Tag Archives: Classic Cars

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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Tag along on $4 million barn find that unearths 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/2, 427 Cobra

It's almost impossible to think that owners would leave their valuable cars behind or simply forget about them. But, as they say, life happens. That's the case with this $4 million barn find that Hagerty's series "Barn Find Hunter" and its host Tom Cotter stumbled upon. Sitting in a North Carolina suburb was a normal house and garage set for demolition...

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Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car heads to auction

Auction house Bonhams has consigned a real piece of motorsport history for its next sale event: a McLaren Formula 1 car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. The car is a McLaren-Ford MP4/8A that Senna competed with in the 1993 Formula 1 World Championship, and it was driven to victory that season in the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The McLaren racer runs...

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Remaining 15 Bugatti EB 110 chassis receive new lease on life as SP-110 Edonis

It's a blast from the past with a modern twist. The creation above began life as a Bugatti EB110 supercar, but it will soon come to life as the SP-110 Edonis Fenice. Underneath the rather intriguing bodywork is an original Bugatti EB110 carbon fiber monocoque, and there are plans for a small run of the cars, 15 to be exact. A company by the name of Casil...

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GM once offered "liquid tire chains" to enhance winter driving performance

Tire chains can be a driver's best friend when it comes to handling snowy and icy conditions, but decades ago, General Motors offered something quite novel—even if we don't know if it actually worked as intended. What GM called "liquid tire chains" was an option across the entire 1969 Chevrolet lineup of cars, save for the El Camino and station...

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Jay Leno brings a 1962 Bel Air bubble-top beauty into the garage

Ralph Holguin is the owner of RMD Garage, which is a Long Beach-based custom car shop. It's a shop that is the focus of a show on Velocity, but today we're focusing on one of the vehicles from the shop. The car is nicknamed Sanity, and it's a beautifully restored and modified 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air. When Chevy was building the 1962 Bel Air, it offered a few...

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1958 Porsche 550A Spyder sells for more than $5 million

A historic piece of Porsche's history crossed the auction block at Bonham's last Thursday and brought in more than $5 million—$5.17 million to be exact. The Porsche 550A Spyder, known as the "giant killer" in its day for racing against and beating far more-powerful racers, was a Porsche Works entrant with a glowing pedigree. The car placed on the...

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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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