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Highlights from The NYC Harbor Iconic Motorcars Event by Driven by Purpose 2018

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Viewing the world’s most exotic cars against the Manhatten Skyline, it’s a great premise for a show. That’s why Driven By Purpose chooses to hold this event in Liberty State Park, and it draws quite a turnout.

The show this year had to contend with the threat of rain in the area, but it was only overcast at the show itself. A good number of cars showed up and the quality was extremely high. Much more to come from this event, enjoy the highlights!

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Porsche 356 A 1600 ‘Super’ Speedster in the paddock at Lime Rock

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Cars don’t get much blue-er than this little Porsche we found in the paddock at Lime Rock Park. What a fantastic machine, I’d buy one for the color alone!

Enjoy.

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Porsche 993 Carrera RS Spotted in Greenwich, CT

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This was cool! A genuine imported Porsche 993 Carrera RS on public roads in the USA. This was the immediate predecessor to what we know as the modern 911 GT3, which began with the 996.

300hp in a lightweight extra focused air-cooled 911? Sign me up!

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Ferrari 250 GT SWB in the Paddock at Lime Rock

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I love the swagger of a vintage Ferrari racing car. They are elegant, confident, and just exude the sense that they are the one to beat.

There are always more than a few gems hanging out in the paddock at Lime Rock Park and this Ferrari 250 GT SWB was no exception. It has everything I look for in a vintage Ferrari racer. It’s just so Italian, and it is a magnet for attention.

Enjoy the pics!

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS at Amelia Island

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This thing is so classic! White / Blue is my personal favorite color combo on the Carrera RS. For those unfamiliar, the modern GT3 and GT3 RS can draw their model lineage all the way back to the car you see here, the 1973 911 Carrera RS. It was the top dog 911 at the time, and its grand children remain the driver’s choice among 911s today.

This is a real Holy Grail kind of car, right here, and it’s always a privilege to see one in person. More details and photos below. Enjoy!

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1951 Maserati A6G 2000 Pinin Farina at Amelia Island

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This beautiful blue 1951 Maserati A6G is one of just nine fitted with a Pinin Farina body. It was used as a test car used by Maserati to perfect the execution of the A6G, and has been returned to its original specification after being repainted over the years.

This Maser shone like a jewel on the show field at Amelia Island, sticking out even among the crowd of unbelievable cars around it.

Enjoy the gallery!

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Ford Shelby Cobra Concept at the Amelia Island Concours

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I finally got to lay eyes on the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept at Amelia Island this year. It’s a car I’ve seen every day in the form of a 1/18th scale model on my shelf, so seeing it in the metal for real was quite a thrill.

This was a fully functioning car with a real engine. I’m not sure if the original show car was fully functional, but this one had been fitted with everything it needed for enjoyment on the road. I really wish Ford had actually put this car into production back in the day, but at least I know the current owner has made good on their car.

Enjoy this gallery of what could have been a magnificent competitor to the Dodge Viper back in the mid-2000s.

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