EDITORIAL

50th Anniversary: Lamborghini Islero & Espada

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini’s Espada and Islero models. To mark this momentous occasion, Lamborghini Polo Storico, the division devoted to the House of the Raging Bull's historic cars, has completed the restoration of the Islero and the Espada that belong to the Lamborghini Museum and announced a tour dedicated to these two models, scheduled to …

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TOP NEWS

With Pathos And Patina

With Pathos And Patina

Californian Matt Hummel has fallen in love with the authenticity of historic Porsche vehicles. And now he’s had the chance to experience the brand in its home country via a visit to Le Mans with Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen as the final destination on his trip. More than ten thousand kilometres on the sea have visibly affected the flat engine. Salt has crept …

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25 Corvette facts That Every Enthusiast Should Know

25 Corvette facts That Every Enthusiast Should Know

Chevrolet has been pumping out Corvettes for 66 years, building about 1.5 million of them since 1953. That makes the ‘Vette one of the most popular sports cars of all time. First- and second-generation Corvettes were one of the first true collectible cars of the modern era, and collecting Corvettes remains a global phenomenon. More than just another two-seat sports …

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Dealer Profile: SSR Classic

Dealer Profile: SSR Classic

SSR Classic is a family owned company that praises the good relationship with its clients who share the same passion for classic cars. Classic cars were always in our minds, but after travelling and exploring the market we felt that we could provide a service that is lacking in the current market. Our service consists in buying project cars, work …

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Book: Hot Wheels By Assouline

Book: Hot Wheels By Assouline

Since debuting in 1968, for just a dollar each, Hot Wheels has ignited the challenger spirit in generations of children, through products, experiences that promote creativity, experimentation and competition. Fifty years after the first prototype sped across Mattel founder Elliot Handler’s desk, Hot Wheels is the number-one toy in the world, with 10 million cars produced per week and 16 …

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Porsche E-Design

Porsche E-Design

Background on the design of future e-models: In a guest article, Michael Mauer, Chief Designer at Porsche, explains the design of the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo, first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. A battery-powered Porsche differs from a sports car with a combustion engine in terms of its typical design elements. The brand identity is not called into …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1969 Aston Martin DBS by Driversource

1969 Aston Martin DBS by Driversource

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited introduced the DBS in 1967 as a transition from the DB6 model to the new era of Aston Martin. The new DBS featured a larger wheelbase & square full-width grille with a 4-seat coupe configuration, while powered by DB6's iconic 4.0L 6-cylinder inline engine delivering 286 hp and reaching a top speed of 141 mph. Thanks …

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1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record by Worblaufen by Marreyt Classics

1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record by Worblaufen by Marreyt Classics

French automotive history is dotted with mythical marques that were masters at combining competitive results with the creation of overly luxurious cars for the rich and the famous. Just mention Bugatti, Delage or Delahaye, and any classic car lover starts dreaming away about victories at Le Mans or about impressive coachbuilt cars. The history of Talbot-Lago is a very interesting …

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1988 Porsche 959 by Morris And Welford

1988 Porsche 959 by Morris And Welford

This iconic Porsche has spent most of its 30 years in just two homes, one in Germany and one in Italy. It came to California in mid 2018. The first owner drove it about ~8,000klms and the second drove it about 4,000klms, the odometer now shows 12,567 klms. Finished in its debut color of silver with a 3-tone leather interior …

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MARKET TRENDS

5 Corvettes To Watch At The 2018 Monterey Auctions

5 Corvettes To Watch At The 2018 Monterey Auctions

Sure, Monterey is more focused on Ferraris, Porsches, and Astons, and it’s the seven- or even eight-figure cars that make the headlines. But America’s sports car nevertheless always has a solid presence in Monterey as well. And even though the consignments are still coming in, there are already some standout Vettes worth keeping an eye on during the flurry of …

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TOP CARS

1968 Jaguar XKE

1968 Jaguar XKE

1962 Jaguar XKE Series I

1962 Jaguar XKE Series I

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 "Corsa"

