My Car Quest

December 7, 2019

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [Read more...]

The Ill Fated Shelby Series I: When Will It Become Collectible?

by Wallace Wyss - Carroll Shelby, as tall and proud as he was in public, was painfully shy. He liked to either be in control of the situation or not be there. So he had a few recurring doubts, one of which is; How can he be thought of as a modern … [Read more...]

DeTomaso: The Man and His Machines – The Story of a Book

by Wallace Wyss - This is not a new book. It is instead a story of how a book came about and what happened to it before it (almost) disappeared into the sands of time. I had been working for David and Linda Adler in Huntington Beach, … [Read more...]

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action? (Not Anymore)

Three years ago yesterday I published this story from Wallace Wyss about an Italian GT one-off designed by American Tom Tjaarda. Now Wallace is happy to report the car has been found and is coming up for auction at the Artcurial auction on February 8 … [Read more...]

Book Review: Extreme Panteras

Review by Wallace Wyss - Title: Extreme Panteras Authors: David and Linda Adler Foreward by Tom Tjaarda Binding: Hardbound Format: Horizontal Size: 11” x 8.5” Length: 304 pg. Price: $89.95 Publisher: Adler … [Read more...]

The 1967 Ferrari 365GT California Spyder

by Wallace Wyss - Ferrari was a bit snobby at times, being “two tiered” in that they had the regular catalog models anybody could buy and then, if you were a VIP or a Royal, you could order something special, something limited edition. … [Read more...]