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Driven: 1969 Lancia Fulvia heads for Amelia Island

Driven: 1969 Lancia Fulvia heads for Amelia Island

One of the most outrageous competition machines ever built, a mighty 1983 Lancia 037 rally car, rushed past us, its exhaust snorting and popping as it hunkered down the coastal Florida highway on its way to Amelia Island. I stepped on the gas of the 1969 Lancia Fulvia rally car I was driving and it […]

By March 26, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Porsche 914 finally gets its place on the show field

Porsche 914 finally gets its place on the show field

The Porsche 914 is a model that was unloved and discounted by Porsche purists almost since its introduction. Derided as a Volkswagen and not worthy of the Porsche nameplate, these cars suffered for decades. However, something has changed over the last 10 years. These formerly unloved Porsche cars have had a renaissance of sorts and […]

By March 19, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
RM Sotheby’s posts strong $59.8 million in sales at Amelia Island auction

RM Sotheby’s posts strong $59.8 million in sales at Amelia Island auction

Preliminary results from the RM Sotheby’s auction Saturday at Amelia Island show sales of $59.8 million. Ninety eight of 101 lots sold on the block, led by a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet that brought $6.38 million. Figures, which were provided by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, include buyer’s premium. […]

By March 15, 2015 Read More →
What I’d like to take home from Gooding auction

What I’d like to take home from Gooding auction

European sports cars reign at Gooding & Company’s Florida auction at Amelia Island, including a rich collection of 17 Porsches and 15 Ferraris, as well as Lamborghinis, Jaguars, Maseratis and MGs, plus an Austin Healey BN7, an Alfa Romeo Guilia Spider and a Sunbeam Tiger powered by a Ford V8. Two of the auction stars […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
Reborn 1955 Jaguar D-type headed to RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island

Reborn 1955 Jaguar D-type headed to RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island

An evocative 1955 Jaguar D-type race car with a history of frozen-lake ice racing in Finland, a historic victory in the former Soviet Union, and a troubling split identity that was made whole again, is headed to auction this month at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale. “Chassis XKD 530 offers a tale that is surely […]

Preserved 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car joins Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction

Preserved 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car joins Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction

Bonhams has landed an exceptional true classic for its inaugural auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida: A rare 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car that recently was rediscovered after more than 55 years of private ownership, during which it only rarely was seen in public. The Cord is in all-original, unrestored condition, according to Bonhams, […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Rare Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe featured at Gooding auction

Rare Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe featured at Gooding auction

One of the stars of the 1952 Geneva Motor Show was something new and innovative from Fiat, the 8V Coupe, a car that boasted the Italian automaker’s first eight-cylinder engine combined with an advanced-design body and chassis. Named the 8V, or Otto Vu in Italian – Ford already had dibs and a copyright on the […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

A groundbreaking 1950s Maserati sports racing car driven by some of the greatest names in motorsport history headlines Gooding & Company’s classic car auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida. The 1956 Maserati 200 SI, the first car built on the 200S chassis, has an illustrious competition history as a works development car and factory […]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →
Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

One of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at an Amelia Island, Florida, auction – a rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica short-wheelbase cabriolet – highlights RM Auctions’ sale March 14 of 90 classic cars. But most significantly, proceeds from the sale of the beautiful V12-powered sports convertible will be donated to the current owner’s foundation […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Stirling Moss reunites with Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Stirling Moss reunites with Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest racing victories in history – the record-breaking 1955 Mille Miglia run by Stirling Moss driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR – by reuniting the world-champion driver with the winning sports car at its March 2015 event. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will […]

By December 15, 2014 3 Comments Read More →