates and a valid V5 registration document. Offered at a very competitive estimate, this rare piece of motoring will certainly stand you out from the crowd and that tuneful V8 is bound to make you and passengers grin from ear to ear.
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