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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 […]

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe

Inspired by Bertone’s Alfa-based styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini exhibited at the 1967 Montreal Expo, the two-seater Montreal coupe debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970. Unlike the Expo prototype that used Alfa’s 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, the production Montreal used a “civilized” version of the T33 sports prototype’s four-cam […]

1962 Daimler SP250 “Police Spec” Convertible

This beautiful SP250 is one of 26 purchased by the Metropolitan Police, and details of its acquisition and service record are on file together with a charming photograph showing the Daimler on parade. For 13 seasons, 670 ELL was used as a course car at the Goodwood Revival Meeting, being […]

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

This Silver Arrow is recognized as being body number 1, the first Silver Arrow produced, and was used to debut the wild new ideas at East Coast auto shows during 1933, including both New York and Boston. Pierce-Arrow clientele were notoriously conservative and not really the people who bought super-streamlined […]

A Cheap, Fast, Fun Porsche with a Catch

The 996 is the pit bull of 911s — but not in a dispositional or aesthetic sense. However, like the odd pit bull that inexplicably snaps, the 996 can be a car that’s perfectly fine — until it’s not fine. An infamous bearing The source of the Porsche 996’s reputation […]

2016 Ferrari 488 GTE

The latest in Ferrari’s illustrious line of rear-engine V8 GT cars, the 488 GTE made its competition debut in the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours. With one car each from SMP Racing, Risi Competizione and Scuderia Corsa, it was Scuderia Corsa — with the sister car to that offered here — […]

2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Delivered new to its first and only owner in Bahrain, this particular C63 AMG Black Series was produced for the 2013 model year in Bremen and shipped to Bahrain on October 10, 2012. The car was ordered in a classic and refined color combination of Diamond White Metallic over a […]