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Imperial Palace Auto Collections
« on: June 27, 2011, 11:47:54 AM »
I was lucky enough to get a quick visit to the Imperial Palace Auto Collections in Las Vegas. They even have a free admission coupon on their website. It is both a museum and showroom with a majority of the cars for sale. The full gallery of photos is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/sets/72157626886521632/ but below are some of the highlights.

This 1966 Bizzarini P538 Spyder was the prototype for the small number of P538s produced. It has a different chassis than the later cars. They are mid engined with either a V8 or V12.





1946 Delahaye 135MS Selborne





One of my favorites of the day was this 1954 Ford Taunus 12M. First one Id ever seen and quite unexpected in such a place. The Taunus is a German Ford and had a 1.2L four cylinder engine.





1988 ItalDesign Aztec I remember being fascinated by this when it came out. Apparently there was a production run of 18 commissioned by Japanese fan. They featured a 2.5L Audi turbo engine and all wheel drive.





This fantastic 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow is one of three known to exist. It was previously in the Harrah Auto Collection.




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Re: Imperial Palace Auto Collections
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 02:38:53 PM »
Fine pictures -I like the Taunus too, especially with its numbers from Netherlands. More please!

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Re: Imperial Palace Auto Collections
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 06:22:26 PM »
Remarkably I've seen the Bizzarrini 538 spyder "prototype" in the Meilenwerk collection in 2010.
http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=11762.0
I guess it was only a well made copy or one of the later made cars...

Great pics!

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Re: Imperial Palace Auto Collections
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 02:37:44 AM »
Remarkably I've seen the Bizzarrini 538 spyder "prototype" in the Meilenwerk collection in 2010.
http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=11762.0
I guess it was only a well made copy or one of the later made cars...

Great pics!

The Meilenwerk Bizzarini 538 is a different car, being LHD and having a visible Ford Cleveland V8.