Imperial Palace Auto Collections Visit

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.

1966 Bizzarini P538 Spyder Prototype 1966 Bizzarini P538 Spyder Prototype rear

1946 Delahaye 135MS Selborne

1946 Delahaye 135MS Selborne 1946 Delahaye 135MS Selborne

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

1954 Ford Taunus 12M 1954 Ford Taunus 12M rear

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.

1988 ItalDesign Aztec 1988 ItalDesign Aztec rear

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

1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow rear

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