Classics No-Reserve Icon: '56 Chevy Bel Air Auction
1988 BMW M3 Just Sold For Almost Two Times The Price Of New M8 Coupe
And we have more than 130 photos of it. There’s absolutely no need to explain how important the BMW M3 (E30) was not only for BMW but for the entire automotive industry. A car that totally changed the performance vehicle segment and that is still appreciated for its dynamic capabilities even today. No wonder one of the best M3 (E30) examples we’ve ever seen just sold at an online auction for more than three times the starting price of a brand new BMW M4 Coupe.
Tri-Five Chevies are among the most desirable American cars ever. Somehow, the ‘55s and the ‘57s get all the love, but this ‘56 Chevy deserves your attention.
is currently offered up on the Motorious auction block with no reserve. It’s apparently spent the last 20 years living a pampered life in a garage in North Carolina, only seeing occasional use over the past two decades.
Back in the early 1980s, it was repainted in the correct two-tonescheme. Apparently, the paint still looks nice, but is starting to show its age now, with the India Ivory parts being the worst off. Still, it’s an excellent driver-quality paint job, and the whole car presents well overall.
Two Of The Earliest Jaguar E-Types Up For Auction With No Reserve
A rare chance to own two perfect early E-Types. Two of the earliest examples of the legendary Jaguar E-Type are being offered at the Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction on July 31 - August 2 with no reserve. The pair of 1961 models form part of the SA-30 Collection and both retain all of their original features. The coupe for sale was purchased by Paul Webb in the 1990s, who was searching for the "holy grail" of a perfect early model E-Type. Chassis 885249 was just the 249th fixed head built, being produced on November 30, 1961.
This Bel Air is powered by a, with power sent through a three-speed manual transmission that’s shifted on the column. The ad states that the car drives well and is mechanically sound.
The underside of thisis untouched and original, with very minimal rust present. The glass is also original, with the exception of the rear. The driver’s side window is cracked. The weatherstripping is also showing its age, but fresh rubber is included. The tires are said to be good.
The birth of the iconic small block Chevrolet V8 helped to make the Tri-Five (1955, 1956, and 1957)into a legend of Americana. This is a great way to own a solid, clean example of the breed without breaking the bank.
Whilewould certainly benefit from a restoration in its future, it’s a car that can be driven and enjoyed right now at a great price. We consider the ‘56 Bel Air to be underrated compared to the ‘55 and ‘57 models, and we’d gladly add this to our garage if we could.
Livestream: 13 of our favorite ‘50s cars .
Mike DrillingThe fabulous ’50s have an enduring appeal, which made it a perfect topic for our latest livestream chat. Hagerty’s Brad Phillips got the conversation going with Wade Kawasaki, President and CEO of Legendary Companies which includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, and The Great Race. Those companies are all about keeping classic cars on the road […] The post Livestream: 13 of our favorite ‘50s cars appeared first on Hagerty Media.