Shelby Series 1 at Bonhams Auction, Greenwich

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This rare Shelby Series 1, which was owned by Carroll Shelby himself, sold for $313,000 at Bonhams auction last weekend in Greenwich.

The Series 1 was an impressive car, Shelby’s own successor to the Cobra in many ways (even after the Dodge Viper existed) This particular car was the test car for the optional supercharger, which brought the engine up to 600hp and dropped 0-60 from 4.4 sec down to 3.2 sec. That was more than extremely fast back in the 90’s, however, only 249 Series 1s were produced because they were quite expensive for their day at around $180,000.

One thing I hate, but also kind of love, about this car is the “shittiness” of its interior. It just reeks of the worst of mid-90s Ford build quality. I mean the thought of spending over $300k on a car and then being handed one of those awful plastic keys is both sad and hilarious. This car deserved a lot better, but it’s got what you want where it really counts. Truth be told, the Shelby Series 1 is very much “of its era” and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Enjoy the gallery, and read more on the car here.

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1950 Ferrari 195 S by Vignale at the Greenwich Concours

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This has to be one of the most beautiful vintage Ferraris I’ve ever laid eyes on. The two-tone color scheme was as much about its textural differences as it was the contrast of the colors, giving this 195 S a depth of detail that you seldom see.

This is one of those cars that is a literal work of rolling art. Enjoy the gallery.

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Highlight Preview from the 2018 Greenwich Concours

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We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. We saw some amazing cars and had a few great drives as well.

There is a lot more to come from this weekend, so stay tuned. Here is a preview gallery to hold you over. Enjoy!

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Jay Leno Drive’s 1972 Dino Monza 3.6 Evo (Think Singer 911 for Ferraris)

It’s a Dino that’s been totally overhauled, and under the hood is a naturally aspirated version of the V8 from the F40, bored out to 3.6L, making around 400hp.

This really is the stuff dreams are made of…. and I’m talking the wettest kind.7

-Nick

1977 Checker Marathon at Cops and Rodders 2018

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At one time, almost every single taxicab in New York City was the same shape. Unlike today, when you hail a checker cab and it could be a Toyota, Ford, or a Nissan, all “checker cabs” were indeed made by a company called Checker. The very last one of these finally went out of commission in 2001, twenty years after the last one rolled out of the factory. These were a hodgepodge design–they used GM engines and steering columns, but the front end interchanged with a 1956 Ford. The bodywork, however, was in-house. Not a lot of them are on the road today, but those that are always draw a good amount of attention for their tough-as-nails engineering, cavernous interiors, and retro styling (for the Seventies, anyway).
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An Immaculate Porsche 991.2 GT3 Touring at Porsche of Princeton

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This gem was in the showroom for the Cars and Coffee meet at Porsche of Princeton. The cars that showed up were great, but this GT3 Touring was probably my favorite car there. The spec was exquisite. Enjoy the gallery!

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Slammed Tucker at Cars and Coffee Amelia Island

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Bitchin’: A slang term used to describe something with a cool yet unconventional swagger.

This slammed Tucker may not actually be an original, but it’s a damn good replica and it looks absolutely amazing slammed. Preston should’ve made all Tuckers look this good. Some may call it elegant, some may call it rebellious, but I just call it “Bitchin’.”

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A Blue Superbird at a Cars and Coffee (and friends)? Only at Bergen.

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Only at the Bergen County Cars and Coffee premiere event will you see a Pagani Huayra BC, a black Mercedes G-Class convertible (which were not technically legal in the USA), and this stunning Petty Blue Superbird in the same location. I mean, you will see this at a Concours, but not for free. And that’s the beauty of Cars and Coffee–expect the unexpected at all times. Even if you’ve been tipped off as to what’s going to be there. Continue reading A Blue Superbird at a Cars and Coffee (and friends)? Only at Bergen.

Porsche 996 GT2 at Cars and Coffee Porsche of Princeton

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This is a real gem, the ultimate 996, a Porsche 911 GT2. There aren’t a huge number of 996 GT2s out there, and many are trading hands for well over $150k.

I think it wears black well…

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