Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Buy the Jaguar that Bernie Ecclestone sold when still a car dealer

Bernie Ecclestone wasn't always the billionaire Formula 1 boss and polarizing figure he is today. He was once a humble car dealer, and now, someone will have the chance to purchase a 1956 Jaguar D-Type once sold by the man himself. Ecclestone never actually owned the car directly, but the billionaire did purchase it on trade from a Jaguar-Rover dealership...

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Dodge Shelby Dakota driven by Carroll Shelby heads to auction

Carroll Shelby helped engineer and bring some of the worlds most iconic cars to life, but this one is a little lesser known. It's not a Ford product, but a 1989 Dodge Dakota. Not just any Dakota, but the very first Dodge Shelby Dakota ever built. The pickup wears VIN 0001, and during its heyday it was the first V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive vehicle Shelby...

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Say no to B-pillars with Jay Leno and a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe

Jay Leno kicks off this latest video with some wise words. He wants to slow things down and focus on a vehicle with a bit less horsepower than he's used to, but a hefty dose of style. This week the featured machine at Jay Leno's Garage is a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe. It's a classically cool cruiser that's been lovingly cared for and maintained. The stance is...

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Long-lost 1968 Mustang from “Bullitt” likely worth millions

Ford on Monday unveiled the new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the special car, launched to mark this year's 50th anniversary of the “Bullitt” movie, was joined by another special car: the actual 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie. The current owner is Sean Kiernan...

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Massively modified Datsun 240Z rides into Jay Leno’s Garage

Datsun fan Dominic Le is back with a fresh new ride to share with Jay Leno. Le is the man behind the site Chasing Js, which is a corner of the Internet carved out for an appreciation of classic Japanese vehicles. Dominic has visited Jay Leno's Garage in the past, at which point he brought a polarizing Datsun Sunny truck. Now he's returned and this time he's...

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Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966 GT350H is up for grabs

Carroll Shelby's personal GT350H is heading to auction this month. The 1966 example served as Shelby's personal car after trading hands with two prior owners. Now it's for sale through the Bonhams auction January 18 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shelby cranked out a number of amazing machines over the course of his life. You have your Cobras and Daytona Coupes...

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Hit Go Baby Go in your very own Eleanor Mustang for $189K

Although the days of Toby Halicki's 40-minute chase scenes seem to be long and lamentably gone, his production company has licensed the Eleanor name of the special “Gone in 60 Seconds” Mustang for recreation. No, not the 1974 version of the movie but 2000's remake starring Nicolas Cage and one very cool 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 finished in...

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This original Shelby Cobra 427 should fetch millions at auction

It's amazing what you can do if you just think outside the box a little bit. That's what Carroll Shelby did when used a hefty dose of American ingenuity to transform a little British roadster called the AC Bristol into the Shelby Cobra. By ingenuity, of course, we mean a massive V-8 engine. Pairing an oversized mill with the small AC Bristol created a...

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VW Microbus too common? This retro Mercedes bus may do the trick

Everyone knows the Volkswagen Microbus, which stands as an icon of the German automaker to this day. The Mercedes-Benz O 319 bus is likely not as well known, but this fine example is just the ticket if the VW bus is just a little too commonplace. RM Sotheby's will offer the pristine 1959 Mercedes-Benz bus at its Arizona 2018 auction later this month, but...

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