1959 MGA 1500

MGAs may be starting to catch up with Austin-Healey values, and this might be a good time to buy

Chassis number: HDA4361077

The MGA was produced by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1955 to 1962. The MGA replaced the older T-type cars and represented a complete styling break from the older vehicles. The car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955.
This car, “670 YUC,” has a B.M.I.H.T. certificate showing that it was Read More

1967 Maserati Quattroporte Saloon

An Italian sports car with four doors and a rear seat was as unimaginable then as Porsche building an SUV would be years later

Chassis number: 1071462

One of the world’s fastest luxury saloons of its day, this early Quattroporte was first registered on September 29, 1967 with the cherished number plate ‘YP 6’ by Maserati Concession of Holland Park Avenue, London W1. The current vendor purchased the car in 2005 from Anthony Hartley, and a full list of all Read More

1956 Ford Thunderbird

While this Red Mist price defies value guides, as long as you buy for love — not money — you won’t go wrong

Chassis number: P6FH202140

– Restored to original color combination
– Colonial White with red and white interior
– Both hard top and black soft top
– 312-ci engine
– Automatic transmission
– Wide whitewall tires

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta

A prototype of the new 250 GT Lusso appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. The strikingly elegant lines, blending into an aero-efficient Kamm tail, were reminiscent of not only the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta but also the 250 GTO. Notably, the Lusso was the last Ferrari model to be equipped with the legendary Gioacchino Colombo-designed 3.0-liter V12 engine. With three Weber carburetors, as opposed to the six used on the racing version, the unit used in the Read More

1956 Tojeiro-Butterworth AJB Racer

I have no idea how much fun it might be to drive, but I can guarantee
it won’t have a chance against the Lotus 11s and Cooper Bobtails

Chassis number: TAD354
Engine number: B44

Archie Butterworth of Frimley Green, Surrey, was a wonderfully extroverted engineering personality involved in the resurgent years of British motorsport immediately post-World War II. Here we offer this most unusual and intriguing Tojeiro-chassised sports-racing car from 1954, powered by one of the Butterworth AJB Read More

1969 BMW ‘Spicup’ Concept Car

BMW regularly took turns down dead-end roads, and this strange and wonderful car is one of them

Chassis number: V0010
Engine number: V00102800
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Berton

The concept, or show, car emerged after World War II as a means of generating publicity and gauging the public’s reaction to often-radical ideas for new models. They were built as design proposals, rolling laboratories, marketing experiments, automotive provocations and everything in between. The BMW offered here, “Spicup” — the name arises from Read More

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

The buyer paid a premium for originality and left-hand drive, and the American collector no doubt carefully picked his moment

Chassis number: DB51847L
Engine number: 4001847

Aston Martin developed and released the all-new DB4 in 1958 alongside the final DB2-derived DB Mark III. The following year, the company received a Royal Warrant of Appointment from HRH Prince Philip and took overall victory at Le Mans and the World Sports Car Constructor’s Championship the year after.

A highly Read More

2005 Pagani Zonda C12 7.3 S Roadster

This car’s 0–60 mph time of 3.7 seconds makes it a strong contender for the freeway on-ramp sweepstakes, and the aural entertainment adds fun

Chassis number: ZA9C820C11OF76044

Appropriately named in honor of the legendary hot winds of its creator’s Argentine birthplace, the Zonda is the inspired brainchild of Horacio Pagani, who designed and built his first Formula 3 race car at the age of 20 and moved to Italy in 1983 to pursue his lifelong ambition of building the Read More

The Anatomy of a Buy

Chances are good that you are preparing for the Scottsdale five-ring circus while you’re reading this. You’ve pored over the SCM Arizona supplement and used the digital edition to instantly link to the auction company web sites.
You’ve probably hooked up with a transport company, insurance company and even a finance company so that you’ll have your ducks in a row when you get there. Your bank letter of credit has been issued, and you’ve made arrangements to have Read More

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta

Simply put, Ferrari tells their dealers: “This is your allocation, and that’s all you will get”

A prototype of the new 250 GT Lusso appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. The strikingly elegant lines, blending into an aero-efficient Kamm tail, were reminiscent of not only the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta but also the 250 GTO. Notably, the Lusso was the last Ferrari model to be equipped with the legendary Gioacchino Read More