Vaughn Wyant’s Garage of Classics

Even from the street, it’s difficult to miss the glint of the collectable vehicles on display in Alloy Collision Centre. The impressive assortment of classics, housed adjacent to the customer lounge, is the private collection of Vaughn Wyant CEO and founder of the Wyant Group of companies.

The area is closed off to ensure the drool of other motor enthusiasts stays a safe distance away but below is an exclusive glimpse at Vaughn Wyant’s garage of classics.

Pale Primrose Yellow 1968 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

Specs:

6 cylinder

4.2 litre engine

4 speed manual transmission

Top speed clocked at 140 mph

Named #1 on the list of “The Most Beautiful Cars of All Time” by the UK Daily Telegraph, the E-Type is one of the most recognizable and widely admired motorcars ever produced. A former National Concours Champion in the Jaguar Clubs of North America, the E-Type was immortalized as a landmark of modern design by being one of only two models ever chosen for permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Glacier Blue Mark I 1958 MG MGA Roadster

Specs:

1500 cc

4-speed manual trasnmission

Cast-iron inline-four and four-speed with body-on-frame design.

Top speed clocked at 150 km/hr.

Partially restored after being purchased from a collector in Lancer, SK in 1990, this vintage sports car carries the valuable British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. This was a partial-restoration purchase from a collector in Lancer, SK (1990). T

Heritage Blue with Epic Orange 2006 Ford GT (Grand Touring)

Specs:

5.4 litre engine

Supercharged Modular V-8

6-speed manual transmission

Top speed clocked at 205 mph

0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds

The production of this outstanding car is a modern homage to Ford’s famous GT40 that won the 24 Hours at Le Mans six times in a row– from 1960-1965 and then again in a triumphant return in 2016. Incredibly rare, the Ford GT was only available in Canada in 2006 this Canadian supercar’s unique Heritage paint combination doubles its value.

Candy Apple Red 1966 Ford Thunderbird Retractable Convertible

Specs:

428 V-8 Cruise-O-Matic

3-speed automatic transmission

Top speed clocked at 205 km/hr

0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds

At the time, this T-Bird was called “America’s Personal Luxury Car”, complete with 8-Track music system and Swing-Away steering column. This car was originally purchased by Vaughn in Saskatoon at Dominion Motors and he has been the sole owner since.

Springtime Yellow 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

Specs:

289 V-8 manual 3-speed

3-speed manual transmission

Top speed clocked at 157 km/hr

This iconic 2-door Convertible with a purchase price $6,875, was the first collectible car Vaughn had ever purchased. One of the most popular Mustang model years, its youthful spirit is reminiscent of the golden age of the Mustang sports car.

1964 ½ Ford Mustang “Indianapolis 500 Pace Car”

This car is truly rare. To promote the Mustang’s honour as Pace Car in the 1964 Indianapolis 500, Ford built a special run of only 105 hard tops for top US dealers. After being delivered to the Ford dealer in Estherville, Iowa, it arrived in Saskatoon through a relative of that dealer before being purchased by Vaughn in 1995. It is estimated there are fewer than 30 left in existence.

Acapulco Blue 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT350

Specs:

302 – 4V engine

4-speed manual transmission

Producing 250HP

With a design modified by world famous automotive designer Carroll Shelby, this vehicle represents one of only 1,657 to be produced by the spectacular collaboration between Ford and Shelby.

Medium Blue Metallic 1970 Ford Mustang

Specs:

428 – 4V Super Cobra Jet engine

3-speed manual transmission

This Mustang introduced more pizzazz, more performance and more variety than its predecessors. It was one of only three hardtop Mustangs produced with a Super Cobra Jet engine and was also the only Canadian car shipped with the Detroit Locker. This Mustang is actually a retired Drag Racer as it was raced and sponsored on the Drag Race Circuit by Stadium Ford, Winnipeg.

Silver Gray Metallic 1961 Ford Thunderbird

Specs:

390 cubic inch V8 ‘Cruise-O-Matic’

375 HP

3-speed automatic transmission

0-60 mph in 8.9 seconds

Top speed clocked at 126 mph

The 1961 T-Bird introduced a sleeker ‘bullet’ styling and featured the highly touted Swing Away steering wheel and floating rear view mirror. This model was originally from Arizona before it was traded in to Vaughn’s first Ford dealership in Carstairs, Alberta in 1981.

The following vehicles are being refurbished and restored are not currently on display, yet!

Tuxedo Black 1963 Split-Window Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Specs:

300 HP

327 cubic inch V8

0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds

This icon was built in a pinnacle year for the Corvette. These split-window corvettes were affectionately nicknamed “Sting Rays” and have become collectables as 1963 was the only year split-windows were produced. With stunning style and impressive performance, this coupe also boasts very rare factory air conditioning (only 278 total were built with a/c) making it one of the most sought-after Corvette models.

Jupiter Gray 1954 Volkswagen “Oval Window” Beetle

Specs:

4 cylinder

4-speed manual transmission

One of the 20th century’s first truly great automobiles, the Beetle transcended from a bestselling ‘people’s car’ to become a contemporary cult classic. Originally conceived by Ferdinand Porsche, it inspired unusual loyalty and enthusiasm based on practicality, reliability, adaptability and affordability. This particular model, produced during the Beetles heyday between 1953-1957 features the elegant oval windows making this model one of purest expression of the Beetle’s iconic design.

Golden Sand 1966 Jaguar E Type Roadster

Specs:

0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds

4.2 litre engine

4-speed manual transmission

Top speed clocked at 145 mph

At the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, Italian motorsport legend Enzo Ferrari called the E Type the most beautiful car he’d ever seen. That opinion is shared by collectors the world over even a full generation later. Named #1 on the list of “The Most Beautiful Cars of All Time” by the UK Daily Telegraph, the stunning body was actually designed by an aerodynamicist to ‘cheat the wind’ and add speed.

Ice Blue Metallic 1965 Austin-Healey BJ8 Mark III 3000

Specs:

4-speed manual transmission

0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds

Top speed clocked at 120 mph

The Mark III was the final version of the beloved “Big Healey” model and represents the highest refinement of the marque, with advanced features like electric overdrive. It boasts the most luxurious cockpit of the entire range of Austin-Healeys combining burled walnut, curved windscreen with wing windows and roll-up side windows.

The passion for great automobiles inspired Vaughn’s impressive collection but it’s the pure joy of the drive that permeates every company within the Wyant Group. Doing business with us means doing business with car lovers! Make sure to sneak a peek at the collection next time you’re in the Saskatoon Automall and let us know which one is your favourite!