1969 BMW ‘Spicup’ Concept Car

BMW regularly took turns down dead-end roads, and this strange and wonderful car is one of them

Chassis number: V0010
Engine number: V00102800
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Berton

The concept, or show, car emerged after World War II as a means of generating publicity and gauging the public’s reaction to often-radical ideas for new models. They were built as design proposals, rolling laboratories, marketing experiments, automotive provocations and everything in between. The BMW offered here, “Spicup” — the name arises from Read More

1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

The buyer has a significant piece of Ford’s Total Performance Era sitting in the garage — and is ready to hunt Super Stock Mopars

Chassis number: 4F4K167198

Ford’s Total Performance program was well under way when Lee Iacocca hired Dearborn Steel Tubing Company to build a batch of special lightweight Ford Fairlanes for its top drag racing clientele. Painted Wimbledon White and stuffed with 427 cubic inches of Galaxie V8, the cars were dubbed “Thunderbolts.”

Highlights:
•    One of Read More

1956 Tojeiro-Butterworth AJB Racer

I have no idea how much fun it might be to drive, but I can guarantee
it won’t have a chance against the Lotus 11s and Cooper Bobtails

Chassis number: TAD354
Engine number: B44

Archie Butterworth of Frimley Green, Surrey, was a wonderfully extroverted engineering personality involved in the resurgent years of British motorsport immediately post-World War II. Here we offer this most unusual and intriguing Tojeiro-chassised sports-racing car from 1954, powered by one of the Butterworth AJB Read More

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

The buyer paid a premium for originality and left-hand drive, and the American collector no doubt carefully picked his moment

Chassis number: DB51847L
Engine number: 4001847

Aston Martin developed and released the all-new DB4 in 1958 alongside the final DB2-derived DB Mark III. The following year, the company received a Royal Warrant of Appointment from HRH Prince Philip and took overall victory at Le Mans and the World Sports Car Constructor’s Championship the year after.

A highly Read More

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta

A prototype of the new 250 GT Lusso appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. The strikingly elegant lines, blending into an aero-efficient Kamm tail, were reminiscent of not only the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta but also the 250 GTO. Notably, the Lusso was the last Ferrari model to be equipped with the legendary Gioacchino Colombo-designed 3.0-liter V12 engine. With three Weber carburetors, as opposed to the six used on the racing version, the unit used in the Read More

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This car is a glorious driving experience — one that is being recognized at a time when depreciation pounds modern collectibles

Chassis number: WP0AC29917S793226

From the auction catalog: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2-door coupe, orange/black with a 4-cylinder, 3.6-liter engine and 6-speed manual transmission. A collector car with 1,009 actual miles. All original, beautiful condition with no damage history and no mechanical history. Dealer maintained.

1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 Coupe Project

The pride of driving a car you’ve brought back to life with your own hands can trump convenience or logic

Chassis number: 775984

The first of Alfa Romeo’s Bertone-styled coupes — the 1.6-liter Giulia Sprint GT — was launched in 1963. Mechanically, the stylish new 2+2 was much the same as the Giulia TI sports saloon, featuring a 5-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and disc brakes all around. A 1300 model — the GT Read More

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast

In its day, the 500 Superfast represented the pinnacle of Ferrari ownership. Offering 400 horsepower from its 4.9-liter V12 and capable of exceeding 170 mph, the ultra-exclusive 500 SF attracted Ferrari’s most elite clients.

The 500 Superfast was impossibly powerful, beautiful, unbelievably expensive and perfectly suited to high-speed Continental trips in true GT fashion. The 500 Superfast was a logical evolution not only of the 410/400 Superamerica but also the one-off Superfast II styling/engineering exercise of 1960. It was built Read More

1964 Mini Cooper Works Race Car

From a collector’s standpoint, they were just plain cheap from concept to completion, and they built a ton of them

Chassis number: CA257662044
Engine number: 9FSAY34709

Belying its small size and apparent fragility, the Mini Cooper developed into the most successful Works rally car of the 1960s. One of its most famous victories was Paddy Hopkirk’s headline-grabbing win in the 1964 “Monte.” The Mini Cooper family’s ultimate expression — the 1,275-cc S — won first time out in 1964 Read More

1923 Ford Model T White’s Garage Snowmobile

Model Ts were a natural for these conversions because of their sheer simplicity — and massive numbers on the road

Virgil D. White was a clever inventor who sold and serviced Model T Fords, becoming an authorized Ford dealer in West Ossipee, NH. By 1913, he had patented a snowmobile conversion kit for Model T Fords, which he sold for $400, and complete vehicles were sold for $750. 1923 seems to be the first year that he actively marketed Read More

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