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.
In the early 1960s, a brand new Rolls-Royce cost about $8,000. Five decades later, when fully restored to its original grandeur, this 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is listed on eBay for a cool half-mil. Why is it fetching such a price?
The founders of Green Day, the hard-rocking California band, love cool cars almost as much as blasting out their unique punk-pop blend. But rock stars can be, well, excessive. So before long, the band’s fleet of collector and sports cars, according to a 2012 report in the New Zealand Herald, grew beyond 100 vehicles. That’s […]
Auto executives from Audi, Nissan and Mercedes predict that self-driving cars will be on the road around 2020. But the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology will come first, not to passenger cars, but to the commercial big rigs running on U.S. highways. That became clear to me last week when I saw Mark Alvick, director […]
Color has illuminated artist Gunhild Liljequist’s world since she began working in Volkswagen’s Germany-based Department of Fabrics and Colors in 1964, during what many consider the most creative period of the company’s history. Her artistic vision is behind some of VW’s most iconic paint hues, trims and interior detailing—including the quirky little touches like the […]
What We Like: More fun to drive than competing trucks Off-road prowess Sturdy interior What We Don’t Like: Lackluster exterior styling Dated interior design Economy feel but not economy price While the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups have beautiful, roomy and modern designs, the 2015 Nissan Frontier feels somewhat stuck in the past. […]
When did BMW become synonymous with sporty great-handling cars for drivers? You might look to the company’s CS models, produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, for when the Bimmer became the “ultimate driving machine” and earned its reputation to conquer not only Lemans and Nürburgring, but also the daily commute. A great case […]