(Cross-posted from the eBay Motors Blog)
Finding unique and rare cars on eBay is not uncommon. This past month we found a Lamborghini Countach replica that was hand-built in a Wisconsin basement and a Chevy truck originally owned by the “king of cool”, Steve McQueen. This week our special find is a 1953 Arnolt-MG Bertone Coupe of which there were only 65 produced. Additionally, this coupe wears badges by Bertone, MG, and Arnolt making it a rare find.
The name Arnolt may not be as recognizable as MG, Austin Healey, Bristol or Bentley, but it has close ties to all of the above — more than 250 Arnolt-badged cars were built on chassis by the aforementioned marquees spanning fifteen years
The most incredible thing is how the current owner purchased the car. Mr. Hess was interested in a set of fine watches at an estate sale, and when he found out he won the watches, also got the car without any prior knowledge it was included in the sale.
Sounds like a great marketing ploy: buy a watch, get a rare, unique car for free!
Continue reading the entire story on the eBay Motors Blog.
Here is today’s remarkable find, this Rare Original 1953 Wacky Arnolt MG Bertone Coupe 2383 Miles Time Machine:
Of note, the seller says that “this exact car was cover featured in the May 2012 Issue of Classic Motorsports.” Take a look and see for yourself – here is the Classic Motorsports cover:
And the inner spread:
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