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

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

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 today when the bidding was hammered at 550,000 British pounds, which translates to $863,500...

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.

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

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 VanDerBrink said there were 2,000 registered online and in-person bidders; compare that to an...

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

Warhoops salvage yard sold by founding family

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 Warholak family, founders of the yard. “I am almost 70 and it was time,”...

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

Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebrated around the world

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 recognized through events and declarations across the United States and around the world. Celebrations...

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 and Duster of Tom “Mongoose” McEwen exhibition raced on drag strips across the country...

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 field. Droves of bow-ties and blue ovals trekked to the tiny hamlet of Iola,...