Coming from the finest of all Aston Martin collections, owned by a fastidious perfectionist, DBR1/1 is not only the best presented of the five DBR1s produced, it is also without question the most correct, down to the smallest of details, inside and out.
With its impeccable provenance and enviable racing record, during which this Aston Martin was driven by some of the greatest names in motor racing, DBR1/1, the first of the line and an integral team player to the Read More
The last of four Abarth 205 competition chassis to be constructed, the car offered here is the only example to use an engine and transmission developed from the new Fiat 1100-103, as well as the only example bodied by Ghia. Believed to have been designed by Giovanni Michelotti, it was constructed concurrently with the Ghia-bodied Chryslers of the same period. The Abarth echoed the Chryslers’ broad oval grille opening, wide low stance and canopy-like roof element — but with a Read More
Evolving from one of Ferrari’s earliest 4-cylinder engines, Ferrari’s straight-six project eventually led to the potent 121 LM.
The rather hefty displacement of 4,412 cc provided much more horsepower and torque than its predecessors. Fitted with three side-draft Weber carburetors, the engine produced a hearty 360 bhp. These were not numbers to scoff at, as this engine was over a liter larger in displacement and produced over 100 more horsepower than a Jaguar D-type.
According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Read More
Picture a sunny summer afternoon on the Pacific Coast Highway north of Santa Cruz, CA. It’s the late 1980s, and two new sport sedans are cruising to the spot where a passing lane opens up.
The challenge is to be ahead of the other car by the end of that passing lane. The contestants are a Saab 900 Turbo driven by your humble narrator and a 2.5-liter Alfa Romeo Milano driven by a friend who shall go nameless, even though Read More
We’ve all been here before. You’ve just bought a new collector car — one you’ve wanted for some time.
You write the check, sign the paperwork, shake the seller’s hand, jump in the car and take off for some immediate fun.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t stop to think that we might be in a risky situation.
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At the end of July, a British enthusiast took delivery of a new Ferrari F430 Scuderia and gleefully left the Read More
- 2,996-cc, SOHC 4-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder
- Two SU “Sloper” carburetors
- 70 bhp at 3,500 rpm
- 4-speed close-ratio gearbox
Offered here is a very handsome, well-presented and highly usable Bentley.
The car is a proper matching-number example (with a most distinctive chassis number) and it is turned out with delightfully sporting coachwork.
Bentley 3-liter cars are wonderful drivers, with lightness and nimbleness not found in their bigger brothers. Today, Vintage Bentley (pre-1932) rallying is more popular Read More
Talbot-Lago introduced a sensational new 2.5-liter model at the 1955 Paris Salon — the T14 LS — an altogether superior sports car with a 4-cylinder, twin-camshaft, overhead-valve engine. In standard tune, the engine developed 120 bhp, which was transmitted via an all-synchromesh ZF gearbox. The chassis frame was fabricated from large-diameter tubes and featured independent front suspension. The styling borrowed much from the Record Grand Sport, the sleek 2+2 coachwork being a wonderful example of Gallic elegance.
This Motorama-inspired Buick Skylark has undergone a comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration. It is finished in correct and desirable Reef Blue. Powered by a 322-ci V8 engine with automatic transmission, it’s fully sorted and ready to drive.
“The take-up into the next gear is flawless and with the turbos cranking hard the blast of acceleration just goes on again; you seem to be in a blur of time, conquering distance, gearshifts and noise.”
“It has the tonal quality of an F1 engine, if not the sheer ferocity.”
“On a smooth road it is a scintillatingly fast car that is docile and charming in its nature, demanding but not difficult to drive, Read More