Race Cars

Real or Clone? Complicated 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350-R

While Mustangs were as plentiful as Carter’s peanuts in 1965, the high-performance Shelby Mustangs were built for a limited crowd. 562 of them were GT350s while another three dozen were GT350-Rs for SCCA Trans Am racing (which it won… more»

Last One Made: 1981 Porsche 917 K-81

While rule changes in racing are frequently met with groans and protests, some of the greatest cars ever created have been born of such shifts. The Porsche 917 is one example: it was developed as a response to a… more»

Rare Sports Roadster: 1932 Plymouth PB

What a cool car! The early ’30s automotive scene was, and is still, dominated by Ford, and Chevrolet to a lesser degree. But what about Plymouth? They were still pretty new to the automotive arena in 1932, the year… more»

Estate Sale: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T and More!

It’s sad when you see someone’s entire world being auctioned off. That’s because no one else loved that stuff like the deceased, and the memories he/she once had are all but lost. Case-in-point is this upcoming auction in Ashland,… more»

Super Duty Tribute: 1963 Pontiac Catalina

Pontiac spent the late 1950s and early 1960s positioning itself as the performance marque within the General Motors empire. People like John DeLorean were happy to push the envelope of what GM management would allow within the bounds of… more»

Former Drag Car: 1970 Plymouth Duster

Plymouth redesigned its compact Valiant in 1967, making it inexpensive, dependable, and boring. To liven things up and attract a young audience, the Duster was created in 1970. It was a fastback version of the car that only shared… more»

BF Auction: 1971 Chevrolet Camaro SS

UPDATE – The seller let us know that this Camaro is running and driving! The second generation of Chevrolet Camaros stayed in production from 1970 to 1981. Over those 11 years, it saw several cosmetic and mechanical updates. Early… more»

924 Horsepower Gasser: 1955 Chevrolet 150

When it comes to road movies I could watch over and over in my youth, Two-Lane Blacktop may not have been an all-time favorite but it certainly gets an honorable mention.  However, its impact wasn’t so much for the… more»

Race Pedigree: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1

Fresh off reviewing a Yugo, I need some air. The perfect antidote is this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis no. 3527,  represented by Tom Hartley Jnr, a UK expert in sales of high-end cars. Mitchell G sent us this… more»

Ready to Rumble V8! 1980 Ford Pinto Squire

Ford’s first U.S.-built entry into the subcompact market in the 1970s was the Pinto. It had a 10-year run and saw more than three million copies produced. Though it got a bad rap for gas tank issues (boom!), Ford… more»

Drag Strip Sleeper: 1966 Pontiac Catalina

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Catalina was Pontiac’s entry-level full-size car. They were by no means spartan and in 1966 came with a 389 cubic inch V8 as standard. This 1966 Catalina is a 2-door sedan, one of… more»

Former Racer: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette “Fuelie”

A picture is worth a thousand words; sometimes, a single image defines a classic car. This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette demonstrates that. The fifty-one trophies visible in this shot aren’t window dressing because this ‘Vette earned every one of them… more»

402-Powered 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Rat Rod

Chevrolet redesigned its cars in 1955 and the three-year run was so successful that they would later be dubbed the “Tri-Fives”. Part of the allure was the first Chevy V8 since 1918. This ’55 Bel Air sedan didn’t benefit… more»

Former Race Car! 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

Pontiac took the market by storm in 1964 with its new mid-size muscle car, the GTO. It led to a performance car revolution that would last into the early 1970s. Sales expectations were grossly underestimated, and Pontiac would see… more»

Peking To Paris Anyone? 1982 Mazda 626

Here’s an unusual one for you, a 1982 Mazda 626, not exactly Barn Finds standard stock-in-trade, that’s done up for the famous 8,700-mile Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. This example never raced as the event was canceled and it… more»

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Recreation by Pur Sang

What do you think of replicas? I admit, my opinion is that they are “less than”. And really, the market says so, too. But does this niche deserve derision, always? Time to learn about Pur Sang. First, the name:… more»