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1965 Excalibur SSK Serial Number 1002

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Lead photograph of 1965 Excalibur SSK Serial Number 1002

Specifications

Make   Excalibur Model   SSK
Year   1965 Serial #   1002
Engine #    VIN   1002
Engine Type   Chevy 327 V-8, 400hp Chassis Type   Ladder frame
Build Sequence #   002 Number Built   97 step-over doors
Body Type   Roadster Body Builder   Excalibur
First Owner   Porsche Cars Southeast Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Yes Current Location   California

Features

1965 Excalibur SSK Series I Roadster s/n 1002, from new in a special order Cadillac Fire Frost Silver with black interior and black top. As an ultra-early production two-seat model, Excalibur s/n 1002 is one of only eleven early cars fitted from new with a factory installed Paxton supercharger which kicked the Chevy 327 to 400 hp. That power is put through a Borg Warner four-speed gearbox backed up with a Hurst shifter. Excalibur SSK s/n 1002 is also one of only ninety-seven very-early-cars built with step-over doors and may be the earliest surviving example. The body and paint, the 327 engine and Paxton Supercharger and the four-speed Borg Warner gearbox appear to be all original. From new with cycle fenders and an optional luggage rack.

Excalibur SSK s/n 1002 is wickedly quick. Excalibur SSK s/n 1002 was delivered new to Hulbert Brundage. A new style top, side curtains, seats and windshield frame had a list price of $487.68 but were included in the dealer cost of s/n 1002. The Paxton Supercharger was offered as a $600 factory option but was also included at no extra cost on this very early example. The first owner, Peter Cook, was also a hard core “car guy”. As a fellow VW dealer, Peter Cook met Brundage at a dealer meeting and was smitten by tales of the car. On February 9th, 1966 Peter Cook bought the car from Porsche Southeast for $5,150. At the time s/n 1002 had been driven just 3,300 miles. During his ownership Cook drove the car slightly over 10,000 miles including a trip to Milwaukee for an Excalibur Reunion. Cook stayed smitten by the car for the next 44 years until health issues forced him to sell in 2010. The Excalibur was then sold to a third car dealer-collector who kept it in his personal collection from 2010 to earlier this year. Excalibur SSK s/n 1002 comes with a truly amazing amount of documentation tracing the car back to its original factory order sheet. The files contain the original order sheet to the Excalibur factory by Porsche Cars Southeast; all of Mr. Cook’s correspondence with Brumos as well as his historical documents including the original letter from Porsche Car Southeast offering to sell s/n 1002 to Peter Cook; a copy of the cover letter which went with Mr. Cook’s check; the original Bill of Sale from Porsche Car Southeast to Peter Cook; the original cover letter from Porsche Car Southeast which was sent with the Certificate of Origin and the paid invoice and also the Use Tax receipt. Also included are multiple service invoices and parts invoices from the 1970s. Also included is a copy of the Road & Track Road test; a copy of the Automobile Quarterly; a copy of the Car and Driver; an original Excalibur sales brochure; an original Brooklands Excalibur book; multiple Excalibur Club magazines; Peter Cook’s Excalibur Club membership card; multiple copies of the Excalibur’s Owner’s Club Circle & Sword magazine and decades of miscellaneous service and ownership paperwork. 1965 Excalibur SSK Series I Roadster s/n 1002 is only the second production Excalibur, has only 14,378 original miles; is one of only eleven supercharged and ninty-seven step-over door Excaliburs built; looks great; runs great; is user-friendly; has an amazing fifty-year patina, and offers awesome power.

History

S/n 1002. Excalibur SSK Series I Roadster. Special order from new with a Paxton Supercharger 400 hp 327 in Cadillac Fire Frost Silver with black interior and black top.

1964, April, prototype Excalibur exhibited at the New York Auto Show.

1964, May, prototype Excalibur tested by Road & Track magazine.

1964, August, Road & Track magazine road test.

1964, prototype Excalibur featured in the Automobile Quarterly Volume #38, number 3.

1964, 01 Oct., original order sheet to the Excalibur factory for s/n 1002 by Porsche Cars Southeast.

1965, prototype Excalibur tested by Car and Driver magazine.

1966, 25 Jan., original letter from Porsche Car Southeast offering to sell s/n 1002 to Peter Cook.

1966, 03 Feb., cover letter which went with Mr. Cook’s check.

1966, 09 Feb., original Bill of Sale from Porsche Car Southeast to Peter Cook for s/n 1002 priced at $5,150.

1966, 09 Feb., cover letter from Porsche Car Southeast sent to Peter Cook with the Certificate of Origin for s/n 1002.

1966, 25 Mar., Use Tax paid, receipt issued for s/n 1002.

1966–2010. S/n 1002 owned by Peter Cook.

2010, s/n 1002 sold to only the second car dealer-collector.

2016, on sale by Mike and Colleen’s Ferraris Online LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.