Classic Cars

  • 1951 Studebaker Champion Regal Starlight coupe

    Not only does the Pick of the Day, a 1951 Studebaker Champion Regal Starlight coupe, come with what the seller terms “great history,” it comes with a matching 1951 Giordani Studebaker child’s pedal car. According to the selling dealer, located in Seekonk, Massachusetts, the car is one of 14,103 Regal Starlight coupes produced for 1951 by Studebaker in South Bend, Indiana. “The Regal was the top of the line option for a 1951 Studebaker Champion,” the dealer notes in the cars’ advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “This Regal included many extra...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 R, via Gooding & Company
    WhatsApp founder offloading minty-fresh collection of Porsches

    Porsche-philes, prepare your bank accounts. Gooding & Company will oversee an auction of 10 incredible Porsches from WhatsApp founder Jan Koum's collection. Koum says he's out of space and time to take care of these 10 Porsches, and we wonder what kind of cars took precedence over these. The...

  • 1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art
    Vintage Fiat 500 inducted into Museum of Modern Art in New York

    The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has a new exhibition piece: a 1965 Fiat 500. Fiat highlighted the car's induction in a Monday announcement, and the mini car is on display as part of a new exhibit called "The Value of Good Design." The chosen pieces aim to tell the story of industrial...

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum Photo: Stephen Mancuso
    An Aero Car, a Viper, and Elvis' Continental all part of 178-car museum auction

    For the Tupelo Automobile Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, these are unfortunate times. Yet for car collectors, this is a chance to own some pretty extraordinary cars. According to a Hemmings report last December, Bonhams will host a no-reserve sale for the 178 museum-owned lots currently part of the...

  • 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV restored by Polo Storico
    The bull runs again: FIA president receives restored Lamborghini Miura SV

    Polo Storico has done it again. Lamborghini's internal restoration division presented its latest work at the classic car show Rétromobile in Paris, France last Wednesday: a 1972 Miura SV. The car has a pretty special owner, too: Jean Todt, current FIA president. Todt received his car on...

  • 1991 Acura NSX
    Honda nearly left VTEC out of the original Acura NSX

    The original Acura NSX has obtained a legendary status among enthusiasts, but it almost went to production without its famed variable valve timing & lift electronic control. Yes, VTEC. Acura celebrated 30 years since the original NS-X concept debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday...

  • Aston Martin Heritage Racing

    Rather than parking them for good, Aston Martin has established a new department that aims to keep its retired race cars on the track. The British firm on Thursday announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing, which brings all of its historic motorsport activity under the one roof. The main feature is the new Festival Series, which will allow eligible modern era race cars and special series models like the track-only Vulcan and likely the new Valkyrie AMR Pro to regularly compete on the track. Eligible racers are those that competed in GT1, GT2, GT3, GT4 and GTE competition. For 2019, just two...

  • 1966 Toyota Sports 800 restored by Gazoo Racing
    Life before Supra: Toyota's Gazoo Racing restored a 1966 Sports 800 and it's awesome

    Toyota will always be synonymous with the Supra name, but even before the Supra was a twinkle in some engineer's eye, there was the Sports 800. Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsports division undertook the task of restoring this Sports 800 because it holds a special place in Toyota racing...

  • 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 prototype
    Shelby Mustang enthusiasts discover and reunite three GT500 convertible prototypes

    Decades kept them apart, but today, three 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible prototypes are among each other's company again. In mid-January, Ford Performance detailed the endless pursuit for documentation that led to the discovery of the three cars, and it's nothing short of painstakingly...

  • Chris Harris at RM Sotheby's Youngtimers collection
    Chris Harris has a "man moment" in one of the greatest car collections on earth

    For any car buff born into Generation X, or perhaps even some Millennials, the collection is this video is motoring nirvana. Chris Harris of "Top Gear" visited the RM Sotheby's "Youngtimers" collection where he absolutely geeked out on camera as he dove into the rows of incredible cars from the...

  • 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company
    Jerry Seinfeld sued for allegedly selling fake Porsche

    Jerry Seinfeld is famous for his affinity for Porsches, but it seems even he may have been caught out by a less-than-authentic example—if a lawsuit filed against him proves genuine. Seinfeld was sued on Friday by a company based in the Channel Islands called Fica Frio, which at a 2016 auction...

