Future Restorations – Future Partnerships
Some of our cars are chomping at the bit to get restored. If one of these cars interests you, contact us to discuss a possible partnership on ownership and restoration. We take our finished cars to the best venues across America. You can join us and participate with us as a partner on one of these adventures.
And keep in mind…there are many more unrestored one-offs, concepts and show cars in our inventory that do not appear on the page below.
1954 Chicagoan Show Car
This car debuted at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show and was proclaimed to be America’s newest sports car design for the mid 1950s. Lost for 50+ years and recently recovered.
1959 Strother MacMinn Lemans Coupe
Designed by Strother MacMinn and John Bond for a possible campaign for America to win the famed LeMans race. Cover car for the August, 1960 issue of Road & Track magazine.
1937 Long-Wheelbase Supercharged Cord Phaeton
We’re still researching this car with the help of Karl Ludvigsen and other historians. The workmanship suggests that this may have been a coachbuilt car and we’re also lucky to have photos of the car taken in 1952 by Karl Ludvigsen himself. This will be great fun as we move forward.
1959 Cheetah “Moon” Transporter
Built by Troutman and Barnes as America’s answer to the Mercedes “Blue Wonder” Transporter.
1949 Packard Monte Carlo Convertible
Designed by Richard Arbib when he first joined Henney Coachbuilders as a proposal for a more “sporty” Packard. Two examples were built – one remains. This is the oldest known postwar Packard Show Car in existence.
1937 Gougeon Streamliner
Most pre-war streamlined teardrop cars didn’t make it past the metal drives for World War II war efforts – this one fortunately did. Built in the late 1930s by Ronald Gougeon, this will be quite a looker when finished. The underneath (belly pan) covers most of the underside of the car.
1949 WOW Cadillac
Built in the late 1940s, The WOW Cadillac is one of the earliest surviving American custom cars and one of the first postwar Cadillac customs to be built – quite an accomplishment by Rudy Makella and his coachbuilding company – the Indianapolis Power Hammer Company of Indianapolis, Indiana.
1954 Victress S4
The Victress S4 debuted at the 1954 Petersen Motorama in Los Angeles, California and was one of the stars of the show.
1955 McCormack Show Car
Star of the 1955 Petersen Motorama in Los Angeles, California, and lost for over 50 years.
1949 Panache Sport Custom
One of the earliest sport customs built in postwar America, the styling of this car picks up many traits of its European counterparts – in spite of it being of purely American descent.
1953 Grantham Stardust
Although a west coast designed and built sports car, the Grantham Stardust debuted in 1953 at the Michigan Motorama in Detroit Michigan in 1953. The car went on to star in TV shows such as “Rocky Jones Space Ranger” and “Mr. North” as well as movie “Johnny Dark” starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie.
1952 LaSaetta Show Car
The LaSaetta was Italian for “Lightning Bolt” and debuted at the Michigan Motorama in 1952 making it one of America’s earliest fiberglass sports car. Twelve were built and just 2 LaSaetta’s are known to exist – both are owned by Undiscovered Classics.
1955 Singer 4AD Race Car
Ralph Bush built a Singer 4AD into a race car and did mighty well racing it throughout the west coast in the 1950s and early 1960s. This car was found a few years ago and safely transported to Tampa, Florida where it awaits future restoration. Check out the vintage photos and videos of Ralph and his Singer race car below.
1955 Singer Allied Swallow “Cisitalia” Coupe – “Torquie”
One of the few Allied “Cisitalia” Specials that exists – this one has full history and documentation and retains all of its original Singer sports car equipment. Will be a stunning example on the field when restored.
1957 Galileo Show Car
Built by Joseph Galileo in 1957, the Galileo Show Car was a sensation in and around San Francisco where it was designed and built it.
1950 DM Nacional “Sedanca de Ville”
In the postwar era, Mexico had just one coachbuilder that built cars on order and from scratch. Designed to compete against European Coachbuilders, DM Nacional custom-built 5 cars to order from 1949 to 1953. Of the five built, just one survives.
1953 Kaiser “Show Dragon” (1 of 6)
In 1953 the Kaiser Motor Company pulled out all the stops and created a luxury version of their car like no other before -the 1953 Kaiser Dragon. The announcement of the Kaiser Dragon took place at major auto shows across the country where 6 factory show cars known as “Show Dragons” were produced and sold to the public. A special color was developed for these Dragons – a turquoise shade – with gold plated trim thoughout which included 5 gold plated wire wheels. Just 3 of these “Show Dragons” exist today with Undiscovered Classics owning one of these factory built vehicles.
1955 Carl Luckenbach Special
Carl Luchenback was attending college at the Cranbrook Academy of Design when he designed and built this one-off sports car inspired by Ferrari. Later in life, Carl headed an architectural firm in his own name and designed well-known structures throughout the midwest including the Pontiac Superdome.
1966 Cannara I Special
The Cannara I was designed and built by Ray Cannara and finished under the mentorship of Strother MacMinn at the Art Center in Los Angeles, California. Lost for nearly 40 years, the Cannara I was found in Detroit, Michigan several years ago.
1954 Venus Show Car (1 of 2)
The Venus was a limited production boulevard cruiser that debuted on the cover of Motor Trend magazine in May, 1954. Of the six built, just two remain.
1954 Venture / Debonnaire
The Venture was designed by Phillip Egan who was part of the team that designed the Tucker Automobile. The car was brought out in the mid 1950s as an “America Boulevard Cruiser” – a car that was a bit larger than a typical American sports car but still accommodated just 2 people. Shortly after the initial 6 cars were built, the plant was destroyed in a catastrophic fire and all molds and tooling were lost. All known examples are owned by Undiscovered Classics.
John Bucci’s “Executive” Futurliner
One-off prototype show truck built by famed Italian designer John Bucci. It traveled the world and was seen by thousands in the 1970s.