A few noteworthy Vintage Car Photos of the Day worth checking out, plucked from all over the web. Continue reading →
What Santa’s taking for a spin this weekend ↑ to reward himself for delivering all those presents around the world. We think he deserves it. Especially when you consider the smells that must emanate from sitting behind all those reindeer all night.. Continue reading →
Having a stressed out day during the holidays too? Nothing that a few laps behind the wheel of a vintage V12 Ferrari F1 car at 14,000 rpm couldn’t fix, I’m sure. A few more soooothing Vintage Car Photos of the Day worth checking out on the following page to help take you to your happy place… Continue reading →
Although there have been copies, there was only ever one Lamborghini Miura Roadster built by the Lamborghini factory and it was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Find out more about the special car on the following page…
Although not the same car, this 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 pictured above is the same year as Jim Morrison’s that he’s driving in this clip from the film “When You’re Strange” in the California desert.
YouTube poster “Toodlem” goes into greater depth about the car here, saying he “…did a lot of research on the Shelby and all indications are it was trashed after Jim hit a telephone pole when he was drunk. He had clipped it before, but on that occasion he bent the frame, ending his time with The Blue Lady (his name for the car)…Shelby fans, note the car has no front grille emblem, no trunk emblem, small lettered Speedway 350 tires, uneven, hammered rear exhaust outlets, comfortweave seats, fender mounted antenna, and half the molding on the driver’s side taillight is missing. LOL. Best of all, it’s a 4-speed nightmist blue car with parchment interior and 10-spoke wheels. He knew how to pick ’em, huh? That’s the way I would have ordered it. If only you could go back in time!”
Auto Clasico Mallorca always has a virtual plethora of amazing Vintage Car Photos to choose from, a lot of them appearing to be from manufacturer’s publicity and catalog shoots. Just check out the gorgeous dark green colored Euro edition 1979 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL (W126) in the shot above. A variety of 24 more on the following page… Continue reading →
Cool&Vintage.com has always has some great vintage car photos, the first 20 on the following page are from there. We especially love the above photo of the 290 hp Schnitzer “Green Monster” CSL clipping an apex at considerable speed, driver with no helmet on at a race track and don’t forget the cool set of shades. Safety Nazi’s be damned, this is how it’s done. Continue reading →
Auto Clasico Mallorca is one of our favorite sites for vintage car photos, such as the one above of the two 1967 Honda S800s. Find 13 more on the following page. Continue reading →
The original Fiat 124 Spider: lightweight, rear wheel drive, manual steering and brakes, Lampredi designed DOHC 4 cylinder engine and designed by Pininfarina. Were we spoiled then, or is it now? (And please, let’s not get into the whole, “ohh, they were slow and dangerous and rusted before leaving port” thing, trying to be a romantic about it)10 more photos on the following page, decide for yourself…
Petrolicious.com today posted an interesting story today titled, “19 Things You Didn’t Know About Shelby“, although some of the said ‘facts’ remain questionable.
There’s no questioning factoid number 12, posted below, which refers to the black 1965 Ford GT40 Mk II shown above and below at what looks like one of their maiden track testing events shortly after production.
“12. The GT40 was too small for its driver Dan Gurney
Shelby and Ford got the best drivers of their day to get behind the wheel of the legendary GT40s, like Bruce McLaren (yes, that McLaren) and Dan Gurney… who was too tall to physically sit in the car, so they added a bubble in the top of the door to fit his six foot four inch frame.”
Brigitte Bardot seen above with her 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II.
“The 1962 Silver Cloud II Convertible is one of the most famous Rolls-Royce models in the company’s history, and Bardot owned one while living in Paris at the height of her stardom. She purchased the car from legendary French singer Charles Aznavour and sold it on two years later to Charles Jourdan, the French shoe designer. Bardot wasn’t alone amongst her peers in owning a Silver Cloud. A Road & Track test of the Silver Cloud II said, “It is a pleasure to report that there is still a company in business dedicated to the task of producing the best car in the world, regardless of cost.” No wonder many of her contemporaries, like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, chose the Rolls too.”
Read more about the cars the famous actress has owned here on Petrolicious.com
How about some Vintage Photos of the Day of all Alfa Romeos? Done!
It’s all fun and games until someone’s eye gets poked out. Ah heck, it’s still fun in a Citroën 2CV, join on in everybody!
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A 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo (E20) interior shot. What’re the giveaways that it’s not ‘just’ a tii? We’d have to point to the VDO boost gauge in the cluster on top of the dash next to the tii-specific clock, black sport seats, red instrument surround and 3 spoke steering wheel. Now, who can name… Continue reading →
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