Classic Cars

  • RBW electric MG Roadster

    Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British Motor Heritage to build new body shells and recreate the MG Roadster as a purely electric vehicle. The company says it wants to secure the future of driving by creating zero-emission versions of historic sports cars. MG is certainly a good place to...

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang turns 50 years old
    Relive your childhood by celebrating 50th anniversary of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

    In 1968, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" premiered to the world. Roald Dahl's film adaption of Ian Fleming's classic book took the world by storm. To celebrate the golden anniversary of this iconic film, the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England, is rolling out a massive celebration of the film and...

  • JD Classics center in Maldon, United Kingdom
    Classic car restorer and dealer JD Classics sold to new owner

    JD Classics can breathe a sigh of relief as it's been sold to a new owner. AM Online reported Tuesday that the major classic car restorer and dealer found a buyer in Woodham Mortimer, a company controlled by HPS Investment Partners LLC. Woodham Mortimer's purchase of JD Classics secured 60 jobs at...

  • 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

    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 spotless Ferraris dressed in red, curvy McLarens in midnight blacks and fiery oranges, and the sheen of cream-colored Austins and Jaguars in spectacular British racing green. It’d be a sight to behold on its own if the sounds weren’t even better. Goodwood is the home of the annual...

  • 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
    Major classic car dealer and restorer JD Classics hits financial troubles

    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...

  • 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

    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 price tag to match that statement. Automobili Amos founder Eugenio Amos revealed the first fully built Delta Futurista on Tuesday the Grand Basel show in Switzerland, where it was also announced that the price starts at $347,000 and just 20 examples are to be built. What does that amount of cash get...

  • 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
    World's best 1977 Lotus Esprit visits Jay Leno's Garage

    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...

  • 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

    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 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Perhaps these values will give enthusiasts and investors a ballpark to begin saving for next year. 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta — Sold for $4,515,000 by RM Sotheby's The A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta essentially cast aside coachwork from Allemano, Frua...

  • 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
    1937 Alfa Romeo 8C voted “Best of Show” at 2018 Pebble Beach Concours

    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...

  • 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...

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