Profiles

1967 Volvo 123GT

Owning a true GT car from the ’60s is something everyone should experience, if not for the image or the feel then just for the fun   When you think of collectible sports and GT cars from the 1960s, a number of British, German, Italian and even French marques may […]

1978 Maserati Khamsin

Khamsins don’t appear at auction frequently. With less than 300 said to remain out of production of only around 430 cars, it is a legitimately rare bird, though its taste is still too gamey for most collectors This elegant 2+2 coupe was first shown at Turin in 1972, the work […]

1980 Ferrari 512 BB/LM

The only concern of the Porsche drivers was that they stay well clear of the 512s. The handling of the three overweight Ferraris was as diabolical as anything that had ever emerged from Maranello Ferrari’s opposed 12-cylinder Formula One technology worked its way into the production lineup in 1971 with […]

1948 MG TC Roadster

There simply isn’t another open sports car from the pre-1950 era, in this price range, that offers the same visual panache along with reasonable mechanical reliability The Ford Model T put America on wheels, and the T series MG put Americans behind the steering wheels of sports cars. With America’s […]

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, […]

1932 Ford Ricky Nelson roadster

This is the real thing, in a sea of fiberglass-bodied imitators with their ubiquitous 350 Chevy V8s and TH400 transmissions {vsig}2004-2_1258{/vsig} If this channeled ’32 roadster looks familiar to nostalgia-prone baby boomers, it is because it’s the same car that David and Ricky Nelson drove in a memorable episode of […]

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 […]

1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4×4 Sedan

Two engines at different ends of the car, two carburetors, two gearboxes, two ignition keys: It’s a miserable thing to drive. I should know, as I owned one and commuted in it daily for six years   The slab-sided, roll-top Citroën “Deux-Chevaux” was conceived as a people’s car, a front-wheel […]

1981 Lola T600

This sucker is one big, low car with ground clearance that would scare a cockroach Lola constructed just 12 examples of the T600. Chassis T600-HU3 was completed on March 28, 1981, the only example built with a four-cam Cosworth/Ford engine, and the only one retained by Lola Cars, Ltd., as […]