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My Classic Car: Don’s 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

My Classic Car: Don’s 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

In the spring of 1998, Ford Motor Company painted 117 Lincoln Mark VIIIs in metallic gold and called them Spring Feature Cars. All were to be the base models. However, somehow ours slipped through as a LSC. This is the top of the line and the only one like it. How much more rare can […]

By January 25, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Mike’s 1956 Buick Special

My Classic Car: Mike’s 1956 Buick Special

I had owned a 1956 Buick Special when I was sophomore in college. It was a slick car and I kept it until my senior year. I wish I never sold it and I am looking to find it again, but I do not know where to start. If I can’t find the same car, […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: The Faris brothers’ 6.3 Mercedes (5 of them)

My Classic Car: The Faris brothers’ 6.3 Mercedes (5 of them)

I like Mercedes-Benz sedans. I have a 500 SEL and a 560 SEL, so I’d been looking for a 6.3 when my brother, Scott, called me out of the blue. He found a local ad in Fort Collins, Colorado, for five of these cars. I said he needed to go look at them — Now! […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Photos by Larry Edsall The organizing committee of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance didn’t just parade out a bunch of classic cars and generate a lot of money for Make-A-Wish Arizona. The various members put their muscle and their own money where their mouths were and pitched in to make a very unusual — and expensive […]

By January 24, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: More images from Arizona Auction Week

Eye Candy: More images from Arizona Auction Week

Photos by Howard Koby The 2015 auction spectacle in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun concluded over the weekend with perfect weather and with car collectors ready to spend some cash on some amazing cars, and some, well, very unusual machines and other items.  

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: More images from the Arizona auctions

Eye Candy: More images from the Arizona auctions

Photos by Howard Koby It’s going, going, but not quite gone at the Arizona auctions… Auction action shifted into a higher gear Friday with five auction houses running cherished machinery across the blocks (Bonham wrapped up its one-day sale on Thursday). Friday, at Barrett-Jackson you could buy everything from hot rods on the pavement to […]

By January 17, 2015 Read More →

Features

Hood ornaments from the Arizona Concours

Hood ornaments from the Arizona Concours

Photos By Hans Marquez At the Arizona Concours d’Elegance I was taken back and inspired by the rare and unique automobiles that were on display. The ambiance of these immaculate cars sprawled across the Arizona Biltmore lawn with music from Frank Sinatra playing in the background almost made me feel a bit sad. My generation, the […]

By January 25, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO

Pick of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO

After witnessing all those high-end collector cars selling for nosebleed prices during Arizona  auction week, I thought I would come back to earth with a clean-looking piece of classic America muscle that won’t cost more than your house. Or the entire neighborhood, for that matter. So the Pick of the Week goes to this attractive […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
What caught my eye at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction

What caught my eye at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction

January has been a huge month for classic car auctions and with the Arizona events now history the hobby looks to the state of Florida for an annual event that just keeps on getting bigger. For me, there is nothing quite like walking around the tents of a major collector auction and checking out the […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Commentary

It’s time to bridge the car guy (and gal) generation gap

It’s time to bridge the car guy (and gal) generation gap

It seemed as if everywhere I stopped last week during Arizona Auction Week, people with gray (or in some cases no) hair were freaking out about the future. Are car collectors a dying breed? Is our beloved hobby on its last legs? Will anyone want these cars we’ve spent so much time and money cherishing? Kids […]

By January 22, 2015 12 Comments Read More →
Arizona auctions showed Porsche 911s’ rapid rise

Arizona auctions showed Porsche 911s’ rapid rise

I walked into the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale last Saturday just in time to witness a 1966 Porsche 912 being hammered sold for $75,000. No, not a proper six-cylinder 911 but a mild-mannered four-cylinder 912. With auction fee, the sale price was $82,500. I don’t mean to be disparaging, but this seems like […]

By January 21, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Some things we learned during Arizona Auction Week

Some things we learned during Arizona Auction Week

Barrett-Jackson has joined the group of auction houses that can pull off the sale of a significant private car collection. And the Barrett-Jackson twist is that it held that sale as part of its annual Scottsdale auction, not as a stand-alone event in some remote location. Typically, the sale via auction of a big collection […]

By January 20, 2015 7 Comments Read More →

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GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

General Motors Futurliners, those big, red, bus-sized display stages riding on eight wheels, have been much in the news lately. There was the one displayed at the SEMA Show in October after its recent restoration at Kindig-it Design. There was the one Ron Pratte sold last weekend at Barrett-Jackson to raise $4 million for the […]

By January 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

While million-dollar-plus collector cars are seen relatively frequently these days, the very idea of a million-dollar motorcycle still seems far-fetched. But Dana Mecum, head of Mecum Auctions, believes he might have a potential seven-figure motorcycle coming over the block Saturday at Kissimmee, Florida. The bike is a 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH with just over 2,000 miles […]

By January 23, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

The Simeone Automotive Museum will feature its latest acquisition, a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, during the Philadelphia collection’s next Demo Day, which takes place Saturday and will showcase significant European competition rally cars. The public event – called “Rally!” – starts at noon and includes four of the greatest examples of vintage race […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Top 10 outrageous cars for sale on DuPontregistry.com

Top 10 outrageous cars for sale on DuPontregistry.com

Here at the duPont REGISTRY, our goal for 30 years has been to connect the buyers and sellers of the world’s finest automobiles. From exotics, to supercars, to rare classics, we’ve listed and sold them all. Throughout the past three decades, we’ve found some incredibly rare examples of bespoke creations, unique racecars and aftermarket vehicles with […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →
Driven: Infiniti Q60S Coupe Limited

Driven: Infiniti Q60S Coupe Limited

Infiniti’s Q60 has been with us for quite awhile, back even before the Nissan luxury brand decided a couple of years ago to preface the names of all its cars and SUVs with the letter Q. Though it’s never been entirely clear to me what Q has to do with Infiniti, that’s how the marketing […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →