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Archive for: May, 2011

Looking for some high-speed thrills? Well, consider this a safer alternative to street luging, and you’ll get to go much faster. How much faster?  The seller claims this dragster achieved a top ET of 9.02 at 147 mph in the three years he’s owned the car, and with some tuning, jumping into the 8s may not be out of the...

From the California beachside to Southern dragstrips to mom and pop shops in the Midwest, there isn’t a location—or function—where the Nomad isn’t right at home. It’s handsome and practical, even if the poor air circulation is noticeable on hot days and the tailgate has a tendency to leak water when it’s raining. The...

The original owner of this 1929 Pierce-Arrow Dual Cowl Phaeton was none other than silent film star Charlie Chaplin. For an automaker nearly synonymous with the exuberance of the roaring twenties, it’s hard to think of a more perfect celebrity ownership connection. And the stock market crash of 1929 that signaled the...

Have you ever wanted your own “best-in-show” car without the hassle of taking on a high-end restoration?  This 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Series 2106 club sedan could just be the ticket for you. It certainly has the pedigree. The owner says it won first place for five years in Packard International and SC Club...

Under a heavy layer of grime and dust, this barn-find pickup still wears the hand-painted graphics of an old-timey New Jersey repair shop. It also wears 31 years of work-truck patina, as that’s how old it was in 1979 when it went into a storage container. Now there is rust in the fenders, and the bed floor is gone,...

Want to roast tires with big-block Chevy iron?  What better way than with 396 cubic inches mated to a Muncie 4-speed? However, given that this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is described by the seller as being “show quality,” you might want to ease up and make sure you don’t fling any debris up into the wheelwells. The...

Does it have jump seats? That’s the first question you need to ask when it comes to a Subaru BRAT. This one absolutely does. And although jump seats seems like a sort of obvious “why didn’t they think of this sooner?” feature, Subaru actually only fitted them to U.S.-bound BRATs. By adding two more seats, the vehicle...

With hydraulic lifters – the FL Panhead is the bike that launched Harley-Davison as a leader in post-war America. Their first post-World War II bike got the nickname Panhead from its two roasting pan shaped rocker covers. Aluminum cylinder heads were yet one more innovative design improvement made on the Panhead. In...

In the market for a pint-sized sports car with Corvette looks? The Opel GT was built over six model years starting in 1968, and its swoopy lines look a lot like those of the C3 Corvette—only at about a two-thirds scale. Perfect for that garage where a full-size Vette just won’t fit. This particular GT has been recently...