1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster with Dietrich body
The Toronto Intenational Auto Show, held within the past several weeks, displayed some of the most beautiful and rare vintage automobiles in the world. These “Concour’s D’Elegance” vehicles are icons of style, grace and extravangance for their time periods.
Enjoy the photos and video below.
The Roadster is powered by a 473 cubic inch, 175 hp. V 12 engine
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Dual Cowl Phaeton
The owner has stated that although it cruises best at 60-70 mph, its factory-claimed 90 mph in second gear is not an exxageration!
The Duesenberg was first owned by ‘Roxy” Rothafel of Roxy Theatre and Music Hall fame.
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe. The chassis was modified by “Dutch” Darrin, a renowned coach builder, known for his “Dutch” dip (in the doors).
1949 Cadillac Coupe De Ville Prototype. This custom hardtop was owned by the president of G.M, who gave it to his secretary when he became Secretary of Defence under Eisenhower.
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible. The car features a 352 c.i. engine, Ultramatic transmisison, power brakes, steering, windows and seats, and dual heaters!
A recent visit to Brackley Boats in Gravenhurst, Ontario, provided a very pleasant surprise. Nestled into Paul’s restoration bay sat “Kittyhawk”, the early 1930’s Gidley day cruiser purchased by aviator Orville Wright in 1931 for $3,075.00. The boat was used extensively on his island property in Georgian Bay. After Mr. Wright’s death, Kittyhawk was active […]
After a six month absence, it was time to get back to Tim Butson’s boat shop in Bracebridge, Ontario. Tim and his staff are nearing completion of at least three classic watercraft, including two Greavette Executives and a Grew day cruiser. As usual, the shop was humming. Enjoy the photos below, and stay tuned for […]
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