My Car Quest

October 10, 2015

The Reventlow (And Shelby) Transporter Is Up For Auction Along With Two Scarab F1 Cars

by Mike - Two Lance Reventlow Scarab Formula One racing cars and the Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s Fiat-Bartoletti transporter will be up for auction at the Bonham's Goodwood Revival Sale on September 12, 2015. This transporter was last … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk IV – This Would Be A Cool Car To Own

by Mike - I attended my first Cars & Coffee in June 2013 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California. I drove the Grifo - it was about a 100 mile round trip drive. There were some great cars and some interesting people too. I met Robert … [Read more...]

Lance Reventlow The Hollywood Racer And The Scarab

by Mike - I am surprised that the story of Lance Reventlow has not been made into a Hollywood movie. It has all of the elements of a blockbuster: Rich mother, one race car driving stepfather, and another stepfather, movie star named Cary Grant. … [Read more...]

The Italian Mustang – Is It Really Lost?

by Wallace Wyss One of the saddest things I have seen in the auto design world is when L. Scott Bailey, founder and publisher of Automobile Quarterly, was running an ad trying to find out where his former one off Italian built Mustang was. I … [Read more...]

For Sale – A Monster Ferrari 410 Sport Prototype First Raced by Carroll Shelby

by Mike - As the Ferrari factory’s 5.0 liter weapon of choice for the 1955 World Sportscar Championship, Ferrari 410 Sport s/n 0592CM represents the ultimate evolution of the big-horsepower and big-torque Lampredi V12’s. One of only four … [Read more...]

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