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

1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster

According to an interview with Sir William in the 1970s, the design was
created, start-to-finish, in less than three weeks

The first post-war auto salon held in London, the Earls Court British Motor Show, opened its doors on October 27, 1948. No one was prepared for the shock caused by the unveiling of the bronze-colored Jaguar roadster, the XK 120. William Lyons raised the bar for sports cars with this model, Read More

1966-85 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe and Spider

Although the “Fix It Again, Tony” reputation of these cars will not die,
at least they’re cheap to repair

Reviewing the Fiat 124 when new, Car and Driver wrote, “The Fiat 124 Sport Coupe costs $1,400 less than an Alfa 1750 GT Veloce and $2,300 less than a Porsche 912. Within the limits of sanity it handles just as well, it has way more useful room inside, and it even has Read More

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

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton

When Hot Rod Harry had a disastrous engine failure, he souped up the powerplant and installed an overdrive five-speed transmission

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In 1925, Errett Lobban Cord added the Duesenberg Motors Company to his rapidly growing enterprise, the Auburn Automobile Company. Cord’s vision was to create an automobile that would surpass the great marques: Cadillac, Isotta Fraschini, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, and Hispano-Suiza. He presented Fred Duesenberg with the opportunity to create the greatest 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

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

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

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