This extremely rare 1969 Camaro is documented as one of only twelve Pace Car convertibles equipped with the rare L89 aluminum-head 396/375 horsepower engine. Its complete matching-numbers drivetrain that includes a 400 Turbo-Hydramatic and 3.07 rear axle ratio indicate that it is likely one of seven examples sent to the 1969 Indianapolis 500 for back-up pace car duty.
Now with 28,341 original miles, it has received a careful and thoroughly documented frame-off, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration that preserved as much Read More
This rare cat—the last Ford car equipped with the 427-ci engine—brought enough money to shake a few more of its kind onto the market
Coming off winning Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award in 1967 with the Cougar, Mercury designers wanted to create something in 1968 that would set the automotive world on its ear. The Cougar was already a step above the Mustang in styling and comfort, so designers decided to stuff the potent 427 FE Read More
This car was already a rare breed right off the showroom floor. The multitude of factory options made for an atypical—and expensive—model
Patterned after the all-new 1959 passenger cars, the El Camino pickup earned immediate popularity as a versatile workhorse. Power windows, a power seat, air conditioning, and power steering put this good-looking and loaded Crown Sapphire version squarely in the luxury category, with a Tri-Power 348-ci V8, automatic transmission and full instrumentation adding a performance edge.
Milt Robson’s triple-black 1969 GTO Judge is a triple-threat of collectability. It has the powerful Ram Air IV V8 engine. It has a 4-speed. And it’s a convertible. It is one of the rarest 1969 Judges in the world.
For 1969, the real beast GTO engine option came in the form of a Ram Air IV, which was rated at 370 horsepower.
A very significant option package made its debut on the 1969 GTO. Named for a popular anti-establishment Read More
The Model J Duesenberg has long been regarded as the most outstanding example of design and engineering of the Classic Era. It was introduced in 1929, and trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange for the announcement. At $8,500 for the chassis alone, it was by far the most expensive car in America. With coachwork, the delivered price of many Duesenbergs approached $20,000, a staggering sum at a time when a typical new family car cost around $500.
Seemingly every salvageable one was dragged out of fields, barns, and garages and restored, which made supply exceed demand
This example is one of the best 1955 Bel Airs extant. This 1955 factory convertible just saw completion of a body-off, no-expense-spared three-year restoration of a 100% numbers-matching car with one mile since. Every part on the car is new or restored, and it retains the numbers-matching drive components, including the original four-barrel carburetor, dual-exhaust Power Pack Read More
This car could scare the unmentionable out of the small-bore Eurocentric entries in tours, or it could graduate summa cum outlandish from other events.
In 1965, Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette Engineering Group began developing the new 427 Mark IV engine for use in the Corvette as a full-bore endurance-racing engine, and in 1967 their work came to fruition in the form of the RPO L88. Incorporating a forged and Tufftride-treated steel crank, forged rods, 12.5:1 pistons, aluminum Read More
These are one of the few cars where the car is the cheap part
Fewer than 900 Boss 429 Mustangs were created for 1969, followed by a smaller run of just 500 copies for 1970, prior to the cancellation of Ford’s corporate racing program. Although the Boss 429 was conservatively rated at 375 horsepower in street trim, it easily developed over 600 horsepower in racing tune, and today, it remains one of the most exotic racing Read More
Finding a Hemi Challenger convertible today is no ordinary thing, especially when one considers that Dodge produced only nine such cars in 1970. Our subject car, the second one produced, and the first to hit the street, did so under unusual circumstances: it was sold by the dealer principle at cost to a friend while they were playing their weekly game of checkers. In return for the sizeable discount, the buyer, a Poplar Bluffs, MO anesthesiologist named Langford Palmer, agreed Read More
In April 1963, Shelby prepared two cars for Le Mans that summer. Features included Dunlop magnesium wheels with larger fender flares, FIA hood scoops and a 37-gallon fuel tank. The engines, stated to be “moderate tune,” had four Weber downdraught carburetors.
One team car entered by AC Cars, managed by Stirling Moss and driven by Bolton/ Sanderson, finished seventh overall, third in the GT category and won the 4-5 liter class. This success resulted in the construction of six more Read More