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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 […]

By March 3, 2015 Read More →
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 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 […]

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

  I bought my car as a ” work in progress.” I had wanted a classic Chevelle for a long time. I used to have a ’77 Malibu ( I traded it in the ’90′s ). I got the opportunity to buy another car at Charlotte Motor Speedway in September 2013. I picked up a […]

My Classic Car: Don’s 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

My Classic Car: Don’s 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

In the spring of 1998, Ford Motor Company painted 117 Lincoln Mark VIIIs in metallic gold and called them Spring Feature Cars. All were to be the base models. However, somehow ours slipped through as a LSC. This is the top of the line and the only one like it. How much more rare can […]

By January 25, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Mike’s 1956 Buick Special

My Classic Car: Mike’s 1956 Buick Special

I had owned a 1956 Buick Special when I was sophomore in college. It was a slick car and I kept it until my senior year. I wish I never sold it and I am looking to find it again, but I do not know where to start. If I can’t find the same car, […]

By January 22, 2015 1 Comment Read More →