Manufactured by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the first Aston-Martins (the hyphen is correct for the period) rapidly established a reputation for high performance and sporting prowess in the years immediately following The Great War.
Unfortunately, the management’s concentration on motor sport, while accruing invaluable publicity, distracted it from the business of manufacturing cars for sale, the result being just 50 or so sold by 1925 when the company underwent the first of what would be many changes of ownership.
Recently, 24 Champion Porsche customers were shocked to discover that the approximately $2.5 million they had given to Champion as deposits on 911 GT3RS cars and other highly-allocated Porsche supercars was stolen — and no cars were ordered.
Actually, the problem was that they didn’t give the money to Champion Porsche, which is located in Pompano Beach, FL, but to a fraudulent entity created by its Vice President of Marketing, Shiraaz Sookralli. Thus, they were not only out their deposit Read More
On July 12 of this year, the last of the classic cars on the SCM 30th Anniversary tour arrived at the posh Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland, OR.
For the previous four days, these 1950s and 1960s sports cars, all owned and driven by SCM subscribers, explored the backroads of Oregon. Stops included Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, Crater Lake and the lava fields of the McKenzie Pass.
Longtime contributor Ken Gross chronicles his participation in the event on p. Read More
The auto industry has always been about newer and better, mostly because they want to sell everyone a new car every year. However, the Volkswagen Beetle stands in stark defiance of that idea. With only comparatively minor changes, the original Beetle was produced and loved worldwide for 57 years.
With production of the new Beetle closing down in 2019, it’s time to take another look at the little air-cooled people carrier that defined its own market — and that continues Read More
Three of the Alan Mann Racing Ford P68 or “F3L” coupes were constructed, of which we are delighted to offer this well-presented example.
In the late Alan Mann’s wonderful book Alan Mann: A Life of Change, the British Ford-specialist private entrant recalled how, “at the end of 1966, Len Bailey started a new design for us called the P68. Having won Le Mans comprehensively with an immense show of force, Ford of America suddenly pulled out of prototype sports car Read More
The car offered here, chassis MF1010100, is a well-known example of this Japanese rarity, recognized for its exceptional originality and integrity. One of only 62 examples imported into the U.S. during the model’s production, this original left-hand-drive car is finished in the popular shade of Solar Red.
This 2000GT is one of three examples originally sold to legendary American tuner, racer and Toyota dealer Otto Linton of Devon, PA. Mr. Linton, an aficionado of fine sports cars, stated that this Read More
From a standstill, the Enzo will reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, leading to a top speed of 218 mph.
This Enzo was delivered new to a gentleman residing in Prato, Italy, and has remained with him. Always properly cared for and regularly exercised, it shows less than 6,100 km from new. It is accompanied by its original owner’s manuals, including its original warranty booklet, as well as two sets of keys, a car cover and its original toolkit.