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1929 Packard Series 645 Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton

Always built to the highest standards, the Packard was unquestionably one of the finest American cars of the pre-war era. The Packard’s innovative engineering and superior build quality were soon attracting the attention of wealthy clients, with William D. Rockefeller purchasing two at the New York Automobile Show in November […]

1936 Lagonda LG45 4½-Litre Rapide-Style Sports Tourer

A 1937 model built late in 1936, this outstandingly attractive rebodied Lagonda is modeled after the definitive LG45R Rapide of the mid-1930s. It is one of a batch of six original LG45s converted to Rapide specification — in this case including the correct T9 gearbox — during the 1980s by the […]

1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

This 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R is said to have remained under long-term ownership in Japan before being imported to the U.S. in 2018, at which time it was acquired by the seller. Finished in silver over black vinyl upholstery, the car is powered by a 2.0-liter S20 inline-6 that features […]

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Of all the machines to emerge from Maranello over the years, few are as closely linked to the personal story of Enzo Ferrari — or played a greater contribution to the ongoing success of his eponymous marque — as the Dino 246 GT. Ferrari’s efforts to develop a V6-configured engine […]

1978 Volkswagen Golf GTI

By the end of the production cycle of the air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, the 1930s-designed car had achieved cult status, but on a practical level it was dated. Compared to modern alternatives from rival manufacturers, the Beetle was limited by its rear-engine platform, as the front-wheel-drive, front-engine setup became de rigueur in the […]

2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS

Following discontinuation of the fourth-generation Dodge Viper in 2010, the Mopar fan favorite returned to mark a new chapter in 2013. Dodge whet the appetite of enthusiasts once again with the introduction of a fifth-generation car — this time carrying a new name. The SRT Viper broadened the rear-wheel-drive halo […]

1951 Alta Formula Two

This remarkable “time machine” Formula Two racing car is offered here for the first time after no fewer than 49 years in its current ownership. Furthermore, this long ownership period has seen the car raced once only — back in 1975 — after which it was set aside pending more-thorough […]

1965 Dodge Coronet A990 Lightweight

Chrysler allowed the development of its Hemi engine for one real purpose: to win races. However, NASCAR in 1964 decided that Chrysler’s engine was not acceptable on its racetracks. Plan B was to build a factory car that would dominate the stock classes in NHRA-sanctioned drag racing. Thus was born […]

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Convertible

Sir William Lyons’ leadership allowed Jaguar to flourish. He had appointed the gifted engineer, pilot and racing technical wizard Frank RW “Lofty” England to lead the company’s racing department. Applying his experience working with Tim Birkin’s team and the Blower Bentley cars, as well as Prince Bira’s White Mouse Stable, […]

1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe by Allemano

This 1961 Maserati 5000 GT is one of 34 examples built between 1959 and 1966 and is the first among 22 coupes constructed with Carrozzeria Allemano bodywork penned by Giovanni Michelotti. Named the Indianapolis as a nod to Maserati’s Indy 500 legacy, chassis 103014 was completed in September 1961 before […]