Robert Bassam's Car Collection | Easterns Automotive Group CEO
2005 Ford GT
2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S
Robert Bassam's 2015 Bentley Continental GT S
Robert Bassam's 2014 BMW i8
Featuring swan-wing doors, a shark-nose front end, and a Super car stance, the i8 plug-in hybrid is BMW’s most revolutionary car in decades. The interior seats four in trappings worthy of an Ian Schrager hotel. A turbocharged three-cylinder engine/electric motor duo with a combined 357 hp delivers M3-like acceleration, a 155-mph top speed, and Prius-like efficiency. Handling is agile and steering precise; braking is great for any car, let alone a hybrid. Overall, it’s a truly impressive effort. VIN: WBY2Z2C58EVX64589
Robert Bassam's 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
Robert Bassam's 458 is a great example of the car. Ferrari's 458 Italia has revolutionized the exotic car and offers an incredible mix of performance, styling, and comfort. Power is supplied by a glorious 4.5L V8 that develops 562 HP at an amazing 9000 RPM. Quick-shifting from its 7-Speed Dual-Clutch transmission, incredible handling aided by the hi-tech E-Diff and F1-Trac systems, and massive Carbon Ceramic Brakes merge to create one of the most accomplished road cars ever conceived. From its sinfully Italian body to its futuristic cabin, the 458 Italia will take your breath away!
This 458 Italia is finished in Bianco Avus over Nero leather and has been specified with a vast array of optional equipment including Advanced Frontlight System (AFS), Aluminum Brake Calipers, Carbon Fiber Racing Package (Carbon Fiber Driver Zone with LED Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Paddles, Carbon Fiber Tach Surround, Carbon Fiber Center Console, Carbon Fiber Dashboard Inserts), Carbon Fiber Racing Seats, Exterior Sill Kick in Carbon Fiber, Carbon Fiber Upper Tunnel Trim, Suspension Lifter, iPod Connection, Scuderia Ferrari Fender Shields, Interior and Exterior Electrochromic Mirrors with HomeLink, Radio Navigation System with Bluetooth, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, White Rev Counter, 20-inch Forged Diamond Wheels, Leather Headliner in Nero, Satellite Radio, High Power HiFi Sound System, Contrast Stitching in Bianco, and Tire Pressure Management System. What a beauty!
Robert Bassam's 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider
The Ferrari 348 (Type F119) is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive V8-powered 2-seat sports car by Ferrari, replacing the 328 in 1989 and continuing until 1995. In late 1993 the 348 was revised, featuring subtle styling changes (front grille, rear chrome Cavallino and removable seat cushions) and more power, this time producing 312 bhp from the same 3.4-litre engine.
1991 Ferrari Testarossa
The Ferrari Testarossa (Type F110) is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Pininfarina-designed car was originally produced from 1984 to 1991
The Testarossa is a two-door coupé that premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. All versions of the Testarossa had the power fed through the wheels from a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission. The rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layoutkeeps the center of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car's cornering ability, and thus results in a standing weight distribution of 40% front: 60% rear. The Testarossa was replaced in 1996 by the front-engined 550 Maranello coupé.
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS
Robert Bassam's 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Robert Bassam's 2004 Porsche GT3
Porsche made significant updates to the GT3 for 2004, the first year the car was offered to US customers. Horsepower was raised to 381 hp (284 kW) and torque to 284 lb·ft (385 N·m), 80% of which was available from 2,000 rpm. The braking setup was upgraded, now featuring 6-piston calipers on the front (rears remained 4-piston), and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system was offered as an option.
In track testing by American automotive journals, the GT3 managed a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12.0 seconds at 118 miles per hour (190 km/h). During skidpad testing the vehicle posted 1.03g. Porsche introduced a revised 911 GT3 RS to the European market in 2003, marking the last revision of the 996 platform car before its discontinuation in 2005.
