Project Cars For Sale
Thinning Out The Fleet
Our facility is busting at the seams with unfinished project cars. We've got to move them out and we are willing to do it at a fraction of cost. This will amount to huge savings for both the home garage or professional shop. Please review the listing below and feel free to ask any questions. Additional photographs upon request.
1937 Bugatti Gangloff Drophead Type 57s Replica
Our unfinished fiberglass-bodied modern day interpretation of Ralph Lauren’s impeccable 10+ million dollar masterpiece, his 1937 Type 57sc Gangloff Bugatti drophead (see attached photo of his car at Pebble Beach).
Gangloff is a famed German coachbuilder. Our “Tribute” car has a folding, hide away soft top with fixed windshield posts and roll-up windows so the car can have air conditioning.
With a 127 inch wheelbase, ten inches longer than the original Bugatti, there is considerably more interior space and legroom. Headroom for a 6 ft. 10 in. basketballl player. The unfinished prototype folding top mechanism with adhesive tape on it shows what the upholstered top profile would be like. Top mechanism is currently under development.
There is a separate compartment behind the passengers where the folded top stows away out of sight, concealed with a rear hinged hard tonneau cover. The sculptured rear passenger compartment bulkhead that runs vertically across the rear of the interior has a shelf designed to accept three custom fitted suitcases that tuck upright behind the seats. See photo of magenta bulkhead. The center suitcase is narrower and holds your choice of a Magnum of champagne or a large bottle of Congac. Suitcases can be upholstered in the same fabric you choose for your interior.
The prototype shown is for sale and includes wheels, Bugatti replica wheel covers, tires, tilt steering column and wheel, wood dash, under cowl metal support structure, rolling chassis with disc brakes, IFS and power steering rack, 9-inch Ford rear, custom fitted suitcases, one bucket seat and windshield. Finished in black gel coat.
It has a new small block Chevy V8 engine and automatic transmission. FOR SALE $39,000 (or we can complete the car for you or sell it without the engine and trans). Fiberglass Gangloff body kit also available for $12,900. $39,000Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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1951 Steel Rebodied Bentley ”SULTAN”
Former Editor of HOT ROD Magazine Terry Cook of DELAHAYE USA first saw Ronald Benach’s turquoise 1948 Type 175s Delahaye with Jacques Saoutchik coachbuilt body, restored by Fran Roxas, at Pebble Beach 2000. (See photo of of turquoise streamliner). Cook was so overwhelmed he hired designer and Art Center grad John Caswell to create a “modern day interpretation” of a fully pontoon fendered car as a tribute to Saoutchik. The color renderings of SULTAN attached show a variety of possible color schemes for this car, but the steel body is presently in grey primer (shown). Customer picks the final colors.
John worked with clay modeler Todd Storrs in Detroit to create a 1/4 scale clay model which was then digitized. It was dubbed project SULTAN out of respect for the many cars Jacques created in the 1920‘s and 30‘s for Kings and Potentates. Working with Steve Wilkonski of Revolution Design to create the car digitally, a wood body buck was built in Thailand, and over several years a steel body was hammered from that buck by Car Kolor in Saatahip, Thailand. It was shipped to San Bernadino, CA where Little Louie Check hand formed the ornate decorative exterior brass body trim shown. The car is now sitting unfinished in Port Leyden, NY awaiting/undergoing completion.
During this fifteen year project Cook had a custom 135 inch wheelbase chassis designed and built using C5 Corvette front and rear suspension and rear transaxle. He has a brand new 507 cu. in big block Chevy and that can be used in the car if the new owner so desires. As an alternate chassis and power train choice, Cook also purchased a 1951 Bentley chassis, a freshly rebuilt twin-carb inline six cylinder Bentley engine and rebuilt Bentley/Rolls Royce automatic transmission, a 1955 Bentley frame with proper VIN plate and paperwork with matching numbers. It could be completed as a rebodied Bentley.
The body and one chassis/engine combination or the other is for sale for $200,000 as is, unfinished. Or DELAHAYE USA could complete the project for a new owner. This is an enormous car over 18 feet long. Easily the most spectacular undertaking of all the cars designed and created by www.delahayeusa.com.
$200,000Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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1932 Buick Model 91 Club Sedan
Unfiinished street rod project 75% complete. Perfect west coast body with perfect wood, also wood inner windshield frames. All bodywork completed and body painted 30 years ago. Missing a grille shell, trunk and grille. No title. A BIG car with 135 inch wheelbase. You could fit a 1932 Ford inside this car! Plenty of room for a big person inside. Body off frame restoration of chassis. Running gear completed with brake lines, driveshaft, fuel lines etc. Late model steering column, master cylinder, gas tank installed. New 350 Buick engine (new in 1974...only ran 20 minutes)and new GM automatic trans with Lokar floor shifter.$9,000Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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810 CORD Custom Phaeton
All steel Unfinished Hot Rod Project. This all steel project was started in 1992 when Terry Cook was inspired by a visit to the Auburn-Cord-Deusenberg Museum in Auburn, IN. That was the start of DECO RIDES. Because he felt it would be sacrilege to cut up a real Cord, he bought an unfinished 1939 Huppmobile Skylark street rod project. When ACD went out of business in 1936, the Graham brothers bought the Cord body dies and used them to make '39 Skylarks and Hollywood Grahams, which had different front clip sheet metal (fenders/hood) than Cord. Many consider the 810 Cord to be one of the most beautiful American cars ever built.
