Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Major classic car dealer and restorer JD Classics hits financial troubles

Classic car sales have been on a tear for the past decade but that hasn't insulated one of the biggest names in the business from becoming insolvent. British firm JD Classics, a dealer of classic cars but also an expert restorer and organizer of classic racing events, entered administration on Friday, a process similar to bankruptcy protection here in the...

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What to expect at the 20th Goodwood Revival

For the 20th consecutive year, a truly amazing automotive event is set to ring loud and proud around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. From Sept. 7 to 9, the Goodwood Revival revs up for another year of classic racing and general motoring celebration. Back in 1998, the Duke of Richmond brought auto racing back to the circuit originally established by his...

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2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport retrospective: A far cry from the original

The relentless pursuit of perfection has not been easy for Lexus, but things got off to a solid start in 1989. At the Detroit auto show that year, Toyota unwrapped both a sedan and a brand that were about six years in the making. The result was a flagship four-door luxury sedan to challenge staid German and malaise-ridden American standbys, and introduce an...

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Aston Martin opens ritzy London showroom for classic cars

The wind is still fully in the sails of the classic car market and Aston Martin is capitalizing with the opening of a ritzy showroom specially focused on models from yesteryear in the heart of London. The showroom is operated by the Aston Martin Works classic car department and located in London's posh Mayfair district, where Aston Martin already has a...

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The Lancia Delta Futurista restomod has arrived, and it’s not cheap

Built by Automobili Amos, the Lancia Delta Futurista aims to "Make Lancia Great Again". This is a Delta Integrale restomod that's been given new life through a meticulous transformation. We described it as the Singer of Lancia Deltas when we first learned of the car back in June, and it wears the price tag to match that statement. Automobili Amos founder...

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65-year-old car design brought to life at 2018 Grand Basel show

A never-before-seen car design has been brought to life...65 years after it was completed. Yes, it was 65 years ago that Italian architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti penned his Linea Diamante, or "Diamond Line," and now a completed mockup of the car has been revealed. The covers came off on Tuesday at the inaugural Grand Basel show, a gathering in...

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World’s best 1977 Lotus Esprit visits Jay Leno’s Garage

It's rare to find one-owner classic cars. Time marches on and aging automobiles have to make way for more modern machines. That's the case most of the time, but not so for Detlef Claudius. He's owned his bright yellow Lotus Esprit since he bought it new back in 1977. Detlef owns the car with his son Jason, and the two recently visited Jay Leno's Garage with...

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This is how Lamborghini’s Countach got its name, and it’s not what you think

It seems like most Lamborghini model names are associated with bullfighting. That's not true with all of Lamborghinis though, as the most famous example of moniker derivation lies with the Countach. Bertone designer Marcello Gandini is the man responsible for some all-time great automotive styling. He penned the Bugatti EB110, the Alfa Romeo Montreal, Iso's...

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Why Porsche’s Project Gold 911 isn’t street legal in most countries

Porsche pulled the wraps off of Project Gold, a resto-modded 993-generation 911 sports car to much fanfare last week. The 993-generation 911 is special to Porsche aficionados: it was the final air-cooled Porsche 911, the first to feature twin turbochargers, and it boasted the nameplate's first aluminum multi-link rear suspension. Alas, Project Gold can't be...

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Meet the top 10 most expensive cars sold during 2018 Monterey Car Week

The 2018 Monterey Car Week saw thousands of cars cross the block at various auctions, but a handful of vehicles rose to the top with eye-watering prices. What cars did the seven- and eight-figure (!) sale prices buy? Below are the top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction leading up to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Perhaps these values will...

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