by on January 31, 2019
Here in the US, mention the Ford Escort and it brings up memories of a plain, completely forgettable compact car. But in Europe, the Escort was was a respected small car that was a rally legend for over 40 years. The Escort RS was the performance model of the lineup, and featured a 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor designed with Ford's racing partner Cosworth. Combined with the lightweight chassis and agile handling, the RS would go on to become a World Rally champion. This 1973 Escort RS 1600 is on...
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by on January 4, 2019
The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most iconic sports cars ever produced, and Jaguar is introducing a substantial upgrade to the 57-year-old car — an all-electric powertrain from Jaguar's E-Pace crossover. A cleverly designed battery pack and electric motor weigh nearly the same as the original inline six and transmission, preserving the E-Type's handling dynamics while making it even faster than the standard car. With the overall weight and balance being unchanged the original suspension and brake...
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by on January 4, 2019
It's not every day an opportunity comes up to own a car that was owned by a champ — in this case, the champ, boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The current owner was with Ali when he purchased the car new at a dealership north of Chicago. Ali had it for a short time before he gave it to the current owner as a gift. The complete story is detailed in the book Running with the Champ, which is included with the car. The original Ali-signed registration is also included. This small Italian roadster is a del...
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by on January 4, 2019
RUF isn't just a purveyor of tuned-up Porsches. The company receives "bodies in white" — unmarked Porsche 911 chassis that are then built from the ground up, earning RUF the distinction of being an original manufacturer from the German government. In 1989, the RUF CTR was the fastest car you could buy. Compared against the best from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and even the Porsche 959, nothing could outrun the CTR Yellow Bird — so named because of the color of the test car that blew away the best on E...
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by on January 3, 2019
The Lancia Delta S4 Stradale was made with one purpose — winning the Group B World Rally Championship. In order to homologate the car for competition, Lancia built 200 road-going examples, placing third in 1985 and winning the 1986 championship, until a technical inspection invalidated a race result and cost Lancia the title. This 1985 Delta S4 is powered by a mid-mounted 1.8-liter four-cylinder with both turbo- and supercharging — known as twin charging. With all-wheel-drive, a short wheelbase,...
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by on January 3, 2019
The Ferrari 275 GTB is one of the most desired cars of the company's golden age of the 1960s. The 275 GTB/C is the ultimate evolution of the 275 — a purpose-built competition model of which only 12 were made. This 275 GTB/C was sold to North American Racing Team founder and Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti and driven by Pedro Rodriguez at the 1966 Nassau Tourist & Governor's Trophy, where it placed first in its class. It then raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967, 1969, and 1970 — an incredibl...
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by on January 2, 2019
Gifted to the British Bulldog by Rover on his 80th birthday, Winston Churchill's Land Rover Series I is a rare piece of automotive history. Sold at auction in 2012, it underwent a unique restoration by Swiss-based Emil Frey Classics, who took special care to preserve the car's patina while ensuring it would last for decades to come. It now sits inside Frey's Classic Center in Safenwil for all visitors to enjoy. LEARN MORE FROM EFC / TBA #Winston #Churchill's #La...
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by on January 2, 2019
Originally meant to be a shared model with Volkswagen, the 914/4 — the version meant for VW — instead became Porsche's best-selling model. The more powerful, more expensive 914/6 did not receive the same response, and just over 3,000 were built. This example is one of those. Updated to conform with FIA racing standards in 2006, it was fitted with lightweight Perspex windows, racing seats and four-point harnesses, a roll cage, and Fuchs wheels. The engine was also tuned to produce over 200 hp, ma...
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by on January 2, 2019
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport was a successful racing car, winning the Mille Miglia in 1929. The car helped cement Alfa Romeo as a constructor of serious racing cars, and the 6C 1900 was a further evolution of the 1500's winning formula. Improvements like a fully-boxed frame, four-speed transmission, and aluminum cylinder head made the car a competitor. This 6C 1900 has been restored with Le Mans-style spider bodywork and an Alfa supercharger and is presented in excellent driving condition. Only ...
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by on January 2, 2019
Icon does more than just Broncos. This 1965 Kaiser Wagoneer is a perfect example. Picked for its quality and its distinctive "shovel" nose, the donor vehicle underwent an exhaustive restoration. The body was blasted to raw metal, repainted, then given side trim and a classic wood insert, and set atop a new U.S. steel chassis by Art Morrison. Its engine was upgraded to a modern Erod GM 6.2 LS3, and linked to more capable suspension parts. Like the exterior, the interior was tastefully restored, w...
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by on December 30, 2018
More subdued and practical than the GTB/4 Daytona, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 is an often overlooked model much beloved by those who know it. Only produced for two years and limited to just 505 examples, the 2+2 was powered by a 4.4L Colombo V12 with side-draft carburetors that allowed for a lower hood line than the Daytona. This particular example was recently restored, with a bare metal repainting in the original Avorio the Tetrarch white, the interior redone in original Nero, new carpets installed...
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by on December 30, 2018
Shelby Mustangs are rare, but this GT350 Cobra convertible is among the rarest — only 404 were made for the 1968 model year. 1968 saw the 289 cubic-inch V8 dropped for a factory 302 V8. Aggressive fiberglass front and rear fascias, horizontal tail lights from the 1965 Thunderbird, and grill-mounted high beams set classic Shelby design touches that continue in today's Shelby Mustangs. This car has a manual four-speed transmission, factory air conditioning, and Carroll's own signature on the dashb...
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