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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 […]

1970 Porsche 917 K

The Porsche 917 K was the direct result of years of intense research. Although it employed the most modern concepts in automotive design, the new car was absolutely in keeping with Porsche tradition. The foundation of the new model was an incredibly lightweight aluminum space-frame chassis. Similarly, the suspension systems […]

1995 McLaren F1

Single-owner McLaren F1 Chassis 044, 37th off the assembly line The first fully federalized McLaren F1 to be imported to the U.S. One of seven U.S. F1s. Original Base Silver paint and black/gray Connolly leather The car was purchased new by the consignor in July 1996. He then embarked on […]

1968 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa

For 1967, Porsche introduced an open-topped variant of the 911. Named for the company’s successive wins in the famous Sicilian road race, the Targa incorporated a stainless-steel roll bar, removable roof panel and fold-away plastic rear window for an open-air experience. Many buyers opted for the conventional glass rear window […]

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

Coming from the finest of all Aston Martin collections, owned by a fastidious perfectionist, DBR1/1 is not only the best presented of the five DBR1s produced, it is also without question the most correct, down to the smallest of details, inside and out. With its impeccable provenance and enviable racing […]

1952 Abarth 1100 Sport by Ghia

The last of four Abarth 205 competition chassis to be constructed, the car offered here is the only example to use an engine and transmission developed from the new Fiat 1100-103, as well as the only example bodied by Ghia. Believed to have been designed by Giovanni Michelotti, it was […]

1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spyder by Scaglietti

Evolving from one of Ferrari’s earliest 4-cylinder engines, Ferrari’s straight-six project eventually led to the potent 121 LM. The rather hefty displacement of 4,412 cc provided much more horsepower and torque than its predecessors. Fitted with three side-draft Weber carburetors, the engine produced a hearty 360 bhp. These were not […]