Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Most Expensive Classic Cars According to The Throttle and CarHoots.com

I just read an article on The Throttle, they feature 5 of the most expensive cars ever. Here are highlights that any classic lover will enjoy!


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Not much of a surprise to see a Ferrari on the list, in fact we could have filled the list with Ferrari cars alone, but thought we would give others a chance!  Ferrari have been producing some of the finest and most expensive cars in the world for decades.
Though it is fair to say that they haven’t produced many models that will sell for quite as much as the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO did in 2012.
It was sold in the US for a staggering $35 million – which is roughly £23 million.
So why did it sell for so much?  Well, it was one of only 39 250 GTOs made back between 1962 and 1964 and just look at it – STUNNING.



1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster
Although Mercedes don’t usually get compared to Ferrari”s in the same calibre, they are still one of the finest manufactures of all time and their classic cars are to die for.
The 540 K Spezial Roadster is noted as the third most expensive car to be sold at an auction when it went for $11.5 million – again in 2012.
This car is old and apparently it was built for the Prussiant royal family all the way back in 1936.
Built for Royals and billed as classic car royalty some 80 years later.



1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy-Bodied Coupe
Perhaps one of the lesser known brands in the modern world, but this iconic model is a classic car God and a true innovator.
Can you imagine rolling around in one of these back in 1928?
It was known for its hydraulic and vacuum assisted breaks and lightweight.
It is one of the ultimate classic car collectables and sold for $10.34 million in 2011.



1931 Bugatti Royale Type 41 Kellner Coupe
Last but certainly not least we have the beautifully named ‘Bugatti Royale’.
We have had some royal cars on the list in their own little way but just like today, Bugatti made this one with dream of Kings and Queens across the world driving his biggest luxury cars.
He certainly achieved that and although you are very unlikely to see the Queen parading in a modern day Bugatti, the Bugatti Royale would have been very much up her street.
She may have even purchased one after it was sold for a mere $9.8 million in London a few years ago!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Speed in San Francisco:KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND




You have never seen San Francisco like this before! This souped-up rally car burns some serious rubber on the streets of San Francisco, for a video that immediately went viral.




Talented rally race car driver Ken Block said he took inspiration from Steve McQueen’s famous chase scene in the movie, “Bullitt."  "The chase scene in “Bullitt” is one of the most iconic chase scenes in all of the genre of chase scenes for cars,” said Block.



Watch this video and see for yourself, maybe get some inspiration for your next road trip. You will never look at the streets of San Francisco the same again.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

1937 Chevy 2 Door Sedan: Needs Interior Restoration

1937 Chevy 2 Door Sedan: Needs Interior Restoration

As you can see, the body is perfect as I have put thousands of dollars into this all time favorite classic car but I simply don't have time to finish! I am selling for 10500.00 and will offer any restoration support needed and my own price on parts that buyer might need to complete.
This car has unlimited value, to drive or to sell, this is a solid classic chevy!
Contact me with any questions!
Dan  650-270-4949

Monday, July 15, 2013

Operation 69 Camaro: One of my Fastest Favorites

Here are the end results of a beautiful 69 Camaro that was initially built for speed. It was so fast, the owner complained that it was too expensive to run on a regular basis, especially with the recent gas prices so we actually modified several times so that he could use it more often!
That is the beauty of owning a timeless classic like a 69 Camaro, there are so many ways that you can put it together. Just like we mature and change over the years, so can our vehicles. This car spent a lot of time in the garage because it has had several makeovers.





 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

10 Basic Steps to Restoring your Classic Car


So you have acquired your favorite classic beauty - only problem is that your captivating car it is a bit rough around the edges and you quickly realize that this restoration project is not as simple as you originally thought. Before you hide it under a cover in a back lot somewhere, remember that nothing great ever comes easy. Be realistic, A complete restoration takes time so be prepared and be patient.
Like any challenging job, break the restoration into steps. Talk to others who have taken on a restoration job so you can determine which steps you can do yourself and which you will have  to get help with. Hang up photos of what you want your finished car to look like for inspiration and don't forget to snap a few before shots so you can take pride in what you have accomplished!
 






























1. Media blast or sand

2. Disassemble

3. Create your parts replacement list-research prices

4. Cut out any rusted panels and replace with new metal

5. Brush or spray with porcelein-like paint to prevent re-rusting

6. Do any bodywork

7. Paint

8. Do any mechanical work

9. Do glass and upholstery

10. Now install your wheels and tires and take car to an alignemt shop

Enjoy the fruits of your labor!