Tag: Classics

Wedge Shaped Lotus Esprit Turbo HC Is One Of The Cleanest Examples Out There

Coming across a classic Lotus Esprit Turbo is not your everyday find, especially when you’re talking about one of the just 21 Limited Edition models built in 1987 to celebrate 21 years of Lotus production in Hethel. What’s more impressive is that the car you see pictured here is completely standard, from the two-tone Essex […]

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Wild Plymouth Road Runner Spits Out 560 WHP From Its Original (But Modified) Engine

<!––> <!––> This custom 1968 Plymouth Road Runner, outfitted with a dizzying array of aftermarket modifications, might just be the car that helps cure your coronavirus lockdown woes. Plymouth built the Road Runner between 1968 and 1980 and AutotopiaLA had the opportunity to enjoy this truly epic example that features a monstrous 440 cubic-inch big-block […]

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Mercedes Celebrates 120th Birthday As The World’s Only Female-Named Automotive Brand

It’s been 120 years since the name of an eleven-year-old girl was chosen as the name of the first luxury car brand and Mercedes is celebrating the occasion. On April 2, 1900, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft decided to brand its cars Mercédès after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, an Austrian businessman who traded Daimler cars and registered them […]

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A Mid-Engine Mustang? Ford’s Already Done It, But They Don’t Remember Anything About It

After decades of toying around with the idea, Chevrolet finally launched a mid-engine Corvette. However, they weren’t the only automaker experimenting with a mid-engine layout in the 1960’s. Unbeknownst to everyone and even Ford themselves, the Blue Oval toyed around with a mid-engine Mustang in 1966. The story is so bizarre, you’d think it was April Fool’s […]

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Massive Kansas ‘Barn Find’ Uncovers 133 Fine American Classics From 1930s Through 1970s

The late Bob Regehr was a man who truly loved American cars. After the invention of the Moon Walk bouncy house fifty years ago brought him and his wife a fortune, he set up a wonderful car collection. At the moment, it comprises no fewer than 133 vehicles, the vast majority of which are American. […]

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Legacy Overland Restomods A 1990 Range Rover Classic With 430 HP LS3 V8

Contrary to popular belief, the first-generation Range Rover was not what one would call a luxury SUV. While certainly more upscale and advanced than the Land Rover Defender, it was still a rugged, utilitarian vehicle that featured vinyl seats and plastic dashboard designed to be washed down with a hose. Also known as the Range […]

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Roll Like A Tech-Savvy Dictator In 1975 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Maybach Restomod

The Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100), or the Grosser Mercedes (German for Grand Mercedes) as it was also known, needs no long introduction. Everyone who thought they were someone in the 1960s and 1970s had one, from heads of state and business tycoons to movie stars and music icons. Sold in short- and long-wheelbase versions (the latter […]

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Hartge F1 Paired A 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E With A Tuned BMW M Engine

From 1971 until its demise in mid-2019, German tuner and manufacturer Hartge focused on upgrading BMW, MINI and Range Rover vehicles. The Hartge brothers achieved fame for their wild engine swaps, which mostly consisted in taking massive engines from larger BMWs, tune them extensively, and then shoehorn them into smaller models. Hartge pushed the engineering […]

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Individual 1995 BMW 850CSi That Sold Last Year For $101,500, Is Now Listed For $149,990!

When even standard BMW 850CSi E31s command high prices these days, you can imagine what rare Individual models can do for seller pockets. All in all, BMW manufactured and sold 1,510 units of the V12 performance model worldwide, of which 225 were earmarked for North America during the 850CSi’s four year run from early 1992 […]

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Great Scott! Poor Porsche 928 Speedster Looks Like It Came Back From The Future

What you’re looking at is quite possibly the ugliest Porsche 928 on earth and it’s current up for sale on Craigslist in Mission Hills, California. The Porsche 928 was built by the German car manufacturer between 1977 and 1995 and originally conceived as the successor to the 911. While the 928 never did replace the […]

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This 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Still Beautiful Nonetheless

Long before Lamborghini was building angular supercars, they were crafting timeless masterpieces such as this 1967 400 GT. Set to be auctioned off by Mecum, this 400 GT is an unrestored gem from the John Atzbach collection and it has just 28,000 miles (45,062 km) on the odometer. Despite being more than 50 years old, the […]

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Pontiac’s 1965 Hurst GeeTO Tiger Is Probably The Most Famous GTO Out There

Back in 1965, Pontiac’s advertising executive Jim Wangers teamed up with Royal Pontiac, George Hurst and Petersen Publishing to boost the sales of performance parts and the GTO. It resulted in a famous song called the ‘GeeTO Tiger’, signed by ‘The Tigers’. The big prize of the contest was a special 1965 Pontiac GTO, finished […]

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL 6.0 AMG With Hammer V8 Will Never Go Out Of Style

If, like us, you have a soft spot for pre-merger 1980s AMG models, you’ll absolutely love this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL AMG 6.0. Put up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Essen event scheduled for June 24-27, this impressive performance luxury sedan is a Japanese import. The consigner purchased the car from Japan in 2017, where accompanying […]

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There’s A Virtually Brand New Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary With Just 83 Miles For Sale

A 1990 Lamborghini Countach that has barely been touched is currently up for sale at Lamborghini Montreal with a sticker price of CAD$799,900 (US$568,496). Finding a Countach on the used car market that’s in as-new condition isn’t easy and this example looks absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, very few details about this particular example are included in […]

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1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta Tried To Lure Female Buyers With Luxury And “Starship” Tech

The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro is an automotive icon of the 1980s and arguably the most original Camaro bar the first iteration of the series (1967-1969). Spanning ten model years from 1982 to 1992, the third-generation F-body Chevy Camaro has had many iterations but none was perhaps more intriguing than the Berlinetta offered for the 1982-1986 […]

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