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1964 Ginetta G4R

Among the most famous and documented racing Ginettas The Chris Meek/Gil Baird “Works” development and competition car Numerous wins at Silverstone, Snetterton, Mallory Park and other venues One of only two Lotus Twin Cam-powered G4Rs to race internationally Featured in all the books written on the Ginetta marque Restored for […]

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport

The car presented here is a very special Club Sport and was first delivered new to Porsche in Stuttgart, Germany; chassis 96ZRS815311 was ordered in almost standard specification with the only exceptions to Club Sport puritanism being a sunroof and a Blaupunkt RCR42 radio cassette. Registered as one of the […]

1980 BMW M1

In 1977, BMW found an unlikely partner in Lamborghini and started to design a mid-engine supercar featuring their strong 3.5-liter, 24-valve, straight-6 engine, which would be primarily used in sports-car racing. In order to homologate the car, 400 road cars had to be built, and an initial tubular chassis design […]

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Announced in April 2010, the 599 GTO was only the third Ferrari to carry the evocative “Gran Turismo Omologato” designation, the others being the 250 GTO and 288 GTO. The 599 GTO was a development of the original 599 GTB Fiorano that had been introduced at the Geneva Motor Show […]

1967 Toyota 2000GT

The example offered here, finished in the desirable color of Solar Red, was one of three new 2000GTs supplied to Otto Linton, the legendary Watkins Glen driver. Officially recognized as one of the “Legends of the Glen,” Mr. Linton had recently acquired a Toyota dealership in Pennsylvania. He apparently considered […]

2017 Jaguar XKSS Continuation

There are few modern sports cars around which legends gather more thickly than the Jaguar XKSS. Following the company’s withdrawal from racing after the 1956 season, a number of both completed and incomplete D-types remained in factory stock and unsold. The decision was made to convert these cars to road-going […]

1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1

This 1970 Buick GS Stage 1’s full frame-off restoration was completed by Thornton Autoworks of Telford, PA, and is one of 2,465 Stage 1 hard tops produced in 1970. It’s powered by its matching-numbers 455-cid/360-hp V8, which puts out 510 ft-lb of torque backed by the matching-numbers M21 close-ratio 4-speed […]

1959 Cooper-Climax Monaco T49 Mk I

Successor to Cooper’s center-seat “Bobtail,” the Cooper Monaco T49 was named for the win at the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix by famed British privateer Rob Walker’s Cooper-Climax Formula 1 car. The Monaco was Cooper’s first production rear-mid-engined sports-racing model, designed expressly to meet FIA requirements of two seats, two doors […]

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL70 AMG

At a time when the price of a standard Mercedes-Benz SL600 was just 5% less than a Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, it is unsurprising that the SL70 always was an extremely rare car; the engine upgrade alone cost roughly the equivalent of $60,000. Nevertheless, the reward was staggering: a hand-built 7.1-liter […]

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet

The elegant 300Sc cabriolet presented here was dispatched to the New York Mercedes-Benz distributorship in early 1956 and, according to a copy of its factory build record, was finished in dark brown with a beige leather interior. While little has been documented about its earlier years, in about 2001, the […]