The Ferrari 360 Moment is Now

A Ferrari press release from the 1999 International Geneva Motor Show noted: “Following a year of record sales performance, Ferrari comes to Geneva to launch the all-new Ferrari 360 Modena. In the past six years, Ferrari SpA has completely changed its model lineup, producing no less than 12 new models or variants in that time, restructured its entire International sales network and created a revised and highly competitive Ferrari F1 Grand Prix team.”

The previous few years had seen the Read More

Is Your Broker on Your Side?

Arecent decision in the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, offers some interesting insights into the nature of the relationship between a classic-car dealer/broker and its customers. Although the case was decided under the laws of the United Kingdom, U.S. law is quite similar in this regard.

Michael Tuke is an engineer who founded a company that developed and marketed artificial hip and knee joints. The company was very successful, and he sold it in 2009 for Read More

Who is Your Favorite Restoration Tech?

We all have our favorite specialists. We have our go-to chefs, sommeliers, gardeners, travel agents and interior designers.

We also have our favorite restorers. These are the men and women we turn to when we need our cars done just right. They’re the solution providers when we come across a problem that has others scratching their heads.

In the October issue of SCM, we will be recognizing 20 of the top collector-car restorers, based on Read More

1986 Porsche 944

  • A pristine example with just over 5,100 miles recorded
  • Finished in Guards Red over black
  • Highly original; museum kept for many years
  • One of the finest remaining 944s, complete with books, manuals and original sales paperwork
  • A worthy addition to any serious modern Porsche collection
  • 2,479-cc inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
  • 147 bhp at 6,000 rpm
  • 5-speed manual transaxle
  • Four-wheel vented disc brakes

1947 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Pinin Farina

This unique car dates from the transitional 1940s/50s period for Pinin Farina, and demonstrates the strengths of abandoning the constraints of the stock design components of the manufacturer.

Where other coachbuilders elected to build a front aspect that incorporated Delahaye’s own grille, not so Farina, who took the influence, but rolled it into the body to maintain its sleek and vertically aerodynamic front. In this way it is incredibly advanced, and while the nose may be reminiscent of Jaguar’s sedans, Read More

1968 Morgan Plus 8

Searching for new engines in the 1960s, Morgan concluded a deal with Rover for supply of its all-aluminum 3.5-liter V8, thus creating a car — the Plus 8 — that combined vintage charm with Cobra-like grunt.

Morgan’s Plus 4 chassis, strengthened and extended, formed the basis of the new car, while the existing Moss 4-speed gearbox was retained. After a successful debut at the 1968 London Motor Show, production commenced at about 15 cars per month and continues to this Read More

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring

Known for its 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds or less, the Lexus LFA is any supercar fan’s dream. This is the LFA Nürburgring Edition in Sunset Orange, a 2-seat supercar.

It is one of only 50 LFA Nürburgring cars ever built. It has been on display in the Balise Lexus showroom since July 2012. Only driven by dealership personnel, it has 1,603 actual miles. Development on the original LFA concept began in the early 2000s, and the final car, Read More

1967 Lotus 47 GT-015 Group 4 Coupe

By the mid-1960s, Colin Chapman’s boundless energy had produced no less than 36 distinctive Lotus automobiles. But the entrepreneurial engineer still yearned to build an inexpensive mid-engine production car with a race version for Team Lotus — and for sale to privateers. Thus the Type 46, or Europa, was revealed in 1965. Built around a box-section central spine chassis, John Frayling’s fiberglass bodywork was bonded to the chassis to form an exceptionally stiff monocoque structure. Crucially, the Europa was low Read More

1982 Ferrari 400i

Ferrari produced only 421 manual-gearbox 400s during the model’s 1979 to 1984 run. This makes the version highly desirable.

The one offered is even more so as it only ever had one owner. A few years after buying this car, the owner bought a V12 that was more adapted to his needs: a BMW 750. This 400i was only occasionally driven, with just 21,300 km (13,235 miles) from new. It is in strict original condition. It was never repainted and Read More

1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible

The 1959 DeSoto Adventurer convertible was powered by a high-performance 383-ci V8 engine offering 350 horsepower with dual Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors in tandem.

The car has a push-button-operated TorqueFlite automatic transmission. This Adventurer has a dizzying array of features, including power brakes; power steering; power windows; a power-operated, swiveling driver’s bucket seat; and a power-operated convertible top.

An AM radio, clock, padded dash and unique Adventurer-specific upholstery round out the interior package. The exterior is complemented by a set Read More