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Beautiful Mercedes-Benz 540K at Pebble Beach

Beautiful Mercedes-Benz 540K at Pebble Beach
This gorgeous specimen is a one-of-a-kind 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K streamliner. Initially designed as an endurance racer, the highly aerodynamic car was dismantled shortly after World War II. Despite having been stripped down to just its original chassis and rear axle, Mercedes-Benz took it upon themselves to reconstruct the vehicle based on original plans and using period accurate materials.
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Charlie Chaplin’s 1964 Bentley S3 Hits eBay

Charlie Chaplin’s 1964 Bentley S3 Hits eBay
This beautiful 1964 Bentley S3 was purchased new by legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1964 for the price of 65,000 Swiss francs. The luxurious car has a BFG 6.2-liter 8-cylinder engine with almost 68,000 miles on it, but the entire car has recently been completely restored, so it’s likely to have many more miles to go.
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New Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Breaks Cover

New Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Breaks Cover
A while back, Jaguar revealed that it would be making six additional lightweight E-Type roadsters, to fill in for six models which were never completed as part of an initial 1963 run which was supposed to have 18 cars in it.
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1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Navarro Special Auction

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Navarro Special Auction
No, you’re not seeing things, this Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 really is a shooting brake. Despite the original car being a small 2+2 Coupe that looked nothing like it, it’s still considered a Ferrari. Apparently, its original owner, Norbert Navarro decided that he didn’t like the way the original 330 GT looked and commissioned Piero Drogo of famed coachbuilders Carrozzeria Sports Cars to redesign and rebuild it.
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1960 Auto Union DKW 1000S Converted to Electric

1960 Auto Union DKW 1000S Converted to Electric
Al Swaghammer is a tinkerer and a long-time Audi enthusiast who lives outside of Seattle. He fell in love with a 1960 DKW 1000S (which was then badged as an Auto Union rather than an Audi), and has added the car to his collection.
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1948 Tucker 48 Heads to Auction

1948 Tucker 48 Heads to Auction
Preston Tucker had the potential to be the Elon Musk of his time. The man went up against the empire of major auto manufacturers to build his own car with visionary changes in design, safety and technology. 
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BMW Bringing a 1970 Alpina 2002ti to the Races

BMW Bringing a 1970 Alpina 2002ti to the Races
BMW has restored and retuned this classic 1970 BMW Alpini 2002ti. After spending 24 years in storage, the automaker purchased the vehicle and got to work. You can see the results are pretty incredible, although BMW hasn’t released any details on what they may have done under the hood, we love the color scheme and the flared fenders seen in the preview images.
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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Turns up on eBay

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Turns up on eBay
This classic ’74 Ferrari is quite a stunner, and is currently available for sale on eBay for $429,900(USD). The Ferrari Dino 246 is one of many iconic designs from Pininfarina, and was built from 1969 to 1974.
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In Torque We Trust: The 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

In Torque We Trust: The 1967 Plymouth Barracuda
Bob Gough is the proud owner of a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S, one of the great American muscle cars of the era. Petrolicious paid him a visit to discover why a man who grew up in France and admired European sports cars his entire childhood eventually got himself a pure American Iron ’67 ‘Cuda.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1957 Chrysler Diablo

Concepts from Future Past: 1957 Chrysler Diablo
One of the standout design concepts of the 1950s was the ’57 Chrysler Diablo. The Diablo was a two-door convertible that measured in at a whopping 22-feet long. In an era filled with tall family cars with tons of ornate chrome work, the Diablo was much cleaner in line, prognosticating the kinds of design elements that wouldn’t find their way to production cars until the 1960s.
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U.S. Marshals American Muscle Cars Auction

U.S. Marshals American Muscle Cars Auction
“Drive it like you stole it” might take on a whole new meaning if you bid on one of these muscle cars seized by the U.S. Marshals. The impressive collection of classic American muscle will be auctioned on September 12, 2014 by A.J.
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1964 Daimler SP250 Roadster on eBay

1964 Daimler SP250 Roadster on eBay
The Daimler SP250 Roadster is one of the classically styled open-top two-seaters of the 1960s that just seems to be ageless. When the car was first brought to the U.S. in 1959, it went by the name of the Daimler Dart, but Daimler quickly switched to the SP250 so as to avoid confusion with the already existing Dodge Dart.
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Tricked out ’68 Karmann Ghia up for Sale

Tricked out ’68 Karmann Ghia up for Sale
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a classic car not because of its power or performance, but because of its design. So we’re on the fence about whether or not a tricked out Karmann Ghia hot rod is a good idea or sacrilege.
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Jaguar Land Rover Scoops up 543 Classic Cars

Jaguar Land Rover Scoops up 543 Classic Cars
We’d love to own even one classic Jaguar E-Type or an XK 120, but the folks at Jaguar Land Rover just grabbed up one of the most impressive collections of classic cars on the planet. The collection, which was amassed by wealthy UK gearhead James Hull doesn’t just include Jaguars, but numerous other British classics, including Bentleys and Land Rovers.
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BMW Restoring Elvis Presley’s 1957 BMW 507

BMW Restoring Elvis Presley’s 1957 BMW 507
BMW Classic recently put the 1957 BMW 507 Roadster owned by Elvis Presley on display in the BMW Museum in Munich. Unfortunately, the vehicle is in extremely poor condition with no engine, a lot of rusted bodywork, a dilapidated interior, torn seats, chipping paint, and a bunch of other problems.
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