  • The Porsche 914 at Gooding's Scottsdale, Arizona, auction got plenty of attention | Bob Golfen photo
    Porsche 914 50th anniversary mostly just being ignored

    Porsche celebrates two half-century anniversaries at the extreme ends of the spectrum this year, that of the all-conquering 917 endurance racer that transformed the Le Mans 24-hour spectacle, and that of the innovative but controversial 914 entry-level sports car. While the 917 has been lauded and...

  • 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang

    Also-rans and wannabes would come and go, and some remain today, including the Chevrolet Camaro. But the Ford Mustang is the original pony car—a car that would define an entire segment in the years to come. The story began with Lee Iacocca, who championed a new kind of personal-luxury car that had defined goals: seating for four with front bucket seats, a floor-mounted shifter, a weight of less than 2,500 pounds, a length no longer than 180 inches, a sale price of less than $2,500, and multiple power and luxury options. The Mustang became reality with a small batch of cars enthusiasts...

  • The Sarasota Classic Car Museum
    This car museum is a three-ring attraction

    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus earned its title as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” in part, because it provided not one, not two, but three rings of entertainment under its big top. You might say the same thing about the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, which is located in...

  • 195 Morris Mini Minor on Jay Leno's Garage
    1965 Morris Mini Minor scoots into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno's Garage took a step back into the swinging 1960s in its latest episode with a 1965 Morris Mini Minor that's been with its current owner for more than four decades. Steve Nelson purchased the car from what he believes is the original owner when he was 17 years old. He had a fascination...

  • The Porsche White Collection
    The Porsche White Collection is heavenly motoring bliss

    This might be the afterlife for Porsche enthusiasts. It's called The White Collection. Location? Unknown. The collection owner? Also unknown. All we know is the white walls and pristine white floors house a collection of low-mileage Porsche sports cars and supercars all finished in, you guessed it...

  • 1987 Ferrari F40 LM
    1987 Ferrari F40 LM headed to auction block

    It's hard to top the Ferrari F40, but the F40 LM race car headed to the RM Sotheby's Paris auction in February makes a convincing effort. This particular F40 LM has an interesting history. It was originally built as a pre-production car but was sold to former Le Mans and IMSA driver Rene Herzog in...

  • Bugatti EB110 at Jay Leno's Garage
    Before the Veyron, there was the EB110: Jay Leno looks back at Bugatti history

    Since it acquired Bugatti in the late 1990s, Volkswagen Group has done an impressive job of returning the French brand to the pinnacle of performance and luxury in the car world. However, VW's wasn't the first attempt at returning Bugatti to its glory days of the 1920s and '30s. You see, long...

  • 1930 Ford Model A by Classic Car Studio

    A one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a custom exterior with a steel interior, and there's a rival powertrain under the hood; it's sourced from Chrysler. If the hot-rodded Ford looks familiar, that's because it first surfaced last summer. Dale Stewert, the bass player from South African rock band Seether, commissioned the build on the Velocity Channel's "Speed Is The New Black." The brilliant minds at St. Louis-based Classic Car Studio created the beast and its one-off looks...

  • 2018 Ferrari 488 GTE race car with livery depicting all stages of Club Competizioni GT
    Ferrari's Club Competizioni GT will see F40s and F50s on the track with the 488

    Ferrari used the 2019 Autosport International motorsport meet in the United Kingdom last week to announce the launch of the new Club Competizioni GT program. Similar to the existing Corse Clienti program, which organizes track days for owners of Ferrari's historic Formula 1 race cars, Club...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • Jay Leno and his 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
    Jay Leno's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is C1 perfection

    The original Corvette is still one of the best generations of America's sports car. Jay Leno happens to own one, a 1957 example, and it is a shinning example of what makes the C1 so cool. The car Leno owns was originally ordered by an American solider stationed in Korea, and he just happened to...

  • Hagerty 2019 Bull Market List: 10 Best collector cars to buy this year
    Class of 2019: Hagerty's top 10 classic cars to buy this year

    Another year, another round of bullish predictions for what cars will soon become tomorrow's hot-ticket collector vehicles. This is the second year Hagerty produced its "Bull Market List," and it's more varied than ever. These aren't new cars the classic car insurer believes will become tomorrow's...

  • BMW 5-Series found abandoned in Bulgaria
    11 new E34 BMW 5-Series discovered in Bulgarian warehouse

    There are barn finds, and then there are treasure chests. While 11 brand-new BMW 5-Series isn't exactly a gold mine, it's an incredible discovery nonetheless. This group of 11 E34-generation (1988-1996) 5-Series models was discovered in a warehouse in Bulgaria, according to a Facebook post by a...

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