The private seller of Pick of the Day, this 1970 AMC AMX, says in an advertisement on ClassicCars.com that the goal of the build — a 10-year, spare-time project — “focused on reliability, low maintenance, and updated appearance. There are some performance mods, but my primary goal was an easy to drive, carefree AMX that turned heads.” Continue reading
The Dallas market gets its second collector car auction of the month when Leake Auction Company stages its annual Dallas Fall sale November 18-20 at Market Hall. It was just two weeks ago that Mecum Auctions held its annual event in Dallas.
“We do not feel that it hurts,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction. “They bring awareness to the industry in a positive way — this helps everyone. Continue reading
British collector car specialist Talacrest announced Thursday that is will be the agent for the sale of Ferrari 250 GTO No. 3387, which it says is the second 250 GTO produced, was used by the Ferrari factory for testing and development, and then was delivered to NART — the North American Racing Team — for which Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drove the car to second overall and first in class at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962. Continue reading
Hey, this is Classic Car News, so of course we’re not talking about women who might run a house of prostitution. But to my eyes and ears, the two most fascinating cars at the recent and 50th annual trade show of the Specialty Equipment Market Association were Madam X and Madam V. Continue reading
The world’s fastest 500cc car, as well as a 1957 Australian racing special that has an invitation to Goodwood and what launched as “the fastest unsupercharged standard British car,” are highlights of the Mossgreen Auctions sale scheduled for November 27 in Melbourne. Continue reading
A 1920 Anderson, a model Six convertible roadster, has become the first automobile added to the National Historic Vehicle Register because of its local and regional historic significance, the Historic Vehicle Association announced. The HVA credited students at the College of Charleston in South Carolina for preserving that piece of history.
The car is one of only seven known survivors of South Carolina’s first automobile company, which produced 5,500 vehicles from 1916 to 1922. Continue reading
The dirty Aquamarine Blue 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster that went from more than 40 years of storage in a Chicago-area garage to Auctions America’s second sale at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival figured to sell for as much as a quarter-million dollars.
But bidding sped past that point until the car sold for $665,000 (including buyer’s premium) at the sale Saturday. Continue reading
(Editor’s note: Our staff recently did a series of brief drives — either around 30 miles on pavement or on a short but challenging off-road course — in several cars during the media day at the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards program held in the Phoenix area. Here are Larry Edsall’s impressions of three of the cars he drove during that program.) Continue reading
The Pick of the Day is a 1959 Chrysler Crown Imperial Southhampton Edition, which means it was one of only 1,728 out of a production of 17,000, notes the private seller in the advertisement for the car on ClassicCars.com.
The car was the seller’s father’s car, purchased after a complete restoration by the car’s previously owner, the ad says. Continue reading
So you’ve gotten tired of the wildlife along the Las Vegas Strip. You’ve been to the Mob Museum; you’ve even gone out and shot 50-caliber machine guns. You’ve been to the Valley of Fire. You’ve seen the fountains at Bellagio and the light show on Fremont Street. You’ve watched a show featuring clones of long dead entertainers. You rode the High Roller but lost your shirt trying to act like one in the casino, and now you’re down to your last $15.
So get off The Strip, cross the I-15 freeway and find your way to Dean Martin Drive, to Hot Rod City and its Hollywood Cars Museum. Continue reading