Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Auto Collection, Las Vegas

In the parking garage behind the Imperial Palace Casino, Las Vegas is the Classic Auto Collection. It advertises itself as "The World's Largest Classic Car Museum" but as with most Vegas' claims that seems a bit of a tall claim. It's not so much a museum as a collection of classic cars available for sale. A small number are permanently on display but most are for sale. Entry is officially $5 but there are 'free entry' vouchers available almost everywhere.

1937 Bentley 4 1/4 litre Gurney Nutting Sedanca Coupe. POA

1931 Duesenberg

1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Gurney Nutting,year&sr=69

1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Drophead,year&sr=28
Link1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.,year&sr=81

1938 Rolls Royce Phantom III James Young Drophead Coupe. Not for Sale.,year&sr=18

1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Vignale Saloon. One of a kind custom bodywork.

1951 Talbot-Lago T 26 Grand Sport. A rare and beautifully streamlined machine.,year&sr=29

1948 Cadillac Series 2 with custom Saoutchik bodywork. One of only two built. Not for sale.

1954 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine.,year&sr=10

1961 Chevrolet Corvette 283/245 Roadster. Asking price is US$175,000.,year&sr=19

1985 Porsche 550 Spyder replica.,year&sr=46

Chinese limousine.

1940 Dodge Coronet. This car has since sold.,year&sr=25

1954 Chevrolet Corvette. This car has since sold.,year&sr=18

1964 Jaguar E-Type Custom Bouillot Helsel Roadster. Asking price is US$115,000.,year&sr=37

1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.,year&sr=44

1940 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Sedan. This car was apparently owned by Howard Hughes in the 1940s when working at MGM. Asking price is US$195,000.,year&sr=13

1960 Cadillac Series Two Coupe.,year&sr=12

1939 Horch 930V Phaeton. Having never seen a Horch in the flesh before, this was definitely my favourite vehicle. One of one three ever built and one of two surviving, this magnificent car had been displayed at the concourse at Pebble Beach in 1999 and 2009. Asking price is US$350,000 - a little outside my price range!,year&sr=35

Ford Model T

1934 Morgan Super sports. A lovely little three wheeler. This was not for sale.,year&sr=17

1928 Mercedes SSK Roadster replica. POA.,year&sr=46

1946 Delahaye 135MS Selbourne Roadster.

1923 Ahrens Fox Fire engine. A bargain at US$75,000.

1923 Stutz Speedway.,year&sr=85

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Ghia. This car was originally built for George Walker, vice president of design, Ford Motor Company and features a custom body.,year&sr=1

1959 Nash Metropolitan. The British Austin company attempted to break into the US market in the 1950s with this budget sportscar. At a time when the US economy was booming and big cars were a status symbol, the Metropolitan stood no chance. Still, quite a few were sold and today they are highly desirable collectors items.,year&sr=53

The excellent and quirky French 1957 Panhard Dyna Z.,year&sr=58. These are quite a rare car in the US and just about everywhere else outside France.

A lovely pair of Volkswagens

1961 Volkswagen T1.,year&sr=87

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