Classic Vintage Antique Collector Cadillac/Mercedes-Benz and Others

JIM HAILEY’S CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION

Below are pictures of our current collector automobiles as well as many of the past cars we have owned and/or restored. My grandfather and father were into cars so I naturally progressed into what you see below.  You can reach me at the email following this paragraph or text me.  Please scroll down mightily for some of the past cars; current cars are typically shown in chronological order.

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1939 Fleetwood 60 Special Derham Leather Top Town Car, 1 of approx. 7 known in existence; records of delivery when new in Philadelphia.  A very original Town Car with ownership history dating back to the mid 60’s


1967 Mercedes 250 with sunroof, automatic transmission, European model that was delivered new in Nuremburg.  Bare metal repaint in original color, all chrome, wood, and leather redone as well.  Thank you to Mercedes Benz Classic Center for your help.


 

1972 280 SEL 4.5 Liter, California car since new, rare original rot metallic red with parchment color leather; complete records since new.  0 to 60 was 9.1 as tested in 1972.

 

1977 Cadillac Fleetwood Factory Made Limousine with only 19,294 miles.  Base price for this limo in 1977 was $18,193, which is approx. $85,000 today.  One of only 1,582 made and one that was never used commercially (most were commercial and simply used up).

1977 Series 75 Factory Cadillac Limo.  19,433 original miles.

 

1978 Seville with 34,838 original miles, 5.7 Liter gasoline with factory bendix computer controlled port fuel injection.  Extremely well preserved with incredible colors and options

 

1980 Cadillac Seville Elegante with 28,326 original miles, factory astroroof, 5.7 Liter gasoline (not diesel) from the factory as well.  Base price for this Cadillac was $19,662.  This one has the nearly $3,000 Elegante option and even the $1,058 Astroroof option as well.  This means this was an approx. $86,000 dollar car in today’s values.  The engine choice in the car was one of the fastest Cadillac’s made.  Hard to believe but it did 0 to 60 mph in 10.5 seconds in an independent test.  Please remember this was 1980 and compare it to Cadillac’s near that era and before. 

 

 

1981 Fleetwood Brougham D’Elegance, 6 Litre V8 gasoline, Low Miles and All Original Paint

1982 Buick Riviera factory convertible, only 13,676 original miles.  1 of 1,248 made that year.  Was a $77,100 car in 1982 when adjusted for inflation.


1983 Fleetwood Coupe with Factory Astroroof, Heavy Duty Suspension, and 27,458 original miles

 

1985 Factory Eldorado Convertible with low miles and all original paint.

One of 2,200 made for 1985 model year.  There were 3,300 made in 1984.  Due to good reinforcements the convertible was a solid 200 lbs heavier than similar coupe.  A little side note, the coupes were intended to be hardtops.  Hence the rear quarter windows were supposed to power out of sight when desired.  Cost cutting ended that expectation but the openings and bolt holes remained which made it easier when the convertible was conceived since its quarter windows had to be movable.

1986 F150 Lariat with low miles, all original paint, and trailer tow package


1995 S600 Coupe with only 34,145 miles.  Dallas Texas car since new.  One of only 539 imported into the USA in 1995.  Around 14.2 in the quarter mile at 100 mph.  Weight is 4,930 lbs!

The C140 coupés were really the product of a 1980s arms race between BMW and Mercedes. Work on the design began in the mid-’80s, with a supposed release date of 1987.  This generation of S-Class is alleged to have cost $1billion in development; the production delays are said to have cost DBAG’s chief engineer his job. Some 45lbs lighter and 3.8 inches shorter than the four-door S-Class, the C140 coupés made their debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 1992. The choice of an American show to launch the C140 reflects that nation’s appetite for big, luxurious two-door cars (look how big our cars and trucks are now).  The 600, with its proud ‘V12’ C pillar badges, was significant in that it was Mercedes’ first production 12-cylinder model in DBAG’s history.   It was also the fastest four-seater production car in the world at the time; with its 48-valve, four-camshaft (with adjustable inlet technology) engine.  Originally rated at 408 hp it was detuned to 394 to pass emissions.  It was the first Benz with side air bags.  

