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1970 De Tomaso Mangusta for Sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co.

1970 DETOMASO MANGUSTA

The incredible 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta featured here is finished in its factory color combination of Red over a black leather interior. This particular example was sold new in September 1970 through Continental Motors near Chicago to a lawyer who meticulously maintained the Mangusta until 2016 when it was acquired by a California owner. Today the Mangusta presents wonderfully displaying a largely original interior while a mere 12,772 miles are present on the odometer. An incredible variety of documentation accompanies this DeTomaso including the original owner’s manual, original purchase paperwork, original 1970 dealer invoice, correspondence letters from the selling dealer and DeTomaso, registrations dating back to 1970, invoices dating back to 1973, Mangusta brochure, tool kit, original title copy and period Road & Track specs article! Simply put, this is one of the most well kept, low mileage examples that can be found anywhere and will surely make a welcome addition to any premier collection. We are proud to offer this exceptional Mangusta to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates this legendary model that perfectly blended American power with Italian design and craftsmanship. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the DeTomaso Mangusta
The Mangusta was first offered in 1967. Designed by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro during his time at Carrozzeria Ghia in Turin, the Mangusta showcased the classic Italian wedge shape. Featuring a heavily reinforced chassis based on the Vallelunga, the Mangusta was equipped with a mid-mounted Ford V8 behind the passenger compartment. Access was granted by a set of gullwing doors which concealed the engine and manual ZF 5-speed transaxle. In North American specification, the model utilized the 302ci (5.0 liter) V8; tuned to 230 horsepower. Suspension was fully independent and disc brakes were at all four corners while steering was especially responsive courtesy of a rack and pinion steering gear. The interior was dressed in full leather and featured full instrumentation which added to the race car feel. The Mangusta offered supercar level performance with an incredibly stylish Italian flair. Only 401 examples were produced in 1971, of which around 250 are known to still exist today. Well-kept examples have become difficult to procure and rarely come to market. As such, high caliber Mangustas are highly sought after by collectors today.

classic 1955 MG TF Midget for sale

1955 MG TF ROADSTER

The magnificent 1955 MG TF Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Ivory over a black interior with matching black side curtains, full tonneau cover and a new black folding convertible top. This example was previously restored and meticulously maintained by a long-term owner who cherished the car for nearly 30 years. The restoration presents wonderfully today with a level of patina and charm that one would expect from an older restoration. The numbers matching XPAG engine still powers the TF, while 60,313 miles are present on the odometer. It is accompanied by an outstanding array of documentation and receipts dating back to the mid 1970’s in addition to its owner’s manual, THOR knock-off hammer and a period correct tool roll. With such incredible documentation, charming patina and matching numbers engine, this MG is the perfect example to drive and enjoy as is. We are proud to offer this 1955 MG TF Roadster to the most astute collector or enthusiast who appreciates the legacy and appeal of the classic T-series MG. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the MG TF
The last MG to really showcase the marque’s heritage was the TF which launched in October 1953. Designed as a response to the decrease in sales of the TD, the TF served as the last of the T-series Midget cars before the MGA was launched in 1955. The TF featured the same frame and drivetrain as the TD, however a slight facelift was applied to the design. The front fenders were reshaped to incorporate the headlights, taking away the T-series, pre-war appearance. MG also shortened and raked the front grill, which allowed the hood to sit lower and improve aerodynamics. On the inside, individual bucket seats were now standard which helped to give the driver and passenger a sportier feel. The proven XPAG engine was given the Mark II TD treatment with larger carburetors, an increased compression ratio and larger valves, which increased power output to 58 horsepower. The TF’s increased performance combined with the classic MG style still resonates with both collectors and enthusiasts. Just over 9,600 had been built when production ceased in 1955, making the TF a cherished collectible to this day.

1948 MG TC ROADSTER

The magnificent 1948 MG TC Roadster featured here is finished in stunning black over a gorgeous deep burgundy leather interior and a black convertible top. This incredible example was just acquired from Southern California where it was beautifully restored and maintained. We are proud to offer this exceptional example to the most particular collector who appreciates and understands the investment potential of this great British motorcar. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence. 

