The acquisition of the Dixi Works at Eisenach in 1928 provided BMW, hitherto a manufacturer of aero engines and motorcycles, with a foothold in motor manufacturing. Dixi’s built-under-license version of the Austin Seven was gradually developed and improved, ending up with swing-axle suspension and overhead valves.
Then, in 1933, came the first true BMW — the 6-cylinder 303. This adopted a twin-tube frame and abandoned the rear swing axles in favour of a conventional live axle, while up front there Read More
All Lamborghinis are rare, but some are more special than others. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario Edition celebrates the 50 years of Lamborghini. Only 100 are said to have been produced, and to distinguish the 50th from just a regular Aventador, one will instantly notice the shocking yellow metallic paint, named “Giallo Maggio,” that was specially made for this supercar. Down-force and aerodynamics were improved by 50% with a new rear diffuser to improve airflow. New front air Read More
The Giulia TI (Turismo Internationale) was Alfa Romeo’s flagship high-performance saloon in the 1960s. Introduced in 1962 and outwardly almost indistinguishable from the outgoing 1.3-liter Giulietta, the Series 101 Giulia boasted a more powerful and much less fussy 1,570-cc engine. Despite their boxy, unitary construction body, the Giulietta and Giulia were paragons of aerodynamic efficiency and possessed a distinctly sporting nature.
Announced in April 1963, the Giulia TI Super was a lightweight, more powerful homologation special built for international touring-car Read More
From the beginning, the Fiat 850 Spider has been overshadowed by its big sister, the 124 Spider. The 124 was prettier, more powerful and arranged as a proper sports car with the engine in front and the drive wheels in back. In contrast, the 850 Spider had its engine in the back. Although the little Fiat still pushed from the rear wheels, it never pushed very hard.
The Fiat 850 was developed in the early 1960s from the same underpinnings Read More
- Rocket 455-cid V8 engine
- Automatic transmission
- Restored by Thornton Brothers
- Copy of window sticker
- Copy of broadcast sheet
- Restored to original specs
- Factory air conditioning
- Rare 8-track tape player
- Sports console
- Generously appointed from the factory
The popular and respected 442 Package included FE2 suspension with heavy-duty front and rear stabilizer bars, wide 14-by-7-inch wheels, louvered hood, special 442 grille, hood and body painted stripes, and 442 badging. You could choose from four body styles and you could Read More
Introduced in 1962, the Sebring was one of the final manifestations of the landmark 3500 GT, which had been the linchpin of Maserati’s program to establish itself as a manufacturer of road cars. The Modena marque’s new era began in 1957 with the launch of the Touring-bodied 3500 GT, its first road car built in significant numbers. A luxury 2+2, the 3500 GT drew heavily on Maserati’s competition experience, employing a tubular chassis frame and an engine derived from the Read More
Ferrari’s breathtaking 250 GT/L was designed as a new offering to fill the market between the sporting 250 GT SWB and its more luxurious sibling, the 250 GTE 2+2, by combining the best features of both. The Lusso was first seen by the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, and many enthusiasts simply fell head over heels for the beautiful body and Kamm tail that adorned the newest 250.
Under the aluminum bonnet was Ferrari’s 3.0-liter V12, Read More
This SLR is effectively a brand-new car. With only 4,300 miles over 10 years, this SLR is virtually flawless. Amenities include a Bose surround-sound stereo system with six-disk changer, F1 paddle shift, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. Also included are the optional 19-inch silver forged aluminum wheels. This car is absolutely spectacular in Crystal Laurite Silver exterior with a flawless leather interior in 300SL Red. Carefully stored and maintained since new, this is an incredible opportunity Read More
This is the Maserati factory team’s transporter of its World Championship-winning Fangio 250F season of 1957 — and which would also have taken Fangio’s Piccolo 250F (Chassis 2533) to the last race of his glittering career at Reims in 1958.
It was subsequently acquired by Lance Reventlow for his Team America Scarab assault upon the European Grand Prix series in 1960–61.
The transporter’s next American owners then made the most massive impact of the post-war period upon the European road-racing Read More
Initially road registered as P555 WRC but better known by its long-term moniker P18 WRC, this car had been given a superficial cosmetic refurbishment prior to entering the current ownership. Drawn to “first editions,” the vendor not only had Prodrive validate chassis 001 but also commissioned them to restore it to “original” condition (becoming the Banbury outfit’s first heritage customer in the process). The car was renovated using only original SRT parts, many of which would be even more difficult Read More