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Archive for: 2010

It is one thing to keep records of a vehicle’s service history, but it’s entirely another case when that history spans 58 years and 123,000 miles. That is just what this Bentley Mk VI is said to have: every service record since 1952. This southern California car is quite rare in that it features left-hand drive and a...

For fans of the quirky, uncommon, and just plain cute, we present this Fiat 1100 wagon. Its motor has been recently repaired according to the seller, and perhaps more importantly, given the era from which this vehicle comes from, there is said to be no rust on the body or chassis. “All it really needs is a little TLC...

“This truck is ready for the Friday night cruise or the Saturday trail ride,” states the seller. An upgraded stereo system and burnt orange paint may help with the Friday night scene, but the fun really happens off-road. The 304-ci Scouts have 243 pound feet of torque at a low 2,400 rpm from the factory. Combine that...

Measuring in at nearly 19 feet long, this massive piece of Detroit iron features 500 cubic inches of Cadillac power, Dynasty Red paint, and a top that goes down.  It’s said to be a 30,000-mile original with documentation and lots of options, including a power top, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and...

Second-generation Chargers are extremely popular in the muscle car world. This one has some obvious needs, but it looks solid enough to be a good foundation for a restoration or customization. The seller notes a couple of small holes in the floor pan and trunk as well as a rough driver’s side quarter panel, but the...

The seller of this numbers-matching 1960 356 reports that the car has been completely restored both mechanically and cosmetically. It features a “fresh motor, transaxle, four-corner suspension, and brakes,” as well as an “all new proper interior, with carpet, seats, headliner, and door panels.” The bare metal repaint is...

Here’s an interesting piece of history—an operable pre-WWI Buick.  The seller states, “If you are looking for a fun, brass-era touring car at an entry-level price, here is your chance.”  Genuine wood spokes, right-hand drive, and an eye-catching profile are all part of this particular car’s package. The seller says it...

This ’69 Chrysler 300 is said never to have been restored, and the seller says it is rust free and “drives and handles like brand new.” The factory option list includes air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and power top—all things that have become more or less required by modern drivers—and it’s also...

The simple, boxy lines of these early SUVs have aged well, and are a refreshing break from the towering, overstyled, glorified minivans filling modern car lots today. It’s doubly refreshing to see a nicely restored driver-quality example that hasn’t been cut with a torch to accommodate 35-inch tires. This one’s tires...

Project cars can be a source of pride as well as a lot of fun. But things can turn south quickly with the wrong car, as heavy rust, seemingly unobtainable parts, and previous damage can spoil the experience and run off with your checkbook. The best way to bypass, or at least minimize, the potential downfalls are to...

When it comes to Chargers, car guys are most familiar with the “General Lee” 1968-1970 model. Lesser-known are the 1966 and 1967 models, which featured more upright styling combined with an overstated fastback roof. Among them, Hemi cars are the rarest. Just 468 Hemi-equipped Chargers were built in 1966, in order to...

A single pane of green-tinted Plexiglas makes up the entire forward roof section of this ’54 Ford Crestline (hence the “Skyliner” name), but the car features another window where you wouldn’t expect to find one: in the hood. Of the 13,144 Crestline Skyliners built for 1954, a handful of dealer demonstrators were so...

First impressions can mean a lot, but they aren’t always correct. And although a look at the first picture in this auction might make would-be VW buyers think twice, 21-window buses do have a cult following, and restored examples can be worth quite a bit of money. Sure, this one needs work, but there’s value here. The...

This ’62 Impala boasts three bench sheets, a 350-ci crate V8, and Powerglide automatic transmission. And although that combination doesn’t make it a hot rod, it will help out when hurrying a full load of out-of-town visitors to the airport. A number of other tasteful mods have been done to  ease the driving experience...

Replicas, clones, and tributes may be at the bottom of the muscle car pecking order, but when it comes to overall drivability, they represent great value for the money. After all, you may not want to drive that all-original numbers-matching red and black ’71 Z/28 in your garage for fear something might happen to it....

Original pre-WWII cars are becoming increasingly difficult to find these days.  With the rise of celebrity hot-rodders in recent decades and the subsequent popularity of resto-modification, a lot of originality has been replaced with small-blocks, floor-shift overdrive transmissions, and two-stage paint jobs.  And...

With automotive technology moving at such a rapid pace, it can be natural to wonder what the cars of the future may look like. However, for those who just can’t wait to see some crazy works of automotive art

The 1800 is probably the sexiest Volvo ever produced, the beauty of its curves overshadowed only by the practicality of its unkillable motor. (Irv Gordon’s famous 1966 1800S holds the world record for mileage on a single engine, at 2.7 million miles and counting.) With just 43k original miles on this two-owner car,...

Willys Jeep trucks have an unmistakable design, with slotted grilles and upright cabs. Today they seem to have been lost in the CJ and utility wagon shuffle, but nearly 230,000 were built from 1947 to 1965, powered by engines ranging from the 134-ci four-cylinder Go-Devil to the 230-ci six-cylinder Tornado. Initially...

The MGB is a great choice for buyers in the market for a simple and usable entry-level sports car. Designed as a replacement for the aging MGA, it featured a monocoque design that reduced weight and strengthened the chassis, which lead to improved performance and handling.  Production started in 1962 and lasted...

Holiday shopping can be really stressful, especially when you have no idea what gift to buy. Everyone seems to have someone on their Christmas list who loves cars, but not everyone knows what kind of gifts a car geek might crave. If you don’t know a Camaro from a Corvette, this gift guide can help you find the perfect...