Author Archives: Ben Stewart

Jay Leno Drives A 300 Horsepower 1977 Lotus Esprit

By   September 4, 2018

Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit

Certain years of the Lotus Esprit provide supercar ownership for a very affordable price. For as low as $13,000 you can find a decent Esprit from the late 70’s and early 80’s. The later V8 cars tend to command premium over their earlier four cylinder counterparts, but with a budget between $15,000 and $20,000 you can easily find a very good example of an earlier Esprit.

The Lotus provides a spirited driving experience and a classic wedge shape, popular in supercars of the 70’s and 80’s. The reliability can be an issue, but there are things that can be done to improve that.

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The Saturn Sky Red Line Provides Plenty Of Rear Wheel Drive Fun For About $15,000

By   August 30, 2018

Saturn Sky Red Line

Saturn Sky Red Line

The Saturn Sky Red Line is a car that came and went largely unnoticed. The American sports car provides and open-aired driving experience in a good looking package.

Styling of the Sky stands out and its sharp lines give it a handsome look. For folks that purchase the Saturn performance car you won’t usually find another Saturn Sky in the same parking lot.

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What Not To Do With A 240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

By   August 5, 2018

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000 miles is a lot on just about any car, but on an early 996 generation Porsche 911 it is not too common. Because they have gone down in price, maintenance is often deferred resulting in major mechanical trouble before you hit the 175,000 mile mark. If we’ll maintained and the IMS Bearing is addressed, they can stay on the road for a long time.

All of this isn’t to say that a 996 isn’t a well made car. It is. However, to keep it on the road requires that you keep up on wear items and don’t let things slide. Otherwise, what would have been a fairly manageable repair bill can turn into a small fortune.

Of course if you get to almost 250,000 miles there are some things that you just shouldn’t do.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Former 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

By   August 3, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld’s 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

Jerry Seinfeld’s 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

Jerry Seinfeld is a big collector of Porsches. Not long ago he let a few of his valuable vintage automobiles sell. This 1959 Porsche 718 RSK is one of those special classic vehicles.

The 718 RSK sold for $2,860,000 in a Gooding & Company auction at Amelia Island. That’s a good chunk of change, but it was about a million dollars less than the estimated value.

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