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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, […]

My Classic Car: Ray’s 1964 Mercury Meteor

My Classic Car: Ray’s 1964 Mercury Meteor

This is my 1964 Mercury Meteor 4-door hard top in Skyline Blue color. She has a 352-cid V8, Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission, no power steering, no power brakes, no Breezeway window, AM radio, clock, seat belts in the front seat only and the largest trunk I’ve seen. This car is fun to drive and was the […]

By April 19, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Claudio’s 1987 Mustang

My Classic Car: Claudio’s 1987 Mustang

Four years ago I looked on UK eBay at this car. She was red with a white power top, seats in red velvet, and was very nice. The owner was a very old gentleman in Ipswich. I immediately loved this car. I didn’t know about the car’s condition but I booked a flight with my […]

By April 16, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Arnold’s grandfather’s 1965 Buick Riviera

My Classic Car: Arnold’s grandfather’s 1965 Buick Riviera

My grandfather was a prominent chiropractor in the Washington D.C. area. He was very successful. He had the best of everything. He loved his cars. My favorite of his cars was a big black 1965 Buick Riviera. It had black leather interior with “wood” paneling and chrome fixtures. It was beautiful! It reminded me of […]

My Classic Car: Andrew’s 1961 Heron Europa

My Classic Car: Andrew’s 1961 Heron Europa

This car was a real wreck when I bought it, but it is historically interesting, having raced in the UK in the 1960s. I did all the work on its rebuild except the paint and some of the fiberglass. Twelve were made by Heron, a boat manufacturer that later went on to do the well-known […]

By April 12, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Don’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala

My Classic Car: Don’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala

This 1960 Chevrolet Impala is unmolested and all original as if it came directly off the showroom floor (except for the wheels). It was ordered with the 283 with a 4-barrel carburetor. This was a barn find in Knoxville, Tennessee, by Fred and Virgie Lark. When Fred died, Virgie asked Dwight Patterson, a friend of […]

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 […]