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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 16 Evolution II

Sold at $258,500Gooding & Company Geared OnlineAugust 3–7, 2020, Lot 36 Chassis number: WDB2010361F732965SCM Condition for this car: 1- There are arguably only a handful of low-production collectible post-war Mercedes-Benz models. In no particular order, they include the iconic 300SL Gullwing and Roadster, the stately W186 300 “Adenauer,” the classic […]

Acura NSX, Lexus LS400, Toyota Supra

1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition #36368. S/N JH4NA2129XT000178. 12k miles. “51st and Final Zanardi Edition NSX, given new to current Owner Miguel Duhamel. 3.2-Liter VTEC V6, 6-speed manual transaxle, fixed-roof hard top, New Formula Red over Onyx, staggered-diameter BBS wheels, recent service, owner’s manual, window sticker.” Condition: 1+. SOLD AT […]

Is Your 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Real?

Andreas Pohl is a wealthy and powerful man. The billionaire CEO of Deutsche Vermoegensberatung (DVAG), a German finance company, is also a car guy. One would think that with all the resources available to him, he wouldn’t get snookered on a car deal. Moreover, one would think no one would […]

3 is a Magic Number

Sunday during a mildly cold California winter. An empty highway and a trip to San Diego. Legal issues had come up, and an attorney was going to come in handy. I arrived at the meeting in my Dodge Durango, only to be greeted by the coolest lawyer I have ever […]

Back to the Basics

One year ago, my 12-year-old son Bradley and I were getting ready for a Caribbean cruise. We didn’t think twice about the flights from Portland, OR, to Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The lines at check-in didn’t faze us, nor did the wait to get through security. While short, the […]

1953 Kurtis 500 B

Offered from the Bill Akin Collection A significant example of a dominant design Four-time Indianapolis 500 competitor 1955 Indianapolis 500 3rd-place finisher Immaculately restored to historic No. 15 Bardahl livery Class winner at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island in 2010 and 2011, respectively Includes trophies and awards won by the […]

2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe

Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2002, the Z4 roadster replaced the immensely successful Z3, the “retro” styling of which recalled BMW’s fabulous “328” sports car of pre-war days. More sharp-edged than the Z3, the Z4 nevertheless kept its predecessor’s proportions and overall look while having a slightly increased […]

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

The example offered here was originally shipped to the United States in 1979 with full luxury accessories including a Becker Mexico stereo cassette radio, automatic antenna, an electric sunroof, alloy wheels and finished in Milan Brown Metallic. In 2006 the car was registered in Virginia before it was sold to […]

1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

With just 505 examples produced, the 365 GTC/4 is a rarely seen but important footnote in Ferrari’s storied history, as it transitioned its design language from flowing curves to contemporary angles in the 1970s. The example offered here was ordered with air conditioning and power windows for delivery to the […]

1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

The ultimate evolution of the Bugatti Grand Prix car, the mythical Type 59 is both a technical marvel and a masterpiece of industrial art — a model considered by many to be the most elegant pre-war racing car. Debuted in late 1933, the Type 59 featured a supercharged straight-8 engine, […]