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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

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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Kiawah 2016 – 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – Video Startup and Walkthrough of Pre-War Lineup

We started recording just as the Kiawah Concours judges were reviewing this majestic limo, and got to watch the startup!  It chugged for a second then purred into life sounding smooth and very quiet for the era!   Kiawah 2016 – 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – Video Startup       You May Also Like:Gooding Pebble Beach 2014 Highlights – 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Playboy Roadster August 24, 2014, 1 pm Here is a real glam-shuttle for Jay Gatsby himself. If only it were yellow, it might finally woo Zelda from across West Egg…. The Playboy Roadster’s sale price of …

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Kiawah 2016 – 1928 AUBURN 8-115 Speedster

This Auburn 115 Speedster would have made Jay Gatsby’s yellow Rolls-Royce look like a city bus by comparison.  Just two seats, roadster cockpit with aero windshield in twin planes, plus a boattail rear end that makes its giant hood even more prominent. Fast has a mascot in the roaring twenties, and it was this Auburn.   Kiawah 2016 – 1928 AUBURN 8-115 Speedster You May Also Like:RM Monaco 2016 – 1928 Bugatti Type 40 Boattail Speedster March 29, 2016, 1 pm It is hard to fathom sometimes that cars like this are sitting quietly in wealthy garages around the world. …

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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

  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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Kiawah Concours 2016 – 1990 Jaguar R9R aka XJR-15

This R9R Jaguar looks absolutely current next to cars 25 years younger. That might be the vehicle’s huge achievment over the XJ220 that would follow this 50-unit special’s production run in the early 1990s. The XJR-15 as shown here also delivered on some goals the XJ220 could not.  Primarily, running a 450HP V12 midship, while the XJ220 reverted to a turbo six after the big 12-cylinder could not be fit in its giant tail section, somehow. Kiawah Concours 2016 – 1990 Jaguar R9R aka XJR-15   You May Also Like:Kiawah Island Concours 2016 – 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan – Charleston …

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Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBO

Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1984 LOTUS Esprit TURBO You May Also Like:Kiawah 2016 Highlights – 1963 LOTUS Super 7 Cosworth April 18, 2016, 9 am 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 CosworthKiawah 2016 Highlights – 2016 Porsche MACAN TURBO in Sapphire Blue April 16, 2016, 9 pm …

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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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