Abandoned Car of the Week

The two-door Rambler Marlin was built by the American Motors Corp. (AMC) from 1965 to 1967. Marlins were fastback versions of the mid-sized two-door hardtop Rambler Classic. AMC aimed it at buyers wanting a sporty fastback that was roomy and comfortable, contrasting it with the smaller Barracuda and Mustang fastbacks that had arrived a year earlier. The Marlin, following the muscle car launches of the 1960s, was intended to outflank competitors as a product they did not offer. The car could be ordered with a 327 cubic inch V-8 with a 0-to-60 time of about 10 seconds. This stripped-down example was found in eastern North Carolina. (Photos by Jim Meachen)


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Lexus, McLaren among headliners at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

2012 Lexus LFA

(September 18, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ā€” Barrett-Jackson will offer a docket that includes an impressive selection of contemporary collectibles, all with no reserve, during the 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Oct. 22 -24, 2020. Among the most significant crossing the block is a 2012 Lexus LFA, which is one of only 178 sold in the U.S. market, and a 2017 Blade Silver McLaren 570SĀ  with only 2,831 actual miles.

Restored 1961 MGA Outlaw headlines Petersen digital gala, auction

(September 14, 2020) LOS ANGELES ā€” The Petersen Automotive Museum will auction off several lots through online auction house Bring a Trailer as part of its upcoming digital gala experience on Sept. 26. Significant auction highlights include a fully restored 1961 MGA Outlaw and a six-night stay in a Scottish castle complete with a private chef and house staff. Additional lots for auction encompass a once-in-a-lifetime ride with driver Bruce Canepa in a Porsche 935 at Sonoma Raceway and a very special vehicle allocation that will be announced next week.

BBC film depicts 'The Golden Age of the British Sports Car'

1965 MG Midget

(September 9, 2020) The BBC produced a documentary several years ago tracing the history of the British sports car during the decades of the 1950s and 1960s. The film covers many of the famous sports cars of that era from the Jaguar E-Type to the MG to the Austin Healey ā€” and interesting owner experiences.