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Archive for: January, 2012

1955 was a split production year for GM trucks, with early production getting the previous year’s Advance Design body, and later trucks getting the all-new larger Task Force body. This truck is a rare one, as it’s an early ’55 Advance Design with a period NAPCO 4×4 conversion. Like all NAPCOs from this era, it started...

This tidy five-window street rod was built up in 1964 with a 1956 Chevrolet small block and 1939 Ford transmission. When the young owner left for Vietnam, his father sold the car, and it ended up in dry storage for 35 years. The all-original-steel car was revived in 2005 and is now said to be a reliable, roadworthy...

The Vega was introduced in 1971 as a small car for the Chevrolet line, and it didn’t take long for muscle car owners to figure out how to modify them for better performance. In fact, well-known tuner Baldwin Motion out of New York built and sold “Super Vegas,” which could be ordered with 350-ci small-block or 454-ci...

Fiat’s 600 debuted in 1955. It was designed to seat four with room for luggage. The 600’s top speed from the factory was a stated 59 mph — and that might actually be true assuming you’re going downhill and have a tailwind. This custom example will probably hit that speed in the first three gears, and you’ll still have...