Bugatti Veyron: Lucky Numbers

Welcome to the best used car lot on the planet. So many display cars are from dealers and auctioneers, but what do I care? I get to be up close and personal with cars that I would otherwise never get close to. In this case, it means Bugatti Veyrons 7 and 8 in my personal collection of sightings. I don’t know if 7 (or 8) is a lot, only that either is more than 6, which is an entirely different record.

These two are for sale right now – yours for somewhere between $3,950,001 and infinity $2.5 and 4 million. Evidently, they have some sort of pedigree.

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Bentley Bentayga(roni?) and Friends

[Ed.: These are all dealer cars, as near as can be determined. We try not to pick on people’s personal pride and joy. That said, dealers and spec cars and show builds seem like fair game.]
Full disclosure – I already don’t understand why the Bentayga needs to exist in the first place, but it does. So it goes. Still, If you were going to drop 220 or 300 K on a bespoke “subtle reinterpretation of the marque’s signature design traits, from the super-formed, ultra sharp powerline to the handcrafted interior,” would you spend another 10? 100? to turn this:

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1991 GMC Syclone: Come to Where The Flavor Is

From humble beginnings… come trucks that will blow your doors off.  This is the 1991 GMC Syclone. In particular, this is one of 10 Marlboro Syclones.  And, like an increasing number of cars showing up at the Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering, it’s for sale. So you’ll have to be happy with the dealer and wiki info in the links, because they’re not paying me to hype this thing. As S-10s go though, this is way better than my dad’s. Read More

1976 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé: The Fleet is In

1976 Lincoln ContinentalThis is class circa the disco years. Not Tony Manero class – more like Rocky’s mobster boss or Ted Baxter. Twenty-two feet of deliciously tacky yellow and tan. I loved and hated these cars – so cushy and quiet and floaty, but so ponderous and grotesquely overwrought. Bench seats and column shifters make up for a lot when it’s date night, I can tell you that.
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1987 Ford Mustang GT: What to test drive

When your friend Fred has a friend Fred who sells cars in Paw Paw or some other little wide spot in the road near the highway. It’s not like anything will get weird on a test drive.
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Maturity can be fleeting, but fortunately it self-triggered when coming into some curves a bit too hot, and also when car salesman Fred suggests you turn over the keys to actual potential buyer Fred.
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