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Man forgets where he parks his car – then finds it 20 years late

Back in 1997 in the German city of Frankfurt, a man reported his car as stolen to the police. Twenty years later, the authorities in the city have tracked down the missing vehicle, only to discover that the man who owned it had in fact, just forgotten where he’d parked the car and had assumed it had been stolen. The vehicle was found in a garage in an old industrial building that is due to be demolished. The car was in the way of the demolition so it was reported…

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1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere Coupe

And then there were ten. With a completely expected shoo-in for JFG like the Porsche 959, the margin of acceptance standing at 95.1% is no surprise. Impressive yes, but still bested by the McLaren F1 and the Mercedes 300SL, though we suppose that to be good company to keep. Today’s offering is far less well known, with a far murkier history, and much, much more beautiful coachwork. What the bloodlines of the recently axed Rolls Royce Phantom cannot offer is everything this car represents. Complete and utter disregard for cost,…

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Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

1975 Porsche 911 Turbo Continues To Tick Away After 725,000 Miles Although many Porsche 911s sit in garages for most of their lives, the 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo owned by Canadian Bill MacEachern is different. In fact, it has over 725,000 miles (1.165 million km) under its belt. MacEachern took delivery of the German sports car in May 1976 and before long, he was bitten by the racing bug and undertook multiple cross-continent trips to attend races in Florida, Georgia, New England, California and everywhere else in between. Throughout the next 30…

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Imagine Your Grandpa Was Hiding Insane Car Collection Worth Over $15 Million!

Fewer than 60 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyders were ever built, making it one of the most prized and pricey classic cars in the world. The lineage of each surviving example is as obsessively researched as the bloodline of a world-class race horse. Which is why the discovery of a previously unknown California Spyder among a secret French collection of 100 classic cars has the automotive world in an uproar. Talk about a barn find. he jaw-dropping Ferrari is just one of 100 cars in the Baillon Collection, hoarded away by shipping magnate Roger Baillon…

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Would you pay £50,000 for this ‘barn-find’ 1960 Mercedes 190SL?

A1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL restoration project is coming up for auction with H&H Classics at its Duxford sale on July 26. The car is being offered with no reserve, although the auction house estimates that it is likely to sell for £50,000. The 57-year-old classic convertible was discovered in an old garage in Solihull by Mark Bryan of H&H Classics’ motorcycle department while he was valuing bikes for sale. He said: “What a great find. Never in a million years did I expect to see this, an original UK-registered, right-hand-drive 190SL in dire…

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This 1905 Fiat with an Airplane Engine Can Hit 127 MPH

Do you like torque? If so, you’ll want to give this car a look because boy does it have a lot of torque. Boatloads of torque. Mountains of torque. Crazy amounts of torque. Only 250 horsepower or so, but about 3,000 pound-feet of torque. Enough torque that it will hit 127 mph. How is that possible? Because this 1905 Fiat is powered by an Isotta Fraschini aircraft engine from World War I. Will it do burnouts? You bet it will do burnouts. Can you kick the tail out around a…

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Unused Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 Grabs $2.25 Million At Auction

Here’s a remarkable find–a brand-new 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR. Though this RSR looks pretty grimy in pictures, it’s actually as close to a brand-new car as you can get, with only 10 km on its odometer. The car still wears its factory-applied cosmoline rust protection—it’s that unmolested. Want it? You’re too late, unfortunately. It just sold for $2.25 million at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba event this past weekend. RM SOTHEBY’S/TIM SCOTT Porsche made only 51 units of the model, but this particular car is actually even more exclusive as…

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Jaguar E-Type barn find hidden since the 1980s heading to auction

AN early 1960s model Jaguar E-Type left hidden in a barn for 30 years is to go up for auction – and experts predict it will sale for a hefty sum. The 1962 model 3.8L coupe has been sheltered in a North Devon barn since the mid Eighties, and hasn’t been started up in more than 15 years. However despite extensive rust damage and its desperate need of a complete restoration, H&H Auctioneers have given it an estimated value between £50,000 ($65,000) and £60,000 ($77,000). One of just 1,799 models built in…

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One of the Twelve Original Jaguar E-Type Lightweights Is For Sale

Back in 1964, the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight wasn’t as desirable as it is today. The company planned on building 18 Lightweights for competition use, but only managed to sell 12 examples before production ended. Since these cars are so rare, they’ve become a holy grail for classic Jaguar collectors everywhere, and almost never come up for sale. That’s why we think this particular example will be the star of the show once it goes up for auction in August.  This particular Lightweight was the factory works entry for Jaguar for…

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The Ten Most Sexist Car Ads Of All Time

Different times mean different standards, but it’s still shocking to see how blatantly sexist the car industry’s ads were right up until the last two decades. Here are 10 of the most egregious examples sure to make you cringe. 10.) Hurst Dual Gate Transmission The message is clear here. Not only will your woman appreciate that you went for the automatic instead of the performance-oriented four-speed stick, you will also have a personal key that can prevent her from using the “competition gate.” Nice touch! Suggested By: For Sweden, Photo…

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