Craig from San Diego says:

I would not have been able to sell my 1963 Split Window Corvette for anything close to its sale price without Jim's assistance. He is professional, hard-working, and his expertise was invaluable. I recommend him highly to anyone trying to sell a classic vehicle! (Craig, San Diego, CA) 


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 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

Ann from Cincinnati says:

I worked with Jim to buy a Porsche 911 Cabriolet; I’d been looking for a Cabriolet in great condition for about a year and contacted Jim. Working with him via text, email and phone was simple and streamlined plus he’s a very interesting guy who is genuinely passionate about cars and about a straight forward sales process. I’d never purchased a car sight-unseen from an out of state seller — so I had some reservations, however Jim said all the right things, produced all the right support and responded quickly. The entire process took less time than I originally thought it might and the car exceeded my expectations. Thank you again, Ann (Cincinnati, Ohio) 

1961 Ferrari

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

1961 Ferrari
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1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet
This 1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet s/n 2343 GT is an amazingly well-documented, user-friendly and event-friendly Enzo-Era, drop-top Ferrari. On 14 June, 1990 Ferrari 250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT was sold as an in-process restoration by RM Classic Car Investments of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, to Lee Brown, owner of Precision Auto Body, a very high-end repair and restoration shop in Reseda, California, and was owned by Lee Brown for the next thirty-three years. As part of the purchase price RM included an all-new tan leather interior, a re-chrome of the soft top framework and a new canvas soft-top with liner. RM also did further post-sale restoration work in 1990-1991 including new floor pans and rocker panels, (common areas of rust in early 250s) which was billed over eleven separate monthly invoices. The eleven invoices total $89,997.37, a huge billing in 1991 when labor was billed at $43.00 per hour. Once with Mr. Brown the engine rebuild was sublet to Don Rudd s Maranello Auto Parts in Tucker, GA; the chrome work was sublet to Van Nuys Plating in Van Nuys CA; the complete front and rear suspension was rebuilt, with most of the parts coming from Maranello Auto Parts in Tucker, GA and Partsource in Camden, Maine; the brake system was rebuilt with most of the parts ordered from GT Car Parts, Phoenix, AZ; the wire wheels were rebuilt by Valley Wire Wheel in Van Nuys, CA; a new grille, original Marchal headlamps with new buckets and many trim pieces were ordered from Re-Originals in Goodrich, TX; and the list goes on and on
We have about one-hundred and twenty pages of parts receipts and service listings, far too many to document, although they do offer a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who have been in the business for many decades, listing both shops long gone and those still with us. The earliest invoice begin with Bill Rudd Motors, then in Scottsdale, AZ and then several dozen invoices from his son, Don Rudd at Maranello Auto Parts in Tucker, GA. Other parts invoices came from Bob Smith Enterprises in Gainesville, TX; Lyle Tanner Enterprises, Rockwall, TX; Newco Products in Reseda, CA; White Post Restorations, White Post VA; this author s former parts and restoration business, European Auto Restoration in Costa Mesa, CA and most recently GTO Engineering in Los Angeles. As shown in our video, the engine starts instantly, with virtually no smoke whatsoever. The carburation and ignition systems are in beautiful harmony, and the engine pulls cleanly and crisply from idle to redline, producing excellent power and oil pressure throughout the rev band. The transmission shifts well with good synchronization, both warm and cold. The clutch is well adjusted with good uptake, and the factory installed overdrive unit works beautifully. The brake pedal is high, effective, and confidence inspiring. The steering is responsive and suspension tight and cohesive. The water and oil temperature gauges, oil pressure, speedometer, tachometer, and clock are all operational, as is the fuel gauge. As part of the pre-sale inspection we ve done a compression test with all cylinders in the 175-190 lb range, photos available.

