Classic Cars

  • Teaser for Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

    Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato turns 100 next year and will celebrate by working with one of its closest partners throughout the years: Aston Martin. The two will collaborate on a new DBS GT Zagato based on the DBS Superleggera, a teaser for which was released Wednesday. The teaser hints at a car that is thoroughly modern and barely resembling the DBS Superleggera on which it is based. Its creators say the car embodies the next evolution in Aston Martin Zagato design language, though signature elements remain such as a double-bubble roof and dramatically truncated tail. It isn't...

  • Icon FJ40 Baja Edition
    Icon revives its Baja Edition for a special FJ40

    Back in 2007, SCORE turned to Icon and Jonathan Ward for a run of special Baja Edition FJ40 Land Cruisers. Those trucks were priced at $145,000 and boasted far more aggressive off-road chops then the average Icon build. Fast forward to today, and Icon has been tasked with revisiting the style and...

  • Classic Porsche 911 at the Rennsport Reunion IV
    Porsche outlines plans for 2018 Rennsport Reunion

    The sixth iteration of Porsche's Rennsport Reunion is coming. Fans and enthusiasts will be treated to a lineup of championship-winning racing drivers, cars, and the people behind their victories. Porsche said that Rennsport Reunion VI will salute a "Marque of Champions." Naturally, some of the...

  • 1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car - Image via Matthew Howell/RM Sotheby's
    1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car can be yours

    The Group C era was an amazing time in motorsport history. Amazing race cars built by a number of automakers were whipping over top racetracks at speeds in excess of 250 mph. One of the most legendary of all the Group C machines is the Porsche 956. With the right amount of scratch, it's now...

  • 2018 Goodwood Revival
    2018 Goodwood Revival: Polishing the past, preparing for the future

    Color slowly fades from sunset at the Goodwood Motor Circuit like an aging photograph. The sun sets low on the southern England horizon like the high desert. Bright yellows edge toward a brassy orange, tip toward a sultry red, and effortlessly disappear from the day. The pits and paddock drip with...

  • 1973 Ford Bronco by Velocity Restorations
    Here's a 1973 Ford Bronco after a 1,500-hour restoration

    With Ford working on a new generation of the Bronco for 2020, interest in the nameplate has seen a major resurgence in recent years. That's seen the price of classic Broncos shoot up along with demand for restoration services. One of the best in the business is Velocity Restorations of Pensacola...

  • JD Classics center in Maldon, United Kingdom

    Classic car sales have been on a tear for the past decade but that hasn't insulated one of the biggest names in the business from becoming insolvent. British firm JD Classics, a dealer of classic cars but also an expert restorer and organizer of classic racing events, entered administration on Friday, a process similar to bankruptcy protection here in the United States. Richard Beard, Mark Firmin and Richard Fleming of Alvarez & Marsal were appointed as joint administrators of JD Classics Holdings Limited, JD Classics Limited and Daytona Bidco Limited, which together have an inventory of...

  • Twenty Magnificent Years of the Goodwood Revival
    What to expect at the 20th Goodwood Revival

    For the 20th consecutive year, a truly amazing automotive event is set to ring loud and proud around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. From Sept. 7 to 9, the Goodwood Revival revs up for another year of classic racing and general motoring celebration. Back in 1998, the Duke of Richmond brought auto...

  • 1997 Lexus LS 400 and 2018 Lexus LS 500
    2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport retrospective: A far cry from the original

    The relentless pursuit of perfection has not been easy for Lexus, but things got off to a solid start in 1989. At the Detroit auto show that year, Toyota unwrapped both a sedan and a brand that were about six years in the making. The result was a flagship four-door luxury sedan to challenge staid...

  • Aston Martin Works classic car showroom in central London
    Aston Martin opens ritzy London showroom for classic cars

    The wind is still fully in the sails of the classic car market and Aston Martin is capitalizing with the opening of a ritzy showroom specially focused on models from yesteryear in the heart of London. The showroom is operated by the Aston Martin Works classic car department and located in London's...

  • Lancia Delta Futurista by Automobili Amos
    The Lancia Delta Futurista restomod has arrived, and it's not cheap

    Built by Automobili Amos, the Lancia Delta Futurista aims to "Make Lancia Great Again". This is a Delta Integrale restomod that's been given new life through a meticulous transformation. We described it as the Singer of Lancia Deltas when we first learned of the car back in June, and it wears the...

  • Gio Ponti's Linea Diamante realized at 2018 Grand Basel show
    65-year-old car design brought to life at 2018 Grand Basel show

    A never-before-seen car design has been brought to life...65 years after it was completed. Yes, it was 65 years ago that Italian architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti penned his Linea Diamante, or "Diamond Line," and now a completed mockup of the car has been revealed. The covers came off on...

