Profiles

The Sweet Spot

BMW is well known for building performance cars, but it was the E30-generation 3 Series of the 1980s that really put the German automaker on the map for affordable performance. When the succeeding E36-generation 3 Series was unveiled, BMW fans expected something spectacular. What they got was not the lightweight, […]

1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster by Fleetwood

Established in 1902, Cadillac was bought in 1909 by the newly formed General Motors Company, which had begun to bring together several makes and wanted Cadillac as its luxury-car division. Cadillac had made a name for itself through innovation, the equipment fitted to its cars and the number of cylinders […]

1991 Ford RS200

As the copy of a letter from Ford Motorsport, signed by Bob Howe [Ford’s RS200 program sales chief] and dated October 15, 1991, indicates, this RS200 was sold new to a Swedish enthusiast for £57,498. It was one of the few RS200s to have been finished in dark red when […]

1964 Facel Vega Facel II Coupe

In its relatively short life, the French firm of Facel produced approximately 2,900 cars, all of which were stylish, luxurious and fast. Hand built, they were necessarily expensive — the Facel II was priced in Rolls-Royce territory — and bought by the rich and famous seeking something exclusive and distinctive. […]

1983 Ferrari Meera S

Even the most ardent of Ferrari enthusiasts might not recognize the Meera S. The car is unique in every sense of the word, as a one-of-one special built for Saudi Arabian royalty in the 1980s. The Meera S takes a design of its own with protruding body panels, open-slatted bonnet […]

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Our example is exceptional in more ways than one. Firstly, it is presented in incredibly immaculate condition today, offering an irresistible invitation to get in and drive. Secondly, it has an unusual history, having been delivered new to Caracas in Venezuela, through the distributor Zico. A copy of its Datenkarte […]

2016 Porsche 911 R

Already a collector’s item before it was launched, the Porsche 911 R was the marque’s gift to driving enthusiasts, an ultimate 911 with extraordinary performance that could be exploited on the road. It was an immediate hit, and the small number of examples to appear on the market saw their […]

1968 Porsche 907

It was May 19, 1968, the date of the Nürburgring 1000 Km, the sixth round in the International Championship for Makes. The showdown between Ford and Porsche was at its height: Porsche’s 907s won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, ahead of the mighty GT40s, […]

Hot Hatch Fever

It takes some guts to walk away from everything that made your car company great, but that’s what Volkswagen did in the early 1970s. The 1974 Rabbit (or Golf, depending on your continent) was the replacement for the antiquated air-cooled Beetle. The all-new A1 platform was a complete departure for […]

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC

In 1973, Roger Penske created a racing series called the International Race of Champions, or IROC. Equally ambitious and unique in concept, the IROC series aimed to place the world’s best racing drivers in identical cars to compete against each other over several rounds at leading U.S. venues. To compete […]