• If you're a fan of Steve McQueen and the 1968 film "Bullitt," you have a soft spot in your heart for a certain Highland Green machine. The 1968 Ford Mustang used during filming was recently found and now it has returned to the spotlight. It's getting an even bigger light cast its way because the original film-used car is on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. You'd better get a move on if you want to look for yourself. From now through April 23rd, the original Bullitt Mustang is prominently on display in a glass "garage" in our nation's capital. “To see the Bullitt under...

  • A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was sold using Apple Pay and an app
    Someone just bought a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 using Apple Pay

    Impulse purchases can be a pack of gum at the grocery store, bargain-bin DVDs at Target, or perhaps a vintage car. Wait, what? That was clearly the case for the person who spotted a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was sitting in a booth at the Paris Motor Show earlier in the year. The car was listed for...

  • 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two door sedan
    Unrestored, Pre-War Lagonda Up For Auction This April

    Lagonda used to be one of Britain's finest luxury car marques, but cars wearing the famous name have been few and far between over the last few decades. Interest in the brand has renewed in the last few years though, as owner Aston Martin readies the name for use on its upcoming SUV, just as it...

  • 1972 bmw 2002tii
    A Beautiful BMW 2002tii ... Ruined By Green Day Lead Singer

    The BMW 2002tii was a legend the minute it rolled off the assembly line. As part of the automaker's New Class, the 2002 helped bring BMW to a place where it was financially stable while also making sure the world knew that true sporting sedans where its prime product. It also setup the company to...

  • Steve McQueen's 1939 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport - image: Mecum Auctions
    Steve McQueen's 1938 Harley-Davidson Heads To The Auction Block

    A 1928 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport formerly owned by Steve McQueen will cross the block November 23.

  • Classic Audi 100 cars at meet in Koblenz, Germany, May 2013
    Classic Audi 100s Gather In Germany: The Car That Saved Audi (Photo Gallery)

    On a crisp, sunny day in the German city of Koblenz last weekend, dozens of old Audis gathered at a riverbank park where the Mosel meets the Rhine. Few Americans realize that the Audi luxury sport sedans they drive today owe it all to the original Audi 100, the car that kept Audi independent within...

  • 1968 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, for sale on eBay, April 2013

    The Jaguar E-Type is nothing less than a legend, a classic, a car that stands alone. And striking cars should come with startling stories. A certain Jaguar 1968 E-Type Coupe offered for sale in Rockville, Maryland, has that, in spades: In its 45 years, it has been loved, abducted, found, denied, shot, rescued, and then ignored. Sounds like a soap-opera heroine, doesn't it? According to the eBay listing (via the always entertaining Bring A Trailer), the '68 XK-E Coupe ("NOT a 2+2") had been owned since new by one man. It was stolen after it was put into storage in the late Eighties, and not...

  • Jacques Villeneuve drives his father's 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 at Fiorano
    Gilles Villeneuve Honored By His Son, Ferrari At Fiorano Circuit

    Today, Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve took the wheel of the famed 312 T4 at the Fiorano Circuit in honor of Gilles Villeneuve, who died in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix on May 8, 1982. The 312 T4 Jacques Villeneuve drove at Fiorano was the same car his father piloted during the 1979 F1...

  • A vintage Ferrari goes under the knife for art
    Vintage Ferrari Chop Shop: High Art Or Heresy?

    Jürgen Ulmer is a daring man. He takes vintage Ferrari bodies, attacks them with a cutoff wheel and a torch, and ends up with what he calls art. Some might call it heresy. Ulmer's Ferrari Project is simply named, but much more difficult to decipher. The German artist says he only uses bodies...

  • Namco's Pole Position video game
    GT5 Eat Your Heart Out: Video Game Moment Of Zen

    Today's video game moment of Zen is brought to you by none other than the game that jeopardized so many of our early educational careers: Pole Position. This Namco arcade classic features "realistic" explosions, stunning 8-bit graphics, and sound effects that shaped a generation. Modern driving...

  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye
    James Bond's 50th Anniversary: Largest Exhibition Of Bond Movie Cars Ever

    Next year, starting in January, the U.K.'s National Motor Museum will host the largest exhibition of James Bond movie cars ever assembled. Some of the highlights include the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye, the 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, and the weaponized 2002 Jaguar XKR...