1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1

1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1

1959 Norton Manx 30M

1959 Norton Manx 30M

1969 Aston Martin DBS

1969 Aston Martin DBS

1966 Triumph TR4 A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4 A IRS

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

1964 Maserati Sebring Series I 2+2 coupe

1964 Maserati Sebring Series I 2+2 coupe

1995 Ferrari F50

1995 Ferrari F50

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 spider Zagato Tre Posti

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 spider Zagato Tre Posti

1968 Volvo

1968 Volvo

2004 Ferrari F430 Challenge

2004 Ferrari F430 Challenge "GT3"

1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 E Coupé

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 E Coupé

1983 Ferrari BB 512i

1983 Ferrari BB 512i

1977 ALPINE A310 POISSON DIEPPOIS

1977 ALPINE A310 POISSON DIEPPOIS

1977 Aston Martin V8

1977 Aston Martin V8

2006 Aston Martin 4.3 V8 Vantage

2006 Aston Martin 4.3 V8 Vantage

1967 Shelby Cobra 427

1967 Shelby Cobra 427

1951 Jaguar XK

1951 Jaguar XK

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 S

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 S

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1965 SUNBEAM TIGER MARK I

1965 SUNBEAM TIGER MARK I

2018 Ferrari 812 SuperFast

2018 Ferrari 812 SuperFast

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

1977 Porsche 2700 Coupe

1977 Porsche 2700 Coupe

1964 Mercedes 220 SE Convertible

1964 Mercedes 220 SE Convertible

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S spider

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S spider

2011 PORSCHE GT3 RS 4.0

2011 PORSCHE GT3 RS 4.0

1965 FORD GT40 Mk1

1965 FORD GT40 Mk1

2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS

2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS

2008 Ferrari 599 HGTE

2008 Ferrari 599 HGTE

1936 Riley 9/16 HP ´Big Four Special´

1936 Riley 9/16 HP ´Big Four Special´

1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2 Roadster LHD

1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2 Roadster LHD

1973 Alfa Romeo 2000

1973 Alfa Romeo 2000

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio 3.2

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio 3.2

1966 McLaren M1B

1966 McLaren M1B

1934 MG PA Single Seater Racer

1934 MG PA Single Seater Racer

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster Restoration

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster Restoration

1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

2007 Aston Martin N24

2007 Aston Martin N24

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1989 BMW M3

1989 BMW M3

1988 TIGA GC288/9

1988 TIGA GC288/9

1966 FERRARI 330 GTC

1966 FERRARI 330 GTC

1993 PORSCHE 911 AMERICAN ROADSTER

1993 PORSCHE 911 AMERICAN ROADSTER

1983 Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0

1983 Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0

1958 AC ACECA

1958 AC ACECA

1931 BUGATTI TYPE 50

1931 BUGATTI TYPE 50

1990 SPICE SE 90C

1990 SPICE SE 90C

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1

1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120

1951 Jaguar XK120

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1983 Thruxton, Formula 2 race - Stefan Bellof in a pensive mood in his Maurer MM83-BMW in the paddock; photographed by Tim Harrison, UK – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival

The only historic race meeting to be staged in period theme, recreating the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Goodwood Motor Circuit comes alive for Revival, both on and off the historic track. www.goodwood.com

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Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Join us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on the 4th-5th August; the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. www.beaulieu.co.uk

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New England Auto Auction

New England Auto Auction

Founded in 1974, The Owls Head Transportation Museum is an operating, nonprofit museum with a strong focus on educational initiatives. Located on the Maine coast near the Knox County Regional Airport, the Museum is a place where machines of a bygone era are celebrated through conservation, preservation and demonstration www.owlshead.org

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Bonhams: Goodwood Revival
Mecum: Monterey

Mecum: Monterey

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course 1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, CA 93940 www.mecum.com

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Bonhams: Quail Lodge

Bonhams: Quail Lodge

Bonhams returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 21st annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world's finest and most exclusive collectors' motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. www.bonhams.com

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Where else can you see and hear historic race cars at full speed doing what they were originally intended to do … and that’s race. The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsport history that brings approximately 550 race cars together in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy. Each accepted car, from more than 1,000 entry …

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

Car collectors worldwide dream of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as backdrop. www.pebblebeachconcours.net

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PROFILE

1968 Howmet TX - Chassis 004

This chassis was laid down by Bob McKee for a Can-Am version of the Howmet. It was never raced as Howmet pulled its funding to the project before the car could debut. The car was retained by Bob McKee until it was eventually sold to the Ascott Collection, which had previously owned one of the Le Mans cars. The car …

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