Porsche's official test-driver Walter Röhrl completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the 996 GT3 in 7 minutes 56 seconds, a feat which was used by Porsche to promote the car. Later, with the 996 GT3 RS, he managed 7 minutes 43 seconds.
Robert Bassam's 1988 Porsche 930
This is Robert's Baby! This was his first super car and the one that started the collection habit. This car has been in the family for more than 20 years and has been tinkered with to say the least. The car pushed well over 600 horsepower and is absolutely terrifying to drive. Its an amazing classic and one oh his most unique cars.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
The model Porsche 550 Spyder was introduced at the 1953 Paris Auto Show. The 550 was very low to the ground, in order to be efficient for racing. Inspired by the Porsche 356, the spyder prototypes was built and raced by Walter Glöckler starting in 1951, the factory decided to build a car designed for use in auto racing. Original 550 Spyders are incredibly rare, limited to 90 prototype and customer builds. The beauty of the 550 was that it could be driven to the track, raced and then driven home, which showed the flexibility of being both a road and track car. Each Spyder was individually designed and customized to be raced. This car is a kit car build with a 2.0 liter Subaru motor.
Robert Bassam's 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe
Car is already amazing but we have added Bra-bus Whiles, RENNTech front spiltter, and some color alterations on the badges and taillights.
Robert Bassam's 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 600
The 2004 RENNtech SL 600 Chrome car was developed in part with Nitto Tire for the 2004 SEMA Show. It features a heavily modified RENNtech V12 engine, making over 650 HP and 800 Lb/ft. The entire exterior of the car was finished with a one off, first of its kind chrome paint utilizing actual silver which took several months to complete. The result was a mirror like finish which gave the appearance that the entire vehicle was carved from a single piece of metal. RENNtech was delighted to be involved with the Doug Mansfield Foundation and the efforts of both his charity and on the behalf of Barrett Jackson in order to provide proceeds from the sale of our 2004 SL 600 Chrome car to be donated to such a noble cause. The vehicle was sold at no reserve and brought in $155,000 USD with all proceeds from the sale of this vehicle being donated to the Doug Mansfield Foundation Trust, a Sarasota based charity that provides seeing eye dogs for children and blind veterans.
Robert Bassam's 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL
Classic car has been restored with new paint and re finished interior. An amazing cruiser.
1984 Mercedes Benz 380 SL
Robert Bassam's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible
All models were equipped with an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The bonnet, trunk lid, door skins and tonneau cover were made of aluminum to reduce weight. The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with an excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the W 113 superb handling for its time. The styling of the front, with its characteristic upright Bosch "fishbowl" headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel, paid homage to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster.
2007 BMW Z4 M COUPE
Robert Bassam's 2003 BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster
The Z8, introduced in 2000 as a modern interpretation of the classic 1956-59 BMW 507, with the company's first aluminum hull and the red-hot 394-hp, 4.9-liter V-8 engine from the mighty M5 sedan. Burkard Bovensiepen's Alpina company has for more than 30 years produced the niche models that BMW itself does not want to make. Based in the Bavarian town of Buchloe, an hour or so from BMW's Munich headquarters, Alpina creates cars for connoisseurs. They are expensive and not necessarily more powerful or faster than standard BMWs, but they do offer combinations not available from the factory: a 305-hp 3-series sedan or wagon, whereas the M3 is only a coupe or convertible; a high-performance four-wheel-drive 3-series; and a 5-series with a 375-hp, 4.8-liter version of the regular BMW V-8 that, unlike in the M5, comes with an automatic transmission.
Robert Bassam's 1997 BMW 8 Series 850Ci
The 850Ci was a technological showcase, boasting cutting-edge luxury features such as remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, a twelve-speaker stereo, and windows that automatically closed at high speeds. An active five-link rear suspension helped steer the 850Ci at the limit, and an early form of electronic stability control helped keep the big coupe on course. Under the hood, an aluminum-block, 5.0-liter V-12 used the industry's only drive-by-wire electronic throttles and was attached to one of the world's first six-speed manual transmissions.