Wed Mar 12 2014 06:32:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
My Fair Lady. 1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster
"The Mazda MX-5 wasn’t the first Japanese-built roadster to show the Brits they weren't the only ones who knew how to build small, fun-to-drive cars. After World War II, Japan began to rebuild both its society and industry - and cars and motorcycles were a huge part of both. People found good jobs and the country began to build cars instead of weapons. One of those car companies was Datsun, now known as Nissan, and by the late 1950s it was building small roadsters that were of high build-quality."
This is a car was sold by Gooding & Co in turn-key condition for $50,600 .
Wed Mar 12 2014 13:07:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A Guards Red 1986 Porsche 959 'Vorserie' sold at RM Auctions for $687,500.
"The 959 was the culmination of a dream harbored by Porsche’s then chief engineer, Helmut Bott, who was trying to find a way to keep the 911 series in production years into the future. Bott convinced new Managing Director Peter Schutz that developing a state-of-the-art 911-based chassis for Group B rallying would ensure a steady flow of improvements, such as all-wheel drive, which became the company’s most important product. The radical Gruppe B supercar prototype was unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt Auto Show to great acclaim."
Wed Mar 12 2014 14:02:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1929 Willys-Knight 66B 'Plaidside' Roadster by Griswold.
"Designer Amos Northup gave the car its distinctive grid work on the doors, which the New York press labeled “Plaidside,” and the name stuck.
Some 400 of the cars were produced, all with bodywork by Griswold of Detroit, and only 11 survivors are known today."
Wed Mar 12 2014 16:50:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Mini Moke-it's just fun to say.
"Mini Moke found success as a beach buggy, and it quickly became a cult vehicle in warmer locales of Australia and the United States. If the vehicles weren't quite rugged enough for the army, they were certainly good enough for those looking to get to and from the beach with surfboards in tow....