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1959 Excalibur Prototype Roadster

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This car gets attention anywhere it goes. If you want "one of one" in the world, this is it but it will need some extra care and attention. This vehicle, reportedly a prototype of an Excalibur roadster, was purchased from the estate of a 96-year-old man who was a professional mechanic/craftsman/designer/custom car builder and lifelong Harley enthusiast. He started this project in 1965, using late 1950s Ford running gear (engine, transmission and rear axle). We are selling this one of a kind ride for a long time customer who is thinning out his collection due to age.

This man was a true lover of classic cars and he was never satisfied with mediocrity. He hand-shaped the stainless-steel body [full body, cowl, floors, rear end and doors], which has been meticulously polished. The paint and trim are in overall very good order. The car has some needs left headlight has some chrome missing. Car pulls to right when breaking, most likely needs new brake shoes, tires are older, and gauge/tach are inop.

The design is meant to pay tribute to the 1928 Mercedes SSK, a popular roadster and the modern-day Brooks Stevens' Excalibur, complete with original stainless-steel header pipes. All brackets, the formed bumpers front and rear, hardware, grill and exhaust headers and side pipes. The frame started out as a full-sized Ford Galaxy Convertible, was narrowed and fully boxed with extra members as shown in the pictures.

Borrowing an idea from Preston Tucker, the fog lights, perched above the double-tube front bumper, turn with the steering wheel. The gold-finished fenders are vintage Harley Davidson, complete with spurs above the taillights as a touch of whimsy. The black Hertz canvas convertible top has a glass window in the back. Custom-made, chrome-trimmed wing windows and chrome sideview mirrors complete the look.

This car rolls on Uniroyal Tiger Paw white stripe radials, size 215/70R15, at all four corners. Each tire is mounted onto a finned wheel cover with spinner wheel centers. The tires and wheels are all in good, original order. A spare tire and matching wheel have been frenched into the rear deck.

Under the copper hood is a 351 Ford Cleveland V-8 engine was chosen for easy servicing, smooth running and reliability and great sound. This motor is backed by a Ford C-6 three-speed automatic transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end with Traction-Lok. Driver convenience features include power brakes. The engine was set back 2.5 feet to aid maneuverability.

The custom chocolate leather bench seat tilts forward for access to the rear storage compartment. The 1950s, black, “Turnpike” carpet shot with gold. The inner door liners are trimmed in leather, matching the seat and have Turnpike carpeting shot with gold along the bottoms and include a storage area in the passenger-side kick panel. A custom, three-spoke wooden steering wheel faces the driver, and the interior door latches feature Smith and Wesson pistol grip interior door handles. A genuine mahogany dashboard houses Stewart-Warner gauges.

Inoperative items include amp gauge and tachometer, brake lights, turn signals, dash lights and temperature gauge.

The creator of this prototype had a massive stroke in 2015 that involved his eyesight, speech and paralysis, so he sold it. He no longer had confidence to drive it.

If you're interested in a unique vehicle opportunity and have the skills and funds to finish the job the previous owner started, this prototype Excalibur may be just the ticket or you! Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check this one out in person!

VIN: A9FC243566

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 905 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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  • Reported prototype model of the Excalibur kit cars made from 1963 to 1990
  • 351 Ford Cleveland V-8 engine with quad side-exit exhaust
  • Ford C-6 three-speed automatic transmission
  • Nine-inch rear end with Traction-Lok
  • Stainless steel body with copper hood and hood aprons, red trim and black Hertz canvas folding top
  • Mahogany dash and brown leather bench seat
  • New battery, fog lights and power brakes
  • Stewart-Warner gauges
Stock #
351 Ford Cleveland V-8 engine
Ford C-6 three-speed automatic transmission