My Car Quest

September 28, 2021

How Many Original Family Owner Apollo GTs Are There?

by Mike –

The Apollo GT was an American made sports car produced from 1962 to 1964 in Oakland, California. The Apollo project was the dream of Milt Brown and Newt Davis, who wanted to build an American car to compete with Aston Martin and Ferrari. Not compete on the racetrack but as a street sports car.

Apollo GT

1963 Apollo GT

This car is a 1963 Apollo GT that the owner, Don Bryan, inherited from his father who was the original owner. This is the eighth Apollo GT coupe built and Don Bryan uses this car as his daily driver. The car looks to be well used but also well cared for.

Apollo GT

Don Bryan, the owner on the left

Read more about Apollo here: Apollo GT – Italian Craftsmanship Powered By Buick and Apollo GT – Why Wasn’t This Car A Big Success?

This Apollo GT received a lot of attention at The Goodguys Show this past Sunday in Pleasanton, California, a car show primarily for American muscle cars, hot rods and custom cars. I suspect many of the people looking at this Apollo had never seen one before and likely had not heard of an Apollo before either.

The Apollo is chapter three of my book European Style with American Muscle.

Flip through the slide show below.

Apollo GT

Comments

  1. Wow. To learn about a new car is always cool, but that is is such a sweet design is Badabing!
    Any of these up for sale anywhere? What have their values been?
    Cheers, TonyO (in NZ)

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