1991 Lancia Thema: What’s Your Type?

In the late 1980s, four European car marques launched competing midsize cars all based on the same “Type 4” platform. The Saab 9000 normalized Saab quirkiness. The Alfa Romeo 164 brought Alfa style and “reliability” to the states for about a minute. The Fiat Croma was a misspelled non-word. It also never made it across the Atlantic, thereby making…

Auction Week 2017: Goliath

It’s been a busier than usual couple of weeks living in car Mecca. This past week was the Holy Grail – Scottsdale Arizona Auction Week. (For those not interested in “alternative facts,” Scottsdale only hosts most of the auctions. RM is in Phoenix. Silver is on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.) The buildup started with the…

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS: Hiding in Plain Sight

This is Patrick Nichols, a charming fella from Tennessee. Behind him is a 1970 Chevelle. Not like Brian’s from high school – this one wasn’t built for grandma. The good news: it is an L78, which means it has a Muncie M21 4 speed and a 12-bolt, 4:10:1 Positraction differential to turn the output of…

1987 Citroen CX25 Prestige: Let Your Freak Flag Fly

What to drive when a Saab is too common and you can’t afford a TVR. Sadly for you, it is already in the hands of a new owner. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the sheer madness of Apex Frenchiness. How else do you describe this?

1962 Aston Martin DB4: It’s Only Mostly Dead

It doesn’t run. It barely rolls. All the rustable parts have rusted.  Frankly, it looks like Raoul Silva’s goons took their guns to it for a couple of hours. Still, I love it. I LOVE the look of it. I love the backstory. What I really really love is the chance to shoot it in a…