October 28, 2016 | By Terry Kidder | Driven by endless passion for Mercedes coupes from the 1980’s | Michael Siegel, an executive search consultant for the tech industry, is just such a collector. For him, there is only one love—Mercedes-Benz, and not just any or all Mercedes, but specifically those of the 1980s.
August 1, 2016 | By Terry Kidder | 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C – 2500 SS Cabriolet | “Alfa Romeo is a particular way of living, of experiencing an automobile,” said Orazio Satta Puliga, Alfa Romeo Design Director in 1946, “The real essence of Alfa defies description. We are in the realm of sensations, passions, things that have more to do with the heart than with the head.”
May 23, 2016 | By Terry Kidder | 1971 280-SE Cabriolet | The first automobiles to boast the now iconic Mercedes-Benz name hit the road running in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz’s and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies into the Daimler-Benz company. Although, it was actually in 1886 that Karl Benz patented his creation—the very first gas-powered automobile. Hence, the hallmarks of Mercedes-Benz innovation and ingenuity can be traced back to the very dawn of driving.
March 14, 2016 | By Terry Kidder | 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GTS | Enzo Ferrari founded Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 primarily to build racing cars, focusing totally on ruling the realm of motorsports. In 1947, to feed post-war wanderlust, he created his first Ferrari road car – the 125S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s, Ferrari ruled the road and the track, right up to today. Their Formula One cars brought home over 5,000 victories, while building a legend and a luxury brand deemed the first name in performance, the last word in style— pure seduction, Italian Style.
October 4, 2015 | By Terry Kidder | 1966 Corvette Stingray | The Corvette Stingray is unique in automotive history. No other car has ever achieved fifty-seven years, and counting, of production — and no other car has come close to the romantic mystique and reputation of Chevrolet’s sleek, iconic Corvette.
July 18, 2015 | By Dean Silvera | Mercedes 280SL | The personal luxury convertible may have truly come into existence with the advent of the 1968-1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL – itself an evolution of the earlier 1963-1967 230 and 250 SL, or “W113″ in Mercedes-Benz speak.
April 23, 2015 | By Dean Silvera | The Mercedes Benz 280SL Coupe | Mercedes Benz produced the 280SL coupe/ convertible for model years 1968-1971. The Paul Bracq designed classic was way ahead of its time, and forty-five years later is one of the most exciting classics to own.
February 23, 2015 | By Dean Silvera | This 1972 Porsche 911E Targa was rebuilt to perfection | Sports car Graphic Magazine said in January 1965: “Probably the biggest attraction in owning a Porsche is the mystique”. If you identify as a Porschefile, you know what that means! And it still holds true nearly five decades after the first model was introduced. 1965 model year cars sold for $5,995 USD. Those early Porsche 911’s (1965-1973) are scarce today and have become highly collectible. The cars with provenance and original engines are in the highest demand, easily commanding in the six figures when trading hands.