At the Ferrari stand, the Italian automaker showed its new Superamerica, a V12 berlinetta version of the 575M Maranello. The special Revocromico top will flip back on top of the trunk lid to the open position or vice versa in less than 10 seconds, and electrochromic glass allows the driver to vary the tint as desired. The V12 makes 540 hp and can propel the Superamerica to 62 in 4.2 seconds with the available F1 gearbox, and to a top Read More
Under the Detroit show lights, Porsche officially took the wraps off its new 911 Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet models. Cabriolets include extras like six onboard airbags and an automatic-deployment rollbar system, plus an upgraded sound system and the company’s Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, while the Carrera S Cabrio adds the even more sophisticated Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system. In Carrera S form, the Cabrio can get to 60 mph in well under five seconds. The new Cabriolet’s Read More
GM president Bob Lutz introduced the next great version of the Corvette—the new Z06—and it’s likely to become one of the most desired OEM Corvettes in years. Compared to the last-generation (C5) ’Vette, there’s much more of a difference between the standard Corvette and the Z06. The new Z06 gets an entirely different powertrain, body structure, and chassis, and has many of its components borrowed from racing. A 7.0-liter (427-ci) LS-7 small-block V8 is installed underhood and includes serious mechanical Read More
H&H, Europes largest specialist historic car auction house, is starting 2005 with a bang. It is presenting an outstanding array of cars for its first sale of the year, at the International Historic Motorsport Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on February 26.
Entries include a barn find 1959 Jaguar XK150S Drophead Coupé with a fascinating and unique history. The car which bears the entirely appropriate registration plate
S 150 was bought new by Esmond Searle, a friend of Jaguars Read More
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Jan. 5, 2005
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Eccentric Aviation Pioneer’s Land Travel
Howard Hughes Car On Display at The Auto Collections
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – More than just a pioneering aviator, Howard Hughes became known as one of the wealthiest, most reclusive and most eccentric men in the world; spending much of his later years holed up in his suite on the Las Vegas Strip.
One of the symbols of the eccentricities of his later Read More
From Bentley’s very earliest days, open-top cars have been an intrinsic part of the company’s heritage. Over the decades that followed many revered convertible or ‘drophead’ models were created, both by notable Bentley coachbuilders such as Mulliner, Park Ward, and later ‘in-house’ at the company’s Crewe headquarters.
From the 1955 Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupe, through the later Corniche and Continental eras, up to the magnificent Azure of 1995, an entire portfolio of unashamedly glamorous and wonderfully desirable cars meant Read More
COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2005) — NADA guides.com recently launched a collectible car buying and selling service at its Web site.
The new service offers car buyers the ability to search more than 65,000 different vehicles across the country by year, make, model, price and location, as well as giving car sellers the opportunity to post their specialty vehicles for sale.
The integrated program is a joint effort between NADA guides.com and CollectorCarTraderOnline.com.
“We’re pleased to offer Read More
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has announced that they will be exhibiting at the Chicago Auto Show in February, making it their first-ever formal consumer auto show exhibit. Taking up over 7,000 square feet of booth space, the exhibit focus will be on the winners of SEMA’s inaugural Vehicle Design Awards Program, a new initiative created to honor original equipment manufacturers that make vehicles with accessorization and personalization in mind.
“We will be at the Chicago Auto Show Read More
2004 saw H&H Classic Auctions consolidate its position as one of Europe’s leading automobilia auction houses. The appointment of automobilia specialist Matthew Kershaw allowed the company to develop the size and quality of its collectables sales, with a consequent significant growth in the prices achieved.
From regular 250-300 lot sales in 2003, entries grew to such an extent that H&H’s October 2004 sale featured over 600 lots, while, in the December auction, nearly 700 lots went under the hammer, achieving Read More
— “Sometimes, I feel like the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote when he suddenly runs off a cliff.” — “Mad Mike” Hughes in 2003
Las Vegas, NV – (December 17, 2004) – On Saturday, March 5, 2005, Michael “Mad Mike” Hughes will do something spectacular in Downtown Las Vegas – he’ll travel almost 400 feet off a 50-foot ramp to make the leap across Binion’s Horseshow Casino in his custom, turbo-powered Lincoln Stretch Limo.
Yes, in a L-I-M-O.
Hughes is Read More