Profiles

2020 McLaren Speedtail

Drawing on the spirit of the F1, and incorporating everything the Woking, England-based automaker has learned in the intervening decades, the 2020 McLaren Speedtail once again pushes the automotive envelope. Limited to just 106 units, the same as its predecessor the F1, the futuristic Speedtail is an exclusive offering on […]

1955 Porsche Type 550 RS 1500 Spyder

Offered directly from 50 years of devoted custodianship by a renowned Porsche collector and enthusiast, this 550 Spyder, chassis no. 5500036, benefits from an exciting period racing career at major European outings, and fastidiously well-documented history and provenance. According to copies of the original factory build sheet and letters between […]

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB “Vetroresina”

Ferrari historian Marcel Massini notes that as few as 712 fiberglass-bodied 308 GTBs were produced. Just 100 examples were sent to North America. These early fiberglass cars were nearly 330 pounds lighter than the steel-bodied 308s that followed, allowing drivers to take full advantage of the model’s transverse mid-mounted 2.9-liter […]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe

The Talbot-Lago T150C SS presented here, chassis 90107, is widely regarded as the most beautiful and unique of the Figoni-bodied Teardrops. Of the precious few Figoni et Falaschi Teardrops built, 90107 is the only original-bodied example of the definitive Modéle New York design with fully enveloping front fenders. A prizewinner […]

1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE Coupé

Arguably the most famous of all the rebodied Jaguar XK 120s, this solitary example by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina was dispatched new as a standard SE roadster to Max Hoffman (Jaguar’s U.S. East Coast distributor) in New York in May 1954. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate reveals that the car […]

1951 “Hirohata” Mercury Custom Coupe

Uniquely American in many ways, the custom-car craze truly found its calling in the late 1940s, blossoming throughout popular culture in the following decade. For many owners, the restyled early post-war Mercury coupes have been the way to go for these changes, and the 1949–51 cars quickly became an open […]

Depreciation, Italian Style

When Maserati returned to America in 2002, the company ended an 11-year absence from our market. A lot happened in those years, most notably an ownership transfer from Fiat to Ferrari. That change has been crucial to Maserati ever since. For one thing, it gave Maserati a ready-made dealership and […]

1959 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite Mk I Racer

Having forged strong links with BMC in the process of developing the successful Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey turned his attention to designing a smaller version intended to make sports-car motoring affordable to a wider sector of the market. Although its powertrain and running gear were entirely conventional and were thoroughly […]

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

This 2004 Porsche Carrera GT with 1,547 actual miles is one of 1,270 examples built, powered by a liquid-cooled mid-mounted 5.7-liter quad-cam V10 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip differential. The carbon-fiber body panels on this example are finished in GT Silver Metallic with matching removable […]

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing

The Alloy Gullwing’s extremely limited availability and special competition-bred configuration is equaled by its historical significance within the pantheon of post-war sports-car designs. The chance to acquire such a storied car is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most, and this important offering will surely engage all the world’s preeminent collectors who […]