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27-Year Old Mercedes 560 SEL Is Still An Impressively Comfortable Cruiser 20
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Film, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 01 20th, 2018


Back when the Mercedes S-Class didn't feature any V12 units, let alone AMG power, the 560 SEL was the top dog in the range.
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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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A Lancia 037 Stradale Is One Way To Spend Half A Million Dollars 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, Lancia, Rally Cars, WRC on 01 19th, 2018


We certainly love any good homologation special, but when a Lancia 037 Stradale shows up in our radar, we can’t help but feel a little weak at the knees.
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Liberty Walk Creates A Wacky Widebody Lamborghini ‘Miura’ 18
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, japan, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Videos, Liberty Walk, Reports, Tokyo Auto Salon, video on 01 18th, 2018


In recent years, Japanese tuner Liberty Walk has created a number of weird and wacky widebody creations, comprehensively modifying the likes of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and everything in between.
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Rowan Atkinson’s Mercedes 500E, Lancia Thema 8.32 Going Under The Hammer 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, celebrities, Classics, Lancia, Lancia Thema, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, UK on 01 18th, 2018


Missed the chance to bid on Atkinson’s McLaren F1? Don’t worry as the famous actor is auctioning two more cars from his personal collection, including a 1993 Mercedes 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema.
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Range Rover Chieftain Is A Classic Reborn With A Cadillac CTS-V Supercharged V8 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Range Rover, Restomod on 01 17th, 2018


By now Land Rover is on the fourth iteration of its flagship Range Rover – and that's not even counting the Range Rover Sport, Velar, and Evoque. But to many, there's nothing quite like the original.
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Range Rover Chieftain Is A Classic Reborn With A Cadillac CTS-V Supercharged V8 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Range Rover, Restomod on 01 17th, 2018


By now Land Rover is on the fourth iteration of its flagship Range Rover – and that's not even counting the Range Rover Sport, Velar, and Evoque. But to many, there's nothing quite like the original.
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Battista Pininfarina’s Own Ferrari 275 Speciale Is Beauty On Wheels 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Pininfarina on 01 17th, 2018


The 250 series may get the lion's share of attention on the auction circuit, but many consider the Ferrari 275 GTB to be one of the most beautiful automobiles ever to wear the vaunted Prancing Horse.
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Land Rover’s Restoring This Long-Lost Series I Prototype 14
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Videos, video on 01 14th, 2018


Land Rover is at a vital crossroads in its history. Not only is it celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, but its core model – the legendary Defender – has been discontinued ahead of the introduction of an completely new model.

Sounds like a good time to us to look back and reflect on how far it’s come, and that’s just what it’s doing with the restoration of this vital early prototype.

One of 48 pre-production prototypes and three displayed upon the vehicle’s debut at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, this Series I model was lost for a long time, but has now been found.

The prototypical off-roader (if one could ever be called that) remained in use through the 1960s, after which it sat for 20 years in a field in Wales before being bought as a fixer-upper project… but that project was never completed. Not until it was discovered, oddly enough, just a few miles outside of Solihull – the same place where it was made seven decades prior, and where Land Rover still produces the Discovery and several Range Rover models.

With the historical records now retrieved, the team at Jaguar Land Rover Classic will now undertake its restoration, which as you can see will take some work. The process will include reworking the thicker aluminum bodywork, galvanized chassis, and removable rear tub that characterized those 48 pre-production prototypes, while preserving to the greatest extent possible the patina it has accrued over the decades.

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Buy Steve McQueen’s ’51 Chevy, Drive Like The King Of Cool 13
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Chevrolet, Classics, Movie Cars, video on 01 13th, 2018


Celebrity provenance can add a lot of allure – and value – to a classic car. Especially if that celebrity was no other than Steve McQueen

As much a car guy as he was an actor, McQueen amassed an enviable collection of cars and motorcycles. This classic Chevy convertible was just one, and right now it needs a new home.

The 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Convertible didn’t just belong to the legendary King of Cool – it appeared alongside him (or all around him) in The Hunter, which turned out to be the last movie he ever made.

He bought it off the set when filming was done, while its current owner in turn bought it from the late actor’s estate auction in Las Vegas back in 1984, just a few years after his passing. The car was featured in Matt Stone’s 2007 book “McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon,” on a two-part episode of Pawn Stars, and comes with a document signed by McQueen’s children Chad and Terry attesting to its authenticity.

It might not be a racing Porsche or classic Ferrari – heck, its six-cylinder engine only puts out 92 horsepower through a 3-speed manual transmission – but it was McQueen’s all the same, both on and off the set. And it could be yours if you place the winning bid at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale later this month.

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Want An Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione Homologation Special? 12
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in alfa-romeo, auction, Classics, Galleries on 01 12th, 2018


If you’re looking for a rad homologation special to add in your collection, then this fender-flared Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione would like to have a word with you.

The Alfa Romeo 75 -or Milano, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are- was the last mass-produced rear-driven model the company made before giving us the Giulia. What you see in the pictures is the rarest version of the 75 family, the Turbo Evoluzione, which was a limited run.

More specifically, this is #468 out of the 500 Turbo Evoluziones ever made, currently offered in auction by Bring A Trailer. The car was imported in the US from Italy back in 2013 and is currently showing 116,000km (around 72k miles) on the odometer.

