Profiles

1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Alloy Coupe by Frua

Styled by Pietro Frua, the lithe Mistral was the first in a series of great Maserati sports cars named for fearsome winds, which went on to include the Ghibli, Bora, Shamal and Khamsin, among others. The Mistral was also the last of its kind, at least in terms of its […]

1973 Ford Escort 1600 Mexico

The Ford Escort Mexico was introduced in November 1970 and was so named because of Ford Motor Company’s victory in the World Cup Rally, which started in London on April 19, 1970, and finished some 16,000 miles later in Mexico. Originally, Ford intended to use Escorts with the Twin-Cam or […]

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Resto-Mod

GM LS3 with 540 hp GM 4L70E automatic overdrive transmission Lokar shifter Art Morrison sport chassis Strange Engineering self-dampening shocks Six-piston polished Wilwood front brakes; four-piston Wilwood rear Power windows Air conditioning 18- and 20-inch Schott wheels with Toyo Redline tires

Ignore Your Inner Chad

“Midgets suck. Get an MGB.” That was the considered opinion of my friend Chad when I expressed my intention to buy a rather crusty 1970 MG Midget back in the late 1980s. Luckily, I resisted peer pressure and bought the car. It turned out to be one of the best […]

2012 Ferrari FF

Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari FF was a shooting-brake-style four-seater offering buyers a Ferrari first: a full-size Grand Tourer with a 650-bhp V12 engine and 4-wheel drive. The car was designed by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari’s own chief designer, Flavio Manzoni. […]

1984 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa

3.5-liter V8 engine; 5-speed manual transmission, beneficiary of a professional restoration completed in 2016 Odometer displays 80,021 kilometers (about 49,723 miles). Removable targa top, Carello fog lights, and Ruote O.Z. wheels Equipped with Alpine radio with cassette and Alpine car phone; retains $5,000 optional rear wing Accompanied by owner’s manual […]

1971 Trident Clipper Coupe

The Trident Clipper started out as a Trevor Fiore styling exercise commissioned by TVR and exhibited at the Geneva Salon in 1965. When the Blackpool-based sports-car maker went through one of its many financial crises, the Clipper project was acquired by Bill Last, one of its dealers. Early Clippers used […]