by Mike –
This Apollo GT has an interesting story. A Buick V8 originally powered these cars but this example has a Chevy 327 cid V8.
This car was up for auction by Russo and Steele in August 2012 in Monterey. It did not sell and I do not know what happened to the car. The photos here were taken by me in the Russo and Steele auction lot in Monterey.
According to Russo and Steele:
“There were reported to have been seven cars that were sold off the boat directly and completed by their owners. This occurred when the company ran short of cash and needed a quick infusion. All except one of these cars were completed (five got small block Chevy motors, one got a small block Ford) and put on the road after being purchased. This is that car.
It took several years to get it fully sorted. It was completed using a period (1963) drivetrain and a Chevy 327 with three deuces. It’s been driven a bit over 3,600 miles, on correct new Michelin X tires and is fully sorted and ready for more driving.”
It seems like most Apollo GTs are red but I have seen a beautiful blue one too.
If anyone knows what happened to this Chevy powered Apollo let us know in the comments, or just let us know what you think about the Apollo GT.
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