My Car Quest

September 24, 2021

Archives for March 2019

Ford’s Gullwing – The Ford Cougar 406 Concept

A Case of Almost Was… by Wallace Wyss - It was 1962. Mercedes had already given up on the gullwing, the last one they made was ’57 (not counting the modern ones) . But somehow Ford got the word late on this flashy door style and got one … [Read more...]

Vector Creator Says He Sold Them To Start A New Venture

by Wallace Wyss - Long ago, fifty years ago, give or take, I was headin' out from Michigan to the land of sun and surf, the West Coast, and a lady friend from Bad Axe, MI told me I ought to look up her friend Gerald Weigert, who was also from … [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...]

AC 428: If Shelby Had Gone Italian

by Wallace Wyss - Actually Shelby knew the Italians could whack out bodies like nobody’s business, and after the first Cobra coupe was bodied entirely in the U.S. body wise (by Bill Honda) he sent the remaining five chassis to Carrozzeria Gran … [Read more...]

One Man And His Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike Gulett - Ken Phillips bought his Bizzarrini GT 5300 new in Italy in the late '60s and had it shipped to the US East Coast where it stayed for the next few decades. The very same Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada (No. 0256) that I owned many years … [Read more...]

Is This A 1956 Bentley R-Type Continental by H. J. Mulliner?

by Mike - I saw this stunning Bentley in the parking lot of a local restaurant recently in between rain storms. What a beauty it is - I had to do some research to try and figure out the model and year. Most cars of this caliber are seen … [Read more...]