Category: Vintage Car Profile

  • Collectible tidbit: First Generation Tesla Roadster

    You may be asking why a pair of sneakers can sell for $1.8 million and yet people won’t pay you the correct price for your lovely vintage car.  Well, it’s all about rarity, provenance and who is buying. The Air Yeezy prototype sneakers were never actually marketed commercially having been developed as a concept; it […]

  • Mercedes-Benz 280SL

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SL: Beautifully Practical Should you be suspicious when you see the word “practical” used to describe a sports car? When a carmaker refers to a model as a “four-door sports car” or “the sports car of SUVs,” your leg is being pulled. It doesn’t matter how well a sedan handles or how fast […]

  • 1995-1998 Porsche 993 Last of the Air-Cooled 911 series

    It will be 20 years this August that Apple introduced its first iMac, which began a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the then-struggling computer maker. Around the same time, the last air-cooled Porsche 911 models were leaving the building. Two decades ago, Porsche ushered in a brave new age with the mid-engine Boxster and a […]

  • Ferrari 400i A Ferrari V12 for Under $100k

    The 1988 hit film “Rainman” opens with gray market importer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) walking around a California shipping dock inspecting a quartet of Lamborghini Countachs that he hopes to sell to waiting customers. But how many moviegoers would have recognized the car Cruise drove away from the dock? Appropriately for the Babbitt character, it […]

  • 1961-1964 Cadillac Series 62 Bridging Generations

    A Cadillac print ad from 1964 touted the value of design continuity on its cars’ resale value. The photo showcased the ’64 model, with the 1960-1963 versions in the background. This was steadiness. This was predictability. Cadillac customers wanted that. Lincoln, meanwhile, was essentially a bit player in the field, barely selling 25,000 cars a […]

  • Triumph TR6 – Last of Its Breed

    If all the 1969-1976 Triumph TR6 had going for it was one of the automotive world’s most alluring six-cylinder exhaust notes, that might be enough to justify purchase. Fortunately, there’s much more to love about one of the last classic British roadsters than its baritone tailpipe tune.   The 1969 TR6 arrived in America in […]

  • Porsche 930 – Drive A Piece of History

      It’s been nearly 43 years since the Porsche 930, better known as the 911 Turbo, arrived in the U.S. It wasn’t the first production turbocharged car – GM got there with the 1962 Chevy Corvair Monza Spyder and Oldsmobile Jetfire – but the boosted 911 has arguably had the greatest impact of any turbocharged […]