1964 ASA 1000 GT

The current owner has driven the ASA alongside his 250 Series Ferrari and comments, “The ASA is a proper little rocket compared to my Ferrari. Although horsepower is 40% of the V12 and the weight of the car represents about 60%, it feels quite light and sporty, helped by its short wheelbase, very direct steering and the surefooted feel of the amazing chassis.”

As one of only 90 1000 GTs built, this immaculate example is a proper Italian sports car Read More

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder by Pinin Farina

The 1950s was the golden era of sports-car racing in the United States, and California was the epicenter. On any given weekend, hundreds of spectators would come out to watch sports cars go toe-to-toe on racetracks and airfields.

Dangerous, albeit thrilling at the same time, the grids were made up of a cast of extraordinary individuals and automobiles.

Plenty of Fun — But No Adoration

A few years ago, while sitting in my cubicle at General Motors world headquarters in Detroit, MI, I began my search for a classic car — an affordable one.

Despite my being in the Motor City, I determined I wanted something from Europe — preferably English or Italian — with a convertible soft top. With these criteria, I crafted a short list: Triumph TR6, Jensen-Healey and MGB convertible. And I was off to the races.

The TR6, I quickly discovered, carried Read More