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Have a Spare $11 Million? This Legendary Ferrari Racer Could Be Yours

Have a Spare $11 Million? This Legendary Ferrari Racer Could Be Yours

By Ryan Connolly / 11 Aug 2015 / 16 Comments Read More

While the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the flagship auto show at Monterey, the highly exclusive auctions are where the real gems cross the stage. On the block there will be plenty of gorgeous metal to whet any enthusiast's appetite, from Miuras to 300 SL Gullwings, to McLaren F1s, but this year, there is one crown jewel up for grabs that will shine brighter than most: the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti..

10 Picks For Less Than $100k at Monterey

10 Picks For Less Than $100k at Monterey

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2015 Read More

So you've been reading the Guide to Monterey Car Week and have decided to make the trip this year and buy your first car from an auction. Or perhaps you're an auction expert, but wouldn't mind stealing a deal with a well-timed phone or internet bid from abroad. These cars won't be setting overall records at Monterey, but many of them are stars in their own right.

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How To Pick Out A Great Sunbeam Tiger

How To Pick Out A Great Sunbeam Tiger

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jul 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Sunbeam Tigers seem to be undergoing a renaissance of sorts in the marketplace. Perhaps it’s partly due to Carroll Shelby’s death, but these cars are also incredibly useable, stylish and powerful. It also doesn’t hurt the equation that only about 3,000 to 3,300 of the Anglo-British machines are likely to still exist. But a few checks can help you find a really great Tiger…and avoid the fakes.

Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Delivered new to Mannheim, Germany, this 1962 300SL Roadster was first sold to a Swiss customer. It has had no more than two registered owners since; it also features a factory hard top. So how have its values held up since being sold at an auction in 2013?

The First Dodge Viper Is A Brutal Bargain

The First Dodge Viper Is A Brutal Bargain

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

When you mention Affordable Classic, it’s unlikely that the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10 pops into many minds. But with prices starting in the mid-$20k range for a decent driver example, I believe that most performance-hungry buyers agree that a Dodge Viper RT/10 is a ton of car for the money. Here’s why.

Ranked: The World’s Fastest Car Collection

Ranked: The World’s Fastest Car Collection

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Jun 2015
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When news broke of RM Sotheby’s coming-to-Monterey collection of supercars, we were awestruck. All from one collector, walking into the garage each morning must have felt like having a life-sized Hot Wheels collection. And so, like any excitable group of boys would do, we’ve decided to figure out which of these cars is fastest.

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The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Nears the Ceiling

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Nears the Ceiling

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Nov 2013
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Imagination is the foundation of change, when the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing raised its doors in 1952 it captured the hearts of the world. Derived from a Carrera Panamericana and 24 Hours of Le Mans race chassis, the Gullwing soon found its way into driveways for a hefty price, which hasn’t quite hit a ceiling just yet. But will it?

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Mustang Fastback Was the Original Hot Hatch

Mustang Fastback Was the Original Hot Hatch

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Oct 2013
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The Ford Mustang has a cherished history of performance, sex appeal, and, as you’ve seen from our recent video, an unlimited amount of applications for personalization. From Steve McQueen’s infamous chase scene in Bullitt to Carroll Shelby picking a few up to race across the globe, the Mustang is as American as apple pie—but can you buy one as easily?

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Forgotten Mercedes Fintail Will Be a Future Favorite

Forgotten Mercedes Fintail Will Be a Future Favorite

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Oct 2013
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The fin era of the late ‘50s to early ‘60s swept through American showrooms and earned a place in automotive history. But did you know that during this time Mercedes-Benz caught a case of the “fin fever”? Between 1959–1965, the W111, W112, and W113 were the company’s hottest commodities to date, even after creating the 300SL Gullwing.

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Ironically, The Market for Happiness-Bringing E9s Remains Depressed

Ironically, The Market for Happiness-Bringing E9s Remains Depressed

By Alan Franklin / 28 Jun 2013
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This pillarless coupe arguably represents the Zenith of GT cars from a Gran Turismo golden age—there’s nothing on four wheels built since that approaches the E9 for sheer elegance and pitch-perfect style. When the E24 was released in 1976, E9s were dumped en masse in favor of the newer coupe, and as a result fell into less than sympathetic hands.

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