Automotive

The return of Ford Mustang Bullitt both New and Old

The original 1968 Mustang Bullitt is at the North American International Auto Show. It’s a Detroit carmaker’s move from an old playbook, a reference to the glory days of the pony car era, but it’s still hard to resist. In the shadow of its smart city initiatives, Ford revealed the newest model from its iconic Mustang brand on Sunday afternoon: a new Bullitt Mustang. It was a tug at Mustang lovers’ heart strings and a reassurance Ford hasn’t abandoned those who hunger for nostalgic cars. Most of us are too young to have seen the movie attached to the car in theaters 50 years ago, or to Read More

No. 11 – 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster Comes On The Market

This 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster is an early US-spec model that was completed on January 19, 1956 and is finished in white over red leather upholstery. Equipped with sealed-beam headlights, this example was the 11th ‘A’ Speedster built and was distributed through Max Hoffman in New York. Now showing 37,104 miles, the car benefits from a prior comprehensive restoration and was recently cared for as part of the Reggie Jackson collection. Power comes from a numbers-matching 1600cc flat-four paired to a correct-type 4-speed manual gearbox, and a mechanical inspection/service was completed prior to this auction, along with a 40-hour detailing, and steam cleaning of the engine and undercarriage. Read More

THE HAROLD AND MAUDE JAGUAR E-TYPE HEARSE: A TRUE UNDERTAKING

Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic black comedy drama directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (Bud Cort) intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops a strong friendship, and eventually a romantic relationship, with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all. Critically and commercially unsuccessful when originally Read More

Porsche Launches Monthly Subscription Service In Atlanta

If you’re in the mood for a Porsche, you can now book its sports cars and SUVs on-demand in Atlanta using a mobile app. Atlanta is the first city in the pilot program called Porsche Passport, which be available here in November. Campbell Boulanger The program is a monthly subscription service where for $2,000 a month you can access eight different models during the month and receive “white-glove delivery service.” For $3,000 a month drivers would have on-demand access to 22 Porsche models and have it delivered to any metro-Atlanta location. Industry Trends  President and CEO of Porsche North America Klaus Zellmer said while the auto industry overall Read More

1967 Honda S600 Is Available Right Now

This 1967 Honda S600 was sold new in Switzerland and imported to Germany by a dealer in 1989. A restoration was initiated by the previous owner a number of years after his acquisition in 1991, and it was completed shortly before the seller purchased the car from him in 2014. Work included a bare metal repaint, new interior, a replacement soft top, and a complete overhaul of the non-original 606cc inline-four. The car is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox and has been driven approximately 500 kilometers over the last three years. It is now being offered in Cologne, Germany with invoices for the engine rebuild, recent Read More

1972 Ford Bronco, Rare and A 4×4 Runner’s Dream

This 1972 Ford Bronco was purchased new in Del Norte, Colorado and was with the original owner until the seller acquired it in 2009. It underwent a body-off restoration around 4 years ago and was cosmetically and mechanically modified at that time. Cosmetic changes included refinishing the two-tone paint, installing a Badlands winch, fitting 17″ KMC XD Series off-road rims and more. The Ford Racing 302ci crate motor features MSD Atomic EFI and is paired to an NV3550 5-speed manual. The Bronco has covered 8,617 miles since the work was completed and is offered with a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name. The body was separated from the frame Read More

Autonomous bus makes inaugural Atlanta run—without catastrophe

A boxy red bus-like vehicle traversed a mile-long stretch of North Avenue on Thursday, from Ponce City Market to Midtown, to help usher in a new era of transportation in Atlanta. While the route was unremarkable, the driver—or lack thereof—made the trip unique. The test of self-driving Transdev EZ10 marked the first of what promises to be many trips by autonomous vehicles on the streets of Atlanta. ABC reports the vehicle made multiple trips along the route, ferrying media members (and Mayor Kasim Reed) eager to see the technology at work. Noted the news station: “The test on North Avenue in the city’s bustling Midtown area meant Read More

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival 2017: Polished & Shiny

Each year the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast events, features leading automotive collectors from around the world. Among the notable names that visitors and enthusiasts will encounter at the 2017 event are Ken Gross and Robert (“Bob”) Jepson, Jr., selected respectively as this year’s Pinnacle and Honored Collectors. Their unparalleled collections sponsored by Reliable Carriers will be featured both Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, 2017, at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. “We are thrilled to be featuring both men this year and are excited that attendees will Read More

Really Cool – Restored 1969 Porsche 912 5-Speed

This 1969 Porsche 912 is a 5-speed example that was discovered by the selling dealer in a Southern Oregon barn after 18 years of storage. It has benefited from a restoration in the three and a half years since, including a bare metal repaint and new interior, as well as extensive engine and mechanical work. The previous owner purchased the car in the early 1970s and was an active PCA member. He participated in the Portland Porsche Parade in 1980 and drove the car regularly until 1999, when health issues prevented him from getting behind the wheel. The matching-numbers 1.6L flat-four was rebuilt during the restoration and is Read More

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Has Come On the Market

This 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was purchased by the seller as a disassembled project in 1988. The car was subsequently restored, including a repaint in Bianco and a refresh of the interior. Fitted by a previous owner with a twin cam inline-four block from a 1958 Sprint Veloce, the engine was subsequently rebuilt in the 1990s by the seller with work including machining the crankshaft, magnafluxing and refurbishing of the rods, balancing the engine, new main and rod bearings, new pistons and liners, new timing chains and more detailed below. The 4-speed “tunnel case” manual gearbox was refurbished in 2013 with new bearings and syncro rings Read More