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1961 Corvette Resto-Mod in showroom

This 1961 Resto-Mod Corvette is set to be on display at Saturday’s vintage car show in Lenox. It has an estimated value of $750,000.




LENOX — It will be a trip down memory lane this Saturday as the Chamber of Commerce hosts its first full-fledged classic car show downtown in eight years, this time in partnership with Donovan Motorcars.

During the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 50 classic and antique cars will be on display in the municipal parking lot and driveway behind and beside Berkshire Bank at 25 Main St. Cars will be judged on class and of the category, said Jennifer Nacht, executive director of the chamber.

“Our interest at Donovan Motorcars is to help the chamber bring people downtown and to help Lenox as another location to have a great car show,” said owner Brian Donovan, who created Pittsfield Road business over 30 years ago. “We hope to get off to a good start and build on it every year as it becomes a more well-known show, hopefully reaching car-loving locals and local clientele as another activity in Lenox.”







Jaguar XTE Roadster in the showroom

A fully restored Jaguar XTE Roadster, displayed in the Donovan Motorcars showroom, will be on display at Saturday’s classic car show in downtown Lenox.


CLARENCE FANTO

EAGLE CORRESPONDENT

To reach the world of vintage car enthusiasts, the company reached out to auto clubs, its customer base of several thousand customers as well as advertising, said Dean Forsman, sales, marketing and customer service specialist.

The chamber last sponsored a downtown classic car show in June 2014, when the Lenox Motorcar Classic featured displays of over 100 classic vehicles.

Among the main attractions expected at the show:

• A family-owned 1961 Resto-Mod Corvette, which is a modified restoration of an actual Corvette with many performance and appearance upgrades, including a 620hp engine, custom chassis and custom wheels. The vehicle is worth up to $750,000 if it hits the market, Forsman said.

• A fully restored black and tan 1967 Jaguar XTE Roadster, an open two-seater restored to new condition, owned for 50 years by the same Pittsfield family with an estimated sale price of at least $300,000.

• A restored 1950 Jaguar Mark 5 Drophead Convertible, owned by a Pittsfield family since it was acquired when new.

“People love to look at vintage cars, and downtown is a nice place to display the cars we’ve restored and show people what we can do,” Forsman said.

Restoring such vehicles requires documenting the condition of the car before work begins, since the goal is “to make it look like it’s out of the box, and better,” he said. declared. “But it looks exactly the same, a replica of the original in the best possible condition, to look brand new.”

The goal is to feature the auto show each year as one of the Chamber’s regular events to draw people downtown, he said.

The Lenox Fire Department will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs during the event. For more information, visit lenox.org/event.

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