Series I SSK
An Avid Automobile Enthusiast And Collector, Brooks Stevens, Was Working As A Consultant To Studebaker In 1964. He Was A Fan Of The Pre-War Mercedes Benz SSK And Sold The Idea Of A “Contemporary Classic” Take On This Car To Studebaker. Studebaker Was The Importer Of Mercedes At This Time.
Stevens, Using A Modified Studebaker Daytona Chassis, And In Just Eight Weeks, Built The Prototype Excalibur SS. It Was Quite The Hit At The New York Auto Show.
After The Demise Of Studebaker, A Chevrolet Dealer, Worked With Stevens To Build The Car Using A Chevrolet Engine. An Advertisement In The Wall Street Journal Generated Sufficient Deposits To Enable Production To Start And In 1966 The Company Moved Into Premises In Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rare Series I Excalibur Roadster Designed After The 1928-1931 Mercedes. It Is Believed There Were Only 38 Built In This Style For The 1967 Model Year.
Current Owner Has Had This Excalibur For 42 Years; Only A Two Owner Car! With Only 19,005 Miles When Purchased From First Original Owner In August 24, 1977, Current Mileage Is 19,202...
Hand Built On A Studebaker Boxed Frame, Features Include:
Very Nice Running Well Maintained Chevrolet 327 ci V8 Engine / 300 hp
Hour Meter, Registering Only 2,085 Hours On engine Run Time
Smooth 4 Speed Manual Transmission With Short Throw HURST Shifter
Power Brakes, Front Being Dual Piston Disc And Drum Rear.
Factory Three-Spoke Wood Steering Wheel
Full Dash Instrumentation
Machined Dash Face
Pointed Radiator Grille
Side Step Plates
Fully Functional And Awesome Sounding External Exhaust Pipes
Road Turning (Directional) Center Light
Solid Fiberglass Body And Fenders
Appears To Be Factory Exterior In Lime Green With Black Fender Interior, Showing A Few Scratches And Blemishes
Rare No-Door Body
Black Leather Seats
Rear Luggage Rack With Rear Mounted Spare
Blackwall Bias Ply Tires On 15" Spoke Wheels With Knock Off Caps
Many Celebrities Have Owned These Cars, Among Them Phyllis Diller Who Was Quite The Enthusiastic Fan Of These Automobiles And Owned Four Of Them!
This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective
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