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Multiple Choice: Original or contemporary ‘Black Bess’ Bugatti?

Multiple Choice: Original or contemporary ‘Black Bess’ Bugatti?

Bugatti is doing a series of six Legends Edition  Veyrons, and the latest pays homage to the original Bugatti Type 18, known as “Black Bess,” that was delivered to a French aviator more than a century ago. Unveiled at the recent Beijing auto show next to its namesake, the “Black Bess” Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
Multiple Choice: ’27 or ’56 Bentley interior?

Multiple Choice: ’27 or ’56 Bentley interior?

At a recent Bonhams auction in England, the high-dollar sales were both Bentleys — a 1927 3-Litre Speed tourer sold for $379,197 and a 1956 S-Series Continental sports saloon brought $426,282. But what we’re curious about is your opinion of the respective interiors of those two cars. Do you prefer the raw simplicity of the […]

The most commonly replicated classic cars

The most commonly replicated classic cars

The classic car world is full of “coulda, shoulda, woulda” stories of people who had the opportunity to buy something when it was affordable only to see it sail out of reach. If you didn’t buy a Shelby Cobra during the Nixon administration for 10 grand, the only alternative for most people today is a […]

By April 29, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Potential money pits: High-maintenance classics

Potential money pits: High-maintenance classics

The miracle of depreciation has put a tempting array of classic exotics within reach for many of us. Be warned, though, that very often, the check you write for the purchase is just the first of many checks that you’ll write if you make a poor or unlucky choice. Keep in mind this maxim: The […]

By April 27, 2014 Read More →
Secrets of the Chevrolet El Camino

Secrets of the Chevrolet El Camino

Lately, Chevy has been in the business of either resurrecting or actually doing justice to nameplates of the past (see the new Impala, SS and Camaro).  Still in the wilderness, however, is the much-loved El Camino. Part car, part pickup, hope springs eternal that it might make a comeback. But until then, here are some […]

By April 24, 2014 Read More →
5 of the coolest four-doors ever

5 of the coolest four-doors ever

Four-door sedans don’t usually get the love from classic car fans the way coupes and convertibles do. We think it’s time that changed. Here are five of our favorite four doors ever:  

By April 22, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
6 of the best TV cop cars

6 of the best TV cop cars

The cop show genre goes back to the pre-TV days of radio (where you had to imagine what black and white your favorite cop was driving).  Here are some of our favorite full-size, rear-wheel-drive American cop cars from 60 years of the best cop shows: Related Stories [post_connector_show_children slug="related-stories" link="true" excerpt="false"]

By April 20, 2014 13 Comments Read More →
It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

Some classics wear their price tags on their sleeves. Look at a fuel-injected ’57 Chevy Bel Air, and it’s immediately apparent that it’s valuable merchandise. On the other hand, there are the sleepers of the classic car world, the cars that are worth a lot of money but it’s only obvious to those in-the-know. Your Accord-driving […]

By April 13, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

This week, we offer you three options for Multiple Choice: You can select a 1968 Toyota 2000 GT, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli, or a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to add to your collection wish list. Do you opt for one of the Italian exotics — the Ghibli powered by a V8 and the Daytona by a […]

By April 12, 2014 Read More →
What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

Yesterday, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibition: The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes. “Rarely does one genre of car so broadly resonate with people, but sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen,” the museum said in announcing the showcase.” But what makes this special exhibition even more […]