I’ve wanted an E since I was a kid. I purchased this 2+2 from legendary car builder, Bob Cecchini from Hayward, CA. Bob bought this car as a gift for his wife. He purchased it from his neighbor who just had the engine rebuilt at a cost of $6K. To make it the perfect present, the car was stripped to bare metal, all mechanical systems were scrutinized, and parts and systems were replaced/repaired as needed. The interior is all new. After the car was completed, the keys were handed over to the missus.
Lovely combination, this rare 420 SEC is finished in white with contrasting red cloth interior. This example was spotted for sale on trademe.co.nz in Sep 2019, and seems to be a well looked after example with (relatively) low ks. The car is noted on carjam as an aftermarket import. Like Australia, it's hard to find a NZ delivered car with the cloth seats like this. This one most likely came from Hong Kong or Japan.
This Daytona hardtop sold through bringatrailer.com - see the original listing here: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-studebaker-daytona/. One of quite a number added here to classic register (see links below to the others). This example has seen a fair bit of mechanical and body refurbishment. Unsure whether this is a factory R2 - but unlikely. Many of the 64 Daytonas have since been retrofitted. Looks great, but in our opinion we'd opt for the Daytona full width hubcaps to really finish off the car.
Spotted for sale in 2019, this imported SEC would have likely been from Hong Kong or Japan. Needs a little work and has some rust in the corner of the rear screen.. I don't think Australian SECs were ever optioned with cloth, so this is rare to see. The airbag option was also rare in Australia. The seller noted the car has some other rust - and was unregistered. Bids starting at 8500 AUD in Sep 2019. A bargain under 10K, and a nice way to get into the classic Mercedes market.
We spotted this rare Brock Fairmont Ghia B8 on Ebay in September 2019. Looks to have a bit of rust, but not too bad. A great project and probably a good investment. There are a few of these that come up for sale each year which is surprising considering there were a couple of hundred of the B8s built. This particular car is number 84, Finished in Rosewood red / burgundy. There are quite a few Brock Fairmont Ghia and Falcons here on Classic Register. Some of the others are listed below.