Profiles

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series II Aerodinamico Coupe

Amagnificent expression of power and exclusivity, the 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico exudes the individual character and artistry of a bygone era in custom coachbuilding. These exotic, large-displacement Ferraris were the most expensive and refined road-going automobiles of the early 1960s, built in extremely limited numbers for Enzo’s most important […]

1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet

Factory archives note this to be a T26 with the potent Grand Sport 4.5-liter power unit, and specifically the more-desirable aluminum-head version, of which a mere three dozen were equipped. Talbot-Lago’s designation for these was T26 Record Sport. Figoni’s production record states that they received the Record Sport chassis from […]

1968 AC 428 Spider by Frua

AC often seemed doomed to being left in the lurch by events not of its own making, yet each time, the Hurlock family’s company demonstrated a resilience largely unprecedented in automobile history. Several of these “snatched from the jaws of defeat” moments are reflected in the collection of Jim Feldman, […]

1963 Shelby Cobra 289

The end of 1962 brought major revisions which rendered the Cobra into its third — and most illustrious — form to which the model owes its revered status. Now utilizing rack-and-pinion steering and Ford’s new 289-cubic-inch V8, the 289 Cobra harnessed the perfect balance of handling and raw power for […]

A True Original

The Audi TT is still in production, but don’t feel bad if you have forgotten. Since its U.S. debut in 2000, the TT coupe and roadster have morphed through three generations, each one becoming more luxurious, tech-laden and powerful than the last. Unfortunately, each iteration has become less memorable. That […]

1990 Porsche 962C

After utterly dominating international sports car and prototype racing throughout the latter 1970s with its Group 5 935 and Group 6 936 competition models, Porsche scored its third overall Le Mans victory with the 936 in 1981. Since upcoming FIA rule changes for 1982 rendered the 936 obsolete, Porsche engineers […]

1983 Renault 5 Turbo

Not to be confused with the conventional front-wheel-drive Renault 5 Gordini Turbo or GT Turbo, the Renault 5 Turbo (and later Turbo 2) was a mid-engined homologation special built in limited numbers for professional rallying between 1979 and 1986. Renault’s considerable Formula One-derived turbocharging expertise was applied to the humble […]

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Custom

This radically restyled interpretation of the 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL was built to exacting standards by Long Island coachbuilder and artisan Niko Sokol. Long known to clients seeking greater exclusivity and personalization than the factories could provide, Niko-Michael Coachworks enjoyed a reputation for quality work and drew a strong clientele. Thoroughly […]

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

This Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is a stunning example of the lightened and more-focused V8 supercar. It boasts a timeless factory color scheme, as well as a few discerning upgrades, and has been treated to notable cosmetic refurbishment in recent years to ensure it presents superbly. With deft handling and […]

1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d’Este

Bridging the gap between the pre- and post-war eras, Alfa Romeo’s 6C 2500 debuted in 1939 as the third series of Vittorio Jano’s legendary 6-cylinder Alfa Romeos. Capable of 160 km/h, these cars benefited from four-wheel independent suspension and could be had in a handful of levels of tuning. This […]