2009

  • Lee Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang for sale

    If you're a Ford Mustang fan, you owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Iacocca. He is part of the reason the car came to be, as he helped push it into development and onward to production. The rest is history as the Mustang has been a Ford icon for decades. To honor Iacocca, a 45th anniversary car was created in partnership with a design and coachbuilding team and Galpin Ford. The 2009½ Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang was produced in extremely limited numbers, and one of them is set to hit the auction block. At Barrett-Jackson's upcoming auction in Palm Beach, Florida, example number 20 out...

  • 2009 Lotus Exige S 260 once owned by Jerry Seinfeld - Image via Dan Kruse Classics
    Lotus Exige once owned by Jerry Seinfeld sells for $90,400

    Jerry Seinfeld’s love of Porsches is renowned, but the comedian and television star isn’t averse to cars from other marques. For example, a year ago we saw Seinfeld sell a batch of cars that included a couple of Volkswagens. Now a 2009 Lotus Exige S 260 he once owned has just been sold...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 'Blue Devil' restoration
    First Restored 'Sinkhole' Corvette Rolled Out At SEMA

    The 2009 Corvette ZR1 "Blue Devil" was the first of three recovered cars to be restored.

  • 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Bellagio
    Now Is Your Chance To Put A Maserati Wagon In Your Garage

    Wagons are truly a beautiful thing. The long roof creates a wonderfully stretched canvas for the eyes, and the proportions are often perfect. Additionally, wagons offer up extra utility without taking away any performance. As opposed to a crossover or sport utility vehicle the center of gravity...

  • 2009 lamborghini gallardo lp 560 motorauthority 001
    British Columbia Sells Street Racer's Seized Lamborghini

    British Columbia's Civil Forfeiture Office has sold a Lamborghini Gallardo seized after an alleged street race last August.

  • 2009 Corvette Z06 GT1 Edition for sale at Lund Cadillac
    eBay Corvette Buyer Still Being Stiff-Armed By Dealer, New Details

    Regardless of which side the law is on, a vast majority of you, the readers, both here and on our Facebook pages, have come down on the side of the buyer of the 2009 Corvette Z06 GT1 Championship edition that wasn't quite sold on eBay last week. You'll be displeased, then, to hear that the dispute...

  • 2009 Corvette Z06 GT1 Edition for sale at Lund Cadillac

    In what has become an all too common scenario, yet another eBay sports car buyer has met with a dealer's refusal to sell a car bought in a no-reserve auction. The matter is more complex than it might seem--or than some might make it out to be--and we have the inside story, from both the buyer and the dealership. First, the situation, as related to Motor Authority by the buyer, John McKee: a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (note: link is to closed eBay auction, which will disappear eventually) with the 3LZ package and the GT1 Championship package was offered for sale on eBay by Lund Cadillac, a...

  • 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur crashes in Ukraine
    Bentley Driver Runs Red Light, Hits Policeman And 7 Other Cars

    A man driving a 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur in Kiev, the capital city of Eastern European nation Ukraine, was involved in a serious accident last month that involved not only a police officer but a total of seven other cars--one of which was a Mercedes-Benz CL550 coupe. The driver of the...

  • 2009 Pontiac G8
    2008-09 Pontiac G8 Recalled Over Airbag Safety Concerns

    GM has issued a voluntary recall on the 2008 and 2009 Pontiac G8 sedans due to a potentially harmful issue concerning their airbag deployment.

  • Mercedes McLaren L4P SLR777
    Four Tuning Houses Create World's Fastest Mercedes SLR McLaren

    The world's fastest SLR will debut in SEMA next week..

  • 2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d
    2009 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled Due To Fuel Heater Fault

    It’s not looking good for BMW X5 Diesel owners. Just a couple of months after the 2012 model was recalled due to a steering fault, a new recall has been issued on the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to a potential fault with the heating...

  • 2012 BMW M5
    BMW 5-Series M Division Diesel Confirmed: Report

    We're just days away from the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, but already the drive reports and inside info is starting to emerge for the next crop of production cars. The latest is confirmation that BMW will in fact offer a 5-Series diesel with M Division's tuning. Whether this means...

