Connect with us

>

A LEGACY ON WHEELS: The Timeless Automobiles of Don Williams

Written by Nicole Ellan James

LOT #1372 – 1936 BUGATTI TYPE 57 STELVIO – NO RESERVE

The late Don Williams was always passionate about cars. Learning about prewar vehicles from an early age led him to become an expert in classic automobiles, with the ability to procure the utmost quality and extraordinary vehicles for his clientele. It’s hardly a revelation that his private collection showcased an array of exceptional vehicles, among them the unique Mayfair-bodied 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K. In addition to that prewar gem, Barrett-Jackson takes pride in presenting six additional vehicles from Don Williams’ personal collection, all to be sold with No Reserve during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

One of the standout gems in this collection is the 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, bearing Chassis No. #57406, a cherished part of Williams’ collection since 1988. Unveiling the narrative behind this timeless Bugatti, Kees Jansen, a renowned Bugatti historian, reveals that the Type 57 was meticulously crafted in April 1936 as a four-passenger Stelvio. This model featured the alluring cabriolet design conceived by Jean Bugatti, characterized by its striking pontoon fenders and an Atalante-inspired rounded tail.

The original owner of the Type 57, R. Petit, took possession on August 8, 1936. Later owned by a Mr. Ferrand, the car underwent upgrades that included later-style headlamps integrated into the front fenders and spats over the rear wheels. Period photographs from the 1940s, included in with the sale, depict these features, authentically reminiscent of 1937-39 Bugattis. Additionally, the car received front “moustache” bumpers and Lockheed hydraulic brakes, a common upgrade for earlier cable-brake cars.

LOT #1372.1 – 1938 PACKARD 12 TORPEDO-CABRIOLET – NO RESERVE

Ferrand sold the Bugatti to Jacques Dufilho, a prominent actor residing in the Latin Quarter of Paris. In 1974, Dufilho transferred ownership to Alexander E. Ulmann, known for founding the 12 hours of Sebring, the American automotive endurance race, in December 1950. Ulmann drove the car without rear fender spats and refinished it in light blue and black. The Bugatti remained in his ownership until his passing in 1986.

“One of my favorite cars from Don’s personal collection of is the Bugatti,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It has a great history and Don restored it to perfection.”

Under Williams’ stewardship, the Bugatti was transformed it to its current state. The Ulmann two-tone royal blue and black “sweep panel” livery was retained, complemented by striking pale gray leather upholstery for a breathtaking contrast. Notably, the rear wheel “spats” were reinstalled, and the wire wheels were chromed, reminiscent of the options available from Bugatti in 1937.

The Bugatti preserves its authenticity with its original No. 286 engine, the No. 68C transmission sourced from a supercharged Stelvio, the original No. 427 rear axle and the No. 50 internal frame. The dashboard features what appear to be the original gauges, except for a new Jaeger tachometer.

LOT #1339.2 – 1933 PACKARD 1001 STANDARD EIGHT COUPE ROADSTER – NO RESERVE

“Don had the car for a long time and it’s absolutely gorgeous,” Jackson said. “He loved this car. We are truly honored that his wife Janet has entrusted us with selling it at the Scottsdale Auction with No Reserve.”

Additionally offered from the collection are three remarkable Packards: a Kellner-bodied one-of-a-kind 1938 Packard Twelve Torpedo-Cabriolet, a 1933 Packard 1001 Standard Eight Coupe Roadster and a 1920 Packard Twin 6 Transformable Town Car.

The 1938 Packard 12 Torpedo-Cabriolet by Kellner boasts a unique history, having been custom-built with the rear body section of a 1930 Renault Reinstella Torpedo Scaphandrier, reportedly by its original owner, believed to be George “Geordie” Hormel II, heir to Hormel Foods. In the early 1950s, the car underwent restoration at Joy Brothers Motor Car Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, and by the late 1950s, it found a new owner in J.B Nethercutt. In 1961, casino mogul William F. Harrah acquired the Packard, retaining it in his collection for 24 years until its sale in 1985 during the Harrah Automobile Collection Sale to Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza. Under Monaghan’s ownership, the Torpedo-Cabriolet received a no-expense-spared restoration by Lon Krueger of Scottsdale, Arizona. It then entered the collection of Tom Barrett, co-founder of Barrett-Jackson, in 1989, before ultimately being sold to Don Williams, who proudly showcased the car tever since.

LOT #1339.1 – 1920 PACKARD TWIN 6 TRANSFORMABLE TOWN CAR – NO RESERVE

The 1933 Packard 1001 Standard Eight Coupe Roadster, a

Read More

—————-

By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A LEGACY ON WHEELS: The Timeless Automobiles of Don Williams
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-legacy-on-wheels-the-timeless-automobiles-of-don-williams-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2024 16:39:51 +0000

Continue Reading

Motor

Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

yamaha wr155r scrambler 745x497 1

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co. Read More

—————-

By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://mansbrand.com/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/

Continue Reading

Motor

1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

272318 Miscellaneous534297 200x150 1

>

1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

Read More

—————-

By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

Continue Reading

Motor

1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

270697 Front 3 4 200x133 1

>

1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

Read More

—————-

By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

Continue Reading

Trending