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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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THE 10 MOST KILLER RIDES OF THE ’90S, RANKED

Hollywood was red-hot in the 1980s, turning out classic films we still love today, so the film industry hit the ’90s at full stride. The car industry, on the other hand, dragged through the ’80s trying to recover from the doldrums of the ’70s.  So the automotive industry really kicked it into gear in the ’90s and cranked out some truly great rides like the ones below.  Super-exclusive exotic cars are cool pretty much whenever they were built, so we’ve mostly left them off our list. But we did find room…

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One Man’s Collection of 700 Unusual Cars Is Going Up for Auction

This summer, in Norwalk, Ohio, VanDerBrink Auctions will sell off more than 700 cars in a massive weekend-long event. But unlike other large auctions that take place around the country, there will be only one seller, a man named Ron Hackenberger. VanDerBrink Auctions Since 1962, Hackenberger has been building his collection. Back then, he was a truck driver, which gave him plenty of opportunities to scout out old cars. When he started his own trucking company, it freed him up to bring a lot more cars back home with him….

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Jaguar to offer 10 ‘reborn’ E-Types

Following the success of its continuation program for the Lightweight E-Type, Jaguar has decided to offer a handful of what it’s calling “reborn” E-Types. Jaguar’s classic car department plans to scour the classifieds for 10 original E-Types and then comprehensively restore them to pristine, factory-original condition. (Jaguar says it has all the build records and original drawings on hand.) Classic cars are all the rage right now and automakers are looking to cash in. Sister company Land Rover ran a similar restoration program for 25 original Land Rovers in 2016…

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