A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Sportabteilung” Gullwing, the first of four factory-upgraded competition cars with a rich racing history that includes Stirling Moss behind the wheel, will be auctioned during RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale December 10 in New York City. Continue reading
Though it might seem like the ultimate no brainer for British car enthusiasts, the Jaguar E-type has been voted Best British Car ever in a worldwide poll run by the inaugural Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, which took place this past weekend at Alexandra Palace in London.
Bonhams’ auction of pre-1905 motorcars held before Sunday’s annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run resulted in total sales of £1.5 million ($2.3 million at the current exchange rate), led by a 1903 Clement Model AC4R Four-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau that sold for £415,900 ($641,500), including auction premium. Continue reading
Generally speaking, the 60-mile drive from central London to Brighton is no big deal. Due south, it usually takes about an hour and a half.
That is, unless you are driving a rickety horseless carriage from the dawn of motoring, in which case it takes considerably longer. If you get there at all. Continue reading
The strangely appealing Tatra T603 is yet another unique product from the Eastern Bloc, a hand-made Czech luxury car with a rear-mounted V8 designed for the elite of the Soviet-dominated society, such as Communist Party bigwigs, diplomats, military brass and industry leaders.
Rarely seen in this country, the Pick of the Day is a 1966 Tatra T603 that was on longtime display in a museum before being refreshed by a subsequent California owner and now listed on ClassicCars.com by a Missouri classic car dealer. Continue reading
Only six “long-nose” versions of Jaguar’s famed Le Mans-winning D-type sports racers were built for the 1956 season and the first of these exotics has been consigned to RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction in January 2016. Continue reading
Twenty years ago, Street Rodder Magazine asked Jerry Dixey, an Ohio shop owner and magazine contributor, to launch his idea of building a custom hot rod using products from the magazine’s advertisers and driving it to each National Street Rod Association event around the country, reporting on the event while serving as a high-profile ambassador for the publication. Continue reading
A celebration of Volvo’s 60th anniversary in North America brought together vintage cars and celebrities Saturday night at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, including entertainment by comedian and vintage Volvo owner Jay Leno (who also owns a few other classic cars). Continue reading
One of the world’s most famous and exotic pre-war cars, a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante coupe, goes to auction December 10 during RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale, bringing yet another legendary automobile to the New York City event. Continue reading