My Car Quest

March 26, 2017

Missing, Presumed Junked: Two Italian Cadillacs

by Wallace Wyss - When a Cadillac designed by Pinin Farina (before they were one name) came up at auction, Bonhams said it was one of four Italian Cadillac based styling exercises built by Pinin Farina between 1958 and 1961, but this author … [Read more...]

The Gebruder Beutler And Their Porsches

by Wallace Wyss - Being half-Swiss, I am proud that a Swiss coachbuilder (Gebruder Beutler) was judged reliable enough to build some coachwork for the Porsche 356 cars - the Gebruder Beutler Porsches. Though from the one car I researched … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: First Reaction

In the end, a car only moderately different from its predecessor by Wallace Wyss - We are used to Detroit automakers lately making the noise with the horsepower, particularly in Dodges. Now it’s like Ferrari couldn’t take it anymore—they … [Read more...]

Critiquing The New Lexus LC500 – A World Class Coupe

By all appearances, the Lexus LC500 is a world class coupe to compete with the German automaker's entries... by Wallace Wyss - The proportions of the Lexus LC500 are those of an American muscle car; think Mustang. Yet the car is built … [Read more...]

Another Porsche 356 Mystery Car

Is it the Holy Grail of Lost 356 Prototypes or just another VW-based custom? by Wallace Wyss - Back at the beginning of Porsche, you might say all options were open because, at that converted sawmill in Gmund that they were using for … [Read more...]

Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six Concept Car Design Critique, One Scribe’s Humble Opinion

by Wallace Wyss - When you are building one of the most luxurious cars in the world, you have two audiences—the one that likes everything traditional, i.e. a gradual evolution of the existing design and then you have those who want the latest … [Read more...]

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