Category: Follow Up

Rally Together! – 1983 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Auction Revisitation

Homologation requirements may be the bane of manufacturers, but for racecar-loving addicts, they are ambrosia from on high. During the 1980s, the World Rally Championship (WRC) reached its tenth birthday and as the series grew so too did participation. Renault, a dedicated contender in WRC’s inaugural year, yearned to recapture their triumphant first-year success with…

A Quiet Riot – LS1-Powered 1975 Jaguar XJ Coupe Follow Up

The inherent madness of an engine swap, especially when upgrading in power, is only surpassed in specialty when a block from an entirely different manufacturer is used. With the changeover comes vast amounts of difficulties due to packaging constraints, electrical gremlins, reliability, and parts compatibility. Frankly, the partnership obstacles are intimidating and almost always financially…

Our Supercharged Shelby Sale – 1965 Shelby Ford Mustang GT350 Follow Up

With regards to aftermarket performance, Mercedes’ AMG, BMW’s M division, Cadillac’s V team, and their ilk are contemporary powerhouses all vying for a chance to be ‘best’ in their business. Of course, each brand has a personalized backstory as to its existence, but today most auto companies have an in-house skunkworks responsible for masterminding the…

The Fabulous Forties – Remembering Our 1947 Mercury 79M Woody Wagon Auction

With the cessation of hostilities in 1945, soldiers began returning home to restart their lives. During this time, American stateside businesses that had dedicated themselves to wartime production throughout the past four years began enacting the necessary shift from military to civilian manufacturing. Particularly for automotive manufacturers, this was a challenging transformation since a car’s…

Track-Prepped Porsche Still on Auction – 2005 Porsche 911 GT3

The GT3 presents itself, more so than any other car in Porsche’s line up, as the materialized embodiment of what the company’s focus has always been – street car performance directly derived from racing cars. Lightweight elements abound; enhanced aerodynamics; and durable, high-performance parts all combine to bring the 911 closer to the racing edge.…

Motoring History Lives On – 1922 Ford Model T Dirt Track Roadster Auction Closed

Our auction on the 1922 Ford Model T that was converted into a dirt track roadster in 1948 closed yesterday, unfortunately without reaching the bid reserve. Instead of relisting the sale, our current owner has decided to charitably donate the vintage racer to the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska. Inside the…