My Car Quest

March 6, 2015

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

AC Cobra Mk IV

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

Lance Reventlow 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?

Ford Bertone Mustang

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

Ferrari 410 Sport Prototype

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...]

The Lance Reventlow Scarab Race Team Had Two Transporters, I Think

Scarab Transporter

by Mike - The transporter below was sold at auction in Monterey in August 2012 by RM for $990,000. My friend, Ron Kellogg, started me thinking about this transporter and its history. The RM catalog description said, Italy’s Fiat, like … [Read more...]

A 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang – A Double Digit Car

1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang

by Mike - In 1964 Ford asked Carroll Shelby to transform the Ford Mustang from a "secretary's car" into a race car. He did that and in 1965 the Shelby GT350 Mustang won the SCCA B/Production Class championship. There were 562 1965 GT 350s … [Read more...]

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