1971 Lotus Elan S4, with $10k worth of receipts from recent work, for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: The elan has been well taken care of with an extensive amount of work done to the vehicle. As listed New Stainless brake hoses, shocks on rear and front with adjustable ride height, all new suspension bushings have been installed along with transmission and differential mounts. The frame is clean and straight with minor surface rust but in great shape otherwise. Original steel knock on wheels showing some use but sound and never repainted A... Read more
Steve McKelvie let us know this week that Scott Henderson, a Great Race rally driver who notably helped save a Buick that lost its brakes from tumbling off the Mount Washington auto road this past summer, recently died, as did the driver of that Buick, artist Jack Juratovic. * Speaking of Buicks that lost their braking abilities, the Hamilton (Ohio) Journal-News reported this week on an incident in which a 1957 Buick took out a newly installed water fountain that dates back to the 1800s. (via) * As we see in this Top Gear article, Australian van ... Read more
The generations that have gone before give us the tools we need to survive in the world. Sometimes those tools are very literal tools, and handed to us in an oil-stained box. Like these my dad just gave me. They had been my grandfather's and great-grandfather's, and I have yet to undertake identifying them. Reader Bob Hershgeer was recently in the position that many of us find ourselves in as we get older... His grandfather had passed away, and Bob was cleaning out his shed and came across a bunch of tools that he was unfamiliar with. A friend said he thought... Read more
Date: 1961 Location: New York City, New York Source: Simpson Kalisher photo, via lastpictureshow I have questions. Presumably the taxi sign did not belong to the convertible in the foreground, rather a sedan obscured by the convertible. However, is the driver of the convertible actually using hand signals? And are those wheelcovers painted, or just grimy... Read more
From the seller's description: 1971 Ford Torino 500 2 door hardtop Original 302 V8 engine and automatic transmission 26,000 original miles Vinyl interior with bench seats Vinyl top Air Conditioning – upgraded to correct 134 (replaced R12) Power Seats Original spare tire Garage kept Second owner since 1995 No rust car Original 26,561 low miles and original spare tire. Second owner since 1995 and always kept in the garage. If you take a look at the photos you will see that the car is in very fine condition in a lovely Cinnamon ... Read more
While Dustin Shuler's "Spindle" literally skewered automobiles for the sake of art, Arman's "Long Term Parking" took a more figurative approach to critiquing automobiles as items of mass consumption, one that the artist never intended to move from where he installed it. And yet, one of the artist's own not-so-massive replicas of the sculpture sold this week for more than $70,000. By the early 1980s, Arman - born Armand Fernandez - had not only become firmly entrenched in Dadaist "ready-made" philosophy and the Nouveau Realisme movement, he had also developed a ... Read more
Images and video are courtesy of Jaguar Media Jaguar had a well-established reputation for building beautiful, powerful, and luxurious sedans (saloons, to the Brits) that dated back to the 1930s, with their MG SA-fighting S.S. Jaguar 1 1/2 Litre, 2 1/2 Litre, and 3 1/2 Litre Saloons. Their traditional body styles would carry over into the postwar period, ultimately replaced by the XK DOHC six-cylinder-powered, XK120 styling-inspired Mk VII of 1951. The large Jaguar saloons would evolve through the Mk IX and E-type-engined Mk X/420G, while a smaller saloon ... Read more
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