  • 2009 Maserati GranTurismo

    A total 763 Maserati Quattroportes and GranTurismos from the 2009 model year are being recalled by the NHTSA due to a potential fault with their suspension systems.

  • 2012 Infiniti FX
    2012 Infiniti FX Preview

    The 2012 Infiniti FX gets revised styling inspired by the stunning Essence concept car from 2009 and is scheduled to go on sale in October, 2011.

  • Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone
    Mercedes-Benz mbrace: Let Your Phone Do The Driving?

    Mercedes-Benz was late to the telematics game, but now that its mbrace system has been available for a while, it's looking like a trailblazer, compared to systems just hitting the market--Hyundai's Blue Link, Kia's UVO and Toyota's Entune, among them. At the recent New York Auto Show, we talked...

  • 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept live photos
    Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Pushed Back To 2013: Report

    We’ve reported extensively on Alfa Romeo’s relaunch plans for the U.S., with most recent reports suggesting the brand’s return would take place sometime in 2012, led by the stunning 4C sports car and brand new Giulia sedan. Now, people familiar with Alfa Romeo’s plans are...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Lingenfelter Supercharger Package Now Available For 2008-2010 Challengers

    Owners of 2008-2010 Dodge Challengers can now add even more power to their cars, thanks to Lingenfelter. The company is offering a supercharger for 2008-2010 Challengers that can be installed on either the 5.7-liter V-8 or the 6.1-liter V-8. The Magnuson TVS2300 unit has a 160-degree thermostat...

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
    Mitsubishi Quells Claims Of Evo’s Death Via Facebook Page

    Following yesterday’s shock report that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo may be culled after the current model, the Evo X, runs its course, the Japanese automaker has released this official statement via its Facebook page. "Further to some comments published in the press recently, production of the...

  • 2010 Cadillac CTS

    Cadillac is blaming the wax coating on a rear suspension component for its latest recall of certain 2009 and 2010 model year CTS models. A total of 50,000 vehicles are affected worldwide, though only 11,147 of these are here in the U.S. The affected vehicles have a condition in which a wax coating on the rear suspension toe link jam nuts may allow the nuts to loosen. If a nut sufficiently loosens, the toe link could separate and the rear wheel would be able to turn inboard or outboard. Owners may hear a metallic clanking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle that may warn of a loosening...

  • Lee Iacocca's 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang Up For Auction

    Lee Iacocca, one of the automotive industry's most legendary figures, worked with Metal Crafters in 2009 to create the Lee Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang. Only 45 of these cars were built, and Iacocca had one--number 19 of 45--built for himself. Iacocca has put that car up for...

  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
    2012 McLaren MP4-12C Mega-Gallery

    Today may be the international day of love but for McLaren, February 14 marks the end of development of its MP4-12C supercar and the start of the marketing phase. The company based out of Woking, England has released today the full press release for the MP4-12C and a gallery of more than 50 images...

  • Lee Iacocca's Personal 45th Anniversary Mustang Up For Charity Auction

    Two years ago the Lee Iacocca special-edition of the 45th Anniversary Mustang hit the streets, and the first example raised $125,000 for charity. Now Iacocca's selling his personal ride for another benefit. The winning bidder will not only get the father of the Mustang's personal chariot, but lunch...

  • Porsche 911 Speedster
    Study Finds High-Speed Convertible Driving Hazardous To Hearing

    There are few better things in this world than hitting an open stretch of highway in a high-performance convertible, with the top-down, the sound of the engine roaring in your ears and the wind in your hair (if you happen to have any left). However, a new study from St. Louis University School of...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    The Five Greatest Mercedes-Benz Sports Cars of All Time

    Most people think Henry Ford invented the car, but he didn’t. The people credited with inventing the automobile are Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, both of whom, working separately, came up with an internal combustion engine-powered conveyance in 1886. Flash forward 125 years and the company...

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