The Auto collections of Las Vegas is stored inside the Quad Casino on the strip, formerly the Imperial Palace. The collection contains about 200 cars some of which are for sale. The collection contains cars from the 30’s thru the 80’s, but most are Rolls Royce’s from the 60’s and 70’s. I recently visited the collection and wanted to show some of the cars I thought where interesting, sorry if you like Rolls Royce’s cars but they all looked the same and weren’t very exciting to me.
The first car I wanted to show is a 1986 Ford Rs200 Evolution. This is one of only 24 made. The 2.1 liter Cosworth built single turbo 4 cylinder puts out over 600 horsepower. From the days of Group B rally racing Ford built these to go racing in the European woods. It only take 2.1 seconds to get to 60 mph.
The Wheels measure only 16 inches (big for the early 80’s) and a 245/45 ZR16 isn’t a popular size but not impossible to find. The cross drilled rotors must have been state of the art back in the day.
This 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC prototype was built on a 275 GTS chassis but now contains a 330 GTC motor, and was a test bed for the Ferrari factory. The car was later converted to a full 330 mechanicals and sold in late 1966, but contains many special features not found on any other 330 GTC’s.
I love wagons, and if I had the money nothing is cooler than a 1957 Buick Caballero Wagon. It has 455ci Nailhead motor, and was only made for 2 years.
The 1983 Lancia LC-2 was powered by Ferrari and raced in the Group C class in World Sportscar Championship. The 3.5 liter v8 produced more than 720hp and was faster than the nearest competitor the Porsche 956, but ultimately was less reliable than the 956’s.
This is the only remaining 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra left of the 6 that were made. The Car has been verified by the Shelby registry and is complete with it’s 289 v8 producing 400hp.
This car has been raced by some of America’s premier drivers as a run up to the Can Am series of races in the early 60’s. It sold In 2014 for 1.650 million at an Auction in Arizona.
My favorite 90’s supercar is the Jaguar XJ220. The exterior still looks fresh and modern 20 years after it was made, but…
the interior looks so dated, there is so much grey and no refinement befitting a $200K car at the time.
What is more American than a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville? This model has a 365ci motor with 325 hp and an automatic. The tan leather looked great with the maroon paint.
There wasn’t many American Muscle cars in the collection the day I visited. The collection does change as cars get sold but, the one that caught my eye was this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. The car is all original, carries a freshly rebuilt 440 ci motor.
Most people don’t know that Fiats were sold in America before 2011. This 1971 Fiat 850 Berlina Coupe was sold new in California with all of it’s factory Abarth parts installed.
It takes a certain type of person to drive around in a 3 wheeled car. The 1934 Morgan Super sport will gather a lot of attention.
The Legendary Chrysler 300C convertible was at the time one of the fastest and most powerful cars sold in America. The 392ci engine was one of the first to use Chrysler’s Hemi design from WWII in a car and propelled the car to 60 in under 8 seconds. This example is one of only 484 convertibles made.