HISTORY OF THE MG TC
The MG TC was unveiled to the market in 1945 and was the first post-war MG model. The new MG had the same layout and lines as the pre-war TB with some minor improvements. MG widened the body of the TC by four inches which improved interior space while the 1,250cc inline 4-cylinder engine saw an increased compression ratio that and raised power output. Handling was also improved with new shackled suspension springs verses the trunnion mounted springs of the TB model. Despite the TCs’ dated appearance, the car was widely accepted, especially by American GI’s who had begun to export their cars back to the U.S. upon their return after serving in the war. Despite being only produced in right-hand-drive, the TC was exported and sold new to the U.S. market. America fell in love with the TC’s nimble handling and simplicity. The car proved that it could be easily modified for sporty drivers and professional racers. Only 10,000 TCs’ would be produced by the time production ended in November 1949, approximately 2,000 of which would be sold new in the U.S. The MG TC is the perfect combination of pre-war style with post-war performance which solidified MG’s reputation as a sports car company. Today, the MG TC is a viewed as a charming British roadster with timeless appeal. It is no wonder why examples are respected and collected in both professional and enthusiast circles.

1991 Nissan President Sovereign Luxury Sedan

1991 NISSAN PRESIDENT SOVEREIGN LUXURY SEDAN

The 1991 Nissan President Sovereign Luxury Sedan featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Bluish Black Pearl over a Gray Connolly leather interior. This particular example was meticulously maintained in Japan before coming to the United States in 2016. Today is presents wonderfully with a full assortment of working power features and only 40,306 kilometers (the equivalent of 25,045 miles) present on the odometer. With such low mileage, legendary Nissan reliability and outstanding luxury features, this President Luxury Sedan is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1991 Nissan President Sovereign Luxury Sedan to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates rare JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) models. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Nissan President Sovereign
First introduced in 1965, the Nissan President was marketed to wealthy and elite members of Japan as its long wheelbase and large engine displacement meant the model was only affordable by those in the top tax bracket. Offered initially with either a 3 liter straight six or a 4 liter V8, the President featured a lavishly appointed interior featuring front and rear air conditioning, full power features, and rear seat heaters. Their legendary quality and performance attracted many Japanese aristocrats including former Prime Minister Eisaku Satō. The President would see a slight redesign in 1982 with an upgraded suspension, a larger fuel tank and modern square shaped headlamps. 1985 marked the first appearance of the Sovereign VIP trim level. By the end of the 1980’s, Nissan sought to further establish the pedigree of its flagship model by giving the President a modern redesign. The new chassis, designated JHG50 debuted at the 1989 Tokyo motor show. A vast array of new power features and amenities were added which included a Connolly leather interior as well as a passenger airbag. Power for the new car was derived from Nissan’s VH45DE 4.5 liter DOHC V8 with 270hp which was the same engine that powered the Infiniti Q45 in U.S. models. These exclusive motorcars were built in limited numbers and are considered by some to be the pinnacle of all the President models.

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale by Bertone

1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 SPRINT SPECIALE BY BERTONE

The magnificent 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale by Bertone featured here is finished in stunning Verde Scuro Metallizzato over a plush Rich Tan leather interior. This particular example was sold new in Germany and has spent the larger part of the past decade as part of a private Italian car collection. This Alfa was subjected to a comprehensive refurbishment a few years ago and presents wonderfully today with only 61,187 miles present on the odometer. Having been occasionally driven since refurbishing, this Sprint Speciale is the perfect example to drive and enjoy. We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale by Bertone, from the penultimate year of production, to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the iconic shape and performance of this legendary Alfa Romeo. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
The Sprint Speciale debuted at the Turin Auto Salon of 1957 and was offered as a more luxurious version of the popular Giulietta, as it was built with lightweight construction and racing in mind. It was styled after Franco Scaglione’s three futuristic B.A.T. show cars and the popular Disco Volante racing cars. The design by Carrozzeria Bertone featured striking high fenders and a rounded roofline. This amazingly aerodynamic design boasts a drag coefficient of only .29, which is incredibly low, even by modern standards. Under the hood was the potent 1.3-liter, Veloce-specification twin-cam engine, which was equipped with twin two-barrel Weber carburetors and produced 100hp. While the original model was known as the Giulietta Sprint Speciale (or the Giulietta SS), a more refined version first appeared at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. This new model was named the Giulia Sprint Speciale (or the Giulia SS) and featured the larger 1.6 liter engine from the Giulia Sprint Veloce and was rated at over 110hp. The interior was more refined with leather wrapping underneath the dashboard. With enhanced performance and more luxury the Giulia Sprint Speciale was a praised model for style, performance and luxury when new. With only 1400 examples produced until 1966 examples are highly sought-after by Italian car enthusiasts and collectors today!

