1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet

  • Coachwork by Reutter
  • 1,966-cc DOHC flat 4-cylinder engine
  • Dual Solex 40PII-4 downdraft carburetors
  • 130 bhp at 6,200 rpm
  • 4-speed manual transaxle
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Four-wheel Annular disc brakes
  • Selling after 30 years of single ownership
  • Exquisite, highly original example of the top-of-the-line 356 Carrera 2
  • Fully documented ownership history from new

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti

The Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October of 1959. Besides its stunning new design and upgraded engine specification, the car featured other competition-bred refinements, including a wheelbase that was about nine inches shorter for sharper handling and increased corner speed.

Four-wheel disc brakes — a first for a Ferrari road car — were fitted to the production cars. Extremely effective in competition, the SWB Berlinetta’s high-profile results included a win and sweep of Read More

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux Coupe

In 2001, chassis 57469 was sold to the current owner, a passionate enthusiast and longstanding member of the American Bugatti Club. Early in his ownership, it was finished in an appropriate two-tone dark blue and black paint scheme.

Although the car benefited from some cosmetic and mechanical attention, a concerted effort was made to preserve the many outstanding original details, particularly in the interior, which retains nearly all of its unrestored and beautifully patinated upholstery, trim and instrumentation.

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1965 Ford Mustang Pre-Production

This is the very first Ford Pilot Plant/Pre-production Mustang hard top.

This 1965 Mustang started the Pony Car revolution in American car building, resulting in the later creation of the Camaro and Firebird. It was hand-assembled at the Ford Pilot Plant and is one of three known existing Pilot Plant Mustangs to survive.

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe by Bertone

  • One of just seven DB2/4 Bertone-bodied chassis — and the only coupe
  • Bodied by Bertone for S.H. “Wacky” Arnolt
  • Displayed by Bertone at the 1957 Torino Auto Show
  • One-off 2-seat coupe coachwork; features quality older restoration
  • Engine number corresponds to accompanying BMIHT Certificate

American industrialist and British car distributor Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt was a self-made millionaire, having parlayed patents he purchased in the 1930s into a manufacturing business for his Indiana-based factory during World War II.

This Read More

The Times, They Are Unchanging

Exactly 20 years ago, I wrote this lead to the “Shifting Gears” column for the March 1999 issue of Sports Car Market:

Would you have bought it anyway?

That’s what we seem to be asked most frequently about our 1964 Ferrari 330 America, pulled from a barn in Butte, MT, last October.

As the bills pile up, and the car remains stationary, that’s a fair question.

Since taking delivery of s/n 330GT5077, we’ve had Nasko of Nasko’s Imports put in Read More

Corvette Litigation Hits the Finish Line

After five years of “Legal Files” columns about this case (December 2013, p. 40; January 2014, p. 42; September 2015, p. 73), the legal battles over the #1 Cunningham Corvette seem to have come to an end. On December 21, 2018, Porter County Indiana Superior Court Judge Jeffrey W. Clymer appointed Indianapolis attorney William Baten as receiver, directing him to take possession of the Cunningham Corvette and sell it at a no-reserve auction.

To refresh your memory, the Corvette we Read More

An Open Window to Fun

No window of opportunity stays open forever, but in the case of the Triumph TR6, it has been open a long time.

Long thought to be undervalued amaong those who expected it would follow the Big Healey’s valuation path upwards over the past decade and a half, TR6 prices haven’t moved nearly as much. The happy result for the non-investor is a terrific British sports car that’s still available in decent driver condition for summer-job money.

But our purpose here Read More

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti

Within the hierarchy of Enzo-era Ferraris, the sports racing barchettas of the mid-1950s are amongst the most significant cars to wear the Cavallino Rampante. The Works-campaigned examples are especially significant, as they often finished at the front of the pack at the most grueling races, piloted by the most talented drivers.

Chassis 0628 is no exception to the rule. It boasts an enviable racing history on three continents with many of the greatest drivers of its decade.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Built for the 2015 model year, this 918 Spyder boasts a fascinating and tasteful specification. Today it remains with its first and only owner. Finished in the highly desirable and truly stunning Liquid Metal Chrome Blue paintwork, a $65,000 option itself, the interior is trimmed in Black leather with Acid Green highlights, including matching stitching on the steering wheel and sun visors.

Keen eyes will further note that the car’s carbon-fiber interior trim is in a matte finish, as opposed Read More