Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot
Images taken in September 2012 of one of our 'own' Morgans (a very rare LHD 1953 Plus 4 four seater) on Mansion row in Newport Rhode Island, being 'shot' for a Ralph Lauren catalogue.
They called for a 'beige Morgan' and, voila! Our car was a pleasant surprise for them....a gorgeous vintage sports car with the addition of luggage rack (ideal as they had intended on including classic luggage in the ad). Add a nice day, a few models (including a dog) the old suitcases, a crew of near forty, shades, lights, cameras, and..............
Can't wait to see the results this Fall.
Meanwhile, the Moggie is back in the barn and ready for a Fall season of cruising through the roads of southern Connecticut.
We have been a licensed automobile dealer since 1974 and 2016 is our 42nd year in business. Over the years, we have had a fascinating assortment of classic sports cars, vintage and historic racing cars, and even a somewhat curious selection of 'odds and ends.' To give you an idea of the variety in which we have dealt, this would include: Frazer Nash, HRG, OSCA, Condor, Moorland, Merlyn, Dellow, Bandini, Siata, Alpine, Sunbeam, Ginetta, Rochdale, Abarth, Tojeiro, etc. HOWEVER, to make our lives easier, a few years ago we chose to specialize in Lotus, MG, Morgan, Austin Healey, and Triumph... And be able to offer cars from $6,000 to $60,000 and beyond with the bulk of the cars in the 'affordable' $10,000 to $40,000 price range.
We started in Pennsylvania, in 1974, selling and servicing older Morgans, MGs, Jaguars, Rolls Royce, Healeys, and other cars from the 50s and 60s. In 1976, we moved to Stratford and are now in our third location; each within a mile of the other and each move into a larger facility.
We first got involved with vintage racing in 1977 with a road going Jaguar XK-120M roadster and quickly graduated to a 1959 Lotus 7 Series 1 which first turned a wheel at Lime Rock in 1978 with the Vintage Sports Car Club of America. A few years later we acquired a 1959 Lotus 18 Formula Junior and then a 1961 Ginetta G-4 for SVRA historic racing. Which, after 17 wonderful seasons is now sold and presumably giving its new owner a lot of joy...actually, if you ck out our showroom, we just repurchased this incredible car and it is again for sale.
Now, in 2016, we 'field' a well prepared, competitive Mallock Mk XIB sports/racer and for pre 1960 VSCCA racing, a Coventry Climax powered '59 Lotus Super 7 Series 1. With a highly modified MGB headed for the track this season along with a 32hp 125cc Rotax powered racing Kart. Over the past few season, we raced at Lime Rock, Pocono, Summit Point, Circuit Tremblant, New Hampshire, and the thru-the-streets Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (where we have won more than a dozen times including nine years in a row). Go look at 'vintage racing' on the home page and you will see the Mallock in action.
Our current operation is located three blocks off exit 31 of the Connecticut Turnpike (I95) five minutes from Bridgeport, Connecticut and an hour from New York City. Operating out of New England, we sell and ship cars worldwide. We like to say we take cars from England and put the "New" back in them. Our three showrooms typically have forty five to fifty five cars for sale and our four workshops can handle nearly twenty cars at a time.
The company's service and restoration facilities can undertake complete body off, frame up restorations with staff specialists capable of handling rust repair, body and frame fabrications, engine/transmission rebuilding, suspension, wiring, electrics, hydraulics, interiors, and fitting tops and tonneau covers. In addition, we have extensive experience preparing and rebuilding cars for vintage and historic racing.
The inventory we typically carry contains a variety of classic sports cars for road use, vintage and historic racing cars, and a nice selection of dual purpose road and race cars. A joy to view, a pleasure to operate, and a thrill to own.