  • EcoVelocity's Volkswagen Camper Van
    EcoVelocity's Modern Tech Transforms Classics (Virtually...)

    We may spend the day writing about modern car technology, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the classic cars that helped form the industry we know today. Some might even suggest "they don't make 'em like they used to", and they'd be right. Unfortunately, they also lack all the safety...

  • 1962 Chrysler 300 project on Craigslist.

    From time to time our resident revisitor of Guilty Pleasures, Murilee Martin, presents a car that's ugly, weird, or otherwise socially handicapped, but is still lovable anyway. This 1962 Chrysler 300 might fall into that category right now, but with a few years of elbow grease and investment, it could be a show-stopper. Why? Well, for starters, it's a very rare convertible equipped with a three-speed manual transmission, a 413 cid engine rated at 380 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque from the factory--as near as we can tell, that makes it a 300H or a Sport Series, though some sources...

  • Sheryl Crow's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster up for auction to benefit Joplin tornado relief.
    Sheryl Crow To Auction 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL For Joplin Tornado Relief At Pebble Beach

    With a classic collector car like the 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, there's always a good reason to buy the car: the car itself. But this time, there's an additional incentive to keep bidding, and it doesn't have anything to do with collectibility or simple aesthetics. The proceeds will go to benefit...

  • Velocity TV logo
    Discovery HD To Launch Velocity Automotive Channel: Video

    If you're a fan of Mecum auctions, classic cars, or watching Brits bash beaters into near-new condition, you're familiar with HD Theater, which is owned by Discovery. Soon, we'll have even more excellent high-def automotive content thanks to a new agreement that will spawn Velocity, a new...

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61/60 'Birdcage' reconstruction
    Update: Maserati Birdcage At Mecum Isn't A Fake, It's A Reconstruction

    The 1960 Maserati Birdcage going up for auction at Mecum Monterey might not be what it claims to be.

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle production begins in Mexico
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Production Begins In Mexico

    The Volkswagen Beetle and Mexico are inexorably linked. From as far back as 1967 and running until 2003 when production ended for good, Volkswagen's Puebla factory produced the classic Beetle, and between 1998 and 2010 the factory was responsible for New Beetle production. Now, Volkswagen has...

  • 1977 AMC Pacer: possibly the world's most original
    The World's Most Original AMC Pacer: Barn Find

    A face only a mother could love. Had to tie a steak around its neck so the dog would play with it. Just plain ugly. All of these are fitting descriptors of the AMC Pacer, but this particular example is interesting anyway. Why? Because it's very likely the most original Pacer in the world. Having...

  • 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six 'Ghost Car'  Image: RM Auctions

    A transparent 1939 Pontiac, built for the New York World's Fair, is expected to fetch between $275,000 and $475,000 at an upcoming RM Auctions event.

  • Raybestos 1964 Pontiac GTO-R. Image courtesy of Raybestos.
    700-HP Raybestos 1964 Pontiac GTO-R Could Be Yours: Video

    You can enter to win a modern all-out interpretation of the muscle car that started it all: the 1964 Pontiac GTO.

  • 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe. Photo via Gooding & Co.
    Coachbuilt Ferraris To Storm Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Auctions

    Every car fan should make the pilgrimage to Pebble Beach at some point in their lives. It's an unbelievable playground for some of the very best cars in the world, from their earliest stages right up to the present. Once particularly sweet slice of the past will be up for sale via Gooding &...

  • 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe
    A Reason To Sell Your Firstborn: 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe

    Scintillating classic styling and a true racing pedigree make this Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe a car worth going to extremes to own.

  • Peugeot 403 Cabriolet
    Peter Falk, RIP: May Columbo's Peugeot 403 Convertible Putter On

    As Columbo, Peter Falk played one of the more memorable detectives ever to ply the airwaves, but his trademark fedora and trenchcoat weren't his only distinctive calling cards. Can you imagine Elliott Stabler driving...a 1959 Peugeot 403 Convertible? As a fan site describes it, Columbo's Pug was...

  • 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster
    1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Set For Auction At Monterey

    A rare Mercedes-Benz 540K will be auctioned off in Monterey, California, in August.

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