My Car Quest

October 18, 2019

1969 Porsche 917K

by Mike - This special Porsche race car was on display at the Porsche Concours D’Elegance In Monterey on June 16, 2014. Text provided by the owner, Bruce Canepa, The 917 was designed by chief engineer Hans Mezger under the leadership of … [Read more...]

A Hot Rod Triumph TR6

by Mike - I came across this hot rod Triumph TR6 a few months ago at a local car show. A TR6 was the first car I bought for myself and it has always held fond memories even though it was not fast. It was good around corners and sliding in the … [Read more...]

The Times They Are A Changing – Collector Car Originality And Preservation Are Becoming More Important Than Over The Top Restoration

by Mike - I wrote about this subject in January 2014 when an original and very shabby Mercedes 300SL Gullwing sold at auction for a lot more than an very well restored model of the same year and color combination! I also wrote in February 2012 … [Read more...]

A 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang – A Double Digit Car

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 Top Ten Classic Cars At The 2014 Geneva Motor Show

by Mike - The jewel in the crown of Switzerland’s motor shows has just wrapped up and a bevy of classic cars came out to shine. Here are what we think are the top ten (there were new cars as well): 10: 1955 Ermini 357 Sport Sleek, … [Read more...]

Chrysler Ghia GS-1 – Great Teamwork To Create A Beautiful “Idea Car”

by Mike - In the early 1950s Virgil Exner was hired by Chrysler to update the Chrysler design image which was a little stodgy at the time. Exner developed a relationship with Ghia that lasted for 15 years, resulting in eighteen Chrysler/Ghia … [Read more...]

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