Majesty – The Ferrari 250 GTO

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Petrolicious has come a long way in a short time. They started with nice videos of passion-worthy, but very obtainable cars like the Datsun 510 and early Nissan Skyline. In just over a year, they’ve proved themselves worthy of being trusted to film one of the most valuable cars in the world today – a … Continue reading “Majesty – The Ferrari 250 GTO”

Weekend Reading – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

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[hr] I posted a Fantasy Friday entry yesterday, featuring the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4. I should have done some more research before posting, and (as always) I should have done that research at Hemmings. We have a regular visitor in our midst who just happens to be one of the scribes at Hemmings. His name’s … Continue reading “Weekend Reading – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4”

Fantasy Friday – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

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[hr] [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ife’s too short to never own a mid-engined Italian V8. Gearheads might consider that quote to be agreeable, but getting a mid-engine Italian V8 is not like buying a Corolla. It takes dedication and a commitment to the goals of both acquisition and ownership. It’s not for everyone and on many levels, it shouldn’t … Continue reading “Fantasy Friday – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4”

Fantasy Friday – Ferrari 246 Dino GTS

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Welcome to the first instalment of Fantasy Friday, a momentary brainstorm idea that may or may not be continued in the future. I spend a LOT of time on various car-selling websites so I thought I’d pick a car from time-to-time to share on here. Any car shown on Fantasy Friday will be a car … Continue reading “Fantasy Friday – Ferrari 246 Dino GTS”

Midweek Snippets – Jalopnik FM, Tesla Safety, Petroliciously Pebble and Politics

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Here are some of my best reads from the last few days of online automotive reading (and something from the fringe). — Jalopnik good I don’t know if you’d call this list definitive, but it’s entertaining. Jalopnik compiled a list of the Ten Best Automotive Ads and there are a couple of Swedes amongst them … Continue reading “Midweek Snippets – Jalopnik FM, Tesla Safety, Petroliciously Pebble and Politics”

Ferrari Auction Record Busted

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As nice as it is, this is not the most beautiful Ferrari ever bought and sold at auction. Right now, however, it IS the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction. This N.A.R.T Spider – the full official description has it as a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T Spider – just sold for $25 million. … Continue reading “Ferrari Auction Record Busted”

Petrolicious: The Hunter

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Petrolicious is my new favourite website. It covers what I’d call modern vintage cars and it does it beautifully, with articles and beautifully shot videos that showcase why people love cars as well as the cars that they love. I love older cars. They’re so much more interesting than 95% of the new stuff because … Continue reading “Petrolicious: The Hunter”

Classic Car Investments For Regular People

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I was fascinated by a recent article I read on Classic Car Investment. Is it really possible to make a little bit of money on an expensive hobby like motoring? It isn’t easy. Some would go so far to say it isn’t likely. But it IS possible. If you actually select a somewhat exotic/unusual vehicle … Continue reading “Classic Car Investments For Regular People”

Have You Ever Made Money On A Classic Car Investment?

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I just came across this in an article in one of our Aussie newspapers this evening: Looking to splurge on an emotional investment that will quadruple your money in 10 years? Forget watches, stamp collections or even fine art. Buy a classic car. Not just any old banger will do, though. According to the annual … Continue reading “Have You Ever Made Money On A Classic Car Investment?”

Are Supercars Getting Too Vulgar?

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I hate being Mr Negative-Pants, but some of the images I’m seeing at the start at the Geneva Motor Show are making me a little uneasy. I subscribe to the Richard Hammond theory that supercars are meant to be stupendous, they’re meant to be an event. But isn’t this going a little too far? This … Continue reading “Are Supercars Getting Too Vulgar?”