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My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

When I was in Grade 7, my father was an engineer for Chrysler and they did a lot of work with the Carlini Brothers body shop. The Carlini Brothers happened to be cousins to Hank Carlini, Ford Pantera director and right hand to Lee Iaccoca. Sitting in their body shop under a soft cover was […]

By July 5, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: David’s 1970 Mercury ‘Hound’s-tooth’ Cougar

My Classic Car: David’s 1970 Mercury ‘Hound’s-tooth’ Cougar

I am the second owner of this car purchased in 1976 from a retired Air Force colonel who had been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  He swore the car had never been wet… During military training he had been struck by lightning, so he said that, “every time if I’m […]

By June 28, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible

My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible

I was 11 when I first saw a new yellow Lincoln convertible in the school’s parking lot in San Mateo. It belonged to one of the teachers at my elementary school. The top was down, showing its white interior. It truly was love at first sight. I swore that someday I would have one. My […]

By June 21, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Danny’s 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

My Classic Car: Danny’s 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

When I was in the Navy and stationed aboard ship at Mayport Florida, I knew an officer who owned a Mercedes just like I now own. I would see him driving on base all the time. I thought that car was the most classy thing I had ever seen and would love to have one. […]

My Classic Car: Jack’s 1954 MG TF-1500

My Classic Car: Jack’s 1954 MG TF-1500

When I was in junior high school, I read a Scholastic paperback called The Red Car by Don Stanford. It told the story of a teenager in Colorado who bought a wrecked MG TC, rebuilt it with the help of a mysterious mechanic named Frenchy, and raced it in an early road race. I was […]

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1962 GMC 1001

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1962 GMC 1001

My most amazing barn find — and it was a gift! My friend Bill from church had been after me for over a year to come look at a truck he wanted to give me. I had been to his house in the past and remembered seeing a late ’70s GM 4X4 in his yard […]

By June 14, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Keith’s 1977 and 1962 Chevrolet Corvettes

My Classic Car: Keith’s 1977 and 1962 Chevrolet Corvettes

When I was in high school back in the 1980s, I worked as a movie theater doorman and mowed lawns to earn money. I was a miser. I saved my money whenever possible. I didn’t own a bicycle. I didn’t go to summer camp. All I did was put away cash for the goal of […]

By May 17, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Harold’s 1947 Hudson Commodore 8 convertible

My Classic Car: Harold’s 1947 Hudson Commodore 8 convertible

In growing up in Michigan, I was fortunate to know my great grandparents. I especially liked my great grandfather’s 1947 Hudson sedan that he purchased new. I liked the styling Hudson had in those days. My great grandfather and I were really good friends and I enjoyed riding in that car. In 1959, he drove […]

My Classic Car: Jack’s 1974 Ford Torino Elite

My Classic Car: Jack’s 1974 Ford Torino Elite

I received this car from someone in New Jersey sight unseen. Of course I expected a lot out of such a deal. First of all it would not turn over when trying to start it, but I finally got it going. I really did not sound good. I wondered if it would be worth putting […]

My Classic Car: Gene’s 1957 Ford Skyliner

My Classic Car: Gene’s 1957 Ford Skyliner

When I was 15 years old, my father rented out one bay in our garage to an engineer from Bell Aerosystems. The engineer had a brand new Oldsmoible 98 convertible, black with red interior and a white top and those spinner hubcaps. What an eyeful when he pulled it into and out of our garage, […]