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A Prelude Prelude

1986 Honda Prelude 2.0Si # 78294. S/N JHMBB5234GC012562. 30k miles. “Fuel-injected 2.0-L inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, red paint, gray cloth upholstery, power-operated sunroof, pop-up headlights, rear spoiler, alloy 13-inch wheels.” Condition: 2+. SOLD AT $42,090. Bring a Trailer, 7/10/22. We have seen the third-gen Prelude market climb in the past […]

Two for 2022

Sixty-six thousand. That’s how many miles cars wearing an SCM 1000 roundel traveled last summer. And we’re just counting the entrants. The tally doesn’t include the dozens of support staff and amazing volunteers involved who kept the events running like a Halda Speedpilot. The SCM 1000 AMG Invitational was held […]

The Collision of Auto Repair Laws and Restorations

Al and Deb Poller enjoyed driving their 1931 Chevrolet in vintage-car events, but it showed its age. It was time to restore it, so the New Jersey residents searched for a restoration shop. They settled on Okoboji Classic Cars LLC (OCC) in Iowa. In 2013, Mrs. Poller sent an email […]

AMG Alchemy

The 2022 SCM 1000 AMG Invitational was born out of a phone call. About two years ago, SCM Publisher Keith Martin called me to discuss his next serial car purchase. I suggested he consider an R230 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. I explained that it is a near-supercar bargain, bestowed with one […]

One Impressive Impreza

Mention Subaru to most people and they’ll think of an Outback station wagon-cum-crossover. Tighten it up to Subaru sports cars and they will usually think of the WRX and WRX STI hot rods, or the strangely sci-fi SVX of the 1990s. But there was a brief period at the turn […]

1959 Jaguar XK 150 SE 3.8-Liter Coupe

Bonhams is delighted to offer this beautiful example of a knowledgeably restored and race-ready XK 150 SE with an impressive racing history. Originally finished in Olive Green with matching leather upholstery, this manual-transmission XK 150 was first registered as “JYO 1” on April 10, 1959. It was not until late […]

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Miura Homage Coupé

The Aventador was launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, replacing the ageing Murcièlago as Lamborghini’s flagship model. Designed by Filippo Perini, the new mid-engine coupe borrowed heavily from Lamborghini’s limited-edition Reventón and its Estoque concept car. One of its more striking features was the scissor doors — a 21st […]

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

The Speedster was powered initially by the 1.5-liter version of Porsche’s horizontally opposed 4, gaining the new 1.6-liter, 60-horsepower engine with the introduction of the improved 356A for 1956. The Speedster was the lightest of the 356s, enjoying a commensurate performance boost that meant 100 mph was possible. Combined with […]

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

This superb right-hand-drive 328 GTS Targa-topped convertible was supplied by Nigel Mansell Sports Cars in the Isle of Man to a Mr. Roy Dowle in March 1990 at a cost of £97,500, which included £1,995 worth of Ferrari luggage. (The original invoice is in the car’s history file.) Initially registered […]

1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III

Named after a matador’s sword, the Espada was styled along lines similar to those of the stillborn, rear-engined, 6-cylinder Marzal, but carried its 4.0-liter, 4-cam V12 up front. It produced 325 hp, an output sufficient to propel the distinctive, Bertone-styled coupe to 150 mph. Islero running gear was employed, but […]