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1933 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan

“The Marmon Sixteen looks like no other car. It borrows little from the past. It will lend much to the future. It is the one example of unhampered coordination of effort by artist and engineer.” — Marmon advertising, 1931 The model Sixteen debuted in 1931. Extensive use of aluminum in […]

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible

Dual-Ghia’s allure is more than its sheer exclusivity or the intrigue of an American-Italian co-production. It’s the style, the overcome-the-impossible swagger and Rat Pack panache. Very few concept cars in history have made it to production, but thanks to Eugene Casaroll’s tenacity, this one did and it’s every bit the […]

1963 Shelby Cobra 289

The end of 1962 brought major revisions which rendered the Cobra into its third — and most illustrious — form to which the model owes its revered status. Now utilizing rack-and-pinion steering and Ford’s new 289-cubic-inch V8, the 289 Cobra harnessed the perfect balance of handling and raw power for […]

1987 Buick GNX

This 1987 Buick GNX with 8.7 miles is number 480 of 547 created for the single model year, which is indicated on the plaque mounted to the passenger’s side of the dashboard. Ralph’s Buick in Mena, AR, initially sold the vehicle in 1987, and it was then shown in the […]

1929 Duesenberg Model J “Disappearing Top” Torpedo

The most famous design from Pasadena, CA, coachbuilder Walter M. Murphy, the Duesenberg Model J “Disappearing Top” convertible coupe saw production of about 25 examples, all with the distinctive convertible top that hid neatly within the smooth rear deck when lowered. Yet there is a much rarer machine, the “Disappearing […]

1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Offered here is a two-owner 1964 Pontiac GTO. Part of the first year the GTO was offered for public sale, this car has been through professional frame-off restoration in 2011 to truly bring it back to life. With a stack of photos documenting the process of the rotisserie restoration, one […]

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88

In Corvette’s almost 70-year history, there has never been another variant like the L88, an earthshaking machine of raw, unbridled power that redefined Corvette performance and amassed a winning record in FIA and SCCA production competition that went unchallenged for years afterwards. Just as Zora Arkus-Duntov intended, the L88 left […]

1954 Kaiser-Darrin

The Kaiser-Darrin was America’s first production fiberglass sports car, with its prototype debuting in fall 1952 — just ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette (although production did not begin until 1954). It was powered by the reliable Willys 161-cubic inch “Hurricane” F-head 6-cylinder engine, and its design became a legend of […]

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

By the 1950s, Cadillac had firmly established its reputation as the “Standard of the World”; its stylish, advanced vehicles conveyed heads of state and leading entertainers alike, and they were eagerly sought by members of the social and economic elite. What, then, did the marque have to prove? Apparently, Cadillac […]

1965 Shelby Cobra 427

One of the crown jewels of Carroll Shelby’s personal collection, this 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, CSX3178, was owned by him from the day it was assembled in March 1966 until his passing in May 2012. One of just five 427 Cobras finished in gorgeous Charcoal Gray, the car arrived at […]