1992 Nissan GT-R R32 Skyline

1992 NISSAN GT-R R32 SKYLINE

The magnificent 1992 Nissan GT-R R32 Skyline featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Crystal White over a grey interior. This particular example was completed at the Japanese factory in November 1991 and is one of only 1,890 Series 2 cars finished Crystal White. Today this highly desirable GT-R presents well with only 69,425 miles (111,728 kilometers) on the odometer. As these models were never offered outside of the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), they are now highly sought-after by JDM enthusiasts throughout the world. This is a rare opportunity as these immensely popular cars have started to become available in the North American market and these vehicles will only increase in value and demand. This 69,000 mile example is here in the U.S. and is offered with a clean U.S. title. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

*Please note that this vehicle was assembled in November 1991 and as titled as a 1991 model.

Restored Classic 1953 MG TD Roadster for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co.

1953 MG TD ROADSTER

The exquisite 1953 MG TD Roadster featured here is finished in stunning black over a green leather interior and beige folding convertible top. This example hails from the final year of TD production and was previously subject to a meticulous restoration. Today this TD presents wonderfully displaying some slight patina and only 4,505 miles on the odometer (a number which likely reflects the total mileage accrued since restoration). The numbers matching XPAG engine is still in place and with its stunning colors, this MG TD is the perfect example to drive and enjoy. We are proud to offer this wonderful 1953 MG TD Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the charm and appeal of this classic British roadster. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE MG TD
The successor to the popular MG TC, the TD was first constructed in 1949 with MG eyeing the North American market who previously fell in love with the sporty appeal of the TC. Improvements over its predecessor were plentiful with the TD being five inches wider (for more room in the passenger compartment) while front independent suspension as well as rack and pinion steering greatly improved handling. Smaller wheels with bigger tires allowed for more refined front fenders while a now standard 4-speed gearbox allowed for higher speed cruising. The hand-built quality of the TD added to the charm and production of the model lasted until 1953. A perfect combination of pre-war style with post-war performance, the TD helped to solidify MG’s reputation as a sports car company. Today the MG TD is still perceived as a charming British roadster with timeless appeal. It is no wonder why examples are respected and collected in both professional and enthusiast circles.

*Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number.

Restored Classic 1982 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

1982 TOYOTA FJ40 LAND CRUISER

The 1982 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser featured here is finished in stunning Freeborn Red over a grey interior. This incredibly desirable hardtop FJ40 was just released from a private collection. It was extensively restored by the FJ40 specialists at House of Cruisers in Miami, Florida a few years ago and presents in spectacular restored condition today. With iconic styling and legendary off-road capability the Toyota FJ40 has become quite the commodity with collectors in recent years. This exceptionally restored example is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1951 MG TD Roadster

1951 MG TD ROADSTER

The 1951 MG TD Roadster featured here is finished in the stunning color of Ivory/Cream over a wonderful red leather interior with a beige folding convertible top. This particular example was completed at The Abingdon Works Centre in June 1951 and by 1980 was part of the private collection belonging to Curgie Pratt of Arizona. In 1987, Pratt entrusted renowned restorer, Barry Briskman, of Automobiles Water Here, to perform a full ground-up restoration to bring the TD to original condition. In 1988, this example was acquired by an Arizona artist who would go on to own the car for the next 30 years. Beginning in January 2018, the specialists at British Automotive Repair in Scottsdale were commissioned to renew the running condition of the MG. Over $5,500 was invested in order to ensure that all mechanical systems are in order. This MG has been driven less than 3,500 miles since its restoration and is accompanied by its owner’s and workshop manuals, recent service invoices, purchase paperwork and much more. We are proud to offer this wonderful 1951 MG TD Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the charm and appeal of this iconic British roadster. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE MG TD
The successor to the popular MG TC, the TD was first constructed in 1949 with MG eyeing the North American market who previously fell in love with the sporty appeal of the TC. Improvements over its predecessor were plentiful with the TD being five inches wider (for more room in the passenger compartment) while front independent suspension as well as rack and pinion steering greatly improved handling. Smaller wheels with bigger tires allowed for more refined front fenders while a now standard 4-speed gearbox allowed for higher speed cruising. The hand-built quality of the TD added to the charm and production of the model lasted until 1953. A perfect combination of pre-war style with post-war performance, the TD helped to solidify MG’s reputation as a sports car company. The MG TD is still viewed as a charming British roadster with timeless appeal. It is no wonder why examples are respected and collected in both professional and enthusiast circles.

