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A Life Dedicated to Classic Cars – Og Pozzoli

 A Life Dedicated to Classic Cars

by Rafael Tardelli

 

Og Pozzoli, one of the most respected car collectors of Brazil, unfortunately died on Friday at the age of 84

His incredible collection is in his country house in Cotia, São Paulo. Through the stone paths of the Red House, as Og Pozzoli called his property, 170 old vehicles are distributed in four sheds.

During a visit to his collection, I recall some picturesque stories about cars that are sometimes more interesting than the vehicle itself.

One of those stories is about the older cars in the collection, two Fiat Country Bus, from 1912 and 1914, which Og refused to sell for $ 1 million dollars to Fiat president Gianni Agnelli saying: “If I agree to sell I will continue at the same house, taking the same wine. The only difference is not having my Fiats”

Other memorable vehicle is the 1938 Lincoln V12, the first car produced especially for presidential use. The model was so special that only five were made, and only two were left, one that served Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States (1933-1945), that now it is at the White House Museum in Washington and the other that the São Paulo government has for years, leading to tours form 1950s to 1960s, the presidents Craveiro Lopes (Portugal), Giovanni Gronchi (Italy), Charles de Gaulle (France) and Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Prince Philip (England).

After his retirement from government services the vehicle was sold to Og, who years later led Pope John Paul II on the first of his three visits to Brazil in 1980.

Another wonderful car is the 1928 Chrysler Imperial model with aluminum body, with this car Og drove the Pope for 81km between two cities in São Paulo and in other opportunity he drove the Princess Michiko Shoda wife of Prince Akihito from Japan on a tour through São Paulo.

Other jewel is the 1946 Ford Sportsman, rare even in the US.  In 1946 the American public had not yet been awakened to the magic of sports cars, which have been venerated by Europeans since the 1920s, so that Ford, lacking a new product and financial difficulties, took advantage of the know-how in the manufacture of wood Station wagons, the famous Woodies, launch this version that is more sophisticated product than the standard convertible. This version was eternalized in theaters as the villain’s car Biff Tannen in the trilogy Back to the Future.

Og swears that his model originally came with the cowhide car seats.

I end this little souvenir of Og and his cars with a rare vehicle from his collection a 1918 Moon Type 6-45 Piton, which belonged to the president of Brazil Washington Luiz. According to Og this is the only example of this model that survived and it took two years to be restored. Moon Motor Car Company (1905 – 1930) was an American automobile company that was located in St. Louis, Missouri. The company had a venerable reputation among the buying public, as it was known for fully assembled, easily affordable mid-level cars using high-quality parts.

 

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1995 Ferrari Testarossa 512M

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• Just released from a private collection
• Delivered new to the dry state of Texas
• Number 58 of only 75 brought to the U.S.
• Numers matching engine
• Single family ownership for nearly 20 years
• Air conditioning
• 18″ 3-piece wheels
• 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes

This example is finished in Rosso Corsa Red with a black leather interior. This magnificent motorcar has been meticulously maintained and was the recipient of a $14,000 engine out service that was performed by Ferrari less than 500 miles ago. Accompanying this investment-grade Testarossa 512M is its original books, tools, service records and more.

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1967 Maserati Ghibli Coupe

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• Released from long-term ownership (nearly 30 years) in late 2015
• Original California black plate car
• One of only a handful built with the rare Borg Warner automatic gearbox
• Numbers matching engine
• Documentation includes manual, full Maserati Classiche, $100K in restoration receipts, factory tools, jack and more
• Factory air conditioning

This example is finished in Argento Auteuil Silver with a gorgeous black leather interior. Daniel Schmitt acquired this magnificent motorcar from one of his personal friends who purchased it in Southern California nearly 30 years ago, drove it back to St. Louis and stored it in the garage since. After Mr. Schmitt acquired it, he commissioned a 2-year long, concours-level restoration that is documented with $100,000 in receipts.

