My Car Quest

April 24, 2019

This Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Hot Rod Is Awsome

by Mike - Why don't more owners of classic Italian cars restore them like some American car owners do using hot rod or restomod styles? They would not be original but they can be oh so cool, and be better drivers, and even look better as our … [Read more...]

Buick Y-Job Concept: A Re-Creation By Gary Wales At Benedict Castle Concours

Text by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Nobody in the old car collecting field is as irrepressible as Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. Formerly known first as a Ferrari collector when still in … [Read more...]

When A Custom Car Builder Goes Too Far

by Wallace Wyss - I always thought the Ferrari 400 GT body style when cut down into a convertible, was a great looking car. Outside cutters did them from the 365 GT4 2-plus-2, to the 400 GT to the 400i to the 412 GT. But sometimes an … [Read more...]

Divining Character In A Bespoke Bentley

Case in point, Gary Wales and his “Black Prince” Bentley. by Wallace Wyss - Gary Wales is a dreamer. But one difference between Wales and most car lovers is that he builds the cars he dreams about. His 1938 Bentley, chassis B … [Read more...]

How Do You Place A Value On A Collector Car?

by Mike - As we head to the end of the year and past the holidays we will soon be in the midst of the Scottsdale, Arizona auctions in mid-January 2018. These are the first collector car auctions of the year and they set the trends for the rest of … [Read more...]

A Ferrari Hot Rod – The Gatto – Custom Coachwork At Its Best

by Mike - What motivates someone to design and then build, or have built, a fully custom car like the Strale Daytona 6000GT Prototype (Iso Daytona)? Or the 1933 Ford Roadster Like No Other? Whatever the motivation is I like it and it … [Read more...]