Profiles

1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Roadster

A Rembrandt of iron and rubber   The Mercedes-Benz SSK was developed from the S-type chassis and fitted with a 7-liter SS engine. About 33 SSKs rolled out of the factory from 1928 to 1932, and about half were competition cars like this one, which was sold with the word […]

1968-70 AMC AMX

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 […]

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Phase II

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 […]

1968 McLaren M10B Formula 5000

Reasonably big names, race wins on two continents, and what looked to be an excellent restoration {vsig}2003-9_1301{/vsig} 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 […]

1903 Martini 41/18hp 4.1-Liter Type Rochers de Naye

In 1902, Martini acquired a license to build Rochet-Schneider designs and began production, rapidly establishing its reputation as Switzerland’s most exclusive manufacturer. In 1903, a Martini stole the headlines by ascending the Rochers de Naye cog wheel railway, an astonishing 11-km ascent with an average gradient of 22%. The car […]

1948 Lincoln Convertible V12 Coupe

1942 was a tough year to introduce a new model, as the advent of WWII led to the cessation of all passenger automobile production. When Lincoln resumed production in 1946, what had been a bold restyling of the Zephyr model in 1942 was already starting to look dated. The front […]

1964 Porsche 904 GTS

In 1963, the imminent threat of Abarth’s Simca 2000, which was to be raced in the European 2-liter championship, was the impetus for Porsche’s creation of the Carrera GTS. Porsche chassis designer Hans Tomala decided the required production run of 100 cars could not be quickly and cost-effectively produced in […]

1992 Corvette LT1 Convertible

1992 represented a milestone year in the life of America’s sports car. The one-millionth Corvette was built, ground was broken for the National Corvette Museum, and Corvette made its performance comeback with the introduction of the LT1 as the base engine. While from the outside, all of the 1984-1996 C4 […]

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

After being imported from California in 1968, some mechanical work was done to this car and it was repainted. The present vendor purchased it in 1995 with 54,414 miles, and in 1998 spent $58,000 on the engine, chassis and a retrim of the interior. $34,500 was for rebuilding the engine, […]

1967 Lotus Elan Sprint S3 Coupe

The late 1960s marked a turning point for Colin Chapman and his Lotus Company; the car racing manufacturing business had grown dramatically since he raced his Lotus Mk II for the first time in Silverstone in 1950. Typically light and simple, the Lotus 49 of 1967, with its new Cosworth […]