1967 Austin-Healey 3000

Two years ago, $60,000 would have been a good price for this concours-winning BJ8. By waiting, the seller’s return increased by more than 50%

The new Austin-Healey went into production in 1953 and was immediately popular in the U.S. The cars were well-styled, inexpensive, rugged and above all easy to drive, for both the sports car enthusiast who fancied some light competition or just for tooling down to the shops.
The early Read More

1963 Triumph TR4

It sold for $97,200 because someone decided that it was worth it to him or her. That’s it. Period. End of story

This Triumph TR4 is a two-year, frame-off restoration. Everything on this vehicle is new or rebuilt, including the engine, transmission and overdrive, rear axle, front and rear suspension, brakes, and new electrical components and wiring, five stainless 60-spoke Dunlop wheels with radial tires, and original bumpers with new chrome. Read More

1947 Bentley Mk VI Franay Drophead Coupe

It bears no resemblance to a standard steel Mark VI, and may be the most valuable Bentley in existence

This elegant 1947 Bentley Mk VI Franay Drophead Coupe, with its outrageous coachwork and curlicue trim, really belongs with Figoni et Falaschi and Saoutchik offerings at Sunday afternoon shows in the Bois de Boulogne before WWII.
Considering its underpinnings stem from the mundane Bentley Mk VI, this car’s appearance in 1947 is doubly Read More

1952 Jaguar C-type Ecurie Ecosse

The needle of the rev counter can be wound to the red zone, and each gear takes the car into a new dimension

Designed and built with the sole intention of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the renowned Jaguar C-type was a development of the already successful XK 120.
Though the race car was initially designated XK 120C, in truth little was shared between the two models apart from Read More

1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500

They were cited by motoring journalists as an example of the thrills to be found in driving slow cars quickly

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The Triumph Spitfire 1500, according to the original brochure, is a true sports car whose classic lines express “the harmony of power and grace which is the car’s hallmark.” The brochure boasted that the 1,493-cc engine is strict on fuel but generous on power. Developing 71 bhp at 5,500 rpm, Read More

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe “James Bond”

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, which roared into the public consciousness in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger,” has a fair claim on being “The Most Famous Car in the World,” as Dave Worrall’s 1993 book asserts.

That Silver Birch DB5 embodied the virtues of the character first launched in Ian Fleming’s spy novels in 1953: stunning elegance, international intrigue, and visceral power.

But in 1963, Aston Martin was one of the world’s smallest and most obscure automakers, hand-making about 200 cars Read More

1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Scaphandrier-style tourer

Looking at the clumsy double tops I wonder: What were they thinking?

When electrical engineer F. H. Royce joined forces with well-known motoring sportsman the Hon. C. S. Rolls to form Rolls-Royce Motors in 1905, it took them two years to hit their stride with the 40/50 HP model, now commonly called the “Silver Ghost.”
Rolls promoted the marque in trials and road races, while Royce, a mechanical genius, developed the Read More

1951 Land Rover Series I

In the end, who cares about their pug-like looks. They work and they
can’t be killed

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Land Rover is one of the most charismatic names in the motoring world, with a rich history around the globe. Its beginnings were humble-it was designed as a utility vehicle and mobile power source for ranchers and farmers. There was a provision for front center and rear power take offs (PTOs) and an Read More

2001 Lotus Esprit

An Esprit makes sense based on performance and price, but it falls short on craftsmanship and materials

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Although the wedge-shaped Lotus Esprit has been around long enough to be something of a 1970s retro car, it has gone through significant changes since it first appeared in 1976. To most people the Esprit conjures up exciting scenes from the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” where Roger Moore Read More

1993 Jaguar XJ 220

This magnificent-looking and supremely well-specified Jaguar XJ 220 coupe is offered here in pristine condition and at a level offering a considerable savings over the list price at launch. The words “supercar” and “sensational” are often to be found in conjunction, and no more justifiably so than in the case of Jaguar’s fabulous XJ 220.

Worthy successor to the XK 120 and E-type, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines-just as its illustrious forebears had done in previous decades-when it burst Read More