Cool Shop truck, get a load of parts in this 1949 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton Short Box Pickup
Cool Shop truck, get a load of parts in this 1949 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton Short Box Pickup
Man these cars are so sweet, what a Gem, I love it. This 1957 Ace Bristol black with maroon/red interior and wire wheels very slick. I love the grill !
Whoah, before Maserati there was OSCA, so bad ass 1962 OSCA, I wish I owned this !!
If you’ve been paying attention to the market, ACs of all types have been sky-rocketing in the past few years, and while not cheap, the Aceca may still be the most under-valued of the AC post-war cars. A fantastic, usable car for rallies, club meets, or even to show.
hought I’d run this one time (and one time only) on eBay before I consign it to Amelia Island, where any serious buyer will pay considerably more than they can buy it for here and now. I don’t have high hopes for this venue, but if there is any serious buyer out there, now is the time to buy – save yourself some money while getting a great car!
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Amazing Rare car with awesome history.
One of the most documented OSCA 1600 GTZ restorations anywhere in the world as the owner is also the owner of www.osca1600gt.com.
Chassis 006 was produced in Fall 1961 and sold to its Italian owner and was raced/rallied by prior owners in Europe — including renown Ferrari collector, Fabrizio Violati. In 2008, the current owner purchased the car and imported it to the USA where the car received a complete restoration back to its road-going configuration. Over $50,000 USD was spent on the mechanical restoration with an 18-page restoration invoice and over 200 digital photo’s. Another $10,000 USD was spent for the interior restoration that includes a Zagato-style seats made to original frame specifications. While the diamond-stitch leather was not an original OSCA option, the current owner feels it adds more visual appeal (similar to early Ferrari’s) and several documented OSCA 1600 GT Zagato’s have received this interior upgrade.
The engine and gearbox are original to the car and include correct stampings and have been expertly rebuilt by a renown Ferrari restoration shop whose customer cars include those seen at the Monterey Historic and Goodwood Revival races. The original rods and pistons were carefully removed and sealed and CP pistons and Carello rods were forged, balanced, and installed as a replacements for improved durability (4 in the engine, 1 set of spares) – including new mail bolts. Old/worn head studs were replaced to ensure proper clamping force between the head and block and worn flywheel bolts were replaced with exact dimension and thread space parts (this is a common failure on OSCA’s). The flywheel and ring gear were replaced with New Old Stock parts and the gearbox and clutch were rebuilt and differential inspected. The brakes were expertly rebuilt and every hose and pressure line in the car replaced to ensure no leaks under pressure.
Every single mechanical system on the car has been carefully refurbished and every original nut/bolt that has been removed has been saved and packaged to come with the car. Every gasket (head/block, carburetors, etc.) were replaced. The carburetors were rebuilt, fuel pump replaced, and the water pump impeller replaced with a New Old Stock part. The oil pump gears were worn and thus replaced with New Old Stock parts from Italy ($500 USD just for two original gears) to ensure proper oil pressure. A wire loom was hand-made in Italy and sent to the USA for installation to replace old/worn wiring and connectors. The radiator was pressure tested and repaired, and the oil cooler that was present on the car was retained to ensure proper operating temperature. All gauges were sent out for mechanical restoration (face plates have NOT been refinished).
The interior and headliner were stripped to bare metal and the only rust found were two small areas under both rear side windows below the “C-pillar” and they were repaired. NO rust anywhere in the floor pans, footwells, rear seat areas, etc. The interior metal was sealed prior to the interior installation and luxury-grade leather was used — not vinyl. Even the spare tire platform shelf is covered in diamond-stitch black leather for a finished look.
The car does not retain its original heater blower unit or controls, or its emergency brake caliper (these were removed early in its life for racing), but the caliper is shared with the Fiat 1600S and can be sourced. A new e-brake cable will be included with the car. The paint is in good, but not concours condition as there are a few oxidation bubbles at the bottom door seams and nose opening above the grille.
Additional spare parts were located in Italy and purchased and come with the car: aluminum OSCA oil pan, master cylinder slave, half speed gear, OSCA generator, locking gas cap and more. The plexiglass racing windshield comes as a spare (in a crate) as well as a Fiat OSCA 1600S head (for racing) that has received new valves and resurfacing. A jack and tool kit were located and have also been mounted in the car. New tires (including spare) installed in August 2011 with less than 30 miles on them.
