1935 Mormon Meteor Duesenberg SJ Speedster

Prior to the auction, guesses as to its eventual selling price were rampant, and the result was a staggering achievement for a Duesenberg.

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In an era of record-setters, Ab Jenkins and his Duesenberg Special surpassed them all. Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats, he performed landmark miracles of speed and endurance. The Model J Duesenberg is the pinnacle of American automobiles of the classic era, a triumph of design, Read More

1967-1969 Saab Sonett II

Above 3,000 rpm driving a Sonett II is like hanging onto an out-of-control chainsaw

The words “Swedish” and “sports car” seem entirely uncomfortable bedfellows. But back in the 1950s, before Saab and Volvo had acquired the safe-and-sane reputations that still accompany their current American parents, both companies set off to create their version of a driver’s car. They took different directions, with similarly disastrous results, at least at first.Volvo’s P1900 of 1956-1957 Read More

1974 Lamborghini LP400 Countach

At the sub-$40,000 price, this car is cheap sculpture, a conversation piece in the garage, something fun for the kids so they can play “let’s pretend we’re Valentino Balboni”

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Offered for sale direct from the museum to which it was donated in 1999, this Lamborghini LP400 Countach is somewhat of a sad and confusing example that fell victim to the 1980s. Between 1980 and 1983, Bob Wallace Cars Inc., of Read More

1969 Chevron B16

Chevron B16s are just about the coolest, most beautiful, fastest little fantasy of a race car that you can get your hands on

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Only 23 Chevron B16s were built and today they are universally praised by their drivers for handling, performance, and-most elusive of all-an exceptionally graceful design. Indeed, the Chevron B16 is among the most svelte and sleek automobiles ever produced, right up there with the Lola T70 and Read More

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

Not only will your collegiate daughter love it for its looks, but it certainly isn’t powerful enough for her to get into too much trouble

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Volkswagen’s popular Beetle spawned a number of other automobiles, creations like the Thing, Microbus, and most interesting of all, the Karmann Ghia. One of the most sought-after air-cooled convertibles ever built, even Car and Driver magazine went as far as to compare it to the Read More

1962 Jaguar XKE SI 3.8 Convertible

Raise the bonnet and you are treated to one of the most beautiful
engine layouts in sports car motoring. As Sir William Lyons was
rumored to have said, “It costs no more to make it pretty”

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The E-type is one of those rare gifts to the automotive world, the result of a passionate team with a clear focus. William Lyons, founder and president of Jaguar, had a keen Read More

1968 Riley Elf Mk III

The Elf was designed to appeal to older “Buick and Oldsmobile” customers, with a miniature vertical grille, leather interior and a strange projecting trunk that pretty much ruined the Mini’s perfectly cute lines

A luxury Mini blessed with marginally greater trunk space and an improved interior, the Riley Elf (along with its Wolseley Hornet stablemate) debuted in 1961, the duo being differentiated by contrasting chromed grilles in each marque’s traditional style and Read More

1965-66 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa

The most controversial car of the 20th century

Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: Ralph Nader didn’t kill the Corvair. Blame can be more squarely placed on the Camaro, the pony car that rendered Chevrolet’s weird, rear-engine small car irrelevant to its product planners. Indeed, when the Camaro was introduced in 1967, the top-of-the-line Corvair Corsa series was put out to pasture-and if not for Nader’s Read More

1948 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

Cisitalias are one of those odd exceptions to the “top goes down, price goes up” rule, and in this case the coupe is actually the preferred model

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A talented “gentleman driver” and owner of the sports equipment concern Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia-or Cisitalia, as it was known-Piero Dusio recognized that post-war Italy would have a thirst for motor racing. He conceived of a one-make series to quench the pent-up demand Read More

2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

Electronic gadgetry in late-model Mercedes has recently taken its toll-the latest J.D. Power numbers finds Mercedes lagging behind such stalwart marques as Hyundai and Mercury

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When Mercedes-Benz set out to build the finest sports coupe in the world they came up with the CL500 and its V12-powered sibling, the CL600. Beautifully designed, meticulously constructed, breathtakingly fast, and technology-laden, the CL-Class became the inspirational goal for drivers seeking the optimum in Read More