Lot 261 - 1988 Excalibur Series V Four-door Saloon
|Odometer reading||37,923 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Rare example
- Includes cherished registration
With styling based on the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK, the Excalibur was designed by Brook Stevens for Studebaker who then formed a company to manufacture and market the cars. These handcrafted luxury cars are manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and are fitted with drive train and suspension systems from General Motors. These rear-wheel drive, four-speed, automatic cars are well equipped and proved popular with many American stars including Sonny and Cher, Tony Curtis and the comedienne Phyllis Diller who owned four of them.
This extremely rare Series V, four-door, version is finished in Antique White and trimmed in Dove Grey leather with burgundy piping. The interior is complemented by a walnut dashboard and door cappings and the look is enhanced with wire wheels and an abundance of chrome. This low mileage example shows only two previous owners since its arrival in the UK in 2005. The history file for this Excalibur contains a V5 registration document and previous MoT test certificates, also included is the original price lists, specification sheets and a sales brochure. Realistically priced, this head turning luxury car has enormous kerb appeal and would be ideal as a wedding or prom car or just a wonderful addition to any car collection.
Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead.
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