Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Classic cars rated top ‘passion’ investment over the long run

Rare musical instruments are accelerating quickly, but since 2005, collector cars have best met the need for enjoyable investments From major newspapers and the International Investment newsletter to Musical Instrument Professional, the Coutts Passion Index 2017 has been getting a lot of attention recently. Since 2005, Coutts has tracked various...

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The Ferrari F40 is the exactly the dream car you think it is

For many folks who have a passion for all things automotive, the Ferrari F40 represents a pinnacle vehicle in the pantheon of all-time great machines. It's the last vehicle to earn the personal stamp of approval from Enzo himself, and it's a high-water mark for all things supercar. Cooper MacNeil is a man who gets that, which is why he owns one and loves it...

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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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The McLaren F1 was almost all Formula 1 technology

It's hard to believe it's been a quarter of a century since the McLaren F1 took the world by storm. The now-legendary F1 has been heralded by car enthusiasts of multiple generations thanks to its world-record setting top-speed run and cutting-edge technology. Mind you, this car was built long before hybrids were a thing and compact disc sales were hot. What...

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Goodwood Revival final day in photos; seeing is believing

The 2017 Goodwood Revival Meeting ended Sunday largely as it started: damp and dramatic. The weather may not have participated for the whole day, but the period racers from 1948 to 1966 did. Although there were several spins, loops, and wildly sliding cars, the event stayed mostly drama-free—unlike Friday's multimillion-dollar crash of a Ferrari 250...

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