HALL OF FAME
Our Most Memorable Cars
1929
Packard 633 Convertible Coupe

A majestic and sporting two-door convertible with rumble seat and golf club compartment.

1931
American Austen

5-window. The original, British microcar, later known as the Bantam.

1932
Ford MI Sportster

Nicknamed "The Bomb." One of five made. Steel is real!

1932
Ford "Deuce" Cabriolet

Hot Rod. Built in 1954 by Sal Rizzo, this well-known car has survived intact for over 50 years.

1933
Plymouth 5-Window Coupe

An authentic, all steel car from Bill's personal collection.

1934
Chevrolet 1/2-ton
"Eagle" Pick-up

All original California barn truck, used by Dr. Horace Pinehurst for over 50 years.

1934
Ford Deluxe 3-Window
Rumble Seat Coupe

Metallic Smoke Blue. Genuine '34 Ford frame and unchopped Henry Ford steel body.

1934
Ford Sedan Delivery Hot Rod

Super rare 2-door sedan, manufactured by Briggs specifically for National Cash Register.

1935
Auburn Boattail Speedster
Recreation

What a majestic Car!

1937
Plymouth Pickup

This pickup still wears its old livery with with hand-painted, period Tile Company logo on tailgate and doors.

1938
Willys Sedan

The famous Martin & Perkins 331 cu.in. Blown Cadillac gasser.

1940
The Barn Dodge

Bought new by a veterinarian, then, in 1948, put on blocks and stored in a barn.

1940
FoMoCo Freighter

August 1962 Rod & Custom cover car (original magazine included).

1941
Ford Kustom Konvertible

A genuine factory convertible, transformed into a lead sled aptly named "The Barrister," way back when.

1946
Indian Chief Motorcycle

Only 246 miles since restoration.

1947
Buick Super Convertible

Just like the one used in the movie "Rainman" with Dustin Hoffman.

1947
Jaguar Special Roadster

Following the tradition of the famous Blower Bentleys of the 1930s, this Dunsmore Special is an amazing motorcar for the discriminating collector.

1947
Crossely Special Roadster

Built by an aerospace engineer to aircraft standards in the late 1950s, documented with many period photos.

1948
Bones Sprint Car

A genuine, tube framed, aluminum skinned competition car that ran at legendary Ascot Speedway in Gardena right after WWII.

1950
Chevrolet Grapevine

Previously owned by Lance Bass, certified astronaut and member of the pop group *NSYNC.

1950
Mercury Coupe

Bone stock and beautiful, this "non-chopped" Merc was the recipient of an open checkbook "frame off" restoration in the late 1980s.

1950
Sunbeam Talbot 90
Drophead Coupe

A lovely California car with lovely details and more charme than Ms. Marple ever had.

1950
Ford Club Coupe

Beautiful example of a V-8 flathead-powered 1950s Hot Rod.

1952
Stanguellini
Road Racer

Ex Mille Miglia participant.

1953
Nash-Healey

Barris-customized car, owned for more than 40 years by Archie Moore, undefeated light heavyweight Champion of the 1950s.

1953
Chevrolet Bel Air
2-Door Hardtop

Fully restored California car, loaded with every period accessory in the book.

1953
Spyder

Porsche-based, aluminum-bodied one-off, period-built Superleggera-style to participate in the '55 Carrera Panamericana.

1954
Arnolt Bristol Bolide

Certified Milestone car.
One of 142 built.

1954
Austin Healey
100/4 BN1 Roadster

V8-powered, 1950s California Special. Sold to prominent collector Jim Mancini in 2006.

1954
Kaiser Special
"El Canchero" Pickup

One-off based on Kaiser's rather unique DeLuxe Traveler.

1955
Austin Healey
100/4 BN1 Roadster

First series "Big Healey," a.k.a. the "British Bulldog." With its fold-down windshield, one of the most exciting British Roadsters of all time!

1955
Austin Healey
100/4 BN1

Once part of the famous Reggie Jackson collection.

1955
Cadillac Convertible

Local Santa Barbara car in triple black.

A dream car!
1955
Cadillac Coupe de Ville

A low-mileage, rust free, Fifties luxury Coupe carrying most of its factory original finish.

