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Junkyard Gem: 1979 Triumph TR7

Even though British Leyland stopped selling the MGB, Midget, and Spitfire after 1980 and the TR7/TR8 in the United States after 1981, I still find numerous examples of each of these English sports cars during my junkyard explorations four decades later. Each type was affordable when new, was fun to drive, and retained sufficient affection …

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How one Covid case broke Toyota’s just-in-time supply chain

Early last month at a sprawling factory on the highway connecting Hanoi to the port city of Haiphong, a single worker tested positive for Covid-19. The Delta variant was spreading swiftly through the Southeast Asian nation at the time, and on Aug. 4, provincial officials suspended work at the auto-parts manufacturer. An ocean away, Toyota …

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Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction: Officially Licensed and Certified Eleanor Re-creation

Presented by Barrett-Jackson – This is an officially licensed and certified “Eleanor” build and comes with the Genuine Eleanor Certification paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems issued by Gone in 60 Seconds LLC. Titled in California, this 1967 Resto-Mod coupe conversion Mustang received a complete rotisserie restoration and has only test miles. The body …

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 310 GX Coupe

Even as many American car shoppers sought to stretch their gasoline budgets by purchasing the primitive-but-reliable rear-wheel-drive Datsun B210 during the middle 1970s, Nissan brought over the more sophisticated front-wheel-drive Datsun F-10. Because the Cherry-based F-10 (known as the F-11 in its homeland, just to confuse everybody) was such an awkward-looking little machine, it found …

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Jeff Koons creates a special edition of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Famed artist Jeff Koons will join BMW for another partnership. Today, the Munich-based automaker announced that Koons will create a special edition of the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. The luxurious 8 Series Gran Coupe will be for sale in a very limited collector’s edition after its world premiere at Frieze Los Angeles in February …

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