Built to replicate the 1928 MercedesBenz SSK
Red removable fiberglass hardtop with tan side curtains
One of 173 copies built in 1976
454 CID V8 engine with polished intake, fourbarrel carburetor, dual exhaust
Threespeed automatic transmission
Power steering and fourwheel disc brakes with ventilated front discs, airconditioning, tilt steering column, cruise control
Tan interior with Stewart Warner gauges
Alpine AM/FM stereo
Chrome wire wheels and wide whitewall tires
Looking for a classic preWorld War II automobile that is unlike anyone elses or just searching for rolling conversation piece for your collection? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1976 Excalibur Phaeton Series III. The previous owner lovingly drove this car for four years and now it's ready for a new home. This is truly one of the nicest Excalibur we have ever seen.
Designer Brooks Stevens took the Excalibur tradition that stretched back to handbuilt sports cars in the early 50s and shifted into roadgoing cars with the Series 1 Excalibur in 1965. The roadgoing Excalibur combined a coachbuilt fiberglass body that harkened back to the classic 1928 MercedesBenz SSK with modern underpinnings for contemporary ride and performance.
At first, Studebaker served as the chassis and powertrain component of the Excalibur with subsequent Chevrolet V8 power. The Series II Excalibur used Chevrolet Corvettespec engines in conjunction with a ladderbar frame until 1975, when bigblock Chevrolet power combined with a new chassis that brought a 112inch wheelbase marked as the advent of the Series III.
This rarely seen Excalibur Series III is one of just 173 phaetons built for 1976 and is finished in twotone redoverblack paint with a luxurious tan interior to bolster its neoclassic style. The 454cubicinch bigblock V8 under the bonnet features a polished intake manifold topped with a fourbarrel carburetor with signature dual side exhaust for performance and style. The engine is backed by an automatic transmission with tiltcolumn power steering and power brakes with ventilated front discs for neareffortless road handling.
Its exterior is in very good condition, with only minor blemishes visible on the left front fender. The windshield is in fine form under its triple windshield wiper blades. The cars lights are clear and crackfree and the chrome wire wheels with spinner center caps are in great condition. All of the vehicles body panels are straight and the engine bay is very tidy. The sweeping lines of the coachbuilt body are accented by a chrome front grille with Excalibur ornament and chrome rear taillight housings. Dual sidemount spares with rearview mirror covers back up chrome wire wheels with wide whitewall tires. Quad air horns help let inattentive drivers know you're driving an Excalibur.
The car is equipped with a fully removable factory fiberglass top with tan buttondown side curtains with flexible window panels. Inside, the matching tan seats and carpet contrast nicely with the exterior. The bucket seats are in excellent shape, as is the carpet and instrument panel. The car has a black, Corvette threespoke steering wheel and transmission console. Air conditioning and an Alpine CD stereo provide comfort and entertainment while a full complement of Stewart Warner gauges allow for an eye on velocity.
Many celebrities have owned Excaliburs, including Bill Cosby, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Curtis, Shirley Jones, Sonny and Cher, Dean Martin, Jackie Gleason, Roberto Duran and Paul Harvey. One of the most enthusiastic owners was Phyllis Diller she purchased four of them. The former king, Juan Carlos I of Spain, was another customer.
Competition to this Excalibur in 1976 included Cadillacs Eldorado Convertible, Bentleys Corniche Convertible and MercedesBenzs 450 SL Convertible.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 64,325 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Exterior: Red over black
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