Blog Posts Tagged with: Antique Automobiles
The Jaguar XJ, Sir William Lyons Last
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
In 1968, Jaguar introduced a car which would replace all its sedan models within months. The XJ6 was so good, it didn't need a supporting cast. The original 1968 XJ was the last Jag saloon to have been built under the guidance of Sir William Lyons, Jaguar's founder. The car undoubtedly had well-proportioned style (although lacking most traditional Jag elements) initially on a short wheelbase: 4-inch longer LWB model from ’72...
The Norton Commando
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Ask a motorcycle rider to name a classic British motorcycle brand and the answer you'll likely get is: "Triumph". But to those who's motorcycle blood runs a little hotter, the same question may result in answer of: "Norton". All at once now: "Oh yes, I've heard of Norton!"Fear not, we're here to fill you in on Norton's most popular two-wheeled...
Harley-Davidson, a Living Classic
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Hog, Chopper, Harley, H-D, Cruiser are all names familiar to avid bikers. No matter what you call a Harley-Davidson, we've all seen one. Love them or hate them, they're here to stay thanks to one of the most devout fan bases of any motor company in the world. Harley-Davidson riders have created their own sub-culture which is based around love of their brand and an image of an outlaw riding lifestyle. For many, the...
A Word from Martin Swig on the California Mille 2012
Monday, April 16th, 2012
CALIFORINA MILLE 2012
For the 22nd year, anti-car San Franciscans will be reminded that historic cars are significant, as we gather on Nob Hill on the last Sunday in April, prior to our four-day, 1,000 mile adventure on the back roads of California.
The usual Alfa Romeos, Porsches, and Ferraris will be joined by a pair of 1954 Talbot Lago T-26 Gran Sports, a ’40 Buick and other uncommon cars. The Mille is neither a race nor a...
Friday, April 6th, 2012
To conclude the fist week of Classic Motorcycle Month here at Chubb Collector Car, we've found you a stunning example of a 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R. With a quick scroll through the photos, we could tell this bike is the real deal. Everything is perfect, right down to the information placards and a squeaky-clean under side. If classic motorcycles are your thing, you'll certainly appreciate this machine. We found the bike on eBay...
The Best of Car Collecting
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a car lover’s dream.
“My definition of an elegant car would be ‘the kind of car I would like to be buried in,’” said famed photographer Ansel Adams, who once served as an honorary judge of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Indeed, no matter what your definition of automotive elegance, this event is bound to provide a sterling example of it. On the third Sunday...
Get your 2011 Monterey Pocket Guide!
Monday, August 15th, 2011
Here’s everything you need to know about Monterey — in a nutshell. When all the activities take place, and where they occur. Keep this guide on your smart phone, or download it and print it out!
Click here for the full guide complete with phone numbers, addresses, websites, maps, and schedule of all events.
We'll see you in Monterey!...
Market Analysis: 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
by Donald Osborne
Chassis number: 106000035
Engine number: 104000000058
One of Ghia’s most famous designs, the Supersonic was not merely a brilliant fashion statement; it was, in many ways, the result of economic necessity. The two-seat sports car featured stylized, streamlined forms, subtle tail fins, a delicate use of brightwork and a taut, swept-back roofline.
During the fall of 1953, Luigi Serge traveled to Detroit to meet...
Car of the Week - July 7th, 2011
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Keith Martin's Sports Car Market has chosen the 1972 Porsche 911S Targa of Ray Crawford as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week.
Steve McQueen was a fan of long wheelbase 911s, and you should be too. He famously drove a 1970 911S coupe in the motorsports epic “Le Mans.” The 911S was the highest available specification for street model 911s in 1972, with the 2.4-liter flat six busting out 190 hp at 6,500 rpm along...
Many Car Owners Are Paying Too Much for Classic Car Insurance
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Are you paying too much to insure your dream machine?
Cars are being sold at auctions around the world at increasing prices, and many new owners simply add their new vehicles to their daily driver automobile policies when they should insure them with collector car policies.
In addition to paying too much to insure these vintage vehicles and high-powered racers, many car collectors are not getting the coverage they need, said Paul Franklin,...