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The 1939 Auto Union ‘D-Type’ has been found, and will be sold this Friday, August 14th.  Was it lost?  Yes.  In the Spring of 1945, after winning multiple Grand Prixs, Soviet Forces in Germany loaded all known D-Types onto a train for the Soviet Union in hopes of reverse engineering this marvel of mechanics.  So all known existing models, totaling only 13 cars, were loaded onto the train and transported to NAMI motor industry research institute in Moscow.  During the research, four of the thirteen were completely dismantled and destroyed during analysis.  The others were dismantled over the years for industry research by governments.  One was even sent to a museum and eventually sold to Audi.  Then in the 1950’s a Russian born American investigated the remaining nine cars, and found one intact chassis, #19.  He successfully traveled Europe finding the remaining authentic parts and completed Chassis #19.  So this Friday, if you have an estimated eight to ten million dollars between the couch cushions, head on over to Carmel. $8,000,000 – $10,000,000 BID

August 10, 2009 at 5:33 am

Not many are familiar with Wiesmann motors, but this luxury sports car company based in Dulmen, Germany does something few car companies will.  It makes each sports car by hand.  Wiesmann has a deal with BMW to use its engine and transmissions, but the rest is purely Wiesmann.  The logo is a Gecko, because it “sticks to the road, like geckos to a wall.” Very few on the road, in fact Wiesmann claims less than 300 produced annually.  $250,000  BUY

January 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Only two Ferraris of this styling were ever made.  Carrozzeria Rocco Motto of Torino styled this for Ferrari and must have done something right.  This very vehicle was raced around the world.  From Italy to Argentina, its long and storied career has been carefully recorded.  Win after win, this car finally retired to a life of being looked at.  In 1997 at the Louis Vuitton Automobiles Classiques Concours d’Elégance at Bagatelle, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix meeting, and in 2003 was the cover car for the Ferrari Club of America.  The owner just passed away and now some very lucky person has the opportunity to listen to her purr and, if he wants, see what she’s still got under the hood.  If you’re interested be in Gstaad, Switzerland on December 20th at the Palace Hotel, at 9:00 a.m. and ready to spend $2.5 – $3.5 Million. BUY

December 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

On May 18th RM Actions will let go of a 250 GT Pininfarina Ferrari. 1 of only 201 produced (this was number 112), it went through an entire frame-off restoration. New paint, interior, trim etc. Under the hood – in typical Ferrari fashion, a V-12 240bhp engine. Great looking and we’re guessing it’s not a bad drive. Expected to go for around $750,000. Interested? BID

May 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Nova just aired “The Car of the Future” on Tuesday, a special on where autos are headed and how we’re getting there. It is hosted by Car Talk’s Click and Clack and follows them as they search for clean, fuel efficient vehicles. You can order the DVD for $25 or even better, watch the entire program with no commercials, free at Nova’s site. WATCH/ORDER

April 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Autoloc makes the real deal smoke screen – as used by James Bond and others to escape hazardous situations. Extra dense, non-toxic white smoke will billow out of your tailpipe when activated. Step by step instructions included – so easy, according to the company, even the weekend mechanic can do it. $176 BUY

April 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm

PGO Speedster

No hybrid convertibles are currently for sale in the United States. However, PGO has just announced a clean natural gas version of it’s speedster, the PGO Cevennes Turbo which can also run on biogas. Modeled after the 1950s Porsches, it looks fantastic. Six gear manual transmission and a turbo-charger – to compensate for the four cylinders. Top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 in just over six seconds. Unfortunately, it’s sold in Euros – and with the dollar where it is: €48,000 is…brace yourself, $75,000.

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March 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Sonus Detailing Clay

So the car looks good, but it could be better. Sonus Detailing Clay is what the classic car shops use to give it that newly painted look. By removing tar, grease, road salts, and hard water deposits, the clay will leave your vehicle shiny – and like new. One bar will provide 3-4 applications. Not bad for only $20.

March 19, 2008 at 11:47 am

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