Here’s another rare survivor for Pick of the Day, a 1939 Buick 46 S with just 54,616 miles on its odometer. The stylish sport coupe is also an example of the graceful design trend that started toward the end of the 1930s, a brief pinnacle cut short by the advent of war. Continue reading
Mecum Auctions is adding at least two events to its busy calendar for 2017, with a sale in Pomona, California, in February and in Las Vegas in November.
The Pomona collector car auction will occupy a new time slot for Mecum while the Vegas sale replaces the company’s Anaheim, California, event. Continue reading
Legendary Jaguar test engineer Norman Dewis OBE will be honored at the Classic & Sports Car Show in London, where he will appear with one of the greatest Jaguar race cars that never raced, the mid-engine XJ13. Continue reading
While most of the U.S. hunkers down for winter, the collector cars and motorcycles tucked away until spring, we in the Southwest are just beginning our driving season. For the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, the heat is gone and it’s time to put the top down and cruise.
And that’s how it is in Sherman, Texas, near Dallas, where the Pick of the Day, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible, is waiting on a car dealer’s lot. Blue with white stripes, the classic Camaro is equipped with the Rally Sport package and period-correct black-and-white houndstooth-insert seats. Continue reading
After Ferruccio Lamborghini took up the challenge from Enzo Ferrari to build his own darn sports car, his company produced the Lamborghini 350 GTV, a futuristic 12-cylinder coupe that debuted at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. Continue reading
Silverstone Auctions held its second annual all-Porsche sale last weekend, selling 70 percent of the 63 sports cars (and one Porsche tractor), as well as collector’s items, for a total of £2.5 million ($3 million at the current exchange rate).
Lightweight performance 911s highlighted the auction, held at the Silverstone Circuit race course at Towcester, England, in conjunction with the Porsche Club GB. Those cars gained strong results, including a 2010 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS – Gen II, finished in Carrera White with red wheels and decals, that sold £168,750 ($207,500), more than £30,000 ($37,000) over its lower estimate. All reported sales results include auction premium. Continue reading
Barrett-Jackson capped off its auction year with a strong sale this past weekend in Las Vegas. Sales totaled $32.5 million, including automobilia sales of $770,000 and $850,000 raised in charity sales. The sell-through rate was 99.2 percent in the overwhelmingly no-reserve auction format, with about 750 collector vehicles offered. Results include auction fees except for charity sales. Continue reading
While most early automobiles were tall and tippy, with suspensions not all that different from horse-drawn carriages, there were a handful of companies that pioneered the “underslung” design. Instead of the common practice of mounting the springs and frames above the axles, these cars had their frames suspended below the axles, resulting in lower profiles, better centers of gravity and a more rakish style.
The Pick of the Day is one of these, a 1914 Regal Underslung touring car, a compact and sporty five seater listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a St. Louis, Missouri, dealer, who describes it as a “wonderful older restoration” that has been driven and enjoyed, and is still in good, usable condition. Continue reading
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a good little SUV. Not a great one, mind you, but for someone who wants a stylish compact wagon that’s a bit different from the run of the mill, the Outlander Sport is not a bad way to go.
Outlander Sport is the smaller SUV of two Outlander models. It competes with utes such as the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. Recently restyled, the Outlander Sport has a sharply modern look that sets it apart in this hot portion of the new-car market. Continue reading
Once again, the Hagerty crew has done the seemingly impossible, created a drivable automobile in just 100 hours and sourced completely from the piles of used parts at the Hershey Swap Meet.
Starting with just the rolling chassis of a 1930 Ford Model A, the four-person team of Hagerty employees set up the Swap to Street Challenge at the start of the Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. By the end of the meet four days later, the team departed in the ratty Model A sedan on the 700-mile journey to Hagerty headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan. Continue reading