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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer

This striking and impressive car is an archetypal example of its genre and makes exactly the statement that one expects when one conjures the idea of a vintage Bentley — a beautiful sports tourer with great physical presence. Thanks to the existence of the Cricklewood factory records and exhaustive work […]

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

Finished in the special high-impact EV2 Tor Red, this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Superbird has had a professional restoration. It is one of 135 produced and is number 1,723 of the 1970 NASCAR wing-car homologation programs. It is powered by its original numbers-matching 426-ci Hemi V8 engine mated to […]

High Times for Supras

1998 Toyota Supra Turbo Lot 463. s/n JT2DE82A4W1003020. 22,962 miles. “3.0-L MFI Turbo DOHC, 6-speed manual, original condition.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $304,750. Stanley J. Paine Auctioneers, 6/4/22. Recently, 13 collector-grade Toyota Supras went to auction (along with 15 other sports cars), part of a collection seized from an alleged […]

Gotta Sue Somebody

Picture this. You take your manual-transmission Jeep to the local dealer for an oil change. While you’re reading a car magazine in the waiting room, you hear a commotion. Apparently, a 19-year-old dealer employee who not only did not know how to drive a manual-transmission car, but didn’t even have […]

Remembering Dr. Fred

Dr. Frederick Anthony Simeone, whose extraordinary car collection featured many racing cars with Le Mans history, died on Saturday, June 11. He was 86. Fittingly, his last moments were spent at the hospital he regarded as a second home, as the 24-hour race was well underway. “Dr. Fred,” as many […]

Peak Fahrvergnügen

One constant at Volkswagen has been the desire to move upmarket. The manufacturer whose name literally means “The People’s Car” has always set its sights on grander horizons. The Corrado is just one in a string of cars with driving performance that was overshadowed by its lack of showroom performance. […]

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible

This exceedingly rare 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 convertible from the famed Ed Foss Collection is a reference-grade, multiple award winner of the highest caliber. Known as “Zora’s Racer” after Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, the ZR2’s entry in 1971 was shrouded in mystery, with no pre-production hype, road tests or […]

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante “X-Pack”

Bolstered by the on-screen exploits of Sean Connery in the box-office hit “Goldfinger,” every man, woman, and child with a pulse yearned to own an Aston Martin DB5 in the mid-1960s. But it didn’t take long before the English marque’s premier grand tourer — and the remarkably similar DB6 that […]

1927 Bugatti Type 35B

The magnificent car we are privileged to offer here is an early Bugatti Type 35B. The 2.3-liter Type 35T engine, number 127, was modified at the factory on April 15, 1927, as a Type 35B unit with a supercharger added. Its proud owner since 1975, Baron d’Huart, a true Bugatti […]

1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

Built to do battle with the futuristic, mid-engined Miura, the Ferrari GTB/4 berlinetta was something of a bruiser compared with its Lamborghini rival. In open GTS/4 guise, the car that would later be coined the “Daytona” by enthusiasts combined thundering V12 performance with beautiful design to incredible effect. Chassis 16839 […]