To present a gift to his 83-year-old father, a man decided to pull his dad’s 1969 Mercedes 280 SL out of their garage after it sat dormant for 37 years. Auto restoration experts AMMO NYC shared this highly-satisfying video of the car being cleaned from top to bottom. We’d love to see it after the mechanical repairs are done.
THE BEST Classic Cars
For Pebble Beach 2017, Gooding & Company has a pair of amazing classic Mercedes on the block. This 300SL Gullwing and Roadster have been owned by one family, are unrestored, and fully driveable. The Gullwing is the only one ever factory painted in British Racing Green.
DriveWithDave spent an afternoon with the Maserati Sebring, a car that made Jeremy Clarkson’s all time top 100 list. Luxurious, stylish, only 348 were built, and the Sebring has a direct connection with such historic names as Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio.
The famed Stratos DNA can be had for a fraction of the price in the Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato. Renowned design house Zagato streamlined the tame Fulvia, shaping it into a sporty road machine. Drive with Dave checks out this quirky and rarely seen Italian coupe.
Austin Healeys are affordable, yet collectible British sports cars. The Austin Healey 3000, race prepped, was said to give Ferrari 250 SWB drivers fits, with great road holding ability and gobs of torque. Drive With Dave enjoyed an afternoon with the 6 cylinder “Big Healey”.
Our friends at DriveWithDave experienced the exotic and expensive Alfa Romeo GTC. Top up or down, the car is simply beautiful. Buttery smooth shifts are easy to match without a glance at the tach, and that Italian engine noise is much closer to your ears in this cabriolet.
A key twists, and the Ferrari 2.4 Liter Dino motor comes to life with a roar. Our friends at DriveWithDave spent an afternoon driving the iconic Lancia Stratos Stradale. Go behind the wheel of the car that won the Group 4 rally car championship, and in its day, was untouchable.
On 1/21/17, Barrett Jackson is auctioning off one of 15 known surviving Cheetahs, the flawed but powerful and beautiful race car designed by Chevrolet tuner Bill Thomas. This specimen has been completely restored and still has its original chassis, engine, transmission and body.
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