I don’t know the year of this beautiful Excalibur that was captured at the Shades of the Past Car Show which is held every August in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada.
Although the photo is mine, the amazing editing was done by good friend Bill Dutting
Thank you Bill for this beautiful collaboration. If you wish to check out Bill’s work, just click on his name and view his gallery.
Canon EOS 50D
The Excalibur automobile from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a car styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK by Brooks Stevens for Studebaker. Stevens subsequently formed a company to manufacture and market the cars, which were conventional under their styling.
A prototype premiered at car shows in 1963, fitted on a Studebaker chassis and using a 290-horsepower Studebaker 289 V-8. Studebaker subsequently ceased its operations, ending the availability of its 289 V-8. General Motors friends Ed Cole and “Bunkie” Knudsen agreed to provide Brooks Stevens with Chevrolet 327s in 300-bhp Corvette tune, making the 2100-pound Excalibur a strong performer. With the standard 3.31:1 rear axle, acceleration from 0-60 mph took less than five seconds. Projected top speed was 160 mph.