1965 Excalibur SÚrie I SS 100SOLD
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Excalibur SÚrie I SS 100

Reference Number 127402

as of 5/23/2011

Overview
Car 1965 Excalibur SÚrie I SS 100
VIN 1024 
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Known History

In 1964, the designer Brook Stevens took inspiration from the fabulous Mercedes SSK roadster to design his first replica, using the chassis of a 1960s Studebaker Lark cabriolet. Thereafter, series 1 cars were powered by Chevrolet Corvette 327 CI drive trains and those from other General Motors engines rather than the Ford 289 CI, because in 1966 it was replaced by another, less Spartan roadster and in 1968 it was joined by a true 4-seater, the Torpedo Phaeton.

In 1965, the SS 100 was the first replica to be manufactured in short runs (only 168 examples were released) and in the eyes of collectors it possesses a special status. Well-designed, very light and equipped with a Chevrolet Corvette engine exceeding 300 horsepower, the Excalibur SS 100 is a pleasure to drive.

 

The car for sale has 17,000 miles on the clock and comes equipped with brand new P4000 Pirelli tyres mounted on to Rudge chrome wheels, two electric fans, a 4-trumpet compressor horn and a battery cut-off switch. The gear stick was sourced at Hurst and the revolution counter fitted to the aluminium guilloche dashboard is by Sun Super Tach II. The hood is missing. It still has the original white leather interior and the carpets are made from Bordeaux wool, bordered with white leather. When driving this car, it almost feels like you are at the wheel of an AC Cobra.