So Good, It’s On A Stamp Dec07

So Good, It’s On A Stamp

1953 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Noland Adams’ The 1953 Corvette was designed by the very talented Harley Earl, Chevrolet’s chief designer. GM listened to the demands of the GI’s that returned from Europe wanting an American sports car. Production was limited to only 300 units the first year so selling the entire production of the entirely new model was not a problem. The first Corvette reached the end of the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first 53’ Corvettes were all built by hand, in the back of a customer delivery garage in Flint Michigan. Chevrolet made it clear the new Corvette would only be available to high profile executives and people of power and influence. An example is John Wayne...

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Roadster Dec02

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Roadster

1969 all custom pro-touring roadster Camaro, saddled to a complete Art Morrison rolling chassis with Wilwood brakes and coil-over shocks. The power plant is a BRE blown EFI 540cid that will produce 800HP / 1200 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. That power will transfer through a custom built TCI transmission with overdrive from Gear Vendors. The control of this monster is through a one-off custom steering wheel mounted to an Ididit steering column, transferring direction through Borgeson’s stainless steel U-joints & column shaft. This entire package rolls on custom 19” Boze alloys wrapped in Michelin’s Pilot sport tires up front and 20” X 12” rear rims wrapped in wide 335’s. The interior...

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1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Nov16

1954 Jaguar XK120 Ro...

Left Hand Drive (US export model) Has a factory installed plaque on dash indicating this car is replica of a successful racing model. Color: BRG (green) with green wire wheels Restored in France by A. Lefevre Co to original “like new” condition in 1994. Body #7073 in excellent...

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1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster Nov06

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster

The XK-120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The “120” in its name refers to its 120 mph to speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the XK-120 the world’s fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. The XK-120 has an extensive racing history including the high-speed runs at Jabeke in Belgium in 1949 and Ian Appleyard’s rally success with factory roadster NUB 120 in the early 1950’s. There was also an all XK-120 race in England in 1951 and XK-120’s competed in the U.S. well...

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1969 Chevrolet Dick Harrell ‘Super Camaro’ 427 Sep10

1969 Chevrolet Dick ...

This very-rare Dick Harrell ‘Super Camaro’ was a 396 cubic-inch, 375 horsepower car that was ordered by Dick Harrell and Fred Gibb Chevrolet. It was then converted to a 427 short block. Only 10 of these were built with a Super Camaro package and this is one of only two in this...

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330 GTC SOLD at Russo and Steele Feb03

330 GTC SOLD at Russ...

At Ferrari’s annual press conference in 1964, Enzo had a surprise up his sleeve; the introduction of the everyday Ferrari. Received with great fanfare, the new 330 could stand the daily stop-and-go grind, yet was still packed with the excitement that is expected of a Ferrari. Making its...

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2012 Jan30

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2012

For a number of years now, I’ve been fortunate enough to be Russo and Steele’s official photographer for their annual Scottsdale auction.  Even before I was, it was always one of my favorite auctions in the valley.  It’s always had a very unique auction block with a consistently interesting mix of automobiles driving across it, leading to very exciting nights with some very special metal finding new homes.  This year was no exception and, once again, my position allowed me to have access to all of the action.  Check out some of the top sellers below, along with some of my favorite photos of the event. 1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette Roadster – Sold: $687,500.00 – WORLD...

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale 12 Pre-Auction Preview Jan16

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 12 Pre-Auction Preview

With Russo and Steele’s annual Scottsdale auction right around the corner, I took a bit of time to take a walk around, taking a few quick snapshots along the way.  Setup was still under way and many of the cars hadn’t arrived at the auction site yet, but there was still plenty to look at.  Nothing too out of the ordinary in this year’s auction from what I’ve seen so far, but it’s still looking like a very solid lineup of cars, as usual.  In addition the the countless muscle cars and American classics that everyone has come to expect in the Scottsdale auctions, there’s a very healthy sprinkling of modern and classic European cars, high-end customs and hot rods and the...

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