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1959 Elva Mk IV

This sporting little Elva Mk IV sports racer is a well-known competitor in both period and contemporary vintage racing. Chassis no. 4L10061, offered here, had its first outing at the 1959 Sebring 12 Hours race, where it was entered by Elva Engineering as a factory racer. It fared remarkable well, […]

1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2 AMG

This is a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2 AMG Stage III finished in Black Pearl Metallic with a gray leather interior. This 400E is a Japanese-spec sedan that is titled in Delaware. Imported from Japan by the seller in October 2019, it is equipped with a metric instrument cluster and its […]

1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

This 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution is a homologation masterpiece forged in the red-hot fires of domestic rivalry. It is the ultimate development of BMW’s M3 (E30), itself an earlier homologation special of 5,000 units executed for the 1988 DTM season. During the interceding race season, FIA regulations lowered homologation […]

1987 Ferrari Testarossa Spider

An instant sensation when it debuted in 1984, the Ferrari Testarossa has since become automotive shorthand for the flamboyant era that created it. The car’s combination of a 4.9-liter engine and 5-speed gated gear selector promised both driving engagement and an exhilarating 12-cylinder soundtrack to back it all up. This […]

1993 Cizeta V16T

Given the Cizeta’s cost and exclusivity, it is no surprise that each V16T produced has an interesting backstory. This car, chassis 101, is no exception. After Brunei became an independent country in 1983, the Sultan of Brunei and his family used a portion of their vast oil wealth to build […]

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Drophead Coupe

The Bertone-bodied Aston Martins of the 1950s paired Italian design flair with solid British engineering. One of only two DB2/4 chassis built with this striking convertible body style, and possessing a fascinating provenance, LML506 is an important coachbuilt Aston Martin from the early years of the David Brown era. Based […]

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

By the 1950s, Cadillac had firmly established its reputation as the “Standard of the World”; its stylish, advanced vehicles conveyed heads of state and leading entertainers alike, and they were eagerly sought by members of the social and economic elite. What, then, did the marque have to prove? Apparently, Cadillac […]

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, […]