Being so cold this time of year in Toronto, there’s little car spotting to be done outside. Any car that’s worth spotting has been tucked away for the winter, well hidden from the snow, ice and even worse – road salt.
So, for today’s car spotting I took a drive out to Milton, Ontario to enjoy a nice warm stroll around the showroom at the Legendary Motorcar Company.
This is my fourth or fifth visit to LMC and it doesn’t get old. Every time a friend flies over from the UK to hang out, a trip to LMC is often on the cards.
The array of stunning and primarily American classics is something that is extremely difficult to experience in the UK, especially having them all in one place.
About Legendary Motorcar Company
Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd® first opened its doors in 1985 with a dream of restoring and trading in the finest and rarest of classic and performance cars. Legendary Motorcar soon began producing national show winning restorations and record sales.
By 1990 we expanded to 12,000 sq ft, and began selling European marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche and of course we continued to sell some of the rarest domestic models.
In 2002 Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. moved into its brand new 55,000 sq. ft. facility. The new Halton Hills location includes: 100 car showroom, fully equipped mechanical and assembly bays, downdraft spray booth and body shop, plus a conference center and is of course the location for the television series “Legendary Motorcar” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.
The selection of vehicles on display is phenomenal, and it’s only a taste of what’s listed for sale on their website. The showroom is primarily made up of classics, lots of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s American Muscle, some much older vintage vehicles and some new, mostly rare versions of what will almost certainly become future classics.
This 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible really took my fancy. A beautifully restored car that lead to it becoming an AACA National 1st Prize Winner.
This car has undergone a meticulous rotisserie frame-off restoration and is fitted with a 348 cu in Turbo Thrust V8 with 3 x 2 carburetors.
If I had the $175,000 USD asking price, I’d be very tempted.
I could wander around the LMC showroom for hours. If you know what you’re looking at you could probably inspect each individual car for hours, because their restoration skills and attention to details is of such a high quality.
The staff at LMC are extremely friendly and inviting. They are happy for anyone to wander the showroom, and no one is looking over your shoulder at any point, which you might expect with such a valuable display. The only request they have is that upon entry each person makes a $5 donation towards a charity that they support. They have supported a number of charities over the years, but the current donations are going towards the Cancer Assistance Services – Halton Hills.
Best of the rest
Legendary Motorcar Company TV Show
Take a peek at the original trailer for the Legendary Motorcar Series on Discovery Channel Velocity.
You can stream full episodes here