A complete ownership history and extensive authentication papers are available (FIA, FIVA Passbook, ACCUS, Italian Car Club, Belgian Car Club) and FIA and ACCUS hologram vignette decals. This is not a show car, but a nice touring car.
I have seen this car a few times over the years, it was at Fantasy Junction last I saw it. Really fun car a ton of work went into it to make it what it is.
Seller states :
Built on a 914-6 chassis with a body based on a 1955 356 Continental, it is fitted with a 3 liter, 279hp RS-spec engine, and a 915 gear box. Momentum created by the race engine is temporarily halted with addition of “full-trick” 934 brakes. The polished disc wheels are 17” in diameter and match the other accents/trim on the car.
This car is a stunning and totally unique one-off that subscribes loosely to the 356 Outlaw philosophies. Based on a 914-6 chassis, this car has been fitted with a mid-mounted 3-litre 911 engine with Weber carburetors, as well as a 915 5-speed gearbox. It was built by Australian Jeff Dutton in 1992. The body is based on a 356 Continental from 1955, and is recognizably such up to the B-pillar. The roof has been chopped several inches, as is fairly standard for an `Outlaw`, but thanks to the mid engine placement and 914-6 chassis, the wheelbase is longer than that of a 356. Consequently, the car displays a dramatic and striking `fastback` rear treatment, which is beautifully set off by a number of very neat and extraordinary details. The philosophy throughout the car is one of lightness and strength, and much of the car is structurally composed of a tube frame. There is an integral roll bar, which is in keeping with the general interior aesthetic of Spartan functionality.
The disc wheels are 17 inches in diameter and are highly polished to match a number of other accents on the car, including the 718 RSK style side vents, driver’s side mirror, as well as the engine and transmission access covers. The panels themselves have been extensively louvered to allow heat to escape. The beehive tail lamps from the 1955 Continental have been retained, and no fewer than six polished exhaust tips fitted, to hint at the 6-cylinder power plant. A racing style through-hood fuel filler has been fitted at the front, while the rear view and passenger side mirror both operate on the `periscope` principle through view windows that have been let into the body panels. The result is very coherent and nothing short of incredible. The exterior has been recently repainted to a nice standard and shows only a handful of small blemishes. The metal trim is very nice, including the highly polished accent panels. The lights and lenses are excellent, including Hella H4 headlamps.
The interior is quite Spartan but still feels very special. The green leather bucket seats are attractive and comfortable, while the dished wood-rimmed steering wheel with Porsche crest is very much in keeping the 1950`s racer feel of the car. The dashboard provides a similar effect and has been carried over from the Continental, complete with large `Telefunken` radio speaker aperture. The instrumentation is by timeless VDO instruments, some of which have been sourced from a 911. There is no carpeting or other upholstery to speak of, while the door panels are nothing more than polished stamped aluminum panels. The windscreen and side windows are Plexiglas, as is the rear porthole, which provides a great view of the engine, and an okay view of the scenery behind the car through the louvers. Also of note is an access panel between the seat backs on the rear firewall, cheekily labeled as an emergency exit using a sticker from an airliner. Between the seats is the exposed shifter for the 915 gearbox, as well as the ignition panel, complete with protective red switch cover for ignition, starter button, and an ominous red indicator light. The general condition is tidy, with no significant wear. The leather is excellent, as is the upholstered headliner.
The engine compartment is clean and looks like any backwards 911 engine should. It is not detailed for show but is satisfyingly clean, and brightened up by chromed air filter rain guards and polished trim. The engine itself has been built to RS specifications topped with Weber carburetors and is claimed to make 279hp. The front compartment reveals a fuel cell, as well as more evidence of the tubular frame components. The brakes are hugely impressive fully ventilated and drilled discs from a 934(!), which capably slow this extremely rapid car.
Perhaps the most unique and creative of the 356 Outlaw breed, this car is stunning in every respect, and totally unique. Combining the balance of the 914-6 chassis, reliability and potency of the 911SC driveline, aesthetic feel of the 356, and development and rigidity of a tube-frame car, this car really represents the best of all worlds. The level of detail is remarkable and its construction was an uncompromising and hugely expensive endeavor. This is a completely unrepeatable car that has had hundreds of thousands invested and is truly a one of a kind, head turning, tire burning Porsche hot rod that can be enjoyed on the street.