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My Classic Car: Frank’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My Classic Car: Frank’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My brother and I built this ’55. We took a 1994 Formula Firebird and used all we could from the fuel-injected engine and four-speed automatic. We also used the dash, all the wiring, computer, rear end (370), Positraction, and four-wheel disc brakes. The car has custom paint and comfortable, late-model Buick seats in leather. I […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

I bought this car with my Visa 30 years ago. It had solid-lift cam and they had adjusted it for hydro lift so it ran real bad. I got the car for $3,000 in primer. I took it home and started sanding. It had so much Bondo I had to take a body class to […]

By September 16, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

I first saw this Chevrolet Camaro in July, 2001, at a cruise night in Dorr, Michigan. Classic cars gathered there every Thursday on the lawn at an ice cream place called The Dairy Barn. I usually checked out the cars that showed up. Usually there were at least 25-30 cars, but one night I remember […]

By September 14, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Duke’s 1954 Mercury Monterey

My Classic Car: Duke’s 1954 Mercury Monterey

‘Back to the ’50s” in Minnesota is one of the largest classic car and rod shows in the nation, with nearly 12,000 vehicles on display. Two years ago, I brought my original 72,000-mile 1954 Mercury Monterey down for the three-day event. Like most car hobbyists, I had put countless hours in bringing the car to […]

By September 11, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Tim’s 1949 Cadillac 61 Sedanette

My Classic Car: Tim’s 1949 Cadillac 61 Sedanette

In June of 1973, I went to a local car show that was held at the Sloan Museum located in Flint Michigan. I really had a good time seeing all the different cars and trucks that were there and decided that I wanted an old car to fix up and take to the next year’s […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Buick Skylark

My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Buick Skylark

Thirty years ago in October, I went to buy a 1965 Buick Skylark hardtop, found out it was a four-door and decided to pass. The guy said wait, I have another car. I said, what is it? He said, a 1962 Buick Skylark convertible. I looked at it. It was in need of a bunch […]

By September 5, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Curt’s 1969 Ford Mustang Grande

My Classic Car: Curt’s 1969 Ford Mustang Grande

About a year and half ago, I drove to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in search of a Mustang and found a Jade Green 1969 Grande, 351 V8 for sale. I kind of knew from the start it would be my project car. I loved the color and wheels — classic star chrome wheels — and all black […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Peter’s 1957 Volkswagen 1000

My Classic Car: Peter’s 1957 Volkswagen 1000

On a Friday morning in 1976 I was driving down Koeberg Road when I saw an old VW ‘Combi camper in a car sale yard. The tag was R650, or about $60. It ran OK, and it looked clean, rust-free and the front windows opened! When the salesman offered to get it through the roadworthy […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

Back in time, 1966. My first car was a 1958 Chevrolet Delray. I bought it off a friend. I borrowed the money from my mother and I paid her back while working at a gas station after school. It was powered with a 283 and a Powerglide and had a Sun tach on the dash. […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

We call her “Thelma, the Bad Bird.” Initially a docile 42,000-mile, one-owner car purchased in 1998, this original 1968 Magnolia Yellow Ford Thunderbird 429 landau coupe underwent a transformation to become a “ Bad Bird.” I put on a little more than 18,000 miles in 16 years that I owned the car. Modifications included Pertronix […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →