Author Archive: Bradley Berman
It’s widely assumed that American muscle cars are all about horsepower. But that overlooks the race for aerodynamics that characterized the 1969 and 1970 Nascar Grand National seasons, known as the “Aero Wars.” The fierce competition between Ford and Chrysler reached epic proportions, when Ford built the 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra, a sleek and wicked vehicle well-suited to its name. It never made into production, but there’s one on sale now on eBay.
In 1994, six vintage automobiles were acquired, restored, and painted white. Then, the artist Hiro Yamagata and about 20 assistants painted fanciful natural designs, based on photographs of nature. It was a mashup of Daimler and Gauguin. The series called “Earthly Paradise,” grew to about 20 cars, including the 1952 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet 220A, currently bid to $225,900 on eBay.
When exploring the world of fine collectible automobiles, you will frequently encounter this term: bespoke. It’s just a highfalutin way of describing something that is customized or made-to-order. In the case of this, ahem, extremely rare $2 million 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith now on sale on eBay, there’s a single bespoke feature that gives the vehicle its unique character.
A 1970 Chrysler 300H convertible, used to promote Hurst aftermarket performance products, will forever be associated with racing queen Linda Vaughn. The unique vehicle is now on sale on eBay. The vehicle is affectionately know as the “Parade Float,” according to the seller, because it crisscrossed the country in the 1970s with iconic beauty queen Linda Vaughn perched on top of a platform.
Classic Ford Mustangs are among the most iconic and collectible cars in the world. But is the ’64 ‘Stang now listed on eBay for more than $1 million worth its price? The answer can be found in the car’s incredible story. The seller, in fact, calls it “the most significant historic Mustang in the world.”
The aluminum body of the first Porsche production car, introduced in 1950, was pounded into shape by hand. And that’s exactly how 35-year-old Chris Runge, a self-described “Porsche enthusiast and auto obsession-ist” produces his automotive creations, like the hand-built aluminum Frankfurt Flyer now listed on eBay.