1996 Porsche Carrera 4.  Purchased from the original owner.   Quarter mile 13.4 secs at 103 mph.

 


2001 SL600 with AMG package, rare all option R129, Panorama top, solid hardtop, factory, and 32,792 original miles.  Quarter mile in 14.1 at 103 mph.  Weighs 4,425 lbs.

 


2003 Aston Martin Vanquish with 13,005 original miles.  Weighs 4,149 lbs and does the quarter mile in 13.8 secs at 115 mph. 

Let’s examine the chassis first. The main frame, floor, and bulkheads are made from interlocking and bonded-together beams of extruded aluminum, with the important addition of a center tunnel of carbon fiber forming a backbone, which is bonded to the hull. The aluminum structure is much like that of the Lotus Elise, so it is not surprising to find that the supplier, Hydro Automotive Structures, is the same, or that Lotus played an important part in the development of the Vanquish.

This immensely stiff and strong “tub” weighs 250 pounds. Steel subframes carry the engine and the front and rear suspensions. The body sides, including the door and window frames, are fiberglass preformed by resin transfer molding, but the A-pillars are carbon fiber woven by a spinning machine around a foam core and bonded into the aluminum frame. The larger skin panels are aluminum intricately shaped by the “superform” process, and the roof is stamped aluminum, bonded to the side members.

 

The first-generation of the “V12 Vanquish,” designed by Ian Callum and unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, was produced from 2001 to 2007 as the flagship of the marque. The concept car, known as “Project Vantage” and the first Aston Martin design wholly styled by Callum, was built by the Ford Motor Company with craftsman Dilip Chhabria to display the company’s vision for a future sports car to represent Aston Martin after the discontinuation of the Virage-based Vantage. The V12 Vanquish closely resembled the concept car, and featured carbon fibre and alloy construction, Aston Martin’s most powerful V12 engine, and host of new technologies. A specially modified V12 Vanquish was driven by James Bond in the 2002 film Die Another Day. In 2004, a mildly updated version of the first-generation model named “V12 Vanquish S” was introduced featuring a more highly tuned engine and more track-oriented ride and handling. The V12 Vanquish was indirectly replaced by the DBS after 2007.

 

 


2007 BMW 750i with 44k original miles.  Weighs 4,486 lbs and 13.9 secs at 103 mph in the quarter mile.

 


2007 CLK63, 1 only 143 made for the USA market.  Quarter mile was 12.5 secs and 116 mph.  Weighs 4,113 lbs. and was $93,000 when new.

 

2009 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet with tons of rare options and… tiptronic (last year).  This is a 997.1 and a half.  Very low miles and does the quarter mile in 12.3 and 123 mph.  Weighs around 3,500 lbs.

  

2010 Ferrari California, heavily spec’d unit that will run the quarter mile in 11.9 secs and 117 mph.  Weighs 3,916 and cost $232,000 when new.

 

 

 

2020 G550 that we ordered new.  Olive G Manufaktur paint option with AMG package.  Nut interior with the big screen on the dash.  Quarter mile is 14.1 at 98.4 mph.  Weighs 5,554 lbs.

 

 

2021 TITAN with David.  Quarter mile in 15.2 secs at 94 mph.  Weighs 5,932 lbs.

 

 

OUR CURRENT CARS

1939 Fleetwood 60S Derham Town Car

1967 250SE Sunroof Coupe

1969 280SE Cab

1972 280SEL 4.5

1977 Cadillac Series 75

1978 Seville

1980 Seville Elegante

1981  Fleetwood

1982 Riviera Convertible

1983 Fleetwood Coupe

1985 Eldorado Convertible

1986 F150 Lariat

1995 S600 Coupe

1996 Carrera 4

2001 SL600

2003 Vanquish

2003 911 Cab

2006 Ducati ST3s

2007 750i

2007 CLK63 Cabriolet

2009 911 Turbo Cab

2010 Ferrari California

2020 G550

2021 Titan Pro4x

 

 

JIM SHANE HAILEY

Kai 

Jake

JUST A FEW OF THE NOTABLE PAST CARS BELOW

1960 Eldorado Brougham

1959 Biarritz

1958 Eldorado Brougham

1957 Biarritz

 

 

 

GEORGE PELLETIER