My Car Quest

October 19, 2017

Were Panteras Led Down The Wrong Road?

by Wallace Wyss - De Tomaso Panteras are finally getting good money at auctions, but far less than, say, a Maserati Ghibli made in the same time frame. This is partly because they are all too common, the most generally accepted figure being … [Read more...]

Concept Design Analysis: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

by Wallace Wyss - At the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Mercedes unveiled a car called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 (they seem determined to keep that name "Maybach" alive as their ultimate luxury model, though a Maybach marketed in … [Read more...]

The Art Of The Classic Sports Car: Pace and Grace – Book Review

by Wallace Wyss - Title: The Art of the Classic Sports Car Pace and Grace Author: Stuart Codling Photography: James Mann Publisher: MBI Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Motorbooks (June 1, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: … [Read more...]

The Concept Car That Went Through War

by Wallace Wyss - I think I was born as a barn finder. Even before I knew that there was an occupation of “barn finder” I was spotting cars in magazines and filing them away mentally as future cars to look for. Take the Plymouth XNR show … [Read more...]

The Last DeTomaso Goes Up for Auction

The Prototype that came in from the Cold. by Wallace Wyss - Nobody tells me. And, hey, I wrote three books on DeTomaso. So it’s a little embarrassing to say that I am reporting to you today on a “new” DeTomaso car only 18 years after … [Read more...]

One I Missed: The Ferrari 288 GTO

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes you see something and dismiss it only to regret decades later that you passed by something great. A case in point is the Ferrari 288 GTO. When I first saw it, at the Geneva Auto Salon in February 1984, I thought … [Read more...]

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