Endless Eligibility – Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica

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 … [Read more...]

Say Nota Ordinary – 1959 Nota KM-200 Prototype

1959 Nota KM-200

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 … [Read more...]

SCD Motors Success – F355 Challenge Goes to Cavallino

Ferrari F355 Challenge at Cavallino Classic

The 1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge recently featured on SCD Motors was purchased by its new caretaker and almost immediately put back into service at the 2015 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida. While the ex-Drendel Family Collection Ferrari made an appearance on the Concours lawn, we were more excited seeing it tackle Palm Beach International Raceway with the many other important cars from the Maranello-based marque. We highly commend the new … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Sold

Update, January 23, 2015: The 2002 Tii sold to a great collector and longtime Sports Car Digest reader. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have! With the 2002 ‘Neue Klasse’ models, BMW pulled itself out of financial troubles and established its identity as a performance-oriented manufacturer of automobiles for enthusiasts, while also creating the sports sedan segment so prevalent today. Another factor that makes the 2002 so important is its … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1997 Renault Sport Spider Trophy

1997 Renault Sport Spider Trophy

The Renault story is one of triumph, but not without its share of tragedies. While today they reign as one of the largest automakers in Europe, their road was paved with more than a few bumps and many less-than-successful partnerships with every manufacturer imaginable. After decades of restructuring, the automaker that’s been around since 1899 now enjoys a successful collaboration with Nissan that's yielded many highly awarded automobiles. What … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1954 MG TF

1954-MG-TF-Sold

Update, February 10, 2015: The 1954 MG TF has been sold. Thanks for the interest! MG’s rich heritage in building open-air, sporting machines reveals roots that are as deep as they come. Dating all the way back to the 1920s, the sports cars, particularly the well-known Midget series, helped pave the way for the British sports car movement. Starting with Morris Minor-based M-Type, MG attempted to apply every letter in the alphabet when naming … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe

It's easy to romanticize about Italy when thinking about the remarkable history during the thousands of years of its existence. With a fantastic culture, amazing landscape and incredible depth of artistry, it’s not difficult to get caught up in it. Italian automobile designers should also be celebrated, with geniuses like Sergio Scaglietti, Giovanni Bertone, Paolo Pininfarina, Ugo Zagato, Giorgetto Giugiaro and others producing masterpieces … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1955 MG TF-1500

1955-MG-TF-1500-Sold

Few cars embody their associated culture better than the British sports car. One might argue that the American muscle genre might be a contender, but one simply can’t ignore the impact that the small-displacement open-top sporting cars made on a global level. The British sports car is as about as sensible as the type of clothing that came out of the same era, but it’s better for it. It appealed to the well-heeled, but also to starving enthusiasts … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet

1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet

Update, November 17, 2014: The 356A Cabriolet has been sold. Hope you enjoy it! Collectors are obsessive about the first and the last of any generational piece, and nowhere is this practice more prevalent than in the vintage car world. With any evolutionary piece, the creators and manufacturers worked out weaknesses over time, sometimes at the expense of the diluting the original recipe, purists will have you believe. In the case of Porsche’s … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

We purchase vintage cars for different reasons. Some value and utility and usefulness, some crave the experience of driving something from another time and others seek craftsmanship and quality of the machines from years gone by. There are vehicles that offer all these qualities, but it's not a large list. German manufacturers have been responsible for more than a couple, though and Mercedes-Benz has brought some memorable machines that tick all … [Read more...]