1905 Fiat 60HP Five-Passenger Touring by Quinby & Co.
Offered by RM Auctions | Lake Como, Italy | May 25, 2013
This car is massive in so many ways. One: it’s huge. Two: 60 horsepower in 1905 was a ton (or more specifically, add the expletive of your choice as a prefix to the word “ton”). The engine was massive. And the price? When new, in 1905, this thing – a rolling chassis only (without bodywork) – cost $13,500. Holy crap!
I guess it’s no surprise who owned these things then. Kaiser Wilhelm II bought two of them. This one was bought new by August Anheuser-Busch Sr. This is the short-chassis version. The engine is a whopping 10.6-liter straight-four (two pairs of two) making, well, 60 horsepower. It idles at 70 rpm! You can count each turn of the engine.
The car was delivered to the sole FIAT importer – in New…
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On Sunday Alison and I made our way over Stanford Hall for this year’s annual show which is organised by the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Volkswagen Owners club. I usually take my beetle to display in the Historic VW line-up but, this year we decided to bring my Audi A3. Last year’s show was one of many which fell fowl of the appalling weather being postponed to later in the year. By the time we got to Stanford Hall, at about 10.30 am, the show was in full swing and looked to be busier than ever!
There were lots of great VWs for sale including some nice, early stock examples, along with the lowered and custom cars which are always in plentiful supply. One of several which caught our attention was a very straight and original split screen pick-up which was a fresh import from Ohio in the US.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Offered by Mecum | Indianapolis, Indiana | May 18, 2013
You’re looking at a very rare, very desirable car. In fact, this is about as desirable as Chevy Camaros come. The lot description here even describes it as having the “most exotic American-built production powerplant of the 1960s.”
What sets the ZL1 apart from any other Camaro – and any other COPO Camaro – is its all-aluminium 427 (7.0-liter) V8 rated at 430 horsepower, but in fact delivering far, far more (some estimates push that number to about 550). Let’s back up a little: COPO is GM-speak for Central Office Production Order. At the time, GM was not allowing themselves to use engines larger than 6.6 liters. To get around that, customers could use a special order process – usually reserved for fleet sales – to spec out their cars with options not available to the…
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DETROIT – Due to popular demand, and to help build the most diverse and competitive lineup of classic cars possible, the nomination deadline for the 3rd Annual Detroit Tigers Classic Car Show has been extended one week to Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. Fans can participate in the Detroit Tigers 3rd Annual Classic Car Show, presented by MotorCity Casino Hotel and Total Lubricants, on Saturday, June 8, 2012, as the Tigers host the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.
Interested car owners are asked to participate in a nomination process located online at tigers.com/carshow. In order to participate, the following vehicle requirements must be met: manufactured in 1989 or before, must be of show quality, must be street legal, must have current insurance coverage. If selected, a registration fee of $129 will apply, which includes a car show space, two tickets to the Tigers vs. Indians game, two food vouchers…
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The Acura NSX is one of the best cars to come out of Japan. Until the LFA almost released 20 years later, there hasn’t been a mid engine Japanese exotic sports car to reach our shores. The owner of this exotic NSX applied some modifications to make this one a little different
Work Meister S1 3 Piece wheels in Bright Gold really contrast the black car; they are the most notible feature on this NSX. Wheel specs are a staggered 18×8 +37 in 215/40/18 front & 19×10 +41 in 285/35/19 on the rear.
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Did anyone else see the episode of Top Gear the other day about buying a a budget super car? (it was on dave so probably is a repeat!!) Yes you can do it for under £10,000 but for the love of god don’t. Invest a little more and get yourself something that wont break down every step of the way. brilliantly funny episode however 🙂