My Car Quest

February 23, 2018

The Three Seat Ferrari

by Wallace Wyss - Some people think it was McLaren who pioneered the three seat center steering sports car. Not so. Ferrari had one, commissioned by Luigi Chinetti Jr. who, besides being the son of the man who first brought the brand to … [Read more...]

Drogo Ferrari 250 GT

by Mike - In the post, More Classic Car Photos From Padova, Italy, Herbert Putz sent in photos of a beautiful blue Drogo Ferrari. This motivated Stephen Mitchell to comment "The blue Drogo is a fascinating car with a mix of GTO themes and … [Read more...]

Book Review: Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Book Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes: The Venice Years 1962-1965 (2017) Author: Dave Friedman Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Motorbooks First edition: (September 12, 2017) Language: … [Read more...]

The Hudson River Shelby Cobra

wherein a 427 Cobra spends mucho time in a murky river before being rediscovered... by Wallace Wyss - The story starts March 3, 1968 when a red 427 Cobra was seen on Route 5 between Schenectady and Albany, New York. The driver, even … [Read more...]

Book Promotion On An Extreme Budget

by Wallace Wyss - I was lucky the first time, when a Hollywood producer spotted my bio of Shelby (SHELBY The Man, the Cars The Legend) and bought it. Hollywood didn't buy it from me but they did pay a nice little option price to be first in line … [Read more...]

Training The New Guy At The Classic Car Auction Company

by Mike - We are into the 2018 classic car auction season with the kick off in Arizona last week. It seems like an OK start but I thought there were not as many great cars as in years past. The sale of the Iso Grifo Prototype for $1.76 million at … [Read more...]

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