Prix Fix

By The Editors
October 16, 2013 9:00 am

Gentlemen, let’s take a moment to honor America’s car culture of yore, as immortalized by BullittOn the Road and, yes, every single song recorded in the ‘50s and ‘60s (also: “My Hooptie”).

It’s a culture worth preserving, because energy efficiency be damned: we dream in octane.

Keeping you in the driver’s seat: Motostalgia, taking bids now on the sweet whips of bygone days.

Just launched, Moto hosts themed auctions of collectible classic, sports and racing vehicles, online and in the flesh.

Up first: Moto’s inaugural Grand Prix Auction in Austin on November 16th (Formula 1 weekend).

A few classics on the block:

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

Only 300 of these polo-white beauties were made in the Corvette’s debut year. This is probably the only one with 12 miles on it.

1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A Spyder Sport

The last car driven by Tazio Nuvolari, the Italian racer dubbed “the greatest driver of the past, present and future” by Ferdinand Porsche.  

1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner
Ford Fairlane

The perfect summer convertible, restored. Note: Andrew Dice Clay not included.

Attendance in person gets you into the auction gala and the Grand Prix itself, but fear not — telephone and online bids will be accepted.

Maybe a little distance is a good thing.


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