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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy

LS3 402-ci, 300-hp V8 Documented one-owner car, with original title and Protect-O-Plate Factory air conditioning This rare special-order Heavy Chevy was marketed as a lighter version of the SS and advertised much lower stated horsepower as an insurance beater. Heavy Chevys were factory coded as a base Chevelle and theoretically […]

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

5.0-L DOHC 32-valve V8 6-speed manual transmission 945 miles from new There was no mistaking the Boss 302 for other run-of-the-mill Mustangs. Like the original, its unique exterior décor set these cars apart, as if the running gear didn’t do that. Produced for just two years, a total of 3,249 […]

1952 FWD F-Series Fire Truck

by B. Mitchell Carlson and Stuart Lenzke This FWD Pumper, Engine 2632, was in service as a front-line pumper until 2004, when it was replaced by a new pumper engine at the Baker Rural Fire Protection District in Baker City, OR. Department personnel bought the retired engine from the department. […]

1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454/365 coupe

1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454/365 coupe

71,000 original miles Original matching-numbers 454-ci, 365-hp LS5 engine 4-speed manual transmission One of 1,455 equipped with the factory alarm system Four Season air conditioning (not operational) Power steering and brakes Original AM/FM radio Original luggage rack T-tops with original covers Pop-out rear window Original order copy Original owner’s manual […]

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

At a time in automotive history when American manufacturers were consistently arguing that “bigger is better,” Nash dared to be different. After creating a well-received concept car called the NXI, Nash believed that a small, efficient car could be successful amongst the sea of large cars being offered by the […]

1975 Bricklin SV-1 coupe

Swingin’ Gullwing

If you were to think of a sports car that epitomized the mid-1970s, the Bricklin SV-1 would be the perfect choice. The car was the brainchild of Malcolm Bricklin, a somewhat eccentric auto-industry executive whose resumé includes bringing Subaru to North America. His idea was to build a much safer […]

1963 Ford Galaxie 500

1963 Ford Galaxie 500

Here we offer the John Willment Automobiles Ltd. racing team’s Ford Galaxie 500 — the landmark car in which the late, great, hugely popular driver Jack Sears stood the racing record on its head and shattered those long years of Jaguar domination. The Galaxie was a 400-horsepower 7-liter “Lightweight,” built […]

2011 BMW 1M Coupe

2011 BMW 1M Coupe

Developed by BMW Motorsport and announced in December 2010, the 1M coupe used a tuned version of the N54 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine producing 335 hp, which was delivered to the road via a 6-speed manual gearbox and electronic limited-slip differential. With its front-engine/rear-drive layout, traditional sports-car handling and colossal […]

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

This 280SL was delivered new with the rare and desirable optional 5-speed ZF gearbox and fitted with the even rarer option of a limited-slip differential (Mercedes-Benz Datenkarte on file). It was sold new to Mr. Herman Kaiser in Duisburg, Germany on September 3, 1968, receiving the registration number DUAZ10. Then […]

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Alloy

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Alloy Coupe

Over 1,200 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytonas” were produced. Five were lightweight Alloy competition cars, which dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona. Further to those, Ferrari commissioned two aluminum-body street versions of the Daytona, chassis 12547 and this car, 12653. Chassis 12547 existed for many years as a road car but […]