Profiles

One Impressive Impreza

Mention Subaru to most people and they’ll think of an Outback station wagon-cum-crossover. Tighten it up to Subaru sports cars and they will usually think of the WRX and WRX STI hot rods, or the strangely sci-fi SVX of the 1990s. But there was a brief period at the turn […]

1959 Jaguar XK 150 SE 3.8-Liter Coupe

Bonhams is delighted to offer this beautiful example of a knowledgeably restored and race-ready XK 150 SE with an impressive racing history. Originally finished in Olive Green with matching leather upholstery, this manual-transmission XK 150 was first registered as “JYO 1” on April 10, 1959. It was not until late […]

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Miura Homage Coupé

The Aventador was launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, replacing the ageing Murcièlago as Lamborghini’s flagship model. Designed by Filippo Perini, the new mid-engine coupe borrowed heavily from Lamborghini’s limited-edition Reventón and its Estoque concept car. One of its more striking features was the scissor doors — a 21st […]

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

The Speedster was powered initially by the 1.5-liter version of Porsche’s horizontally opposed 4, gaining the new 1.6-liter, 60-horsepower engine with the introduction of the improved 356A for 1956. The Speedster was the lightest of the 356s, enjoying a commensurate performance boost that meant 100 mph was possible. Combined with […]

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

This superb right-hand-drive 328 GTS Targa-topped convertible was supplied by Nigel Mansell Sports Cars in the Isle of Man to a Mr. Roy Dowle in March 1990 at a cost of £97,500, which included £1,995 worth of Ferrari luggage. (The original invoice is in the car’s history file.) Initially registered […]

1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III

Named after a matador’s sword, the Espada was styled along lines similar to those of the stillborn, rear-engined, 6-cylinder Marzal, but carried its 4.0-liter, 4-cam V12 up front. It produced 325 hp, an output sufficient to propel the distinctive, Bertone-styled coupe to 150 mph. Islero running gear was employed, but […]

1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer

This striking and impressive car is an archetypal example of its genre and makes exactly the statement that one expects when one conjures the idea of a vintage Bentley — a beautiful sports tourer with great physical presence. Thanks to the existence of the Cricklewood factory records and exhaustive work […]

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

Finished in the special high-impact EV2 Tor Red, this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Superbird has had a professional restoration. It is one of 135 produced and is number 1,723 of the 1970 NASCAR wing-car homologation programs. It is powered by its original numbers-matching 426-ci Hemi V8 engine mated to […]

Peak Fahrvergnügen

One constant at Volkswagen has been the desire to move upmarket. The manufacturer whose name literally means “The People’s Car” has always set its sights on grander horizons. The Corrado is just one in a string of cars with driving performance that was overshadowed by its lack of showroom performance. […]

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible

This exceedingly rare 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 convertible from the famed Ed Foss Collection is a reference-grade, multiple award winner of the highest caliber. Known as “Zora’s Racer” after Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, the ZR2’s entry in 1971 was shrouded in mystery, with no pre-production hype, road tests or […]