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35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

Rob Myers vividly remembers the first time he took a car he restored to a classic car auction: “I brought my ’57 Cadillac Biarritz convertible to Auburn, Indiana,” Myers said, adding that at the time, such cars were selling at the auction for upward of $50,000. “I had 20 into mine and I’m thinking, ‘I’m […]

Pick of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

Pick of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

One of the most unusual standout designs during the early 1960s was that of the Studebaker Avanti, a “personal luxury” coupe that debuted in April 1962. Created by a team assembled by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy, the fiberglass-bodied Avanti was true to its name as an avant garde original. As usual, Studebaker was ahead […]

By July 25, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: Insight into auction operations

Bookshelf: Insight into auction operations

The Classic Car Bookshelf The Supermodel and the Brillo Box by Don Thompson Published 2014 Publisher Palgrave Macmillan & Co. Format Hardcover Pages 282 ISBN 9781137279088 Purchase Amazon ‘Most consignments from individuals reach the auction room through the four D’s: Death, Divorce, Debt, and Discretion. The fourth refers to a change in collecting focus — […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
20-year journey: A Tatra makes its way to Pebble Beach

20-year journey: A Tatra makes its way to Pebble Beach

Imagine spending 20 years on a vehicle’s restoration and then, just a few days after its completion, you pack up your baby and entrust it to a shipping company, all in expectation of a reunion 4,279 miles away. Pavel Kasik was willing to accept that scenario because the reunion will take place on the 18th […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop

Pick of the Week: 1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop

When the talk turns to tailfins, who could forget the sleek pair that adorned the 1959-60 Buick? Slanted outward from a crested line starting at the front doors, they were a stunning embellishment of sporty style that closed out an exuberant era of car design. The Pick of the Week is a red-and-white 1960 Buick […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: Mercedes 710 Type SS

Classic Profile: Mercedes 710 Type SS

Sometimes a picture reveals more than what first appears. What drew me to this picture is the Mercedes 710 Type SS. Looking almost new, this car was still something special a decade after its manufacture and clearly seems well cared for. The Mercedes W06, as the factory designated it, Type SS was the top of […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

Pick of the Week: 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

By 1954, the domestic automakers were getting into the swing of the ’50s and seeking out ways to set themselves apart. For Ford, the biggest news was the new overhead-valve Y-block V8 that replaced its longstanding side-valve engine. But there was more, and today’s Pick of the Week focuses on a short-lived option that came […]

Classic Profile: 1916 Hudson Super-Six factory racer

Classic Profile: 1916 Hudson Super-Six factory racer

Since its beginnings in 1909, Hudson had gone racing to prove the merits of its cars. In 1916 came the introduction of Hudson’s Super-Six and with it a significant increase in horsepower over the previous Model Six-40. The Super-Six had a number of innovations, chief among them the use of a counter-balanced crankshaft, which helped […]

By July 10, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Banshee prototype

Pick of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Banshee prototype

The 1964 Pontiac Banshee coupe, a one-of-a-kind General Motors prototype, is our Pick of the Week as it makes an unprecedented appearance among the ads on ClassicCars.com. The Banshee was created under the guidance of John Z. DeLorean, then-head of the Pontiac Division, to go up against Ford’s new Mustang. Two working prototypes, a coupe […]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
Mercedes-Benz also has reason to celebrate this Fourth of July

Mercedes-Benz also has reason to celebrate this Fourth of July

Americans aren’t the only ones celebrating this Fourth of July. That date also marks an important anniversary for Mercedes-Benz — the 60th anniversary of the 1-2 finish by the Silver Arrows in their first post-war Grand Prix race, the 1954 French Grand Prix at Reims. The victory was important to Mercedes-Benz on several levels, and […]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →