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One year ago, my 12-year-old son Bradley and I were getting ready for a Caribbean cruise. We didn’t think twice about the flights from Portland, OR, to Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The lines at check-in didn’t faze us, nor did the wait to get through security. While short, the […]

1953 Kurtis 500 B

Offered from the Bill Akin Collection A significant example of a dominant design Four-time Indianapolis 500 competitor 1955 Indianapolis 500 3rd-place finisher Immaculately restored to historic No. 15 Bardahl livery Class winner at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island in 2010 and 2011, respectively Includes trophies and awards won by the […]

2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe

Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2002, the Z4 roadster replaced the immensely successful Z3, the “retro” styling of which recalled BMW’s fabulous “328” sports car of pre-war days. More sharp-edged than the Z3, the Z4 nevertheless kept its predecessor’s proportions and overall look while having a slightly increased […]

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

The example offered here was originally shipped to the United States in 1979 with full luxury accessories including a Becker Mexico stereo cassette radio, automatic antenna, an electric sunroof, alloy wheels and finished in Milan Brown Metallic. In 2006 the car was registered in Virginia before it was sold to […]

1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

With just 505 examples produced, the 365 GTC/4 is a rarely seen but important footnote in Ferrari’s storied history, as it transitioned its design language from flowing curves to contemporary angles in the 1970s. The example offered here was ordered with air conditioning and power windows for delivery to the […]

1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

The ultimate evolution of the Bugatti Grand Prix car, the mythical Type 59 is both a technical marvel and a masterpiece of industrial art — a model considered by many to be the most elegant pre-war racing car. Debuted in late 1933, the Type 59 featured a supercharged straight-8 engine, […]

1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Wensum Tourer

One of the ancient marques of motoring, Vauxhall’s history can be traced back to 1857, when Scottish engineer Alexander Wilson established a firm specializing in marine engines at the Vauxhall Iron Works. The first automobile to bear the Vauxhall name arrived in 1903; by the end of the decade, the […]

1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster

Twice certified Category 1 by the ACD Club CCCA Senior and National First Prize winner Supercharged “SC” model with Columbia rear axle One of the most stunning body styles of any era Meticulously restored with original components in the late 1990s

Nissan Skyline, Nissan 240SX, Honda Accord

1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT #35576. S/N KGC10046000. 94k kilometers (56k miles). “2.8-liter L28 inline 6, 5-speed manual transmission, triple Mikuni carburetors, Rocket Bunny fender flares, front and fear spoilers, coil-over suspension. 15-inch SSR Longchamp wheels, color change to silver, racing bucket seat, Nardi steering wheel, HID headlights, imported to Canada […]

Letting the Shill “Win”

Dear “Legal Files”: Have you written about or looked into “shill” bidding on Bring a Trailer? I’m not sure how common it is or if it even exists, but I recently had an experience that got me thinking. I was bidding on a nice restored Datsun 240Z. (By the way, […]