The Kaiser Collection celebrates the golden age of automotive design and provides a fascinating insight into an era of elegance, power, and sheer automotive beauty. Here every vehicle tells a captivating story of automotive heritage and innovation and embodies the essence of pure driving pleasure.
The collection’s iconic sports and touring cars shaped the automotive landscape of the 1950s and 1960s and will forever hold a special place in automotive history.
For the “Icons and Heroes” exhibition at the Roarington Glass-House, the collection has commissioned the production of exact digital twins of its real cars, each with a certificate of authenticity from The Classic Car Trust, to showcase these remarkable examples of a time when automotive design reached new heights and the brilliance as harmonious blend of elegance, power and innovation.
Car aficionados and anyone with a passion for automotive excellence can now experience an immersive journey through this private collection starting with the following 4 cars exhibited.
The 1968 Lamborghini Miura is a breathtaking masterpiece that redefined the concept of a supercar. Its sleek lines, mid-engine layout, and awe-inspiring performance made it an instant icon, capturing the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. Lamborghini Polo Storico certified that this car with chassis #3586 was the exact same car used in the filming of the movie “The Italian Job”. The car took a podium in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2019 and received several other prestigious awards.
The BMW 507 Roadster from 1959 is the epitome of automotive elegance. This meticulously crafted roadster was born from the visionary mind of Count Albrecht von Goertz and embodies the perfect balance between grace and power. Its timeless design and remarkable performance make it a sought-after gem among collectors and enthusiasts. Chassis #70163 has matching numbers and is in award-winning concours condition with the same specification as Elvis Presley’s 507.
The 1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT is an embodiment of British racing craftsmanship. Introduced to counter Ferrari's GT racing dominance, the DB4 GT features a lightweight Superleggera body, magnesium-aluminum alloy panels, and a shortened wheelbase for optimal performance. Although it didn't fully achieve its intended competitive edge against Ferrari, the DB4 GT has since become a collector's item and an integral chapter in Aston Martin’s storied history. This example is one of only 30 original left-hand-drive units ever produced, and thus a very rare example of the golden age of motor racing.
The 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta Gran Sport stands as a pioneering marvel in automotive history. Conceptualized by Piero Dusio, the car showcases a statement against post-war mass motorization. With a modest engine derived from a Fiat 1100, it compensates with lightweight construction and stellar aerodynamics. Introduced in 1947 at shows in Milan and Paris, it won the Coppa d’Oro at that year's Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. Instantly recognized for its innovative design, it has been on permanent display since 1972 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).