Classic Cars

  • 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster

    An amazing collection that included no less than four highly original Shelby Cobras headed to auction in May, fetching some seriously big bucks. The collection was from the estate of the late Steven Juliano and was put under the hammer at Mecum's auction that ran May 14-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The cars included a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster, 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake, and 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster, and all sold apart from the Dragonsnake. Of these, the 1967 427 S/C Roadster was always going to garner the most attention, and it did...

  • 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo
    Toyota to offer replacements parts for classic Supras

    Owning classic cars even from mainstream brands is growing in popularity as values continue to rise and new cars continue to be burdened with technologies that more often than not are unrelated to the art of driving. Fortunately, more and more automakers are catering to owners of older models, the...

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Bring a Trailer premium auction
    Bring a Trailer launches premium auction tiers with focus on big-money collector cars

    Bring a Trailer is expanding its services to cater to the big boys. The online auction site, which oversees the sale of thousands of vintage and neo-classic cars, announced last Thursday two new auction tiers. Both focus on high-end collector cars and cater to sellers with more support—for a...

  • An original BMW 530 MLE, a precursor to the M5, is undergoing restoration

    Before the M5 was even a thought at BMW, there was the 530 MLE. The 1976 motorsport special blazed a trail for BMW's motorsport prowess to come, and now, it's preparing for a homecoming. BMW South Africa announced at the end of last year it had discovered one of the 227 530 MLE cars homologated for...

  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Image via Mecum Auctions
    German police track down stolen Ferrari 288 GTO once owned by F1 driver Eddie Irvine

    German authorities successfully located a stolen Ferrari 288 GTO after a man posed as the car's buyer then stole it. On Monday, the suspected thief showed up posing as a potential buyer for the car in the German city of Duesseldorf. After the seller agreed to let him drive the car, the two exited...

  • 1995 Jaguar XJ220 at Silverstone Auctions
    Pair of Jaguar XJ220s fetch a combined $818,000 at auction

    Not one, but two Jaguar XJ220 supercars graced the Silverstone Auctions British Marques and Classic Car sale on Saturday in the United Kingdom and fetched a combined 637,500 British pounds (approximately $818,000) in the process. The Jaguar XJ220 was a world-beater during its heyday in the early...

  • Aston Martin Assured Provenance

    Aston Martin wants to make it quicker and easier for owners of its classic cars to have the full history of their vehicle. The British company said in a release last Friday it has expanded its classic car certification program. The program, which runs under the Aston Martin Works name, was previously relegated to the Assured Provenance Certified tier. Now, a less expensive tier is available simply called Assured Provenance. While the certification program goes through immense detail, including a digital scan of the classic Aston Martin for future reference, Assured Provenance can be...

  • Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger” continuation car
    Aston Martin previews the spy gadgets going into its “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars

    To many, 1964's “Goldfinger” is arguably the greatest of all the James Bond films, but for car enthusiasts, it isn't the performance of Sean Connery as 007 that excites the most but rather the set of wheels he drives: an Aston Martin DB5. Now well-heeled Bond fans have the chance to own...

  • Classic Chevrolet dealership set fire–Image via Amberly Jane Campbell/Shawangunk Journal
    Classic 1990 Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros, and rare Beretta burn on HBO set

    Disaster struck on the set of an HBO miniseries last Thursday morning when numerous classic Chevrolet models burned to the ground. A fire broke out at a re-created Chevrolet dealership, which sourced numerous cars from real owners. Now, all but one owner will have an insurance check to take home...

  • 1939 Porsche Type 64 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Porsche's Holy Grail, the 1939 Type 64, heads to auction

    This year's Monterey Car Week scheduled for mid-August will be one for the ages, as the granddaddy of all Porsches will go under the hammer. Auction house RM Sotheby’s used Saturday's Luftgekühlt Porsche enthusiast meet in Los Angeles to announce the sale of the 1939 Porsche Type 64 at...

  • 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E owned by Rowan Atkinson
    Mr. Bean's Benz: Rowan Atkinson's 500 E V-8 heads to auction

    Rowan Atkinson, the British comedian with a serious penchant for cars, will part ways with a special Mercedes-Benz at an upcoming auction. Classic Cars Auction UK has consigned Atkinson's former 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E, which features the raucous 5.0-liter V-8 engine that makes 326 horsepower. With...

  • 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster
    Open-top driving at its purest: A brief history of the Porsche Speedster

    Porsche has just started production of a modern Speedster based on its 991-generation 911. Unveiled in April at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the car continues a legacy of Porsche Speedsters that dates back all the way to 1952. It all started with the 356 America Roadster, of which...