The most obvious visual changes of the Turbo Evoluzione is, of course, the fiberglass bodykit, which includes new fenders, bumpers and side sills, along with matching red 15-inch alloy wheels and that wonderfully ‘80s black decals.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that, on paper, puts out 155hp, the same as the regular 75 1.8 Turbo. However, the engine is believed to make closer to 170hp as it had unique valve timing, a dual fuel pump and a relocated air filter, not to mention the slightly smaller bore of the engine.

These limited edition Alfas came even with a different chassis code than the regular 75s and many of them were converted to race cars, so to find one in this condition in the U.S. is like finding a needle in a haystack.

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Roll Like Sonny & Cher In These Custom Classic Mustangs 10
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


Imagine yourself in 1965. You and your significant other are topping the charts and jet-setting around the world to play in front of crowds of fans. You’re so popular that Ford pulls two new Mustang convertibles off the line and has them customized just for you.

That fantasy was the reality for Sonny & Cher, and half a century later, their custom pony cars are coming up for auction.

Created at the dawn of the Mustang’s long run, these drop-tops were fitted with 4.7-liter V8s and three-speed automatic transmissions before being modified by the legendary George Barris – the “King of Kustomizers” and Hollywood’s favorite car guy.

Both received custom paint jobs – Sonny’s in gold, Cher’s in pink – each with 40 layers of lacquer… but that was just the start. The grilles were new, the taillights fitted from the Thunderbird, the door handles mounted flush, and the wheel arches flared like their new owner’s bell-bottom jeans. Those side panels? Yeah, that’s suede – brown on Sonny’s, red on Cher’s. And that’s before we even climb inside.

Barris fitted each individually with antique leather and suede with 3-inch fur carpeting. The seats on Sonny’s were upholstered in bobcat fur, Cher’s in ermine, with gold and hot pink trim to match their respective exteriors.

For the feint of heart these are not, but they’re splendid examples of the pop culture of the time. They’ll be sold as a pair, bundled with “an extensive collection of Sonny & Cher memorabilia,” by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale this month, where they’re sure to make some collector very nostalgic for a bygone era.

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Roll Like Sonny & Cher In These Custom Classic Mustangs 10
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


Imagine yourself in 1965. You and your significant other are topping the charts and jet-setting around the world to play in front of crowds of fans. You’re so popular that Ford pulls two new Mustang convertibles off the line and has them customized just for you.

That fantasy was the reality for Sonny & Cher, and half a century later, their custom pony cars are coming up for auction.

Created at the dawn of the Mustang’s long run, these drop-tops were fitted with 4.7-liter V8s and three-speed automatic transmissions before being modified by the legendary George Barris – the “King of Kustomizers” and Hollywood’s favorite car guy.

Both received custom paint jobs – Sonny’s in gold, Cher’s in pink – each with 40 layers of lacquer… but that was just the start. The grilles were new, the taillights fitted from the Thunderbird, the door handles mounted flush, and the wheel arches flared like their new owner’s bell-bottom jeans. Those side panels? Yeah, that’s suede – brown on Sonny’s, red on Cher’s. And that’s before we even climb inside.

Barris fitted each individually with antique leather and suede with 3-inch fur carpeting. The seats on Sonny’s were upholstered in bobcat fur, Cher’s in ermine, with gold and hot pink trim to match their respective exteriors.

For the feint of heart these are not, but they’re splendid examples of the pop culture of the time. They’ll be sold as a pair, bundled with “an extensive collection of Sonny & Cher memorabilia,” by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale this month, where they’re sure to make some collector very nostalgic for a bygone era.

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The Ultimate Porsche 964 Collection Is Coming Up For Auction 9
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, porsche, Porsche-911 on 01 9th, 2018


Are you a fan of the 964? You know, the version of the Porsche 911 made in the early 1990s. Well if you are, does RM Sotheby’s have an auction in store for you.

At Amelia Island this coming March, the Canadian automotive auction house will sell off no fewer than 12 of the second-generation German sports car – and not your garden variety, either: we’re talking Turbos and RS 3.8s here.

Top of the heap, in fact, are a Carrera RS 3.8, an RSR 3.8, and a Turbo S “Leichtbau” – all of them in yellow from the 1993 model year. RS is valued at $1.25-1.5 million, the RSR at $1.2-1.4 million, and the Turbo at $1-1.2 million.

Those are some big bucks for an early-90s Porsche, and if they’re too rich for your blood, the rest carry six- (not seven-) figure price tags. There’s a red flat-nose ’89 Turbo, a yellow ’91 Turbo 3.3, a silver ’92 Carrera RS, another silver ’93 Carrera RS America, a yellow ’94 Speedster, and a yellow ’94 Turbo 3.6 – each valued at $200-250k.

In between there’s a pair of flat-nose ’94 Turbo S models – one in silver for $500-650k and one in (yep) yellow for $600-800k – along with a white ’91 Carrera Cup ($250-325k).

RM Sotheby’s photographer Patrick Ernzen has beautifully captured what’s billed as “Exclusively Porsche: The 964 Collection” in the gallery below (presented in the order mentioned above), so have a look. If you like what you see (and have the budget to spend), the Ritz-Carlton will be the place to be come March 10 during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

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