Under the Hood

007 Lotus Espirit ‘submarine’ sells for U.S. $863,500

"Wet Nellie," the submersible Lotus Espirit from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" sold for $863,500 today.

Breaking news from RM Auctions‘ London sale: At a little past 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 9, the heralded James Bond Lotus Submarine car used by “007” in the 1977 thriller “The Spy Who Loved Me” was called sold … More »

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Lambrecht low-mileage Chevrolet collection in Pierce: What will they sell for at VanDerBrink sale?

This 1963 Impala Sport Coupe has a ridiculously low XXX miles and was always stored inside Lambrecht Chevrolet. Look for it to be one of the high sellers.

Approximately 40 days before the VanDerBrink Auctions sale of the Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection in Pierce, Nebraska, on Sept. 28-29, the 50 never-sold Chevy cars and trucks and 500 low-mileage trade-in cars and trucks were already attracted heated online bids. Yvette … More »

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Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

The 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Town Car concept at Warhoops with Harry Warholak Sr. (left) and Harry Warholak Jr. (right) in 1988.

On the 25th anniversary year of Joe Bortz’s rescue of four Motorama concept cars rescued from Warhoops Used Auto & Truck Parts in Sterling Heights, Mich., the legendary salvage yard is marking another milestone in 2013: its sale by the … More »

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Ferrari and Packard are big winners at Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance proclaimed this 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich-bodied convertible victoria owned by Judge Joseph Cassini III and his wife Margie as Best of Show at the 2013 event.

In August, buzz in the collector car world shifts to California’s Monterey Peninsula, and inevitably, the two main questions that come from the weekend are: What car won “Best of Show” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and what vehicle … More »

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Jay Leno to provide commentary during Auctions America’s California sale

Jay Leno will provide color commentary for the live television coverage of Auctions America‘s California Auction on Aug. 3, which will air during the NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of the auction, which will run from Aug. 1-3. The live coverage will … More »

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Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebrated around the world

Henry Ford with the car that made him a household name, the Model T.

150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth Celebrated Around the World Today, July 30, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses. Henry Ford’s enduring impact is being … More »

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An ‘Old Cars’ license plate topper: If you want it, we will build it!

A mock up of the proposed porcelainized license plate topper.

Deck out your old car with  OLD CARS  The staff of Old Cars Weekly is gauging interest in producing a vintage-style license plate topper for your vintage car or truck. The high-quality toppers would be made of heavy 18-gage steel … More »

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Snake and Mongoose go from drag strip to silver screen

Anyone who grew up playing with redline Hot Wheels or watched drag racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s thinks cars — not animals — upon hearing the phrase “Snake and Mongoose.”  The famous Barracuda of Don “Snake” Prudhomme … More »

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Iola ’13: Ford versus Chevy

The Iola Old Car Show pitted Ford versus Chevy, and the winners were those who came to see the cars from each make in the Theme Area, Blue Ribbon Concours, Swap Meet, Car Corral, Postwar show field and Prewar show … More »

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Three donated Tucker automobiles headed to AACA Museum

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The world’s largest Tucker collection is headed to its new permanent home at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa., from the David Cammack Collection in Virginia. More »

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