“I’m a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer”
My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight. My one sister is a motorcycle freak, my other sister is a Holy Roller evangelist, and my brother is running for President. I’m the only sane one in the family”
Among Presidential relatives, no one stands out as more colorful or more controversial than Billy Read More
Celebrity owners include Aga Kahn, the actor Peter Sellers, and the Shah of Iran, who bought two
The 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast presented here has undergone an exemplary restoration. The motor was rebuilt in Germany at Berlinetta Motors. It is equipped with stainless steel exhaust. The original leather interior is still of good quality. The body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in its original blue color. The carpets Read More
Race cars have always been weapons for a battle, complex mechanisms that allowed talented humans to compete for pleasure and glory
It is impossible to define a Shelby GT350 R any better than the Shelby American Automobile Club’s 1997 Registry does.
“The competition model was the car the GT350 started out to be. Unlike any other production car, from which racing versions are made by modifying street versions, the street Read More
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
The auction catalog calls the Weber carbs an update, but I call them wrong
After years of building its commercial and racing success around the 356 models, Porsche introduced the larger, more powerful, two-liter Porsche 911 model in 1965.
Maintaining the company’s success with rear-engine positioning, the all-new design provided an aerodynamic body over a revised chassis that housed a sophisticated suspension system, a more powerful flat-six engine, and a five-speed transmission. Read More
Was this sale a market indicator or auction fever carried to an extreme?
There were just 836 Buick Skylarks produced in 1954. Each came fully equipped with leather interior, full power equipment, special ornamentation, and open wheel wells with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. This low-mileage 1954 Buick Skylark received a complete professional restoration, which was completed in 2003. It is finished in its original color, Condor Yellow.
This beautiful Skylark has Read More
While the Brits were still making do with finicky overdrive units, the Datsun 2000 had a five-speed gearbox designed by Porsche
For a long time after WWII, Japanese products were viewed by American consumers merely as cheap copies of Western goods.
Conventional wisdom held that a Nikon was a cheap copy of a Leica, a Seiko was a Rolex knock-off, and the Datsun Sports 1500 was a second-rate MGB. None of this Read More
This series would prove to be a step away from Ferrari’s past and a step
toward the future
Automobili Ferrari S.p.A. has always been known for building some of the fastest and best-handling sports cars in the world. Pininfarina is a master of styling and design and surely the lines and Ferrari V12 power of this rare 330 GTS Spider show the best of their collaboration.
The 330 GTS features Read More
A tiny, wavering soprano has a tough time in a Wagnerian opera, no matter how good she may be
Last of the Abingdon marque’s pre-WWII racing cars, the R-type was unveiled on April 25, 1935. Beautifully wrought, its revolutionary chassis boasted such advanced features as selective dampers and finned drum brakes.
Powered by a supercharged 747-cc OHC four-cylinder engine mated to four-speed ENV pre-selector transmission, the racer was credited with an incredible Read More
Citroën wouldn’t sell Chapron any separate chassis, so he was reduced to buying complete cars and dismantling them
The Citroёn DS19 was launched on an unsuspecting world in 1955 and continued to be France’s car of choice well into the 1970s.
There were many interpretations of the theme, but one of the most appealing came from the workshops of established coachbuilder Henri Chapron, the “La Croisette Cabriolet.”
At first Read More