Tag Archives: Classic Cars

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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Ares restomod C2 Corvette blends Italian elegance and American muscle

Ares tackles a diverse range of coachbuilt vehicles. We know the Modena, Italy-based firm is working on a Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion, a Tesla Model S convertible, and a Model S shooting brake. Those are all future endeavors, but what Ares most recently finished should be stunning to fans of legendary Detroit iron: a restomodded 1964...

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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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Jaguar resurrects classic D-Type for limited production run

After 62 years, Jaguar will finally complete the D-Type's intended production run. Jaguar Classic announced on Tuesday it intends to build 25 examples of the D-Type racer to complete the originally intended run of 100 cars. The company only built 75 D-Types when production ceased in 1956, but Jaguar always planned for 100 cars total. Thanks to Jaguar...

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Porsche 911 becomes a family heirloom with a touching story

Cars sometimes bridge a special bond between humans, and the story of this Porsche 911 is no different. The German sports car marque has put a spotlight on the touching story of a 911 after the car's owner, Naja, inherited it from his late father. The 964-era 911 was the final car Naja's father collected, and after he passed away, the family sold off nearly...

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My first barn find: reuniting two Alfa Romeo roadsters

It was one of those deceptive early spring days, the kind where the calendar and the sun peeking through the clouds hint at warmer conditions than I was actively experiencing as I zipped along with the top dropped back in my dangerously rusty 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate. Whenever I had time—between classes, on weekends, and even occasionally when...

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Oldest driveable Bugatti stops by Jay Leno’s Garage

The oldest driveable Bugatti in the world is the star of the latest episode of “Jay Leno's Garage,” and this time the car isn't a member of the Leno fleet. It belongs to Alan Travis, a lover of pre-war—we're talking pre-WW1 here—cars, who Leno met during a recent Cars and Coffee meet. The car is a 1913 Bugatti Type 22, one of the...

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