1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA

The 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta featured here is finished in stunning all black with a highly original leather interior. This particular example was reputedly sold new in California and has only had three owners since. The most recent owner, a highly respected vintage motorsports enthusiast, acquired the DeTomaso from a friend in 1982 and meticulously maintained the Mangusta for the following 37 years! It presents and performs wonderfully having previously undergone a full engine rebuild as well as a full repaint. Having only traveled 47,760 miles, the interior is largely original with its original instruments and most of its original leather still intact. An excellent assortment of documentation accompanies this investment-grade Mangusta including its owner’s manual, factory brochure, invoices, period publications and magazine articles. We are proud to offer this exceptional Mangusta to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates this legendary model that perfectly blended American power with Italian design and craftsmanship. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE DETOMASO MANGUSTA
The Mangusta was first offered in 1967. Designed by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro during his time at Carrozzeria Ghia in Turin, the Mangusta showcased the classic Italian wedge shape. Featuring a heavily reinforced chassis based on the Vallelunga, the Mangusta was equipped with a mid-mounted Ford V8 behind the passenger compartment. Access was granted by a set of gullwing doors which concealed the engine and manual ZF 5-speed transaxle. In North American specification, the model utilized the 302ci (5.0 liter) V8; tuned to 230 horsepower. Suspension was fully independent and disc brakes were at all four corners while steering was especially responsive courtesy of a rack and pinion steering gear. The interior was dressed in full leather and featured full instrumentation which added to the race car feel. The Mangusta offered supercar level performance with an incredibly stylish Italian flair. Only 401 examples were produced in 1971, of which around 250 are known to still exist today. Well-kept examples have become difficult to procure and rarely come to market. As such, high caliber Mangustas are highly sought after by collectors today.

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III

1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III PHASE II ROADSTER

The 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster featured here is finishing in the stunning color combination of Colorado Red over a black leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. This particular example reportedly came out of Colorado and was extensively cosmetically restored about 10 years ago and the work is documented by an accompanying photo album. Several tasteful upgrades were installed including cruise control, a modern stereo and an alternator which make this Austin-Healey the perfect candidate for a vintage rally or long distance tour. With stunning appearance, tasteful upgrades as well as desirable options such as overdrive, chrome wire wheels and Lucas fog lights, this Austin-Healey is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster to the most astute investor, collector or enthusiast who appreciates the appeal of this proper British sports car. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.


HISTORY OF THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III PHASE II ROADSTER
The Austin-Healey was born from the Healey Hundred, first shown at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. British Motor Industry legend Sir Leonard Lord, soon convinced Healey that Austin should build the car and thus the Austin-Healey 100 was born. The Austin-Healey’s design and appeal as a true British Sports Car resulted in strong sales across the globe in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. Over time the design and drivetrain matured to the 6-cylinder Austin-Healey 3000, which was powered by a larger engine and featured a more comfortable interior, improved braking, and suspension. The pinnacle of the Healey 3000 was introduced in February 1964 in the form of the 3000 Mark III (BJ8). The Mark III featured a 150 horsepower engine with a new camshaft design in addition to larger carburetors with improved flow. The Austin-Healey 3000 is the last of the great “big Healeys” and is considered by many enthusiasts to be the best performing Austin-Healey ever built.

