Barn Finds Classic Cars European car Stories 

The story behind the barn-find, 50-year-old Ferrari that just sold at auction for $16.2 million

A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder  found in a rural French barn just hit the action block — and netted an impressive $16.2 million. That number surpasses the $14.74 million pricetag the auctioneers at Artcurial expected the car to fetch. The 250 GT is considered one of the most expensive classic cars, and occupies 13 spots on the list of most expensive cars ever sold, The Guardian notes. This example of the Califorian Spyder is one of only 37 ever produced. Here’s what it might look like once fully restored: Reuters…

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The 15 most expensive cars for sale at Floyd Mayweather’s favorite luxury dealership

It’s no secret that Floyd Mayweather loves to flaunt his wealth. On his Instagram, he is known to post photos and videos of his ultra-luxurious life, which is filled with a multimillion-dollar collection of supercars. His garage covers most of the top-end brands: Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more. Earlier this year, Mayweather posted a photo of his three Bugatti Veyrons with the caption “$6.2 million spent for just three cars that don’t depreciate, only appreciate.” Only 450 Veyrons were produced. Mayweather purchased the Bugattis from Fusion Luxury Motors…

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Found: 1979 Yamaha RD400F – Brand New and Still in its Crate!

If you thought the 11 brand new Norton Commandos we told you about unearthed in Belgium were cool, you need to check out this story. Instead of a cache of Nortons, Motorcycle Classics reader Scott Lees stumbled across a brand new, still in the never-opened crate 1979 Yamaha RD400F, the last year for this collectible 2-stroke classic. Scott found the bike at Britt Motorsports in Wilmington, N.C., resting just inside the front door of the motorcycle dealership, pushed up against a wall and being used as a table to hold racing trophies. A…

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European car 

Built in Britain — the car that could conquer America: Brexit boost as Honda makes UK its ‘global hub’

One of Britain’s biggest car makers is planning an export boom outside Europe after Brexit as it seeks to boost profits from the US and Canada. Honda announced the plan to reduce its dependence on the Continent as it unveiled its new five-door Civic family hatchback – the 10th generation of this popular model – with its Swindon factory as the global production hub. The new strategy means the proportion of Honda cars exported from the UK to the world beyond Europe will soar four-fold, from just 10 per cent…

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This car sold for US$360,000 in this condition … and will not be restored

An archeological find of some magnitude went under the hammer on January 23, 2010, when a rusted 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia that had spent the last three quarters of a century at the bottom of a lake in North Italy was auctioned. When found and raised, it validated a legend that had circulated for 70 years. Mercifully, it will not be restored, but will live on in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California in its partially reclaimed glory as living proof of the craftsmanship of the era in…

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How to invest in classic cars: From buying at auction to funds

Classic cars have been one of the best performing alternative assets in the past year and going back further than that. Investors and enthusiasts have seen returns of up to 487 per cent on classic motors such as Ferraris and Jaguars over the past decade. The returns can be miles ahead of shares and property, but what are the best ways to invest and how can you make sure your investment doesn’t breakdown?  Sliding into first gear: Classic cars were the strongest performer in the Knight Frank Luxury Index, beating other…

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Classic Cars 

30,000 Cars Found In Donated Home!

EAGAN, Minn. – The Bible speaks of manna from heaven. Old Testament indeed, compared to what’s being showered upon Celebration Church in Lakeville. “I’m still a bit overwhelmed,” confesses Lisa Lundstrom, the church’s chief financial officer. “It’s nuts!” Lundstrom’s amazement began in December when a longtime church usher passed away, leaving his home and its contents to the church. Lundstrom will never forget her first look at the property. “It was breathtaking when I walked in,” she says. Lisa Lundstrom is overseeing the sale of Dennis Erickson’s cars.   (Photo:…

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Classic Cars 

1915 Duesenberg Racing Car and Five Racing Film Clips

Today and for the rest of the week we are taking a bit of time off but have five short but exciting stock car short track racing film clips from around the world for you to enjoy today, thanks to British Pathe. Editors note: Starting today and on through to Monday we are taking advantage of a nice stretch of sunny and mild weather to do some necessary work in and around The Old Motor workshop. We need to shuffle five cars around here at the shop and prepare for the long…

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Barn Finds Muscle Cars 

IMAGINE Finding A BRAND NEW 1985 Camaro Z28 & 1970 RoadRunner After 25 Years! Awesome BARN FIND!

Don`t you just love the barn find phenomenon? Did you know that America is know all around the world for this? Yes, that is true. People all around the world keep talking about Amrican finding cool cars in abandoned barns such as a 1985 Camaro Z28 and a 1970 RoadRunner from this video! This culture thing really fascinates us and we find it cool! However, the video we are about to present to you is a bit different than the other barn find videos we`ve posted. The 1985 Camaro Z28…

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Unrestored and Highly Original Luxury RV – 1929 Studebaker House Car

337 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Stromberg two-barrel carburetor, 114 BHP at 3,200 rpm, Fuller four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and Gruss Air Spring auxiliary dampers, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, dual rear wheels, four-wheel mechanical brakes; wheelbase: 184”. During 1925, Studebaker entered the commercial vehicle market with a stretched Big Six chassis and a choice of 158- and 184-inch wheelbase lengths. Bodies were provided by a number of outside suppliers and could be ordered through Studebaker or directly from the coachbuilders. Studebaker…

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