1987 Kremer Porsche 962C 4

1987 Kremer Porsche 962C – Gooding Amelia 2019 Highlights

It is very easy to see why this Porsche 962 earned over a million bucks at the Gooding Amelia 2019 auctions. Not only is the livery gorgeous but the condition of the vehicle is all original, and truly exceptional for a car that did LeMans for two years in the 1980s. A race that usually only the winners leave intact…! Those hubs in a rusty gold are not in fact rusty but are made of NASA-spec magnesium/titanium alloy, which is naturally that color. Was surprised to see Yokohama tires on the 750HP racer… until noticing they were an official sponsor …

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1954 SIATA 200CS Balbo Coupe 15

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1954 SIATA 200CS Balbo Coupe – Inspired Design and Iconic Beauty

Here is a vehicle whose beauty is only surpassed by its rarity. The 1954 Siata Torino 200CS. It has the elegance of many Maserati’s, but also the purpose and aeronautical inspiration that made the Aston Martin DB3 and DB4 such hits.  And what is this!?  No cutlines whatsoever in the back bubble fastback?! Hidden headlamps? These might be the second-ever application of pop-up headlights since they made their first aero-inspired appearance in the Cord 810 of the 1930s.  The elegance of a pure, clean upper hood edge would come in vogue by the 1970s, and ride the wave through the …

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Kiawah 2016 Highlights - 1974 DeTomaso Longchamp 15

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1974 DeTomaso Longchamp

Here is a seriously rare exotic that influenced virtually every American car in the 1980s: the DeTomaso Longchamp.  But here’s the key detail: this car is a 1974. The 80s Ford Mustang and even Chevy Caprice likely thought their inspiration was a secret thanks to the Longchamp’s non-imported status. But what about the Volvo 960 and even the Maserati Quattroporte of the 1980s?!  Shameless copies, and now we know the origin of the epoch-defining block styling. DeTomaso’s widebody, rear-drive GT coupe proportions fender details are still stunning in 2016.  As is the massive cabin width and great luxury throughout. Thankyou to …

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1963 LOTUS Super 7 Cosworth 8

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1963 LOTUS Super 7 Cosworth

So tiny. So elegant! The Lotus Seven in the flesh is unreal in its engineering purity and basic beauty. The cabin with basic lower seat cushions but hardbacked pieces for both perches?  Or the giant, one-piece front fenders.  And the elaborate, contrast-creme weatherstripping between its central body and fenders?  All exquisite. Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1963 LOTUS Super 7 Cosworth You May Also Like:Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBO April 16, 2016, 10 pm Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBOKiawah 2016 Highlights – 1992 Ferrari F40 April 18, 2016, 9 am   Kiawah 2016 Highlights – …

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Kiawah 2016 Highlights - 1992 Ferrari F40 8

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1992 Ferrari F40

  Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1992 Ferrari F40 You May Also Like:Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1967 Ferrari 330GTC in Giallo Fly April 16, 2016, 9 pm Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1967 Ferrari 330GTC in Giallo FlyKiawah 2016 Highlights – 1974 DeTomaso Longchamp April 18, 2016, 8 pm Here is a seriously rare exotic that influenced virtually every American car in the 1980s: the DeTomaso Longchamp.  But here’s the key detail: this car is a 1974. The 80s Ford Mustang and even Chevy Caprice likely thought their inspiration was a secret thanks to the Longchamp’s non-imported status. But what about the …

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2016 Porsche MACAN TURBO in Sapphire Blue 19

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 2016 Porsche MACAN TURBO in Sapphire Blue

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 2016 Porsche MACAN TURBO in Sapphire Blue You May Also Like:Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBO April 16, 2016, 10 pm Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBOKiawah 2016 Highlights – 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – Ingram Collection April 18, 2016, 9 am An authenticity check is very helpful before falling in love with the first 550 Spyder you find out in the real world! And once you find that original, you have to drink in its details throughout.  Smoother than a porcelain lion-claw bathtub, with aircraft rivets throughout its cabin and even …

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