1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-SIX BN6 ROADSTER

The magnificent 1959 Austin-Healey 100-six BN6 Roadster featured here is finished in its stunning factory correct color combination of Colorado Red over a red interior and a black folding convertible top. This incredible example was completed by the factory in August 1958 and was originally distributed through New York. Beginning in 1989 the marque specialists at Healey Surgeons Inc. of Maryland began a full restoration that was completed in the mid 1990’s. The odometer displays just less than 6,500 miles today which is likely the total mileage that the car has accrued since its restoration. This meticulous attention to detail is evident as this example both presents and performs wonderfully. A perfect example to partake in a vintage rally or tour, this restored BN6 is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this numbers matching 1959 Austin-Healey 100-six BN6 Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the appeal of proper British motoring at its finest. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1954 MG TF

1954 MG TF ROADSTER

The 1954 MG TF Roadster featured here is finished in stunning all black over a biscuit interior and beige folding convertible top. This particular example was purchased new in Brussels, Belgium by an American serviceman who brought the car home to the United States after his tour was completed. Reputedly the original owner maintained the car for more than 50 years during which a thorough restoration was performed. Until recently the MG was part of a private collection, where it was lovingly maintained. Today the TF displays only 44,800 kilometers, the equivalent of only 27,837 miles; a number that is believed to be the total mileage this MG has traveled from new. Still powered by its numbers matching engine, this MG TF today presents wonderfully and will certainly bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1954 MG TF Roadster to the most astute collector or enthusiast who appreciates the legacy and appeal of the classic T-series MG. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE MG TF
The last MG to really show the marques heritage, the TF was launched in October 1953. Designed in response to the decrease in sales of the TD, the TF served as the last of the T-series Midget cars before the MGA was launched in the fall of 1955. The TF featured the same frame and drivetrain as the TD, however a slight face-lift was applied to the design. The front fenders were reshaped to incorporate the headlights, taking away the T-series, pre-war appearance. MG also shortened and raked the front grill, which allowed the hood to sit lower and improve aerodynamics. On the inside, individual bucket seats were now standard which helped to give the driver and passenger a sportier feel. The proven XPAG engine was given the Mark II TD treatment with larger carburetors, an increased compression ratio and larger valves, which increased power output to 58hp. The TF’s increased performance combined with the classic MG style today resonates with both collectors and enthusiasts. Just over 9,600 had been built when production ceased in 1955, making the TF a cherished collectible to this day.

1955 Swallow Doretti

1955 SWALLOW DORETTI ROADSTER

The magnificent 1955 Swallow Doretti Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Pearl White over a gorgeous blue leather interior. This particular Doretti is one of the last examples built and reputedly sat in dry storage near Riverside, California, for almost 50 years. Beginning in 2011, an extensive nut-and-bolt, Concours quality restoration was performed that took four years to complete. Since then, this Swallow Doretti has enjoyed numerous accolades including an appearance at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and an award from the Historic Vehicle Association at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns. An incredible amount of documentation accompanies this investment-grade motorcar including its owner’s manual, tool kit, full tonneau cover, side curtains, restoration photos and nearly $80,000 in receipts! We are extremely proud to offer this outstanding 1955 Swallow Doretti Roadster the most astute collector or investor who appreciates provenance, rarity and exceptional condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE SWALLOW DORETTI
The Swallow Doretti was a product of the Swallow Coachbuilding Company, best known for their motorcycle side cars and their association with Jaguar before WWII. After the war, William Lyons sold the company to Tube Investments who quickly saw the demand for small sports cars because they had gained a share of the market that was previously dominated by motorcycle side cars prior to the war. In 1954, the Doretti entered production. The foundation of the car was a unique steel tube chassis that held Triumph TR2 running gear under aluminum body work. While the chassis itself bore a strong resemblance to the Triumph, it’s construction was stiffer and noticeably larger. Drivetrain placement was pushed further back, which resulted in even weight distribution and smooth handling. Its aluminum body work gave  the Doretti an ample power to weight ratio. Styling was penned by Frank Rainbow of Tube Investments who evoked the look of some early Ferraris with his front end treatment. The name Doretti was an Italianization of Dorothy Dean, the daughter of importer Arthur Anderson, who also happened to be the Triumph distributor for Southern California. With stunning appearance, excellent handling and 100mph performance, the Doretti was praised by automotive enthusiasts. Due to pressure from Lyons and the rest of the British Motor Industry, the Doretti ceased production in 1955 with only 276 examples produced. With only approximately 80 known to exist today, the Swallow Doretti remains highly praised in vintage sports car circles and are highly sought-after by collectors.

