D.L. from Florida says:


I highly recommend Jim with Classic-Car Store to help you find your next classic vehicle. Jim was instrumental in helping me find my 1966 Ford Mustang GT. The experience was so successful that I asked him to help me find my next "forever" car. Jim is very responsive, follows up and has excellent communication skills.   

THANK YOU very much.... 5 STAR GOOGLE RATING by Dennis Lareau, FL



"I've known Jim Lowrey for almost 30 years and have always respected him as the most knowledgeable and experienced person I knew when it came to cars. Buying cars through Jim has made the process literally a breeze!  Even more important to me than his expertise is his honesty and integrity. I would recommend Jim to anyone wanting to buy or sell a car!"  MG, AL

Sheryl from Birmingham says:

Jim did an absolutely fabulous job from start to selling of my husbands car. He took, what was a very stressful situation for me, and made it very easy. He handled every detail as if he knew my husband personally. I highly recommend his services for selling your prized vehicles.(Sheryl, Birmingham, AL) 





I have been a hot rod guy since a kid. One car I have always wanted was a 1936 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe that was ready to go. I found one that was close to my dream car on Classic Car Store’s website. All steel body built from the ground up as a Pro-Touring car and built right. Jim was very helpful, specific and told me the good and bad about the car. I decided to buy it, bought a one-way ticket from Oklahoma to Birmingham, AL. I hoped the car was what it was supposed to be. Jim picked me up at the Airport and took me to the Owner, an elderly gentleman in a small country town. The car was everything represented, much nicer than I expected. After getting the banking handled I made a road trip back home to Oklahoma stopping and seeing a couple of friends on the way back. Not one problem with the car. Overall it was an excellent experience, especially when you are buying a car from photos and getting information from someone you don’t know. If you want a straight shooter when buying a Classic Car, Jim is the man. Thank you, DF-OK

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe

Gullwing Motor Cars
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria, NY 11103
United States

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe
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1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Park Ward Drophead Coupe 1 of 12 Built
This Park Ward Drophead Coupe, design number 355, is one of only twelve made. The swooping, black front fenders blend seamlessly into the tapered rear with spats covering the rear wheels. The dual-tone Grey paint set off the matching Maroon seats and convertible top. Left hand drive enhances the driving experience in North America.

According to copies of the factory record, this stunning Rolls was ordered by Hess Brothers department store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With offices in London, Rome, and Paris, Hess Brothers were known for being purveyors of the latest fashions, so it is little surprise that their vehicle of choice was also on the cutting edge. In addition to its elegant, aforementioned colorway, it was fitted with a power top, medium wave radio, white wall tires, and all the accoutrements required for the American market.

Completed at the factory on May 29, 1952, Hess Brothers took receipt on August 25 of that year and kept them for about nine months before heading to the Woodbridge, Connecticut garage of Sereno Clark Sperry, Jr. in June 1953. Mr. Sperry would enjoy his drop top for six and a half years, trading it in on the purchase of a brand-new Bentley Continental Flying Spur with J.S. Inskip on April 17, 1959. A copy of the invoice for the new Bentley listing the trade is on fileInskip valued the Rolls at $7,500 at the time, leaving a $14,275 balance for the new car. In December of 1959, Inskip sold the Rolls to James C. Ryan.

There is no recorded history for the car until January of 1972 when it came into the collection of Richard Thomas of Stuart, Florida. Mr Thomas would retain the Rolls for the next 36 years, eventually restoring it and regularly showing it, including at the 2004 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance where it went home with the Amelia Award. Acquired by its previous owner in May of 2008, the Drophead has remained on static display for the last 14 years. Still retaining its 20 year old restoration, the car has mellowed over the years but still carries with it plenty of presence, although recommissioning will be required prior to active use.

An exciting opportunity to own a unique coach built open car from Britain's most prestigious manufacturer during the period when the British motor industry regained its footing after the war. It is a rare beauty that would be the perfect transportation to one of the world's great automotive events, whether the driver is a participant or a spectator.

Coachwork by Park Ward & Co. Ltd.
Chassis no. LSHD48
Engine no. S24D
  • One of only twelve made
  • Delivered new to Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Heavily optioned with power featured
  • Exceedingly rare, coachbuilt luxury
Price: $267,500
Peter Kumar
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria NY 11103
United States
Gullwing Motor Cars Peter Kumar
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Thank you for your interest in Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you as one of the largest dealers of European and American Classic and Exotic cars on the east coast of the U.S.A. We offer the most competitive prices in the market. We carry a stock of more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, visited by customers from all over the country and overseas. Please see our new inventory list. We update our website almost everyday.

Gullwing Motor Cars Specializes In....
We specialize in European cars such as Mercedes Benz, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugati, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, MG, Triumph, Maserati, Morgan, Pesago, Avanti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Delorean, Delage, Delahaye, Dualghia, Lotus,Lamborghini and various others and American cars such as American Bantom, Buick, Chevrolet - Corvette, Impala, Camaro, Cadillac, Ford - Mustang, Thunderbird, Plymouth - Cuda, Cord, Fiat - Toplino, Jolly, Duesenberg, Packard, Pontiac GTO, Lincoln, Auburn, Pierce Arrow, Excalibur, Plymouth, Studbaker and various other antique and classic cars. We thank you again, and welcome any inquiries you may have for any cars that might be of interest to you.