Thursday, November 10, 2011

Clenet, the most elegant coach-built automobile ever produced.

The party's over, and Bill Williams classic # 13, Clenet, goes back home until next year!

Bill and Gloria at Casa Guillermo. This picture was used for advertising Clenet Coachworks in 1980.

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Sharrie Williams and Steve Kouracos, tuck Bill's Clenet back in it's spot, in the garage, until next year.

This particular Clenet is very rare because it was the last car built on a Lincoln Continental running gear and chassis.  After 1977 the running gear on the first series cars changed to a Mercury Cougar chassis with a smaller motor, transmission and suspension.  This particular Clenet has the 400 cubic inch engine with the C6 transmission, large breaks and suspension.  There were many Series 1 cars that were purchased by celebrities and used in filming movies and TV Shows.

After the Series 1 was completed, Clenet then designed and produced the Series ll - a four passenger - and went into production on his Series lll, The ASHA.

This car has 26,000 original miles and has been in storage for the past 6 years.  Recently it went through a preservation by Steve Kouracos.  Kouracos was one of the original craftsmen at Clenet Coachworks.  He set up and managed the body and paint division.  The car is 100% original, including the 35 year old lacquer paint job.  We hope you enjoy viewing this piece
 of automotive history as much as we love showing it.   

400 cubic inch 2v v-8 engine
Select shift automatic transmission C6
Four-wheel power disc brakes
2.75 rear axle ratio

Questions, please call:
 Steve Kouracos

Read more about Bill Williams and the Maybelline family, in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind it! 

Buy a signed copy from his daughter, and author, Sharrie Williams at   

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