1959 BMW 507 Roadster

Someone called it Germany’s answer to the Thunderbird-and trust me, this was not a compliment

Unveiled to gasps of delight at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955, the remarkably beautiful styling of the two-seater 507 came from the drawing board of German Count Albrecht Goertz, influenced not a little by U.S. BMW importer Max Hoffman. The new car was sleek and aggressive with a light alloy skin over a metal frame and Read More

1969 Porsche 911E Targa

Soft rear window Targas have become the darling of the early 911
cognoscenti

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Porsche introduced the 911 Targa in mid-1966 to an enthusiastic audience anxious for an open 911. For the first model year in 1967, only the soft rear window was available. A year later, the glass rear window was introduced as a far more durable alternative. By 1969, virtually all Targas were glass rear window models, even Read More

1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing

By any standards save for originality, this Thing had indeed been dramatically improved since it rolled off a Mexican assembly line 32 years ago

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This ultimate Thing was a ground-up restoration completed in May 2002. Over $40,000 has been invested, with everything replaced with new parts or rebuilt to be better than new.
It has since won many awards including Best in Class, Best Upholstery, and Best in Show at Read More

1985 Porsche 928S

Many of the improvements the 928 introduced were just not the kinds of things most owners were looking for-at least not in 1978

Porsche’s distinctive 928 was announced in 1977 and followed the pattern of the groundbreaking but underwhelming 924, with a forward-mounted, water-cooled engine. Although similar in basic layout, the 928 shared no components with the 924.
The 928’s gently rounded 2+2 coupe coachwork was of steel monocoque construction with Read More

1990 BMW Z1

The Z1’s clean lines are less contrived than the Bubba-built Z3’s cow-
catcher face-and we won’t even mention the Z4

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BMW’s sensational Z1 sports car was essentially a concept car that went into production. The Z1 was special indeed, a front-mid-engined sports car with rear-wheel drive and excellent handling. Its straight-six, 2.5-liter, 170-hp engine gave it a top speed of around 140 mph, with 0-60 mph achievable in eight seconds. Read More

1961 Porsche 356B T-5 1600

Whatever the auction catalog may say about the early 356Bs adding to the Porsche legend, at the time of its introduction, Porsche fans were aghast

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Launched in 1948, the Porsche 356 employed a platform chassis with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine and torsion bar independent suspension. In 1955 the 356A was introduced, readily distinguishable by its curved, one-piece windshield, a wider range of engines, and 15-inch, rather than 16-inch, wheels. Announced Read More

1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder

$726,000 is a lot of money no matter how you slice it, but this car has it
all-an important place in Porsche’s history, racing success, good
documentation and a professional restoration

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The 1956 Porsche 550/1500RS prototype was first introduced at the Paris Salon in October of 1953. Although it was announced that this car would soon be available, it was not until a full year later that the Read More

1929 Mercedes-Benz Type 38/250 Model SSK

In the hands of drivers like Rudolph Caracciola, the SSK was the dominant race car of its era, and came to symbolize all that was wonderful and scary about racing during the “Roaring Twenties”

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Known in period as simply, “the mighty Mercedes,” advertisements for the SSK justifiably screamed, “the fastest sports car in the world.”
George Edward Milligen became this great car’s 11th owner in 1941, and had it Read More

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

In the collector car world, there is no more immediately recognizable sight than a 300SL with its doors open. Introduced in 1954 as a coupe with signature “Gullwing” doors, the legendary 300SL was conceived as a high performance street machine that was really a thinly veiled racing car. It was fast, solid, and handled well, and it quickly developed an enviable reputation, both on the track and in the streets.

This particular 300SL Gullwing has a fabulous history, as it Read More

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

Not only will your collegiate daughter love it for its looks, but it certainly isn’t powerful enough for her to get into too much trouble

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Volkswagen’s popular Beetle spawned a number of other automobiles, creations like the Thing, Microbus, and most interesting of all, the Karmann Ghia. One of the most sought-after air-cooled convertibles ever built, even Car and Driver magazine went as far as to compare it to the Read More

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