Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Uber-rare Jaguar XJR-15 stops by Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno is a very lucky guy. Not only does he have one of the best car collections on the planet, it seems like every day someone is taking a rare machine to his famous garage for a personal inspection. The latest someone is a man by the name of Jasbir Dhillon, who recently visited with an uber-rare Jaguar XJR-15. The XJR-15 isn't as widely known as its...

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What does GTS mean in Porsche speak?

Porsche affixes quite a few surnames to its sports cars, but it's easy to simply take them at face value. Every name has a story, and the simple "GTS" badge is no different. The sports car brand tackled where the "GTS" name comes from in a new video series answering common questions about Porsche cars, and it's a pretty simple story. In the 1950s and 1960s...

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Here are the 5 lightest Porsches ever made

Porsche perfectly played with our emotions last year when it rolled out its Top 5 video series. The clips focused on a given subject and plucked out five Porsche models that best covered that subject, and these models spanned Porsche history. Now the automaker is back with a fresh Top 5 clip, and this time the focus is on the lightest models it's ever...

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The Buick Y-Job was the first concept car and Jay Leno takes it for a drive

When the Buick Y-Job was conceived by design legend Harley Earl in1938, its purpose wasn't to go into production but rather to highlight items and features that would be seen on future General Motors vehicles. Today, we'd call it a concept car, but 80 years ago it was the first of its kind. GM Vice President of Global Design Michael Simcoe is Earl's...

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Rare Iacocca Ford Mustang heads to Barrett-Jackson auction

If you're a Ford Mustang fan, you owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Iacocca. He is part of the reason the car came to be, as he helped push it into development and onward to production. The rest is history as the Mustang has been a Ford icon for decades. To honor Iacocca, a 45th anniversary car was created in partnership with a design and coachbuilding team...

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This Ferrari F40 coffee table will set you back $20,000

The world of high-end furniture is filled with eye-popping pieces paired with eye-watering price tags. Accessories can fall into this spectrum of attraction partnered with repellant price points. That's where Discommon comes in, a brand bringing items to market like a $3,000 Flask, $1,200 straight razor, and a $450 keychain. Now Discommon has something that...

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Buy the late George Carlin’s BMW 8-Series

BMW may have another 8-Series brewing, but that never stops enthusiasts from swooning over the original, especially in V-12 form. Now enthusiasts have their chance to own a rather special one. Listed on the always interesting Bring A Trailer is the great comedian George Carlin's personal 1996 BMW 850Ci. Carlin personally drove the car until his death in...

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3D printing allows Porsche to create obscure parts for classic cars

Three-dimensional printing is poised to revolutionize manufacturing and production processes. It's also excellent news for owners of vintage cars in need of pretty obscure parts. Porsche Classic announced on Monday that it now has the ability to 3D print parts that may no longer be available. Tests began with a release lever for the clutch of the Porsche...

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Reloaded by Creators: FCA’s new factory restoration program seeks vintage autos

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles will dip into its past with the launch of its Reloaded by Creators factory restoration program. FCA Heritage announced the new program Wednesday, which will seek out classic Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Fiats, and Abarths. The program comes with a twist. Owners do not come to FCA Heritage to restore their own cars. Instead, Reloaded by...

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This is basically an all-new McLaren F1 for sale at $24M

You missed your chance to buy the McLaren F1 when it was originally sold in the 1990s. All 106 examples were built between the years 1992 and 1998, and each of them cost colossal sums of money and remain, much to the chagrin of the similar-era Jaguar XJ220, the poster child for all things hypercar. Last year, a never-registered example was listed for sale...

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