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Audi R8: An Avant-Garde Supercar

“While the later R8 was certainly faster and more advanced, it lost some of the magic that made the original special. The design got busier, lost much of the signature sideblade. It’s less clean than the first R8, less striking…..The market is already showing that the original R8 is destined to become a legit future […]

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EV Vortex: Extreme Cold is the Enemy of Electric Cars

“Range anxiety is real. Take it from someone who has been stranded with his wife in an electric vehicle not once but twice: You’ll want to watch the distance-to-empty gauge of an EV with a close eye. This is even more critical when the temperature drops below freezing.” —K.C. Colwell, Car and Driver “Based on […]

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2004 VW Phaeton W12: Well Sold

The hammer fell at $36,000 for this 2004 VW Phaeton W12. This 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton was sold new by Riverside Volkswagen in California and was recently acquired from its original owner with just under 7,600 miles. Finished in Black Klavierlack over Sonnen Beige, the car is equipped with a 6.0-liter W12 mated to a 5-speed Tiptronic automatic […]

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Road & Track: The End of An Era

Back in the heyday of print-media, Road & Track was the venerable authority on automobiles. In the 1980’s when I was a salivating teen obsessed with cars, Road & Track was the defacto go-to source for road tests, racing results, and spy photos of new models. Back then, I had the trifecta of car magazine […]

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CarPlay For A Day

“CarPlay is Apple’s platform for using iOS devices in cars, allowing drivers and passengers to connect their iPhones and iPads to the entertainment system of the vehicle. By doing this, the car is able to use a wide variety of the iPhone’s features, including managing calls and messages, using Apple Maps for navigation, and playing […]

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2018: The Year in Review

For the automotive industry and the collector vehicle market, 2018 was one for the record books. Shocking headlines combined with astounding auction results made 2018 an extraordinary and unpredictable year. Some key highlights: Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into space, and it is now orbiting the earth Ford announced it would eventually stop building […]

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1998 Mauck MSV Custom RV: Very Well Bought

The hammer fell at $77,998 for this 1998 Mauck MSV. This 1998 Mauck MSV is one of approximately 100 assembled by hand for Mauck Special Vehicles of Worthington, Ohio. The vehicle is powered by a supercharged 8.1-liter V8 equipped with an automatic transmission and limited-slip differential, and features a steel spaceframe chassis with a 144″ […]

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BMW M1: A Rare Driving Experience

“The M1 is the absolute pinnacle of hyperfast street cars. Its overdoses of power and handling and responsiveness are suitably tempered by com­fortable accommodation and a civilized ride. If a gentled-down race car can be made this good, then all the other ultracar builders are going about it from the wrong end.” —Csaba Csere, Car […]

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BMW 850 CSi: A Legitimate Modern Classic

The February 2019 Sports Car Market issue has hit the newsstands. SCM editor Chester Allen asked if we would write a piece on a recent interesting auction result at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The car in question is a rare right-hand drive BMW 850 CSi. This black on black example has clocked under 13,000 […]

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