Classic Cars

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413

    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. That's because a 1963 250 GTO sold just this month for a whopping $70 million, the highest known price ever paid for a car, so demand is red hot right now. The latest sale will be handled by auction house RM Sotherby's during its Monterey Car Week event running August 24-25. This is the same auction...

  • Lamborghini Miura SVR restored by Polo Storico
    Lamborghini Polo Storico restores one-of-one Miura SVR

    Lamborghini didn't build enough Miuras. Just 763 were produced between 1966 and 1972. Among these rare Italian beauties were a handful of even rarer examples. They have letters and words like SV, Jota, and SV/J attached to the ends of their names. There is one, however, that stands out among all...

  • 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum resto mod for sale
    1,650-hp "Tantrum" 1970 Dodge Charger for sale

    This 1970 Dodge Charger built by SpeedKore Performance was one of our favorite cars of the year when it came out of the Wisconsin shop in 2015. It's still cool today, and that's because of the unique engine, amazing bodywork, and general appeal of the second-generation Charger. If you like it as...

  • James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for sale
    James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 heading to Goodwood auction

    James Bond has driven plenty of vehicles over the course of his many on-screen exploits. The one that is most quintessentially Bond, however, is the silver Aston Martin DB5. This is the car that even non-car lovers will recognize as 007's preferred ride. If you are a fan of all things Bond, now's...

  • 1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction
    1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction

    The story of Ford versus Ferrari is one that resonates with anyone interested in racing. Ferrari was the big bad bully on the block while Ford looked to make a splash on the global racing scene. To do so, the Blue Oval brand needed a win at the highest level. In 1966, Ford got that win with a 1-2-3...

  • Rare spare parts found and head to auction
    Treasure trove of parts for many rare classic cars found, going to auction

    Owning a classic car is never an easy go. When a wheel bends, a trim piece comes loose, or a mechanical part fails, it can be difficult to find a replacement. For owners of vintage Italian cars, Coys auction house has discovered a treasure trove of parts for some of the rarest classic...

  • “Back to the Future” DeLorean time machine replica at Jay Leno's Garage

    Everyone knows the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine from the “Back to the Future” movies, but we'd wager that most, including hardcore fans, won't know the story behind the car and how the creators originally planned for the time machine to be a...refrigerator. You'll learn all that and more thanks to Jay Leno who recently met up with the creator Bob Gale. Gale wrote the original movie together with director Robert Zemeckis and then helped write and produce the later two films. He reveals funny insights like the DMC-12 being picked because DeLorean the company was in strife at the...

  • 1948 Porsche 356 Roadster No 1
    Porsche creates replica of the first 356 to mark 70th anniversary

    Porsche has had a long and complicated history, and the first true Porsche is quite a hard thing to pin down—for some, it's the earliest cars designed by Ferdinand Porsche in the early 20th century. For others, it might be the striking pre-war Type 64 race car, and for others...

  • Pair of unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SLs heads to auction
    Unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SL gulling and roadster head to auction

    It's 1960s Sweden and you're a successful dental surgeon. You need a set of wheels so you pop over to the local Mercedes-Benz dealership and drive away in a 1963 300SL Roadster because it's basically a car straight out of the future. Fast forward a few years and you're still successful and you...

  • Ferrari Modulo concept
    Ferrari Modulo drives again thanks to James Glickenhaus

    Back in 2014, James Glickenhaus added a real rarity to his car collection: the one-off Ferrari Modulo. Now, it drives again. Video from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) shows the concept taking to the street for the first time in years—a truly mesmerizing sight. For a bit of background on...

  • Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Integrale restomod
    The Singer of Lancia Delta Integrale Evos is coming

    The Lancia Delta is a simple, Italian hatchback. The Lancia Delta Integrale is a rally-honed version that still holds a special place in the heart of those who pine for Group A and Group B glory days. One such person is Eugenio Amos. An Italian racing driver, Amos is venturing into car building as...

  • Jay Leno examines a 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R Hakosuka
    Jay Leno learns all about the original Nissan Skyline GT-R

    Don't you wish that Nissan still built four-door Skyline GT-Rs? Before 1971 the automaker did just that with its glorious Hakosuka. This generation of the Nissan Skyline was first launched back in 1968 and ran up through 1972. The mighty GT-R variant arrived in 1969 and came packing 160 horsepower...

