Sports Cars

Fresh From Storage: 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe Project

Finally, an exotic that hasn’t seen a 100-point restoration. Gooding & Company is representing this 1969 Maserati Ghibli coupe at no reserve in its December 8th Geared Online auction. The bidding has reached $61,000 – still well under the… more»

Italian Thoroughbred: 1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupe

While many might consider the Maserati Mistral an Italian sports car, the company produced and marketed it as a two-seat Grand Tourer. Its distinctive styling guarantees the rare exotic can turn as many heads today as it did when… more»

French Project: 1961 Facel Vega Facellia

Who first moved a car’s engine from under a hatch beneath its seat into its front end? That would be Panhard Levassor – also responsible for creating the saloon car. Who patented the supercharger? Louis Renault, of course. And… more»

Super 90 Barn Find: 1961 Porsche 356B

A few years ago, a barn find Porsche 356 with a numbers-matching Super 90 engine would have been subject to an absolutely insane bidding war. These days, the market has settled down to more reasonable levels wherein a car… more»

65K Original Miles: 1986 Ford Mustang SVO

The turbocharged Ford Mustang SVO is a classic 80s performance car that has been catching more collectors eyes over the last few years. That being said, it’s still not the most sought-after Fox body you can buy, and I… more»

Factory Wide Body: 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

In most circumstances, being a poser is never a good thing. But for some well-heeled Porsche owners, looking like a turbocharged 911 without actually having the raucous motor in the hindquarters made for a very desirable upgrade that few… more»

No Reserve: 1979 Datsun 280ZX

The Datsun Z Car had a fairly long first-generation lifespan, beginning in 1969 and going until 1977 without any significant body changes unless you count the stretched 2+2, which made its debut in 1974.  The first run cars included… more»

BF Exclusive: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Project

If someone is considering taking on another person’s unfinished restoration project, choosing one owned by a passionate enthusiast with an intimate knowledge of that particular model is an excellent starting point. That is the opportunity awaiting the person who… more»

Lotus Lookalike: 1987 H&S Engineering Sabre Seven

The Lotus Seven is one of the most well-loved sports cars in existence; it’s also one of the most frequently cloned. While the most valuable cars are always the original formula examples, there’s a lot to be said for… more»

Road To Recovery! 1967 Kellison Astra X-300 GT

Kit cars have always been a fun subject when it comes to the DIY market segment of the auto hobby, with many of them hailing from the good old days back when you could find an inexpensive donor chassis… more»

16k Original Miles: 1973 Jensen-Healey

The demise of the Austin-Healey 3000 led many enthusiasts to wonder whether there would ever be another Convertible British sports car bearing the illustrious Healey name. However, an American knight in shining armor rode to the rescue, becoming a… more»

Gull-Wing Project: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

Before the DeLorean, there was another gullwing sports car that had a limited production run and a lack of financial success. That was the Bricklin SV-1 (short for “safety vehicle one”), built and imported from Canada by Malcolm Bricklin…. more»

Rare Color: 1958 MGA 1500 Roadster

Rarity claims are nothing new in the classic world, and all must be taken at face value. Such is the case with this 1958 MGA Roadster. It presents well, with the seller making the rarity claim surrounding its paint… more»

Edgy Wedge: 1985 TVR Tasmin 280i Convertible

Martin Lilley was about to execute on an enduring ambition that would get him fired. It was the late 1970s and he had been running TVR since 1965. The company was no longer making kit cars, and its finances… more»

Garage Build: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Replica

Replicas are a tricky business, with most so-called “clones” falling well short of the real thing. And that’s for cars made on an assembly line at a legitimate production facility, not what someone built in a garage using Cheerios… more»

One of Fourteen: 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia

Not a barn find? Not quite. In fact, this spectacular Fiat “Otto Vu”, or 8V as we call it in the US, was found completely disassembled in a garage, its parts in cardboard boxes and Ziploc bags. Now brought… more»