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Stable News

Feature: 1953 Packard Cavalier

1953 PACKARD CAVALIER SEDAN # 26729713. (Stock # 3544.) We have just purchased this nice old Packard (affectionately known as “Gladys” ) from a local woman who purchased it many years ago so that her children could experience a quality vintage family car as she herself had in her own childhood. With her children now grown and “out of the nest,” the car has not seen much use and is ready to offer its automotive luxury to its next family. Finished in black with black and green interior, the car has the identifying “Cavalier” chrome spears on the front fenders, original width wide whitewall tires, original radio, etc. It drives very well, looks great and is a nice solid and friendly car with records for the past 14 years. 134,274 miles. $11,200.

Feature: 1937 Bentley 4.1/4 Litre Freestone and Webb

Recent Trade!

1937 BENTLEY 4&1/4 FREESTONE AND WEBB RAZOR-EDGE CLOSE COUPLED BROUGHAM SALOON #B131KU. (Stock #3529.) From 1936 through 1939, Bentley built a delightful series of cars on the 4.1/4 litre chassis. 1,234 examples of these cars were built in all body styles and were supplied to a myriad of coachbuilders. One of the most highly regarded specialty coachbuilders was an English firm, Freestone and Webb. They were responsible for designing this particular car for the 1937 Earl's Court Motor Show where it was on display on the Bentley stand. They designed this gorgeous close-coupled saloon with fabulous razor-edge styling which flows beautifully from front to rear and incorporates many delightful styling cues. The final execution is finished in black with silver-grey side panels and driver-side spare wheel. The interior is in original black leather with beautifully executed polished walnut cabin trim and most unusual polished aluminum facia. U.S. ownership history of this car is traced through a series of Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club members: Ted and Jacquie Mintz in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Sam Ornstein in the1980’s and early 1990’s and Peter Walsh from 1991 and through 2009. In 2010 at 77,016 miles, it was time for B131KU to receive a mechanical overhaul, including a full engine rebuild, then performed by marque specialists at a cost of $60,815 (receipts present).This great car is now ready for showing and/or touring. 77,059 miles.

Feature: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

Our 1954 Chevrolet Corvette is finished in Polo White with red interior with a tan canvas top, with matching side curtains. It was owned for the past 30 years by a local collector.  It was repainted, in its original color, when purchased (30 years ago,) and has been used sparingly since. The trunk carpet, lamp lenses, hub caps, etc. are all original, to the car, as confirmed by their part numbers. Our Vette’s three carburetors have just been fully rebuilt; it drives exceptionally well.

The 1953 Corvette was a radical departure for an American car company. Built completely in fiberglass to gain a weight advantage and to avoid any rust issues, it was a true 2-seater sports car incorporating new space-age design cues. Its triple side-draft carburetors and dual exhaust gave its 150 horsepower “Blue Flame Six” engine good performance, a great sound and all models were fitted with an automatic transmission with floor shift. In 1954, the car kept the same exact body with a few minor cosmetic improvements to interior trim, exhaust outlets, etc. and a slight increase in horsepower. 3,640 of the new 1954 models were built and were priced higher than a new Cadillac or Jaguar!

Stanley Wanlass "Works of Art" at the Stable, Ltd.

We are privileged to have on display, in our showroom, several masterpieces of Stanley Wanlass, Master Craftsman, and Automotive Art Sculptor, "extraordinaire."  The detailing, exquisite...the compositions, timeless...

"Wanlass bronzes are called "rolling-sculpture" by some and "just plain sensuous" by others. The Detroit News says "Wanlass bronzes seem to be moving despite being trapped in bronze." The great Peter Helck calls Wanlass "the finest sculptor of the automobile", while Automobile Quarterly considers Wanlass "the ranking sculptor of the automobile."(read more at StanleyWanless.com)

"Street Encounter" 1986 #12/18 Bronze patina $14,500

"Free Wheelin" 1984 #2/30 silver patina $23,000

"Passing of The Horse" 1983 #5/30 hand-painted bronze $29,500

 

 

 

 

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Eccles Caravan circa 1920...Long term family ownership.  Due to its unusually opulent appointments, it is believed to have been the "Owner's Car" for a traveling circus, trailered by a steam wagon!  Recently refurbished, this "gypsy van" is ready for your enjoyment!  The "races?" A Concours Event? The ultimate in tailgating!

 

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A Brief History of the Stable, Ltd.

From the "Atlantic Lady" Roy Koziol Soon after college, Tom Rossiter decided that he wanted to pursue a career that could combine his passion for automobiles with a vocation and for the past (39) years he has been doing just that! During this time he has built a thriving classic car dealership that serves a national and internationale clientele. In 1973, the Stable, LTD. was formed, aptly named, as the first showroom was a renovated horse stable! You can see Rolls-Royce and Bentley are a tradition at the Stable as Tom fondly recalls his very first sale...a 1956 Silver Wraith and as part of the transaction, a 1956 Bentley (B2-AK) was taken in trade. Tom proudly adds that the Wraith is still in the same hands, and B2-AK has traded several times returning to the collection. Tom estimates that he has delivered over 2500 automobiles. He has sold cars to Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Holland, England, France, Russia, Spain, Istanbul, just to name a few. Currently, European sales remain brisk. The dealership has sold and delivered cars to over 40 States, including Alaska. The New York Metropolitan area currently accounts for a majority of the sales. The Gladstone facility combines a service department and showroom for over 50 cars. Enclosed storage facilities are also available. Tom is a longstanding member of the RROC, Jaguar Auto Group, Jaguar Touring Club and the Morgan Club.

"Stable" Finds

We all love the idea of a "barn find" and we are willing to travel far to unearth one. Our Mercedes-Benz 540K which we sold to a German customer in 2007 was just such a car--purchased just after WW II, driven into the '50's (still with its 1952 Harvard sticker in the rear window) and then put away in a barn on a New York State estate.

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When the Top Goes Down - The Value Goes Up!

Pity the late baby-boomers whose childhood memories won't include summertime top-down motoring with their parents in large, powerful American convertibles, for between 1977 and 1982 American car companies ceased manufacturing cars with retractable, soft tops. As for me, I fondly recall evening cruised with my dad in his 1969 Chrysler Newport drop-top (yellow with gold vinyl interior) - once having to stop for a herd of deer crossing Roxiticus Road in Mendham. Stars overhead, engine smoothly idling, and headlights on the faces of unperturbed and indifferent animals.

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"Somerset Hills Drive For The Kids"

On Sunday, May 31st, The Stable, Ltd. sponsored the "Somerset Hills Drive For The Kids" as a benefit for a very worthwhile cause--Somerset Hills Learning Institute in neighboring Bedminster, New Jersey. Somerset Hills Learning Institute, under the direction of Kevin J. Brothers, Ph. D., is dedicated to the effective treatment of autism. Samantha Meighan, a 16 year old local resident, created, organized and promoted the drive as a means of helping the Somerset Hills learning Institute where her brother is a student.

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