Nerd culture is king.
“Star Wars,” “Avengers,” “Stranger Things” — these nerdy franchises are atop the popularity charts, as in vogue as it gets. As nerd culture spreads, it touches every facet of society — even sports cars.
Of the sports cars produced over the past two decades, none is nerdier than the Honda S2000. If the sports-car market is “The Avengers” comic-book movie franchise, the S2000 is Ant-Man.
Like Ant-Man, the S2000 is good — maybe, if we’re really Read More
- One of 929 produced
- Delivered new in Italy
- Circa 13,000 kilometers from new
- Ferrari Classiche certified
“The fact that the Boxer was down 4 mph on the Lamborghini Countach’s ‘fastest ever’ maximum speed was unimportant. The Ferrari 512 Boxer wins a more important award, as the best all-round sports and GT car we’ve tested. The Boxer has it all, the speed, the handling, the lovely shape, the well-done cockpit and, most important of all, a reputation for reliability.” Read More
This example of Vignale’s elegant open-top interpretation of the 3500 GT spyder was originally finished on February 23, 1961. Several months thereafter, an English lord chose to buy the unsold Maserati. The car was then delivered to Mrs. Teresa Mitarachi at her address in London in July. As originally ordered, the spyder was Bianco Andalusia over a black leather interior. The car was also equipped with the 5-speed ZF gearbox and the optional Borrani wire wheels.
Several owners thereafter, the Read More
Leading marque authority Clare Hay’s definitive work, Bentley — The Vintage Years, records that chassis PH1469 was completed in April 1926 and was first owned by JWC McLaren.
The car left the factory fitted with engine number PH1470 (the same as it has today) and was registered as GD 2250. One of 513 Speed Models built, it was erected on the standard 9-foot, 9½-inch wheelbase chassis and carried a 4-seat tourer body by Vanden Plas.
The next owner, Lt. Col. Read More
With its disappearing-tonneau windshield and second set of instruments for rear-seat passengers, the Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton was a sleek beast that looked the part of a star’s car.
And so it was with the car offered here, which was delivered via Los Angeles’ Don Lee Cadillac. Its original owner is long said to have been Richard Arlen, one of the most respected Hollywood actors of the 1920s. He was also a notable car enthusiast, as the Cadillac shared space Read More
I’ve been driving something for as long as I can remember. It started with the blue-and-white pedal car my grandfather got me when I was 3 years old.
Soon enough I had a Hawthorne 20-inch single-speed coaster-braked bicycle. We ordered it from the Montgomery Ward catalog and picked it up from their local store — a precursor to the modern-day Amazon locker.
I wore out several stacks of baseball cards by attaching them with a clothespin to the bike frame Read More
When the Saab 900 Turbo debuted in 1978, it redefined the sports-coupe segment.
If the sporty Swedish hatchback’s shape, spacious interior and funky wheels weren’t enough to force buyers to reconsider the definition of a luxury sports coupe, the 900 Turbo’s engine would.
Under its long, sloping hood, the 900 Turbo hides a longitudinally mounted, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. That doesn’t seem terribly weird until you realize that it’s cocked over at a 45-degree angle — and backward.
The backward 4-banger Read More
You’ve probably seen news reports about comedian Kevin Hart’s car crash and his extensive injuries. Despite Internet reports that all involved have “lawyered up” and that a “lawsuit’s almost certain,” we haven’t seen an actual lawsuit filed.
Maybe it’s getting filed as you read this, but the lack of a lawsuit doesn’t mean we can’t use this as an example of how insurance and legal liability work.
In case you’ve missed the hubbub, Hart is a very popular 40-year-old actor Read More