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Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot] Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari...Read More»

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Cash-For-Clunkers Slouches Toward The Finish Line

Good news from Washington, cash-for-clunkers fans: leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are hoping to fast-track legislation that would give new car buyers tidy cash rebates in exchange for trading in their older vehicles. Of course, they've been saying that for a while--but then, time moves slowly...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica by Gullwing GmbH
Link Love From The Car Connection: Gullwing Replicas, Women Behind The Wheel, And GM Flubs Today, Hopes For Brighter Tomorrow

Beauty in abundance -- There's another Mercedes-Benz SL 300 Gullwing replica on the market. "What's that", you say? "Why do we need two?" Which makes us think you're off your freakin' rocker, because we could live in a world of these. Seriously. [MotorAuthority] Tomorrowland -- GM is looking toward...Read More»

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Your Daily Chrysler Fix: Just The High Points

There are so many stories about Chrysler buzzing across the interwebz that we could never cover them all in depth. Instead, we're going to bring you up to speed with tasty, soundbite-sized recaps of the bigger pentastar items. Read on, well-informed citizen: Bizarroworld Economics -- You know...Read More»

Artist Sara Watson and her disappearing Skoda Fabia
Link Love From The Car Connection: Audi D7 Concept, 600,000-Mile Mustang, And Nicholas Cage Movie Driver Ruins Ferrari And Dinner

Art car -- When U.K. artist Sara Watson got her hands on a Skoda Fabia, she did exactly what many others in her position would've done: she made it disappear. [BBC via JV] In theory -- Long before Iran joined someone's Axis of Evil, the country formerly known as Persia gave the world a lot of nifty...Read More»

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Why Is Everything Up For Sale Except Pontiac?

There's no denying that the world's a little crazy right now, and nowhere is this more visible than in the auto industry. Thanks to the global economic meltdown, car makers have been streamlining and downsizing, wheeling and dealing, with brands changing hands faster than bets at a Shanghai...Read More»

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Ford Says Q2 Sales Should Be Up. Yes: Up.

While we're waiting for the other brake shoe to drop at Chrysler, we're happy to report that Ford's picture seems far more rosy. The company's sales analysis and reporting manager, George Pipas, has said that Ford expects to see a slight improvement in sales during the second quarter of 2009. That...Read More»

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Police Found Guilty Of Loving The Pontiac G8

Two days ago, General Motors said that it would be killing off the Pontiac brand. Before the company had even finished its prepared statement, police squads across the country were moaning. Here's why: once upon a time, the Ford Crown Victoria was the police car of choice, but some police...Read More»

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Chrysler Out Of The Frying Pan. That's Good, Right?

The last 24 hours have been big for Chrysler. The long and short of it appears to be that (a) the company will likely avoid bankruptcy court, and (b) its relationship with Fiat will soon get conjugal. Here's a quick rundown of the headlines: Creditors concede -- About $5 billion of Chrysler's...Read More»

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Chrysler And UAW Spend The Weekend Together

  While you were getting hammered at some weekend music festival or cleaning out the garage, bigwigs from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union were busy getting to know one another--and by "getting know one another", we mean haggling. As you may know, the feds set an April 30 deadline for...Read More»

Morgan Aero SuperSports
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ford Raptor Goes To Baja, Toyota CEO Goes Nurgburgringin', And Geely Is Hilarious

If only -- Morgan Motor Company makes 100 years old in 2009, and to celebrate, the exclusive British automaker has cranked out a top-notch ride for its top-drawer clientele. We're reveling in the power and beauty of the Aero SuperSports, but we're wishing had the trust fund for the £25,000 (nearly...Read More»

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Ford Losses: Ugly, But Not Fugly

  This morning, Ford announced losses from the first quarter of FY2009. The bad news is, they suck. The good news is, they don't suck as badly as most people expected. It's kinda like walking into a movie theater and expecting Empire of the Ants, but only having to sit through Jaws 2...Read More»

Bee's 'Bee.One' electric car
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat Goes For Opel, An EV For The U.K., And The Booth Hostesses Of Shanghai

Fiat may take majority stake in Opel -- Not content to take a big ol' slice of Chrysler pie, Fiat is seriously eying GM's Opel brand. In fact, by the time you read this, the ink may be drying on a deal. [DetNews] New Bee line -- These days, cranking out a battery-powered concept is de rigeur for...Read More»

Money makes the world go 'round
Link Love From The Car Connection: Money Makes The World Go 'Round Edition

No, you're eyes aren't deceiving you: we're posting two Link Loves in just one day. Why? Because we know your time is valuable. Yeah, sure, we could post individual, well-written research articles on every bailout-related news item that comes our way, but who has time for that? Life is better in...Read More»

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UPDATED: GM Reportedly Considers Nixing Pontiac, GMC; GM Exec Denies It

First came news that an American equity group is seriously interested in purchasing Saturn. Now we've learned that General Motors may be dropping the GMC and Pontiac brands entirely. Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg reports that GM's talks with the Obama administration have involved selling or...Read More»

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Fiat Ready To Say 'Basta!' On Chrysler Deal, Thanks To Unions

No one would say that Chrysler's been doing well in recent months, but at least its situation hasn't been as dire as GM's. Smaller than The General and engaged to a sexy, Italian brand, Chrysler has clung to the promise of a modestly rosy future--until today. In an interview with this morning's...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen up! concept
Link Love From The Car Connection: Feds Go Green, Corker Uncorks, And Volkswagen's PR Team Hits Overdrive

  Following through -- The feds have announced plans to spend $285 million from Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill on 17,600 fuel-efficient vehicles from Detroit's Big Three. Included in the mix will be hybrid sedans, natural gas and hybrid buses, plus a few all-electric vehicles, though anything...Read More»

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New Details About The Fiat-Chrysler Pre-Nup

More info about the on-again/off-again marriage of Chrysler/Fiat has emerged--namely, details about Fiat's initial stake in Chrysler and how the Italian automaker can earn a larger share of the pentastar pie via certain incentives. Citing "a person familiar with the Fiat-Chrysler negotiations"...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford CEOs Forced To Take Private Flights. Also: Pay Cuts.

It's a good news/bad news kind of day for Ford execs--specifically Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Alan Mulally. First, the bad news: executive take-home pay is shrinking. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mulally earned a whopping $21.7 million in 2007, including stock...Read More»

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