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One Lap of the Web: Ayrton Senna's NSX is for sale

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

-- The late great Ayrton Senna's 1992 Honda NSX (yes, it was sold as a Honda in Europe) is for sale. We are not worthy of owning such a machine, and we're not really sure who might be. The list is small. It's Ayrton Senna's NSX.

-- Just about any time a Dual Ghia comes up for sale, half a dozen Hollywood celebrities from the 1960s are namechecked, as if they owned every single example of the Dual Ghia out there and no one else did. These cars are certainly concours and auction darlings, but aside from celebrity ownership pixie dust, what are they really about? Hooniverse's Jim Brennan has the story.

-- When it comes to engine swaps, high-end Italian V12 usually don't find their way into American restomods. That's just the way it is. We have plenty of crate engines to choose from. It appears that someone disagreed with that basic premise, and fitted a 4.5-liter Ferrari V12 to a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr, of all things. Engineswapdepot via Chromjuwelen has the details on this exercise, which sold at Barrett-Jackson a couple weeks back:

-- Ralph Marano is well known in Packard circles, to put it mildly, and he'll be taking his collection Packard concept cars to Amelia Island Concour d'Elegance this March. All 10 of them. Hemmings Daily gives a preview of the concepts that visitors to the show (including ourselves) will gawk at.

-- Let's see a show of hands: who knew that Chrysler had created an electric test vehicle in 1979? This curious ETV-1 prototype is on eBay right now with just a few hours to go.

By Autoweek editors