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Hagerty reports slight increase in classic car market rating
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

Hagerty reports slight increase in classic car market rating

After a June swoon that took the Hagerty Market Rating to its lowest point in 14 months, the tach-style chart tracking the health of the collector car marketplace rallied slightly in July. On a 100-point scale, the rating was 71.55 in June and is 71.59 this month. Hagerty’s news release cited: Private sales dropping for […]

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Steve McQueen’s Porsche Turbo Carrera added to Mecum auction in Monterey

Steve McQueen’s Porsche Turbo Carrera added to Mecum auction in Monterey

Just when you thought there were no more automotive relics of movie and motorsports icon Steve McQueen, along comes another piece of his fabulous personal history. This time, it’s the last car special-ordered by the King of Cool, a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, the ultra-performance version of the 911 that’s as emblematic of the […]

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100 years later, another Model T follows Edsel Ford’s cross-country adventure
By July 15, 2015 Read More →

100 years later, another Model T follows Edsel Ford’s cross-country adventure

In June of 1915, 21-year-old Edsel Ford and several of his buddies left Detroit in a Model T Ford, a Cadillac and a Stutz and joined thousands of other Americans in driving across the country to the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco. Starting Friday, June 17, a team from the Historic Vehicle Association will follow […]

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Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible

Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible

The poor Chevrolet Corvair. Of all the classic cars ever produced we are hard pressed to find one that has received more abuse, much of it unjustified, than the Corvair. The Pick of the Day is a red 1964 Corvair convertible for sale at a very affordable $9,995, which generally doesn’t get you much collector […]

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Eye Candy: Simply Bikes at Britain’s National Motor Museum
By July 15, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy: Simply Bikes at Britain’s National Motor Museum

Photos courtesy National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Despite drizzly weather, more than 600 motorcycles and trikes — from single-cylinder mopeds to flat-six monsters — turned out for the recent annual Simply Bikes event at Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Among the vintage machines were a 1943 BMW R75 with sidecar, both in World War II […]

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Keith Richards’ famous blue Bentley coming to auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale

Keith Richards’ famous blue Bentley coming to auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale

If this blue Bentley could only talk, what tales it could tell about its astonishing adventures with Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones.   This was in the swinging ’60s, when the rock star was high on success and any number of illegal substances. The car would transport Richards, his band mates and their collection of […]

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Pick of the Day: 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster

Pick of the Day: 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster

Rescuing a desirable classic car from long-term, often-neglectful storage is something akin to finding buried pirate treasure, or an old-masters painting in Aunt Tillie’s attic. They’re called “barn finds” whether they’ve been pulled out of a garage, a shipping crate or even a parking structure. In the case of the Pick of the Day, we […]

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Mecum’s 1,000-item Road Art sale offers signs and much more, including a 40-foot carousel
By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Mecum’s 1,000-item Road Art sale offers signs and much more, including a 40-foot carousel

Mecum Auctions is known for sales with a thousand or more classic cars, but next weekend, July 17-19, its inaugural Road Art Auction will include no cars — well, there will be several pedal and toy cars — but instead it will feature more than 1,000 items including dealer signs, assorted automobilia, barber shop nostalgia, […]

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Historic Porsche racers at Gooding sale in Monterey
By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Historic Porsche racers at Gooding sale in Monterey

Three significant Porsche works race cars, including a spectacular 1960 RS60 four-cam Spyder, have been added to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August. The historic Spyder, raced by the factory team in grueling endurance competition at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring and the Targa Florio, is the star of a nine-car private collection […]

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Pick of the Day: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria
By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Pick of the Day: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria

One: I learned to drive on a red-and-white four-door 1957 Ford sedan with a V8 engine and three on the tree. Two: At some point in my childhood, I remember my grandfather owning a black-and-yellow ’57 Ford hardtop. Three: I’m a sucker for 1950s cars with fender skirts. Therefour (intentional misspelling), my Pick of the […]

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