Profiles

1936 MG NB Magnette Airline Coupe

It could easily be argued that one of the prettiest swept-back designs of the 1930s was on the very few Airline Coupes that graced MG chassis. The design was created by H.W. Allingham, and the cathedral-style lighting panels on the sliding sunroof, the spare tire neatly blended into the swept-back […]

1955 Porsche 356 1500 Continental Cabriolet

One of only 299 Pre-A cabriolets built in 1955 A 1,488-cc OHV Type 546/2 flat 4-cylinder engine with dual Solex 32 PBI carburetors that makes 55 horsepower at 4,400 rpm Spectacular Terra Cotta-over-Ochre color scheme Delivered with rare factory options and accessories Faithfully executed, show-quality restoration. Documented matching-numbers engine A […]

The Not-So-Affordable Trends of Arizona

The USA, China and the European nations have each all printed over a trillion dollars in the past few years. We are in a cash crisis, with no place for this cash to go,” quipped one of my longtime automotive writer colleagues. “This has to account for some of the […]

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America

Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America 1131 This car is among the rare survivors, having resided for its entire life in the forgiving western United States. In 1992, it was owned by the president of the U.S. Lancia club, who also was an avid vintage racer. He had the car […]

1953 Allard JR Le Mans Roadster

• Estimated 350-hp, 365-ci Cadillac overhead valve V8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, 4-speed manual transmission, semi-independent front suspension with split axle, rear De Dion axle with coil springs and tubular shock absorbers, and Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic brakes  • One of only seven Allard JRs built • One of two factory entries to the 24 […]

1958 Chrysler 300D Convertible

For much of its history, Chrysler was a frontrunner in building some of the most interesting and exciting high-performance cars Detroit had to offer. Foremost among them are the formidable early Hemi-powered Chrysler 300 “letter cars” of the 1950s, which, by virtue of their cost and long list of standard […]

1961 Triumph TR4

The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961 to follow its very successful predecessors, the TR2 and TR3. Code named “Zest” during development, the body was given a more modern and updated appearance by Michelotti, but its drive train and chassis remained the same, using the well-proven 4-cylinder pushrod unit; however, […]

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

When Porsche decided to attach the GT appellation to Carrera in 2004, it marked a return to its competition roots, the new flagship supercar’s looks recalling those of the original Type 550 of 50-plus years ago. Known as “Project Code 80,” the program to develop a front-ranking supercar had begun […]

A Practical Hipster of a Volvo

The 1950s saw most car manufacturers reaching to sports cars to burnish their image and give a spark to their product lines. This was especially true of European makers eager to get a bigger part of the lucrative U.S. market, where buyers were embracing a more spirited and involving driving […]

1951 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Based initially at Tours — and from 1906 in Paris —Delahaye built its first automobile in 1894 and soon diversified into commercial vehicle manufacture. Its early products tended to be rather lackluster, but then in 1935 came the first of a new generation that would change the marque’s image forever: […]