1965 Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta

Cars that were once wild girlfriends have become trophy wives, with all the cattiness that accompanies competitive collecting

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By 1962, it was becoming clear that the 250 GTO was no longer competitive, and something completely new was required. So starting in 1961, Ferrari began experimenting with a rear-engine design.

A series of V6 and V8 prototypes named “Dino,” after Ferrari’s late son, were developed, and their early success seemed to Read More

1996 Ferrari F50

Rather than producing a car that would be compared to the F40, Ferrari chose a different path and decided to build a Formula One car for the street

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Fifty years of racing, 50 years of winning, 50 years of hard work.” With these words, Luca di Montezemolo introduced the F50 on March 6, 1995, at the Auto Museum in Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with the city’s 63rd annual auto show. Read More

1967 Chevrolet Stage III Nickey Camaro

To those not familiar with the documented, dealer-converted supercar market, $446,250 would appear to be a staggering amount for a lowly Camaro

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Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago was one of the largest Chevy dealers in America and had big plans for Chevrolet’s new pony car in 1967. Working with legendary Chevrolet engine builder Bill Thomas in California, Nickey developed a plan to install the potent 427-ci Corvette engines into the Camaro Read More

Tin Lizzie: 100 and Counting

Model Ts can be quite fun in an agricultural way; simply knowing how to start and run one is a tribute to our great-grandparents

The difference between the world today and the world into which the Ford Model T was born 100 years ago couldn’t be more stark. In 1908, the U.S. auto industry was in its infancy and Ford was on its way to becoming an international titan and undisputed industry Read More

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Re-creation

I doubt whether anybody could tell the difference between this and a
Sanction II without looking at the chassis number

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The competition variant of the legendary Aston Martin DB4, the DB4GT, was introduced in September 1959 at the London Motor Show. It was based on the race-winning prototype DP199/1, which won in its first outing at Silverstone in May 1959 in the hands of Stirling Moss. That was the year Read More

1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet

No member of the German General Staff would have ordered a fire engine red Italian convertible in the middle of a war

Virtually identical in displacement to the 8C 2300 Monza, Vittorio Jano’s new 6C 2500 was simpler to produce and designed to be inherently reliable and capable of excellent performance.
The 6C 2500 employed a single dual-choke carburetor and 7.5:1 compression to produce 95 hp, driving through a single-plate clutch Read More

1938 Horch 853 Special Roadster

Though the 853 bears an uncanny resemblance to the legendary Mercedes-Benz 540K, and has a similar output, values lag behind the better-known car

Horch is one of the four companies that merged to form Auto Union, from which the present-day Audi descends. After training as a blacksmith and qualifying as an engineer, August Horch set up in the motor trade in 1899 in Cologne, where his fledgling company started off repairing vehicles. Read More

1976/77 Jaguar XJ12 Broadspeed Coupe

Going, turning, sticking, and stopping were evident and well in hand, but keeping the Jaguar in one piece proved to be more difficult than anticipated

R alph Broad’s racing team had excelled in touring car competition since the early 1960s, running Ford Anglias, Mini Coopers, and Triumph Dolomites.

Leyland subsequently contracted his Broadspeed team to prepare a Group 2 Jaguar XJ12 to confront BMW and Ford in the European Touring Car Championship. A heroic Read More

1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino

In May 2003, I wrote that $86,000 was “all the money” for an equivalent car; boy, was I wrong. $153,000 for this example is not over the top

As the first series-produced, mid-engined Ferraris, the early Dino V6s are landmark cars, and the line they founded would prove to be an immense commercial success for Maranello. The original 2.0-liter Dino 206 was replaced in 1969 by a longer-wheelbase 2.4-liter version, the 246 Read More

1933 Duesenberg SJ LaGrande Phaeton

Duesenberg expert Randy Ema affirms that cars like this, with original major components-chassis, body, engine-are at the top of the scale

Duesenberg Automobiles was plucked from the post-World War I recession by Errett Cord, the savior of Auburn. By 1927, he was looking to build a more prestigious car and bought the innovative but struggling Duesenberg company.

Cord had been attracted by the Duesenberg brothers’ engineering prowess and gave Fred an Read More