In 1968, BMW launched the 2500 saloon, and it was this car that gave birth to a string of elegant coupes that peaked with the CSL “Batmobile.”
The first such model was the 2800CS, and with independent suspension, taut chassis and a 170-horsepower engine, it was an attractive candidate for circuit racing. While the factory did not take the CS to the track at first, renowned performance tuning company Alpina—among others, including Schnitzer—did.
The first major victory came Read More
This superb DB2 was sold new to William “Bill” Spear, wealthy amateur American racer and a close friend of Briggs Cunningham, the famed American gentleman racer and sports car builder. In fact, the two of them each ordered a new DB2 in November 1950.
LML/50/19 is the 19th car built, an original right-hand drive example – and one of the very rare cars with the early three-piece front grille and side vents. It was supplied to Spear through New York Read More
This Lincoln Model K speedster started out as Howard Hughes’s personal 1936 Lincoln K model V12 Limousine, until he converted the car into his idea of a Boattail Speedster.
It was originally shipped to Long Beach, California, in January of 1936 and apparently special ordered with only one foot rest in the rear. Other documents indicate the car was customized by the Hughes Aircraft Company shortly thereafter in Culver City, California. It was restored in Spring 2009.
One of the most incredible modern sports cars to ever be built, the Z8 was destined to become a future classic after its debut in the James Bond film “The World is Not Enough.” The concept project was given to Henrik Fisker, who in 1997 was the head of BMW’s U.S. design studio in Newbury Park, California, under the direction of Chris Bangle.
Interestingly, this car takes its design cues from the iconic 1950s BMW 507, which was styled by Read More
What’s interesting about “007” is that it has been hot-rodded, modernized, and neutered of its ZF 5-speed
Lagonda had been dormant for a decade when Aston Martin revived the marque in 1974 as the model name for a sensational new four-door sedan based on the existing V8 coupe.
Launched at the London Motor Show in October 1974, the new Lagonda was 305 mm (12″) longer in wheelbase than the Read More
I truly believe there is no price guide for something that has few peers with regard to originality
The car offered here is a DB4 Series III Aston Martin, which differs from the previous two series due to a better oil cooling system, including a bigger sump. The car condition is as exceptional as its history. On September 30, 1958, its future and sole owner, Mr. Claude Rouzaud, was invited by David Read More
This sale proves that a rare car can be slightly modified from original with nary a complaint from a qualified and educated buyer
This quite exceptional DB6 Mk II Volante comes with what is surely every Aston enthusiast’s dream provenance-a complete, illustrated record of its total restoration at Works Service.
Prepared by the Aston Martin Heritage Center, this report runs to more than 80 pages and is thus far too lengthy Read More
Formerly part of the Barris Star Car Collection in Hollywood, California, this Chevrolet G20 van is believed to have been supplied unregistered directly to Universal Studios during the last year of production of “The A-Team” television show. An all-action adventure series first screened during the 1980s, the “A-Team” starred George Peppard as Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith and Mr. T as Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, and was a major hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
This van was designed and Read More
It was the last standard-bodied DB4GT produced-cool beans. The first or last always generates more buzz and is a nice fact for collectors
Introduced in September 1959 as a higher-performance version of the DB4, the DB4GT took the already-powerful (240 hp) DB4 engine, added twin ignition from two distributors/coils and twelve small (10 mm) spark plugs, three twin-choke Weber carburetors, and an increased compression ratio to boost the power to an honest Read More
A pre-war sports car requires more skill and nerve than newer machinery, but the rewards can be enjoyable at speeds just over the legal limit
By the mid-1930s, Aston Martin was one of the most admired British sporting makes. Solidly engineered, low-built,1.5-liter sports-racers took the team prize in the 1934 Tourist Trophy race in Ulster, followed by an impressive third in the 1935 Le Mans 24 hours.
But if the company were Read More