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My Classic Car: Jim’s 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

My Classic Car: Jim’s 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

My dad was always a car guy. As I grew up, my mom always had the latest Caddy while he had various models of Fords and Chevys. In the early ’80s he traded my mom’s Cadillac for a Datsun 200SX. We thought he went mad when, in fact, he had already accepted the fact that […]

My Classic Car: Carl’s 1974 Mercury Montego MX Brougham

My Classic Car: Carl’s 1974 Mercury Montego MX Brougham

I am the original owner. Because this car was custom ordered from the factory, Mercury would only produce the car on the last production date of June 26, 1974. This car was ordered with Ivy Green exterior, Saddle brown interior, and Tan Embassy roof, and a Brougham body. The above colors were not available on […]

My Classic Car: Ray’s 1964 Mercury Meteor

My Classic Car: Ray’s 1964 Mercury Meteor

I was lucky to get this true family car from a family friend. He bought the car because it was made in Canada, just as he was born there. It needed some work but he put the time and effort into this beauty. This is a 1964 Mercury Meteor, yes, made in Canada, and one […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Tommy’s 1956 Chevrolet convertible

My Classic Car: Tommy’s 1956 Chevrolet convertible

I owned this car before going into the service in 1966. I loved this car more than most girls at the time. I would come home on leave and blow the dust out and find a second love to share a ride and maybe a park with us. Anyway, I had phoned my dad that […]

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

I found my 1966 Fairlane 500 GT convertible in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, in 2005. I am third owner of this always-garaged car. Ford Motor Company destroyed all Fairlane records prior to 1967 so no information is available as to order of production. The GT and GTA (automatic transmission were grouped together at 4327 units produced. […]

By March 1, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

I have been looking for a 1966 Corvair Corsa for years as a fun hobby car to have after I retired. I saw an ad for a 66 Corsa at the estate sale of Horace C Rodgers, a Purple Heart, WWII hero who was a pilot of a B26 named Flak Bait. That plane flew […]

By February 26, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Steve’s 1966 Dodge Dart

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1966 Dodge Dart

I was attending a monthly meeting of the POC (Plymouth Owners Club) and one of our members brought to my attention that in a national magazine (Hemming’s News) someone was selling a Dodge Dart convertible with a SC area code. When I got home and researched the number I found out it was only 25 […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: The Largers’ 1942 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country wagon

My Classic Car: The Largers’ 1942 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country wagon

Our 1942 Chrysler Town & Country is one of the very last civilian vehicles produced in late January, 1942. It came off the assembly line one month after Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and just before Chrysler-built Sherman tanks began rolling off the assembly lines. Not only is this vehicle one of the rarest of […]

By February 22, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

When I was young, my father was a manager at the local Chrysler plant. He was in charge of facilities and part of his task was to ensure company vehicles were properly repaired. The local body shop that had the Chrysler contract was the Carlini Brothers Body shop. One day when my father stopped off […]

By February 12, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Al’s 1934 REO Flying Cloud coupe

My Classic Car: Al’s 1934 REO Flying Cloud coupe

Returning from World War II, my father did what most returning veterans did: get a job and start a family, both of which he did with gusto, finishing his engineering degree at the University of Michigan and starting on with a small firm and marrying my mother. Along the way he bought a new Buick […]