I often tell people that they need to get used cars inspected before they buy, since so many used cars are sold without warranties. However, many people don’t realize this advice extends to classic car purchases as well.
“Yours truly, the car medic who can detect a pulse when all others see only bleached bones with arrows through an empty rib cage out on the lonely prairie.” That’s how Peter Egan describes himself in this Side Glances column, “Girding Oneself for Battle With the Restorable Car.”
Wow, look at the amazing work this fashion company Rag & Bone did to save and restore a wonderful vintage Porsche 911. Wait, did I say restore? I meant crush for no good reason.
Southern California finally got some rain this past weekend and while it limited the amount of time I was able to spend outside photographing cars, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with what I was able to get. It was one of those times when I really wish I had a good friend to hold an umbrella over me, or at…
In 1967, Deryk Haithwaite was only 26, but he had the £6,000 necessary to buy a brand new Ferrari 275 GTB/4. He sold the car in 1978, only to get reunited with it again after 37 years thanks to Ferrari pros at DK Engineering.
Jaguar’s heritage division built six (plus one) Lightweight E-Type coupés to finish up what their predecessors couldn’t in the sixties, and they all sold out immediately at £1 million a pop. Have a look at why.
Rumour has it, there’s a barge-load of postwar Czechoslovakian machinery beneath the waves of the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver. I went looking for the story.
You know your dad isn’t forever, right? I remember the first time I realized he wouldn’t always be there - a sudden drop in weight thanks to a hyperactive thyroid thinned Dad out, made him seem less substantial. He bounced back of course, but it shook me up for a while. He was always just there, the rock, the oak, the…
I am not, in any way, shape, or form, a certified financial advisor, nor a wealth management planner. (Not in this country, anyway.) That being said, INVESTING PRO TIP: The classic car market is in the midst of an enormous bubble. Get out while you still can. Case (probably not) in point, the market just took its…
Photographer William Anthony has teamed up with Washington’s LeMay - America’s Car Museum for a portrait series that lets us look our cars in the eye.
Of course, you visit and participate in the Mille Miglia because you love cars. But there is much more to Italy than great driving roads and history—and don’t tell us you were planning on finding your meals in between fuel additives at the closest gas station.
To be honest, I haven’t seen much of the 24h Classic race itself as I was wandering around in the forest to make it to the Karussel corner—which is far, far away from civilization. Yet here are a zillion pictures anyway.
Mille Miglia! Never two words ever sounded so daring and evocative when put together. People always seem to take a moment to pronounce them with the right amount of emphasis, just if they want to stress how important this event is. As a matter of fact, the Mille Miglia has always been a sensation, a race followed…
The 700 RS is a hand-built race car and BMW only made two. One is in their famous museum in Munich while the other belongs to an unnamed American collector who wishes to stay in the shadows. Enter one of the most significant collections of classic BMWs on the planet.
There are barn finds, and then there are hidden caches of treasure so precious as to attract the descendants of Spanish conquistadors. This is the latter, and it contains gold like a prototype Cadillac V12 convertible. Estimated sale price? Up to $350,000, and that’s just the one car. There are four others, including…
You walk up to a guy at a classic car market who doesn’t have a clue what sort of a rusted out BMW he’s selling in banana boxes. It’s 1989. The Berlin Wall feels weaker every day, so you make the purchase in hope of a brighter future, obviously.
It took Mercedes-Benz Classic three years to rebuild the 1938 540 K Streamliner they found in a warehouse back in 2001. Thankfully, they documented the process, and the result is this 45-minute flick that shows how the Streamliner went from a jumble of parts to 115 MPH.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW is an old-school Neue Klasse. It’s also apparently very low mileage, but will its price ultimately match its miles?
Built to commemorate the original, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Hurst/Olds isn't your father's Oldsmobile. That is, unless it just so happens that your father was wicked cool in the '80s, then it just might be. Will this one's present price however, make papa proud?