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1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” Phaeton by LaGrande

Eleven LaGrande “sweep panel” phaetons were produced for the long-wheelbase Duesenberg Model J chassis. Of these, just three were supercharged SJ models, and only one of these, the car offered here, boasted unique styling features, most prominently the lack of a full second cowl. Instead, a folding windshield was fitted. […]

1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

Enduring older restoration of Ford’s iconic Model A Roadster pickup Well-preserved, attractive and ready to be enjoyed or put to work Accessories include a side-mounted spare and Atlas auxiliary water bag 200.5-ci L-Head 40-hp inline 4-cylinder engine 3-speed manual transmission Solid front axle with transverse leaf spring; live rear axle […]

1963 Shelby Cobra 289

Reportedly one of three cars independently built to Dragonsnake specification One of the very first Cobras to be equipped with a 289 V Long period history in SCCA competition on the West Coast Wonderful patina inside and out A driver’s Cobra, to be used and enjoyed with pride

1970 Plymouth Superbird

440-ci OHV V8 “Super Commando” powerplant Single 4-barrel downdraft carburetor 3-speed automatic Numbers-matching Three owners from new Recently completed six-year restoration Bucket seats/console/floor shift

1952 Allard K2 Custom

Modified by legendary California customizer George Barris Painted and pinstriped by the incomparable Von Dutch Updated for performance and reliability Previously owned by Hollywood actor Jeff Cooper Colorado Grand participant Displayed at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

1965 Pontiac GTO

If starring as an attraction in Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, TN, serves as an endorsement for a vintage machine from that classic era, then this 1965 Pontiac GTO comes highly recommended. But that’s not the end of this fantastic GTO’s credentials. It has twice won the GTO […]

1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Very rare factory 4-speed supercharged Avanti R2 Sold new in Berkeley, CA, later a resident of Tucson, AZ, where it was acquired by Colin Comer Copy of the original build sheet Matching engine, chassis and body numbers Original 289/290-horsepower V8 engine Original Paxton centrifugal supercharger Original Borg-Warner T10 4-speed manual […]

Sifting the Auctions for Hidden Gems

The old saying of “Can’t see the forest for the trees” also applies to good deals at the Monterey Car Week auctions. Despite auction houses working to get high-end cars for record-setting sales prices, there are inevitably a few consignments that don’t fare as well as hoped. Throw in car […]