Classic Cars

  • 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Carrosserie Worblaufen

    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 detailed exactly how it selects vehicles in a video created after last year's event, and it's a great way to kick off this year's event. The process is actually pretty straightforward. A Selection Committee seeks out the best cars from a variety of classes, and it is always open to outside...

  • SSC Ultimate Aero TT - Image via duPont Registry
    Buy the SSC supercar that came before the Tuatara

    Before there were companies like Koenigsegg and Hennessey vying to dethrone the Bugatti Veyron as the world's fastest car, something Koenigsegg finally achieved last November when one of its Agera RS hypercars ran to 277.9 mph, there was SSC North America (previously Shelby SuperCars) taking the...

  • Jaguar Land Rover Classic
    Jaguar Land Rover building classic car department in US

    After consolidating its various operations under a single banner in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover's classic car division is set to reach the United States. The company announced last week that Savannah, Georgia will be home to the first Jaguar Land Rover Classic base outside of Europe. It will join two...

  • Little Red Shelby GT 500 Ford Mustang prototype found
    1967 Ford Shelby GT500 prototype discovered after 50 years

    Long thought crushed and lost to time, a fascinating piece of Shelby and Ford history has recently been found. The car is known as "Little Red" and it's a one-off GT500 notchback coupe used by Shelby American to develop performance parts. Back in 1967, Ford sent Carroll Shelby and his team a...

  • Aston Martin's DB5 has featured extensively in various James Bond films
    Aston Martin to build 25 James Bond-spec DB5s

    Even to this day, 1964's “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond movie ever made, particularly if those fans are also car nuts. Yes, what endeared the movie into the hearts of many car enthusiasts was Bond’s tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he...

  • 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing coupe
    Unique Mercedes Gullwing worth $1.9M stolen from outside Nürburgring hotel

    A unique custom 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing coupe was stolen a few days ago from outside a hotel near the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany. Police told British newspaper the Sunday Times that the car was stolen from outside the Dorint Hotel sometime between 1:30 and 10 a.m. on August...

  • 1967 Classic Recreations Ford Shelby GT500CR 545

    Classic Recreations has been churning out continuation versions of some of America's most cherished muscle cars for some time now. What the company hasn't done yet, however, is show its wares in front of the crowds that attend Monterey Car Week. That changes this year as Classic Recreations will be present at two Monterey events this year: Concours on the Avenue (August 21) and Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival (August 22). The Oklahoma-based custom car builder is bringing several officially-licensed Ford Shelby Mustangs. At Concours on the Avenue, visitors will be treated to the...

  • 1963 Ferrari 275 P chassis No. 0816 - Image via RM Sotheby's
    This Ferrari was only just discovered to be the overall winner at Le Mans in 1963

    After reading the heading you're probably wondering how the overall winner at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans was only just discovered after more than half a century. Well, it was only due to a little digging by RM Sotheby's after being consigned a very special 1963 Ferrari 275 P. The car, bearing...

  • Jay Leno drives a 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II
    1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II visits Jay Leno's Garage before heading to Pebble Beach auction

    Rear Admiral Robert Phillips has owned his 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II for 58 years. That means he has owned a racing Ferrari longer than anyone. That's set to change as Admiral Phillips' car is heading to auction during Monterey Car Week. Before it gets there, the Admiral brought the car...

  • Grandma's 1981 Lamborghini Countach is still cool even covered in dust
    Neglected Lamborghini Countach gathering dust in grandma's garage

    A Reddit user visiting his grandma took the opportunity to check out a pair of cars he knew to be sitting neglected in the family garage. One is a Ferrari 308 and the other is a Lamborghini Countach, both of which need some serious love and affection. Regardless of the current state of both cars...

  • Jaguar XJ220 on Rally Rd. classic car investment app
    You can buy stock in a 1993 XJ220 for just $99

    In today's age, classic cars are increasingly being treated as investment pieces and not just weekend getaway cruisers. One company has made a business out of the idea and aims to democratize classic car investments, and next up on the docket is a 1993 Jaguar XJ220. Rally Rd. is a smartphone app...

