Classic Cars

  • Lego James Bond Aston Martin DB5

    Lego has just announced a new edition to its Creator series. James Bond's iconic coupe has been scaled down and turned into bricks to create this Lego version of the Aston Martin DB5, on sale from August 1. You'll need to part with $150 for the 1,290 piece kit. Of course, that's quite a bit less than the amount you'd need to play full-size James Bond. A 1965 DB5 used in the film "Goldeneye" just sold at auction for $3.5 million. This Lego-sized British Bond mobile seems to be the better deal at the moment. And it's feature-packed as well. Running 13 inches long, the Lego DB5 boasts all of the...

  • Original Bullitt Mustang stunt car in Mexico
    The story of the other long-lost "Bullitt" Mustang

    Earlier this year, Ford brought the original 1968 Mustang from Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" film to debut alongside the 2019 Mustang Bullitt. But, fans of the film know two Highland Green Mustangs were used during filming: one "hero" car for McQueen and a stunt car. What became of the stunt car? It's...

  • 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder bearing chassis No. 0141
    Race-winning 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder to be auctioned in Monterey

    The season of wickedly expensive auction items is upon us. Monterey Car Week is just over a month away, which means a number of big ticket items are being buffed and shined for their time under the bright lights of the auction block. One to keep an eye on will be this 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder...

  • Tetsuya Tada with A90 Toyota Supra and previous four generations
    As the years go by: all 5 Toyota Supra generations together for first time

    Toyota may not have a more legendary road car than the Supra. The nameplate has garnered a fanatical group of owners over decades, and a group of lucky owners in the United Kingdom witnessed history during last week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada showed up with...

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5
    Long-lost James Bond Aston Martin DB5 may have been found

    James Bond and Aston Martin are a match made in Q Branch heaven. The titular character has driven his fair share of exotic machinery over the years, but the double 0 agent always seems to wind up back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the most iconic of which is surely the DB5. One of the coupes...

  • The Ford Mustang (left) and Dodge Charger tied in a ClassicCars.com state-by-state comparison
    Charger, Mustang are America’s most-searched muscle cars

    The Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang tied in a state-by-state comparison of the number of searches for muscle cars from the past year, data from ClassicCars.com showed. “Nothing truly personifies American car collector’s pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car,” said Roger...

  • Jay Leno drives a bone stock 1977 Ford Bronco

    "It's not slow, it just isn't fast...it's kind of medium," are the words of 1977 Ford Bronco owner Dave Kunz. He's brought his bone-stock classic SUV over to Jay Leno's Garage so the comedian and car guy can take it for a spin. There's something special about an old car that's been left alone. A stock classic is an amazing way to sample a life potentially lived decades ago. Dave's Bronco has had its seats redone and the paint refinished but the truck has otherwise been left alone. There's no modern Ford V-8 swapped in or a massive lift pitching the truck into the sky. This is clean, classic...

  • Porsche 908 Works Short Tail race car heads to RM Sotheby's auction at Monterey
    Porsche 908 Short Tail heads to Monterey Car Week auction

    The vintage Porsche market is hot right now. From 964's reimagined by Singer to even older 911s, people are prepared to pour primo cash for an old Porsche. While those old road cars are cool, do you want to see how to kick things up a notch? Of course you do, and we're here to help. Say hello to...

  • Classic Dodge Charger, photo by ClassicCars.com
    Dodge Charger roars to America’s most-searched classic car

    The Dodge Charger was the classic car Americans searched for the most between June 2017 and June 2018, signifying a big year-over-year shift in the market, data from ClassicCars.com showed. The Charger has been a hit since it made its debut for mass purchase in 1966. It has made multiple...

  • 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo (930)
    German banks now suggest classic cars as investments

    These days, collector cars and classic vehicles are often viewed as assets similar to wine or fine jewelry. German banks have reinforced the narrative and have now begun suggesting clients actually invest in classic cars. The investment advice comes from booming gains on vintage cars, especially...

  • Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport
    Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport

    Superformance is the go-to team creating new versions of some of the greatest cars ever built. If you want a Shelby Cobra, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, or even a Caterham, then you need to talk to Superformance. One of its more recent creations is also arguably its greatest, and that is...

