1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

In 1989, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lamborghini Automobili S.p.A., the company owners at that time — the Chrysler Corporation — drafted in no less than Horatio Pagani to restyle and relaunch the amazing Countach for the final time.

Featuring carbon and Kevlar panels, bespoke wheelarch extensions, extended air-intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, the car now looked amazing. Power was lifted to 455 bhp from the 4-valve QV engine, offering 369 ft-lbs of torque. The Read More

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6-16 Evolution Sports Saloon

Currently displaying a total of only 48,000 kilometers (29,825 miles) on the odometer, this Evo 2 was purchased in Spain by the current vendor in 2005, having belonged to the preceding owner since 1993. Unfortunately, the original service book is no longer available, but the car does come with its Spanish service history. The most recent service was carried out in May 2015, immediately before the bodywork was restored, and the car also benefits from the renewal of all four Read More

1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino

This particular Dino 206, chassis number 00294, is an Italian-delivery example that was delivered new to Rome. First registered on February 1, 1969, the car passed through several owners before passing to the current owner’s father in June of 1981. It remained in his family ever since.

Today, the car is presented in largely original condition, having only received one recent bare-metal respray. Otherwise, it remains unrestored and in very well-preserved condition throughout, still wearing original traditional black Rome license Read More

2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupe

This limited-edition, right-hand-drive Vantage Le Mans — number 9 of the 40 made — was delivered new to the current owner equipped with many extras, including the factory V600 package and the close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox, making this car one of only four built to that specification.

Its green exterior color (RM 5235A) is unique to this car, having been specially formulated to the vendor’s specification. Always maintained by Aston Martin Works, Chassis 9 will have been serviced by them Read More

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

  • One of the 199 Z06 Corvettes produced in 1963
  • Built on May 7, 1963, and delivered to Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles, CA
  • Equipped with the Z06 special-performance equipment option, which included heavy-duty finned metallic brakes, special backing plates, cooling fans, air scoops and heavy-duty suspension, shocks, springs and sway bar
  • L84 fuel-injected 327/360 V8 engine
  • M20 4-speed transmission and Rochester fuel injection unit
  • Power windows and Delco radio
  • This car underwent a nut-and-bolt restoration in factory-correct Riverside Read More

Hot or Not?

Going to a collector car auction is a lot like visiting an online dating site. You get to check out the prospects — and you have one quick chance to decide if you want to get involved. If you’re interested, you present your best offer and hope the competition doesn’t make a better one. It’s an unpredictable game of dashed hopes and dreams come true. And, sometimes, there’s buyer’s remorse the next morning.

With that in mind, here are six Read More

A Car for the Younger Collector

On any given Saturday morning you can find a Cars & Coffee event in most American cities. The phenomenon is less than 10 years old, and it’s delightful in its simplicity. There’s no entry fee, no class structure, no judges, and no trophy to take home. It’s just about driving your car and enjoying what everyone else brought. Call it a cruise-in for the Millennial Era.

The vehicles and the people you find at a Cars & Coffee tend to Read More

1953 Jaguar C-Type Racer

This wonderful Le Mans racing Jaguar is one of the most unmolested, highly original, 1950s 24-Hour-race sports cars still surviving anywhere in the world today. It is also much more than “just” a Le Mans 24-Hour race car — it is a Le Mans 24-Hour-race top-10 finisher, and it achieved that feat in the Jaguar C-type model’s greatest Le Mans year — 1953 — when the Works cars finished 1st, 2nd, 4th and 9th overall.

This remarkably conserved Jaguar C-type Read More

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

The SL65 AMG Black Series was unveiled at Monterey in 2008. The base car SL65 AMG’s 6.0­liter V12 engine was retained for the Black Series, but it received larger turbochargers, a bigger intercooler, a new exhaust system and a suitably remapped ECU, resulting in an increase in maximum power to 670 horsepower (approximately a 10% improvement over the stock SL65 AMG) while torque went up to a mighty 737 lb/ft, delivered between 2,200 and 4,200 revs.

AMG’s engineers not only Read More

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo / RUF-Converted CTR

RUF’s ascension from little-known Porsche tuner to household name came after the publication of the July 1987 issue of Road & Track magazine. In an article titled, “The World’s Fastest Cars,” the Road & Track staff assembled a venerable “who’s who” of the world’s most incredible street-legal supercars, of which the Ferrari 288 GTO and Lamborghini Countach sat at the slower end of the spectrum — with top speeds of 179 mph. Rocketing past the Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG “Hammer” and Read More