1997 McLaren F1

The buyer wouldn’t be beaten. He replied “Yo” to each raise of $150,000, all the way to $4 million, winning a lot of affection from the crowd

No ABS. No traction control. No power steering. No airbags. No add-on spoilers. The McLaren F1 didn’t need them. The thinking man’s supercar was conceived in 1988, when McLaren bosses Ron Dennis, Mansour Ojjeh, Creighton Brown, and designer Gordon Murray were discussing production cars in Read More

1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide

It always used to come to us in November, to be readied for the Mille Miglia, and it’s a gutsy car that hasn’t been tarted up for Pebble Beach

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Lagonda introduced the 4½-liter M45 at the 1933 London Motor Show. With its overhead-valve 6-cylinder Meadows engine, here was a Lagonda sports car capable of genuinely high performance, even by today’s standards.

For 1935, two additional models were introduced-the 4½-liter Rapide Read More

1955 Jaguar XKD-type Sports Racer

This is the first production D-type, out of long and dedicated ownership,
unspoiled and still in its original form

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XKD 509, the first “production” D off the line in 1955, has a long and interesting history. It was supplied new to New York distributor Chuck Hornburg, who sold it to Albert R. Browne of Menlo Park. At the time, its new price in the U.K. was £2,500 ($6,957).

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1991 BMW Z1

BMW reckoned owners could swap body panels in hours for a color change, though people who have tried it say to allow two days

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Like its predecessor the 507, which bristled with trick technology but ultimately failed to go as well as it looked, the Z1 is a bit of a novelty.

But it did mark the return to a forgotten line for BMW: the two-seat sports car. Under that Read More

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