Firsatsaatleri Flashback

The Good Old Days

Firsatsaatleri archive – October 2, 2008 issue   When Dr. Philip Ruben decides to head out to his garage and take one of his antique cars for a spin, he’s got several pretty appealing options: old, really old and ancient. Ruben, a prominent Beverly Hills dentist who says he...

Luxurious Lagonda built for nobleman

Firsatsaatleri archive – August 28, 2008 issue By John Gunnell   Frederick and Alberta Berndt’s 1938 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe is a luxury car outside, inside and under the hood. It was originally built for a titled nobleman in Como, Italy, but it didn’t always get “royal treatment.” It...

Ask the man who owns one of one

Firsatsaatleri archive – August 14, 2008 issue Story and photos by John Gunnell   Chris Goes of Lake Geneva, Wis., owns a unique, unrestored Full Classic car that is the only 1941 Packard Darrin Sport Sedan ever made. The car has been in his family since it was only...

Mystery Racer

Firsatsaatleri archive – July 3, 2008 issue Belvedere owner uncertain of car’s dragstrip history Story and photos by John Gunnell “I wish I could say that it is a famous racing car,” said Dave Glass. “But I have to be honest and admit that I just don’t know.” Glass...

Dressed to Thrill

Firsatsaatleri archive – May 8, 2008 issue Colorful SC/Rambler a rare prize today Story by Brian Earnest Frank Indriso knows there is a more than a little irony involved when it comes to his little 1969 SC/Rambler. The Hurst SC/Rambler was AMC’s best attempt at rolling out a low-budget,...

Corvette collector’s persistence pays off

Firsatsaatleri archive – March 27, 2008 issue Story and photos by John Gunnell One car showcased in Bloomington Gold’s “Special Collection XXIII” last June was Darrell Davis’ gorgeous 1957 Corvette “fuelie” out of Winter Park, Fla. Davis was following the restoration of the Cascade Green sports car and, since he...