Profiles

Mister Two Comes of Collectible Age

There’s something about a mid-engine car that’s just downright cool. Forget about the polar moment of inertia and the rest of the engineering-ese. When this motorsports-derived configuration appeared in the DeTomaso Vallelunga, Ferrari Dino and Lamborghini Miura in the late 1960s, it became forever associated with exotic cars. Even America’s […]

1977 March 771 Formula One Racer

For the 1977 Formula One season, March developed the 771 that would proudly sport new Rothmans livery. The 771 had slight upgrades compared to the outgoing 761 with a front-mounted radiator, a wider tub, longer wheelbase, and lighter weight than previous models. It was powered by a 3-liter Cosworth DFV […]

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition

The car presented here is a genuine Evolution VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition (CP9A / SNGF2) SCP car (one of 212), but it is also an official U.K.-market example. This means it was officially imported by Mitsubishi-affiliated Ralliart U.K., hence it would have been professionally SVA’d and is supplied with U.K. […]

1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

This 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo is one of 1,385 examples imported into the U.S. for the model year and was purchased new by the current owner’s late husband from Northland Porsche in Cincinnati, OH. The car is finished in Guards Red over black leather and is powered by a turbocharged […]

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

In the early 1970s, Ferrari developed a new platform to succeed the highly popular 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The 365 GT4 BB, revealed at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, brought with it Ferrari’s first mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine — nicknamed the “Boxer,” due to its 4.4-liter flat-12 configuration — and the Berlinetta […]

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

Giotto Bizzarrini was a former Ferrari executive and freelance designer. In addition, Bizzarrini worked with Lamborghini, designing its legendary V12 engine, and for Iso, where he developed motorbikes and automobiles. Bizzarrini saw potential in the Grifo and obtained permission from Iso chairman Renzo Rivolta to manufacture a high-performance version under […]

1937 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster

Launched for 1936, the SS100 was the first real high-performance model produced by SS Cars Limited and used a new Weslake-developed overhead-valve engine in a shortened SS1 chassis. The introduction of the OHV unit was considered to justify the adoption of a new name for the series, SS Cars boss […]

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

NCRS Shipping Data Report No-expense-spared rotisserie restoration by Mike Swedal of Swedal Classic Car Restoration Correct 302-ci engine Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission 12-bolt 4.10 Positraction rear end Cowl induction hood Stainless chambered dual exhaust X77-D80 coded trim tag Factory paint code 71-71 LeMans Blue with white stripes Original owner’s […]

Two Much of a Good Thing

The early 1990s is not a period fondly remembered by either auto-styling aficionados or performance enthusiasts. This was the era of the inglorious 250-horsepower Corvette, when a new Ferrari infamously got outrun by a stock GMC pickup, and Giorgetto Giugiaro was slumming with the likes of Subaru. From this time […]

1988 Alpina B7 Turbo/1 Katalysator

This Alpina B7 Turbo/1 is number 243 of 278 examples produced between 1984 and 1987 and is one of 42 examples fitted with a catalytic converter. The car was produced in October 1986 and first registered in March 1988, and it was imported to the U.S. by the seller in […]