Cook bought a real 810 Cord "mint" front clip, (fenders and hood) plus an extra "fence" (horizontal long fins that embrace/replace the hood side panels). This second fence would extend the fins along the front doors to be faired in. Ramsey Mosher in Dover, DE worked on the project for several years developing the full "pontoon" fenders and building four steel skirts to enclose all the wheels. The project was “parked” in the back of the garage in 1994.
We would love to sell this as is unfinished, or complete it for a customer to make this lift-off top four door. Have a panel beater build a one piece roof. Now it's a hardtop four door, lift off the top and suddenly it's a phaeton with dual cowl retractable windshield. Car has linear actuators in the rear to raise and lower it at touch of a switch. Includes small block Chevy V8 and automatic transmission.
Artist/designer Ed Newton, a graduate of Art Center School of Transportation Design and designer of most of ED "Big Daddy" ROTH's creations, helped on the artwork. Famed Cadzilla designer Larry Erikson submitted several interior design proposals attached.The classic 810 Cord was designed by GORDON BUEHRIG's clay modeler VINCE GARDNER, but Buehrig got all the credit.
$14,900Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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1936 Maharaja Duesenberg Replica
The last DUESENBERG ever built before they went out of business in the middle of The Depression was a spectacular roadster with body made in Croydon England by coachbuilders Gurney Nutting. Their gifted designer young JOHN BATCHLEY deserves credit for the sweeping lines. It is considered by many collectors to be the best looking Duesenberg ever made.
Terry Cook of DELAHAYEUSA.COM, former Editor of HOT ROD and CAR CRAFT Magazines, saw the real car at the Louis Vuitton event in New York City in 1999. Cook was overwhelmed and decided to build a Tribute replica. Now owned by retired Air Force General Lyons, the 10 million dollar car was built for a Maharaja in India. Reportedly when it came out of the jungle to be shipped to the USA in 1956 it was cradled in a sling between four elephants! Photos of General Lyon's incredible orange and black car in his marble floored "garage" attached.
Cook had his SCRAPE Zephyr on display at the same Louis Vuitton event and literally drooled all over the Maharaja Doozie for three days. Studying the flowing lines he realized the body was very similar to the 1939 Lincoln Zephyr fiberglass DECO RIDES convertible body he manufactured. He set about the fifteen year task of creating an 88% scale mini-Maharaja using his 1939 Zephyr convertible body as a basis.
He acquired a steel replica J model DUESENBERG grille shell and front fenders by Marcel Delay of California. He had a steel hood and side panels made, as well as a brass windshield frame. ED FLANAGAN did a masterful job of transforming the body to copy the Maharaja. Includes beautiful new chrome plated replica bumpers. Power window mechanisms were installed in the doors with automatic "pop-open" hinged upper inner door panels so it opens when window is raised, and automatically pops shut when lowered, closing the slot for the window glass. Hours and hours of work. Includes metal under dash cowl structure supporting power brake master cylinder booster, swing brake pedal and tilt steering column. The original car had a massive 153.5 inch wheelbase while our smaller replica has a 135 inch wheelbase. The car could use a new 507 cu. in. Big block Chevy and automatic transmission, (included) or it could use a vintage inline 6 or straight eight. It sits on a rectangular steel chassis with 9 inch Ford rear and independent front suspension. Can be seen in NJ. About 75% finished.A thing of beauty and rolling sculpture.
$99,000Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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1937 TYPE 57s BUGATTI “NASTY” COUPE REPLICA
Our unfinished fiberglass-bodied, modern day interpretation of the classic Type 57S Bugatti coupe sitting on rolling chassis. Aggressive laid back curved windshield with no B-pillar “hardtop” styling. Does not include wheels and tires shown, but includes full floor pan, four fenders, grille shell, hood and side panels doors, decklid. Does not include hinges or trunk/door latches. Not a exact replica, but a streamlined, lengthened “Tribute” to Jean Bugatti.
Modern frame with Art Morrison main rails and Kugel Komponents independent front suspension with power steering rack and disc brakes. With a 127 inch wheelbase, ten inches longer than the original Bugatti, there is considerably more interior legroom. Headroom for a 6 ft. 10 in. basket ball player. Rolling chassis and fiberglass body including optional “droop snoot” front end.
$25,150Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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Rock Star JAMES HETFIELD's 1947 JAGUAR
I’ve always loved the styling of Mark IV 1937-’48 Jags. On several occasions I came close to buying one because I saw a radically chopped saloon (4 door) at the Memphis Street Rod Nats decades ago owned by HOLLIE SWINDLE (see attached photo). When I heard a ’47 4-door owned by JAMES HETFIELD (lead singer of METALLICA) was for sale, I bought it and shipped it to STEVE’s CUSTOM SHOP in Torrance, CA.
There I had panelbeater STEVE HOGUE weld the rear door closed and move the B-post back 10 inches, stretching the length of the front door and blanking out the rear door window. I am turning it into a 3-window coupe. I shipped the car to BROWN’s METAl MODS in Port Leyden, NY where they stuffed a brand new supercharged LSA Caddy V8 and transmission into it.
Plans were to chop the top 2 inches and make it into my “daily driver”, but because I'm trying to "thin out the fleet", this project is FOR SALE. Includes all the sheetmetal, filled roof, hood and side panels by Marcel, wheels, tires, rolling chassis, two interiors (the original one from James Hetfield plus a set of perfect Mercedes Benz buckets.) Interior wood window moldings plus a Jag Title.
$29,000Available for immediate worldwide delivery
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