My Car Quest

April 28, 2017

The Mercer Cobra By Virgil Exner

When a great Detroit designer dared to redesign the Cobra...the result was the Mercer Cobra by Wallace Wyss - Just about everything about old Cobras is solid gold, value wise. Which makes you kinda wonder about this car that … [Read more...]

Open Letter To Tesla CEO, Elon Musk

by Wallace Wyss - Hey Elon Musk, I welcome the news that you will be unveiling your electric tractor-trailer truck this September. But I wanted to call your attention to some serious work that’s been done in truck aerodynamics, work that I … [Read more...]

The Elegant And Understated Lamborghini Islero

by Mike - Since when does "elegant and understated" belong in the same sentence with Lamborghini? It does if you are talking about the Islero. Lamborghini Islero The Lamborghini Islero was the replacement for the 400GT and was manufactured … [Read more...]

The 1970 Porsche Tapiro: One That Got Away

by Wallace Wyss - The most celebrated cars at many of the fanciest concours is the one-off car, like the Porsche Tapiro. Especially the running one that was sold off and has been restored. It’s not easy to restore a one-off because many of … [Read more...]

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Done Italian Style

by Wallace Wyss - I still remember when the Corvette “aero coupe” came out in ’63, how exciting it was--a fastback coupe with wow, a split rear window. But then, as time went on I lost a little of my excitement, when I saw a.) the side vents … [Read more...]

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [Read more...]

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