Volvo brings its first luxury sedan model, the 1933 PV654, to U.S. soil for the first time later this month when the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance in South Carolina features a display of historic and modern Volvos. Continue reading
Mazda MX-5 Miata returns for 2016 with a brand-new look and, as always, the spirit of open-air adventure. The new Miata is also a runner with a stronger 2.0-liter engine, a short-throw shifter for its 6-speed close-ratio transmission, and handling on par with exotic cars costing many thousands more. Continue reading
Mercedes-Benz started the 1960s with one of its most beautiful creations, the 220SE coupe and convertible, which injected a dose of sporty styling into the German automaker’s lineup of durable, well-engineered passenger cars. The shapely hardtop roofline was the thing, along with a smoothed-out rear styling treatment that reduced the “fintail” design of the sedans.
The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE that not only is gorgeous in white body, red interior and silver top, but offers something rare and desirable: a floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission.
A 1962 Bentley Continental S2 custom-built for bandleader and nightclub owner Edmundo Ros, whose Latin America-tinged orchestra was a huge hit in Britain and the U.S., will be on stage October 27 for Barons’ Autumn Classic auction at Sandown Park in Surrey, England.
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum has announced the winner of its annual Spirit of Competition honoree: veteran British racing driver and TV commentator David Hobbs.
No Chevy fan would ever mistake this Cheetah replica for the real thing, since there were no roadster versions of the radical sports coupes designed and built in the 1960s by racer Bill Thomas to compete against the Ford-powered Shelby Cobras. Only 19 Chevy V8-powered Cheetahs were reputably created during their 1963-66 run, with about 100 continuation models coming later.
The Pick of the Week is advertised as a 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah replica roadster, newly constructed with just 12 test miles, built from a body and rolling-chassis kit produced by the well-known replica-car company Shell Valley Classics of Platte Center, Nebraska. Not sure why it is considered a ’64 model other than designating the era of the originals. Continue reading
Muscle cars rule at Mecum’s upcoming Chicago auction, with around 1,000 collector cars expected for the annual sale October 8-10 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
Bonhams’ motorcycle auctions in Stafford, U.K., will have a strong American twist this year with the special sale of 60 antique and vintage predominantly U.S. bikes, some more than 100 years old, coming from a private museum in Italy.
The collection will be offered October 17 during the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground, followed October 18 by the annual Autumn Stafford Sale of more than 280 mostly British, Italian, French and Japanese motorcycles at the same location. Continue reading
Chevrolet Corvettes were hot sellers at Barrett-Jackson’s auction this past weekend in Las Vegas, with two of them leading the auction results and a couple others cracking the top 10.
The charity sale of a 2016 Corvette Z06 for $500,000 to benefit the College for Creative Studies topped the bidding of the three-day auction that realized a total of $26.9 million for 678 cars, with a 98 percent sell-through rate for the mostly no-reserve sale. Continue reading
OK, I admit it. I’m a sucker for Ford Falcons, most likely because my mom owned a ’63 Falcon sedan during my formative years. Although mom bought hers not because she thought it was cool but because it was the cheapest car she could find.
So the Pick of the Week is something of a blast from my personal past, a low-mileage 1961 Ford Falcon Futura that the classic car dealer in Lillington, North Carolina, describes as a clean, all-original survivor in remarkably preserved condition. Continue reading