1959 Buchanan V12



  • $249,900
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • 22,032 Miles
  • Year: 1959
  • Engine Size: 5.3L
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: Red
  • Int color: Black
Vehicle Original VIN : 5990089DN
• 1959 Buchannan
• Spectacular Original Condition!
• Only 22,032 Miles Since New!
• Just Acquired from a Massive Antique Car Collection!
• California Car!
• One of One, Truly Bespoke!
• All Metal Body, Zero Fiberglass ANYWHERE!
• Over 3,000 Hours to Complete!
• Same Owner Until 2001!
• Won Best of Class at The Santa Barbra Concourse in Exotic Coach Built!
• 5.3L V12 with Ported and Polished Heads!
• 6 Downdraft Carburetors!
• Modern and Reliable Distributorless Ignition!
• 4 Speed Manual Transmission!
• Power Steering and Power Brakes!
• Stunning Original Undercarriage!
• Mechanically Freshened!
• Rebuilt Front Suspension with New Koni Shocks and Bushings
• Rebuilt and Tuned Carburetors
• Oil and Filter Change
• Coolant Flush
• Much More!
• Runs and Drives Like New!
• Stunning Burgundy and Medium Red Exterior!
• Soft and Supple Black and Red Interior!
• Black Soft Top!
• Modern Radial Tires for Optimal Handling and Comfort!
• Books, Manuals, Tool Kit, Jack, Spare, Literature, and Even Original Poster!
• Incredible Investment Potential!
• Just Serviced and Ready to be Enjoyed Today!

DISCOUNT: $20,000
SALE PRICE: $249,900!!!

Call 618-791-4020 today for a worldwide shipping quote!

PPW Motorcars is pleased to offer what is easily most interesting and exciting car we have offered to date! This beautiful, original, and bespoke 1959 Buchanan, is as cool and fun it gets. Built by Kelly Buchanan, who was a coachbuilder for a good portion of his life where he designed and created several one off vehicles for customers. This was the one that he imagined and brought to reality. It has the looks of a pre war vehicle with many of the same build styles and combines it with the power, reliability, and handling of a modern car. The car was designed from the bottom up, using a jaguar 150S frame (so has a much smaller appearance than many oversized 1 off cars), a handmade all metal body, and the powerful running equipment from a V12 Jaguar XKE. This magnificent motorcar was completed over a 5 year period, when he started by purchasing a brand new V12 Jaguar XKE and a Jaguar 150S. The design process was surely complex but resulted in what you see before you, after 3,000 or so hours… It went on to win the Santa Barbra Concourse in the Exotic Coach Built Class.

Further, this example has had a mechanical freshening, making sure that it runs and drives as well as it looks. It starts on the first turn of the key when cold, idles, runs, and drives like a new XKE. We have many older vehicles come through and never before have we had a car of this age that runs and drives as well as this one does. Further, the vehicle is in magnificent original condition throughout. While the photos speaking for themselves, we are happy to go over any detail the prospective buyer wishes. We can’t say enough about the condition, top and bottom.

Setting this vehicle further apart is the powerful V12 lurking under the hood. With SIX downdraft two barrel carburetors and a 4 Speed Manual Transmission, there isn’t much else under a $1,000,000 that provides the experience that this car does. The induction sound could be sold as a record, and would certainly be a billboard top song. As one would assume, the car received the best of care from storage to maintenance with cost not being considered. We are proud to offer another example of a classic motorcar that is one of the best of its class in the world. Offered to the collector, enthusiast, or investor who appreciates the magnificent investment potential of this magnificent motorcar! Bid with confidence!

Call us for a complete walk around; we will supply you with a detailed description and answer any questions you may have!

PPW Motorcars is located at 9350 Woodson Terrace Ind. Ct less than ONE mile away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL).

Please call Paul Weishaar, day or night, for more details or any questions (618)791-4020

Why buy from PPW Motorcars?
With many years of specialty experience in the Classic, Luxury, and Exotic motorcar business and a lifetime of passion PPW Motorcars serves some of the worlds most sophisticated and discerning buyers. We pride ourselves on honesty, expertise of some of the world’s finest vehicles, and a promise to each buyer that the vehicle they purchase will be the exact same one that arrives at their doorstep. We strive to make your purchasing experience easy, convenient, and confidence inspiring. With a central location just minutes away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL) we are happy to pick customers up curbside or deliver the vehicle to your doorstep. We pride ourselves on integrity, excellent communication, and diligent follow up.


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