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Toyota Celica, Subaru WRX STI, Honda Element

1985 Toyota Celica Supra P-Type #41025. S/N JT2MA67L2F0167981. 13,000 miles shown. “Single owner from new, 2.8-L DOHC inline 6, A43DE 4-speed automatic transmission, limited-slip differential, Super Deep Red paint, gray leather upholstery, sunroof and two-piece rear spoiler, power windows, locks, mirrors.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $40,425. Bring a Trailer, 12/4/2020. […]

An Exotic Daily Driver

As with most breakthrough products, the original variant is often the best. Such is the case with the first-generation 2007–15 Audi R8 4.2. While the R8 is not a supercar by today’s performance standards, it is incredibly well balanced and feels “just right,” especially with the 6-speed gated manual gearbox. […]

Unfinished Business

The October 2020 “Legal Files,” co-authored with Prescott Kelly, reported about a lawsuit filed against Coys of Kensington involving a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS. That lawsuit seems to be the tip of a large iceberg. Once again, we want to point out that the previous Coys, owned by Chris Routledge, […]

Scratching the Itch

Sitting in a marketing meeting in Detroit one day not so long ago, I recall seeing a presentation that explained how the Corvette’s primary competition was the Porsche Boxster and 911. There were some other cars mentioned as well, but I had already tuned out. As a guy in my […]

Recognizing the Next Gen

We are now accepting nominations for SCM’s second group of 40 Under 40 honorees. First awarded in 2017, this program became our most popular in terms of industry recognition and resultant newsstand sales. It’s time to revisit it. In the October issue, SCM will again honor 40 enthusiasts under 40 […]

1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4

For 1982, Renault introduced its Renault Turbo 5 Group 4 rally car, and it turned out to be an absolute firecracker. It wasn’t a “homologation special” based on a warmed-through production car, but a totally focused little racer featuring a 270-bhp, 1,397-cc, turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel […]

1987 Rolls-Royce Camargue

As the ultimate model featured in Rolls-Royce’s 1987 catalog, the Camargue represented a pinnacle of styling, technical innovation and — of course — price for the storied marque. The Camargue’s distinctive styling is the result of collaboration with Pininfarina, a unique design decision which certainly produced a unique outcome. The […]

1987 Audi Quattro

Audi’s Quattro is a legend that rewrote the book in international rallying, as well as causing rival manufacturers to rethink their offerings. It was, quite literally, a trailblazer. The story began with Audi chassis engineer Jörg Bensinger, who spent a Finnish winter testing the Volkswagen Iltis — a 4-wheel-drive West […]

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

The car offered here, chassis number 12141, was completed by the factory on January 31, 1969, and had been delivered new to Motor S.a.s. di Carla Allegretti e C, the famous official Ferrari dealer in Bologna, by the end of February. The 49th 365 GTC example built, it was thereafter […]

1926 Bugatti Type 37

The fascinating history of this example is chronicled in a report on file by renowned Bugatti historian Pierre-Yves Laugier. On December 1, 1926, chassis 37227 was invoiced for the amount of 46,400 French francs to Mr. René Bacon in the city of Luxey in southwest France. The Bugatti was delivered […]