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Lamborghini Polo Storico certifies car used in 1969's 'The Italian Job'

(May 6, 2019) Fifty years on from the release of the film “The Italian Job,” Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the 1969 Paramount Pictures film. The orange Miura P400 (technically “Arancio Miura”) with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass. In the movie plot the car is destroyed, but nobody would have really ruined what was the most desired car of the moment. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura.

400 horseless carriages readying for Brighton Veteran Car Run

(May 2, 2019) LONDON — As tradition dictates, at day break on the first Sunday in November more than 400 remarkable horseless carriages dating back to the dawn of motoring will set out from Hyde Park on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton on the Sussex coast.

Interest in original Volkswagens leads to new book

Patina Volkswagens by Mark  Walker

(May 1, 2019) Since the early 2000s, the apparent explosion of interest in Volkswagens with original paint, rust and patina has inspired a generation of car fanatics, who might not be able to afford to restore a car to show condition, but still want a good looking, cool car that will stand out from the crowd.

World's first electric classic Ford Bronco introduced by Zero Labs

(April 20, 2019) LOS ANGELES — Zero Labs Automotive — a new automotive design, technology, and engineering firm — has introduced its first production vehicle — the world's first electric classic Ford Bronco and a new category of electric vehicles.

Dana Mecum's 32nd Original Spring Classic auction draws 2,000 cars


Shelby Cobras from Steven Juliano Collection

(April 19, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Now in its 32nd year, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction is slated to make its grand annual return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this May 14-19. Considered a “bucket-list” must for enthusiasts across the country and from dozens of foreign countries, the Indy auction today boasts a 2,000-car lineup spread out over six auction days, and this year’s roster is among the most significant and compelling to come out of the event’s 32-year history.

Bringing a 1,200 horsepower 1967 Mustang to life

(April 10, 1019) When we set out to build a 1,200 horsepower 1967 Mustang Fastback Restomod, no corners could be cut. In the web video series Titanium Garage, watch as we showcase the hard work that goes into building a custom car the right way.

'Madman' Muntz’s luxury four-seat convertible

By The Old Motor

(April 4, 2019) Earl “Madman” Muntz was a larger than life marketing genius who made and lost several fortunes during his business career selling used cars, televisions and car audio systems and as the automaker the ill-fated Muntz Jet automobile

Mecum Auctions returns to Houston with 1,000 cars


1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback

(March 27, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to Houston’s NRG Center April 4-6 for Mecum Houston 2019 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more, as well as more than 130 no-reserve motorcycles.

Mecum's $39 million Arizona auction smashes first-year event record


1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible

(March 25, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis.— Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Phoenix·Glendale collector-car auction — held March 14-17 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., — saw more than 1,300 vehicles cross the auction block in just four days with sales totals climbing to more than $39 million, an 85-percent increase over Mecum’s previous record total for an inaugural event.

1931 Duesenberg Model J earns top honors at Classic Auto Show


1931 Duesenberg Model J

(March 20, 2019) COSTA MESA, Calif.  — A pristinely conditioned 1931 Duesenberg Model J earned the Award of Excellence: Grand Boulevard Walk of History honors at the third annual Classic Auto Show, held at the OC Fair & Event Center this past weekend.  The honor capped a weekend celebration highlighted by record attendance, display of more than 1,500 rare vintage cars and the presentation of 25 awards.

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