Given the state of perpetual flux that financial markets have seen as of late, I have noticed a lot of chatter around various car blogs and social media sites about … Continue Reading 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Manual: Twelve Cylinders with Upward Potential
Every so often I am a little surprised at the realization that we have never discussed a certain car here on Totally That Stupid. Case in point: the 5th generation … Continue Reading 2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Sexy Can Certainly Come with Four Doors
Poking around BaseFook the other day, one of the ads from which they thought I would derive tremendous value from was a t-shirt for The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society. “Pfft!” … Continue Reading Disposable Sports Sedan #1: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164
There’s been a lot of chatter for a long time about the impending demise of the row-your-own manual transmission. I’m not talking about those automated manuals – with or without … Continue Reading Commentary: Death Of A Manual
As pre-driver’s licensed teenagers in the 1980s, one of the places we scratched our automotive itch, as it were, was in the video game arcade. You remember those, right? Dark, … Continue Reading 1985 Ferrari Testarossa: Has the Redhead Hit Rock Bottom?
My cohort here at TTS and I occasionally discuss why we’re not wealthy. Aside from the obvious – not winning the birth lottery, dedicating our dwindling free time to blogging … Continue Reading 1984 BMW 733i; Time Capsule in a Tuxedo.
I love that this car is green. Everybody and their mother (relatively speaking, of course) has a red Ferrari, and if not red then chances are it is black, silver, … Continue Reading 1982 Ferrari Mondial Coupe: Ferrari Fun for Fifteen Grand??
My Dad’s 1969 Fiat 850 Spider is my oldest automotive memory. 850 spiders were also the cars that my TTS co-conspirator and I first bonded over, at the approximate ages … Continue Reading 1970 Fiat 850 Spider: Uptick in Values for Clean Survivors?
In the movie The Family Man, Nicholas Cage is a successful, wealthy mergers and acquisitions wonk. During a Christmas season he is magically transported – with the help (?) of … Continue Reading 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello: Blue Sky Theater
In sum the TTS team has owned four Miatas, and while each has had a distinct personality of its own (believe it or not), they all had one failing in … Continue Reading Garage Corner: 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Sound off!
For my money, the American automobile industry has produced very little that is unique or interesting since about 1969. Sure, that new Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is a little different, but … Continue Reading 1994 Dodge Viper RT-10: Think Cobra
I have owned the 1993 Miata for exactly a week, and I am pleased to report that so far is so good with it – that is to say there … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Bonding with the 1993 MX-5 Miata
I turned forty earlier this year, and it struck me as a long time Beatles and John Lennon fan that through chance, luck, or some sort of cosmic intervention, I’d … Continue Reading Watching John Lennon’s Wheels: Happy 71st Birthday, John.
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
Right off the bat, the 1983 Fiat X1/9 is a mid-engined, wedge-shaped, Bertone-designed sports car. It has a life-off targa top, a 5-speed manual transmission and fuel injection. Even displacing … Continue Reading 1983 Fiat X1/9: Disposable Sports Car #1
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