Monday, July 27, 2015

Early Foreign Collectors at Keeneland

The Foreign Collector class at the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance include classic foreign built automobiles manufactured through 1972. One of the cars in this class was a beautiful 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II which saw luxury features such as power steering and electric windows in a package with a top speed of 105 mph and could go 0-60 in under 11 seconds. Pretty amazing for the time.
Also in the field was a fantastic 1957 MG MGA that has fewer than 70,000 original miles on the clock, a 1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe which was the last model of this original Porsche classic, a 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II with an amazing 35,000 original miles, a 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Roadster which was originally bought by the current owner's father when the owner was only five, a fabulous 1959 Aston Martin DB2 Mk III which was actually the type of car James Bond drove in the novel Goldfinger, and a unique 1965 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxe built by GM in Canada and is one of that country's rarest automobiles.

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