1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider by Touring for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co.

1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 SPIDER BY TOURING

The magnificent 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider by Touring featured here is finished in stunning Grigio Biacca over a gorgeous red interior and black folding convertible top. This particular example was just released from nearly 25 years of ownership with a California exotic car specialist. In 2013 it was sent to Europe for a no-expense-spared restoration that included a full drivetrain rebuild which was completed in 2016. Since then, the Spider has been driven less than 1,000 miles. A rare classic Italian exotic with stunning coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring, this Alfa Romeo is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are extremely proud to offer this spectacular 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider by Touring to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates rarity and timeless Italian design. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE 2000 SPIDER
Alfa Romeo unveiled the 1900 Super’s successor, the 2000 at the 1957 Turin Motor Show. Originally built by Alfa Romeo just as a four door sedan, couch built examples soon followed with Bertone offering a stylish 2-door coupe and Carrozzeria Touring of Milan offering the sporty two-door roadster named the Spider. All 2000 series cars featured the dual overhead cam 1,975cc engine that produced 131 horsepower, however it was the Spider, with its sporty design and floor mounted fully synchronized 5-speed gearbox, which was capable of over 100 mph. With stunning lightweight coachwork, outstanding performance and low production numbers, it is no surprise why the 2000 Spider has become the most desirable model with collectors and enthusiasts today.

1995 Lotus Esprit

1995 LOTUS ESPRIT S4S

The 1995 Lotus Esprit S4S featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Empire Green Metallic over Magnolia leather interior. This particular example was sold new through Prestige Motor Cars in Miami by a doctor who maintained this example until 2008. It was then acquired by an Esprit mechanic who performed regular maintenance on the car until 2015 when it was obtained for a private collection. This Esprit S4s performs as well as it presents and is representation of one of the fastest sports cars of its era. We are proud to offer this stunning Lotus Esprit S4s to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the legacy and investment potential of this future classic! Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Lotus Esprit S4S
The Lotus Esprit S4 was first offered in 1993 with stylistic changes penned by Julian Thomson which included revised front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a new rear spoiler. Additionally the S4 was the first Esprit to offer power steering. The S4 Sport, or S4s, was unveiled in 1994 and utilized Thomson’s stylistic improvements with the addition of a rear wing from the 300. The 2.2 litre engine was enhanced with improved head flow, a new ECM and revised turbocharger that resulted in 300hp. The S4s was capable of nearly 170mph and a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. The S4s first came stateside during the 1995 mid-production year and only 145 were built for the U.S. market while the V8 powered cars were unveiled for 1996. With such low production, the single turbo 4-cylinder versions have become a commodity among 1990’s sports car enthusiasts as well as collectors.

1983 DeTomaso Pantera Carroll Shelby

CARROLL SHELBY’S 1983 DETOMASO PANTERA GTS (ONE AND ONLY OWNER)

The 1983 DeTomaso Pantera GTS featured here is finished in stunning red over a wonderfully original tan leather interior. This particular example is a rare and desirable GTS model that was not sold new in the United States. It was imported to the U.S. by AmeriSport Inc. and gifted to Carroll Shelby by DeTomaso to encourage him to spearhead bringing the Pantera back to the U.S. market. Though Carroll Shelby passed away in 2012, the Pantera remained in his personal collection until 2018. Today it presents in highly original condition and only has 7,356 km (the equivalent of 4,571 miles) on the odometer. Its highly original condition, low mileage and ultimate ownership provenance make this DeTomaso simply the best example that can be found on the market today! We are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates low mileage and excellent condition. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

   

HISTORY OF THE DETOMASO PANTERA GTS
The DeTomaso Pantera was introduced in 1971. Designed by Tom Tjaarda during his time as Carrozzeria Ghia, the Pantera initially utilized the same mid-engine drivetrain set up as the Mangusta. However, the Pantera featured a steel monocoque design that was incredibly rigid. Ford’s legendary 351 Cleveland V8 was refined for more power which was transferred through a ZF 5-speed manual transaxle. While the Pantera was originally available through select Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, increasing emissions standards resulted in Ford dropping the model from the U.S. market in 1974. Despite this, DeTomaso would continue to produce the Pantera until 1992 with further refinements as production continued. The Pantera GTS was introduced in 1974 with a more powerful engine courtesy of an increased compression ratio. Interest in mid-engine cars was strong throughout the United States in the early 1980s, and the idea of reintroducing the Pantera to the U.S. market was considered. At this time, DeTomaso gifted two different Panteras to Carroll Shelby in hopes that he would spearhead the reintroduction of the model to the U.S. market. Unfortunately, this idea never came to fruition though a number of later model Panteras were imported to the U.S. during the 1980’s by AmeriSport Inc. These examples rarely come to market and are highly sought-after by collectors to this day.

