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Australian auction lands a D-type with gripping history

Jaguar D-type racer XKD 510 has been owned by a LeMans winner, crashed -- claiming two drivers' lives -- been rebodied and rebuilt, displayed in a museum, and next it heads to Mossgreen's auction in Melbourne The headline on the news release proclaimed that the "£4.7 million Jaguar to be sold by Mossgreen at Motorclassica is highest value car...

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Hot rod that beat the horse in a race headed to auction

In 1944, a California teenager's hopped-up Ford won a race against a horse and gained fame. Now that car is being offered at RM Sotheby's Hershey sale. It's the tale — or since there's a horse involved, should it be that tail? — of the teenager's hot rod that became famous for winning a race against a horse. The...

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What goes up must come down: classic car values dipped in 2016

For the past few years, some of the most solid investments a person could make were in classic cars. From 2012 onward, the value of vintage models has skyrocketed to heights the market has never seen before. But, nothing lasts forever. The most recent report on the state of collectible items shows classic car values have (finally) dipped. Coutts Bank showed...

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There’s an AMG Hammer wagon, and it’s as awesome as you think

Back in the day, if you were a wealthy enough individual with a penchant for cushy Autobahn crushers, you'd give the folks at AMG a ring on the phone. They started life as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company before being fully absorbed by the mothership in 2005. In the late 1980', you could buy a powerful Mercedes and then have AMG kit it out with a massive V-8...

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You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Discovery to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will take place at new "Experience Centers" in California...

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Watch a Ferrari F40 LM make noise at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Just 1,311 Ferrari F40 examples were built between the years 1987 and 1992. Ferrari needed a successor to its monstrous 288 GTO, and this was that car. It turned out to be even more monstrous, and it was a car that adorned the bedroom walls of many young car fans in poster form. There's an even rarer version of the F40, and it bears the designation LM. The...

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With reveal of new Griffith, let’s take a look at some past TVR greats

TVR is nice British sports car brand that's seen its fair share of ups and down. In the more recent past, TVR was owned by Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolensky and he did very little with it. In 2013, a consortium led by entrepreneur Les Edgar took over the reins and set about developing a new generation of TVRs. The first of these new TVRs is the...

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One of three remaining 1949 Saab 92 prototypes heading to auction

Saab's automotive days may be behind it, but that doesn't mean enthusiasts and collectors at large have forgotten about the quirky Swedish marque. In the middle of the last century, Saab was a fledgling automaker, and this was one of its first cars: a 1949 Saab 92. Now, it's heading to a Bonhams auction in Chantilly, France. Avid Saab fans will note this is...

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Jay Leno shows off his aircraft-engined 1915 Hispano-Suiza

To say that Jay Leno has an eclectic taste in cars is quite an understatement. Leno has all the bases covered, as his garages play host to everything from steam-powered beasts up through to the McLaren F1 of the 1990s and on to today's supercars. One particular stand-out has to be his 1915 Hispano-Suiza, as it's a unique mashup of World War I-era parts...

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