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Stunning 1974 Excalibur Series II Roadster with 18k Original Miles: One of Only 26 ProducedThis 1974 Excalibur Series II Roadster is an absolutely beautiful original example and one of only 26 Roadsters built in 1974. White with black interior. 454 V8 with 275hp and automatic transmission. The 454cid motor is the same big-block V8 which was being used in the Corvette at the time. Mechanically superb, the car runs and drives fantastic. Excellent paint, chrome, and interior. Excalibur Roadsters this clean and with low mileage are getting harder and harder to come across. Increasingly collectible and highly sought-after. One of just 26 Series II Roadsters Produced18k Original MilesDesirable 454 Big Block V8Excellent Original Condition Price: $49,500
Excalibur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was one of the first "retro" cars introduced as a prototype in 1964. The car was (loosely) styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK by Brooks Stevens.
The Excalibur prototype was fitted on a Studebaker chassis and using a 290-horsepower Studebaker 289 V-8. As Studebaker subsequently ceased its operations, ending the availability of its 289 V-8 Excalibur was left without a power plant. General Motors friends Ed Cole and "Bunkie" Knudsen agreed to provide Brooks Stevens with Chevrolet 327 s in 300-bhp Corvette tune, making the light weight Excalibur a strong performer. They also designed a new ladder chassis which had a 2 inch longer wheelbase. The suspension components ere borrowed from the Corvette, as was the four-disc braking system. The Excalibur was born.