Author: Dave Kinney

1974 Lamborghini LP400 Countach

At the sub-$40,000 price, this car is cheap sculpture, a conversation piece in the garage, something fun for the kids so they can play “let’s pretend we’re Valentino Balboni” {vsig}2004-11_1452{/vsig} Offered for sale direct from the museum to which it was donated in 1999, this Lamborghini LP400 Countach is somewhat […]

1999 Hummer H1 Wagon

Inside a 1990s-vintage Hummer, fit and finish and quality of materials rival only those vehicles built under Eastern European Communist regimes; think gargantuan all-wheel-drive Trabant {vsig}2004-9_1210{/vsig} Not just another 4×4, the Hummer is an all-terrain vehicle in a class of its own, as capable off the road as it is […]

1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville

The new V8 was a landmark achievement, as it was quieter, more powerful and lighter than even the new Oldsmobile engine that was introduced at the same time It is abundantly clear that The Motor found much to commend in the Series 62 Cadillac when testing Briggs Cunningham’s personal car […]

1948 Tucker 48

If I had a wayback machine, I can think of no one I would more like to buy a beer for than Preston Tucker {vsig}2004-7_1223{/vsig} The name Tucker strikes a chord in the heart of every true car enthusiast. One of the final hand-built models to roll off the line, […]

1983 Ferrari 400i Spyder Conversion

Open V12 Ferrari for under $40k. {vsig}2004-7_1205{/vsig} As described by the seller on eBay Motors: Here is your chance to buy a 12-cylinder Ferrari convertible. This is the best looking and performing 400i convertible in the world, a traffic stopper. I just drove the car about 100 miles and people […]

1967 Volvo 123GT

Owning a true GT car from the ’60s is something everyone should experience, if not for the image or the feel then just for the fun   When you think of collectible sports and GT cars from the 1960s, a number of British, German, Italian and even French marques may […]

1948 MG TC Roadster

There simply isn’t another open sports car from the pre-1950 era, in this price range, that offers the same visual panache along with reasonable mechanical reliability The Ford Model T put America on wheels, and the T series MG put Americans behind the steering wheels of sports cars. With America’s […]

1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air Convertible

I saw the book of bills the seller had assembled, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, if a bit outrageous Of the more than 77,000 GTOs built in 1968, fewer than 10,000 were convertibles. The meticulously restored GTO pictured here has only 68,000 original miles and […]

1955 Oldsmobile Stafire Convertible

Less-well-equipped ’55 Chevys sell for more, and don’t provide nearly the visual excitement or driving pleasure   Oldsmobile’s revolutionary Rocket engine debuted in 1949 and immediately became the favorite of racers. Designed from inception to take advantage of “Boss” Kettering’s research into high compression ratios, it evolved steadily with the […]

2002 Ford Thunderbird Neiman Marcus Edition

As a true collectible, it simply fails the test. On September 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Neiman Marcus began taking calls from customers on a special 800 number. Two hours later, every one of the 200 Neiman Marcus-edition Thunderbirds available was sold. It was the fastest time elapsed […]