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The Lotus Esprit was launched in 1976 as a replacement for the Europa.

The Esprit had a similar backbone chassis, but it was larger and more luxurious, as Lotus founder Colin Chapman forever wanted to push the company’s output upmarket to maximize profits — which is what was largely propping up the racing team.

A memorable appearance in the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” (as the famous submarine car) helped overshadow tacky details such as British Read More

For the past 40 years, the Ferrari 250 GTO has been the “Mona Lisa” of the collector-car market.

They represent the last of the front-engined Ferrari customer cars that could be driven on the street and then taken to the track. They were contenders for overall victory in events such as the Tour de France. In their era, they were the ultimate usable supercar.

When one comes to market, the world sits up and notices.

In 2014, Alexandra and I Read More

Tucker Torpedo Launches Into Court

Preston Tucker sure had big dreams. After World War II ended, he embarked on an ambitious plan to design, build and market his own car. His dreams came to fruition, and his eponymous company eventually produced 51 Tucker 48s before it went down in a financial firestorm.

Tucker’s car was identified as the Tucker Torpedo during its design and promotion phase. When the concept was finalized and ready to go into production, Tucker reportedly grew concerned about “Torpedo” reminding people Read More

1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A

  • Constructed in 1982/1983 by BMW specialists Ted Grace International for Frank Sytner
  • Competed in BTCC/ETCC in 1983 and 1984, driven by Frank Sytner, Brian Muir and Barrie Williams
  • Extensive British and New Zealand racing history
  • Immaculately prepared and eligible for a wide range of 1980s and Group A touring car events

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

The iconic BJ40 offered here is a desirable convertible diesel variant that is seldom seen in the United States. The truck has just received a comprehensive, fully documented, body-off restoration by marque specialists. Every aspect of this truck has been thoroughly inspected and either upgraded or restored. The countless hours of detailed and meticulous craftsmanship seamlessly blend the iconic vintage design with modern technology, creating a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

During the restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal and media-blasted Read More

2018 RUF CTR3 Clubsport

Alois Ruf may have cut his teeth as Germany’s pre-eminent Porsche customizer, but the CTR3 is something altogether different.

At first glance, its Porsche roots are obvious — there are the twin ovoid headlights and the curvy haunches. Yet the CTR3 is more Porsche-inspired than Porsche-based.

Instead of the Porsche underpinnings that governed the design of every RUF car prior, the CTR3’s platform was developed in conjunction with Canadian supplier Multimatic, the same company responsible for production of Ford’s new, Read More

1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE by Michelotti

Chassis S814286 was built on May 25, 1955, as a left-hand-drive XK 140 SE coupe. The Jaguar was delivered new in France via the French distributor, Charles Delecroix, to its first owner, Mme. Jeanne Gaymard in Paris.

It is the 286th left-hand-drive coupé built, with body number J4457. The original colour scheme was cream with two-tone blue interior.

In 1957 the car had an accident. As the original body was beyond repair, the XK came under the eye of the Read More

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

  • Gifted new by Enzo Ferrari to Ferrari driver and team manager Peter Schetty
  • Highly original and well-preserved example with just four owners from new
  • One of just five examples painted Grigio Ferro from the factory
  • Highly pedigreed example of the rare 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Stradale Coupe by Touring

The example offered here is one of 11 Corto Gara (Short, Competition) models built, of which only three were Stradale (road-going) versions like this car. Only two of the Stradale models survive (this car and chassis 01361), with chassis 01047 being the sole surviving Corto Gara. All were supplied with an up-rated engine.

Built exclusively for racing, the lightweight Corto Gara models boasted a split windscreen, Plexiglas rear windows, a special dashboard and a fixed boot lid. The bumpers were Read More

1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

By the early 1950s, Cadillac had finally displaced cross-town rival Packard at the summit of the American fine car market.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cadillac and its General Motors corporate parent, the Motorama-inspired Eldorado crowned its model range for 1953.

Equipped with Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331-ci V8, the Eldorado was offered only one way — fully loaded. A 1953 Cadillac sales brochure declared the Eldorado as having been “dramatically styled by Fleetwood to capture the heart of all Read More

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