After 55 years, the only South African Formula One racing car finally will compete in Monte Carlo after its acceptance for the Historic Monaco Grand Prix races this weekend. Continue reading
Auctions America’s Auburn Spring auction posted $7.2 million in sales last weekend, a 40 percent boost compared with the same sale a year ago.
“The weather was certainly on our side for the Auburn Spring weekend, bringing record crowds and high energy across all three days of the event,” Megan Boyd, an Auctions America car specialist, said in a news release after the sale. Continue reading
The 1967 Ford Mustang continued to reign as the most searched-for vehicle on ClassicCars.com in April, though the state of the current collector car market showed in the fact that the number of searches for that and for other leading cars dropped off from previous months’ levels.
Being offered for sale after 50 years of single-family ownership, this 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible comes with what the seller reports to be “unrivaled documentation.”
According to the ad on ClassicCars.com, that documentation includes the original sales order, bill of sale and winter sticker, as well as the owner’s manual, data plate, original keys and knockouts, original 1966 New Hampshire license plates, and “all receipts.” Continue reading
As you might expect, there is a chart in the materials Hyundai prepared for the news media regarding its 2017 Elantra model that compares the car to its likely competitors — the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
But right below that chart is another that compares the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra to the Cadillac CTS (and you read that correctly, CTS, not ATS), Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Acura ILX. Continue reading
Britain’s Historic Sports Car Club celebrates its 50th anniversary with a 50-car parade July 31, the final day of the Silverstone Classic vintage racing weekend. To demonstrate the breadth of the club’s offerings, plans call for at least three cars in the parade to represent each of the HSCC’s 16 championships and series.
Thus the parade will include single-seater formula cars, sports and GTs, touring cars and even entry-level vehicles from the historic and ’70s road sports and classic clubman groups. Continue reading
We are not the first to report that the good news is that the bad news is wrong. In this case, the bad news is that lots of aging collector car owners are fretting over the future of their vehicles. The lament is that the next generations aren’t interested in cars at all, let alone in the preservation or restoration or even the celebration of old ones.
But the good news is that there is growing evidence that young folks do care about cars, and that there are people working hard right now to spread that interest and to be sure that a large enough group of those young car enthusiasts will be equipped to preserve and restore cars for generations to come. Continue reading
Coys has announced the docket for its “Legend et Passion” auction May 14 in conjunction with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams also have sales scheduled during the Monaco historics weekend.
Coys sales features a 1968 Cooper BRM T86B works car formerly raced by Lucien Bianchi and Brian Redman, as well as an ex-Thierry Boutsen 1985/86 Arrows A8 Formula 1 race, a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car, and a 1973 March F3 763. Continue reading
Fifty years of Ford Mustang history will be displayed in a unique side-by-side show car that on permanent display at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, which is located on the campus of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
The display fuses the driver’s side of a 1965 Mustang with what appears to be the passenger’s side of a 2015 model but is actually the driver’s side of a right-hand-drive Mustang as sold in the UK, Australia and several other markets. Continue reading
For sale: Slightly used (only 2,800 miles) McLaren F1, chassis 069,
60th of 64 street-legal versions produced between 1993 and 1998. Serious inquiries only.
McLaren Special Operations may not have placed such an advertisement, but it has distributed a news release to inform that McLaren F1 069 is available for sale. While the news release includes no asking price, a McLaren F1 — 073 with an upgraded Le Mans-spec engine — sold at the RM Sotheby’s auction last summer in Monterey, California, for $13.75 million. Continue reading