Excalibur has always been regarded as America’s foremost producer of “neoclassics,” blending modern amenities and powertrains with styling that evokes famous European models of the pre-war period.
1980 saw the arrival of Excalibur’s Series IV, and it brought about the first real change in appearance for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin marque. While the new model still evoked vintage Mercedes-Benz, this time it emulated the 500/540K series, rather than the SS/SSK.
The ladder-type chassis, especially unchanged relative to the Series III’s, was stretched by a further 13 inches. With four-wheel independent suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars, four-wheel disc brakes, a Positraction rear end, a generous 30-gallon fuel tank, and an all-stainless dual exhaust system, the Series IV was undoubtedly the most refined and luxurious iteration of Brooks Stevens’ automotive vision produced to that point.
These Series IV cars derived their power from a ubiquitous 305-cubic-inch General Motors V-8 engine—as seen in the contemporary generation of Camaro, Corvette, and Trans Am—which delivers 155 horsepower to the wheels via a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission. Although performance continued to decrease due to stringent Federal requirements, the buying public seemed to readily accept this in exchange for superb comfort and modern appointments. Thankfully, occupants of the Series IV cars wanted for nothing, with standard cabin appointments including a Blaupunkt CD player, air conditioning system, telescoping steering column, cruise control, dual spotlights, with a power-operated top, seats, windows, mirrors, and rumble seat. Available in both closed and open body styles from 1980 to 1984, Excalibur produced only 31 Roadsters in 1983, in comparison to 107 Phaetons.
The magnificent one-owner 1983 Excalibur roadster featured here is finished in a highly desirable Arctic White exterior over a white leather interior and matching white power convertible top” triple white”. This exquisite Excalibur has been driven just 2,880 miles from new and is equipped with every available option. A complete $4600 service was performed in August 2022 and this Excalibur is now ready for its next caretaker. This is an incredible opportunity to own what is certainly the best lowest-mile Excalibur roadster on the planet. With only 31 produced, I believe the investment potential will grow beyond your imagination. Offered to the most demanding collector investor or enthusiast who desires to own the very best.