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Ford vs. Ferrari: An Unlikely Battle

Ford vs. Ferrari: An Unlikely Battle

'66 Ford GT40

Most car fans are familiar with the fun arguments between Ford drivers and Chevy drivers, but they may not know about the battle between Ford and Ferrari. This short-lived battle existed in the 1960s and instead of being between the men and women who drive the two makes, the battle was between the two men who ran the companies, Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari.

1965 Mustang

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Here’s a classic car that’s sure to impress. Though the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC isn’t an American model it is a great example of what classic car fans appreciate about vehicles from days gone by. Both sleek and sophisticated, this model can still be found on posters in college dorm rooms and garage walls across the country. Anyone lucky enough to own one easily becomes the envy of everyone on the block.

2012 Russo & Steele Monterey Auction

Russo & Steele: It has been a long winter for classic car fans, but spring has finally sprung and as the weather warms up and the foliage comes into bloom a lot of classic car events will blossom as well.

Early in the spring is the time to scour the calendar and decide which collector car auctions, cruises, and shows you will attend during the summer months. A lot of these events are very much in demand so you have to make plans early to be sure that you are well accommodated, and it is actually a lot of fun to make arrangements and count down the days until the big road trip.

A Look At Ferrari

Fast cars are certainly exciting, but fast cars with a sleek body style and purring engine command a new level of respect and awe on the road. For years, car companies worldwide have been competing for the most anticipated car release of the year, and in 2012, Ferrari has car lovers on pins and needles for the release of the new Ferrari FF (FF stands for Ferrari Four). The 2012 model comes with a staggering price tag, starting at $300,000 for the two-door, four seater, which features an impressive 12 cylinder engine.

Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction: ’57 Testa Rossa

Last month, at a California auction that is held in conjunction with the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction was broken.  Beating the previous $12 million record that was paid for a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa in Maranello, Italy in 2009, the new record was given to yet another 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa.  This one sold for a jaw-dropping $16.4 million!

The Maserati Bora

When you think of European sports cars, names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and De Tomaso come to mind.  Another one that should stick out because of its beautiful designs, fast cars, and victories on the racing circuit is the Maserati.  From 1971-1978, the Maserati released a vehicle that was all of those things and it was called the Bora.

When Citroen first took over Maserati in 1968, they were looking for a mid-engine, 2-seater coupe that could compete with Lamborghini’s Miura, De Tomaso’s Mangusta, and the model that Ferrari was rumored to have in the works.  The Tipo117 (later named the Bora) was put underway in October of 1968.  A prototype was shown in the summer of 1969, it was presented at the Geneva Salon in March of 1971 and the first customer got theirs by the end of the same year.

The Car Collection Of The Sultan Of Brunei

Hassanal Bolkiah, otherwise known as the Sultan of Brunei, has many great accomplishments under his belt. He was knighted by the Queen of England, has various honorary degrees including a Doctor of Law from Oxford, and has even been declared an Honorary Admiral of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. Despite all these prestigious feathers in his cap, one of the things he is best known for is his extensive and extravagant car collection. Many would say it is the finest car collection in the world, and we are going to take a look at some of the best of the best that his garage has to offer.

1961 Ferrari GT Spyder California SWB

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB, better known as the Cal Spyder, is a rare beauty that is easy to fall in love with.  Motivated by distributors, Jon von Neumann and Luigi Chinetti, this Spyder was the last of the truly, open-aired, dual-purpose Ferraris.  It was first shown in Geneva in 1960. Only 55 were built in 1961 (125 total were built from 1958-1963) and many of them were unique in some way due to the fact that the vehicles were built for both the race track and for the road.