Cana­dian col­lec­tor cars at the Au­toShow

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In ad­di­tion to all the new cars, trucks and con­cepts at this year’s Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Au­toShow (CIAS), there will be a fas­ci­nat­ing dis­play of Cana­di­anowned col­lec­tor cars.

The 2017 Au­toShow runs from Feb 17-26 at the Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

Here are some of the col­lec­tor cars on dis­play.

• 1903 Colum­bus Elec­tric. To­tal pro­duc­tion of the Colum­bus Elec­tric, built in Colum­bus, Ohio, is not known, but only two of two ex­am­ples from 1903 are known to have sur­vived. This Colum­bus, se­rial #78, is from the first year of pro­duc­tion, dur­ing which only this fold­ing top road­ster body style was of­fered.

• 1935 Packard 1207 Di­et­rich-bod­ied Coupe Road­ster. Owned by Gallery 260 Limited, this lux­ury road­ster is one of only six such V12 cars re­main­ing. This par­tic­u­lar car was de­liv­ered new to the Packard On­tario Mo­tor Car Com­pany of Toronto.

• 1936 Roll Royce Phan­tom III Sedanca De Ville. This is the last model of Rolls Royce that Sir Henry Royce was in­volved with prior to his death. This is one of two Sedanca de Villes bod­ied by Car­rosserie Henry Bin­der, fa­mous for the coach­work on two of the Bu­gatti Roy­als.

• 1949 Cadil­lac Con­cept. Owned by Steve Plun­kett fa­mous for his an­nual Fleet­wood Cruize-In, this pro­to­type Coupe De Ville Cadil­lac was built by Gen­eral Mo­tors for the Trans­porta­tion Un­lim­ited Ex­hi­bi­tion of the first Post World War II Auto Show held in

New York at the Wal­dorf As­to­ria.

• 1965 As­ton Martin DB5 Su­per­leg­gera. The 1965 As­ton Martin DB5 is con­sid­ered by many to be the most fa­mous car in the world, largely

be­cause it ap­peared in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfin­ger. With only 886 built, a DB5 Coupe is a rare car in­deed.

This is the 1949 Cadil­lac Con­cept car owned, and shown be­ing driven, by Lon­don’s Steve Plun­kett.

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