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Pick of the Week: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible

Pick of the Week: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible

The gigantic V8-powered AutoFair currently under way at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina has me focused on classic muscle cars, so here’s a high-performance all-American beauty for Pick of the Week. This is a real-deal 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible, according to the Rockville, Maryland, classic car dealer placing the advertisement, with matching numbers […]

By April 10, 2015 Read More →
Driven: Volvo V60 T6 R-Design wagon

Driven: Volvo V60 T6 R-Design wagon

If you think a Volvo station wagon sounds like the ultimate in dullsville, think again, because the latest compact five-door from the Swedish automaker goes way beyond mere utility. The 2015 Volvo V60 is one of the sleekest wagons out there and the T6 R-Design version that I drove cranks it up in performance and […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Rolls-Royce

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Rolls-Royce

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-day series featuring significant cars to be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III long-wheelbase saloon Making its first appearance in 1963, the Silver Cloud III arrived with external dimensions slightly altered and interior remodeled from previous Silver Cloud model years. […]

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Vintage Profile: Wally Dallenbach Sr. Indy cars

Vintage Profile: Wally Dallenbach Sr. Indy cars

(This story was written by Nathan Evans, 15, one of the Junior Journalists at ClassicCars.com.) As all of my friends and relatives know, I am a huge motorsports fan. So when my father was gifted a box of Indianapolis 500 photos from various years, I couldn’t help but search through them, trying to find drivers […]

By April 9, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Chevy customs

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Chevy customs

Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-day series featuring cars of interest to be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was quick, with two new engine options available. This also was the last model year with a solid-rear-axle suspension that had been […]

By April 9, 2015 Read More →
Will drift cars become cherished classics?

Will drift cars become cherished classics?

In 2006, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible rolled across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale, and sold for $1,242,000. What made this car special was that it had been drag raced in 1970 by Ray Allen, who won seemingly every significant event that year, including the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals. Thirty-six […]

By April 8, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Muscle and pony cars

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Muscle and pony cars

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day series of featured vehicles to be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback Following the overwhelming success of the now notorious Shelby built, Ford Powered, AC Cobras of the mid-sixties, Ford reached out to Shelby American in 1964 to once again bring a winning […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: 1950s convertibles

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: 1950s convertibles

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day series of featured vehicles to be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air custom convertible The Chevrolet Bel Air was in production from 1950-1975 in the US and was ultimately retired in 1981 in Canada, spanning seven different generations. The Bel Air was […]

Pick of the Week: 1969 Porsche 912

Pick of the Week: 1969 Porsche 912

With Easter coming up, here’s another brightly colored egg to add to your basket. Not chocolate, but pretty sweet nonetheless. The Pick of the Week is a tangerine-orange 1969 Porsche 912 offered by one of the top Porsche restoration shops in Southern California. The price tag seems pretty stout at $40,500, but these four-cylinder sports […]

By April 3, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7

Driven: 2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7

The trip to Florida for the Amelia Island Concours, auctions and other fun times was pretty great, and was enhanced by the cool car I drove during my stay: a 2015 Infiniti Q50S sports sedan. There was lots of driving during this trip, some of it on interesting roads, and the Q50S lived up to […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →