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2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive

The second of 12 550 GT1 chassis commissioned in 2001 to Prodrive by Care Racing Development for their race program Winner of the 2004 FIA GT Championship, driven by Luca Cappellari and Fabrizio Gollin Second in the 2003 FIA GT and 3rd in the 2005 Italian GT Championships Overall winner […]

1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II

The Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione is perhaps everything a homologation special should be: just a stone’s throw away from its racing counterpart and offering the very best of the era’s available technology. The Delta Integrale, in all its many variants, won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to […]

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

Porsche presented here is a recently discovered garage-find example of the most iconic 356 model — the Speedster. According to the Porsche Kardex, this rare Pre-A Speedster was completed on July 29, 1955, finished in white and bound for the U.S., where it was retailed by official U.S. distributor Hoffman […]

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose

One of the very last 2-cam 275 GTBs built, just eight cars from the end of production, 08921 was factory-equipped with the improved torque-tube driveshaft and specified with the optional high-performance six-carburetor (6C) intake. In all, fewer than 40 cars were originally supplied with both of these desirable features. Perhaps […]

1966 DeTomaso Vallelunga

The DeTomaso Vallelunga is a particularly rare and interesting car, and we are delighted to present this example, sold in 1966 to its first owner, probably in France. It was bought by the second owner in 1971, in the Haut-Rhin, where it remained until the owner died. At this point […]

1962 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe

One of the most notable characteristics of this car is that it was bought new by Eddie Fisher, who was married at the time to Elizabeth Taylor. It is easy to imagine this impossibly glamorous couple cruising the streets of Los Angeles and, especially, Las Vegas, between the casinos sparkling […]

1929 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Sedan by Murphy

Offered from 30 years of enthusiast ownership Original short-wheelbase chassis, engine and coachwork Equipped with a supercharger built using original components Featured in Beverly Rae Kimes’ The Classic Car: The Ultimate Book About the World’s Grandest Automobiles Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

Datsun 240z, Honda Civic, Honda Accord

1972/1996 Datsun 240Z # 33053. S/N HLS3068727. 70k miles. “2.4-liter L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual transmission, Nissan Vintage Restoration Program Car, cosmetic, mechanical restoration in 1990s, red over black vinyl, under-dash air conditioning system, 16-inch Panasport Wheels.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $110,240. Bring a Trailer, 6/23/2020. Brian’s take: This Datsun […]

The Infinite Pleasures of the Open Mind

You may recall the reason why I chose the name “Unconventional Wisdom” for this column — it was because I had long ago tired of assumptions mistaken for presumptions that so often arise in the collector-car world. Usually the province of the “always/never” crowd, conventional wisdom most often leads to […]

From Successful Upstart to Corporate Ownership

Hearst can buy the Bring a Trailer community but it can’t own it.” As the shock and awe of the sale of Bring a Trailer subsides, we asked the founder of eBay Motors, Simon Rothman, for his thoughts about the sale and his predictions for the future. He said, “Over […]