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1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet (W111): 55-year-old Sports Luxury Cabriolet

(Editor’s Note: After picking up a 2020 Mercedes-Benz V220 Avantgarde from the new Mercedes-Benz showroom in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) for my birthday drive this weekend, I had the urge to sift through our old Power Wheels Magazine articles about vintage Mercedes-Benz cars. I found this “Euro Sports” article about a W111 1965 Mercedes 220 SE Cabriolet, which coincidentally, was ...

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1980-1988 Ferrari 308 GTS: Magnum P.I.’s Robin 1

If an ostentatiously wealthy friend invites you to be his security consultant and live in his beachfront estate in Hawaii, where you can come and go as you please, take odd part-time jobs when you are not occupied, and get to drive a red Ferrari for free, would you say no? We don’t think so. That was the premise of ...

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2006 Ford GTX1 Roadster: A Little Off The Top, Please…

Ford Motor Company‘s now-legendary racing prototype, the Ford GT40, had a magical year in 1966. Henry Ford II wanted to get back at Enzo Ferrari for the botched sale of the iconic Italian sports car company to Ford. After watching the GT40 endure numerous early teething problems like aerodynamics, engine and transaxle reliability, Ford confidently declared it would beat Ferrari ...

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Post War Bubble Car: 1959 BMW Isetta Moto Coupe DeLuxe 300

Cheap and affordable short-distance transportation became a necessity after the Second World War. A micro-car was seen as a better alternative because it offered weather protection than motorcycles and scooters. Italian carmaker Iso came out with the Isetta, and it became so successful and influential as a city car that it was built in other countries, including Spain, Belgium, France, ...

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Quintessential Movie Spy Car: 1964 Aston Martin DB5

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is perhaps the most famous and most recognized automobile of the famous movie spy franchise, James Bond. The DB5 first appeared in Goldfinger (1964), and then in Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015). Powered by a 282-horsepower all-aluminum 4.0-liter DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with three ...

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Very Rare 356: 1957-62 Beutler-Porsche Specials

While working on our stories about model cars for our Miniature Wheels section under The Rack, we were reading about Porsche road and racing cars from the mid-1970s when we chanced upon a small box ad placed in the “Market Place” classified ads section of the January 1976 issue of Road & Track magazine. The box ad was about a ...

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1974 Volkswagen Type 181: Winsome Little Thing

With the right time, effort and dedication, any car has the potential to be a show winner and no other vehicle serves as better proof of that than the 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 that bagged the top honors at the 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) car show competition. Owned by Ronnie Fernandez and restored by Jules Chanco of MAC Sport ...

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1962-67 ASA 1000 GT: 3/4 Scale Ferrari 250 Lusso

In 1959, Enzo Ferrari was given a concept for a small Ferrari sports car.  The designers felt that the Modena sports car factory should cater to the young motoring enthusiasts who were driving around in Alfa Romeos, MGBs, Triumphs and similar small roadsters that were the rage during the care-free post war years. However, Il Comandatore, (as the Ferrari patriarch ...

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1960-1975 Peugeot 404: Collectible French Classic

The Peugeot 404 had one of the longest production lifespan in the history of the automobile. Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1960, the Pininfarina-styled 404 was initially available in 4-door Saloon (sedan), 5-door Estate (wagon), and 2-door Pickup body configurations. A 2-door Cabriolet was added in 1962 and a 2-door Coupé in 1963. Suspension was by coil springs ...

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1974 Volkswagen 1303 Big Beetle: Special Edition “Käfer der Käufer”

While researching on how we can best restore our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S (Please click the Project Cars box at the top header of this Power Wheels online home page), we stumbled upon a set of instructions written in German on how to install the side marking stickers on a 1303 Big Beetle. Our curiosity was piqued: What is ...

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