Money Haulers

1987 Nissan Van S/N JN8SC26SXH4018504. 120k miles. “Turbocharged 2.0-liter SR20DET inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, welded differential, white paint, maroon cloth upholstery, 14-inch basketweave-style wheels, lowered suspension, right-rear sliding door.” Condition: 2+. SOLD AT $16,538. Bring a Trailer, 4/24/24. Few Japanese vans were sold in the U.S. in the 1980s. The […]

People, Places and Things

Museums were on my mind recently. The same week the Mullin Collection was dispersed through a sale by Gooding & Company, I was visiting Washington, D.C., immersing myself in the capital. You are truly swimming in the sea of our country’s history no matter where you go in the city. […]

Avoiding the Restoration Blues

In the March issue, we featured the story of famed E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and his bad restoration experience. Weinberg was motivated to contact “Legal Files” with his cautionary tale in the hope that fellow SCMers might avoid getting into a similar situation. To recap, Weinberg agreed to […]

Body Double

After languishing for years in California’s high desert, the 1948 Norman Timbs Special — a Motor Trend cover car in October 1949 — was restored to a fare-thee-well and won its class at several major concours. Timbs was an acclaimed race-car engineer who’d designed the Indy 500-winning Blue Crown Specials […]

Die Another Day

Aston Martin was under Ford Motor Company’s ownership from 1987 to 2007, an era in which even its most ardent fans would have to agree the brand was in the doldrums — or at least a bit lost. Yet Ford’s money in that era certainly saved one of Britain’s legendary […]

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe

Finished in obligatory Cameo White, this matching-numbers 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was built at GM’s Norwood, OH, assembly plant on June 23, 1969. It is one of only 697 Trans Am models built for ’69 and one of only 43 with a black interior. Other options include an AM […]

1955 Bristol 450 Le Mans Coupe

Any car-mad schoolboy of the early 1950s would have coveted the contemporary Dinky Toy model of this breathtakingly futuristic-looking aerodynamic Le Mans racing coupe. At the 1954 edition of the renowned daylong French endurance race, the British factory team of three such Bristol 450s purred past the checkered flag to […]

1965 Honda S600 Convertible

This 1965 Honda S600 convertible is said to have been bought new from a Honda dealer in Toronto, Canada, by Pennsylvania-based Honda motorcycle dealers Ron and Mary Krause, who would later go on to become one of Honda’s first U.S. automobile dealers in 1972. The car changed hands several times […]

2022 Ferrari 812 Competizione

Few Ferraris of the modern era have generated excitement comparable to the furore surrounding the 812 Superfast — intended to replace the F12berlinetta — as it was revealed at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The 812 Superfast arrived amid great fanfare as Ferrari’s 2-seat, front-engined, rear-wheel-drive flagship model, and the fitment […]

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo

Offered here is a first-generation 3.0-liter (non-intercooled) model supplied new to the U.S. Imported in 2020, it remained unregistered until January 1, 2022. With the car is a Certificate of Authenticity confirming matching engine and transmission numbers. The 911 is finished in the original color scheme of Sand Beige with […]