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1969 Lamborghini Espada Series I

Building on the success of the Miura, Lamborghini tackled a new challenge — to produce a 4-seater supercar that would combine sportiness and roominess. The first signal of this intent appeared at the 1967 edition of the Geneva Motor Show with the Marzal, the work of Marcello Gandini, a recent […]

1958 Triumph TR3A Works Rally Roadster

Standard-Triumph entered four Triumph TR3As for the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally. The cars carried near-sequential registration numbers: VRW 220 for Paddy Hopkirk/Jack Scott, VRW 221 for John Waddington/Mike Wood, VRW 223 for Maurice Gatsonides/Marcel Becquart and VRW 219 for Annie Soisbault/Tish Ozanne. Poor weather delayed Waddington in VRW 221 — […]

1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

This Ford Mustang is very special thanks to its finish and history. It was made especially for Henry Ford II, as confirmed by a certificate from Ford France, dated January 3, 1991, which states: “The Ford Mustang serial number 6F08K285715 was the vehicle commissioned by Ford for Henry Ford II […]

2008 Tesla Roadster

Three-phase, four-pole AC induction electric motor 3.0 80-kWh battery 288 bhp and 295 ft-lb of torque BorgWarner single-speed transmission Four-wheel independent suspension Four-wheel disc brakes Just 414 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging The 272nd of the first Tesla Roadster run of just 500 cars Recently upgraded […]

1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 Targa

Completed in July 1973, this 911 is a desirable, late-production 2.4 T Targa featuring Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection. In all, just 1,302 CIS Targas were built, and they are regarded as the best-performing of all Ts, delivering 140 bhp and a smooth, torque-optimized power band. Painted Kelly Green (code […]

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale

At just 12 years old, Battista Farina began working for his brother Giovanni, who had established Carrozzeria Stabilimenti Industriali Farina, a firm that specialized in building elegant custom coachwork for luxury automobiles. After 25 years of learning the craft, Battista Farina formed his own company, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, quickly to […]

1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype

At the 1963 Torino Motor Show, one of the decade’s most celebrated berlinettas, the Iso Grifo A3/L, was introduced on Bertone’s stand. Powered by a Corvette V8 and built on the Iso Rivolta’s short-wheelbase chassis, the Grifo was designed by legendary engineer Giotto Bizzarrini with substantial input from Bertone stylist […]

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Pillarless Saloon by Vesters et Neirinck

  Brussels coachbuilder Vesters et Neirinck produced some of the finest and most interesting designs to come out of Belgium during the Classic Era. They were particularly proud of their close relationship with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. One of their most stunning creations, this Rolls-Royce Phantom III, was ordered with such […]

1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah

One of only 10 genuine Cheetahs in the United States Original Bill Thomas 377-ci Rochester fuel-injected engine BTM of Arizona-certified and restored to museum quality Known as “The Cobra Killer” on and off the race track Period photos and restoration information available

1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indy Racer

Fifth-place finisher at 1957 Indianapolis 500 with Andy Linden “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indianapolis 500 entry (1958) Driven at Indy in 1958 by Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Paul Goldsmith AACA Senior First Place Award and Race Car Certification Multiple awards; appearances include 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed Great presence; offered […]