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Same owner since 1981, 37 years! The Excalibur was a very high
grade factory built exotic car, not a kit. Each car was built from
scratch, not a conversion of a mass produced car. All parts used
were new, never used. The mechanics are all GM so service is not a
problem. The 1976 Phaeton is a spirited car with a 454 big block
motor and sportscar (Corvette) suspension. The interior is a well
appointed "cock pit" with leather buckets seats and full array of
gauges. It's a joy to drive!
EXTERIOR: The fiberglass is hand laid, twice as thick as a
Corvette. The grill, trim and complete exhaust is stainless steel.
The pipes coming through each side of the hood are actually
functional Careful, they get warm! Upfront is a Mercedes style
grill, air horns that will make anyone jump, 4 chrome lights and a
tubular aluminum bumper. The hood is aluminum and louvered. The
petite fenders expose the front suspension and hold the real side
mount spares. All 6 wheels are chrome wires. Similar to a vintage
European sports car the windshield is low and uses 3 wipers and
wing windows on each side. The doors are cut low with cushioned
leather trimming on top offering a good place to rest your arm.
Open air is the preferred mode of use but it does offer a
convertible top, removable hardtop and excellent fitting side
curtain windows. It also has a full tonneau cover. In back tubular
bumper matches the front and a chrome rack supports the detachable
trunk, held in place with leather straps. The condition is really
very good. All of the chrome- lights, horns, luggage rack look like
new. The grill is polished out like a mirror. The wheels are not
perfect but sparkle real nice. Goodyear tires look new. Aluminum
bumpers are real nice, a bit of polish will make them even better.
Overall the paint is very nice and glossy but it does have some
nicks and chips that need to be touched up.
INTERIOR: 4 passengers can enjoy the genuine leather upholstery.
Front bucket seats recline and in between is a console with floor
shifter. The dash does resemble that of an airplane with a full
display of gauges and switches. The leather cushion grip wheel
feels good and has adjustable tilt. There is heat, air
conditioning, cruise control and a stereo. Inside the car has some
patina but it's not beat up. The leather seats are worn in like a
good used leather jacket. Dash, instruments are really very nice
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It uses a factory stock GM 454 and stock GM
components- carburetor, power steering, power brakes, etc. It is
very clean and proper under the hood
UNDERSIDE: Excalibur built it's own, very substantial ladder design
frame with center X section. Corvette independent suspension was
used front and back. Also disc brakes are at all 4 wheels. The
trans is GM's heavy duty turbo 400 automatic. Has air shocks in
back. The chassis is painted white.
Very exhilarating to drive, especially when it's just you and some
good backroads. It's a good feeling too when there are others
around, this car draws positive attention. Not everyone can have
one, very limited production (173 phaeton in 1976) assures only a
small number of lucky people will ever own one! Many of these sold
to celebrities. Try it for awhile, what do you have to lose, they
have only continued to go up in value!
Power 4 wheel disc
6 wire wheels
- Interior Color:Tan
- Stock Number:V18179