Profiles

2000 Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe

Breathtaking is the only word to describe the 360, introduced in 1999. From its sculpted looks, crafted over a superbly fabricated aluminum chassis, the Modena exudes Ferrari at its best The line of Ferrari Berlinettas has been a long and distinguished one. From the first 166 Barchetta through the 195, […]

1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

This one, as they say in real estate, had “great bones” and just a little mechanical sorting over the winter should make it a nice summer cruiser The 190SL was born from the rich tradition of excellence and distinction so firmly adhered to by Mercedes-Benz. After the success of the […]

1996-98 BMW Z3 1.9-liter

The Z3 is a Teutonic E-type: long in front, short in back, with muscular curves and a low stance The Z3 was introduced to the public in Goldeneye, the popular 1995 James Bond film that began Pierce Brosnan’s run as 007. As BMW’s first pure sports car in almost forty […]

1985-87 Honda CRX Si

The real appeal was a 0-60 time below nine seconds, quicker than a Porsche 944   By the end of the fuel-crisis-plagued 1970s, Honda and its Japanese counterparts had all but beaten the American auto industry into submission with legions of cheap and highly efficient pint-sized sedans and hatchbacks. American […]

1930 Bentley Speed Six 6 1/2 Liter Le Mans Replica

At the heart of the Speed Six legend was a phenomenal chassis, which led to many original bodies being replaced with lightweight, homemade, “boy-racer” coachwork The Bentley Speed Six positively shone in long distance endurance racing. At Le Mans in 1929, Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin stormed to victory at […]

1970 Moretti Sportiva

The heavy body weighed 1,500 pounds, too much for its puny 47-hp motor Giovanni Moretti founded his company in 1925, and started off designing and building motorcycles. The Cita, built in 1946, a tiny two-seater powered by an air-cooled 250-cc motor, was Moretti’s first conventional car. In 1949, Moretti introduced […]

1952 Nash-Healey Le Mans Sports Racer

If the Cobra is a vaguely tamed raging bull, the Nash-Healey is more of a friendly mutt, concocted while under the influence of cocktails out on the bounding seas The Nash-Healey marque came about from a chance meeting on an ocean liner in 1949. English sports car designer and builder […]

1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air Convertible

I saw the book of bills the seller had assembled, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, if a bit outrageous Of the more than 77,000 GTOs built in 1968, fewer than 10,000 were convertibles. The meticulously restored GTO pictured here has only 68,000 original miles and […]

1980 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer

The catalog description went into great detail about it being a fuel-injected car, but it was hard to mistake the four Webers The mid-engined Lamborghini Miura brought Formula One chassis design to the street in the mid-1960s. Ferrari’s response was the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta Boxer, unveiled at the 1971 Turin […]

1961-71 Austin/Morris Mini Cooper

A wolf in sheep’s clothing and a giant-killer on the track, the Cooper’s most famous racing victory came in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rallye The story of the original BMC Mini is long and complicated, and there were countless versions produced during the car’s 40-year run. But Sir Alec Issigonis’ […]