Blog Posts Tagged with: Collector Cars
Orange Blossom Tour - Day 4
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
The quest for the Fountain of Youth is a famous part of Florida's folklore, and after our 4th and final day on the Orange Blossom tour, we are certain that we've found the ideal anti-aging formula.
Our morning started with a one hour drive through Florida's equestrian country to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. The park is home to a spring that provides 14 million gallons of water per day, and stays at a constant 68 degrees...
Gift Guide Part 2: 10 Tools for the Classic Car Lover
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Still undecided on what to get the classic car lover in your life? Maybe you're shopping for yourself? If the top 10 must-read books for classic car fanaticsdidn't cut it, how about something more "hands-on"? We've compiled a list of 10 useful items that any car enthusiast must have in their garage:
Aluminum Racing Jack
Even if there's already a floor jack in the garage,a second one...
Gracefully Easing into a Coveted Classic
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Sometimes older, cooler, slower and simpler is indeed better
by Stephen Serio
Why buy a 35-year-old BMW 2002 when so many faster, newer and slicker BMWs purr all over the place? Well, who needs fast and new when you can have so much more?
The legendary David E. Davis led the charge for the BMW 2002 in 1968, when he wrote: “To my way of thinking, the 2002 is one of modern civilization’s all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting...
The Uber-Rare BMW 507
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Originally conceived to fill the gap between the very expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the cheaper MGs and Triumphs, the 507 almost bankrupt BMW. The initial business plan was very sound: create a mid-level, attactive roadster with ample power and the market will respond. BMW banked on this plan and anticipated production of at least 5,000 units per year. In fact, BMW thought the 507 would be the vehicle to reinvigorate its sports-car...
1972 BMW 2002 Tii - The Cult Car
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Looking for an entry ticket into the BMW 2002 club? We've found just the ticket you're looking for on eBay Motors. If you're familiar with this particular BMW, you know that the Tii is the most sought-after version of the 2002. When first produced, the Tii was fitted with a SOHC 4 cylinder engine fed by Kugelfisher mechanical fuel injection. It put out about 130 hp and had a top speed of around 118mph. Nowadays...
BMW 2002 (Yes, that's the model - not the year)
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Initially launched in 1968, the 2002 was BMW's crucial entry level car. The 2002 was also the predecessor to the 3 Series sedans we all know and love. With its compact body style and the fiery 130 horsepower fuel-injected tii version, this was the car that made BMW's reputation in America. An automatic transmission was a relatively common option, but they're now less popular, as they're less fun to drive than the manual-equipped...
The Gullwing Experience
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The Mercedes 300SL is either already in the garage or on the bucket list of nearly all major car collectors.
There were less than 1,500 made over a 4 year period, and after a full restoration, they regularly sell for more than $800,000. If you've got one with the right kind of metal, then you might need a balance closer to $5 million in your bank account.
We talked more about the car just a few months ago, and we had...
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...
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Yet again we've turned to Hemmings Classifieds to find this week's car for sale. Listed by now famous Fantasy Junction, this E-type is truly stunning. This 1963 Jaguar has 17,501 miles and sports the 3.8 litre motor. The Jag is sporting a silver finish that makes this very real car look much like a Franklin Mint model. But this is no reproduction, model or replica - its the real thing. Let's have a look:
The Jaguar E-type Series I
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
The Jaguar E-Type: Unquestionably a landmark model and the star of the 1961 Geneva Salon, the Jaguar XKE or E-type redefined what a sports car should be. A William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer design masterpiece, it achieved 150 mph in road tests. The 3.8-liter model, made 1961-1964, has clean, unadulterated lines and ultimately better performance than the later 4.2-liter model.
In open form, it was an excellent car, and was available with a...