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Icon Engineering Porsche 917 replica

Icon Engineering Porsche 917 is breathtaking in its detail

The Porsche 917 is one of the most insane automotive creations ever dreamt up by humanity, offering a performance level that remains as impressive today as it was during the 1970s, when it dominated events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some iterations were tuned to deliver as much as 1,580... read more

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

Homologation Special: Cosworth-powered Mercedes headed to auction

Homologation specials need to happen far more often. Remember when they were a semi-regular thing? You'd have an automaker looking to produce a brutish race car for a given... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Heavily modified 1971 Toyota Celica makes 1,150 horsepower

Monster 1971 Toyota Celica makes more than 1,100 horsepower

An old Toyota Celica is a classically cool machine with a healthy cult following. What it doesn't have is an overly powerful engine bolted in from the factory. A delightfully... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Jay Leno and his 1966 Dodge Coronet

Jay Leno gets cozy with his 1966 Dodge Coronet

The muscle car era was a fascinating time for the American automobile. Jay Leno knows this and he owns a handful of wonderful examples of the era. One of his greatest... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R coupe, Nissan Heritage garage, Zama, Japan

Godzilla's biography: The history of the Nissan GT-R

For the better part of 40 years it was only a Japanese legend. Unobtainium here in the United States, the Nissan Skyline GT-R was a high-tech, high-performance coupe we could... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
1990 Ferrari F40 for sale

Another Ferrari F40 is heading to auction

It seems Ferrari F40 owners are keen to move a few units as of late. One of the grandest supercars of all time has been popping up in a number of auctions recently, and we... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
Angry Grandpa is surprised with a 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air

Angry Grandpa turns soft when he's surprised with his dream car

There's a popular YouTube Channel called The Angry Grandpa Show and it typically shows lots of prank videos. In the typical video, the titular Grandpa becomes quite angry... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann

First Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype to be auctioned off

Long-time Motor Authority readers know the story of Porsche and its 901. The plan was to graduate from the design designated 800-series cars and move into the 900 range. The... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Jay Leno drives a special Plymouth Business Coupe

Jay Leno shares the story of a very special Plymouth Business Coupe

Bob Sales has been a fixture in Jay Leno's life for many years now. Sadly, the longtime Big Dog Garage mechanic has lost a battle with cancer and passed on. One of the last... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT

Aston Martin jumps into continuation game with 25 new DB4 GTs

A surge in the popularity of classic cars has seen the building of continuation models become quite a lucrative business for automakers. Continuation models are essentially... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen T1 Transport van packs a Porsche 993 Turbo engine

Porsche-powered Volkswagen Bus 'Race Taxi' hits the track

The Volkswagen Microbus is a beloved motoring icon that has fans all over the globe. It's a classic machine with a dash of perennial cool attached. It's also incredibly slow... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
1994 McLaren F1 prior to crash near Queenstown, New Zealand on December 3, 2016

McLaren F1 crash sees multimillion-dollar car land in ditch

A McLaren F1 ended up in a roadside ditch on Saturday near Queenstown, New Zealand when its driver lost control. The car, a 1994 example estimated to be worth in excess of... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Duemila Route Auction

Tax cheat's collection takes in $55 million at auction

The taxman taketh and sometimes the taxman taketh more. Luigi Compiano found out just how much the taxman can take. You see, Compiano took over his family's private security... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
1957 Porsche 356 replica on Jay Leno’s Garage

Subaru-powered Porsche 356 visits Jay Leno’s Garage

Before you pull your hair out over the thought of someone ruining a Porsche 356 by swapping in a Subaru engine, note that this is a replica we’re talking about. The car... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Jay Leno with the 'new' 1957 Jaguar XKSS

Jay Leno inspects the 'new' 1957 Jaguar XKSS

Jaguar plans to build nine new 1957 XKSS sports cars using the VINs of originals destroyed by a fire at the automaker’s Browns Lane plant before completion. The new... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser 70 truck pops up on eBay

US-legal Toyota Land Cruiser 70 pops up on eBay

Someone out there is apparently pretty darn good at paperwork. That could be the only explanation for how they managed to get not one, not two, but three Toyota Land Cruiser... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
 

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