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1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

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• Freshly restored condition
• Believed to be only 41,070 actual miles
• First production year Duetto Spider
• Gorgeous Pininfarina bodywork
• Recently serviced
• 4-wheel disc brakes
• 15″ ventilated steel wheels

This example is finished in Rosso Farina Red with a black interior and matching convertible top. It was just purchased in California where it was the recipient of a recent, high-level restoration. Accompanying this investment-grade Duetto Spider is its owner’s manual, tools and more.

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1964 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

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• Only 45,145 actual miles!
• 352ci 4-barrel V8 engine
• 6-passenger (fold down rear seats)
• Select-Aire air conditioning
• Power tailgate window
• Cruise-O-matic automatic transmission
• Heater
• Power windows

This example is finished in Raven Black with a beige interior. It has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. We are proud to offer this low mile, highly optioned wagon to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the potential of this American marque.

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Welcome back 1994 Jaguar XJ220!

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Daniel Schmitt & Co is proud to announce that our 1994 Jaguar XJ220 (chassis no. 220628) has recently returned after being serviced by the only Jaguar XJ220 Specialist in the U.S. who has stated that this is the last XJ220 he would renew before retirement. 220628 has now been fully recommissioned with an engine out service and rebuilding of several major systems which cost nearly $90,000. Almost every other XJ on the market needs this service performed and future owners will have to send their vehicles to England to have this completed, where there is currently a two year waiting list. XJ220s rarely come to market, and 220628 is arguably the most famous example of an XJ220 with its unique history and provenance. It was the first car brought to the U.S. under “Show and Display” exemption and the only XJ220 to be rendered EPA compliant by Jaguar.

Be sure to continue to check our newsletter for more details including when this spectacular super car becomes available.

COMING SOON

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Black

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda – Blue

1988 Porsche 911 Porsche Police Car – White/Orange

1986 BMW R65 Police Motorcycle – White/Orange

1967 Ford Mustang Convertible – Blue

1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster – Bronze

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7 – White

1939 Horch 930V Phaeton – Light Blue

1975 Jensen Interceptor III – Red

1937 MG VA Roadster – Dark Green

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Convertible – Green

1970 Iso Grifo GL Series II – Silver

1965 Renault Alpine Dinalpin – Blue

1947 Packard Clipper Army Staff Car – Olive

1971 Porsche 911T RSR – Light Blue/Orange

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman 4-Door Limousine – Black

1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet – Red

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible – Green

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Daniel Schmitt & Co. News

We are delighted to announce the upcoming release of Daniel J. Schmitt’s eBook:

Cars of Stars – A Collection of Celebrity & Movie Cars

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Take a look at the cover – Elvis Presley, Jean Harlow, Steve McQueen and “the Arthur car” – we are very excited to share it all with you soon!

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#triviaTuesday with Daniel Schmitt & Co.

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Which of these hood ornaments was not used by Packard?

a. The Goddess of Speed
b. The Three-Pointed Star
c. Adonis
d. The Cormorant

 

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Pictured here is our beautiful 1932 Packard Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

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#triviatuesday with Daniel Schmitt & Co.

#triviatuesday with Daniel Schmitt & Co.

 

 

Which post-war GM car had featured a split rear window, almost 10 years before the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette?

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Featured here is our 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe finished in rare and desirable Sebring Silver

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#triviatuesday with John Sherman

As you may well be accustomed by now, we have taken the habit of posting classic cars trivia questions every Tuesday. Many of our readers surprise us with the extraordinary knowledge they possess and we can only hope that our #triviatuesday can contribute to something much larger than our classic car dealership – keeping the classic car passion alive and inspire current and new generations to appreciate this carefully preserved heritage.

At Daniel Schmitt & Co., we strive to be one of the world’s most trusted providers of classic and luxury motorcars and to build meaningful relationships with our customers, employees and the car collector/enthusiast community.  

