/ 7 Oct 2014
My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.
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Everyone knows the Datsun 240Z. However, for many, according to Mr. Brian Rabold, Hagerty’s Valuation Services Senior Manager, the Z “redefined what an affordable sports car could be, and in some ways helped seal the fate of British sports cars in the US. And while nice 240Zs could be found anywhere for less than $10,000 for years, astute buyers have long since recognized their value and it's now difficult to find a high-quality example for four figures.”
/ 17 Mar 2014
Often polling very near the top of ‘The Most Beautiful Car Ever’ lists, the BMW 507 is unquestionably stunning and arguably Goertz’s finest and most famous work. The styling cues he penned for the 507 are still part of BMW's design language and have influenced many designs since. Additionally, Goertz worked for a number of other car companies, but not without controversy.
/ 11 Nov 2013
The boundaries of restoring a car has pushed beyond its conventional borders. This blurry line between iconic styling and modern technology has revived cars from the grave and, in some cases, made them better than their modern heirs. So which car is next to get the restomod treatment?
/ 10 Oct 2013
Father-and-son projects are a cherished part of the collector car hobby. In the case of Ollie and his father of Kent, England, they have chosen the same platform but have opted for slightly different preservation classes. Bare-bones or fully restored—for the Streek family, both are worthy of praise.
By / 9 Oct 2013
Ask and ye shall receive. Yesterday’s video (Dare to be Different) not only had our viewers giddy thanks to Dave’s rev-happy exhaust, but apparently his t-shirt is something else to be coveted, due to the response we've received about it.
/ 9 Oct 2013
We all aspire to own a supercar or prestigious classic someday, but most will find a classic daily driver to give them enough of that driver’s experience they’ve been looking for. Performance, heritage, and design are all key factors when choosing the right classic car, and there are some on the market priced too well to pass up. Which one does it for you?
/ 25 Jul 2013
Datsun's 1970 introduction of the now-classic 240Z simply revolutionized the American performance car marketplace—it had more power, more style, better engineering, reliabilty, and packaging. The dawn of the affordable, advanced, Japanese sports car had broken, and there was no turning back.