Profiles

1933 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria

As the Depression raged, the market for these cars turned as dry as the Oklahoma dustbowl {vsig}2004-4_1244{/vsig} Cadillac’s introduction of the magnificent V16 in 1930 sent the competition reeling. While others were working on new V12s, Cadillac leapt right past them. Then in 1931, while they were still struggling to […]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Ferrari’s 250 GT reached a level of true dual-purpose perfection with the Short Wheelbase Berlinetta. It coalesced three parallel and mutually supporting paths of Ferrari development. Ferrari’s continuing focus upon both Grand Prix and endurance sports car racing emphasized power and reliability. Production of high quality gran tursimo automobiles delivered […]

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Cabriolet

Pagoda SL values have been appreciating, and top examples continue to stretch the upper limit of the price envelope The last of a popular and extremely successful line that began with the 230SL of 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL was introduced in 1967. Its overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine was entirely new, with […]

1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special

The cars were quicker than the standard T14 LS, accelerating from0-100 km/hour in all of 14.5 seconds. Of course this was still slower than the much cheaper MG-TF by the 1950s, the racing credentials of Talbot-Lago had been firmly established after years of active Grand Prix competition. The sensational new […]

1982-93 Ford Mustang 5.0

You can build a supercharged 500-hp ‘Stang in your backyard for about the price of a Ferrari brake job For long-suffering Mustang fans, the all-new 1979 Mustang was a near-miraculous event after four years of the embarrassing Pinto-based Mustang II.It got even better in 1982, when Dearborn proudly proclaimed that […]

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Its recent vintage-racing provenance has completely eclipsed whatever original period history the car might have had {vsig}2004-4_1245{/vsig} By the mid-1960s, Corvettes powered by the immortal 327-c.i. Chevrolet V8 were regular national winners in the Sports Car Club of America’s B-Production class. This storied 1966 coupe had just such an early […]

1954 Arnolt Bristol DeLuxe Roadster

There sat my never-forgotten love from Paris, among common British machinery like Morris Minors and MG Magnettes The Arnolt Bristol was the obsession of engineer, industrialist, importer, and sports car enthusiast Stanley “Wacky” Arnolt. He made his fortune building marine engines during World War II, and, seeing a market for […]

1962 Ferrari 250GT PF Cabriolet Series II

The 250 engine paved the way for a large family of cars that helped Ferrari expand their limited output into series-produced sports cars. The new range was based on the 3-liter V12 engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo. The engine was powerful, smooth and adaptable to both touring and racing. The […]

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71

Corvettes are among the most well-documented collector cars on the planet, so there’s no excuse for not knowing exactly what you’re buying Long considered a modern classic, the Sting Ray’s aggressive lines and sleek profile were perfectly suited to its role as GM’s image leader. In the late 1960s, the […]

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

A Turbo Cabriolet is almost a poseur among hard-core Porsche folk, a car to be seen in rather than a car to drive fast in In series production from 1975, the 911 Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-liter engine, a combination that delivered a stunning 260 hp and […]