1995 Ferrari F50

During the early 1990s, premier sports-car manufacturers began to implement Formula One technology in road-going automobiles to a previously unheard-of degree. The first major step in this direction arrived in 1992 with the McLaren F1, a car that boasted a naturally aspirated V12 engine, a central driver’s seat and exotic, race-proven materials in all aspects of its construction.

Not to be outdone, three years later Ferrari unveiled the F50. Like the McLaren F1, the F50 was a brilliantly engineered supercar Read More

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Liter Convertible

This beautifully presented matching-numbers Jaguar benefits from years of ownership by a marque enthusiast followed by a premium restoration by one of the nation’s foremost E-type experts.

The Jaguar was more recently sold to the consignor, a specialist in E-type refurbishments. The engine was then rebuilt with new pistons, bearings and crankshaft, and the cylinders were bored to a “plus 20” specification for improved power. The gearbox was rebuilt with new synchros and bearings, and the differential was rebuilt with Read More

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Like the majority of the left-hand B24S Spider Americas, chassis B24S1156 was originally delivered to the United States. The most significant portion of the desirable Spider America’s history began in the mid-1980s, when it was acquired and reimported to Italy by Silvana Cima, a well-known Italian Lancia collector. In order to return the car to active use, Mr. Cima commissioned a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration from Milan-based KCA Restorations, for many years one of the world’s leading Lancia restorers.

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It’s Time to Buy a WRX or STI

Subaru WRX and STI models offer the unique combination of genuine World Rally Championship heritage, outstanding performance and excellent reliability in an all-wheel-drive, 4-door sedan or wagon.

Other than the Mitsubishi (with the Evo), no other manufacturer offers a 300-horsepower sports sedan with high safety ratings for under $35k.

These Subarus offer the classic “Q-ship” mix of a basic Japanese commuter car with a high-performance sports car.

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Starting in 2002, Subaru offered the 227-hp WRX Read More

A New Year’s Day Ritual

On January 1, vintage-car tribes gather in the early morning darkness. From snow-covered Montana to sunny San Diego, old-car lovers prepare to “start the new year right” with a cruise in a classic.

For more than two decades, the local “Round-Fender Volvo Club” has hosted a New Year’s Day run.

Organized by longtime SCMer Dean Koehler, the club caters specifically to the 444/544/1800/122 models of Volvos. “Bricks” (the square-fendered 142/144 series that followed) and later Volvos are not allowed.

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The Perils of Selling Online

Last month’s “Legal Files” made a number of suggestions for sellers of collector cars. The printer’s ink wasn’t even dry when an inquiry arrived from an SCMer who presented a perfect example about how online sales can be troublesome:

Dear Legal Files:

I recently sold my 1972 Porsche 911 Targa on Bring a Trailer, and ran into an unexpected situation.

I was the second owner of the car and bought it from a fellow PCA member after it had sat Read More