Automotive

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

Porsche 914-6 GT Tribute – Drive Around in Style

This 1975 Porsche 914 was acquired by the seller over one year ago. It was the recipient of a complete rotisserie restoration performed by Porsche specialists Einar’s Garage in Seabrook, Texas. The goal was to produce a period-correct 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT Tribute based around the vehicle’s current powerplant. The car features wide steel fenders with backdated exterior and cabin components, while power comes from a rebuilt 1971 914-6 2.0-liter flat-six mated to a side-shift 5-speed manual gearbox. Correct 914-6 Koni front and rear suspension has also been installed. This unique Porsche is now being offered with pictures documenting the restoration, original books, emergency equipment and a clean Read More

Austin Healey

DRIVEN: Austin Healey 3000

My first sports car was a Triumph, and I probably would have never heard of it had it not been for World War ll. Millions of GI’s had gone through the UK before, during and after the war, many taking notice of the small sporty machines that Brits were driving all over England. Smitten by the exhilaration of these cars in contrast to the much larger American automobiles they were used to, guys found a way to ship them home or pine for them on their return to the US. Expensive Jags and cheap Triumps and MG’s couldn’t be built fast enough. But in 1952, designer Donald Read More

Wicked Cool Wedge: 1975 UrbaCar

I hope that I’m not the only one who was around in 1975? I wasn’t quite at driving age yet but I was close to it, and I was already driving anyway (hey, we lived in the country). I used to literally dream about getting something like this 1975 UrbaCar. These were marketed in magazines and this one is marketed on Craigslist in Amboy, Illinois for $2,500 or best offer. Click here to read more about this article.

Presidents And The Cars They Drove — Part I

William Howard Taft (1909-1913) • Baker Electric Taft’s presidential administration was the first to switch to cars from the old horse and buggy. It was also the first to supply vehicles for official presidential use. Ahead of his time, the 27th president included in his fleet an environmentally friendly Baker Electric, the actual car shown here which is housed in the Petersen Automotive Museum in California. Using a $12,000 appropriation, the first White House chauffeur was given the job of identifying the most appropriate vehicles. Seeking the “best deals”, he purchased a White Steamer, two Pierce-Arrows, and this Baker Electric. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) • Pierce-Arrow Limousine Like Read More