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On the subject of Brown

On the subject of Brown

By Jonathan WC Mills / 22 Dec 2014 Read More

For many years brown was generally viewed as the opposite of sexy. In the automotive world, particularly during the 1980s, brown was either utilitarian or completely ignored. It’s difficult to find a decent brown car from the '80s. Personally, I think brown needs a better defense. Some of my favorite things are blessed enough to be colored this way: chocolate, coffee, tobacco, whiskey, and 1970s Porsche Turbos.

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Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

By Ryan Connolly / 19 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Singh spent the better part of two years searching for the right GT350. Having grown up in the Malaise Era of automobiles, more commonly known as the 1980s, he spent his childhood poring over car magazines that would spend most of their type reminiscing about the “last great era” of the late 1960s. Fascinated by motorsport and the history surrounding it, he immediately grew fond of the GT350.

The Audi Sport Quattro Visualized

The Audi Sport Quattro Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Dec 2014
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In conjunction with yesterday's Audi Sport Quattro feature, we wanted to share more information about these wonderful rally monsters. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 224 short-wheelbase homologation specials were ever built?

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This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014
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Interest soon turned into a childhood obsession when my father dragged home a ‘71 1750 Spider as a salvaged wreck. I was overwhelmed with this roofless, [bent], red bullet. It was 1978, I was eleven years old and instant Alfa nut. I poured over the shinny Spider brochure on the coffee table and dreamed of one day owning an Alfa Romeo...

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RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

Underhood, a downsized 2,133cc five-cylinder engine was turbocharged to the tune of around 450 bhp in competition tune. A massive KKK turbocharger rated at 1.05 bar meant that the car’s engine displacement actually needed to be reduced in order to comply with FIA regulations. Even so, the Sport Quattro competed against cars in the 3,000 cc category.

Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Dec 2014

For those thinking about buying a classic Italian coupe, there are options both extravagant and humble. There are Alfa Romeos, Fiats, and others that can be reasonably maintained and enjoyed. This week we’ve selected five Italian Coupes across the spectrum available now.

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A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

A Porsche 959, the Lottery, Government, and You

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Dec 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

The NHTSA will test vehicles that account for eighty-five percent of the passenger car fleet sold in the US this year in order to verify that OEMs are, in fact, meeting the FMVSS. Nevertheless, fifteen percent of car buyers will have to rely on the respective manufacturer's word. How can this be? I remember reading somewhere that Porsche refused to ship the NHTSA four 959s for crash testing.

Help Us Find This Stolen BMW 325iX

Help Us Find This Stolen BMW 325iX

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014
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Back in August, we featured this Diamond Black 1990 BMW 325iX, Phase 2. It features BBS wheels, a sport interior, electric sunroof, and Hartge spoiler. Unfortunately, it seems that the car was stolen earlier today while undergoing service in a closed garage in Maurepas, near Paris, next to the Pariwest shopping mall.

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One goal and Four Honda CBXs Later

One goal and Four Honda CBXs Later

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014
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I made a promise to myself never to crash a car on the street. After a few years I decided to up the challenge and include motorcycles on that promise. I first began riding a CBX while working as a salesman at a Honda/Kawasaki dealer. It was a demo '81 CBX. Smitten, I put 24k miles on it in a year and after quitting, I bought my own 1981 Honda CBX.

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The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

The Fiat-Abarth Zagato is a Mille Miglia Marvel

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Dec 2014 / 13 Comments Read More

As an enthusiast who has run the modern Mille Miglia five times, Carl Gustav Magnusson didn’t have to think long about which car he wanted when he began planning his sixth run. In his previous five races, each driven with a different family member by his side, Magnusson had piloted a Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 GT Corsa, a car that more than makes up for its small stature by packing a whollop of pedigree, performance, and noise.

These Were the 10 Best Racing Series

These Were the 10 Best Racing Series

By Sam Webber / 15 Dec 2014
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Last Monday we asked you which motorsport offered the most talented drivers. It's hard to say whether the lack of safety precautions in pre-1960 Formula One are more exciting than the 1000bhp monsters of '80s F1. The same is true when comparing a race like the Isle of Man TT with Group B rally. Following is a list of the motorsport series' that offered the most skilled drivers...

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