Talk about retro. The 1985 Excalibur Series IV Phaeton looks like it belongs in a Great Gatsby scene, but it’s really a product of the 1980s. It also rides on a Corvette chassis, but you’d never guess that.
Excalibur was created in the 1960s, and the original cars rode on Studebaker chassis. But, as history has it, Studebaker didn’t survive. So, the Wisconsin based Excalibur turned to General Motors for engines and platforms beyond Studebaker’s demise. The car features a 305 cubic-inch V8, also courtesy of GM, and with a curb weight of near 2,100 pounds, the 1985 Excalibur moves.
The car is also outfitted with air conditioning, heat, four-wheel disc brakes and post-traction. The 1985 Excalibur is not a kit car, as much as it looks it, and is a factory vehicle sporting these modern amenities.
Barrett-Jackson will auction off the 1985 Excalibur Series IV Phaeton to whoever deems this a good fit to their collection. The car has only tallied 5,600 miles since it rolled off the assembly line, making it a unique showpiece for the right buyer.