This 1973 Eldorado is without a doubt, a rocking Cadillac. This beaut belongs to Owen Miller, an avid car enthusiast living in Lima, Peru. He moved to South America from Scotland, looking for work as a geologist. He said his love for cars began when he first moved to Lima and purchased a ’65 Mustang. From there, he gained an appreciation for classic American cars. After owning a number of different vehicles, a friend said to him, “You need a Cadillac,” to which he then purchased (and imported), this beautiful 1973 Eldorado.
Take a look for yourself, and see why Miller pledges to keep it for as long as possible:
We have a classic for you today. A 1965 Ford GT40. And yes, it is all-original. And yes, it is without a roof. There were only a total of six GT40 roadster prototypes built. Ford wanted to make sure that there would be sufficient interest before putting the car into production. Of those six prototypes, only this one remains. What happened to those 5 other GT40s? They were either destroyed (cringe), or modified into coupes. But we’re not here to tell you about those other rides. We want to talk about this survivor, and its story.
This beauty was built in October 1964 and completed in 1965. Upon completion, it was tested at Silverstone and then invoice to, yep you guessed it, Shelby American. And the car has lived in the U.S ever since. Although the ride has received a number of necessary repairs, it remains with its original 1965 nose, that makes it all the more special. The GT/108 went on tour with Shelby as a display car on race weekends, and was also a demonstration car driven by numerous renowned drivers. Simply put, the GT/108 was a demonstration car and eventually put into storage with the other GT40s.
The car has endured a few minor (but necessary) modifications and mechanical refreshers. And continues to be put on display at numerous events such as Pebble Beach. Only difference is, this time around, it’s up for auction. Girardo & Co. has the listing and the price will only be revealed to those with serious inquires. Meaning it will be insanely expensive (probably into the seven figures). We can dream, right?
We’ve seen a few great videos of the Demon so far. But the one we have for you today might just take the cake. Presented by Pennzoil Synthetics, this video shows the Demon literally drifting through an almost gothic downtown Pittsburgh. Pennzoil, the leading brand in its market, hopes to get inside the cars of your dreams, (and stay there) so they can endure whatever comes their way. Like, for instance, a sub ten second quarter mile.
Pennzoil attempts to let the Demon’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine truly exorcise its evil spirits by snarling through the tailpipe with every change in gear. The combination of 840 horsepower and a will to kill might just be our favorite recipe yet. You might want to turn up the volume for this one. Enjoy.
Lamborghini has historically been the king of the half mile drag strip time. Those heavily modified twin-turbos seem to scoop up world record after world record. Don’t get us wrong, we’re impressed by these cars and the numbers they put up… but we always root for the underdog. In this instance, we’re talking about the Nasty TT Dodge Viper.
Sure, the Vipers been heavily modified and built for speed (just like the Lamborghinis). The difference is the lack of expensive refinement, and the true simplicity of the machine. It’s simple as this: tons of power sent straight to the rear wheels, a large modified engine, and a gutsy driver who trusts in its power. In the video below, the driver launches a Nasty TT Dodge Viper down the half-mile runway and take the record for the world’s fastest rear-wheel drive car. You can’t miss this one.
We’re starting off the week with a classic. The CSX2588 was completed in January of 1965 at Shelby America. This Shelby 289 Cobra was the last one sold to the public, and the second-to-last one built. If you’re in the market for a Cobra, you’re in luck, ’cause this beauty is heading to the Auction. It’ll cost you, though. It has an estimated value of up to $1.2 million, according to Mecum Auctions.
The car will head to the Mecum Auction this week at Pebble Beach, and most likely bring in more than 1 million. The CSX2588 is the last 4-speed Cobra Roadster built, and holds its original chassis, body, engine, and drivetrain. The Cobra is powered by a 289 V8 with aluminum intake and a Holley 715 CFM ‘LeMans’ carburetor. The body was given a repaint (in its original color) in 2006, and it looks beautiful. Whoever lands the keys to this ride is in for a treat. Enjoy these photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions.