Now available at the St. Louis Car Museum is a remarkable and fully loaded neo-classic example that currently has only 25,489 miles on the odometer and a history of having only two previous owners. This particular classic represents #66 of only 187 Cabriolets produced in the Series II excellence! Our experienced staff finds this to be an exciting opportunity for any collector as well kept examples, such as the model seen here, are not often found on the market today!
History of the 1980 Clenet Series II: In 1975, Alain Clenet, along with many fellow auto enthusiasts investors, fulfilled a dream of building a top-end, limited-production neo-classic through the establishment of Clenet Coachworks Inc.! Based in Santa Barbara, California, Clenet Coachworks, Inc. was quickly recognized for using only the best craftsmen available, as well as, for upholding high build standards. With a 1930's design inspiration, along with both all modern drive trains and suspension systems, these splendid and unique vehicles were largely sold to the wealthy and elite. At a cost of over $100,000 in the late 1970's, they typically found homes with Hollywood fame that included Aaron Spelling, Sylvester Stallone, Wayne Newton, and Farrah Fawcett! This eye-catching model was even featured aside the wealthiest on an episode of Dallas, as well as, the soap opera Dynasty! The luxurious Series II was introduced in 1979 with placards created for the cars prepared and numbered through 250 units slated for production. Although, true production ended at 187 vehicles produced through 1980 making them extremely rare to find today!
About this 1980 Clenet Series II For Sale: Offered here is 1980 Clenet Series II Cabriolet #66, having only two registered owners from new through 2018, and 25,489 actual miles on the odometer! This particular model sold to a Florida enthusiast in August 2018 who added 355 miles. Built atop a 1979 Ford platform, using a 351ci-2bbl V8 power plant and AOD overdrive transmission, it offers plenty of power to motivate this full-fendered beauty down the highway with ease! Features and options include air conditioning, power front disc brakes, power steering, chrome wire wheels wrapped in brand new American Classic 235/75R15 wide whitewall tires, rear-mounted continental accessory spare, power windows, 6-way power seats, full interior courtesy lights, air horns, flip top fuel cap, added electronic musical melody horn system, cruise control, Dietz fog lamps, front/rear seatbelts, heat/defrost, glass hood ornament, etched glass vent windows, Pioneer sound system, faux side exit exhaust with chrome tips, and more!
The interior is draped in luxury with a broad burled walnut dashboard, complete instrumentation with quartz clock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Recaro sport seats, all leather surfaces, and room for four adults! Outside, a stunning two-tone paint finish remains in very good condition showing only minimal signs of normal use, along with a teakwood trimmed hood, running boards, deck lid, and continental trim. This example sold new to Charles Abrams in Greentown, PA new, but spent the better part of its life parked in their West Palm Beach, Florida summer home. After Mr. Abram's passing in 2012, this example remained parked indoors for several years.
The St. Louis Car Museum was lucky to have the opportunity to bring this exciting Cabriolet to our facility for a full renovation. This largely included full fluid and filter changes, all new ignition components with new spark plugs, fresh battery & tires, new driver side power window motor & regulator, drained fuel system, rebuilt carburetor, fresh rear brake wheel cylinders, front brake hoses, new idler arm, and all new interior floor carpet with accenting bindings in our upholstery shop!
It then sold back to an Orlando, Florida resident who went on to replace the alternator and voltage regular, along with, the water temp gauge and sender for good measure. In the spring of 2019, he had the rear differential and oil pan gasket replaced along with new fluids. Currently, the odometer reads 25,844 actual miles. It will come complete with the reproduction owner's manual, two sets of keys, and the musical horn player instructions. This is a terrific opportunity to own a super rare Neo-Classic Clenet Series II!
Finance and shipping options available for those who qualify. Contact our expert staff at (800)957-5707 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to view this classic car for sale in person!