My Car Quest

November 24, 2014

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...]

The Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Sold In Paris

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car raced by Phil Hill was up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once owned. In another Ferrari he installed the custom made Offenhauser … [Read more...]

This Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Once Was Powered By A Custom Offenhauser Engine? – No It Was Not

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car is up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014 and was not powered by the custom Offenhauser engine commissioned by George Tilp. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once … [Read more...]

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