CCW-Profile: Copley Motorcars
- January 1, 2020
- Posted by Marc Enger
Copley Motorcars was established by Stu Carpenter in 1995. Working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986, Stu has gained a longterm-experience in offering exceptional products at a fair price making the acquisition of a classic and luxury car as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
The team at Copley Motorcars has a particular affinity for vintage Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Land Rover Defender but also other blue chips such as 289 Cobra, BMW Z8 and Porsche 959. Since the market for these cars is a worldwide one, Copley Motorcars ships worldwide and can easily assist with the logistical arrangements.
December 2019 marked Copley’s 24th year of buying and selling sports and classics. Their showroom is located in the center of Needham, about 15 miles west of the City of Boston. Copley has an interesting, some would say eclectic, mix of classic cars always on offer and find something to love about each and every one. And because Copley Motorcars is a smallish “boutique” type dealer, their classic cars don’t necessarily run out the door. A new arrival could be there for a day, a week or even six months. That said, all of their classics are different one to the next and are being looked at throughout the USA and the world. If you see a car you like and want to buy it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see a car and want to think about it, terrific too. But please, please, please assume that someone else is looking at the very same classic you are interested in so, if it gets sold, they do their very best to find another for you.
Now let’s have a look at some highlights of the amazing showroom
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 spider Zagato Tre Posti
– S/N 0211462
– Price: $1,250,000.00
– original Zagato coachwork – original chassis – original engine
– absolutely Mille Miglia eligible
– fresh Laurence Anderson Co. engine rebuild
– Zagato 100th anniversary class at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
– extensive history file and wonderfully chronicled back to new
The quintessential racing car of the day, the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 wearing Zagato coachwork inaugurated a dazzling period of countless race victories for the Works and privateers alike. Ramponi, Campari, Lurani, Ivanofsky and even Enzo Ferrari himself, thrilled in victory throughout Europe at Spa, numerous hill climbs and the ultimate road race, the Mille Miglia. All at the wheel of Zagato bodied 6C 1500s and 1750s.
The 6C 1500 was conceived by then chief engineer Vittorio Jano, who commissioned Ugo Zagato to pen a lightweight alloy spider body. Fewer than 200 6C 1500 racing cars were built with the 1487cc DOHC in-line 6 cylinder senza compressore engine, with 0211462 one of just a handful in Tre Posti trim.
Our Zagato 6C was delivered into the UK by F.W. “Fred” Stiles’ British Sales Ltd of London, and remained in the UK and Europe until coming to the States in the early 1970s, to Dr. Burschinger of San Marino, California. Haberdasher and collector of some note, Mr. Jack Becronis, would purchase the 6C from Dr. Burschinger in the mid-1970s and go on to own it for over two decades, all the while campaigning it regularly on the race track as well as the show-field, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Mr. Becronis restored his beloved 6C shortly after purchase with the iconic shop of Hill & Vaughn, twice restored actually. At first in the late 1970s by design, then again years later the result of a track-side pit incident. After Mr. Becronis, the two most recent caretakers are noted Northern California classic car luminaries with none other than California Mille co-organizer Martin Swig owning the 6C for several years. And later internet entrepreneur and rabid pre-war collector, the late Masa Inoue, would own the 6C for many years. Find out more
1995 Ferrari F50
Price: $3,350,000.00 / one of 349 worldwide / 3,365 miles from new / Frankfurt Motor Show car / Ferrari Red Book Classiche Certified / recent major servicing with fuel bladder
1995 Ferrari F50, S/N ZFFTA46B000103114, 300 Rosso Corsa with red/black interior, race derived 4.7 litre normally aspirated V12 engine, 6 speed manual transmission, all composite tub and Pininfarina designed coachwork, delivered new September 28th 1995 by Ferrari Deutschland GmbH of Weisbaden, Germany, 2016 major servicing with fuel tank replacement and Red Book Classiche Certification by Maranello Motors GmbH of Cologne, Germany, 2017 USA import and federalization, complete with hard top and hard top case, soft top, owner’s manuals with original maintenance booklet, original factory production photo album, luggage. F50 103114 is all matching numbers, just the second of only 349 F50 built, displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show and in exceptional condition throughout. Find out more
1993 Land Rover NAS Defender 110 #163/500
Price: $128,800.00 – 1993 Land Rover NAS Defender 110 #163/500, S/N SALDH1287PA919770, Alpine White with grey tweed cloth seat upholstery, full time 4 wheel drive with high-low range, 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioning, 9 passenger seating with 4 side facing rear seats with seat belts in cargo area, front brush guard, side steps, 4 high-mount driving lights, full NAS external roll cage with full sleeper basket and ladder, NAS 110 #163 is an authentic North American Specification Defender 110 and one of only 534 as originally imported by Land Rover North America. Find out more
1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS
1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS, S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS490871, Engine Number 62N81457, L908 Grand Prix White, 3.6 litre air cooled normally aspirated flat 6 cylinder engine, G50/10 5 speed manual transmission, standard factory lightweight features including: single mass fly-wheel, no power steering, lowered/firmer suspension, air conditioning and power window delete, sound deadening and rear seat delete, basic door panels with door pulls and roll up windows, factory racing seats, aluminum front deck lid, delivered new into Milan via Touring Auto S.R.L. December 29,1992, original owner’s manuals and leather wallet, original maintenance booklet, original spare keys, fresh specialist major servicing, ultra-ultra-low kilometers and exceptional condition throughout. Find out more
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