Profiles

250 Ferrari GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta

The Paris Salon in 1959 saw the introduction of a Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta, a direct development of the Long Wheel Base car known as the Tour de France. Built on the 94.5-inch wheel base chassis powered by the classic three-liter V12 engine, the new and exciting Gran Tourismo […]

Porsche 718 RSK Sport Spyder

“The 1959 Sebring 12-Hours provided the Americans Sesslar/Holbert and their RSK with victory in the 1,500 cc class from the works RSK driven by Barth/John Fitch.and fourth overall behind two three-liter Ferraris and the larger works RSK of Trips/Bonnier.” – Richard von Frankenberg, “Porsche: The Man and His Cars.” Of […]

BMW 530i 5-Speed

Drivers Are Invited by Glenn Herz The great charm of the stick shift 530i is that it not only invites but also rewards driver participation and skill. Never common in sedans, this trait is fast disappearing in sports cars as well. With Rover in the net, BMW becomes almost twice […]

Porsche 910

The 910 is an exceptionally rare and important part of Porsches racing history, and should be of great interest to any serious collector, as it was a direct ancestor for the 908 with which Porsche won its first World Championship in 1968. The 910 was one of the second generation […]

1976 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0

The Camera RSR has a special place in Porsche history because it was the first time that the company ever built an ‘homologation special’ version of a production car. As has often happened over the years, the sports controlling body then began to talk about a replacement formula; the championship […]

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

When Mercedes-Benz made their welcome return to motor racing in 1952, they did so with a stunning looking space-framed Gullwing 300SL sports racing Coupe. The results achieved that year were noteworthy, including winning both the 24 Hours Le Mans race and the grueling Carrera Panamericana, and coming in 2nd, 3rd […]

Porsche Speedster

Back in my car repair days I remember burrowing under the hood of a Mercedes 300 SEL. We called them by their engine size so it was known as the 6.3. If memory serves, it was the water pump that I was trying to excavate from the maze of hardware […]