1965 Aston Martin James Bond DB5 nets record $6.4 million at auction

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1965 Aston Martin James Bond DB5 nets record $6.4 million at auction originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘New’ continuation Jaguar XKSS to debut in November in LA

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Jaguar Classic will soon show a completed XKSS continuation car and the Lightweight E-Type will go racing with a famous driver behind the wheel.

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'New' continuation Jaguar XKSS to debut in November in LA originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jay Leno’s Mercedes race transporter might be the coolest truck ever

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Yeah, it's a replica, but it's still one of the coolest machines in Leno's garage.

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Jay Leno's Mercedes race transporter might be the coolest truck ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 31 May 2016 14:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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You can own Don Draper’s 1964 Imperial Crown Convertible

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Don Draper's big, red convertible is the undisputed star of this particular show.

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You can own Don Draper's 1964 Imperial Crown Convertible originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 May 2016 12:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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President Obama will be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back next week, and not only has it signed up Will Ferrell and Steve Martin, it's also got some guy named Barack Obama.

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President Obama will be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tywin Lannister is selling his 1967 Ford Mustang

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Are you a future lord of Casterly Rock? Do you always pay your debts (and constantly remind everyone of it)? Then Charles Dance's crimson Mustang is for you.

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Tywin Lannister is selling his 1967 Ford Mustang originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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US Marshal’s classic muscle car auction officially in the books

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Blood Muscle Auction

The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.

While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.

The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.

The New York Times has a great write-up of the auction, including the somewhat bizarre setting relative to other high-stakes auctions where six-figure cars are the norm. Head over and take a look.

US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the books originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Winningest Ferrari ever feted by Petrolicious

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Ferrari 625/250 TRC

When Petrolicious showed its video starring the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, we weren't sure it could be topped. Now, barely two weeks later, it has. Somehow, the video crew of one of our favorite YouTube series has gotten its mitts on one of the rarest, winningest, and most unique Ferraris to ever rove the planet.

This is a 1957 Ferrari 625/250 TRC, a customized stunner originally owned by Ferrari importer John Von Neumann that won a number of races across the country during its heyday. There's a lot more to this car than its wins at the Grand Prix of Mexico, Laguna Seca, Riverside and Pomona (and others), though.

See, this car was originally bought by Von Neumann alongside a second 625/250 TRC. Both cars were already rarities, sporting a 2.5-liter four-cylinder race engine sourced from Ferrari's Le Mans efforts. Von Neumann took things a step further, acquiring a 3.0-liter V12, which was then shoehorned into the sleek TRC's body. Yes, wee little Ferrari with a big ol' engine. It's a hot rod, and is one of the best looking, best sounding cars we've ever seen.

Take a look below for the full video on this gorgeous Ferrari, from Petrolicious.

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DeLorean time capsule dusted off, made new again

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DeLorean DMC-12 Time Capsule

Time-capsule cars are their own, interesting little sub-genre of the collector car world. Unlike barn finds, which are generally just forgotten and left to time, there's a sense of deliberateness to time capsules that makes them even more exciting.

One of the most interesting recent time-capsule cases we've heard of has been well recapped by AutoWeek. Ironic as it may be, the time-capsule car in question is none other than the DeLorean DMC-12, the iconic star of the Back To The Future series. This particular example had just 308 miles on the ticker when it was brought in to Mike Vietro, a San Francisco Corvette dealer.

Vietro's experience with the car and it's owner makes for an interesting read. Hop over to AutoWeek and have a look.

DeLorean time capsule dusted off, made new again originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Petrolicious keeps our love of the Saab Sonett aflame

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Saab Sonett

German auto designs lean toward function and purpose. Italian designers deliver passion and beauty. The Brits, majesty. American cars, brashness and authority. If you want a funky design, though, you go to Sweden. The land of cheap, do-it-yourself furniture and delicious meatballs knows a thing or six about style and design, and while that character is only now reemerging thanks to a certain string of Volvo concepts, it use to be that Saab was the authority on penning some of the industry's more unique designs.

Take the beautiful Sonett for example - a small coupe whose appearance is a funky mishmash of a Porsche 911 and a Bugeyed Sprite with just a hint of a Citroën DS (it's that convex rear window). It's a positively striking car, made more unique by its two-stroke, three-cylinder powertrain and four-on-the-tree manual transmission. With just 70 horsepower hauling about 1,500 pounds of Swedish style, the Sonett strikes us as an ideal alternative to some of the English sports cars of its day, particularly for those that are looking for something beyond your average MG or Triumph.

For Glenn Roberts, the Sonett was a part of his childhood. His family owned example was originally a special-order item by his parents in 1967. He bought the car from them 13 years later and has never looked back, completing a restoration in 2004. With a story like that, it's not surprising that Roberts and his silver Sonett are the most recent pairing to get some attention from Petrolicious.

We have the full video available below. Scroll down and have a look.

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Petrolicious keeps our love of the Saab Sonett aflame originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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