1941 Chrysler Town & Country Barrel Back Estate Wagon

Built for a limited time, the Town & Country remains arguably the rarest, most desirable pre-war Woody produced

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Conceived in 1939, the Town & Country Estate wagon represented Chrysler’s desire to create an entirely new car that was both luxurious and dramatic. It had to be elegant enough for city driving and chauffeur driving, but utilitarian enough for country living.

David Wallace, Chrysler’s president, was the driving force behind the creation of Read More

1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

If Italias offer style and performance, why would they sell for under $50,000? Well for one thing, their handling is a bit suspect

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In 1959, chemical engineer Frank Reisner combined his fascination with automobiles and professional talents to establish Carrozzeria Intermeccanica. Born in Hungary in 1932 and raised in Canada, he raced sports cars and “specials” in the late 1950s before moving to Italy.

Over the next few years, Read More

1903 Cadillac Runabout Rear-Entrance Tonneau

Founded by Henry Leland and Robert Faulconer, the Cadillac Automobile Company of Detroit completed its first car in October 1902. The firm’s superior manufacturing technology-precise gear cutting was Leland and Faulconer’s specialty-soon established it as the foremost builder of quality cars in the United States. The company was formed using funds supplied by two of Henry Ford’s ex-backers and took its name from Le Sieur Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the great French 17th century explorer who founded Detroit in Read More

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d “Adenauer”

From the onset, the 1951 Mercedes-Benz 300 was aimed at the American market. The car’s outstanding quality was matched only by its breathtaking price-it cost as much as three Cadillacs. But the price ensured exclusivity, and early customers ranged from renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright to actor Yul Brynner. The 300 was also the choice of royalty and heads of state, including the Shah of Iran and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, who used six of them and in whose Read More

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis by Boano

Felice Mario Boano and his coachworks may be little known but the influence that he, his son Gian Paolo and their companies had on the evolution of modern automotive design is vastly out of proportion to their size.

Felice Mario Boano and his coachworks may be little known but the influence that he, his son Gian Paolo and their companies had on the evolution of modern automotive design is vastly out of Read More

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet

Without hard evidence of Babe Ruth’s ownership, the extra $300,000 paid for this car represents a giant leap of faith

The Continental is acknowledged as the crowning achievement of Edsel Ford and the head of his design department at Ford, Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie. Like many great accomplishments, it was the creation of a gifted designer in a single, brilliant moment of insight.

In 1938, Edsel expressed an interest in a Read More

1954 Buick Skylark

Was this sale a market indicator or auction fever carried to an extreme?

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There were just 836 Buick Skylarks produced in 1954. Each came fully equipped with leather interior, full power equipment, special ornamentation, and open wheel wells with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. This low-mileage 1954 Buick Skylark received a complete professional restoration, which was completed in 2003. It is finished in its original color, Condor Yellow.
This beautiful Skylark has Read More

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

Last year’s $3.2 million Oldsmobile F-88 sale has collectors scouring barns and museums for ’50s dream cars

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The business of building “show” or “concept” cars was in its infancy in 1940, with the notion of showcasing future styling and innovations. The idea dated back to Harley Earl and his 1938 Buick Y-Job, which was such a success that it didn’t take long for other automobile manufacturers to follow Earl’s lead. Read More

1901 Panhard et Levassor Rear-Entrance Tonneau

The first Panhard rolled out in 1891, and in 1892 this pioneer firm created the mechanical layout nearly all other successful manufacturers would follow: front engine, midships transmission, and driven rear wheels. Called “La Systeme Panhard,” it was the beginning of many innovations this company would bring to automotive development, such as wheel steering and standard pneumatic tires in 1898.

By 1894 they had become prominent competitors in the early city-to-city races, and in 1898 a Panhard won the Paris-Rouen Read More

1932 Alfa Romeo P3 Bronze Sculpture

Behind the wheel of a P3, Tazio Nuvolari bested the Third Reich on its home turf, winning the 1935 German Grand Prix in one of the great come-from-behind drives of all time

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The P3 Alfa Romeo sculpture offered here is patterned after the fantastic and dominant single-seat, eight-cylinder Alfas of the early 1930s. Cast in bronze by a well-known Italian art foundry, it remains unpainted in pure, resplendent bronze. Its Read More