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It's a Good Week For…Antique Autos


Around Kempt, we like our whips to have a provenance. Even when we buy new, we only get the behind the wheel of rides with impeccable pedigrees.This week got our gears turning with several bulletins about vintage vehicles.

First, Hertz cheered us with the news that they'll be renting the Hurtan Albaycin for rides down Spain's Costa del Sol. Next, Wired posited than in the near-future of smart cars and sustainable transport, designers might be looking to classic minis.

Mercedes-Benz changed our concept of "pre-owned" by selling classic models refurbished by the careful hands employed by the Mercedes-Benz museum. Finally, the Grand cru of British autos, the world's oldest Rolls-Royce, sold for $7.3 million—which The Daily Updater hastens to add is $470,000 for each of its 10—count them 10—individual units of horsepower. Their math is off—it's more like $730,000 per horse—but we're not really into muscle cars anyway…