1963 Apollo 3500 GT


I’m going to be honest here, I can’t tell you anything about the Apollo 3500 GT that you can’t learn by simply checking it out its Wikipedia article or by Googling it. All I can really add is that this particular example is the only one I’ve ever seen and until its owners showed it to me, I wasn’t even aware of the car’s existence and, like all of their cars (eg. this Bubbletop Corvette and this ’33 Ford Coupe), it was restored by them and absolutely flawless. I had the pleasure of seeing out at a local event days after its completion, was invited to shoot it shortly after that and have seen it a number of times since. If I have things my way, it won’t be the last car of theirs I shoot, either.

All that being said, the Apollo is a pretty rare and very interesting car. Only 90 coupes were built over the handful of years it was produced (along with 11 convertibles) in Oakland, California. It features an aluminum Buick V8 mated to a 4-speed manual and Buick running gear, but Italian body work by Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica and Italian made Borrani wire wheels.

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