Salerno: Additional Detail

Additional  Detail
1959  Salvatore  Salerno  Devin
A  Time  Capsule  –  Preserved  in  Original  Condition

—   Amelia  Island  Concours  d’Elegance  2024  Award  Winner  —
—   Museum  Ready  With  Presentation  Shared  in  History  Book  —

Additional  Detail

Condition: The Salerno Special was brought back to running and driving condition with special attention to keeping the sports car in as original condition as possible.  New parts were installed that were considered normal maintenance items which included a battery, all wheel cylinders, master cylinder, water pump and two silent block steering bushings. A new aluminum custom fitted gas tank was built and installed to replace the original tank which was not in repairable condition.  Electrical wiring was repaired as necessary and the carburetor was rebuilt.  Not addressed were wipers, turn signals, overdrive, gas gauge, radio and speedometer.  The car is titled in Florida.

Concours  Embraced:  American handcrafted specials have been welcomed across the country, and in recent years this has expanded to rallys, special exhibitions and more.  What drives interest in these cars is the unique design and history of the build – in every case a story that is a “one of one.”  Since 2007, major concours such as Amelia and Pebble Beach have held classes of these cars on several occasions, and both the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance have featured classes of these cars in 2023 and 2024.

Special Concours Class:  Cars that are shown in original condition are garnering more interest and trending with higher prices more often than cars that have been fully restored.  Concours and museums have recognized this and both exhibit and show cars like the Salerno Special in “Preservation Classes” or “Preservation Exhibits.”

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