NARDI WHEEL, RR CUSTOM WOOD, LEATHER. A VERY RARE CAR !
Sale price: $6,100.00 make an offer
Last update: 14.07.2014
Pending offersDate: 2014-07-31
Rick (from florida) offered $7,000.00 usd
Seller's notes: "VERY VERY RARE HOOPER ? SPUR. COMPLETE RUNNING AND DRIVING CAR NEEDING A LITTLE TLC. CLEAR TITLE IN HAND."
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Engine:||RR FACTORY V8 GAS|
|Trim:||HOOPER ? CUSTOM LEATHER INTERIOR|
|Vehicle Title:||Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Rec|
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NARDI WHEEL, RR CUSTOM WOOD, LEATHER. A VERY RARE CAR ! for sale
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what makes me believe the car to be a Hopper is not just the classic Hooper small back glass but also the specially pleated leather door panels and seats and the rear armrest vanity. the car also has a leather covered and interior colored matched gear selector cover. it also sports a high dollar Nardi steering wheel and horn push and very unusual door wood caps. it also has a full set of front and rear lambs wool over rugs.
the car starts easily hot or cold and runs well. it has hardly been driven for the last 18 months and so the gas is stale. a gas tank flush. fresh gas and a good tune up will undoubtedly do the old girl the world of good. right now the car will comfortably drive around the neighborhood but she has not seen interstate speeds for awhile. any inspection is welcome and encouraged. she will happily drive onto a transporter and i am happy to get you a quote to have her delivered. you may call or text 864 617 1596 up until 10PM eastern standard time.
the brake lights stay on monetarily after the car starts as is usual for these cars and then they both go out. in my opinion it would be a good thing to flush the system and refill with fresh fluid. the tires are almost new with 95% tread left. the oil pressure is very good hot or cold and the car does not run hot even if left idling for 30 minutes or more. there is a half engine speed tick when the engine is cold but this soon dies away so i am sure its just a lifter being slow to pump up after she has sat idle so long. all the lights work and the car has the desirable European oblong single glass headlights. the drivers door PWL just whizzes up and down as do the two rear windows but the front passenger window is sluggish going up. it gets there. its just slow. the heat works very well and works on all its settings except windshield defrost. probably a stepper motor is stuck or has gone bad which would not allow the flaps to switch from dash to windshield. the heat and A/C fans work very well. the A/C will not come on and my opinion is that the unit needs a fresh charge of Freon as the compressor will not cut on. the A/C fans work on all settings but simply blow normal air.
the car is VERY VERY solid and apparently has spent most of its life in California. i imagine it was sold new there. we shall see what the chassis card says. there is only one VERY minor drip under the car and this is directly from around the oil pan drain plug. it is of no consequence its that minor. the hubcaps are aftermarket and while they suit the car i would want the originals on it.
the body is straight apart from a few very minor dings and scratches. see close up pictures. if i were keeping the car i would definitely have it sanded and painted. it needs it. the right outer grill upright has a ding at the top and the left has a tweak at the bottom. the rear bumper horizontal rubber needs to be re painted but it is not all banged up or has pieces knocked out of it. please refer to pictures. the drivers seat works very well in all positions as do both mirrors. the front passenger seat is sometimes slow to respond to the electric toggle switch. probably bad connections. as you can see in one of the pictures the clear coat on the inside of the picnic tray is cloudy. they are both like this but the clear coat on the outside wood is all in very good condition. do check the pictures.
if you have any questions at all or need specific pictures i encourage you to call or better yet stop by and see the car in person. any inspection is welcome and we can put her up on a lift for you so you can have a really good look underneath.
FULL PAYMENT IN THREE DAYS. the ONLY methods of payment are CASH IN PERSON or a BANK WIRE TRANSFER. no other type of payment will be accepted and if you cannot comply with these simple terms then simply do not bid. thanks and good luck y`all.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Rob Mayer, dated 12 july 2015
Hello, my name is Rob Mayer and I live in Winston-Salem,N.C. Would it be possible to contact the new owner of your Silver Spur? I believe this car is even more rare than once thought. I do believe that the car was modified by someone very possibly Hooper for the rear window. But, there is a marvelous company in Belgium called Dulachet. This company does what Hooper has done for 135 years; SUPERB custom coachbuilding. One of there trademarks is pleated upholstery. Earnest Borgniens' wife "Tova" had a company where she had exclusive rights to import a line of custom Mercedes- Benz 500 SELs named "CARAT" by Dulachet. It is very possible since the Borgneins' also imported and sold virtuelly all these "CARAT" series cars there, that your car is one of the R-R versions. Thought the new owner would like to know. Also, I would VERY MUCH appreciate finding out where this car ended up, as my design service was HEAVILY influenced by seeing these cars in photos only. Please let me know you recieved this, Thank YOU! Rob Mayer, 336-997-0131
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