Category: Unrestored

Flashbacks to ‘68 – Almost Entirely Original 1968 Porsche 911T On Auction Now!

Sold – $85,000 (plus fees) Given its long production life and venerable performance reputation, little needs to be said about Porsche’s 911. First produced in 1964, up until 1968 there were relatively few changes instituted that drastically differed from the initial idea. However, in 1969, the chassis was lengthened by 57mm (2.24 inches), which has…

The Experience of the High Life – 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith For Sale Now

Sold – $18,250 (Plus Fees) Designed and sold as the first Rolls Royce after World War Two, the Silver Wraith offered some small improvements over its predecessor, the 1939 Wraith model and was now the only model available for purchase. A small car by Rolls Royce standards, the Silver Wraith was the first model that…

The Closed Canopy Scooter – 1956 Messerschmitt KR175 Project Is Now Live On the Auction Block!

 As all of the major German manufacturers (VW, Mercedes, BMW) of automobiles struggled to regain production momentum by supplying the population with enough vehicles to sate national needs after the second world war, new manufacturers began to dabble in the marketplace. Messerschmitt, a company renown for their aircraft engineering during the second world war, was…

Flying Onto the Auction Block Next Week – 1956 Messerschmitt KR175 Project

   For those that do not know, Messerschmitt used to produced airplanes, specifically during the second world war. Postwar, the occupying forces prohibited Messerschmitt from aircraft production, so in that stead, they turned to automobiles. The KR175 was their first automobile (truly a scooter with a cabin) and was largely a work-in-progress for the company. Their…

The First Spirit of the Esprit – 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Auction Is Live

Replacing the Lotus Europa in 1975, was the Lotus Esprit S1, which had been in development since the early seventies. Colin Chapman oversaw the new project and enlisted the help of Italdesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro to concoct a new Lotus automobile that utilized his hotly-trending “folding-paper” wedge design. Released to the public in 1976, the new…