Archive for May, 2009
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
This 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster is available on Ebay and has a documented 6.5 liter 470hp V12 engine, and a host of other mechanical upgrades, all wrapped in a deceptive stock appearing package. The other upgrades include 5-speed gearbox, full suspension upgrades, and brake upgrades, to create what must be a completely different animal from the standard 12-cylinder E-Type, which has a decidedly grand touring bent to it. The Buy-it-now is just shy of $50,000, which is a terrific bargain considering the work, development, and money that has gone into this car.
Friday, May 29th, 2009
This Caterham Lotus Seven is attractive and tidy, and available in the Redwood City, CA for $32,000. Widely considered to be the quintessential British sports car, Lotus originally produced the Seven in four series, with production ending in 1972. After that, Caterham bought the rights to the car, and continued to produce it in kit form, just as Lotus had. Countless other replicas of the car have appeared, powered by a variety of four-cylinder engines, usually of Ford origin (although variants such as the Westfield Seight have used Rover V8 engines).
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
French film director Claude Lelouch’s nine-minute film Rendezvous is a legend among car enthusiasts. The legend has it that one very early morning in August of 1976, he affixed a then new gyroscopically stabilized 8mm camera to the front of his Ferrari 275 and tore through Paris at high speed without stopping, running several red lights in the process. He was reportedly arrested when it was first publicly shown, and rumours were rampant about who had been driving (including the possibility of Formula 1 drivers). (more…)
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
This 1958 Porsche Speedster is available at European Collectibles for $104,950 and is an attractive and solid example with worthwhile performance upgrades. It has 356C disc brakes and a 95hp 912 engine, making it a superior performer to the hottest standard Speedster, the 75hp 1600 Super (besides the ultra rare and expensive Carrera four-cam). Since it is non-matching and non-original, it is also priced at considerably less than a matching example would be, making it a perfect example for someone looking to drive and enjoy a superior performing car for less money.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Coming soon from TME is this one-owner 1977 Porsche 911S with 3.0 liter 911 SC engine. The car was sold new in Oakland, CA, where it has remained ever since, under the care of the same dentist who purchased it new. It will be priced at $12,000. There will be an informative webpage for the car with lots of photos soon. (more…)