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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

In BMW circles, the 2002 Turbo is known as “the Holy Grail.” A powerful and visually arresting automobile, it was akin to a holiday firework that burst upon the automotive world and then vanished, a victim of the 1974 fuel crisis that all but killed demand for performance cars. The […]

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II

In a modern reinterpretation of this winning maxim, this particular 250 GTE Series II has been masterfully upgraded to surpass the performance of any road-going Ferrari of the period. Looking at the car, it lends absolutely no impression that it has been so thoroughly improved. But make no mistake: This […]

1982 DeLorean DMC-12

Originally sold new through Pacific Honda in San Diego, CA; accompanied by copy of window sticker. Offered from the New Hampshire Village Antique and Classic Car Private Collection. Powered by a 130-hp, 2.8-liter V6 engine and a desirable 5-speed manual transmission. Gray leather interior; retains original DMC radio with cassette. […]

1930 Bentley 4½ Litre

Garnering its first Le Mans victory in 1924, in just its fifth year of existence, the Bentley marque cemented its reputation for speed and endurance with a string of successive wins at the French classic from 1927 through 1930. Introduced in chassis form at the Olympia Motor Show in October […]

1954 Kaiser-Darrin

The Kaiser-Darrin was America’s first production fiberglass sports car, with its prototype debuting in fall 1952 — just ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette (although production did not begin until 1954). It was powered by the reliable Willys 161-cubic inch “Hurricane” F-head 6-cylinder engine, and its design became a legend of […]

Civic Discourse

1995 Honda Civic Si hatchback Lot #43062. S/N 2HGEH3386SH503310. 84,000 miles shown. “1.6-liter D16Z6 VTEC inline 4, 5-speed manual transaxle, Milano Red exterior, gray cloth interior, power-operated sunroof, air conditioning, factory cassette stereo.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $18,900, Bring a Trailer, 2/11/2021. For two decades now, the fifth-gen Civic hatchback […]

VIN-dicated

CARFAX was founded in 1984 in Columbia, MO, by a computer professional named Ewin Barnett III. He worked together with Robert Daniel Clark, an accountant from Huntingdon, PA. It started with a database of 10,000 records, but the company was soon getting reports from all 50 states. CARFAX is now […]

Will Your Replica Be Destroyed?

The collector-car world was recently stunned by the news that a Swedish court awarded judgment to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in its copyright infringement case against Karl and Ann-Christine Magnusson. The court ruled that the Magnussons, who were in the process of building a C-type replica, had violated JLR’s copyright […]

My Dream Come True? Or Was it a Nightmare?

My “poster car” growing up was a silver 2002 Porsche 996. It was actually on a calendar on my bedroom wall. I remember hitting that month and never flipping to the next. Perhaps it was because my dad is a Porsche enthusiast, or maybe that car was just special. In […]

Fourth-by-Four

It’s official: Volkswagen will stop sales of its iconic hatchback, the Golf, in the American market this year. The Golf debuted in the United States as the econobox Rabbit in 1975 and has served as the base model for the higher-performance GTI since 1982. That the GTI and its even […]