The 250 GT Series II Cabriolet was unveiled to the public at the Paris Auto Salon on 01-11 Oct. 1959 as a drop-top follow-up to the handsome 250 GT Coupe, which had been introduced a year earlier at the Milan Auto show. Because of the ever-increasing cost of racing, Ferrari needed to sell more road-going models to help subsidize his ever-expanding racing program. While road-going Ferrari s had been offered in the early-mid 1950s, each was essentially built-to-suit for each individual customer, keeping volume low and costs high, rendering them minimally profitable. The Series II Cabriolet became Ferrari s first commercially-successful, production-based convertible, serving as a showcase of Ferrari s race tested technology, while increasing income to support racing. The PF Cab offered generous space for both passengers and luggage and, at a glance, seemed to be somewhat longer than the coupe, thanks to a stylish kick-up just behind the doors and the elegant rear fenders, although the cabriolet and coupe actually shared nearly identical overall dimensions.

Mechanically, the Series II 250 GT Cabriolet was a considerable improvement over the earlier cars, with the addition of the updated and more powerful 3.0-liter, Colombo-derived V-12 Tipo 128 F engine. This engine was fitted with outside-plug cylinder heads and twin distributors, good for 240 hp, while an overdrive transmission allowed effortless high-speed cruising. The Series II PF Coupe and Cab were the first production Ferraris fitted with race-bred four-wheel disc brakes, while telescopic shock absorbers and handsome 16-inch Borrani wire wheels helped handling. The result was an elegant, understated, luxurious and, for it s time, a very quick Ferrari, with acceleration to 60 mph achieved in less than seven seconds, en route to a top speed close to 140 mph, making the 250 PF Cab the drop-top Super-Car of it s time.

250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT has a well documented history from new, going from Luigi Chinetti motors to the Carrier air conditioning family in Connecticut in 1961 before going to a Dr. Petracini in Bedford, New York in 1966. In 1969 s/n 2343 GT was owned by Gary Bonner, New York, a songwriter who wrote the song So Happy Together before going to John Tennant III of Castle Rock, Colorado. In 1984 s/n 2343 GT went on to the ownership of Robert Mabit of Vercheres, Quebec, Canada and then, in 1986, to Wally Stonehouse of Toronto, Ontario. In 1990 s/n 2343 GT went to RM Classic Car Investments and was then sold to Lee R. Brown of Reseda, California. While the engine and suspension were rebuilt and the body was prepared for paint, the restoration was never completed and s/n 2343 GT went into long-term storage in the owner s hangar at the Van Nuys airport. Most recently 250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT was taken to Fast Cars Ltd, in Redondo Beach to be inventoried, their invoice was $4,375.00, before coming to Ferraris-Online in March. 250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT is matching chassis and engine numbers, of course, and it will be easy to get a Ferrari Classiche red book once painted and assembled.

The 109th of just 200 Series II Cabriolets constructed, s/n 2343 GT was finished from new in the desirable color combination of Nocciola, MM 16259, (gold/brown metallic) with a 3218 naturale (light tan) leather interior and was fitted from new with a very rare Factory hardtop. Today 250 PF Cab. s/n 2343 GT starts easily, runs great, drives well, goes through the gears smoothly and brakes straight thanks to the engine, trans, suspension and brake rebuilds. All body panels and the major chrome work have been fitted to the car and all of the gaps are as-new. The factory correct wood rimmed steering wheel is beautifully refinished, and the gauges show none of the hazing common to weathered Ferrari instruments of the era. The engine bay features the original and rebuilt Bendix brake booster, yellow fuel lines, the correct fuel filter bowl, air cleaner and ignition coils. We believe that 250 PF Cab. s/n 2343 GT is largely complete, has both the hard and soft tops, comes with its original leather tool bag with its tools, jack and lube gun and needs only paint and final assembly, we have an estimate of $18,500 to finish the paint work in the original Nocciola, MM 16259, (gold/brown metallic) or any color of the buyer s choosing. Re-assembly can be billed on an hourly basis and we can help to coordinate any level of restoration the new owner might want.

With new paint, carpets, a new rubber kit and some small parts, plus assembly, 250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT would be ready to grace the lawn at Cavallino or Concorso Italiano, as well as a long weekend run or a Cars & Coffee meet with her new owner. 250 PF Cab s/n 2343 GT offers an an exceptional opportunity to acquire a lovely example of one of Ferrari s most elegant open-air cars and finish her in the owner s choice of colors. Just 200 examples were built, making them significantly rarer than blue-chip collector Ferraris such as the 275 GTB/4 or the Lusso. The Series II PF Cabriolet remains an excellent
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.