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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?

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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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A Good Karmann Ghia Makes a Solid if Unlikely Investment

A Good Karmann Ghia Makes a Solid if Unlikely Investment

By Alan Franklin / 14 Jun 2013
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First launched in 1955 as a coupe, then two years later as a convertible, the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was essentially a Beetle with a sexier body. Designed by Luigi Segre under the banner of Carrozzeria Ghia, and built by German coachbuilder Karmann, the Ghia helped VW appeal to a broader audience with minimal financial investment. Today, the Karmann Ghia’s among the most collectible of air-cooled VWs, and seen by many as a kind of poor-man’s Porsche 356.

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Want, Buy and Drive the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Want, Buy and Drive the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

By Matthew Lange / 31 May 2013
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“Dinosaur!” That is what the critics cried in disbelief that the new Ferrari 365 GTB/4 had a front-mounted engine when it was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1968. With the launch of the Lamborghini Miura, many thought Ferrari would follow suit and replace the 275 GTB/4 with a mid-engine supercar, but instead the car resolutely stuck to the same format Ferrari had used for all its road cars since the companies first the 125 in 1947.

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Redhead Residuals Set to Rise

Redhead Residuals Set to Rise

By Alan Franklin / 24 May 2013
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The Testarossa is one of a handful of truly iconic '80s supercars. At nearly seven feet wide and with those long, trademark side strakes feeding side-mounted radiators to cool its big flat twelve, Testarossas are many things, subtle not one of them. Introduced in 1984 as a replacement for the fabulous 512BBi, the Redhead retained its predecessor’s mid-mounted 180 degree V12 layout, and not much else.

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