1970-1977 Mercury Capri

With the exception of a few fake side vents and one character line too many, the Capri was handsome and looked the part of a 2/3-scale pony car

“The Sexy European” was how FoMoCo billed the Capri for its U.S. launch in 1970, as if it was peddling Sophia Loren at Lincoln-Mercury dealers rather than a sports coupe from across the pond. To potential Cougar buyers and the white shoes with matching Read More

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Scam-a-Lot

Jimbo is now dropping names I can easily check. The stones on this dude belong on Easter Island

As offered by Legendary Motorcars (www.lmccars.com): This car was completely restored in the late ’90s and comes with factory Rudge wheels and belly pans. Other features include a sport camshaft and big front sway bar. This car was meant to be used and has competed in several rallies, having done 7,500 miles since completion. Read More

1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda 2-Door Hard Top

What kept production numbers low was the staggering cost of the Hemi
option, at just under $900-or nearly a third of the base price of the car

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In a day when clones and replicas are so commonly seen, it is a pleasure to see an authentic, factory-built 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda coupe. Presented in its original Hi Impact Tor Red finish, its eye-catching beauty is complemented with white bucket seats and optional Read More

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe

Subdued styling kept values among the lowest of V12 Ferraris; they were
entry-level cars priced about the same as a 250 GTE or a 250 PF coupe

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At the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, Pinin Farina unveiled a prototype built on a 250 Europa GT chassis. The new body made the car look longer than the Europa, with a crisp beltline and only a small notch in front of the rear Read More

1940 Maserati 8CL Indy Car

The car was like a snappy retort delivered after the party was over-clever, but presented to an empty room

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Following on the success of Wilbur Shaw’s win in his Maserati Tipo 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500 in May 1939, the Maserati factory was confident it could repeat this victory in 1940 with its new model monoposto (single seater), the Tipo 8CL. This new racing car was a more powerful version Read More

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 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro

I remember when I sold one for a record price of $30,000. I’m sure
someone called the buyer a lunatic for paying so much

Don Yenko was the major Chevrolet performance dealer for many years, and was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the 427 Camaro. He converted numerous cars to 427-cid engines before planning a new “Super Car” distributorship for the 1969 model year. Knowing that demand would outstrip his Read More

1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso

This car’s association with Rob Walker is probably more hype than provenance, but for me it’s enough to want it in my garage

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When the new 250 Gran Tursimo was launched at the 1954 Paris Salon it was described as the first standard series production Ferrari. Pininfarina subsequently developed several different bodywork styles for the car; the Berlinetta Lusso treatment first appeared at the 1962 Paris Salon and was an Read More

1971-81 Alfa Romeo Spider

Two ways to view the Spica fuel injection system: “diabolical” or
“misunderstood”

Universally regarded as two of the best open sports cars of all time, Alfa Romeo’s 750-series Giulietta Spider and 101-series Giulia Spider of the late 1950s and early ’60s were a tough act to follow. To remain the perennial darling of the enthusiast press, Alfa’s new convertible would need to be nothing short of an improvement on perfection. Of Read More

1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa

I couldn’t keep away from the white GTA on the showroom floor, admiring it like it was a Playboy centerfold

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This striking Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is documented as the car in which future Ferrari and Alfa Romeo T33 sports-prototype star Andrea de Adamich won the 1967 European Touring Car Challenge Championship. Records show that chassis AR*613898 left the factory on February 15, 1967, and was registered to Autodelta on Read More