Gateway Classic Cars arrives in "Phila" (NJ) w/Sunbeams

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Gateway Classic Cars arrives in "Phila" (NJ) w/Sunbeams

Postby Mark1A » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:47 pm

Gateway Classic Cars has opened up a new location within a few miles of us in South NJ - just across the river from Philly.
They had some sort of open house / car show this morning, and I took a ride to check it out. They have a 63,000 square foot space with tons of gorgeous cars. Included today are this freshly restored early Mk 1a Tiger along with a "modded" Alpine (VW VR6-powered).
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Re: Gateway Classic Cars arrives in "Phila" (NJ) w/Sunbeams

Postby ImpBarn » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:21 pm

I wonder what they used for a gearbox on the VW mod?
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Postby Mark1A » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:03 pm

^^^ Here are a couple of other pix. The windshield sign says "Toyota 5-speed".
I did not care for the hood :(
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Re: Gateway Classic Cars arrives in "Phila" (NJ) w/Sunbeams

Postby TAH_Tiger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:29 pm

Interesting... "The original 6 cylinder engine has been removed"

Also, last time I checked, West Deptford was still in NJ. Nobody wants to admit they're located in NJ, including the Giants and the Jets.
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Postby Mark1A » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:35 pm

Yeah, well, "caveat emptor" I guess? Plus there is the whole "Get Smart" error.

FWIW - this location in West Deptford is about 3 miles ("as the crow flies") from the PHL airport, and about the same distance from National Park NJ -where the National Weather Service measures the official snowfall (any maybe rainfall as well?) at the "Philadelphia Airport", so it may be more Phila than some areas of Phila?? :roll:
Plus, back in the CB Radio heydays, this side of the river was known as "the clean side" :mrgreen: ... so i'd rather be over here!

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Postby TAH_Tiger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:17 pm

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/denve ... r-S38.html
Here is one in their Denver showroom.
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Postby Mark1A » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:48 pm

hmmm ^^^ The "resale red" is a LOT less $$ vs the NJ one that is freshly restored.

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Re: Gateway Classic Cars arrives in "Phila" (NJ) w/Sunbeams

Postby hartdm » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:03 pm

An Alpine was also used in the original Get Smart series for when they wanted to have cool gadgets on the car. More space for mounting those things.

http://www.ilovegetsmart.com/cars.html

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