Collector car price guides place the Maserati Ghibli Spyder in the $150,000 – $300,000 range, and with only 125 produced including both the 4.7 litre and the 4.9 liter SS … Continue Reading 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Conversion: Fraction of the cost of an original
Full disclosure: I owned one of these – a 1988 – for about three years many moons ago. I really wanted a Mercedes-Benz 560SEC or a BMW 635CSi, but at … Continue Reading 1990 Acura Legend LS Coupe: The Best parts of the Best Coupes of the 1980s
1991 was the final year of the Audi body style that changed the world. In 1982, Audi took the long nose short rear concept pioneered with the Mercedes W126 sedans, … Continue Reading 1991 Audi 200 Quattro Avant: Das Über Wagen
We will cover this more in-depth at a later time, but I seem to be on a mission to own at least one of every car my parents ever had … Continue Reading 1968 Pontiac LeMans Convertible: Nice Family Convertible in Resale Red
Forget the 308GTB/GTSi. They are neat cars, and beautiful, but in Ferrari terms they are as common as Camrys. Besides that, I’m still on my four-seater kick, so they just … Continue Reading 1975 Ferrari 308GT4: Magnum could have been a Family Man
Today must be our retrospective on 1985 – the year of “Back to the Future”, Gorbachev, the Achille Lauro, “We are the World” and “Money for Nothing”. First there was … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 AMG: Three Little Letters that make All the Difference!
The Series 3 Alfa Romeo Spiders are generally dismissed as the bottom of the barrel when it comes to classic Alfa convertibles. On the other hand, many of us who … Continue Reading 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate: Last of the “Pod” cars..
First off, and the more you follow our blog the more apparent this will be, but we LOVE station wagons. They are utterly useful, attractive, and generally less common than … Continue Reading 1967 Volvo Amazon: Total Image Car
Before the 1980s disco-inspired obsession with all things automotively aerodynamic, the French were playing with smooth shapes and innovative technologies. The DS-series cars were smooth on the outside and even … Continue Reading 1972 Citroen DS21: Brilliant Bar of Used Soap
First, that blue blur in the photo is indeed a Porsche 912. I spotted it flying up the right lane as I sat in traffic this evening on Washington, D.C.’s … Continue Reading Garages Kill: A Porsche 912 in the Big City
Okay, so maybe a Porsche 928 is too small for your (my) growing family. I beg to differ, but for purposes of discussion, let’s go with it. How about a … Continue Reading 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E: The Banker’s Hotrod Revisited
I don’t care what my brother-in-law says, Miatas are damned good at being sports cars. I go back to the old C&D philosophy that a car’s “character” usually equates to … Continue Reading 1991 Mazda Miata BRG: Channeling my Inner Lesbian
Unlike my poor friends in the L.A. basin, here in Northern Virginia we still have an HOV-lane exemption for Hybrid cars. Those who got in before 2006 can drive in … Continue Reading The best Hybrid for a Car Geek….?
I have loved the Porsche 928 ever since it came out – especially the early cars with the wild checkerboard velour interior. I remember painting my Revell 928 model in … Continue Reading 1983 Porsche 928: So who is the U-boat captain?
We all have our obsessions. For some it’s certain music or bands, for some it’s sex, for some it’s work, for some it’s cars. There are a lot of other … Continue Reading Obsession… It isn’t just stink.