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
The 1932 Ford gets all the attention from hobbyists – the Deuce Coupe, flathead V8 and all that – but let’s not forget that Chevrolet also had a stylish model competing for the hard-earned Depression-era dollars of regular folk.
Although this Pick of the Day, a 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Deluxe cabriolet, was aimed a bit higher than everyman, adding a full package of luxury trim and features to the basic Chevy. Continue reading
The Fiat 500 coupe is a quirky little city car that’s fun to drive and fun to be seen in. But for real-world driving, Fiat now offers the 500X, a bigger, four-door mini-SUV that stays true to the brand’s styling cues on a more-substantial crossover. Continue reading
This week, we celebrated the actual date of the future world depicted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II – October 21, 2015 – which put Marty McFly on yet another collision course with his malleable destiny and further lifted the DeLorean sports-car time machine into iconic status.
We’re a couple days late on this, but we’re talking about time machines, so what does it matter?
The Pick of the Day pays homage to Doc Brown’s fabulous time machine, a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 that has been decked out with all the faux time-travel gear – flux capacitor, Mr. Fusion, etc. – that emulates the prop car used in the movies. Continue reading
Yet another Porsche 911 with a Steve McQueen connection comes up for sale next month during a Paris art auction presented by Christie’s. Continue reading
The 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra is a strange-looking beast with its uncharacteristically long, sloping hood and inset headlights, the likes of which most of us have never seen. But it is a genuine and all-original piece of Ford and NASCAR history, an experimental race car that never made it to the grid.
With only 831 miles showing on its odometer after decades of dormancy, the Torino King Cobra comes to auction for the first time when Mecum presents it during the Kissimmee, Florida, collector-car sale, which takes place January 15-24, 2016. Continue reading
For the many admirers of British automotive visionary Donald Healey, Bonhams has a coveted piece of his personal history coming up for auction: Healey’s vintage Rolex wristwatch. Continue reading
If you’ve had the itch for a Moskvich Izh, now’s your chance. These Soviet-era craft are apparently extremely rare in the U.S., though you couldn’t prove it by me since I’ve never heard of them; they were pretty much hidden behind the Iron Curtain during my formative years.
The Pick of the Day is a 1988 Moskvich Izh Kombi, a Cold War relic that has somehow survived unscathed with just 25,725 miles rather than perishing into a rusted heap from the rigors of Russian driving (we’ve all seen those videos). Continue reading
The history of 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, chassis 0626, is almost breathtaking. This superb works Ferrari bodied by Scaglietti was built specifically for five-time F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, arguably the greatest racing driver of all time, to compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia. He single-handedly finished the 1,000 km race fourth overall in a driving rainstorm. Continue reading