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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Racing legends Carroll Shelby and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme joined forces to build the ultimate street-legal dragster. Only 100 Prudhomme Super Snake […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Stephen King’s 1982 novel and subsequent movie, both titled “Christine,” were about a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury with a mind of its […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Cars made in Japan moving from niche to mainstream with collectors

Cars made in Japan moving from niche to mainstream with collectors

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions They are the Big 3 of collectible Japanese-produced classic cars, and one of each will be offered for sale at the Arizona auctions this month. They are the Toyota 2000GT, the Mazda Cosmo and the Nissan Skyline. But perhaps just as newsworthy […]

Driven: 2015 Infiniti QX60

Driven: 2015 Infiniti QX60

I’ll admit that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was informed I’d be allowed to spend a week in the 2015 Infiniti QX60. I blame my confusion on Infiniti’s vehicle naming system. Everything now is a Q-something. Cars are Q followed by numbers. And sometimes the numbers are followed by additional letters. […]

By January 5, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A Shelby quartet

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A Shelby quartet

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Carroll Shelby’s own 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible The July 2001 issue of Mustang Monthly listed this 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, Carroll Shelby’s […]

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Ferraris figure to remain red hot at Arizona auctions

Ferraris figure to remain red hot at Arizona auctions

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions During the 2013-14 classic car auction season, 100 cars hammered sold for prices of $1,897,500 or more worldwide. Of those 100 cars, 48 were Ferraris. But here’s an even more impressive statistic: Of the 20 cars hammered sold for prices of $6,160,000 […]

By January 4, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. ‘The rarest of ‘Birds,” this 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005 was used as the test vehicle when Sports Illustrated ran an article […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special concept car

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special concept car

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 24th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. It’s said that Harley Earl, the initial head of design for General Motors, got the idea for this Pontiac Bonneville Special concept […]

By January 3, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: Affordable classics for the New Year

Pick of the Week: Affordable classics for the New Year

So, you have made the New Year’s resolution that 2015 will absolutely, positively be the year in which you finally buy a classic car of your own. Good for you. But if you have more wishes than riches, and budget dictates that you confine yourself to the affordable end of the collector-car scale, here are […]

By January 2, 2015 10 Comments Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A trio of Chevrolet Nomads

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A trio of Chevrolet Nomads

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Autorama Custom This 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Autorama Custom provides a look at what happens when a ’55 Nomad, a […]

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