Pumped Up Pantera – 1977 De Tomaso Pantera Group 5/Group C

This car really is like no other De Tomaso in the world. Built from a Pantera to Group 5 specifications and bodied by Mauro Sacchetti, formerly of Fantuzzi, it raced at Le Mans and was campaigned further in Italy and the rest of Europe before being sold to Auto Elite in Maranello during 1981. They rebuilt the car to Group C specifications and, being a production car-based machine up against the purpose-built monsters of Group C in the early … [Read more...]

Le Mans Classic Ticket – 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Racer

Built by Tex Racing enterprises for NASCAR racer Billy Hagan and campaigned by him, fellow NASCAR driver Terry Labonte and SCCA/IMSA veteran Gene Felton, this Chevrolet Camaro ran at Le Mans in 1982 and at both Sebring and Daytona in 1984, with IMSA GTO races in between. At Le Mans, Hagan and Felton brought the car home second in the GTO class and 17th overall. It won the inaugural Miami IMSA GTO Grand Prix in February of 1983, and the next year … [Read more...]

Wanted – Jaguar XK120 OTS Project

SCD Motors was recently contacted by a buyer in pursuit of a donor Jaguar XK120 OTS for an eventual competition car. The condition of engine is not a concern, as this individual already has a previous built unit he plans to use. What is important is that the car be complete. If you happen to have such a creature, or know of an example that fits this request, please contact us at [email protected] and all submissions will remain … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 2004 Noble M12 GTO-3R

British entrepreneur, automobile designer and engineer Lee Noble‚Äôs recipe for the ideal sports car started with three simple ingredients that proved massively effective. The first one was clearly the most important, and that was the lightweight skeleton. Next was the power plant, which would generally be a high-powered mill; something capable of powering a small town, preferably. Last but not least was to clothe the featherweight space frame in … [Read more...]

Veteran ‘Vette – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

This Corvette Roadster has been a race car since all the way back in 1972, and has the SCCA log books to prove it. More recently, it has been raced with SVRA at events in the Northeast, the last of which being the Lime Rock Historic Festival in September of last year. This Corvette racer was restored and had the engine rebuilt during 2009 and 2010, and competition bits include a Barnes dry sump, Holley 750 CFM carburetor, Hooker headers and … [Read more...]

Dirty Rotten Race Car – Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider

At some point this 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider was campaigned by some people out of Maryland in SCCA F-Production and I'm sure whoever was driving had a blast thanks to the wonderful 1,300 cc engine and fantastic handling, but its competition days are obviously long behind it. Put away and left to the cruel elements, it's been outside and stationary long enough for the floors to rot out, the paint to peel away, the interior to evaporate and the … [Read more...]

Something Special – 1955 Swartley-OSCA

In the early 1950s, SCCA racer Skip Swartley had been campaigning an Allard, but in 1955 he took a delivery of a tube-frame, aluminum-bodied, OSCA-powered one-off special to race in the G-Modified class. It was reportedly designed by Jim Troy of Burbank, California. Swartley debuted the pretty little car at the Pebble Beach races in April of that year, and after many impressive performances, including victory at Torrey Pines and the Bremerton Cup … [Read more...]

Racecar Fit for a Prinz – 1967 NSU 1200 TT

In 1961, NSU introduced the Prinz IV. It was very much inspired by the Chevrolet Corvair and featured an air-cooled, two-cylinder, 30 horsepower motor. After a couple of years the engine had become a four-cylinder unit and by 1965 NSU aimed to attract driving enthusiasts with the more performance-oriented 1000 TT. In 1967, the 1,197 cc NSU 1200 TT . US-spec versions of the car had to make due with a single carburetor, but European cars got two. … [Read more...]

The Fourth GT40 – 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype

The outbreak of the Ford-Ferrari wars needs no introduction here, and we all know it was this car, the GT40, that was the sweet fruit of Ford's labor during that conflict. Developed with help from Eric Broadley of Lola and built at the new Ford Advanced Vehicles facility in England, the very first GT40 to be shown to the public, chassis GT/101, made its debut at the 1964 New York Auto Show. Within weeks, GT/102 was completed, but at the Le Mans … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vegas – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

When the RPO Z06 racing package was bestowed upon some of the first C2 Corvettes, Los Angeles Chevrolet dealer Harry Mann thought that he had to have one and felt like he deserved one. For the 1962 Times Grand Prix at Riverside, though, Chevrolet only doled out four Z06's, and none of them went to Mann. Annoyed, Mann then decided to more or less make his own Z06, starting with a new L84 327/360 HP-equipped Split Window Coupe and going from there. … [Read more...]