  • Lamborghini Miura (chassis number 3586) used during filming of “The Italian Job”

    In 1969, a film called The Italian Job was shown in theaters. If you're a fan of Italian cars, it had one of the greatest opening sequences in cinematic history. That's because it featured an orange Lamborghini Miura winding its way up a mountain pass. It's a beautiful car, beautifully shot, in a beautiful location. The scene does come to an abrupt end, however, as the car winds up destroyed due to a nefariously placed piece of heavy machinery. Thankfully, the car wasn't really destroyed. The filmmakers weren't daft enough to destroy an actual Miura. Wait? They were?! Okay, we take that back...

  • 1967 910/8 Bergspyder preserved at Porsche Museum
    Porsche race car has been preserved since its final race in 1967

    Classic automobiles aren't just commodities, investments, or playthings—sometimes they're history. Among automakers, perhaps Porsche knows it best and their new approach to historically important cars epitomizes that logic: preservation over restoration. This example is a 1967 910/8...

  • 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo for sale on Bring a Trailer
    Drool over this one-owner 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo for sale

    We've watched fourth-generation Toyota Supras become cash cows as enthusiasts clamor for low-mileage and preserved examples in the past few years. The latest is this one-owner 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo with only 62,500 miles. Offered for sale on Bring a Trailer, the car wears a lovely Deep Jewel...

  • Porsche Classic now reprinting original owner manuals
    You can now purchase a reprint of your classic Porsche's owner manual

    No classic car is truly complete without its original owner manual, which more often than not is the first element to suffer from the ravages of time, it being made from paper after all. Owners of classic Porsches can now remedy the issue of a damaged or missing owner manual thanks to reprinted...

  • 1966 Jaguar E-Type
    Just add love: Vintage Jaguars in need of attention head to auction

    British car fans looking for a project should pay attention to the British Marques sale this month as a handful of restoration projects will seek new homes. Projects in various degrees of completion will be offered. They include a 1966 Jaguar E-Type, a 1964 E-Type, a 1959 XKS 150 S, and a 1948...

  • 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider owned by Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali owned this 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Series II, now you can

    Muhammed Ali never intended to buy this 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider, but it came home with him the same day he purchased a new Rolls-Royce. Now, the Alfa Romeo is ready to find a new home and it comes with a heck of a story attached to it. The car, for sale via MotoeXotica Classic Cars in Fenton...

  • 1969 Porsche 917 (001)

    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 and the Nürburgring 1000 km. Some iterations were tuned to deliver well over 1,000 horsepower, enabling them to rocket to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds and attain speeds of more than 240 mph. Remember, this was back in the 1970s. It was on March 12 at the 1969 Geneva International Motor Show that the iconic race car was revealed to the world, and shortly...

  • 1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin
    1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin touches down in Jay Leno's Garage

    If it's an oddball kind of car, chances are, it will have its time in the spotlight on Jay Leno's Garage. On the latest episode, Leno doesn't welcome a guest, but instead pulls a labor of love from his own collection. It's none other than a 1934 Rolls-Royce powered by the historic Merlin aircraft...

  • Ferrari maintenance
    Ferrari launches its own maintenance program complete with certification

    Values are soaring for many Ferraris, including modern examples, and the Italian brand is launching a new program that could potentially add further value when it comes time to sell. Ferrari last week announced the Ferrari Premium program, an official maintenance program complete with a certificate...

  • Zero Labs Automotive electric Ford Bronco
    Electric Ford Bronco restoration brings the horse into modern era

    Classic cars with modern powertrains is not a new idea. However, classic cars without an internal-combustion engine at all is radically different. Meet Zero Labs Automotive, a company hellbent on preserving classic vehicles of all kinds. Its first creation is seen here: a modern interpretation of...

  • Land Serwis 'new' Land Rover Defender
    Polish firm will build or restore original Land Rover Defenders

    The Land Rover Defender as we know it went out of production in early 2016 after a 67-year run, but a Polish company has left the light on for devout fans. Land Serwis announced it's begun production of new "original" Defender models, which customers can order and specify to their liking. The first...

  • 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale
    Try not to drool over this 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale

    There may be no more desirable classic Audi than the limited run of Sport Quattros. The coupe, homologated for Group B rally racing, is an icon for Audi enthusiasts. Those with the right bank balances can turn a dream into a reality because one has surfaced for sale. Canepa listed this 1986 Audi...

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