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Engineering the E-Type – A Brief Recount of Bob Knight

Concluding his tenure at Jaguar in 1980 was a man who is responsible not only for their racing successes and renown engineering advancements but who kept the company together in the darkest of times. He was born in 1920 and received a mechanical engineering degree from Birmingham University before joining SS Cars (forebearer to Jaguar)…

An Out-of-This-World Arnage – 2006 Bentley Arnage T

Sold – $33,500 (plus fees) When unveiled in 1998, Bentley was ecstatic about their newest model, the Arnage. Not only did it represent the revitalizing replacement of the brand’s highest-level luxury sedan after an eighteen-year production run, but it also engendered much needed brand-loyalist excitement over the all-new engine accompanying its release. Moreover, the Arnage…

A Brief History of the Pony Car Prince – Ford Mustang (First Generation – 1964 ½ -1973)

It heralded the start of the pony car wars that brought us the Firebird and Camaro, and the bitter rivalries forged against them on race tracks. To this day, the brand loyalty it produced still sparks fierce controversial debates. It endures as a nostalgic embodiment of the 1960s that Americans still fondly reminisce about. It…

In Defense of the Crown – 1994 Land Rover Defender 90

Sold – $45,250 (plus fees) Exceedingly capable and confidence inspiring across rugged terrain, Land Rover’s Defender series (formerly the 90 and 110) has long been held in extraordinary esteem by militaries and off-road enthusiasts across the globe. Chiefly praised are their high tolerances in durability among even the most inhospitable environments. In 1990, Land Rover…

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…

Day in the Life – Road Trip to Laguna Seca in the Worst BMW Z3M Coupe and Why it’s Near Perfect

I am convinced that car guys have the same life as doctors and lawyers.  Not in any responsible sense, but in the advice column.  Go to a dinner party with any of those three people and inevitably, someone beside you will lean over and either present their mole, their legal woe, or their car problem. …

A Light but Powerful Partnership – LS3-Powered 1988 BMW 320i Touring w/ 6-Speed

Sold – $20,250 (plus fees) Long before the onslaught of modern SUVs, CUVs, and minivans, the wagon reigned supreme. Elongated bodies were motivated by slow, but torque-torrential powerplants responsible for transporting families and their things around the states in comfort. As the wagon began to slip into popular obsolescence during the nineties, fewer and fewer…

Laugh-worthy Luxury – Ex-Bozo the Clown 1979 Lincoln Continental Mk.V

Sold – $9,500 (plus fees) As muscle and sports car performance suffered due to emission restrictions and styling languished under the weight of new safety mandates during the seventies, one genre of cars flourished – luxury vehicles. Unlike performance cars with excessively fast and powerful motors, which were now struggling to remain relevant, high-end sedans…

Ford’s Total Performance Grand Finale – 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Auctioning Now!

(For sale, if interested please contact us) Caught in the conflicting crossfire of the all-dominating performance campaign of the sixties and the incipient corporate reinvention of the Mustang as a luxurious grand touring sports car in the seventies, the 1970 model year resides directly amidst an extremely titular time for the preeminent pony car. However,…

Quarter-Century Kept Carrera – 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Auctioning Now

Sold – $46,000 (Plus fees) Porsche’s venerable 911, through its first entire evolutionary stint, underwent advancements for twenty-five years. Near the conclusion of this development, the 3.2-liter Carrera variant was introduced. It was a beautiful blend of old and new with a purely analog operation and a technologically potent powerplant that was nigh indestructible thanks…

The Bonhomie Bug! – 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Has Arrived for Auction

(Sold) Indisputably the most iconic automobile worldwide, Volkswagen’s Beetle has a starry reputation for its reliability and charismatic aesthetics. By strictly adhering to its original design, Volkswagen successfully embedded it as a counterculture icon and kept model-year prices competitive. Although the exterior design was relatively unaltered throughout its lengthy production run, many mechanical advances kept…

Gear Up Before Camping Season With This 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Westfalia

Sold – $23,500 (Plus fees) Entering into its third generation in 1979, Volkswagen’s cheeky classic, the Vanagon, received many convenience and mechanical advances to prepare it for life in the eighties. As originally designed, a rear-mounted, air-cooled motor initially continued to provide power but in 1983 was supplanted with a water-cooled flat-four engine. Aside from…

Hail to the King – A Short Summary of the Cragar S/S Wheel

When Ford released the Mustang in 1964 ½, significantly more novel than the car itself was the accompanying concept of individualization. In modern times, nearly every new car offers an ample selection of options available to buyers who wish to custom tailor their purchase. However, before the Mustang, these choices were far more limited from…