Without further ado, here is John Sherman’s classic car trivia question for today:

 

“Vacuum assisted shifting was standard on which low priced car from 1939 to 1948?”

A. Chevrolet Special Deluxe

B. Ford Super Deluxe

C. Plymouth Special Deluxe

D. Studebaker Champion

E. None of the above

 

If you know the answer, please write it in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post with your friends.

 

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Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery St. Louis

A family tradition for over 50 years selling the world’s finest classic cars, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides sophisticated collectors, investors and enthusiasts throughout the world with high quality classic motorcars. We are one of the most trusted marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles and we are proud to say that we have 100% favorable reviews as an eBay classic car seller.
In our classic car inventory, you can find some of the most sought-after models of classic Cadillac, Packard, Auburn, Chrysler, Excalibur, Ford, Pontiac and more, under American Miscellaneous. We sell vintage Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Intermeccanica and more, under Import Miscellaneous. We also offer investment grade Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce motorcars, Porsche, Maserati and other prestigious marques!
Are you thinking about selling your classic or collector car? We offer the highest cash prices in the industry and can arrange convenient pick-up anywhere in the continental United States.
At Daniel Schmitt & Co. we know that discovering your dream luxury car at an attractive price is enticing, therefore we also offer you Classic Car Financing. Fill out the form online or give us a call. We will be happy to help you!
Our classic car gallery is located in historic St. Louis, Missouri, just minutes away from the Lambert International Airport, with a dealership spanning on an elegant 4-acre campus, boasting two recently renovated, luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department and a world-class restoration facility.
We have been one of the most reliable classic and luxury car galleries for over 50 years and an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited business since 2005. Our goal is to provide you with exemplary customer service and to ensure that your purchase is completed as efficiently and in as timely a manner as possible.

 

New Inventory at Daniel Schmitt & Co.

Dear collectors and enthusiasts,

The number of private collections seems to be increasing worldwide and collectors will always seek out the best examples. Our acquisition specialists have been invited to view a handful of private collections in the coming weeks and we are excited to share our latest additions upon their arrival. Our commitment to procuring only the best to bring to market, while providing an excellent purchasing experience, is what continues to make Daniel Schmitt & Co. an industry leader.

If you would like further information or photos about the vehicles featured in this newsletter or any other classics in our inventory please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We can be contacted at 314.291.7000 or info@schmitt.com.

Sincerely,

Daniel Schmitt & Co.

 

 

 

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible

 

The 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Midnight Blue with a gorgeous tan and blue leather interior. It has made numerous Concours d‘Elegance appearances and took home an award at the coveted Pebble Beach show in 2010. This investment-grade Dual-Ghia is one of only 30 known to exist and is without question one of the best examples available on the market today.

 

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1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

 

The 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow featured here is finished in gorgeous Larch Green with an impeccably kept original beige leather interior surrounded by magnificent burl walnut woodwork throughout. This incredible motorcar was sold new by Mr. Schmitt’s father at his Rolls-Royce dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been meticulously maintained ever since. Accompanying this investment-grade Rolls-Royce is its original owner’s manual, tools, and service records including a recent $5,900 service.

 

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1986 Ferrari Testarossa “Flying Mirror”

 

This Testarossa is a desirable early production example with a single mirror on the driver’s side mounted high on the A-pillar (dubbed the “flying mirror” in Ferrari parlance) and widely considered more attractive than later versions. It is one of 300 delivered to the U.S. and comes finished in Rosso Corsa Red with its original Cream interior. Comprehensive service records accompany this investment-grade Testarossa which document an engine out service performed less than 2,500 miles ago. The original books, window sticker, Ferrari Classiche portfolio plus Certificate of Authenticity as well as the tools, jack and car cover are also included.
 

