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First Two Pontiac Firebirds Set to Take Flight at Auction

First Two Pontiac Firebirds Set to Take Flight at Auction
These are some rare birds indeed. The very first production Pontiac Firebirds built will soon go on sale at Barrett-Jackson, and you can bet they’ll command a staggering bounty. These 1967 Firebirds – a coupe and a convertible – rolled off the line at the Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant and immediately captured the hearts of muscle car mad gearheads, to the tune of selling more than 82,000 units in the first year.
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Before the Ford Ranger Was the Ford Ranchero

Before the Ford Ranger Was the Ford Ranchero
These days, there are lots of people clamoring for the return of Ford’s Ranger compact pickup truck. But there’s another Ford that pre-dates the Ranger that I’d love to see make a comeback too. And that, my friends, is the Ford Ranchero.
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This Ferrari 288 GTO Would Make Magnum P.I. Jealous

This Ferrari 288 GTO Would Make Magnum P.I. Jealous
Sure, at a glance you might mistake this 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO for the one that Magnum P.I. drove in the iconic ’80s series. It’s not though; Magnum could only wish his Ferrari were a GTO.
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LEGO Building Life-Size ’64-1/2 Mustang Model

LEGO Building Life-Size ’64-1/2 Mustang Model
If there weren’t already enough reasons to visit the Mustang Club of America’s upcoming 40th anniversary celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this September, we now have one more. Pony car fans in attendance will get to see the premiere of a life-size LEGO model of the classic 1964½ Ford Mustang.
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BMW Restores Elvis’ BMW 507: Viva Concours d’Elegance!

BMW Restores Elvis’ BMW 507: Viva Concours d’Elegance!
BMW made a major discovery for fans of the classic 507 roadster and for fans of Elvis Presley. While Elvis was doing military service in Germany, he owned a slick little 507 that was thought to have been lost forever.
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The Best Sounding Cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Best Sounding Cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The team at Goodwood Road & Racing selected seven vehicles for a video celebrating the best sounding cars of the 2016 Festival of Speed. The competition is fierce. The lineup includes the McLaren P1 LM, the Hepworth GB1 Can-Am car, the Honda Ra 300, Mad Mike Whiddett’s Red Bull turbo Mazda RX-8 drift car, Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s
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100 Years of BMW Motorsports Makes an Awesome Parade

100 Years of BMW Motorsports Makes an Awesome Parade
The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrated 100 years of BMW competition (and BMW’s centennial as a company) with a parade of amazing cars and motorcycles. The procession featured everything from M1 pro cars to Formula 1 cars, 635 CSIs that won the Spa 24 Hours in the 80s, the V12 LMR, and the spectacular 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” pictured below.
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Keymaster for a Day in Ghostbuster’s Latest Ride

Keymaster for a Day in Ghostbuster’s Latest Ride
Sure, you’ll get a lot of gawkers if you roll through town in one of the season’s trendy new cars. But it’s doubtful you’ll turn more heads than driving along in the Ecto-1, the marquee car in the new Ghostbusters movie.
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Freshly-Minted Jaguar XKSS Coming to LA Auto Show

Freshly-Minted Jaguar XKSS Coming to LA Auto Show
Back in late March, we caught word that Jaguar planned to make nine XKSS continuation cars to make up for some original 1957 models that were lost in a factory fire back in the day. We knew that the cars would be very expensive and with so few being made, ultra exclusive as well.
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Paul Newman’s Porsche 935 Le Mans Racer Heads to Auction

Paul Newman’s Porsche 935 Le Mans Racer Heads to Auction
There are a few actors turned racing drivers out there who were very successful in both careers. Two of the biggest names to achieve success both on screen and on track were Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.
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The Very First Shelby Cobra Going up for Auction

The Very First Shelby Cobra Going up for Auction
Any real ’60s era Shelby Cobra is an iconic car and worth big money. Just imagine what the very first Shelby Cobra would be worth. That is exactly what RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off in a couple weeks in Monterey.
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Chasing a 90-Year-Old Record at the Brighton Speed Trials

Chasing a 90-Year-Old Record at the Brighton Speed Trials
Britain has amassed more than three times the F1 prizes than its nearest rival, and ten different British drivers have taken 15 world championships. But it wasn’t always so. The Brits had to overcome red tape, political obstacles, a road-racing ban, draconian speed limits and apathy to become a motorsports giant.
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This 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette Has Driven Just 57 Miles

This 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette Has Driven Just 57 Miles
Not all cars are destined to be collector rides despite being special editions. I think the 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition is a perfect example. The car wanted to be special, but in the end the C5 generation ‘Vette was really nothing spectacular, and there is no strong demand for the car.
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Living the Porsche Dream with a Former Seinfeld Writer

Living the Porsche Dream with a Former Seinfeld Writer
You may know comedian Spike Feresten through his work writing for shows such as Seinfeld, for which he penned the infamous “Soup Nazi” episode. You may know him through his hosting gig for Esquire TV’s show Car Matchmaker, where Feresten helps a prospective car owner choose among three possible dream cars.
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A 1991 BMW E30 Brings out All the Auto Lover Feels

A 1991 BMW E30 Brings out All the Auto Lover Feels
Petrolicious does it again with this fantastic story of Delia Wolfe and her 1991 BMW 318IS. Still looking immaculate in Brilliantrot Bright Red with 320,000-plus miles on the odometer, the 318IS was expertly restored by Delia herself, a BMW mechanic who lives in Marin County, California.
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