Dr. Ralph Cox’s Estate Sale

1941 Ford Super Deluxe

We hadn’t ever heard of a Dr. Ralph Cox, but based on his estate, we feel like we should have. Reader Doug M tipped us off to the upcoming auction of Dr. Cox’s estate and there are some very interesting finds in this collection. The good Doctor loved anything with wheels and managed to acquire an impressive collection of some of his all-time favorites. At one time he owned and operated a relatively successful airline based in Cape May, New Jersey, so it only seemed fitting that the auction take place at the airport he ran his business from. The event is set to take place May 10th and is being handled by Bonhams auctions. The complete auction catalog can be viewed here or you can preview it on May 9th at the NASW Aviation Museum in Cape May, New Jersey. Special thanks to Doug for this tip! Read more »

Low Miles Estate Find: 1969 Shelby GT500

1969 Shelby GT500

Update 4/24/2014 - We just wanted to remind everyone that this Shelby will hit the auction block tomorrow! It has garnered a lot of media attention, but hopefully the lack of absentee and online bidding will keep bidding from reaching absurd levels. We know either way it’s well out of our budget, but we can always dream! If anyone is in Central Pennsylvania and can attend, we would love to hear how it goes.

Update 2/28/2014 - Imagine that you just picked up your brand new Shelby GT500. What is the first thing you would do with it? For us, we would be spinning the tires and driving it as much as possible, but that isn’t what Mr. Larry Brown did when he got this 1969 Shelby GT500. Unlike us and our rowdy ways, Mr. Brown babied his brand new Shelby. From the day he got it, his car was meticulously cared for and only saw 8,500 miles of use. Up until just a few years ago, it still ran and drove, but has since fallen into disrepair. Mr. Brown’s estate is now being auctioned off, including this Shelby, a 1971 Ford Ranchero GT, and several other low mileage vehicles. The auction is being handled by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering on April, 25th. Special thanks to Michael B for this tip! Read more »

Lost Exotics in Bolivia

Roca's Collection

We recently received an email from Christian V and after seeing the image above we knew we had to do more research on the story of these abandoned exotics. In the automotive world, this is about as sad a story as you can get. It all starts with Humberto Roca, former president of the Bolivian airline Aurosur. He is a car collector and has a passion for all things that go fast. He has spent years putting together an impressive collection of the some of the rarest cars in the world. He had the kind of collection all of us dream of. That was until he was accused of embezzlement by the Bolivian Government. He fled Bolivia and came to the States, leaving his collection hidden in various locations. It was only a matter of time before they were discovered… Read more »

Budget Super Car?: 1974 Maserati Merak

1974 Maserati Merak

The Maserati Merak is by no means the best Italian sports car nor is it the most desirable Maserati either. There is something about it that still catches our attention though. It has a certain flair about it that makes it special. Sure it is powered by a V6 engine, but in its day it was by all rights a super car. While Ferraris and Lamboghinis of this vintage now fetch big money at auction, the Merak is still a budget super car. This one was recently pulled from a Californian barn and is in need of a complete restoration. The seller has listed it here on eBay and is asking $7,200. Read more »

20+ Mopar Collection Liquidation

unlikely-mopar-collection

The owner of this collection of 20+ cars has decided to clear house. The majority of these cars are claimed to be rust free and a few of them appear to be in excellent condition. They are all Mopars, but may not be the models you would expect to find in a collection of this size. Keep reading to find out what  is under all those covers… Read more »

Impractical Beauty: 1974 Lotus Seven

1974 Lotus Seven

The Lotus Seven is one of those special cars. It isn’t practical, it isn’t a good daily driver, and it isn’t the most attractive machine ever built. Yet with all its problems, it can simply be described as brilliant. It is a work of mechanical art that has one purpose and that’s to go fast. It isn’t fast because of a massive motor or some fancy forced induction system. It’s fast because it’s lightweight. It lacks many of the creature comforts that most car have, but it’s not supposed to have A/C or a radio. Any feature that isn’t needed to be driven only adds speed killing weight! True Lotus built Super Sevens are very hard to come by, especially later cars. This one was originally in New Zealand, but is now in California. Take a look at this survivor here on eBay. Special thanks to Jim S for another great tip! Read more »

Weekend Reader Finds: April 21, 2014

Weekend Finds 4-21-2014

Over the weekend, we got flooded with great submissions. There are so many great finds in here that we felt bad not writing more about each one, so we are going to try something a little different for this Weekend Recap. Hopefully you guys like it! Please feel free to let us know what you think, either in an email or in a comment. So let’s get right to it! There seemed to be a major theme this weekend and while you might think it would be convertibles or muscle cars, it turned out that many of the best finds this weekend were station wagons. Now these aren’t your typical wagons, but are some of the quirkiest and coolest wagons out there. Now if wagons aren’t you thing, don’t worry there are plenty of other great finds in this group too! Be sure to check them all out right after the break. Our thanks to everyone that shared their finds! Read more »

Putting the S in Sport: 1967 Porsche 911S

1967 Porsche 911S Discovered

In the Porsche world, the 1967 911S is the Holy Grail for aficionados. It might not be as rare as a Carrera RS, but without the 911S we might not have all the other high performance variations of the 911 that followed. It was the first factory upgraded 911 and set the bar for Porsche. Anyone who has driven one can tell you the extra 20 horses made it a wicked machine to drive and that it isn’t for the faint of heart. Reader Ralph S recently sent us photos of this ’67 911S that was discovered in this barn. It had been hiding there since 1987 and has only seen 39k miles in its entire life. Last month it was pulled from the barn and has since been cleaned up. Now we are just waiting to find out what is going to happen to it next. Read more »

What’s in Glen’s Barn?

Glens Corvette

Some of the best barn finds we see are are the ones sitting in our reader’s barns and garages. Some are finds that you guys made years ago and have already restored, while others are cars that you have owned for years and are waiting to be restored. Well Reader Glen M has owned this car since it was brand new in 1965, of course it wasn’t a barn find at that point. Glen actually has a nice collection of cars, but he thought we might be interested in seeing his 1966 Corvette 427 Coupe the most. It is amazing to think that he has kept this car for all these years. Read Read more »