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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 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 4 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 […]

My Classic Car: John’s 1959 Holden Special

My Classic Car: John’s 1959 Holden Special

It wasn’t my car, it was my Dad’s Holden. I had my license for a couple of years and my Dad bought this Holden. I’d had an old 1948 Morris 8 which was just a heap. It cost me $35 to buy and hundreds to keep it on the road. Dad got this Holden Special […]

By October 16, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Patrick’s 1965 Chrysler Turbine

My Classic Car: Patrick’s 1965 Chrysler Turbine

Some time in the 1960s I was working as publisher of a newspaper in the California desert. Chrysler came approached me and, because I worked in the newspaper industry and especially because the paper was in the desert, they asked me to drive their experimental turbine car for a designated period of time. The car […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Jose’s 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

My Classic Car: Jose’s 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

My first car was a 1953 Volkswagen Beetle (6-volt) that my father bought me when I was 20 years old. I enjoyed my time driving that small car. I liked it so much that my next car was a 1966 Beetle, which was my favorite. The car came with a 1600-cc engine but a friend […]

By October 7, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Merv’s ‘wrong number’ 1969 Pontiac Firebird

My Classic Car: Merv’s ‘wrong number’ 1969 Pontiac Firebird

In mid-August 2014, I was shopping online for a 1969 Pontiac Firebird and called a local British Columbia classic car dealer about a ’67 Firebird. The person I talked to was Mike, the owner of the dealership. He informed me that he had an offer on the car and he would know by 10 a.m. […]

By October 5, 2014 Read More →