• Fine collectible automotive memorabilia like factory drawings, prints, posters, books, brochures, artworks and rare parts. Read More
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  • Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype 1:5 scale model by Bertone. Read More
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Vignale Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

While Pininfarina presents their one-off Special Coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Hyperion at Pebble Beach, another unique "Anglo-Italo" Rolls-Royce is being displayed. Only this one is a unique example from the past. A very remarkable Silver Wraith...

Pininfarina Ferrari 212 Inter Prince Bernhard

A most convenient venue to sell the late Prince Bernhard’s Ferrari 212 Inter: that is Concours d’élégance ‘Het Loo’ in Apeldoorn. The unrestored car will be auctioned at the Dutch royal palace on August 31.

Erdmann & Rossi Mercedes 540K Sports Cabriolet 1935

It is not the first time the American coalition in Afghanistan and Iraq finds a stash of expensive cars, tucked away by former tyrant Saddam Hussein. This time, again a part of the Saddam Hussein car-collection has come to the light, but other than the earlier finds, it now houses one very interesting vehicle.

Graber Bugatti T57 Galibier

Part of the Bugatti Type 57 launch range the ‘Galibier’ was a four-door, four-seater touring saloon. Named after a peak in the French Alps and notable for its pillarless doors, the model was otherwise a somewhat conservative design with formal lines and an upright stance. However, customers wishing for a sportier variation on the Galibier theme could always have their Type 57 chassis clothed by an outside coachbuilder.

Bugatti T41 Coupe Napoleon

The most famous of the Bugatti Royales, the very impressive T41 Coupé Napoleon - Ettore Bugatti’s personal car - is entered for this year’s concours d’élégance Saint-Cloud in Paris. That’s great news, but it even becomes better when you know the car will be driven to the event.

Panther Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake

You do not often get the chance to buy a Ferrari shooting brake. This May, you can now buy two as Coys are to offer for auction the ex-Bob Gittleman, Chinetti & Garfinkle-designed Ferrari Daytona shooting brake from 1972/74 (#15275), and the 1968 Vignale bodied Ferrari 330 GT shooting brake (#7963) in Monaco, the last Ferrari by Vignale.

Bugatti Pourtout

We came across this mysterious Bugatti of which the only thing we know is that the coachwork was performed by the French coachbuilder Marcel Pourtout.
We would like to know more about this car!

Does it still exist?
What chassis has been used?
What is the year of production?

If you have any information about this special Bugatti, please mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a comment below.

Click here for the Pourtout image gallery.

Return from the ashes

Pennock Talbot Lago T26 GS

After 45 years in hibernation, this Talbot Lago Grand Sport with bodywork of Pennock from the Netherlands has returned to its original home country. But before we could drive it there, the former owners ashes had to be blown away, as he had made some extraordinary burial wishes.

Corsica Bugatti T57S #57512 1936

Corsica was a small coachbuilding company in London which between the wars offered exotic body styles on many high-grade chassis, built individually to orders from wealthy clients. The British coachbuilder bodied several Bugattis of which eight were built on the lowered and shortened T57S-chassis. Johan Buchner is an expert on Bugatti with a strong opinion. This is what he has to say about the eight individual T57S Corsicas:  

Pennock coachbuilder The Hague Holland

Pennock was a wellknown Dutch coachbuilder located in The Hague between 1900 and 1953. The Dutch company fabricated various coachworks for public transport vehicles, trucks and luxury motorcars. The coachbuild company from Johannes Jacobus Pennock Leonarduszoon fabricated many beautiful bodies on the chassis' of brands like Delahaye, Lagonda, Talbot-Lago, Austin and Armstrong Siddeley.

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