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It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

Some classics wear their price tags on their sleeves. Look at a fuel-injected ’57 Chevy Bel Air, and it’s immediately apparent that it’s valuable merchandise. On the other hand, there are the sleepers of the classic car world, the cars that are worth a lot of money but it’s only obvious to those in-the-know. Your Accord-driving […]

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

This week, we offer you three options for Multiple Choice: You can select a 1968 Toyota 2000 GT, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli, or a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to add to your collection wish list. Do you opt for one of the Italian exotics — the Ghibli powered by a V8 and the Daytona by a […]

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

Yesterday, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibition: The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes. “Rarely does one genre of car so broadly resonate with people, but sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen,” the museum said in announcing the showcase.” But what makes this special exhibition even more […]

Homemade KITT: ‘Knight Rider’ replica car

Homemade KITT: ‘Knight Rider’ replica car

Chris Palmer needed five Pontiac Trans Ams, numerous visits to eBay, countless hours of work and the generosity of several friends to recreate the car that starred in the hit 1980s television show “Knight Rider.” And he wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again. “It was totally worth it – more than worth it,” Palmer said […]

By April 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gone in a flash: 5 of the quickest automotive flashes

Gone in a flash: 5 of the quickest automotive flashes

Hundred-year anniversaries in the automotive world are nearly as common as new reality TV shows (General Motors, Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo all turned 100 recently). The car companies on this list weren’t as fortunate. Here are some of our favorite flashes in a pan:

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fateful 5: Once popular, these cars may disappear in the next decade

Fateful 5: Once popular, these cars may disappear in the next decade

Pick any car on this list and, five years ago, they seemed to be everywhere. Today, they’re becoming rare sights indeed. And five to 10 years from now, they’ll mostly be gone. It’s the march of time intersecting with their generally disposable nature, these five are our picks for imminent extinction:

By April 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Like the Concorso Italiano held each summer on the Monterey Peninsula, the inaugural Desert Concorso was a celebration of Italian cars (and music and more). While wandering around the driving range at the Shadow Mountain resort in Palm Desert, we were struck by the parking plan — a 1965 Lamborghini 350GT right next to a […]

5 delightful designs by American Motors

5 delightful designs by American Motors

Last  year marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the American Motors Corporation as a truly American enterprise. In 1983, Renault of France bought a controlling interest in the company, bringing to an end some of the most stunning shoestring budget innovation that the American auto industry had ever seen. Here are five of […]

By April 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Interview: John Kraman

The Interview: John Kraman

John Kraman was raised in automobile crazy Los Angeles during the 1960s and he never grew out of his obsession with cars. He has been the full-time consignment director for Mecum Auctions since 2006. Since 2008 he also has been a commentator and analyst for television coverage of Mecum auctions. His personal collection of cars […]

Secrets of the original Volkswagen Beetle

Secrets of the original Volkswagen Beetle

The original air-cooled VW Beetle lasted an incredible 58 years in production, during which time it was fundamentally unchanged. It’s a record that will likely never be approached, let alone broken. Although nearly everyone of a certain age has at least one Beetle story or fond memory, there are a few things still not generally known about […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →