The ringmen worked this sale hard, and at its dramatic conclusion the owners were high-fiving as though they’d just won the lottery
The Zephyr Street Rod on offer here is one of the most famous street rods ever created. This custom, all-steel Lincoln Zephyr three-window coupe was nationally selected by Goodguys and judged winner of “America’s Most Beautiful” Street Rod award.
Designed and built by America’s top street rod professionals, no expense was Read More
Values of original Hemi cars with solid bodies and accurate restorations have been steadily moving into the stratosphere, with $200,000 no longer unheard of for the right cars
Chrysler Corporation swears that it never produced any Plymouth Satellite Hemi convertibles in 1967, despite the fact that two have surfaced in recent years, one as-yet-unrestored production model and this 1967 “pilot” car.
Custom-built at the St. Louis assembly plant, this Satellite was equipped with a Read More
As the Depression raged, the market for these cars turned as dry as the Oklahoma dustbowl
Cadillac’s introduction of the magnificent V16 in 1930 sent the competition reeling. While others were working on new V12s, Cadillac leapt right past them. Then in 1931, while they were still struggling to respond, Cadillac introduced its own V12, creating an unbeatable lineup of engines-V8, V12, and V16.
In 1933, Cadillac gave the Read More
Corvettes are among the most well-documented collector cars on the planet, so there’s no excuse for not knowing exactly what you’re buying
Long considered a modern classic, the Sting Ray’s aggressive lines and sleek profile were perfectly suited to its role as GM’s image leader. In the late 1960s, the big block Corvette was the king of the road. Although expensive, with a sticker price of over $5,000 as equipped here, the Read More
This is the real thing, in a sea of fiberglass-bodied imitators with their ubiquitous 350 Chevy V8s and TH400 transmissions
If this channeled ’32 roadster looks familiar to nostalgia-prone baby boomers, it is because it’s the same car that David and Ricky Nelson drove in a memorable episode of the Ozzie and Harriet television series. Legend has it, young Ricky desperately wanted to buy the car with some of his Read More
I saw the book of bills the seller had assembled, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, if a bit outrageous
Of the more than 77,000 GTOs built in 1968, fewer than 10,000 were convertibles. The meticulously restored GTO pictured here has only 68,000 original miles and features several factory options, including Hurst shifter, power windows, power steering, power antenna and trunk release. Under the hood sits the 400 Read More
If you own one of these old chariots and you’ve been thinking about parting with it, this would be a good time to act
Before entering the automotive business in 1901, the George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, NY, had been engaged in making such diverse products as birdcages and bicycles. Pierce’s first cars were called Motorettes and were powered by DeDion-Bouton engines. By 1903 Pierce was building two-cylinder cars and in 1904 its Read More
Less-well-equipped ’55 Chevys sell for more, and don’t provide nearly the visual excitement or driving pleasure
Oldsmobile’s revolutionary Rocket engine debuted in 1949 and immediately became the favorite of racers. Designed from inception to take advantage of “Boss” Kettering’s research into high compression ratios, it evolved steadily with the availability of high-octane gasoline and was a consistent winner in stock car racing. By 1955, Olds engineers were getting 202 horsepower and an impressive 332 Read More
As a true collectible, it simply fails the test.
On September 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Neiman Marcus began taking calls from customers on a special 800 number. Two hours later, every one of the 200 Neiman Marcus-edition Thunderbirds available was sold. It was the fastest time elapsed for any of the cars offered through the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, and a pretty good sales result for any car. At Read More
The ultimate Shelby, with serious factory modifications
Race car driver, car builder, chicken farmer, chili chef, heart transplant survivor, children’s charity founder-Carroll Shelby is all of these, a living legend. And as Shelby’s legend has grown, so have the values of his cars.
The subject car, SFM5R535, is one of five competition Shelbys sold new to Peru, where Sr. Benito Lores of Lima was the original owner. The “R” in the fifth Read More