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My Classic Car: Cassie replaces her beloved ’68 Chevy

My Classic Car: Cassie replaces her beloved ’68 Chevy

(Editor’s note: One of the most popular stories we’ve shared since we launched the ClassicCars.com blog was about Cassie’s 1968 Chevelle Concours. We’ve just received the following note from Cassie:) This car was totaled in a rear end accident August 4th at 3:00. The lady took full responsibility, but due to the facts that this […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Rod’s 1965 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Rod’s 1965 Ford Thunderbird

The Story of this 1965 Thunderbird, as told by the original owner, Ernie Farrow: After operating a 20-acre fruit ranch on Partrick Road in Napa, California, for many years, where we also raised and sold great dane show dogs, we decided to sell the ranch and move into town. We had a new home built […]

By September 28, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: John’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My Classic Car: John’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

When I first tried driving, my father had a ’55 Chevy. I would watch him drive and figured I could do that. The car had your common three on the tree. This was around 1964. I was 14 at the time. The car had a key lock so you could take the key out without […]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Bill’s 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber

My Classic Car: Bill’s 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber

I was perusing this site and noticed you posted an article about my brother’s (I am the older brother) Cadillac. It’s a very nice car and he has owned it ever since I can remember. We have always been car people, maybe me more so than him. I used to drag race when I was […]

By September 23, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Tom’s 1970 Porsche 911S

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1970 Porsche 911S

I have owned my 1970 911S for 10 years. I am the fourth owner and I have tracked down and interviewed every previous owner. From the second owner, I retrieved real mileage numbers and put them back into the original Euro KM speedo, which had been taken out of the car when it was brought […]

By September 21, 2014 Read More →
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 →