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Fast Cars at Furious Prices

1994 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” #744. S/N JT2JA82J3R0009030. 38k miles. “Star of not one but two ‘Fast & Furious’ films, used for multiple interior and exterior shots of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘2 Fast 2 Furious,’ built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, […]

Using, Breaking and Repairing Your Time Machine

Three cars from the SCM fleet recently completed the 2021 SCM 1000 Classic. While they all finished the tour (“returning home on their wheels rather than a flatbed”), they were walking wounded at the end. This is not a bad thing. Old cars like to be driven, and by putting […]

Your Registration is Canceled

One of the hot segments of the collector-car market is Japanese domestic market (JDM) vehicles. Previously not exported to the U.S., the popularity of JDM vehicles was spurred when the federal government relaxed import requirements for vehicles over 25 years old. A subset of the JDM category are “kei cars,” […]

A True Original

The Audi TT is still in production, but don’t feel bad if you have forgotten. Since its U.S. debut in 2000, the TT coupe and roadster have morphed through three generations, each one becoming more luxurious, tech-laden and powerful than the last. Unfortunately, each iteration has become less memorable. That […]

1990 Porsche 962C

After utterly dominating international sports car and prototype racing throughout the latter 1970s with its Group 5 935 and Group 6 936 competition models, Porsche scored its third overall Le Mans victory with the 936 in 1981. Since upcoming FIA rule changes for 1982 rendered the 936 obsolete, Porsche engineers […]

1983 Renault 5 Turbo

Not to be confused with the conventional front-wheel-drive Renault 5 Gordini Turbo or GT Turbo, the Renault 5 Turbo (and later Turbo 2) was a mid-engined homologation special built in limited numbers for professional rallying between 1979 and 1986. Renault’s considerable Formula One-derived turbocharging expertise was applied to the humble […]

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Custom

This radically restyled interpretation of the 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL was built to exacting standards by Long Island coachbuilder and artisan Niko Sokol. Long known to clients seeking greater exclusivity and personalization than the factories could provide, Niko-Michael Coachworks enjoyed a reputation for quality work and drew a strong clientele. Thoroughly […]

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

This Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is a stunning example of the lightened and more-focused V8 supercar. It boasts a timeless factory color scheme, as well as a few discerning upgrades, and has been treated to notable cosmetic refurbishment in recent years to ensure it presents superbly. With deft handling and […]

1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d’Este

Bridging the gap between the pre- and post-war eras, Alfa Romeo’s 6C 2500 debuted in 1939 as the third series of Vittorio Jano’s legendary 6-cylinder Alfa Romeos. Capable of 160 km/h, these cars benefited from four-wheel independent suspension and could be had in a handful of levels of tuning. This […]

1969 Ford GT40

One of the little-known aspects of Ford’s GT40 program was the company’s early interest in civilizing it for the road as the Mk III, to be marketed as an exotic halo model. To that end, 20 late-production GT40 chassis were commissioned in late 1966 by Ford headquarters in Detroit for […]