TWO-SEATER FUN: The Nostalgic Allure of Classic Sports Cars

TWO-SEATER FUN: The Nostalgic Allure of Classic Sports Cars

TWO-SEATER FUN: The Nostalgic Allure of Classic Sports Cars


What do a classic Chevrolet Corvette, Audi R8 and Mazda Miata all have in common? In addition to each being offered with No Reserve during the 2023 Palm Beach Auction, April 13-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, each is a two-seater sports car.

While there’s no denying the classic styling of a Chevrolet Nomad or a Ford pickup truck, sometimes a vintage sports car just ticks all the boxes when it comes to desirability. For many people, classic sports cars evoke feelings of nostalgia and memories of a bygone era. They may remind people of their youth or of a time when cars were simpler and more focused on performance.

For those not overly concerned about practicality or cargo space, two-seater cars are the perfect option, offering sportiness, sophistication and a driver’s experience second to none. Sports cars are also ideal for someone looking to start or expand a collection; these alluring vehicles are a timeless representation of the freedom and fun associated with cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway or other scenic roads. Unquestionably, a classic sports car is also somewhat of a status symbol, setting its owner apart from the crowd.

They are also undeniably easy on the eyes. Sports cars are known for their sleek, sexy and stylish designs that have stood the test of time. They often have unique and eye-catching body shapes and are viewed as rolling works of art by many.

Frequently, collectible sports cars represent the pinnacle of performance for a brand, with trademarks such as superb handling and ideal power-to-weight ratios. They were designed for speed and agility. The combination of high-performance engines with advanced technology for their time makes these cars exciting to drive and appealing to enthusiasts of all ages.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect vehicle to cruise through the countryside, a cool car for a day trip to the city to show off your style with your plus-one, or a fun and sporty addition to your collection, Barrett-Jackson has the right ride for you. Join us in Palm Beach and register to bid on one of these terrific two-seaters today.

This 1966 Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.6-liter engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It is finished in factory Speed Yellow over a dark gray interior, complete with yellow stitching. This vehicle is in its original condition and has lived in the Southwest all its life.

This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette custom coupe was engineered by Joe Stuban of Stuban Concepts. It is powered by a Street & Performance GM Corvette LS3 376/480hp V8 crate engine with EFI and coated custom headers. The engine is mated to a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission with a McLeod 12-inch clutch and pressure plate. Custom Glasurit paint was finished by Greening Automotive, along with the panel trim. Stopping power is provided by Wilwood 14-inch front power disc brakes with 6-piston calipers and 13-inch rear brakes with 4-piston calipers. It rides on Schott wheels with Kumho Ecsta Sport tires.

This 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena comes painted in Rosso Corsa Red. It is powered by a 3.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This vehicle features a black leather interior, Challenge rear grille and Ferrari shield fender badges. It recently received full services, including to the timing belts, all accessory belts, all fluids and filters. The car comes with three keys and fobs, owner’s manuals, a tool kit and a Ferrari car cover.

Complete “Outlaw” restoration, this 356A Sunroof Coupe was restored approximately 13 years ago including a bare-metal repaint, weatherstripping, custom bumpers, upgraded suspension, a reupholstered Leather interior, and dual-carbureted engine with 4-speed transmission. This Porsche recently received service that was completed during 2022 and included rebuilding the carburetors, mechanical fuel pump, new fuel tank/cap, fuel filter, sending unit, electric pump and hoses.

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