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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..

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For Collectors, One Special Monterey Event Has It All

For Collectors, One Special Monterey Event Has It All

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 7 Aug 2015 Read More

Everybody collects “something”. In fact, anthropologists have discovered that collectors have existed all the way back to the beginning of human history. But why do we collect? The reason could be intellectual, aesthetic, or even emotional.

Early Monterey Auction Highlights

Early Monterey Auction Highlights

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2015 Read More

Because the Monterey week is often the highlight of a car collector’s year, it’s no surprise that the auction business has its biggest weekend of the year in terms of both sales and in the cars offered. Le Mans-winning race cars, classic Ferraris, and purebred Porsches stand shoulder to shoulder, and the sight of such machinery gathered in one place is often enough to make enthusiasts weak in the knees.

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.

The Hidden Gems of Auctions America’s California Sale

The Hidden Gems of Auctions America’s California Sale

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jul 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

With so many vehicles offered during a typical car auction, it’s often easy to lose track of the desirable ones as soon as the hammer starts to fall. Moreover, taking a close look at a long list of vehicles in order to find the hidden gems is very time-consuming. These selections are vehicles that caught our eye, and if their pre-auction estimates are anything to go by, most will be an affordable way to acquire a classic car.

Here’s How Enthusiasts Are Putting Patina To Good Use

Here’s How Enthusiasts Are Putting Patina To Good Use

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jul 2015

When browsing through the catalogues of major auction houses or your local classifieds sections, one thing is immediately clear: history matters more than ever. “The value of a classic car lies in its history and provenance,” says David Power, an enthusiast who is working on the restoration of a 1974 Citroën SM. So how do some classic car owners ensure their car is fully-documented? Enter Patina.

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5 Reasons To Put Patina On Your Phone Now

5 Reasons To Put Patina On Your Phone Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jun 2015
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Although the internet has helped to forever change how we buy cars, but when it comes down to actually living with, documenting, and maintaining them, our “technology” is often no better than a receipt-packed binder. Founded by enthusiasts in the UK, Patina is a free service available online and on Android and iOS devices that has become an indispensable tool for classic car owners.

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Chopard’s Latest Is Inspired by The Historic Mille Miglia

Chopard’s Latest Is Inspired by The Historic Mille Miglia

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Jun 2015

With more than 400 collector cars, 1,000 miles to cover, and some of the world’s most epic scenery to appreciate along the way, the Mille Miglia is a unique event unlike anything else. Not only Official Time Keeper since 1988, Chopard also sponsors and competes in the Mille Miglia, creating timepieces for classic car enthusiasts and horological enthusiasts alike that are inspired by experiences from the event.

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Introducing the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Introducing the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

By Michael Banovsky / 15 Apr 2015
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At Petrolicious, it’s always important to keep our eyes on the story and—of course, possible stories. That’s why we’re excited to announce that you’ll be reading a number of stories in the coming months done in partnership with the excellent Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

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