Month: April 2021

Keith’s Blog: The SCM Volvo is Gone

For $21,000, someone has become the new owner of the SCM Volvo 122S. Our friends at Avant-Garde Collection listed it for us on Bring a Trailer. “Being an automatic really held it back. If it had been a stick with overdrive it would easily have brought another $10,000,” said the […]

While You Wait

1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec #44514. S/N BCNR33001731. 153k kilometers (95k miles). “Replacement 2.7-liter rb26 inline 6, Holset HX50 turbocharger, 5-speed manual transmission, Attessa all-wheel drive, Super hicas four-wheel steering, Spark Silver Metallic exterior, gray cloth upholstery, imported to u.s. from the Netherlands in 2017, rear window wiper, Mishimoto four-inch […]

Cars and Kids and Moms and Dads

When we produced our first issue of the then-Alfa Romeo Market Letter, I was 38 years old and had never had children. Now, more than three decades later, I have watched my daughter, Alexandra, and my son, Bradley, grow and prosper in this car-centric household. They both started their automotive […]

The Lost and Found Ferrari

The latest stolen-supercar story hit the news recently when U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a stolen Ferrari F50 on December 14, 2019, at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry in Buffalo, NY. Alert CBP officers noticed that some of the rivets on the dashboard VIN plate were covered in […]

Twins Peak

We were recently witness to an amazing confluence of events, where two Corsica-bodied Bugatti Type 57S cars were auctioned within a month of each other. That both of these cars should come up for auction — and sell — is a strange twist of fate indeed. The first example offered […]

Ten Years On, This Spyder Has Legs

There are certain words in a Porsche model name that give you a hint that something special is going on. “Speedster” is one, but also “Spyder.” The latter moniker harks back to the mythic mid-engined 550 Spyder, which James Dean made famous after dying in one on a California backroad […]

Pacers, Pintos and Vegas, Oh My! Looking at overlooked affordable Americans from the 1970s: AMC Gremlin, AMC Pacer, Ford Pinto, Mercury Bobcat, Chevrolet Vega

SCM contributors Lowell Paddock, former GM senior executive, and Philip Richter, founder of Turtle Garage, take a light-hearted look at some underappreciated American cars from the 1970s. Was the Chevy Vega too much too soon? Are the AMC Gremlin and Pacer overlooked classics? Is a Ford Pinto wagon worth seeking […]

Keith’s Blog: Which Car to Monterey?

We are gearing up for our annual Caravan to Concorso. Run “cowboy-style” as tribute to Martin Swig’s love of irreverent motoring, we know only a few things for sure. Everyone is welcome, but sports cars are preferred. There are no entry fees or route books. You’ll get an SCM hat […]

A Mercedes-Benz Four-Door Missile and DTM superstar. Looking at the potent and powerful 1984 to 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190 E-16V Einspritzen

Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin and SCM Contributor and German car authority Philip Richter examine the fascinating story behind the Mercedes-Benz 190E-16V. Whether in 2.3-16V or 2.5-16V form, find out what makes this four-door racing car for the street an affordable alternative to the E30 BMW M3.