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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fiat/Bertone X1/9

An X1/9 Sold for What?

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 […]

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 […]

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 by Pinin Farina

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 by Pinin Farina

The 14th of 40 Series I 250 GT cabriolets built, chassis 0791GT was delivered new in a very attractive colour combination of Bianco over Blu Connolly leather. Its color scheme perfectly suited the car’s personality as a fashionable open-top Ferrari. First owner John R. Fulp Jr. of Greenville, SC, was […]

1968 Porsche 912

1968 Porsche 912

1,582-cc OHV air-cooled opposed 4-cylinder engine Two Solex downdraft carburetors 102 horsepower at 5,800 rpm 5-speed manual transmission Independent front and rear suspension Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes 89,194 miles on the odometer Well-documented service history An excellent candidate for restoration

1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4

1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4

It’s hard to believe that the beautiful Facel Vega automobiles evolved from a company that specialized in building office equipment. By the late 1950s, these limited-production vehicles, which had depended upon powerplants supplied by Chrysler from the start, had grown quite a fan base among those who knew quality automobiles. […]

1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe

1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe

The words “supercar” and “sensational” are often to be found in conjunction, and no more justifiably so than in the case of Jaguar’s fabulous XJ 220. Worthy successor to the multiple Le Mans-winning C-type and D-type Jaguars of the 1950s, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines just as its illustrious […]