Relics

Vince Gardner and the Two-Seater Mustang

Vince Gardner and the Two-Seater Mustang

The world of custom cars is fascinating. Sometimes history is well-preserved. Other times, as with a shortened, two-seater Mustang that resurfaced a couple years ago, it must be peeled back layer-by-layer. Often, the full and true story (mired in years of  fable, or even corporate secrecy), can never be realized.

by 02/07/2013 10 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, Relics
One Bad Brick

One Bad Brick

In 1968, Hurst began a long-standing collaboration with Oldsmobile, producing special editions of its 442 and Cutlass models all the way through the 1980’s. A less well-known Hurst car (in fact, you may not have ever seen one) wore Chrysler 300 badging. This would be Mopar’s only Hurst. And it is awesome.

by 08/13/2012 2 comments Cars, Relics
Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration II

Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration II

Disassembly is my favorite part of a restoration. You uncover the details that make these automobiles so unique. Unmolested cars can show you the original finishes used when the car was built at the factory. It’s especially interesting when dealing with a low production number car like the Islero.

by 08/13/2012 0 comments Cars, History, Relics, Sweet Builds
Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration I

Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration I

Lamborghini produced just 125 Series I Isleros, so seeing one in person is a rare treat. Our car, Chassis #6282, rolled out of its transporter in a foul cloud of varnished gas, and with rust bubbling through the paint on all four fenders. No matter. The old bull deserved to be revived and shared with the world. Let the restoration begin!

by 03/29/2012 1 comment Cars, History, Relics, Sweet Builds
Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

We spotted this rare Maserati Ghibli at last year’s Seattle Italian Concours. What initially struck us were the big, bold lines and curves! Ghibli’s were built to be a comfortable “gentleman’s GT”, competing with the raw track power of the Ferrari Daytona. We love the statement this car makes… you don’t see curves like this on your Mom’s minivan. Let us know what you think!

by 07/20/2009 24 comments Car Culture, Cars, Columns, Events, Relics