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1999 Bentley Turbo RT LWB

One of the more famous Bentleys to come out of the late ’90s is this exclusive and highly optioned 1999 Bentley Turbo RT long-wheelbase sedan. Affixed to the bottom of the door seal is a plaque stating that this is the last example to be delivered to North America, which […]

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

This car was first purchased by Flying Lizard Motorsports, securing three 2007 American Le Mans Series class wins in classic silver/red livery on the way to 2nd in the GT2 standings and 3rd for Jörg Bergmeister and Johannes Van Overbeek. For some, the RSR’s most memorable ALMS finish that year […]

Money Haulers

1987 Nissan Van S/N JN8SC26SXH4018504. 120k miles. “Turbocharged 2.0-liter SR20DET inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, welded differential, white paint, maroon cloth upholstery, 14-inch basketweave-style wheels, lowered suspension, right-rear sliding door.” Condition: 2+. SOLD AT $16,538. Bring a Trailer, 4/24/24. Few Japanese vans were sold in the U.S. in the 1980s. The […]

People, Places and Things

Museums were on my mind recently. The same week the Mullin Collection was dispersed through a sale by Gooding & Company, I was visiting Washington, D.C., immersing myself in the capital. You are truly swimming in the sea of our country’s history no matter where you go in the city. […]

Avoiding the Restoration Blues

In the March issue, we featured the story of famed E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and his bad restoration experience. Weinberg was motivated to contact “Legal Files” with his cautionary tale in the hope that fellow SCMers might avoid getting into a similar situation. To recap, Weinberg agreed to […]

Body Double

After languishing for years in California’s high desert, the 1948 Norman Timbs Special — a Motor Trend cover car in October 1949 — was restored to a fare-thee-well and won its class at several major concours. Timbs was an acclaimed race-car engineer who’d designed the Indy 500-winning Blue Crown Specials […]

Die Another Day

Aston Martin was under Ford Motor Company’s ownership from 1987 to 2007, an era in which even its most ardent fans would have to agree the brand was in the doldrums — or at least a bit lost. Yet Ford’s money in that era certainly saved one of Britain’s legendary […]

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe

Finished in obligatory Cameo White, this matching-numbers 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was built at GM’s Norwood, OH, assembly plant on June 23, 1969. It is one of only 697 Trans Am models built for ’69 and one of only 43 with a black interior. Other options include an AM […]

1955 Bristol 450 Le Mans Coupe

Any car-mad schoolboy of the early 1950s would have coveted the contemporary Dinky Toy model of this breathtakingly futuristic-looking aerodynamic Le Mans racing coupe. At the 1954 edition of the renowned daylong French endurance race, the British factory team of three such Bristol 450s purred past the checkered flag to […]

1965 Honda S600 Convertible

This 1965 Honda S600 convertible is said to have been bought new from a Honda dealer in Toronto, Canada, by Pennsylvania-based Honda motorcycle dealers Ron and Mary Krause, who would later go on to become one of Honda’s first U.S. automobile dealers in 1972. The car changed hands several times […]