Archives for February 2012

With Cheese – 1970 Royale RP4

This 1970 Royale RP4 displays impeccable race preparation including a 198hp Lotus Twin Cam engine, a Hewland MK8 gearbox and threaded aluminum Koni shocks with Hyperco springs. A multiple race winner in a competitive vintage field, the RP4 is available here on eBay in Middlefield, Massachusetts, with the reserve not yet met at $15,100. … [Read more...]

Orange Crush – 1970 Porsche 914-6

This 1970 Porsche 914-6 is the real deal, having left Stuggart with a six-cylinder engine and the uber-desirable color combination of signal orange over black.  Now in the midst of a conversion to full GT spec with a host of rare, OEM components, the Porsche waits for someone to complete its restoration here on eBay, in Tampa Bay, Florida, with the reserve not yet met at $5,100. … [Read more...]

The Grey Lady – 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

This two-owner Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster has been a California car since leaving the factory in 1960 and retains its original color combination of white-grey over red leather.  Outfitted with a nice selection of options including a factory hardtop, the SL is listed for sale here on eBay by a dealer in southern California, with a starting bid of $689,000. … [Read more...]

Batman’s Other Car – 1999 Lola B98/10

This 1999 Lola B98/10 LMP-1 is one of just 8 built by the fabled English racecar manufacturer and was campaigned by the Whittington brothers in the American Le Mans series.  Powered by a 6-liter Roush-built Ford V8 and loaded with every conceivable racing component, the Le Mans prototype is race ready and listed here on eBay in San Juan Capistrano, California, with the bidding opening at $120,000. … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS

This 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS coupe boasts the rare and powerful 1.7-liter, Dr. Fuhrmann designed 4-Cam engine, a peashooter exhaust, and a host of rare Carrera options.  Comprehensively restored in 2000 and backed by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the Carrera will be available at RM’s Amelia Auction in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 10th, with an estimate of $295,000 – $345,000. … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1964 Competition 289 Cobra

This 1964 289 Shelby Cobra, s/n COB 6008, is one of just three right hand drive roadsters with the unique in-period “cutback-door” or “FIA” bodywork and was race-prepped in-period by the legendary Wilkie Wilkinson for contests in England and Africa.  A regular entrant in invitation only events like the Le Mans Legends and the Goodwood Revival, COB 6008 has been driven by a veritable who’s who of the racing world, featured in Octane magazine and … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1949 Rounds Rocket Indycar

This 1949 Rounds Rocket race car was the first rear-engined car to attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and was reportedly financed by none other than Howard Hughes.  Restored in 1993 for display at Pebble Beach, the Rounds Rocket served prominently in both the Harrah and Milhous collections and will be auctioned by RM Auctions in Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday, February 25th with an estimate of $250,000 - $350,000. … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1951 Allard K2

This 1951 Allard K2 boasts a 331ci Cadillac engine, a modern Tremec 5-speed transmission, and a 2010 restoration.  Described by the seller as a car of “stunning” speed, the Allard was once part of the fabled Gene Ponder collection, is eligible for most events, and is now available in Folsom, California for $148,000.  Send me an email [email protected] to be put in touch with the seller. … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1963 Team Lotus Cortina

This 1963 Lotus Cortina, 166 RUR, was the first of its kind to be raced by Team Lotus and was driven in-period by the likes of Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, John Whitmore, Peter Arundell and David Hobbs.  Fully restored and race prepared, 166 RUR appears regularly at invitation-only events like the Goodwood Revival and is available for purchase in England for £250,000GBP with additional information available here on the seller’s website. … [Read more...]

1972 Iso Grifo 7.4 Liter Can Am

This rare 1972 Iso Grifo 7.4 Liter Can Am sits partially restored in a striking color scheme of Rivolta Blue over cream leather and retains its matching numbers 454ci engine, 5-speed ZF transmission and Campagnolo magnesium wheels.  Advertised as nearly finished, the Italian coupe is listed here on eBay in Dusseldorf, Germany with a palpitation-inducing Buy-It-Now price of $322,000. … [Read more...]