Nissan has big plans for the U.S. launch of the 2017 GT-R NISMO. In addition to plans to launch it at the 2016 Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California, the company has plans to team up with Matchbox for a very special model depicting the GT-R that started it all. Continue reading »
This drivable concept car was developed to demonstrate the ability of the factory to produce a supercar for the 80’s. It was built in the UK, but is a left-hand-drive car. It has an incredibly low height at 43 inches high, and featured a sharp, distinctive gull-wing door design. Powering the Bulldog was a 5.3L twin-turbo V8 delivering 700 hp. A powerful engine was not the car’s only enticing feature. Its split rim alloy wheels were fitted with blades around the circumference to direct cool air to the brakes to ensure they remained reliable at high speed. Continue reading »
The General Motors designed car was a radical departure from cars of its era and sported a 250 HP V8 Rocket engine among other things. In the late fifties, Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Ken Pickering and Zora Duntov were creating a roadster for Oldsmobile. They began the project by designing several showcars which were breathtaking and daring, especially compared to the Oldmobile aesthetic. Due to the poor sales of the Corvette, the car which inspired these GM Concepts, the F-88 project was cancelled at the conceptual phase. Before that time however, four very unique Oldsmobiles were completed and a recent auction of a surviving car fetched $3.5 million.
I’ve been writing about cars for about eight years now, and, during that time, I have done a great deal of research. Over the years, I have been mind-blown by some of the opportunities that I missed when I was younger, because some cars that were once affordable are now worth a small fortune as so-called “classics”.