Dave S. Clark
Driving down Southern Ontario’s 401 highway, en route to Cambridge for a business meeting in an econobox rental car, I stumbled upon something very cool and unexpected.
As I drove through the monotonous traffic on the busy freeway, I spotted a sign for Legendary Motorcar Company and an arrow pointing me to take the next exit. I had no idea what it was, but I had to stop. What I found was better than I could have imagined.
It was a 55,000 square foot dealership that sold nothing but rare, antique and racing cars. Signs directed me to the dealership and as I pulled in, I could feel gravity getting the best of my jaw. Outside in the lot sat two beautifully restored C2 Corvette Stingrays. I didn’t even check if they were the rare split windows or not because there was so much other automotive eye candy.
I bee lined for the entrance to see what was inside the showroom. If the Stingrays, Mustangs and other immaculate classics were relegated to the exterior of the building, I really wanted to see what other legendary motorcars were inside.
The first car I saw when I walked in the door was a Pagani Zonda R, in its full carbon fibre glory. I had fallen in love with Zondas when I visted the Pagani Factory a while back but haven’t seen another one in the flesh since. There’s a good reason for that. This is probably the only Zonda in Canada and maybe even in North America (if you know of another, please let me know!). Not many people can justify the €2 million price tag for a car that can only ever see track usage. One Toronto-area guy can though. He bought the car and stores it at Legendary when he isn’t racing it.
Right beside the Zonda was one car I had never seen in real life before, an original GT-40 in original Gulf livery. It was bought by Legendary Motorcars a few months back from the second owner. It originally served as the Ford’s PR car back in the ’60s. They don’t have a price for it yet, but expect it to be in the $3 million range.
Across from that were four original Shelby Cobras, all in stunning condition. The prices varied from car to car, but averaged about $1 million each. There were too many other cars to name them all. Superbirds, Packards, Vipers and Ferraris. It’s probably best to view their inventory on their website, although so many of the most unique cars in their showroom aren’t listed there. You just have to check it out for yourself!
I may be in the minority of people who hadn’t known about this dealership. Legendary Motorcar Company are the ones behind the TV show Dream Car Garage and have another show on Discovery started soon called Velocity. The sell about 350 cars per year to customers all over the world.[nggallery id=10]