Tag: collector car
This splendid 1983 Honda Civic Wagon was modified by Rutledge Wood, co-host of Top Gear USA (on the History Channel) and a NASCAR racing reporter for NBC Sports. In an exclusive interview, Wood explains the wild color scheme. “I built it to be a fun car that’s not just another one lost in the crowd of similar mods,” he said.
You might know the Chrysler Town & Country as the seven-passenger minivan introduced 25 years ago. But the advent of the minivan can be traced much further back: another half-century to the classic 1941 Town & Country barrel-back wood station wagon now listed on eBay.
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.
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.
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.”
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?