1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Competition

Chassis S850667 is the 10th example of the 12 E-type Lightweights built. It benefits from a short chain of just three long-term caretakers, and the car displays phenomenal originality, having never been disassembled or rebuilt in any significant manner. The winner of the 1963 Australian GT Championship, this car boasts nearly unparalleled overall quality among its Lightweight brethren.

1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0

This LX hatchback is powered by a 5.0-liter electronic fuel-injected high-output engine and 5-speed manual transmission. It’s equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows and air conditioning. Finished in Cabernet Red with Scarlet Red interior, it features the original window sticker, and all factory build/shipping markings and decals are still on the car.

It never went through dealer prep, the plastic is still on the seats and the wheel center caps and antenna were never installed. 638 actual miles. Read More

1928 Mercedes-Benz Typ S 26/120/180 Supercharged Sports Tourer

Silent streams of super-power… unbounded flexibility … comfort to carry you to the ends of the earth” — quoted period Mercedes-Benz advertising in America for the legendary Typ S

The Typ S was created in a magical period for the company, shortly after the merger of Daimler and Benz, while Ferdinand Porsche was chief engineer. He built a powerful yet versatile automobile — a true all-rounder, at home on the race track, at hillclimbs and providing exhilarating driving for the Read More

1969 Ferrari 365 GTS

This GTS is a six-time Platinum Award winner with an ownership chain of just six caretakers. Just 20 365 GTSs were built, making them significantly less common than a Daytona Spyder, California Spyder or Pinin Farina cabriolet. A 365 GTS is rarely offered for public sale. This beautiful spyder now beckons its next caretaker to continue the car’s exceptional record on the show fields and at FCA events.

1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage “Oscar India”

The true Vantage “supercar” version of Aston Martin’s standard-bearer V8 was never sold new in the United States due to emissions regulations; the fire-breathing “4×2” Weber carburetors and low-restriction exhaust were simply not compliant. So this first-generation V8 Vantage was rare then, and this now-federal-emissions-exempt example is one of only a few existing today in the United States.

Beginning in October 1978, these cars gained improvements to their body styling, including the trademark Vantage aerodynamic package, Read More

2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 300

This Veyron was purchased new by its first owner and delivered in August 2012. It was born as one of 48 1,200-horsepower Veyron 16.4 Super Sports and was one of eight delivered new to the United States, perhaps being the only example in this color combination.

As evidenced by documentation accompanying the car, 269 of the current miles driven were accumulated by Bugatti at Molsheim during Bugatti’s standard and extensive pre-delivery testing. As a result, it Read More

1969 AMC AMX/3

While it was respected for producing sensible, economical cars, American Motors responded to declining market share in the mid-1960s with a change in focus to performance. Given new creative freedom, American Motors styling director Richard “Dick” Teague and his design team unleashed the bold “Project IV” concept cars that toured U.S. auto shows during 1966 and previewed AMC’s future designs, including the AMX that would debut alongside the sporty Javelin for 1968.

Momentum heightened in January Read More

The Millennials Are Coming! Vote Today

We at SCM believe the car hobby is thriving and growing, and new generations of enthusiasts are becoming a part of it all the time. Here’s your chance to help us recognize them.

Later this year, SCM will name 40 enthusiasts under 40 years old who are making a difference in the classic car world.

We’re asking you for nominations. Candidates can be involved in restoration, detailing, aftermarket parts, buying and selling privately or through Read More

Will Taxes Get Trumped?

Ihave to think I was in the clear majority of the country — I didn’t see much chance that Donald Trump was going to be elected president.

What may have been even more astounding was that the Republican Party gained control of both chambers of the Congress. That sets the stage for some pretty major changes to our tax system that will have substantial effects on car collectors.

Before getting into details, one important qualification Read More

One Fun Econo-Box

When Honda brought the first Civic subcompact to America in the middle of 1972, the car was not very well received.

Honda’s previous cars had been far too small and idiosyncratic for the American buyer, and early Civics had a tendency to rust so badly that the U.S. government forced Honda to recall and repair them with new fenders.

For a short time it looked as though the Civic might not catch on, even though Datsun and Toyota were making Read More

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