Profiles

2008 Koenigsegg CCX

The idea of building one’s own supercar to compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren would generally be considered ludicrous, what with the monumental strides these companies have made in automotive technology and performance over the past decades. How could one man’s vision compete with such established sporting […]

1949 MG TC

• 4-cylinder engine • Engine balanced • 4-speed transmission • Right-side driver • 12-volt system

1974 Lancia Stratos Groupe 4

The Lancia Stratos is unquestionably the most extraordinary rally car ever produced. It is also one of the most successful, having won the World Rally Championship three times (and probably would have continued if allowed to do so). The first prototype Stratos was a project designed by Marcello Gandini for […]

1996 Porsche 911S GT2

When Porsche introduced the new 993 in 1995, it was to be the last of the great air-cooled 911s. The new coupe retained only the roof and front deck lid from the preceding 964 model. New items included bodywork, poly-ellipsoid low-beam and variable-focus high-beam headlights, and a 6-speed transmission. A […]

1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau

  The first Ford Motor Company product was called, not surprisingly, the Model A. It was powered by an opposed 2-cylinder engine that displaced 100 cubic inches and developed 8 horsepower. Built on a wheelbase of only 72 inches, it weighed roughly 1,250 pounds, depending upon the body fitted. Its […]

2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

• 1,001 hp, 7,993-cc quad-turbocharged W16 engine • 7-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox • Haldex four-wheel drive • Electrically adjustable independent suspension • 4-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes • Top speed of 253 mph • Number 100 of 300 built • One owner from new and less than 700 km from new […]

1959 MGA Twin-Cam Roadster

Conceived as a replacement for the traditional T-Series MGs and introduced in 1955, the MGA combined a rigid chassis with the Austin-designed, 1,489-cc B-Series engine that had first appeared in the ZA Magnette. Running gear was based on the TF, with independent coil-sprung wishbone front suspension and a live rear […]

1930–31 Maserati Tipo 26 Sport Road Racer

This magical Maserati was a direct competitor of the smaller-engined, less-uncompromisingly-race-bred Alfa Romeo 8C 2300. It should be considered absolutely within the same breath as one of the most illustrious of Italian-made thoroughbred road-racing cars. This extraordinarily well-presented survivor from Maserati’s early history is offered here direct from 57 years […]

1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 S-Type Open Tourer

This extraordinary S-type has been preserved within its very first family ownership for no fewer than the past 84 years. The original owner was a former military captain who had the rare distinction for a British Army officer of having served throughout (and survived) World War I. He ordered the […]

1909 Stanley Model R Roadster

Whoever called this car a Stanley Steamer wasn’t a friend of the Stanley brothers, as they hated that designation. It was a Stanley Steam Car, although Stanley Steamer has become a part of the American language. The brothers were identical twins who went by their initials, F.E. and F.O. They […]