From Auction House to Courthouse

Falcon Woods LLC, a Nevis, West Indies, limited-liability company, was about to cut a fat hog. It had consigned its 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT coupe, chassis number 0379GT, to Gooding & Company for its 2018 Scottsdale auction. The estimated sales price for Lot 116 was $1.6m to $2m. Just before the auction started, Falcon Woods received an alarming phone call. Gooding had been contacted by a Peter Piper, who claimed that the Ferrari still belonged to the estate of Read More

Hands-On Experience

I first met Gary Bartlett at a small gathering of Americans participating in the Mille Miglia in 1992.

We were in the small town of Soragna, near Brescia, Italy. Longtime SCMer Joe Tomasetti organized the dinner.

This was before the “MM” became a bucket-list event for wealthy enthusiasts from all over the world. There were few Americans. We were strangers in a strange land as we piloted our old cars across the Italian landscape.

Our little group included Cindy Banzer and Read More

Bee-Stung: Datsun B-210

The Datsun B-210 was the right car at the right time. In mid-1973, the OPEC embargo had Americans lining up around the block for gas. The beastly muscle cars of the late 1960s were too thirsty, and the latest replacements from Detroit were strangled and listless.

As if on cue, Datsun kicked off the 1974 model year with an affordable small car that boasted up to 50 mpg. The B-210 was an instant hit. It seemed perfectly designed to compete Read More

1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring

  • 255-hp 1.3-L turbocharged Wankel rotary engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Engine rebuilt by marque specialist Chips Motorsports
  • Optional Touring package, power sunroof, rear wiper, fog lights, leather interior and Bose CD stereo system
  • Offered with window sticker and warranty book

1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

  • 302-ci Ford V8, ZF 5-speed manual transaxle
  • Believed to be one of only 50 built with retractable headlights
  • Displays less than 13,000 miles, believed to be original
  • Two-owner example; 46 years of first-hand ownership
  • Accompanied by original sales invoice, owner’s manual and tool roll

1960 MGA Twin Cam Roadster

  • Multiple AACA Award winner
  • Original engine and colors per BMIHT Certificate
  • Fitted with competition accessories from the factory
  • Original and properly installed optional Radiomobile radio
  • Restored to the highest standards of correctness and quality