1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT

1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT
A radical new sports car, the 1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT, confirmed that the only constant at Ford in the early-1960s was change! In early-June 1962, famed sports car constructors Troutman and Barnes in Culver City, CA received body molds from Ford for an experimental sports car – the Mustang l. Troutman and Barnes had been known for building stunning Indy and sports car racers, including Lance Reventlow’s Scarab. Known internally as Project W-301, Mustang I was a concept for a serious sports c...
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FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR

FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR
Colin Comer blogs about the FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR being instantly collectible, and it isn’t slowing down. As one of the few “instant collectible” cars that actually proved to be so, 2005–06 Ford GTs have maintained their value at or above their original MSRP since new. In other words, they’ve always defied logic. After all, with 4,038 produced, they aren’t rare, and typically any late-model “gotta have it” supercar is quickly supplanted by the next one. So how is the 2005-2006 F...
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GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI

GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI
Now in its third and updated edition with almost 500 pages, more than 850 photos and weighing in at over five pounds, this must-have book is actually a research library dedicated to the road racing history of GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI. When John Allen and Gordon Jones authored the first edition in 1985, Ford GT40 racecars and road models and Mark III variants were just expensive vintage cars, not platinum-priced collectibles as they are today. With GT40s trending thanks to the film Ford v Fer...
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RETROMOBILE: McLAREN SENNA GTR & F1.

RETROMOBILE: McLAREN SENNA GTR & F1.
McLaren ultra-performance road and track cars showcase the 25th anniversary of its 1995 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four stunning McLaren F1 cars and a rare McLaren M6GT at Retromobile in Paris will join the new McLaren Senna GTR on February 5-9 on the Richard Mille stand. Famed watchmaker and McLaren Automotive partner, Richard Mille, will present the past and future McLaren road & race classics at the show: RETROMOBILE: McLAREN SENNA GTR & F1. The Senna GTR is the latest and m...
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FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS

FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS
For a tiny fraction of the cost of a Superformance GT40, Le Mans Coupes makes it possible to bring a race-stained, Gulf-liveried GT40 into your garage or home! As will be fresh in the mind of anybody who’s enjoyed the recent Ford v Ferrari film, Ford GT40s were built to race, and never look more alive than when stained in the grime of battle. Therefore, what better adornment for an enthusiast’s lounge or garage can there be than a FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS nose panel apparently streaked with ...
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SOLE SURVIVOR: JAGUAR XJ13

SOLE SURVIVOR: JAGUAR XJ13
Obsolete since created, Jaguar’s XJ13 Supercar is now the most valuable Jaguar in the world. And, it’s not for sale! After a massive domination in the 1950s with 5 victories, Jaguar decided to return to Le Mans and compete against Ferrari and the rising Fords with a new car called XJ13. Malcolm Sayer, the aerodynamicist responsible for airflow work on the successful C-Type, D-Type racecars and the road E-Type, designed its body. Sayer used his Bristol Aeroplane Company background to build the SO...
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NASH-HEALEY: FIRST AMERICAN SPORTS CAR

NASH-HEALEY: FIRST AMERICAN SPORTS CAR
The early 1950s Nash-Healey was the first post-war production two-seat sporty car from a major American automaker. Before there was a Corvette, there was the two-place Nash-Healey produced and marketed for the American market between 1951 and 1954 by Nash-Kelvinator Corporation It utilized the then-new Nash Ambassador powertrain and a European chassis and body, and served as a halo vehicle to promote sales of traditional Nash models. The NASH-HEALEY: FIRST AMERICAN SPORTS CAR was the byproduct o...
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BOOK REVIEW: FORD VERSUS FERRARI

BOOK REVIEW: FORD VERSUS FERRARI
The latest book to deal with the battle for supremacy between David and Goliath at Le Mans breaks cover as FORD v FERRARI opens in theaters both here and in Europe. They say timing is everything. And, quite often it is. With Ford challenging and unseating the undisputed King (Ferrari) of endurance sports car racing trending, and the blockbuster film opening, the timing for John Starkey’s latest book – BOOK REVIEW: FORD VERSUS FERRARI, The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966 – couldn’t have been...
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PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!

PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!
Author-historian-engineer Karl Ludvigsen’s seminal tome on the history of Porsche and its road and track cars is now available in a unique four-volume mobile library. First seen in 1977 as a shoebox-shaped 888 pages, it was judged “amazing”. Relaunched in three volumes in 2003, it was found “astounding”. Now in four volumes released by Bentley Publications with 132 chapters and 2,834 pages, the new Porsche: Excellence Was Expected awaits the verdict of its global audience. The result of a dozen...
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MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!

MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!
Sir Tim Birkin’s legendary 4½-litre pre-war racecar has been given a new lease on life thanks to new Mulliner Continuation Series. 12 new Tributes to be built - each identical to the original – one for every race the original Team Blowers entered. One of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history – Sir Tim Birkin’s ‘29 supercharged 4½-litre “Blower” – is to be reborn in a new series of 12 matching cars. Each will be individually handcrafted by a specialist team from Bentley’s besp...
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