1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti

Within the hierarchy of Enzo-era Ferraris, the sports racing barchettas of the mid-1950s are amongst the most significant cars to wear the Cavallino Rampante. The Works-campaigned examples are especially significant, as they often finished at the front of the pack at the most grueling races, piloted by the most talented drivers.

Chassis 0628 is no exception to the rule. It boasts an enviable racing history on three continents with many of the greatest drivers of its decade.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Built for the 2015 model year, this 918 Spyder boasts a fascinating and tasteful specification. Today it remains with its first and only owner. Finished in the highly desirable and truly stunning Liquid Metal Chrome Blue paintwork, a $65,000 option itself, the interior is trimmed in Black leather with Acid Green highlights, including matching stitching on the steering wheel and sun visors.

Keen eyes will further note that the car’s carbon-fiber interior trim is in a matte finish, as opposed Read More

1958 BMW 507 3.2 Series II Roadster

Glamorous and ultra-rare, this beautiful Series II example was delivered new on January 27, 1958, to the BMW agent Wolfgang Denzel in Vienna, Austria — as confirmed in a letter from BMW Group Classic. On February 10, 1958, the BMW was registered to Kommerzienrat Fritz Quester, Vienna. The original exterior color was silver-gray. No records exist for the succeeding decade or so.

By mid-June 1971, the BMW was owned by no less a person than its designer, Count Albrecht Graf Read More

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake by Vignale

This special one-off Ferrari left Ferrari’s Maranello factory in 1965 as a 330 GT Series II with Pininfarina coachwork. In 1967, the car returned to Chinetti Motors, at which time Luigi Chinetti Jr. decided to have the car rebodied in a unique shooting-brake design. Chinetti Jr. collaborated with American illustrator Bob Peak to pen the new coachwork.

The car was then professionally rebodied by the experts at Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale in Turin, Italy. The one-off station wagon accommodates four passengers, Read More

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

Completed on October 29, 1971, this P400 SV, chassis no. 4912, was originally finished in Bleu Medio over a Pelle Bleu interior and was shipped new to the U.S. through Modena Car U.S.A.

Notably, it was the only Miura SV to be finished in that color. It is one of 11 single-sump Miura SVs to be fitted from new by the factory with optional air conditioning and one of just five examples equipped as such delivered stateside.

Since returning from Read More

1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide

Having made his fortune during World War II, Chicago-based industrialist Stanley Harold “Wacky” Arnolt II was able to indulge his lifelong love of automobiles, and by 1952 was a regional BMC distributor and U.S. distributor for Bristol cars. In 1952, a visit to Carrozzeria Bertone led to Arnolt buying a stake in the Italian company and arranging manufacture of Bertone-bodied Arnolt MGs.

Bertone’s elegant coupe and cabriolet on the MG TD chassis had been first exhibited at the 1951 Geneva Read More

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

  • One of 1,320 produced
  • Height of the era’s design
  • Striking black-and-red color combo
  • 345-hp Tri-Power 390-ci V8
  • High-tech features

By the late 1950s, Cadillac reigned supreme over the full-sized luxury-car market in North America with exciting products that featured advanced engineering and the leading-edge styling of Harley Earl. While the 1959 Eldorado was controversial and misunderstood in its heyday, the collectors and critics of today agree that it possesses an unmatched combination of power, presence and extravagance.

Uncorking Two Top-Shelf Supercars

Irecently had a chance to drive two state-of-the-art supercars — a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso T.

The press kits that accompanied each car were full of cutting-edge technobabble. Lightweight turbines capable of 160,000 rpm. Twin injectors improving fuel nebulization. Magnetorheological dampers.

They carry price tags worthy of their prowess. The 720S that I drove stickers at $324,135, while the Lusso is at $347,930.

If this seems like a lot of money to you, you’re probably not a target Read More

The Other Side of the Stolen Ferrari Case

Recently, “Legal Files” wrote about the end — or perhaps temporary cessation — of the litigation involving Barney Hallingby’s 1957 Ferrari 250 GT (October 2018, p. 50).

The Ferrari was once the property of Andreas Gerber and Bernhard Friedli. They claimed that it was stolen in Spain in 1991. Friedli litigated the matter in Spain and lost, with the Spanish court deciding it was a civil business dispute and not a theft.

Fast forward to this year, and Hallingby was Read More

Bringing Back Performance

Aman named Rob Van Winkle once sang, “Rollin’ in my five-point-oh, with my ragtop down so my hair can blow.”

Although Vanilla Ice was a self-proclaimed lyrical poet, the pop song “Ice,
Ice Baby” doesn’t quite reach the poetic depths of say, Bob Dylan. The irony is that Ice had so much product in that skunk-striped pompadour that there was no way that hair was blowing.

What the song did do in 1990 was quickly showcase an all-white Mustang Read More