  • Jay Leno drives a 1977 Lotus Esprit

    It's rare to find one-owner classic cars. Time marches on and aging automobiles have to make way for more modern machines. That's the case most of the time, but not so for Detlef Claudius. He's owned his bright yellow Lotus Esprit since he bought it new back in 1977. Detlef owns the car with his son Jason, and the two recently visited Jay Leno's Garage with their car. The Lotus has clearly become a beloved member of the family. It's exactly the sort of machine that Jay Leno loves to see because the family's dedication to the machine shines brightly. You can see it in the clean paint, strong...

  • Marcello Gandini talks about the origin of the name Countach
    This is how Lamborghini's Countach got its name, and it's not what you think

    It seems like most Lamborghini model names are associated with bullfighting. That's not true with all of Lamborghinis though, as the most famous example of moniker derivation lies with the Countach. Bertone designer Marcello Gandini is the man responsible for some all-time great automotive styling...

  • Chris Evans' SpeedKore 1967 Chevrolet Camaro on Jay Leno's Garage
    Chris Evans' SpeedKore 1967 Chevy Camaro featured on Jay Leno's Garage

    Chris Evans recently received one heck of a gift from fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. After starring in the latest Captain America film, Downey Jr. presented Evans with this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro featuring extensive work by SpeedKore. Jay Leno recently a close-up look of the car in his garage, and...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Why Porsche's Project Gold 911 isn't street legal in most countries

    Porsche pulled the wraps off of Project Gold, a resto-modded 993-generation 911 sports car to much fanfare last week. The 993-generation 911 is special to Porsche aficionados: it was the final air-cooled Porsche 911, the first to feature twin turbochargers, and it boasted the nameplate's first...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Meet the top 10 most expensive cars sold during 2018 Monterey Car Week

    The 2018 Monterey Car Week saw thousands of cars cross the block at various auctions, but a handful of vehicles rose to the top with eye-watering prices. What cars did the seven- and eight-figure (!) sale prices buy? Below are the top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction leading up to Sunday's...

  • 1935 Duesenberg SSJ - Image via Gooding & Company
    This Duesenberg is the most expensive American car ever sold at auction

    Classic cars from European marques selling in the tens of millions will barely get an eyelid to bat these days, and soon that may be true of American cars, too, judging by the auction activity in Monterey, California over the weekend. A 1935 Duesenberg SSJ sold at a Gooding & Company auction on...

  • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta

    An Italian beauty with a body crafted by Touring and a twin-supercharged inline-8 sitting under its long hood took home the Best of Show honors on Sunday at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is the 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by David and Ginny Sydorick of Beverly Hills, California, who are regulars at the Pebble Beach Concours. It's finished in an original deep blue paint and proved so popular that it also took home the top prize in the Italian Classic category. It was the car's first outing since a full restoration performed by the folks at RX...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Ex-Phil Hill Ferrari 250 GTO sets record for highest price paid for car at auction

    The Ferrari GTO stands as one of the most beautiful and exclusive cars of all time, and it boasts a racing record to back up its unparalleled collectibility. This, however, has seen prices soar to insane levels in recent times, and things don't appear to be cooling down one bit. Case in point is a...

  • 1966 Ford Bronco Icon Derelict
    1966 Ford Bronco Roadster gets the Icon Derelict treatment

    Back in 1966, Ford created the Bronco in an effort to capture the growing enthusiasm for off-road adventure. The most basic example is a model called the Roadster, which arrived from the factory sans doors and roof. Expert restorer Jonathan Ward and his Icon outfit got ahold of one and turned it...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Project Gold: 911 restomod celebrates 70 years of Porsche

    Porsche isn't done with its celebrations for its 70th anniversary this year. Having already built a highly authentic replica of its very first sports car, as well as unveiling a spiritual successor in the form of the 911 Speedster concept, Porsche on Thursday unveiled a restomod based on a...

  • Jaguar E-Type Zero
    Jaguar's electric E-Type confirmed for production

    Due to popular demand, Jaguar announced Thursday that the electric E-Type Zero it showed as a concept a year ago will enter production. The cars won't be built from scratch but conversions of existing E-Types, with the work to be carried out by Jaguar Land Rover Classic. The announcement came ahead...

  • 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Carrosserie Worblaufen
    How the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance selects its star cars

    Thousands may apply, but only 200 make their way to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's famed lawn on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The event is known for displaying some of the most elegant and exclusive cars in the world, but what process must the cars endure to be accepted? The Concours...

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