The 230SL offered here was delivered new in the U.K. and is a rare original right-hand-drive model. Noteworthy features include power-assisted steering and a factory third seat. LWY 43D has had only two previous keepers, and there is a 2013 letter on file from the second — a Dr. Firth — testifying to the “very little mileage.”
The odometer reads 24,878 miles, which we cannot confirm but believe to be genuine. Restored in 2012, the car is described by the Read More
If there was one car that did the most to cement BMW’s reputation in North America, it was the 2002.
Actually, scratch that. There is one car that made BMW’s reputation, and it’s the pretty-much-legendary 2002. This still-affordable and very plentiful 2-door sport sedan transformed staid BMW into an affordable performance brand.
The 2002 family tree
The roots of the 2002 go back to the early 1960s, when BMW was struggling. For 1962, the company produced a compact 4-door sedan Read More
Nerd culture is king.
“Star Wars,” “Avengers,” “Stranger Things” — these nerdy franchises are atop the popularity charts, as in vogue as it gets. As nerd culture spreads, it touches every facet of society — even sports cars.
Of the sports cars produced over the past two decades, none is nerdier than the Honda S2000. If the sports-car market is “The Avengers” comic-book movie franchise, the S2000 is Ant-Man.
Like Ant-Man, the S2000 is good — maybe, if we’re really Read More
- One of 929 produced
- Delivered new in Italy
- Circa 13,000 kilometers from new
- Ferrari Classiche certified
“The fact that the Boxer was down 4 mph on the Lamborghini Countach’s ‘fastest ever’ maximum speed was unimportant. The Ferrari 512 Boxer wins a more important award, as the best all-round sports and GT car we’ve tested. The Boxer has it all, the speed, the handling, the lovely shape, the well-done cockpit and, most important of all, a reputation for reliability.” Read More
This example of Vignale’s elegant open-top interpretation of the 3500 GT spyder was originally finished on February 23, 1961. Several months thereafter, an English lord chose to buy the unsold Maserati. The car was then delivered to Mrs. Teresa Mitarachi at her address in London in July. As originally ordered, the spyder was Bianco Andalusia over a black leather interior. The car was also equipped with the 5-speed ZF gearbox and the optional Borrani wire wheels.
Several owners thereafter, the Read More
Leading marque authority Clare Hay’s definitive work, Bentley — The Vintage Years, records that chassis PH1469 was completed in April 1926 and was first owned by JWC McLaren.
The car left the factory fitted with engine number PH1470 (the same as it has today) and was registered as GD 2250. One of 513 Speed Models built, it was erected on the standard 9-foot, 9½-inch wheelbase chassis and carried a 4-seat tourer body by Vanden Plas.
The next owner, Lt. Col. Read More