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1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione: “The Alfa Romeo Corsa”

This August in Pebble Beach Gooding & Co. will offer the 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Corsa Competizione.  Only three of these cars were built, all designed and hand made by the Alfa Romeo racing department.  The cars all … Continue reading

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Figoni et Falaschi

A brief history of coach building for the unintiated:  Cars used to be sold by car manufacturers as a rolling chassis with the engine, wheels, suspension, steering, brakes, etc. (all the mechanicals if you will) attached to the frame of … Continue reading

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Mercedes 6.9

The Mercedes 450sel 6.9 is a brute in a tailored suit.  Back before Mercedes had the AMG arm to do their dirty work there was the 6.9.  The car was ostensibly just a top of the line 450 SEL with … Continue reading

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Citroen SM

In 1968 Citroen bought Maserati.  It was an odd decision but one that would lead to an amazing creation:  the SM.  Citroen was known for it’s quirky but seriously advanced automobiles; Maserati was known for being…well, Maserati.  Citroen wanted to … Continue reading

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Video of the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype sale

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The $14,900,000 baby

A new world record for a car sold at auction was set tonight at Gooding & Company’s show at Pebble Beach.  This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $14,900,000.  

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M-M-M-Muiras

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Something really special at Concorso Italiano

This barn find 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB is an all-original alloy bodied example. Tom Shaughnessey found it and it will be auctioned at Gooding & Co. later this weekend.

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Facel-Vega HK500

“For the few who own the finest” The FACEL (Forges et Ateliers de Construction d’Eure-et-Loir) company was founded in 1939 by Jean Daninos.  Ostensibly it was a metal working shop but Daninos had a passion for the automobile and in … Continue reading

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BMW 507

BMWs best looking early creation the 507 was a sweet little V8 powered roadster.  Designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz at the suggestion of Max Hoffman and aimed at the American market the car was intended to sell around 5,000 … Continue reading

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