She's So Fine, My 2351cc! Simca Chambord Alert!

I've forgotten my dream of owning a Harlequin Trabant with air horns, because I have found something even better Over There, in the land where our heroic doughboys braved mustard gas and Minenwerfers to fight the Kaiser: a 1959 Simca Chambord. The evolution of the Vedette R gence, the body of the '59 Chambord showed… » 2/16/07 9:45am 2/16/07 9:45am

In Defense of a "Cheesewagen": Ferrari Daytona Replica at…

One Barrett-Jackson attendee and fan of the Ferrari Daytona replica sounds off re: our correspondent's portrayal of one of the kit cars on the block. The exact quote was "Crockett and Tubbs wouldn t be caught dead in this cheesewagen." » 1/22/06 1:07pm 1/22/06 1:07pm

Hmm, it looks the same, though it's the fire-engine red (sorry, -red) paint that…

GM's Futurliner Brings in Record-setting $4.5 Million at Barrett-Jackson

Our top-secret Barrett-Jackson correspondent reports on the sale of GM's Futurliner — a mega-bus designed by Harley Earl and built for GM's Motorama presentations in 1950. » 1/22/06 8:04am 1/22/06 8:04am

Example of GM's post-war market dominance and technological prowess, or glorified Oscar Meyer Wienermobile? You make the call. [.]

Go Trojan!: Rare Minicar Crosses the Block at Barrett-Jackson

Our secret-agent man in the scene at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale this week brings us this tri-wheeled oddity, a 1959 Heinkel Trojan, which went on the block earlier today. Its history can be traced to aircraft engineer Ernst Heinkel who built a prototype after seeing the similar ISO (later BMW) Isetta at… » 1/19/06 8:42pm 1/19/06 8:42pm

What Would a Dolphin Painter Drive: A Rambo Lambo, of Course

With two posts already devoted to porpoisefull (heh heh) auto paint jobs by Yanni of the airbrush, Christian Lassen, imagine our surprise when a tipster revealed a 1990 Lamborghini LM002 "Rambo Lambo" once owned by Lassen has popped up for sale on eBay. With Lassen's mammalian subjects so undisturbed as to make a… » 1/17/06 12:10pm 1/17/06 12:10pm

Collector Mag Launches Auction Information Service for Handhelds

Imagine you're at some high-profile collector-car auction. You fall for some rare hottie on the block, but don't have enough data stored in the ol' meat computer to make an educated bid. Now imagine you had access to reams of information on other cars like it that sold at auction — the auction company that offered it,… » 1/13/06 9:10pm 1/13/06 9:10pm

Rare Isdera Prototype for Sale on eBay; Ya Think?

Caveat emptor!! Excuse us for being skeptics, but couldn't the seller of a $5 million exotic German prototype supercar bother to include pictures that aren't from some magazine (and are of the car that's supposedly up for auction)? Just asking. Apparently the seller says he has an Isdera prototype from 1999, strangely… » 9/07/05 12:33pm 9/07/05 12:33pm