BORTZ AUTO COLLECTION TO DISPLAY AT AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE


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The Bortz Auto Collection is proud to be invited back to the 2014 to Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance March 7-9, 2014

The two cars from the Bortz Auto Collection that will be starring at the Amelia Concours is the 1966 Revival Duesenbergby Auggie Duesenberg’s son, designed by Virgil Exner and built by Ghia. It is the largest non-limousine four-door car that Ghia ever built. It was hoped that it would revive the Duesenberg Company but the company folded shortly after its first year of showing and then it spent the next 40 years at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum before becoming part of the Bortz Auto Collection. It is the only car to receive a full chapter in the book about the story and life of Virgil M. Exner Sr.

The second car from the Bortz Auto Collection is the 1955Chrysler Ghia Falcon. Virgil Exner Sr. stated that of all the dream cars and concept cars that he designed, this was his personal favorite. It is also significant because it was shown during the year 1955 as a two-seater sports car and many magazine reviews of the day and many historians today feel that if the Falcon had gone into production it would have been a game changer for history. More then likely it would have outsold the 1955 Corvette and the 1955 Thunderbird in view of its fabulous design and its V8 Hemi engine. It is believed that only two of these Falcon concept/dream cars were produced by Ghia and this is the only existing example.

Bortz Auto Collection concept cars that have been featured in past include three cars from the Great Warhoop Find of 1988, 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, 1955 LaSalle roadster (restored) and 1955 LaSalle sedan (unrestored). In addition to the above, also displayed in past years were the 1953 Buick Wildcat I, 1953 Pontiac Parisienne, 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special, 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Die Valkyrie.

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