Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Dodge Charger roars to America’s most-searched classic car

The Dodge Charger was the classic car Americans searched for the most between June 2017 and June 2018, signifying a big year-over-year shift in the market, data from ClassicCars.com showed. The Charger has been a hit since it made its debut for mass purchase in 1966. It has made multiple appearances in Hollywood, with classic Chargers starring in both...

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German banks now suggest classic cars as investments

These days, collector cars and classic vehicles are often viewed as assets similar to wine or fine jewelry. German banks have reinforced the narrative and have now begun suggesting clients actually invest in classic cars. The investment advice comes from booming gains on vintage cars, especially those of German origin, in the country. Bloomberg reported on...

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Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport

Superformance is the go-to team creating new versions of some of the greatest cars ever built. If you want a Shelby Cobra, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, or even a Caterham, then you need to talk to Superformance. One of its more recent creations is also arguably its greatest, and that is the recreated 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. It's a...

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Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

Californian Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate driver's car. The result was the Type 964 Porsche 911 you...

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The road to the muscle car was paved after World War II

Although the term “muscle car” wouldn't become a widely used nickname until a decade or more later, Detroit automakers got into the act shortly after World War II, producing some very muscular machines. Midway through the 1949 model year, Oldsmobile unveiled its new 88 series, a car that was lighter than the 98 but was powered by the same...

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Self-driving Ford Mustang will tackle Goodwood hill climb

Not only will Roborace bring its self-driving race car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take on the hill climb event, but another self-driving car will also be present. And it's not a futuristic piece of machinery, either. The car is none other than a 1965 Ford Mustang, but a heavily outfitted version of the classic pony car. The Mustang is a result of...

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with 850 miles sells for $3.7M

Pre-auction estimates pegged the value of this unrestored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at somewhere between $1.8 million and $2.4 million. Well, the car just crossed the auction block at Artcurial's Le Mans Classic sale where it fetched nearly $3.7 million. That's quite a bit more than expected, and it's also the most anyone has ever paid for a 300SL...

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Theon Design is the British Singer, for much less

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then where does that leave "re-imagination"? That's the term Singer uses when it turns a 964-generation Porsche 911 into a glorious resto-mod. A company in the UK is working on the same formula to restore and re-create old Porsches. Theon Design is ready to dole out Singer-esque sports cars, but for less than...

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Original "Bullitt" 1968 Ford Mustang heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed

After making a surprise appearance at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the 1968 film "Bullitt" will cross the pond and make its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England. The 1968 Mustang was the hero car driven by Steve McQueen in the film and featured in the legendary 10-minute-long car chase...

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Ferrari Classiche calls out the fakes and forgeries

With any rare or limited-production car, it's important to know its authenticity. Thankfully, and not shockingly, Ferrari has a whole department devoted to separating the fakes from the true pieces of history. Ferrari Classiche will provide its authentication services for any model build more than 20 years ago, and the service can be essential when it comes...

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