I came across this great story. Of course the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a story in it’s own right. But here are eight great cars that were there, and were also featured at one point on the cover of Road and Track magazine. These are extremely unique cars, in some cases one off vehicles that you may never have seen before. So take a look here:
“It might seem like a bit of an exaggeration to say that not one of the 37 little 166 Inters built was exactly same as any other. And yet it is true. The two-litre V12 was the road-going sister of the 166MM barchetta which won Ferrari its first 24 Hours of Le Mans, but, in the course of its lifetime, it sported many different bodies and was interpreted in many different ways. Confirmation of this fact comes from the two Touring versions in Ferrari’s own collection: one is even a four-seater with a romantic transparent hood for countryside spins.
So why such confusion? The reason is simple: the Ferrari-Pininfarina relationship had yet to be established and the many Italian coachbuilders of the day competed to give their own interpretations of the increasingly successful cars being designed and built in Maranello.”
Source Ferrari Magazine
That folks is a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, one of only four like it built at the Porsche factory. Estimated to be worth between $3.25 and $4 million.
That’s just one of 17 Porsches in the private Matthew Drendel collection. Mathew Drendel raced Porsches, and was passionate about the cars. Sadly Mr. Drendel passed away in November of 2010. His passion lives on through his amazing collection of cars. These cars will be auctioned by Gooding and Company on March 9th.
Lets hope someone will keep this passion alive!
For more information http://www.goodingco.com/
For more pictures top gear collection pics
The Impala is an American icon, and values for well kept originals look good. 11,232 of 1961-1970 Impalas sold on eBay in the past two years, with decent examples averaging $11k to $19k. SS Impalas, by comparison, averaged $15k to $26k.
This ’64 SS is said to be numbers-matching, all original and unmolested, except for new Flowmaster exhaust and one repaint done fifteen years ago. It wears California black plates and is said to have “no rust whatsoever.” The seller purchased the car from the original owner’s daughter. The interior looks well preserved, with nice seats, headliner and door panels. Everything reportedly works—even the original 8-track player.
Here’s a list of 8 collectible Buicks that CNN put together. Let us know what you think!
For more information http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/autos/1202/gallery.collectible-buicks/index.html
Hagerty put together this awesome slideshow of classic ‘counterculture’ ads. I had a great time flipping through these blasts from the past, and hope you do too.
We thought our readers would enjoy this short list of cars that few, if any, would have ever predicted would some day become collectible cars. Take a look, and let us know what you think.