Tag Archives: Classic Cars

1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 prototype discovered after 50 years

Long thought crushed and lost to time, a fascinating piece of Shelby and Ford history has recently been found. The car is known as "Little Red" and it's a one-off GT500 notchback coupe used by Shelby American to develop performance parts. Back in 1967, Ford sent Carroll Shelby and his team a Mustang GT notchback coupe with a vinyl roof. This was an...

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Aston Martin to build 25 James Bond-spec DB5s

Even to this day, 1964's “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond movie ever made, particularly if those fans are also car nuts. Yes, what endeared the movie into the hearts of many car enthusiasts was Bond's tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he drives a Bentley Mark VI, the silver grand tourer is what...

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Unique Mercedes Gullwing worth $1.9M stolen from outside Nürburgring hotel

A unique custom 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing coupe was stolen a few days ago from outside a hotel near the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany. Police told British newspaper the Sunday Times that the car was stolen from outside the Dorint Hotel sometime between 1:30 and 10 a.m. on August 11. The car — chassis No. 198040 5500434 — was to...

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Classic Recreations will show its Shelby Mustangs in Monterey for first time

Classic Recreations has been churning out continuation versions of some of America's most cherished muscle cars for some time now. What the company hasn't done yet, however, is show its wares in front of the crowds that attend Monterey Car Week. That changes this year as Classic Recreations will be present at two Monterey events this year: Concours on the...

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This Ferrari was only just discovered to be the overall winner at Le Mans in 1963

After reading the heading you're probably wondering how the overall winner at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans was only just discovered after more than half a century. Well, it was only due to a little digging by RM Sotheby's after being consigned a very special 1963 Ferrari 275 P. The car, bearing chassis No. 0816, was already known to be the overall winner at...

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