Regular Sports Car Digest readers will surely recognize our obsession with the beautiful range of products from Pur Sang. Using old-world, artisan production techniques, one simply cannot produce a more authentic facsimile. We love what they represent and where they fit in this motoring world. From our Pur Sang Introduction story, Auction Editor Rick Carey explains some of what differentiates Pur Sang from other car makers:
What happens here is amazing, a word that crossed my lips many times in five remarkable days in late May.
They just get down to the job at hand and translate concepts into physical entities, much of it by hand. It seems to be part of the Argentine character. Forced to … [Read More...]
At Sports Car Digest, there is a special place in our hearts for crazy Kiwi petrol heads. Names like Bruce McLaren or Denny Hulme might naturally come to mind -- and for good reason -- but there are plenty of others that deserve attention. One of those individuals is Burt Monro. Munro is likely best remembered in the past few years because of the memorable film from 2005,The World's Fastest Indian, where Munro's story is portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins. Munro's 2-wheel, sub-1,000cc record still stands today and his story inspired millions, including another New Zealand native and Sports Car Digest reader, Bill Ward.
Bill is, simply put, a speed addict. Early in his life, after realizing … [Read More...]
Porsche's 356 series has always represented a bit of a fashion statement throughout the years, and if you've ever had the privilege of driving one you quickly understand why many circle drives of the grandest homes in all the finest zip codes come equipped with Porsche's first sports car. Why is that? Well, the 3-5-6 is the Barbour jacket of the sports car world - classic, refined, well-built and anything but shouty.
If you follow the 356 story, you'll notice considerable progress throughout its development that lasted into the middle of the '60s. Beginning as an incredibly basic machine, that despite its relatively low weight, was generally only gifted with meager power plants. As a … [Read More...]
SCD Motors is seeking the following cars for Sports Car Digest readers and for our own stable. If you own one of these automobiles or know of an example that fits the criteria, please contact us directly at email@example.com with as much information on the car as possible, including pictures and asking price. Alternatively, let us also know if you would like your dream car added to the list. Submissions will remain private.
BMW (E30) M3: The M3 we'd like to find is a highly-original, no-stories example.
Porsche (964) America Roadster: Looking for a low-mileage, original car with a manual transmission.
Porsche (964) Carrera RS and RS 3.8: Like the America … [Read More...]
Update, May 12, 2015. Significant Price Reduction on the '66 E-Type Series 1 OTS.
The Jaguar E-Type really needs no introduction. It's as iconic as Sinatra, and every bit as good looking as Marilyn - but not nearly as fussy as either of them. For that reason, we won't bore readers with the regurgitated information about how its straight-six cylinder engine helped give the marque multiple victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or how a man named Enzo named the E-Type "the most beautiful car in the world." That would all be redundant, and we certainly don't to waste anybody's precious time.
What we will say about the E-Type is that it's one of the most flexible types of sports cars to … [Read More...]
While many likely don’t realize it, if you’ve attended any of the major historic racing events across the globe, chances are strong that you've witnessed a Frazer Nash driven in anger. And even fewer likely realized they were looking at something special.
With an interesting story that began before World War II, Archibald Frazer-Nash made his start in the motoring industry building automobiles that famously used a chain drive-style transmission. No mistaking his cycle car roots, the chain-drive generation was short-lived, with Frazer Nash post war offerings utilizing conventional transmissions. Between this time, the company would involve themselves in the production of hydraulic, … [Read More...]
There are many forgotten machines that could easily go missing off the radar of enthusiasts, and many times these types of cars provide some of the most intriguing stories. The sporting cars that English aircraft engineer Guy Buckingham of Nota Engineering brought to the table in the 1950s and ‘60s fit this criteria to a tee and deserve some extra attention.
With origins that can be traced back to the early ‘50s when Buckingham campaigned his clubman-style racers against the likes of Colin Chapman, Nota was at the right place at the right time. Building competitive hill climb and Formula Junior racers, the Australian-based firm would eventually branch out from their open-wheel roots to … [Read More...]