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History of the Ford Windsor 351 Engine

History of the Ford Windsor 351 Engine

The Windsor, Ontario-built 90° V8 was introduced in 1962 as a 221 cubic inch engine. It was Ford’s first modern lightweight small-block replacing the old Y-block. Through the years, not all small-block Windsors were produced solely at the Ontario plant, but the name stuck with the engine. In 1962, the small block displacement was bumped up […]

Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

The original Ford GT40 of the 1960′s was conceived, designed and built for the sole purpose of showing the Europeans that Americans could win the endurance race of races…the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Up to this point, the Europeans (and especially, the big, red Italian stallions) had dominated the biggest races of the day. Henry Ford […]

We have Desert Concorso tickets to give away!

We have Desert Concorso tickets to give away!

Hopefully you read our recent story previewing the Desert Concorso taking place Sunday March 30, at the Shadow Mountain resort in Palm Desert, Calif. What we at the blog didn’t realize at the time was that our mother ship, classiccars.com, is among the sponsors of the event and has 20 tickets to the event to […]

Horch, Scarab are best in show at Amelia Island

Horch, Scarab are best in show at Amelia Island

A 1937 Horch 853 cabriolet and a 1958 Scarab have been chosen as best in show at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. Here are photos of the winners. We’ll be back soon with a complete report and photo gallery.

Acquisition enhances ClassicCars.com growth

Acquisition enhances ClassicCars.com growth

ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online marketplace devoted to classic and collector cars, has announced the acquisition of similarly named competitor ClassicCar.com and its associated websites serving Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. The acquisition is part of ClassicCars.com’s growth strategy to expand its customer base and content offerings while strengthening its leadership position in online […]

By January 21, 2014 Read More →

ClassicCars.com Acquires Key Competitor, Continues Major Expansion in 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, Jan. 13, 2014 — ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online marketplace devoted to classic and collector cars, today announced the acquisition of similarly named competitor ClassicCar.com and associated websites serving Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. The acquisition is part of ClassicCars.com’s aggressive growth strategy to expand its customer base and content offerings while […]

By January 13, 2014 Read More →

Congratulations to our pre-launch grand prize winner!

Congratulations to Gary Loar from Cresson, Pa., on being the grand prize winner in our pre-launch drawing! Gary has won a great prize package for a classic car fan: An autographed copy of Larry Edsall’s Masters of Car Design A handsome ClassicCars.com stainless steel travel tumber with velour bag A ClassicCars.com mouse pad A set […]

By December 23, 2013 Read More →

ClassicCars.com Breaks Site Traffic Record in September

Phoenix, October 3, 2013 – ClassicCars.com, the leading online classic car marketplace, announced an all-time high in website traffic, a total of 1,003,558 visits, for the month of September. In addition to its highest-ever number of visits, the site also served a record-breaking 9.4 million page views. These impressive numbers represent year-over-year growth of 59%. […]

By October 3, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: Lamborghini Diablo VT

Vehicle Profile: Lamborghini Diablo VT

The 1st-gen Lamborghini “Diablo VT” was breathtaking to behold and is arguably one of the most beautiful, sexy and extremely-fast, exotic-supercars ever produced! This over-the-top, almost-as-fast-as-a-speeding-bullet, as aerodynamically perfect as anything earthbound could be, fire-breathing beast was designed by the infamous and proud Marcello Gandini, who had also designed the two predecessors in line to […]

Vehicle Profile: Chevrolet Camaro

Vehicle Profile: Chevrolet Camaro

Sometime during April of 1965, long before any official announcement was made by General Motors’ Chevrolet Division, reports had begun circulating that Chevrolet was preparing to build a vehicle code-named “Panther” in the newly identified Pony/Musclecar category. This mysterious new vehicle was intended to compete directly with the highly successful Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang […]