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$44 million brouhaha: Buyer of Ferrari 250 GTO sues over ‘missing’ gearbox

$44 million brouhaha: Buyer of Ferrari 250 GTO sues over ‘missing’ gearbox
We’ve all heard it before, the promise from a used-car seller that a certain repair would be made — after you buy the car. Too often, it ends in disappointment and bad feelings. That seems to be what’s happening on the grandest of scales, with the buyer of one of the world’s most valuable cars — a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO — suing the seller because the car is missing a crucial original part. And now, the buyer claims, the seller is reneging on his promise to make it whole.  READ MORE


16 classic cars we love in spite of their flaws

Classic & Sports Car via MSN
According to Greek mythology, Achilles’ mother dipped his body into the river Styx to confer invulnerability. However, because she held him by his heel, which never touched the water, it remained the great hero’s weak spot and ultimately led to his death. Cars don’t generally get dipped into the river Styx, but plenty of four-wheeled heroes have had their own Achilles’ heels. Here are 16 classics we love in spite of their flaws.  READ MORE

Preview: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

Vintage Motorsport via Racer
Among the confirmed consignments for Barrett-Jackson’s January 11-19 sale in Scottsdale are examples of Ford and Shelby performance, from classic to recent, selling at no reserve. A 1967 Shelby GT500 will join 10 Ford GTs, including the first 2005 Ford GT ever offered to the public for sale. Completed June 29, 2004, the 2005 GT carries VIN #003 and features Carroll Shelby’s iconic autograph on the dash. Classic, late-model and custom Ford Shelby Mustangs coming to the sale include a 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Convertible, the only convertible Super Snake of its generation Shelby, and with only 5,400 actual miles.  READ MORE


This beautifully restored 1948 ‘Woodie’ station wagon is heading to auction next month

Robb Report

American roads may currently be ruled by crossover SUVs, but the last few years have also seen something of a comeback of the station wago. That’s because sleek, high-performance wagons like the Audi RS6 Avant Performance and Porsche Panamera Turbo S have made the vehicle more fashionable than ever before. But cool wagons aren’t a new phenomenon. In fact, they go back decades. (Image: RM Sotheby’s)  READ MORE

Featured marques at 2020 Pebble Concours

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance via Sports Car Digest
Former Best of Show winners will be among the featured marques at the 70th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for Aug. 16, 2020, in California during Monterey Car Week. “Each of these cars is special in its own right,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Many were the epitome of elegance in their day, or they exhibited the latest technology. They made history when new — and they also made history right here, winning the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In a way they define us. So a celebration of the Concours is, naturally, a celebration of these cars.”  READ MORE

Hagerty’s DriveShare program opens to international visitors

DriveShare, Hagerty’s Airbnb-style rent-a-classic car program, has been expanded to allow access by Canadian and other international drivers at least 25 years old and visiting the United States, the company has announced. DriveShare is “a peer-to-peer car-sharing service” enabling collector car owners to rent their vehicles to others. “Previously, only U.S. licensed drivers could rent from DriveShare,” Hagerty’s announcement said. “Canadian and other international drivers will now automatically receive liability and physical-damage coverage as a part of the rental fees. (Image: Hagerty)  READ MORE

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10 car shows in the you should definitely attend in 2020

Every year from all over the world, auto shows, the biggest events in the car industry, attract millions of people. Automakers use car shows to test out ideas, to promote their latest products, and to test concept vehicles in order to understand the enthusiasm and tastes of consumers. Car shows are a huge platform for reaching wide audiences easily, not to mention the huge press conferences. The love of cars brings people in from all around the world. If you are a car enthusiast, make sure that you check out the upcoming car shows that will be held in 2020 near you in the USA.  READ MORE

This Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder proves green is great again

Classic Driver

The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Carrozzeria is not only among the most beautiful cars of our time, but also the rarest. Only eight coupes and seven convertibles were made entirely to measure and according to the exact wishes of their owners. At the beginning of November, we were stunned when a hard-top Disco Volante finished in Blu Largo and featuring yacht-like teak trim inside emerged. Now, another “Flying Saucer” has taken our breaths away at Niki Hasler in Basel, this Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder, which was completed just this year, is now available for sale. (Image: Classic Driver)  READ MORE

This Ford Fairlane 428 Cobra Jet is one of the greatest (and rarest) sleepers ever

Automobile magazine
Any Ford muscle-car enthusiast with even the slightest knowledge of drag racing history will recognize the name Dick Brannan. Brannan’s racing success in his Romy Hammes-sponsored 1962 406/405hp Galaxie led to his being hired by Ford in 1962 to direct its factory drag-racing program. During his 10-year career with Ford, Brannan brought Ford drag racing from the doldrums to the height of success, and among his myriad innovations was essentially inventing the line-lock when he adapted Studebaker’s Hill Holder mechanism for drag racing.  READ MORE

Toyota regains WEC supremacy in Bahrain

After Shanghai produced an unpredictable, exciting race in LMP1 with Rebellion Racing winning overall, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s pair of TS050 HYBRIDs stormed to victory in the 8 Hours of Bahrain. The last WEC race of the decade played out like most of the races since the start of the 2018/19 season, the Japanese team finishing 1-2 after a both Rebellion and Team LNT’s cars hit trouble. On this occasion, the No. 7 of Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi won the race, beating the sister finished ahead No. 8. The No. 7 led lights to flag in this one after taking the lead on the opening tour of the circuit. With a second win this season, the No. 7 trio now lead the title race.  READ MORE


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