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Author Archive: Larry Edsall

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Univeristy.

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Lamborghini’s own twin-V12 Riva boat offered for sale

Lamborghini’s own twin-V12 Riva boat offered for sale

Ferruccio Lamborghini may not have liked his Ferrari, but he apparently enjoyed his Riva Aquarama speed boat enough to have owned it for more than 20 years before selling it to his friend, Angelo Merli, in the summer of 1988. The boat, powered by a pair of Lamborghini’s own V12 engines, was thought to have […]

Pick of the day: 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross Edition

Pick of the day: 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross Edition

Back in the day, automakers worked with fashion designers to create special editions of various vehicles. There was the Bill Blass Lincoln Continental Mark V, the Gucci Cadillac Seville, the Nautica Mercury Villager (yes, a “fashionable” minivan), even a Levi’s Edition AMC Gremlin with blue-denim upholstery. And there was the Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross Edition. […]

By June 29, 2015 Read More →
E-Code Thunderbird among online auction cars

E-Code Thunderbird among online auction cars

Five cars, including a 1957 E-Code Ford Thunderbird and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS convertible, are part of an Antiques, Cars, Tiffany’s auction being conducted Sunday by Constantine & Pletcher through Invaluable. Constantine & Pletcher is a Pittsburgh-based auction house specializing in estate sales. Formerly known as Artfact, Invaluable, founded in Boston in 1989, claims […]

By June 27, 2015 Read More →
Aston racer, Stirling Moss’s own Porsche pace Bonhams sale at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Aston racer, Stirling Moss’s own Porsche pace Bonhams sale at Goodwood Festival of Speed

With a pre-war Aston Martin racer selling for more than $4.5 million and Stirling Moss’s own Porsche RS-61 Spyder going for nearly $3 million, Bonhams annual auction Friday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed posted some $26.75 million in total sales. “We’ve had another phenomenal sale at Goodwood with excellent figures achieved across the board […]

By June 27, 2015 Read More →
Artcurial continues its success with barn-found vehicles at record-setting les Champs auction

Artcurial continues its success with barn-found vehicles at record-setting les Champs auction

Artcurial claimed six auction-record prices and an 80 percent sell-through for its eighth annual Automobiles sur les Champs sale this week at the Theatre du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees in Paris. “Artcurial Motorcars’ specialty, the discovery of cars that have remained in private ownership for many years, once again attracted international collectors,” Mathieu Lamoure, managing director […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
‘Woodie’ tops H&H Classics Rolls-Royce sale

‘Woodie’ tops H&H Classics Rolls-Royce sale

The auction staged last weekend by H&H Classics in conjunction with the annual concours and rally by Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club did £1.4 million in sales ($2.21 million) at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, England. The highlight of the sale was the approximately $255,000 paid for a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, formerly owned by the future Edward […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
Silverstone Auctions announces Competition Car Sale

Silverstone Auctions announces Competition Car Sale

Only racing cars will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ special Competition Car Sale, scheduled July 23 as one of the events comprising the Silverstone Classic, which is being billed as the “world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.” The new Competition Car Sale is an addition to the schedule which since 2011 has included an auction […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the day: 1969 Pontiac Bonneville convertible

Pick of the day: 1969 Pontiac Bonneville convertible

Once upon a time in America, people drove long and large, and in cars to which those adjectives also applied. But there was something even more special about the cars in this era: They not only were long and large but had powerful engines and, best of all, roofs that could be retracted from above […]

Jochen Rindt’s F2 racer headlines Auctionata sale

Jochen Rindt’s F2 racer headlines Auctionata sale

The 1967 Brabham BT23-5 driven by future Formula 1 champion Jochen Rindt, headlines the docket for Auctionata’s next online sale, scheduled for June 26. The car is considered the most successful Formula 2 racer ever and carried Rindt to victory nine times during the 1967 season. The car has been restored and a minimum bid […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
First RV trip celebrated 130 years later

First RV trip celebrated 130 years later

June marks the 130th anniversary of the maiden voyage of what is believed to be the world’s first “caravan” or recreation vehicle, The Wanderer, a horse-drawn camping trailer owned by physician and Victorian author William Gordon Stables. It was in the summer of 1885 that Stables traveled some 1,400 miles and recorded his journey in […]