Legendary MotorCar Company Visit

Saturday July 23,2011
by John Tysall   


Our club visit to the Legendary company about 45 minutes west of Toronto in Halton Hills took place on a sunny Saturday morning in July.

Our host, Bill DeBlois, first gave us a comprehensive tour of the huge showroom which has about 70 cars on display and a stock list of over 100 cars.

The main emphasis is on North American muscle cars including many Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs, Camaros and Dodge variants including two 70's Plymouth Road Runners with the huge rear wings.


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird listed at $225,000
 

There were some English cars starting with a 1930 Austin Ulster EA Sport, a totally restored 1963 Austin Healey 3000 listed for $74,000, a 73 Triumph TR6 and a 74 MGB. They had also sold a 1951 XK 120 the previous week.

The number and range of cars was a bit overwhelming ranging from 30's Packards and Auburns through the 60's and 70's muscle cars all the way up to 80's Ferraris and finishing off with 2010 and 2011 Corvettes and Shelby GT-500's.

 

Supercharged Viper V10 engine

Even more interesting were the cars that were not for sale including a number of original priceless AC Cobras and the 1970 Super Barracuda created by Legendary with a V10 supercharged Viper engine that does 200 miles per hour.

We then moved to the large workshop area which includes full mechanical, bodywork and fabrication facilities including complete restoration services. An early Cooper Monaco sports racing car originally driven by Bob Bondurant was undergoing a total restoration. We drooled over a customers cars that was in for a service which was one of the Grosser Mercedes 6 litre Sedans.


Club member Peter Stewart with the large Mercedes

Legendary Race Corvette.

Next on the agenda was a visit to the race workshop. Legendary run four of their own cars, two Corvettes and two Nascar cars in the Canadian Tire Series and also support customer cars for race preparation and repair.

 

All in all, a very interesting visit with a lot to take in! Our host, Bill, was very knowledgeable about the cars including the provenance and racing history of the early Cobras and the other interesting cars. Their Super Cuda has been the subject of a number of TV programs and the workmanship on the car was outstanding.

 


Sept 10, 2011 by Webmaster