• 1962 Shelby Cobra

    1962 Shelby Cobra1

    On January 22, 2011, Carroll Shelby announced the introduction of the Shelby Cobra CSX 8000, a continuation of the original Shelby Cobra. Only 50 were produced and all the cars were committed to and sold within 48 hours of the announcement.

  • 1973 Jaguar XJ6

    1973 Jaguar XJ60

    When the Jaguar XJ6 was introduced in 1968, the brochure titled “Enter the Private World of the Jaguar XJ6” perfectly summed up these cars.

  • 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

    1965 Mercury Comet Caliente4

    You gotta love sleepers. This 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente hardtop might not technically be called a sleeper since it is a high-performance version of the midsize Mercury of the era.

  • 1947 Bentley MK VI ‘Black Adder 6’ Special

    1947 Bentley MK VI ‘Black Adder 6’ Special3

    Since we switched from Pick of the Week to Pick of the Day and convinced Bob Golfen to let the rest of the staff share in the fun, I’ve focused on cars being sold by owners and on cars that seemed reasonably affordable.

  • 1979 Toyota Celica Supra

    1979 Toyota Celica Supra0

    For too many years, conventional car-guy wisdom determined that Japanese cars would never rise to the level of collectability, and that the late 1970s and ’80s were wastelands of forgettable vehicles.

  • 1980 BMW M1

    1980 BMW M12

    Hand-built between 1978 and 1981 as a homologation special for sports-car racing is the iconic, mid-engine BMW M1, considered to be the one and only exotic supercar ever built by the Bavarian automaker.

  • 1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo

    1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo4

    The prices for exotic cars from the 1980’s and 1990’s have gone ballistic in the past year, but there is still a European car out there that can be had for used Camry money, and that is the Lotus Esprit Turbo.

  • 1929 Ford Model A roadster

    1929 Ford Model A roadster3

    “Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast.

  • 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline

    1950 Chevrolet Fleetline1

    It took Chevrolet until the 1949 model year to introduce new post-war styling. The new design integrated the front bumpers and lowered the fenders, hood and roof.

  • 1977 Ford Bronco Ranger

    1977 Ford Bronco Ranger4

    Time to come down to earth after all the top-drawer concours cars and lofty auction prices last week in Monterey. So let’s go four-wheeling!


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