  • 1908 Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer at Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Watch a 110-year-old Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer take on the Goodwood hill climb

    Mercedes-Benz and racing driver Ben Collings brought a treat to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: a Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer from 1908. The time capsule of a car offers a pretty extraordinary look at motorsport in the early 20th century, and it offered Goodwood attendees a rare chance to...

  • Rally cars at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Lord March's driveway wasn't the only place to burn rubber in Southeastern England on sunny Friday. Carved into a densely wooded hill near Goodwood House, the anchor of a 12,000-acre estate that caters to car enthusiasts with the Festival of Speed, sits a mini rally stage. It's a playground for rally drivers on their day off, and Motor Authority got to tag along for the afternoon. Rally cars spanning every generation—from the early 1960s to modern day—sit under tents, and famous drivers mingle with the general public. It's hard to imagine a more casually thrilling event for car...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams
    Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

    California Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate...

  • 1949 Oldsmobile 88 and its Rocket 88 engine. | Flickr photo by Greg Gjerdingen cropped and published
    The road to the muscle car was paved after World War II

    Although the term “muscle car” wouldn’t become a widely used nickname until a decade or more later, Detroit automakers got into the act shortly after World War II, producing some very muscular machines. Midway through the 1949 model year, Oldsmobile unveiled its new 88 series, a...

  • Self-driving Ford Mustang to tackle Goodwood hill climb
    Self-driving Ford Mustang will tackle Goodwood hill climb

    Not only will Roborace bring its self-driving race car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take on the hill climb event, but another self-driving car will also be present. And it's not a futuristic piece of machinery, either. The car is none other than a 1965 Ford Mustang, but a heavily outfitted...

  • 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
    Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with 850 miles sells for $3.7M

    Pre-auction estimates pegged the value of this unrestored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at somewhere between $1.8 million and $2.4 million. Well, the car just crossed the auction block at Artcurial's Le Mans Classic sale where it fetched nearly $3.7 million. That's quite a bit more than...

  • Theon Design reimagines the Porsche 911
    Theon Design is the British Singer, for much less

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then where does that leave "re-imagination"? That's the term Singer uses when it turns a 964-generation Porsche 911 into a glorious resto-mod. A company in the UK is working on the same formula to restore and re-create old Porsches. Theon Design is...

  • 1968 Ford Mustang from the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt"

    After making a surprise appearance at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the 1968 film "Bullitt" will cross the pond and make its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England. The 1968 Mustang was the hero car driven by Steve McQueen in the film and featured in the legendary 10-minute-long car chase scene. Ford worked with the car's current owner to bring the piece of history to the 50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt's debut in Detroit this past January. The 1968 Mustang remained in storage for three decades after the film until...

  • Ferrari Classiche Authorised Workshops
    Ferrari Classiche calls out the fakes and forgeries

    With any rare or limited-production car, it's important to know its authenticity. Thankfully, and not shockingly, Ferrari has a whole department devoted to separating the fakes from the true pieces of history. Ferrari Classiche will provide its authentication services for any model build more than...

  •  Build your own Ferrari 250 GTO using a mix of genuine parts
    Enough parts to build a Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction

    This is like a Lego kit for billionaires. Saturday's Coys Auctions event at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom saw the hammer go down on millions of dollars worth of rare, original spare parts. Part of the auction included almost all of the parts one would need to assemble a 1962 Ferrari 250...

  • Icon Old School BR
    Icon puts original Ford Bronco back into production

    A new Ford Bronco is coming. An old one is on its way as well though, thanks to Jonathan Ward and his firm Icon. The truck is called the Old School BR, and it's a first-generation Ford Bronco buillt virtually from scratch. It's also better than any Bronco that ever left the Ford factory. When Icon...

  • Benz Patent Motorwagen replica
    Buy Mercedes' own replica of the world's first car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen

    Some folks lust after the first car they ever owned. What if you had a chance to own the first car ever built? Perhaps you'd settle for a replica of that car? We have just the machine for you then because Mercedes-Benz's own replica of the Benz Patent Motorwagen is being offered up for sale by the...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413
    Ferrari 250 GTO heads to auction, could set new price record

    A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has the record for the highest price paid for a car at auction, with a buyer bidding a bit over $38 million to secure the car back in 2014. Now another 1962 250 GTO, this one bearing chassis No. 3413, is headed to auction and we could very well see the previous record fall...

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