1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

Based on the 308 model that it was replacing, the 328 GTS differed with its larger 3.2-liter engine and subtle appearance updates. Its 270-hp mid-mounted V8 engine with 5-speed manual transmission provided the power and thrills worthy of any sports car bearing the Ferrari name. The sleek Pininfarina lines made for a car as visually exciting as it was to drive. For all of that and more, it has gained allegiance from many Ferrari fans as being one of the Read More

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster

This elegant 300S roadster is finished in a lovely dark green color, while the interior has been retrimmed in the original red-brown color. A comprehensive restoration has been performed by the marque specialists at Kienle Automobiltechnik, and it is believed that fewer than 50 miles have been incurred since. The quality of the work is absolutely breathtaking, and the attention to detail and factory correctness is equally impressive.

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003, the Gallardo was intended to complement the 12-cylinder Murciélago in Lamborghini’s model line. Far from entry level, however, the Gallardo was a 10-cylinder, fire-breathing supercar that not only offers world-class performance, but all the refinement and technology that Audi ownership has afforded the sports car manufacturer from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

Two years after the introduction of the coupe, the Gallardo Spyder was released. This new model featured a folding soft top; the Spyder’s Read More

1987 Ford RS200 Coupe

Masterminded by its European Motor Sports boss, Stuart Turner, the RS200 was Ford’s ambitious attempt at producing a championship-winning Group B rally car.

Overseen by Ford Motor Sports Chief Engineer John Wheeler, the RS200 project commenced in 1983 with production of 200 cars planned to meet Group B requirements, hence the name. The design, by Tony Southgate, eventually crystallized as a compact mid-engined coupe powered by a turbocharged version of the 1.8-liter 16-valve Cosworth BDA engine and equipped with four-wheel Read More

It’s Time to Swim with the Sharks

1987 BMW M635 CSi

The cars with pure, clean shapes stick in our minds — and often rise in the market.

You know them in your bones: the E-type, the C2 Corvette Sting Ray, the long-hood 911 (hell, any 911) — even the VW Bus. These are all pure shapes — and collectible.

What will be next?

I’d put a little money on the Shark.

A big predator

Although history doesn’t record the exact moment when “Shark” was first used in reference to a Read More

1965 Lotus Elan S2

1965 Lotus Elan S2

Introduced at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1962, the Elan roadster followed the Colin Chapman principle of lightweight aerodynamic coachwork coupled with the suspension, brakes and transmission of a race car, and a remarkable new Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine to provide the power.

To put this into perspective, this was a time when disc brakes were still two years off for a Porsche, and Ferraris were fitted with a live rear axle. The attention from buyers and the motoring Read More

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

In late 1957, just as production of Pininfarina’s Series I cabriolet was getting under way, Ferrari was in the process of developing a new open 250 GT variant for the booming North American market. Ferrari’s leading United States dealers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, impressed upon the factory the need for a simple, dual-purpose 250 GT spider — a car that could be used to commute during the week and then raced with success on the weekend.

Faithful to Read More

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977 and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911, but Porsche’s rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback body featured aluminum doors, bonnet and front wings in the interest of weight saving, while ingenious impact-resistant bumpers made of color-matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail.

The V8 engine — Porsche’s first — displaced 4.5 liters Read More

2014 Pagani Huayra

This car has a 720-hp, 5,980-cc Mercedes-AMG V12 engine with twin turbochargers, 7-speed automated manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with double wishbones and fully adjustable coil-over shocks, and four-wheel carbon ceramic brakes. The wheelbase is 110 inches.

  • Less than 400 miles from new
  • Over $260,000 in options, including $20,000 seven-piece luggage set
  • Horacio Pagani’s second masterpiece of engineering, design and Italian craftsmanship

Unveiling their first car at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, Pagani Automobili was set Read More