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Welcome back 1994 Jaguar XJ220

 

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Daniel Schmitt & Co is proud to announce that our 1994 Jaguar XJ220 (chassis no. 220628) has recently returned after being serviced by the only Jaguar XJ220 Specialist in the U.S. who has stated that this is the last XJ220 he would renew before retirement. 220628 has now been fully recommissioned with an engine out service and rebuilding of several major systems which cost nearly $90,000. Almost every other XJ on the market needs this service performed and future owners will have to send their vehicles to England to have this completed, where there is currently a two-year waiting list. XJ220s rarely come to market, and 220628 is arguably the most famous example of an XJ220 with its unique history and provenance. It was the first car brought to the U.S. under “Show and Display” exemption and the only XJ220 to be rendered EPA compliant by Jaguar.

Be sure to continue to check our newsletter for more details including when this spectacular super car becomes available.

 

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Inventory Spotlight

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RARE DAYTONA REPLICA BY MCBURNIE COACHCRAFT

ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 100 BUILT

DRIVEN LESS THAN 10,000 MILES SINCE COMPLETION

ICONIC ITALIAN LINES WITH PROVEN AMERICAN PERFORMANCE

 

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Being one of 5,259 built, it is one of the last of these great hand built motorcars and was constructed during the last production year for the 250SE Coupe. We are pleased offer this investment-grade 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Opera Coupe to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the potential of this great marque.

 

 

A family tradition for over 50 years selling the world’s finest classic cars, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides sophisticated collectors, investors and enthusiasts throughout the world with high quality classic motorcars. We are one of the most trusted marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles and we are proud to say that we have 100% favorable reviews as an eBay classic car seller.
In our 
classic car inventory, you can find some of the most sought-after models of classic Cadillac, Packard, Auburn, Chrysler, Excalibur, Ford, Pontiac and more, under American Miscellaneous. We sell vintage Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Intermeccanica and more, under Import Miscellaneous. We also offer investment grade Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce motorcars, Porsche, Maserati and other prestigious marques!
Are you thinking about 
selling your classic or collector car? We offer the highest cash prices in the industry and can arrange convenient pick-up anywhere in the continental United States.
At Daniel Schmitt & Co. we know that discovering your dream luxury car at an attractive price is enticing, therefore we also offer you 
Classic Car Financing. Fill out the form online or give us a call. We will be happy to help you!
Our classic car gallery is located in historic St. Louis, Missouri, just minutes away from the Lambert International Airport, with a dealership spanning on an elegant 4-acre campus, boasting two recently renovated, luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department and a world-class restoration facility.
We have been one of the most reliable classic and luxury car galleries for over 50 years and an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited business since 2005. Our goal is to provide you with exemplary customer service and to ensure that your purchase is completed as efficiently and in as timely a manner as possible.

Visit https://schmitt.com for pricing and more information, or give us a call at (314) 291 7000.

 

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Classic Excalibur from Daniel Schmitt & Co.

 

Taking inspiration from the classic pre-war lines of Mercedes-Benz sports cars, the Excalibur Automobile Corporation was established in 1964 by Brooks Stevens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They produced what was at the time labeled “The Contemporary Classic” automobile, with classic looks and modern reliability. All cars were built on custom steel frames and utilized Chevrolet Corvette drive train and suspension. Then company Vice President William Stevens told the New York Times in 1975 that their product was “for the man or woman who wants a fun machine with antique class.” At its peak Excalibur was the fourth largest automobile manufacture in the United States and the company produced a little over 3,200 cars between 1965 and 1989. Their quality and class attracted numerous famous owners including Roberto Duran, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Curtis, Shirley Jones, Sonny and Cher, Dean Martin, Jackie Gleason, Paul Harvey, Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Foreman, and numerous more.

 

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#triviatuesday with John Sherman

John Sherman’s classic car trivia question for today is:

 

What automaker had a station wagon model named the ‘Shopper’ in the late 1950’s?

a. Ford

b. Plymouth

c. DeSoto

d. Dodge

e. Studebaker

 

If you know the answer leave it in the comments below. John is our General Manager at Daniel Schmitt & Co., a fountain of classic car knowledge and huge Saab fan.

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