Ran When Parked…in 1964: 1953 Lincoln Capri

Okay, what’s the statute of limitations on “ran when parked”? I’m going to say it’s got to be waaay less than 53 years, which is how long this 1953 Lincoln Capri has been stationary in a… more»

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Little Prince: 1961 NSU Prinz

Quick, what does the tiny little car you see here have in common with a Porsche 944 and an Audi R8? All three came from the same plant, in Neckarsulm, Germany! In fact the name of… more»

Not Exactly Cover Model Material: 1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

One of my loonier personal projects involves indexing the collection of Road & Track magazines I inherited from my grandfather, which spans pretty much every issue from 1950 to today. As it happens, I recently finished 1966,… more»

What Is That Thing? 1959 Tempo Rapid

This thing looks for all the world like the love child of a Volkswagen Type 2 pickup and a catfish! It’s actually a Tempo Rapid, possibly the only one extant in the U.S., and while it… more»

Big Bimmer, Big Bucks: 1972 BMW Bavaria

How do you know when a higher price than you’re expecting is a sign that a car is increasing in value, and not just a sign that a seller doesn’t really want to get rid of… more»

Will It Ever Be Worth This Much? 1984 Cadillac Cimarron

I will probably be run out of here on a rail for admitting this, but I have an odd fascination with the Cadillac Cimarron. Yes, I know that it’s the ultimate example of Detroit’s most cynical… more»

First-Year Flatnose: 1986 Saab 900 Convertible

Here’s a case of a seller who perhaps doesn’t really know what he has. This is one of just 400 Saab 900 Turbo convertibles built for the 1986 model year, the legendary droptop’s first, and the… more»

Put a Bow on It: 1973 Opel GT

One day in 1972, my grandfather left home in a Rambler convertible that my grandmother hated, and returned home in a butterscotch-colored Opel GT. He wrapped a red ribbon around the car, tied it in a… more»

Racing And Family History: 1955 Austin-Healey 100/4

I will be the first to tell you that I know next to nothing about racing, in pretty much any form. I’m just more of a history guy, I guess. So what struck me about this… more»

Snowbird Special: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

A big Mercedes sedan always has a sense of occasion, as they say, making every trip seem like a journey to a glamorous destination. In the case of this 1987 420SEL, an example of the W126-generation… more»

Keeping Good Company: 1951 Cadillac Series 62

For many of us, a low-mile, original ’51 Cadillac is tantalizing enough. This Series 62 sedan fits the bill, with just 63,000 miles and only two owners, and a reasonable $8,500 asking price. What might really… more»

Super With Lowercase S: 1969 VW Beetle Convertible

The seller of this 1969 VW calls it both a SUPER BEETLE (all caps), and a super beetle (no caps), so we can assume “super” is just how he or she describes this little red ragtop,… more»

Shell Game: 1969 Porsche 911T

Porsche 911s have been hot, hot, and getting hotter over the last several years, but how far would you go to get in on the boom? This 911 is just a rolling shell, which might be… more»