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Hey Jim, I got the ’70 SS 454 yesterday.  It made the trip on the transporter just perfect.  It has been raining so I haven’t been able to get it out to drive yet, but hopefully tomorrow.  It is a beautiful car and some of my neighbors and friends can’t quit talking about it.  Thanks for your hospitality when I flew down to look at the car.  I am glad it was like you said and I think we both ended up pleased.  I definitely will refer you if any of my friends are looking for a classic car.  Thanks again.  JS, MA

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) 

HAPPY CLIENT

"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

HAPPY CLIENT

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

What a $10M Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale sounds and looks like

9/25/2017
Jeff Glucker

What a $10M Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale sounds like

Sep 5, 2017
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When an automaker creates a street car from one of its race cars, you know a lot of them won't be produced. When the automaker is Alfa Romeo and the timeframe is the late 1960s, you're going to see even fewer examples built. If you're at the right place and the right time, however, you might just capture an ultra-rare 33 Stradale with your smartphone.

This gorgeous assembly of parts is based on the Tipo 33 racing machine. Alfa Romeo built 18 examples between 1967 and 1969 for the road and called it the 33 Stradale. It was Alfa's first vehicle to feature dihedral doors, and it made copious use of aluminum in its construction.

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Out back you'll find an engine that is familiar to Alfa Romeo Montreal owners. The fiery little 2.0-liter V-8 produces 230 horsepower and quickly revs up to a 10,000-rpm limiter. Alfa let owners run it in race tune and the power would rise an additional 40 horses.

This particular car is worth around $10,00,000 and it sounds absolutely amazing, as you can hear in this video from YouTuber John Keep. It's wild to think that such a sound is being created by an engine that's basically the same size as your average Audi-BMW-Chevy-Ford-Mercedes-Kia-Honda-Toyota four-banger. Still, we're dealing with double the cylinder count, double the banks, and a heck of a lot deeper rev range.

Even if you removed the engine completely, the 33 Stradale would stand on its own as a piece of art. Those flowing lines aren't found in today's crease-filled world.

Watch the video to appreciate those lines and the great sound from that 50-year old tiny V-8 engine.


 
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