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1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe

Finished in obligatory Cameo White, this matching-numbers 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was built at GM’s Norwood, OH, assembly plant on June 23, 1969. It is one of only 697 Trans Am models built for ’69 and one of only 43 with a black interior. Other options include an AM […]

1955 Bristol 450 Le Mans Coupe

Any car-mad schoolboy of the early 1950s would have coveted the contemporary Dinky Toy model of this breathtakingly futuristic-looking aerodynamic Le Mans racing coupe. At the 1954 edition of the renowned daylong French endurance race, the British factory team of three such Bristol 450s purred past the checkered flag to […]

1965 Honda S600 Convertible

This 1965 Honda S600 convertible is said to have been bought new from a Honda dealer in Toronto, Canada, by Pennsylvania-based Honda motorcycle dealers Ron and Mary Krause, who would later go on to become one of Honda’s first U.S. automobile dealers in 1972. The car changed hands several times […]

2022 Ferrari 812 Competizione

Few Ferraris of the modern era have generated excitement comparable to the furore surrounding the 812 Superfast — intended to replace the F12berlinetta — as it was revealed at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The 812 Superfast arrived amid great fanfare as Ferrari’s 2-seat, front-engined, rear-wheel-drive flagship model, and the fitment […]

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo

Offered here is a first-generation 3.0-liter (non-intercooled) model supplied new to the U.S. Imported in 2020, it remained unregistered until January 1, 2022. With the car is a Certificate of Authenticity confirming matching engine and transmission numbers. The 911 is finished in the original color scheme of Sand Beige with […]

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss was unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, a lightweight speedster variant of the SLR as potent in performance as it is arresting in appearance. Just 75 examples were built, offered exclusively to existing SLR owners as a modern homage to the […]

1975 Chevron B31

Derek Bennett, a shy, intuitive engineer and vastly underrated driver, was once dubbed Britain’s Enzo Ferrari. Yet his most stunning, world-beating Chevron cars emerged from the gloom of a lofty old brick-built Lancashire cotton mill in Bolton’s Old Chorley Road. Debuted in 1969, the B16 sports racer — arguably the […]

1967 Ford GT40

The early history of this roadgoing GT40 is particularly fascinating, outlined in extensive detail by marque specialist Ronnie Spain, whose report remains on file for this car and is available for review by interested potential bidders. It begins on February 16, 1967, one week before its scheduled delivery date, and […]

1904 Napier L48 “Samson”

This “Edwardian Giant” is offered from the collection of its fifth owner in 120 years, Australian businessman Peter Briggs. The discovery of this engine in the 1950s, fit to a complete body in the 1980s, heralded the definitive rebirth into the motoring world of the L48 and its singular legacy. […]

1935 Voisin C28 Clairière Berline

Among French automakers of the Art Deco era, Avions Voisin was unique. With a background in architecture, industrial design, engineering, and a successful career in aviation, Gabriel Voisin reached the height of his automotive career in the 1930s. Each Voisin automobile was designed as a whole in response to the […]