Ferrari 250 Le Mans

Le Mans: one of the most evocative names in the history of motor racing, and the one which identifies one of the most charismatic Ferraris ever built, the 250 Le Mans Berlinetta.

The early 1960s were a time of great change and development at Maranello. Well into his second decade as a car manufacturer, Enzo Ferrari had already gained a reputation as the world’s foremost producer of the most sought-after road and Read More

Bentley 4 1/2-Liter “Blower”

The 4 1/2-liter Bentley was the last of the traditional big sporting cars with four-cylinder engines. In concept it was a scaled up three-liter with the same bevel-driven overhead-camshaft and non-detachable cylinder head, but output was up to 110-115 bhp and maximum speed to over the 90 mph mark. The supercharged version first seen at the 1929 London show wore its Amherst Villiers blower and twin SU carburetors between the front dumb-irons, and with 182 bhp, speed rose to Read More

Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

The 1966 Geneva Motor Show saw the debut of the Alfa Romeo Duetto, which replaced the existing 101 series Giulia Spyder. The Duetto’s Pininfarina designed body was inspired by a styling exercise on a 3.0-liter Disco Volante chassis seen at Geneva in 1959, and sported an attractive and individual line. The mechanical components were largely unaltered from those of the Giulia, providing the new model with excellent reliability and superb performance for a car of its size. The traditional Read More

1976 Porsche 934

The Porsche 934 was developed in 1976 in order to compete in the Group 4 GT category of national and international events. It dominated the 1976 European GT and Trans-Am championships and went on to take countless other successes in the hands of Porsche’s many private GT racers. In 1979 a 934 won the Group 4 category at Le Mans, coming fourth overall.

The 934 described here, the fourth built, was originally campaigned under the Denim colors and known Read More

1955 Maserati 300S

I have no direct knowledge, but I recall doubting in 1998 that there was very much 1955 metal sitting on those wheels

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In 1955, after taking delivery of his most powerful Maserati to date, the three-liter 300S offered here, chassis number 3057, Benoit Musy contested eleven European Sports Car Championship events, winning five times and scoring a further five podium finishes up to the August 12, 1956, Kristianstad Swedish Grand Read More

Ferrari 288 GTO

When Ferrari announced in 1983 that it was to build a modern day GTO it sent the hearts of red-blooded Ferraristi into dangerous flutter, while others blindly reached for their checkbooks without a second thought. The name GTO, after all, recalls what many regard as the ultimate Ferrari and the promise was that the new 288GTO would be no different; Maranello had already been quoted as saying that it would be the fastest and quickest accelerating Ferrari ever built, Read More

Aston Martin DB4GT

Arguably Britain’s first Gran Turismo worthy of the appellation, the svelte 140 mph DB4 made its debut at the 1958 London Motor Show. Successor to the DB Mk III, it was the first production Aston Martin to use both Tadek Marek’s new twin overhead camshaft, al aluminum straight six engine and an aluminum body designed by Touring of Milan featuring its Superleggera lightweight construction. Beneath its sleek and beautiful lines, the 3,670 cc engine developed 240 bhp, while the Read More

1930 Alfa Romeo Supercharged 6C 1750

Alfa Romeo’s racing career really began to take off seriously in 1924, at which time Giuseppe Meurosi (previously with Bianchi), who had been Chief Designer since 1910, was still at the helm.

Alfa Romeo’s racing career really began to take off seriously in 1924, at which time Giuseppe Meurosi (previously with Bianchi), who had been Chief Designer since 1910, was still at the helm.

His place was taken in 1926, however, by Read More

1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

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The Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, with proper team preparation and organization, would undoubtedly have won more classic races. It led every round of the 1960 World Sports Car Championship – at Buenos Aires, Sebring, the Targa Florio, Nurburgring and Le Mans – but only won a single event, and was sidelined by mechanical failure in the rest. Some fine results in Europe included the great 1960 1,000 km Nurburgring victory in the hands of Dan Gurney and Read More

AC Cobra 427

This superb example of one of the world’s desirable sports cars has covered only 8,000 miles from new and was road-tested by the English magazine “The Autocar” (Dec. ’71). When we say that this car will accelerate 0-100 mph, in 11.7 seconds, and cover the standing quarter mile in 12.9 seconds, we do not mean a car of this type – we mean this car. “The Autocar,” indeed, chose it for its special “Christmas edition” road test, which traditionally Read More