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One of oldest surviving Mercedes-Benz in world to be sold at auction

(November 23, 2013) LONDON — One of the oldest Mercedes-Benz in the world, a 1905 Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton, is to be auctioned by Coys at their True Greats sale on Dec. 3. It's the first time this car has been sold by auction in its almost 110 year history

This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marquee in the world today that is still complete and roadworthy, and was for many years in the famous Mercedes-Benz collection of Arturo Keller in Napa, Calif.

Ford and the Mustang Club of America to mark 50 years of Mustang

(November 22, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — The celebration of 50 years of Ford Mustang will be so large Ford Motor Company and the Mustang Club of America plan to simultaneously hold it at two locations from April 16 through April 20, 2014. Open to everyone, not just Mustang owners and MCA members, the event will be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.

1958 Aston Martin brings record amount at auction

(November 21, 2013) LONDON — A stunning 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III that sold at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is believed to be the highest price ever paid for the coupé model at auction.

Meet the 1925 Chevrolet House Car

(November 18, 2013) It's a house! No, it's a car! Actually it's both a house and a car. It's an historic 1925 Chevrolet House Car, and one of 225 vehicles that General Motors put up for auction from its collection in January 2009.

The house car brought $123,200 at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Survey reveals favorite James Bond car of all time

(November 16, 2013) LOS ANGELES — A Facebook survey from Total Car Score found that the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger is the favorite Bond car of all time. In a Facebook poll of more than 900 participants from across the United States taken in October 2012, people selected the Aston Martin DB5 from a list of 10 classic and modern Bond cars that span the franchise's history, from 1962's Dr. No to 2008's Quantum of Solace.

Adventurer makes second attempt at coast-to-coast record

(November 14, 2013) Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade is making a second attempt on setting a new world record for driving a pre-war car from New York to California against the clock. Australian Rod and his co-driver Michael Flanders will make a second attempt on the 2,947mile journey in their 1930 Ford Model A, departing Staten Island at1 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 with the aim of reaching Venice Fishing Pier in under 60 hours, giving an estimated arrival time of the morning of Sunday, Nov. 24.

BMW lines up three historic cars for rally in Argentina

(November 13, 2013) More than 130 historic sports cars spanning eight decades of automotive history will go head to head for victory in the “1000 Millas Sport” in Argentina. This year’s event will be the 25th edition of South America’s foremost classic car rally. And to help celebrate this landmark occasion, the BMW Group Classic will be sending not only its congratulations but also a trio of exceptional cars embodying the sporting spirit of the BMW brand on a variety of levels.

The world's first stretched E-Type Jaguar unveiled

(November 12, 2013) LONDON — The world’s first stretched E-Type has been unveiled and will go on show in London later this week at a major automotive awards ceremony. Built in 1968, the left hand drive Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster has been stretched by four and a half inches during a major restoration carried out by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC).

Two cars in one — The Volvo Duett turns 60

(November 9, 2013) July 4, 2013, marked the 60th anniversary of the Volvo Duett — Volvo's first series-produced estate (wagon) car and the starting point of the company's proud estate car tradition. In 1944, the round-backed compact PV444 was shown for the first time.

Nissan to restore legendary Safari Rally Z

(November 8, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Few true sports cars in history can lay claim to not only being a road-racing champion, but also a rally legend. One such car is the Fairlady Z, which provided the basis for the renowned off-road race machine, the Safari Rally Z.

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