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1963 Apollo 5000GT Coupe Vehicle Profile

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

1963 Apollo 5000GT photograph

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Milt Brown had high expectations and dreams for an automobile which resulted in a GT coupe that might have made a bigger splash if it had proper financial backing. The project began as a dream, shared by Brown and Ron Plescia, a high school buddy. The idea began to take shape when Brown, then a young engineer at a British race car company, encountered designer Paul Reisner in 1960. Reisner was employed by Carrozzeria Intermeccanica, the Italian coachbuilding firm. Impressed with Brown's idea for a low volume American GT, and the initial design concepts created by Plescia, the project fell into place with financial backing from New Davis Jr. (a friend of Brown's).

The Apollo's foundation was a straightforward ladder frame. Suspension and drivetrain components were adopted from the then-new Buick Special, including a 200 horsepower aluminum V8 and Borg-Warner manual transmission. The final production bodywork was refined by Franco Scaglione, in Italy. A 1963 Car and Driver magazine road test clocked an Apollo from 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds, and called it 'a purposeful, distinctive, and practical automobile that an enthusiast will enjoy.' From the beginning, the company's finances were hand-to-mouth. The bodies were fabricated in Italy, and married to the rolling chassis in California. Production crept along from 1962 to 1965 before grinding to a stop.

This example is the absolute last Apollo ever completed. It languished as a partially finished car for years before it was acquired by the present owners, who brought it to a finished state. The car is powered by a 1963 Chevrolet V8. Their adviser for the project was no less an authority than Milt Brown.


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Sold for USD$112,750
  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Apollo 3500 GT
1963 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1003

Chassis information for the Apollo 3500 GT
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1007
Engine Num: JN 695
Chassis information for the Apollo 5000GT
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1044

Chassis information for the Apollo GT
1967 Coupe
Chassis Num: A-67-67-1067
Engine Num: O-BE-350

1963 Apollo 5000GT

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