Fair money for a car that can’t be restored economically in today’s market
Porsche is famous for the careful development of its machines, so it is no surprise that the 1965 356C, the last of the 356 series, is a highly sophisticated automobile. By this time, any shortcomings in the design and execution of the 356 had years to be identified, analyzed and eliminated. It has been written that the warranty costs Read More
Whenever Bond is seen in the film near to, or sitting in, a Vanquish, that car is most likely this one
Aston Martin, James Bond’s traditionally preferred make of car, returned to secret service after a 15-year absence when Pierce Brosnan got behind the wheel of the latest V12 Vanquish for Die Another Day. No more Bimmers for Bond.
In September 2001, Aston Martin representatives met with those from EON Productions to discuss Read More
From any angle and at any speed, it is the perfect picture of what a modern sports prototype should look like
After its 1994 Le Mans victory with a decade-old design, Porsche needed a new long-term strategy for its international sports car competition. Enter the 911 GT1.
Keeping to the spirit of the regulations, Porsche used an existing 911 road car, the type 993, for the body shell. It was stiffened Read More
As a true collectible, it simply fails the test.
On September 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Neiman Marcus began taking calls from customers on a special 800 number. Two hours later, every one of the 200 Neiman Marcus-edition Thunderbirds available was sold. It was the fastest time elapsed for any of the cars offered through the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, and a pretty good sales result for any car. At Read More
This car hits almost all the buttons-beauty, speed, historical importance, and star power
The Lamborghini Miura is where it all started-the first production automobile to earn the “supercar” tag. Prior to the Miura’s arrival in 1967, many sports cars offered high levels of performance and handling. But the Miura was the first built around the criteria that define our modern concept of the supercar: massive speed, jaw-dropping design coupled with Read More
With big engines, they will introduce you to religion at the top end of fifth gear
The Brabham BT 8 is one of the most desirable of the Coventry Climax-engined sports cars of the 1960s. Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac laid down nine chassis for the 1964 season, just two in 1965, and only one chassis in 1966. The car described here, from ’65, is the best known and most successful of Read More
If Porsche had never built a 911, the 944 would be regarded as remarkable
The 944 is the Rodney Dangerfield of sports cars, and it has been fighting for respect from the moment it was introduced in 1982. If Porsche had never built a 911, the handling and performance of the 944 would be regarded as remarkable. If Porsche had never built the sad-sack 924, 944 owners wouldn’t have to deal with Read More
Reasonably big names, race wins on two continents, and what looked to be an excellent restoration
One of the most formidable F5000 cars of its era, the McLaren M10 raced successfully in Europe, America and Australasia.
This McLaren M10B Repco is a milestone car in Australian motor racing. Driven to victory at Sydney’s Warwick Farm by Frank Matich in November 1970, it became the first Formula 5000 racing car Read More
The AMX was hardly a car for conformists
In 1968 American Motors finally had a winner. Maybe it’s just a law of averages type of thing, but the AMX was in many ways the right car for the right time.
American Motors dumped the funky four-seat Marlin in ’68 and replaced it with a car made in the true pony-car formula (long hood, short trunk, six- or eight-cylinder motor, 2+2 seating), Read More
Its door gaps were as exact as a bespoke Tuxedo and the engine bay was spotless
Austin-Healey’s highly successful six cylinder cars entered their final iteration in 1964 with the BJ8 series, or Mk III. This was the high point in driver and passenger comfort for the “big” Healeys, as they became more of a grand tourer rather than an all-out sports car.
Starting with the dramatically new four-cylinder 100/4 Read More