Better late than never to share this awesome road trip that Theo-Graphics took to both Austin and Dallas to photograph 4 stunning cars for Bonhams Auctioneers. Back in July of 2015 we traveled to two separate collections in Texas, each of which had some marquee models in the car world. First was the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL – the world famous “Gullwing” supercar, upon which the current Mercedes SLS pays homage. Factory original paint and interior, this car was one of the cleanest examples I’d ever seen. You simply cannot take a bad image of this car!
Classic Porsches are becoming increasingly valuable, and as such, I have been photographing a good deal more of them in the past year or so. I was contacted by Bonhams about photographing this stunning example, a 1967 911S, which was located at a Porsche specific shop out in Sealy, Texas.
We found some nice country roads nearby the shop right as the sun was setting, and managed to get some great shots of this beautiful car. Keep an eye out for it at the Scottsdale Auction, January 29-30 of next year!
We were contacted last minute about traveling to Dallas for a session with one of my dream cars: a 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe. The car has been meticulously maintained and looks showroom new. This special edition Porsche came with a 130 bhp, 1,966 cc DOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Solex 40 PII-4 carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, parallel trailing arm front suspension with transverse torsion bars, swing axle rear suspension with transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. It was one of the very few to be fitted with the sunroof option as well. Beautiful car, inside and out. Enjoy the images!
Another dream car in the bank. Understandably, my jaw hit the floor when I received word that I would be photographing this pristine 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S last month. A three owner car with just under 10,500km (right around 6,500 miles) since new and on its ORIGINAL TIRES, this 32 year old car was in better than showroom new condition.
The Countach was penned by Marcello Gandini, the heralded designer of the legendary Miura, which both coined and revolutionized the consumer “super car”. Being the successor to the Miura was no easy act to follow, but Gandini created something just as memorable in a completely new and exciting way. Consisting nearly completely of flat, angular panels, the Countach assumes a bold wedge shape, both very wide and low. It is very clear that form came before function on the Countach, the scissor doors being necessary due to the width of the car (too wide for traditionally opening doors), and the fact that rear visibility was nonexistent at best. The best way to back this car into a spot? Sit on the sill with the driver’s door up and modulate the clutch while looking backward. The Countach made no excuses about its lack of “real world” aesthetics, and I love that.
The Jaguar E-Type has long been seen as one of the most beautiful offerings of Jaguar, or any automaker of the period. This 1961 Jaguard E-Type, chassis number 875246 rolled off the assembly line on July 18, 1961, the 246th ever produced during the first production year for the iconic sports car. Featuring a 265hp inline six engine, 4 wheel disc brakes, and a gorgeous British Racing Green over biscuit Connolly leather color scheme, this car was completely restored to a like-new condition from 2001-2003. Originally sold to a west coast doctor in 1961, it was sold the father of the current owner in 1963, where it has remained until today. Between 1963 and 2014, it had logged an astonishingly high estimate of 300,000 miles as a daily driver.