  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 4153 GT

    The $52 million paid for a Ferrari 250 GTO in 2013 now looks like a bargain considering another example of the ultimate classic Ferrari has just traded hands for a rumored $70 million, which if accurate makes the figure the highest known price ever paid for a car. The buyer was none other than WeatherTech CEO David MacNeil, who already owns a number of notable classics and is an avid racer. His son, Cooper Macneil, is also a racer and will pilot a Ferrari 488 GTE in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. Few details on the 250 GTO's sale have been released to the public, though the website Classic...

  • Filming of Edd China's new car show “Built By Many”
    Trailer released for Edd China's 2nd new car show: “Built By Many”

    Leaving “Wheeler Dealers” last year over creative differences may end up being the best thing to happen to our favorite car restorer Edd China. That's because he's now working on not one, but two new car shows. Only last month we saw a pilot episode for “Edd China's Garage...

  • Sir Stirling Moss raced Jaguar E-Type up for sale
    Race like a legend today: Jaguar E-Type raced by Stirling Moss up for sale

    It's hard to believe that Sir Stirling Moss never claimed an overall title, but he certainly claimed all sorts of other motorsport victories before his retirement at 88. Moss won major races at nearly every level of competition during his racing days, including Le Mans, Sebring, the Mille Miglia...

  • David Lee and his Dino restomod
    David Lee and his controversial Dino visit Jay Leno's Garage

    David Lee, the famed collector of all things Ferrari, recently decided to build his own dream machine. What started life as a 1972 Dino has been transformed into the restomodded machine now called a Dino Monza 3.6 Evo. Lee brought the car to Jay Leno's Garage so the affable car lover could give it...

  • 1958 Ferrari 335 S
    1958 Ferrari 335 S wins Best of Show at 2018 Concorso d‘Eleganza Villa d’Este

    A 1958 Ferrari 335 S from the collection of Austrian pharmaceuticals magnate Andreas Mohringer took home the prestigious Best of Show award at the 2018 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Sunday. The rare car, one of four built, was one of 51 road and race cars participating in the...

  • Prince Harry and new wife Meghan Markle in the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave wedding in an electric E-Type

    Saturday's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wasn’t just about the dress, as there were an assortment of interesting British cars in service throughout the event. One of the standouts was the Jaguar E-Type Zero, an electric version of the iconic sports car that Harry and...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation car

    As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That's certainly applicable to the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which Shelby American will finally produce as a limited edition continuation model. During the 1960s, Shelby built a demonstration Mustang for Goodyear powered by a lightweight 427-cubic-inch race engine lifted from a Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, branding the car the Shelby GT500 Super Snake in the process. It was thought to be producing 520 horsepower upon its debut, which was a crazy figure for the time. Seeing the opportunity, Shelby dealer Don McCain was keen to...

  • 1993 McLaren MP4/8A Formula 1 race car
    Bernie Ecclestone pays $5M for Senna's race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car

    Bernie Ecclestone might not be running Formula 1 anymore but he's got no intention of cutting all ties with the sport just yet. At the Bonhams collector car auction held in Monaco last Friday, the British billionaire placed the winning bid on a McLaren F1 race car driven by the legendary Ayrton...

  • Jay Leno and Cody Walker with a 1993 Toyota Supra
    Cody Walker brings a Toyota Supra to Jay Leno's Garage

    You're in for a special episode of “Jay Leno's Garage” today. Cody Walker, the youngest brother of the late Paul Walker, visits Jay Leno and the comedian's famous garage with a 1993 Toyota Supra. But this isn't any old Supra. It's a right-hand-drive example shipped from Japan, probably...

  • Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible
    Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

    On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For...

  • 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
    Lamborghini Marzal concept to revisit Monaco

    Before the Lamborghini Espada came to be, the Lamborghini Marzal previewed the distinctive wedge shape that was to come. The striking concept made its first appearance at the 1967 Geneva auto show but that wouldn't be its final stop. Unlike your typical concept, the Marzal has a richer history than...

  • Reggie Jackson's 1966 Chevy Nova SS
    Reggie Jackson to sell 19 of his cars at Indy auction

    Reggie Jackson is known as Mr. October for a reason. The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer has 2,584 hits, 563 home runs, and five World Series titles to his name. He's also a massive lover of American cars. Jackson has plucked 19 rides out of his massive collection, and he's bringing them to...

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