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My Classic Car: Rod’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

My Classic Car: Rod’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

My ’57 Chevy came to me after a few “horse trades” in the late 1960s. I bought a ’63 Pontiac Grand Prix 421 NASCAR-optioned car and played with it for a while. Man was that a super car! Then one of my buddies on leave from Vietnam had spotted a ’62 Chevy Bel Air hardtop […]

By December 7, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Justin’s, and now Joe’s, 1979 Ford Ranchero

My Classic Car: Justin’s, and now Joe’s, 1979 Ford Ranchero

We bought our Ranchero as a second car for my son Justin when he was in his second year of high school. He had it for about three days and came home upset because as he said, “Dad someone keyed the whole left side of the Ranchero!” I went out and looked at it and […]

By December 4, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Glen’s 1964 Pontiac Parisienne convertible

My Classic Car: Glen’s 1964 Pontiac Parisienne convertible

There is a reason I am supposed to own this car. Spring, 1979, friends are talking about a friend of a friend, etc. who is looking at buying a car in St. James. It is a ’64 Pontiac ragtop. My brother had one and I always liked it. They gave the location during this conversation […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Bill’s 1953 Chevrolet

My Classic Car: Bill’s 1953 Chevrolet

My very first car was a 1954 Chevrolet sport coupe, purchased from a funeral home owner in 1965 with 465 miles on the odo. It was robin-egg blue with power windows and a power bench seat, 235 inline six with two-speed automatic. The car was totaled in a freak accident in 1970. I really missed […]

By November 30, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: The Velveteens’ 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

My Classic Car: The Velveteens’ 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

Pretty weird to be reading classiccars.com, scroll down through the stories and see a photo taken in 1962 of myself and my fellow members of “The Velveteens.” I don’t even remember sending this to this website but someone did, so here it is! Funny, this was taken during a Christmas Parade in Riviera Beach, Florida, […]

By November 27, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Steve’s 1956 Imperial

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1956 Imperial

‘Beatrice” was a 1956 Imperial sedan named for the nurse who took care of my mother during a protracted illness in 1955 when the car was introduced. Beatrice, the nurse, looked after me also, and was well loved. One Saturday morning the Chrysler dealers were meeting at a hotel nearby our home and three Imperials […]

By November 25, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My dad and mom purchased this car in 1962 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is still in original condition — paint, interior and very low mileage. The car has power steering, brakes, windows, seats, antenna with Wonder Bar AM radio, auto headlight dimmer and cruise control. The air conditioning still blows cold. My dad […]

By November 23, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Brown family’s 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

My Classic Car: Brown family’s 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

My Dad only bought one new car when my brother and I were coming of age in the 1950s in southeastern Oklahoma. He went to the Chevrolet dealership in Hugo and bought a top-of-the-line 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door sedan. I’ll never forget the “new car smell’ inside it the day he drove it home. […]

By November 2, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

I was a lonely person because I worked all the time at Mohawk Auto Square in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Changing tires and oil. Having just graduated from St. Francis High School, I had no idea where I was headed and needed gas money for my car my dad had bought me. It was a 1959 […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Roger’s 1974 Mercury Cougar XR7

My Classic Car: Roger’s 1974 Mercury Cougar XR7

I was looking for some kind of pickup truck, but in a car lot in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, there was this Big Cat! All that was the matter was rusty wire hubcaps and its brown color. Not my favorite but it turns out the paint was original. I was greeted by the lot’s salesman and he […]