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tstclr
04-08-2006, 04:52 PM
I had a great day yesterday. Other than getting a half day off work, a former boss of mine invited me to the large RM collector car auction in Toronto. Thats not the best part though. He is an aquaintance of Peter Klutt-the owner of Legendary Motorcars Inc and the host of Speed's "Dream Car Garage". Although Peter wasn't there (DARN!), I got a tour of the restoration facility which pretty much blew my mind. I have never seen so many high dollar muscle cars in one spot. Here is a couple of shots of the showroom:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryshowroom.jpg
This picture shows former owner Dave Stricklers 1970 Z28 which he raced when new. The car has 3000 original miles!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryjenkins.jpg
Just another typical day at Legendary Motorcars: A Boss 429 sitting above a Shelby. Oh, and there is a 70 GTO Judge parked beside them!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryboss429.jpg
Here is a modified Shelby awaiting dyno testing:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryshelby.jpg
Here is the coolest fab shop I have ever seen!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryfabshop.jpg
Here is the one of one black GTO Judge Convertibles that sold for $410000U.S at Barrett-Jackson:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendarygto.jpg
Remember seeing this car on Dream Car Garage?:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/legendaryvette.jpg
If I had a few million, this would surly be the place I'd take my supercharged Hawk (which I'd buy if I had a few million!)
I had a chance to talk to renowned fabricator and hot rod wizard Ken Stewart which was a real thrill for me. The auction was excellent although there wasn't a Stude to be found...:(

Todd

63 Lark 2dr Sedan

CHAMP
04-08-2006, 05:03 PM
Is that the same Dave Strickler that raced ( The Old Reliable) back in the early sixties? Champ:)

kmul221
04-08-2006, 05:09 PM
I was there on tour with the Hamilton Chpt. last year.There was a GT Hawk there at the time,a lot of little things on the car were not "correct" and the asking price was way up there.The the cars in the showroom were very nice but priced a bit above the means of average enthusiast I would think.What impressed me the most was the cleanliness of the work shop,not a spec of dust or oil stain to be found.Like Mr. StClair said When I win the lottery, Oh-Boy !

tstclr
04-08-2006, 05:17 PM
Yep,
That's the same Dave Strickler!

Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

CHAMP
04-08-2006, 07:04 PM
I remember those old Drag-Racing days well! Dave and Grumpy ( Bill Jenkens) put many of the big name factory teams on the trailor! Champ:D

jcarmichael
04-09-2006, 12:39 AM
What a nice place to be if you were a collector car, or even to work!

1961 Lark