This rare 1981 series Excalibur Roadstar automobile will be offered at auction on Sunday, January 14, 2024
On January 14, 2024, the team at Hinter Auctions has the distinct honor of offering this rare 1981 Series Excalibur Roadster automobile from our auction premises in Cooroy, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
About The Automobile
This Excalibur Roadster Convertible was custom-built by the Excalibur Motor Corporation(USA) in 1981 for the legendary actor and television presenter William Fiore. The body shape of the vehicle is based on the Mercedes Benz SSK and like all of the Excalibur automobiles attention to detail was paramount before the delivery of this luxury convertible roadster.
The vehicle was imported into Australia in 2010 before going through a ground-up restoration by the current owner restoring it to its former glory and honoring this luxury roadster by keeping all of the original detail intact. This gorgeous award-winning Burgundy coloured convertible powered by the 305 Super Pursuit V8 Chevrolet engine is undoubtedly a head-turner as you cruise down the road with the wind in your hair, or in air-conditioned comfort. The choice is yours.
Taking a look inside you will notice luxury details including the electronically adjustable leather seats to the wooden dash panels. Head towards the rear of the vehicle and you will notice the rear dickie seat which is only one of the 48 Excaliburs offered worldwide with the electronically operated version adding to the rarity of this vehicle. The luxury features continue with power steering, power windows, and air-conditioning.
A Brief History of the Excalibur Motor Corporation (USA)
The Excalibur Motor Company, founded in 1964 by Brooks Stevens and associates, holds a revered place in the automotive industry. With a lineage deeply rooted in timeless design, the company introduced its inaugural car, the Excalibur Roadster, in 1965. Infused with meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering attention to detail, Excalibur proudly crafted approximately 3,500 captivating automobiles. Each masterpiece served as a testament to the enduring allure of automotive artistry, created specifically for discerning individuals who sought the perfect fusion of luxurious comfort and exhilarating performance.
As the late 1990s marked the end of Excalibur’s production, the brand’s rich history solidified its standing as a pioneer in revitalizing the spirit of iconic vintage automobiles.
Who Is William Fiore?
William (Bill) Fiore, a highly versatile American television, film, and voice actor with an enduring legacy that continues to captivate audiences. Fiore’s journey in the entertainment industry began with his remarkable debut in the iconic film “The Swimmer” (1968). Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he also showcased his talent in numerous television commercials, including the famous “Hi, guy!” Right Guard antiperspirant adverts alongside the talented Chuck McCann. Fiore’s voice talent shone through in the video game “Grand Theft Auto III” (2001), where he brought the character Darkel to life.
William (or Bill as he preferred) died on the 3rd of October 2014 and through his legacy continues to leave an indelible mark on the film, television, and advertising industry.
A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity
This Excalibur Roadster is truly one-of-a-kind. Join us for the bidding action at our Sunshine Coast premises for the live auction on January 14, 2024, or bid online. Phone bidding options are also available. For further information on this stunning vehicle go to the catalogue listing here… or contact us at 07 5442 5610 or 0419 676 285 for more information or to book your phone bids.