Take a deep dive into all things Vintage Classic in this look at models from Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Straight from the eyes of something who grew up admiring these cars, learn all about the cars that helped to shape these brands we are still astonished by today.
This was a special year for Texas 1000 in many ways. We had wonderful cars, starting with Martin Gruss’s 1933 Alfa Romeo Castagna-bodied 1750 Gran Sport, Miles Collier’s 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe, Jim Earsley’s 1953 Jaguar XK-120, George Baron’s 1958 Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce and Tem McElroy’s 1963 Porsche 356 Cabriolet.
It is fair to say that Barrett-Jackson is an incubator for future car collectors. They begin by watching the show on television, and at some point, they attend as a spectator. If the event resonates with them, they register to bid. Then they begin to buy and sell cars.
In 1991, writer/racer Rich Taylor and his wife, artist/photographer Jean Constantine, drove a Lancia on Italy’s Mille Miglia Storica to do an article for Town & Country magazine. When they returned, they decided to organize a similar vintage sports car rally in America.
Sarasota, Florida, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, has long been a popular destination for family vacations. And among its top attractions is the Sarasota Classic Car Museum (SCCM). In fact, the museum is listed as one of the top 10 attractions in Sarasota by the “Must Do Visitor’s Guide.”
This very sexy little Italian number was designed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti at the Alfa Romeo Style Centre and manufactured at the Maserati plant in Modena. To commemorate the marque’s return, 500 specially equipped limited Launch Editions are being produced, with an anticipated 1,000 C4 Coupes available the first year.
Unlike many investments, classic cars continue to appreciate in value. The bad news is that tax rates might diminish or eliminate the benefit of selling any of your current collection. However, vintage, classic, exotic cars which are owned* as investments or for use in a trade or business are eligible for tax deferral through a 1031 exchange. Learn more here.