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At the request of Ferrari SpA, Grand Touring Cars, Inc. was first incorporated in Chicago in 1972, by former racing driver and attorney Harley E. Cluxton III. The youngest exclusive Authorized Ferrari Dealer in the United States at age 26, Mr. Cluxton relocated GTC to Phoenix, Arizona in 1973, at which time he was also awarded the Lamborghini importership for the Western United States.

In early 1976, Mr. Cluxton purchased the Mirage racing team from Gulf Oil, including all manufacturing and trademark rights associated with Mirage racing cars. Grand Touring Cars, Inc. manufactured, developed, and contested the Mirages at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with great success from 1976 to 1982.

In addition to bringing Ferrari, Lamborghini, and a Le Mans-winning racing team to the desert of the American Southwest, by the late-1970s Grand Touring Cars, Inc. began setting international standards for restoration, race preparation, and sales of historically significant competition cars. Due to increased client demand in the burgeoning collector car industry, Mr. Cluxton sold his Ferrari and Lamborghini franchises, while continuing Grand Touring Cars’ development of Mirage racing cars and engines.

Through the years Grand Touring Cars also built a strong reputation for its capabilities as a consulting firm. Unabated since 1978, GTC has represented drivers from Formula One, Indy Car, ALMS, and NASCAR in sponsorship, legal, and management matters, and continues to enjoy consulting relationships with major automotive manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies.

As Grand Touring Cars enters its fifty-first year supporting the automotive enthusiast and motorsport communities, the company continues to provide discreet, personal attention to individuals and 501(c) corporations in need of automotive acquisition and sales assistance, comprehensive restoration services, and expert valuations. Of course GTC’s commitment to the Mirage racing program―the preservation of its historic cars and development of future sports prototypes―remains an important function of the
company as well.