Open V12 Ferrari for under $40k.
As described by the seller on eBay Motors: Here is your chance to buy a 12-cylinder Ferrari convertible. This is the best looking and performing 400i convertible in the world, a traffic stopper. I just drove the car about 100 miles and people gave me the thumbs up everywhere. The car is finished in red over parchment leather, with beige soft top in new Read More
Porsche’s all-out racing machines were always mid-engined, dating back to the 550 Spyder of the 1950s. After much racing success with this configuration, Porsche management decided in the late 1960s that its future high-performance road cars would also be mid-engined, due to the inherently better weight distribution.
With this theory in mind, Porsche began development of the 914 with partners Volkswagen and Karmann. The plan was that each firm would share in the production of the Porsche-designed car, Read More
Anyone who’s ever stood in the cold on the side of a dark mountain road waiting for those headlights to come flashing by can understand the desire to own this car.
This 1984 Audi Sport Quattro is not only the works car of world champion Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz, but is probably the fastest street legal way two people can be transported from A to B, whether on tarmac Read More
If I had a wayback machine, I can think of no one I would more like to buy a beer for than Preston Tucker
The name Tucker strikes a chord in the heart of every true car enthusiast. One of the final hand-built models to roll off the line, Tucker no. 1043 is probably the last car to be fully restored out of 47 total Tuckers remaining today. Upon completion Read More
Abarth was a master of self-promotion, he knew how to hire talented young people whose work he would later appropriate, and he knew how to make a quick buck.
Born in Austria in 1908, Karl Abarth was a European motorcycle champion in the 1930s who fled to Italy during World War II. His firm, Abarth & C., was formed from the remnants of the famed Italian constructor Cisitalia in April Read More
This car was bought over the phone, bringing to mind a favorite jest of one of my good friends:
The new Aston Martin DB6 was introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show as a distinctively restyled development of the successful DB4 and DB5 model ranges. The flat transom Kamm-tail topped by an integral spoiler attracted much comment, and although the new bodyshell was only 17 pounds heavier than its predecessor, Read More
Any Beetle of yore is more closely related to a lawn tractor than it is to the modern auto with which it shares a name and silhouette
It hardly seems believable that by 1971 the Volkswagen Beetle-the success story of the 1960s-was losing favor with the public. In earlier years the Beetle’s quaint simplicity had been a plus, but those same qualities were beginning to seem as hopelessly outdated as the car’s underpinnings and Read More
When you restore one of these, you want to make sure you have found all the holes in the body.
There are better cars, and there are better boats, but there is no better way to draw a crowd than with an Amphicar.
Designed by Hans Trippel and built in Germany, the Amphicar was a recreational vehicle aimed squarely at the American leisure market. It was a concept devoid Read More
A tech inspector looked at the front suspension of a J2X and said, “Wow! Where’s the ‘crimes against nature’ checkbox on this form?”
During the mid-1980s, Glenn Shaffer began a search for an Allard J2 with racing heritage. He found this Allard J2 in Lima, Peru, suspecting it was the “missing” #2 Le Mans race car that had been driven by Peter Reece and Alfred Hitchings in 1951. The car Read More
The Shah of Iran was so impressed with his 500 Superfast that he bought a second one.
The high-performance, luxury gran tursimo was a new automotive idiom in the prosperous years following World War II. Powerful, limited-production GT’s supplanted the great cars from Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, and the grandes routieres of France, which had ruled European highways in the 1930s. GTs became the cars of choice for royalty, celebrities and successful industrialists. Combining Read More