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Commentary: Death Of A Manual

Row Your Own

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 an actual clutch or two – with acronyms lifted from the annals of phone company documentation such as DCT, DSG, PDK, etc. No, I speak of the real, three-pedal mechanical gear changers with a friendly stick emerging from either the floor or – if you’re old – the steering column. Continue reading

1984 BMW 733i; Time Capsule in a Tuxedo.

BMW 733i

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 – we’ve decided a lot of it has to do with karma. Continue reading

Garage Corner: 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Sound off!

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 common: their horns. Miatas came from the factory with a weak little “meep-meep” horn that car barely be heard over the radio of any car, including the Miata whose horn it is. So despite the fact that there is still a cockpit brace sitting in my garage waiting to be installed, today’s Garage Corner is all about being heard – in the interest of both ego and safety.

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1969 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Conversion: Fraction of the cost of an original

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 models, they really don’t come to market very often. That’s precisely what makes this car compelling. While it may be a conversion, it looks to the layman every bit like the real deal, and in an attractive color combination to boot. Find it here on eBay in Miami, Florida with no reserve and bidding at a shade under $9,000 as of this writing.

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