Fun With the Poor Man’s XKE

There aren’t many sleepers in the collector car world with the endearing qualities of the Triumph GT6. It’s a British child of the Swingin’ Sixties, it’s rarely seen, it’s a crowd-pleaser and it’s just a plain hoot to drive.

If you fit in it.

Produced for just seven years through Mark I, Mark II and Mark III variants, the GT6 combined the Giovanni Michelotti-designed Spitfire body in coupe form with a sweet little 2-liter six-banger. Looking something like an E-type Read More

1952 Jaguar C-Type

This stunning C-type is just the seventh example of 53 cars in the chassis number sequence, and it wears the ninth body constructed. Chassis number XKC007 also claims important SCCA racing history in the hands of the legendary Phil Hill.

The Jaguar debuted as number 41 at Elkhart Lake in early September of 1952. As his son Derek recalls, Phil Hill actually drove the Jaguar himself from California to Wisconsin for the race. There, Hill won the Sheldon Cup race Read More

2018 Bugatti Chiron

This Chiron is the first U.S.-specification example ordered and is presented unregistered and in as-new condition. Finished in black with red highlights inside and out, as well as red brake calipers, this is a truly sinister-looking Chiron. As a brand-new car, it is still accompanied by its factory extended warranty.

The car includes a number of accessories and gifts for the first owner, including a 1:8-scale Amalgam model of this car, a U.S.-specification rear bumper (the car is currently fitted Read More

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT

  • Very rare homologation model
  • With service logbook and regularly maintained
  • Only 406 made
  • No reserve

This desirable and rare Porsche 924 Carrera GT is one of just 406 units produced, and is now one of the most sought-after models from the Porsche range.

The car has hardly been used for the past few years and is in good condition both inside and outside. This Carrera GT has participated in sporting events and rallies, and it is equipped with Read More

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione

The late 1950s and early 1960s was the golden era of sports car racing. Every weekend, privateers and manufacturers alike would take to racetracks around the world, racing everything from home-built specials to the latest and greatest in handcrafted, exotic Italian sports cars.

One of the major players in the sports car racing scene in the United States was Luigi Chinetti. Chinetti was a highly successful racing driver — having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright in 1932, Read More

1974 DeTomaso Pantera L

Ford Motor Company president Lee Iacocca was a man who fostered bold new ideas and had the clout to turn them into reality. Among his wildest notions was that of a mid-engine supercar that could be sold by a Ford dealer, cooked into being with his great friend and former Argentinean racing driver Alejandro DeTomaso, in a storied collaboration with noted sports car designer Tom Tjaarda on behalf of respected Italian coachbuilder Ghia.

The resulting DeTomaso Pantera was built in Read More

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Chassis 1653R was completed at Newport Pagnell on July 3, 1964, and delivered on September 22, 1964, to Bryce, Hamer & Isherwood, Paul McCartney’s accountants at the time.

McCartney ordered the car prior to his departure for the Beatles’ world tour in the summer of 1964. The DB5 was subsequently registered in the musician’s name. Accompanying paperwork shows the price was £3,800 10s 0d plus purchase tax of £793 6s 8d.

The BMIHT certificate on file shows that the Aston Read More

1943 International Harvester M5 Half-Track

  • Used during the Allied liberation of Europe, most likely with the Polish forces
  • Subsequently seconded to the French Army, which stationed it in French Guyana, South America, for decades
    Brought back to France during the 1980s and sold to Belgian collector and Supreme Court Judge Mr. Louis Amerijckx, who stored it in the grounds of his chateau
  • Acquired from Mr. Amerijckx by Ivo Rigter in 1987 and treated to a 2,500-hour, chassis-up restoration over the next 27 years
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An X1/9 Sold for What?

Fiat/Bertone X1/9

Arecent result from the Bonhams Padua auction on October 28, 2017, caused a bit of a stir here at the “Affordable Classic” desk.

Actually, it wasn’t a stir, but more like a big messy spit-take, a coffee-spewing, head-shaking explosion of disbelief.

A late-in-the-run 1988 Bertone X1/9 1500 coupe went out the door for just a skosh more than $30,000.

I’ll wait while you clean up your coffee.

Admittedly, Read More

1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater

1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater

All dual-overhead-camshaft engines trace their origins back to a few Peugeots built a hundred years ago by a trio of racers, Jules Goux, Georges Boillot and Paolo Zuccarelli — and their engineer collaborator Ernest Henry.

The race cars they built had several variations to comply with changing regulations, but today only two examples of these pioneering cars exist. This is one of them, while the other has a secure position in a Florida collection.

The Lindley Bothwell Peugeot L45 has Read More

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