1955
CadMerc

What would you make of a fenderless, aluminum-bodied Mercedes Special Roadster, powered by a mid-ship mounted 8.2-liter Cadillac V-8?

1955
Chevrolet ½-Ton Pickup

Rare "first series" 5-window shortbed stepside truck. Incredibly preserved California original, still wearing all of its factory original paint.

1955
Victres S1-A
"The Purple People Eater

Super rare 1950s sports racer, restored to its original 1958 Pikes Peak Hill Climb livery.

1956
Berkeley Sports Roadster

Very early production, super low mileage, California car. Still equipped with its original 360cc Excelsior motorcycle engine!

1956
Century Palomino
15' wood boat

All-mahogany boat, powered by an Evinrude V4 outboard motor.

1956
Lloyd Alexander LS600
Estate Wagon.

Factory original salmon paint and genuine 19K miles from new. A rare find.

1956
Porsche 356A 1600 Coupe

"The Rat" sat for a quarter of a century under a tree in an orange grove near Ojai, Calif. But don't judge a book by its cover!

1957
Airstream Bubble
(pre-"Bambi") 16' travel trailer

The 387th Airstream built. One owner from new, comes with its original '57 title.

1957
Cadillac Convertible

One owner car in white with red interior.

1957
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

A restored show car, now turned into a driver with sensible upgrades.

1957
Corvette Hotrod

Matador Red exterior, white top, and matching red and silver interior. Dare to be different.

1957
MG "A" Roadster

Matching numbers, splendid in red over black leather interior with chrome wires and 5-speed transmission upgrade.

1957
Morgan Plus 4 Roadster

Genuine 31,000 miles and two owners since new.

1957
Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

Fully restored California "black plate" car in Jupiter Gray over red.

1957
VW Oval Window Ragtop

One-of-a-kind velvet custom from the Hippie period, once owned by Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame.

1958
Austin Healey Bugeye Spite

One owner California car. You simply can't have more fun for your money!

1958
Austin Healey 100-8

A one owner Santa Barbara car, received as a Christmas gift by its lady owner on December 24, 1957, exactly 50 years ago.

1958
Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

Amazingly preserved, rust and accident free 2-owner California black license plate car.

1958
Chevrolet Impala 2dr. Hardtop

Dry California Central Valley car out of long-term ownership. 75K actual miles. A beauty!

1958
Dodge "Power Giant"
D100 Sweptside.

The World's only tailfin truck, powered with orig. 315 V8.

1958
Morris Minor Traveller

An iconic "Woody" station wagon that has been professionally restored from the ground up.

1958
Porsche 356A Coupé

Very nice example of the iconic "A" in factory Silvermetallic over red.

1958
Porsche RSK Spyder
Recreaion

A one off that stops traffic like no other car!

1959
Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Convertible

Sky-high tailfins, sumptuous leather, power everything, and a ride like floating on clouds.

1959
Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupé

One-of-a-kind Ferrari with American Muscle from the 1970s.

1959
Goggomobile Sedan

Boasting 13.6 horsepower from a 250cc, air-cooled 2-stoke engine, the "Goggo" is one of the coolest microcars ever conceived.

1959
Goggomobil TS250 Coupé

27K actual, documented miles. Participant in 2005's "50 Years of Goggomobil" celebration in Dingolfing.

1959
Pontiac Bonneville

2-door Hardtop Coupé. Early muscle car with factory Tri-Power carburetion (325 hp).

1960
Bentley SII

A Virgin! Certainly one of the finest, unrestored vintage Bentleys in the World.

1960
DeSoto Fireflite

2-door hardtop Coupe. 1 owner, 40K mile, 100% original survivor.

1960
Jaguar Mk 9 Sedan

Black with red leather. Multiple concourse winner and possibly the World's Best.

1960
Mercedes 190SL Roadster

Looking prima facie bone stock, this SL comes equipped with a 6-cylinder engine and 5-speed transmission.

1960
MGA Roadster

A true survivor with only 42,709 actual miles!

1960
MGA Roadster

Matching numbers car in Carmine Red over tan leather and the recipient of a frame-off restoration a few years back.