Race Cars

Award-Winning Original?: 1966 Ford Mustang

In only its second full year, more than 607,000 Mustangs were sold by Ford in 1966. And many of them were like this nice example, sporting a 200 cubic inch inline-6 with a 3-speed manual transmission (floor-shifted, of course)…. more»

BF Auction: 2000 Shelby Cobra Continuation Race Car

There was once a time when vintage race cars met an untimely end when their competition days were done. Drivers sought the latest and greatest, and the best their old machinery could hope for was that some parts would… more»

Rare 1970 Plymouth Superbird Project

The Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird were winged muscle cars designed for use in NASCAR. But a certain number of street versions also had to be produced. The Daytona came and went in 1969 and the Superbird the… more»

Wild 440-Powered 1971 Dodge Demon

The Dodge Demon debuted in 1971 as a companion to the compact Plymouth Duster. And, like the fastback Duster, a small-block performance model was offered, the Demon 340. Here we have a Demon 440, not something your Dodge dealer… more»

Baby Bentley: 1937 Austin 7 Nippy Roadster

The Nippy was a 2-seat roadster based on the Austin 7 (or Seven), built in England between 1934/35 and 1937. Production numbers were low, so the quantity of survivors today can’t be large. Due to their low weight and… more»

Holley G-Force One Project: 1987 Pontiac Grand Prix

The Pontiac Grand Prix received a radical change for the 1988 model, featuring an all-new modernized body plus a front-wheel-drive system, replacing the RWD that had pushed the car since its introduction in 1962.  With sales on a steady… more»

Let’s Go Racing, Dutch Style: 1969 DAF 55

We met the DAF a few articles back when we discovered that Michelotti crafted his first beach car – called the Shellette – from a Daffodil. But here is a more purposeful example listed on facebook Marketplace – this… more»

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»

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