  • Aerosmith's original touring van, a 1964 International Harvester Metro, via @KConz20
    Aerosmith’s original ’64 touring van found in East Coast woods

    A 1964 International Harvester Metro found in Massachusetts by a reality television show is none other than the first touring van used by the legendary rock band Aerosmith. The Boston Globe reported the van was discovered on private property in Chesterfield, across the state from where the band was...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has honored many car companies since its first event in 1974. At the 2018 event, Nissan will become the first Japanese make to receive said honor. Nissan announced on Monday that the RMMR has chosen the company and that it will support the event with a slew of historic vehicles from its past and current motorsport programs. "Never before has a Japanese automaker been so honored," Barry Toepke, vice president of communication and historic racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, said. "We wanted to change that course and feature Nissan and Datsun...

  • Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962
    You can buy this Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962

    Someone out there with heaps of cash will be able to add one amazing Porsche to their collection. Famed racing driver Derek Bell calls it his favorite race car, and soon it's coming up for auction. It's the 1989 Porsche 962 that won at Daytona, and it will be auctioned off at the upcoming Mecum...

  • E28 BMW M5 in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"
    Watch Tom Cruise flog a classic BMW M5 in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"

    Sometimes, a film's cars become nearly as iconic as the stars themselves. See "Bullitt" or "The Fast and the Furious." It can be just as important that a character's car matches his or her persona. In "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," BMW earned the leading automotive role. In the film, Ethan Hunt...

  • Teaser for Porsche Project Gold restomod debuting August 24, 2018
    Porsche building its own 911 restomod to celebrate 70th anniversary

    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 is now working on a restomod based on a classic...

  • E-Type UK Series 3 restomod with 6.1-liter V-12 engine
    British firm unveils Jaguar E-Type restomod with 6.1-liter V-12

    The Jaguar E-Type is arguably one of the prettiest cars to ever built, but the final-generation Series 3 is often overlooked for earlier examples. This E-Type Series 3 restomod may change that perception. E-Type UK, a British firm specializing in E-Type restorations, completely reworked this 1974...

  • 1995 Ferrari F50 prototype bearing chassis No. 99999
    Ferrari F50 prototype with an interesting history is up for grabs

    A Ferrari F50 that was the star of the 1995 Geneva auto show and driven by multiple Formula 1 legends can be yours. The car is currently listed for sale at Autosport Designs of Huntington Station, New York, which has detailed documentation on the car's provenance. The documents confirm the chassis...

  • Hagerty Classic Cars

    As classic cars become more than just aspirational items and more investment pieces, buyers should always stay vigilant. Today, it's easy for criminals to scam would-be buyers out of a sale with a little creativity and the Internet. Many enthusiasts found that out the hard way over the past two years. The FBI and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York exposed a $4.5 million classic car fraud ring and unsealed an indictment detailing the criminals' doing last month. In total, 25 defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit...

  • Ferrari Bueller's Day Off "Ferrari" from Modena GT
    Ferrari replica from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” heads to auction

    No, it's not a real 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. This one has the potential to be more fun than the real deal, because this beautiful red machine is one of three 1985 Modena GTs built for the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Modena GT did an amazing job replicating the real deal Ferrari...

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61/60 'Birdcage' reconstruction
    Rebuilt 1959 Maserati Birdcage heads to auction

    The Maserati Birdcage race cars designed by Giulio Alfieri in the late 1950s and early '60s represented a revolution in sports car design. At the time, many British sports car manufacturers were moving toward innovative but expensive monocoque structures as opposed to the traditional ladder frame...

  • Jay Leno checks out a 1966 Lotus Cortina
    Jay Leno goes in-depth with a 1966 Lotus Cortina

    It's built by Ford, but no one uses that name when referring to the first-generation Lotus Cortina. Between 1963 and 1966, Ford and Lotus cranked out over 3,300 of them, and Jay Leno's chief fabricator Jim Hall owns one of them. He's been restoring the car for years and is finally finished. Hall...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Prototype for sale
    1985 Porsche 959 prototype to be auctioned off

    To this day, the Porsche 959 remains an automotive unicorn. It's highly unlikely that you'll ever see one on the road. We'd wager that most of you can't afford one. And even if you could, they very rarely ever come up for sale. This October, however, things are going to get interesting on the RM...

  • 1963 Aston Martin DP215
    Rare Aston Martin DP215 raced by Phil Hill at Le Mans heads to auction

    Next month's Monterey Car Week auctions are set to see plenty of action. Already confirmed for the Californian event is a Ferrari 250 GTO as well as as one of the winning trio of Ford GT40s in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now we have details on one of the rarest and most valuable Aston Martins...

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