Passion for the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor

Presented by Broad Arrow Group.

Broad Arrow Auctions, a Broad Arrow Group Company is thrilled to announce the single-owner offering of Mr. Jim Taylor, taking place this 14-15 October in his hometown of Gloversville, located a short distance from Albany, New York.

The single-owner offering of over 120 motor cars, offered without reserve*, represents one of the finest assemblages of European, British, and American sports and vintage cars including an impressive selection of Allard, Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Cunningham, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Shelby motor cars. Perhaps even more impressive is just how many of Mr. Taylor’s cars have been rallied and shown around the world.

“I have had the distinct pleasure of enjoying vintage cars for the better part of my entire adult life. Vintage cars and the lifestyle surrounding the classic car hobby have been a tremendous source of joy and pleasure for me, whether vintage racing on the historic Mille Miglia or competing on the show fields of the Amelia Island or Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Each experience, usually marked with a different car and like-minded participants, has been nothing short of exceptional. Over the years, I have tried to support the hobby as generously as possible whether by hosting charitable events at the garage or through my philanthropic support of numerous automotive museums, including the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Sharing this hobby with others is what keeps the passion alive for future generations and I hope that in the sale of my cars and memorabilia we will continue to help foster that love and passion in and among generations of enthusiasts to come.” – Jim Taylor

1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer

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The incomparable highlight of the offering is this 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer, chassis XKD 515. Considered by marque specialists to be one of the most original examples extant, this example owes its authenticity to the fact that is was largely spared from competitive racing when new and instead was primarily used as a road car. As the 15th of the 42 examples originally built and having had the benefit of a pampered life, the Taylor D-Type remains one of the finest pedigreed cars of the breed. Simply put, it is one of the best, no-excuses Jaguar D-Types on the planet.
*The 1955 Jaguar D-Type will be offered WITH reserve at the auction.

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

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All original, three-owner, time-warp example that is well-known in Shelby American circles on account of its peerless originality and notable provenance.

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

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The 427 Cobra was the recipient of a thorough restoration, preserving much of its originality while simultaneously setting it up for long distance touring.

Shelby Hertz “Rent-A-Racers”

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Four Shelby Hertz “Rent-A-Racers”, all of which are factory built, manual transmission cars including, a 1966 G.T. 350-H Fastback, one of the 85 original four-speed manual cars, a 2006 GT-H Fastback “Executive Car” that is one of only four built with a manual transmission, a 2007 GT-H Convertible, one of just 17 “Executive Cars” built with a manual transmission, and a 2016 GT-H, one of just 16 “Executive Cars” equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, which has a supercharged, 670-horsepower V-8 engine.

1937 Horch Model 853A Cabriolet

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One of the best unrestored Horch motor cars in existence, Mr. Taylor’s example was honored with a class award in the Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a result of its originality.

1954 Cunningham C-3

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A beautifully restored, Vignale coachbuilt coupe delivered a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as well as a Best-in-Class award at the Amelia Island Concours.

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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A numbers matching example, complete with original factory hardtop, Becker Shortwave radio, seatbelts, fitted luggage, and Nardi steering wheel.

Heritage Ford GTs

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An original 2005 Ford GT Heritage example showing less than five miles from new, and a 2020 Ford GT Heritage with just under 1,000 miles from new.

An Extensive Selection of Jaguar Motor Cars

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The Jaguar segment is a sight to behold within the offering and encompasses more than 20 different models ranging from a beautiful SS 100, Alloy XK 120, 140s, 150s and up through a plethora of E-Types and XJs.

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