1955 Ferrari 375 America Berlinetta Modificato

Shadlun’s shop was a perverted museum of the most beautiful automobiles, all of them crippled by wreckage, fire or simple neglect

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In the early 1950s Enzo Ferrari began to manufacture road-going Grand Tourismo cars. The 250 Europa and 375 America series are generally considered to be Ferrari’s first production models, although only 18 of the former and twelve of the latter were built. In period, the Europa and America were Read More

1987 March 87C “Kraco” Indy Race Car

The CART series has long been America’s premier open wheel racing series, and with multiple championships, the Andretti racing family has been its most favored winners. Father and son Mario and Michael had overlapping careers, giving fans splendid battles for first place, with neither family member giving an inch.

The March 87C on offer here was flown to Kraco Enterprises’ racing headquarters in Compton, CA, on January 14, 1987. Over 15 races that year in the PPG Indy Car World 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

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Its massive fins reflect the height of American optimism, a sculptural
representation of the opulence of the era

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This 1959 Cadillac convertible was previously owned by Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis of German Royalty. The onetime waitress who used to be known as the “Punk Princess” because of her wild clothes and hairstyles is now one of the richest people in the world, worth $1.4 billion.
This Read More

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

I can tell you firsthand that there were a number of bidders ready and
willing to drop two and a half million bucks on this car

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That ultimately became the single most important Gran Turismo in the entire history of Aston Martin was first seen at the 1960 London Motor Show. The DB4GT Zagato was designed by 23-year-old Ercole Spada under the watchful eye of Gianni Zagato. It retained Read More

1983-87 TVR 280i

Mine had a habit of popping its pop-up headlights when going over bumps

TVR was founded by Trevor Wilkinson in the late 1940s, and has since endured more receiverships, changes in ownership, and near-liquidations than probably any other car company-Lamborghini included. Yet no matter how close to financial ruin the Blackpool, England, firm has veered, TVR has always operated as a low-volume producer of hand-built sports cars. This has resulted in some Read More

1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept

Credit or blame it, this car inspired years of “folded paper” design

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The Maserati Boomerang was first displayed as a non-functional model at the Turin Motor Show in 1971. By the Geneva Salon of March 1972, it had been transformed into a fully operational vehicle, fitted with the race-bred, 4.7-liter Maserati V8, developing no less than 310 hp. It was claimed to be good for an indicated top speed of Read More

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Boxer

A serious, high-speed missile which rewards the serious pilot and frustrates the casual driver

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The all-new 365 GT4 BB appeared on the world stage at the 1971 Turin Motor Show and received a rapturous reception. Of monocoque/tubular steel construction, it featured a mid-mounted, flat-12 engine derived directly from Ferrari’s sports prototype program.
Pininfarina clothed the state-of-the-art mechanical package in a sleek yet uncluttered berlinetta body carrying trademark black lower Read More

1964 Lancia Flavia Sport

Alternate terms for these quirky cars are “full of personality,” “individualistic,” and various other ways you’d go about describing a blind date

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When the Lancia Flavia was first presented to the public at the Turin Motor Show of 1960, most people were amazed at its unconventional layout. Developed by the gifted engineer Antonio Fessia, it was the first Italian car to employ a horizontally fitted engine, a 90-hp, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder 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