1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

It could be argued that the three most desirable characteristics of Ferrari ownership are beauty, exclusivity and the possibility of open-air motoring, the “wind through your hair” sensation, that never wanes in its appeal. A 330 GTS ticks all those boxes.

Testing a 330 GTS in 1968, Road & Track magazine found that the fully sorted, all-independent, transaxle chassis gave “a soft, level ride, wonderful adhesion and excellent behavior. Out on the road, once the driver has the feel of things, he Read More

1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder

With just 46 examples built, the Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder is among the most exclusive of all road-going Maseratis and one of the most sought-after high-performance Italian exotics of the early 1970s. These extraordinary automobiles rarely appear for sale, either at auction or privately, as most are fixtures in major collections. This particular example, with its fantastic color scheme, desirable ZF 5-speed gearbox and matching-numbers engine, is the ideal candidate for a concours-quality restoration — one that would return this Read More

Beware the Jabberwock

Way, way back in 1968, I suddenly found myself in a hospital bed.

I was 7 years old, and my tonsils had to come out — right now. It was an emergency.

I was forced to put on a smock that tied in the back. The room was cold, and I could hear the hospital P.A. echoing outside my room.

“Dr. Stern, calling Dr. Stern….”

After a while, my parents left me in the care of a nurse. Then she Read More

Making Connections from a Distance

By all accounts, Dean S. Edmonds Jr. was quite a man. Briefly summarized, he earned his Ph.D. at MIT in 1958 for work on the cesium atomic clock, following his U.S. Army service from 1943 to 1947.

He was a professor of physics at Boston University for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. An avid pilot, he earned his commercial multi-engine and instrument rating and joined a group learning to fly a B-17 when he was 91 years old.

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Datsun 240z, Honda Civic del Sol, Toyota Supra

1971 Datsun 240Z

#29039. S/N HLS3028680. 62k indicated miles. “Replacement 2.4-liter inline 6, 4-speed manual transmission, dark green over black vinyl, reupholstered seats, 15-inch Konig wheels, MSA exhaust system, adjustable coil-overs.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $21,500. Bring a Trailer, 3/16/2020.

Brian’s take: The developing coronavirus pandemic could well push down prices of mass-produced collectible cars. Datsun built a LOT of 240Z cars.

This 240Z is a great driver. It has a fresh repaint and rust repair, Read More