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster for sale Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic cars, Daniel Schmitt classic cars st Louis

1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III PHASE II ROADSTER

The Austin-Healey was born from the Healey Hundred, first shown at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. British Motor Industry legend Sir Leonard Lord, soon convinced Healey that Austin should build the car and thus gave birth to the Austin-Healey 100. The Austin-Healey’s design and appeal as a true British Sports Car, resulted in strong sales across the globe in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. Over time the design and drive train matured to the 6-cylinder Austin-Healey 3000, which featured a more comfortable interior, improved braking, and suspension. 1967 would marque the last production model year of the Austin-Healey 3000, the last of the great “big Healeys” and is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the Austin-Healey brand.

The 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster featured here is finished in gorgeous Ivory White with a beautiful original black interior. This extremely rare find has only traveled 55,867 miles from new and still wears most of its original paint. A few years ago this motorcar was subject to an extensive mechanical rejuvenation by an Austin Healey judge. This marque specialist was tasked with ensuring the car’s driveability while going to great lengths to preserve its incredible originality, using only the best parts available including numerous New Old Stock components. Since completion this magnificent motorcar has been shown at numerous Concours shows and was the recipient of the coveted Palmetto Award of Preservation at the 2013 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance. Accompanying this investment-grade 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster is its brochure, mechanical restoration receipts, British Motor Industry Heritage certificate, previous registrations and much more. It has been said that cars are only original once and we are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the finest original Austin-Healey’s on the market today. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence; this just might be one of the best finds on the market.

1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder for sale at Daniel Schmitt & co. Classic car galler St. Louis, intermeccanica italia for sale, intermeccanica italia convertible

1969 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA SPYDER CONVERTIBLE

Knowledgeable sports car enthusiasts are quick to perk up when they hear the name Intermeccanica, and with good reason. Intermeccanica was established in 1959 by chemical engineer Frank Reisner and his wife, Paula. Their cars combined Italian artistry with an American drivetrain. The Reisners were passionate car enthusiasts who loved sports cars and racing. They traveled to Europe and settled in Torino, Italy, where they opened their company and began manufacturing aftermarket performance parts. In 1967, after a series of name, ownership, and engineering changes within the company, the Reisners began production of the stunning Italia Spyder.

The first Italias were exported to the United States in 1968. The cars were unlike anything else on the market and quickly gained the attention of discerning American car lovers. However, with limited production and a dear price tag of $8,500, only the affluent could afford them. To many aficionados, the 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder was an automotive masterpiece. The car’s “prancing bull” badging was a gracious nod to Torino’s coat of arms. Its styling, which was classic Italian with vintage Ferrari undertones, was elegant. Its performance was equally impressive, as it could reach 0–60 in 6.2 seconds and had a top speed of 155 mph, which was attained through a powerful and proven Ford V-8 engine. The Italia’s steel body was hand-formed, and its chassis was made from tubular steel. With only 354 produced from 1967 to 1973, the Italia has since taken on an appealing mystique as a rare automobile and today is highly desired by collectors and enthusiasts who seek the thrill of a genuine classic Italian sports car.

The 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder featured here is finished in stunning Rosso Red with a gorgeous black leather interior and matching convertible top. This magnificent Italia Spyder is among one of the best examples that can be found anywhere in the world. For over 20 years this Italia was part of the coveted collection of Irish-American businessman John Campion, who commissioned a no-expense-spared restoration. This Italia now performs better than new and is fitted with many desirable options including chrome a personal wood steering wheel, Borrani wire wheels, Becker Mexico radio, ANSA Marmitte exhaust tips and more. We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder to the most sophisticated collector or investor who truly understands and appreciates the potential of this great Italian marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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