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Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

“Tribute cars” are generally nothing to get excited about. Among their numbers, countless Mustangs turned into Eleanors, Chargers turned into General Lees and Furys turned into Christines. And, of course, the many clones of Copo Camaros and the like. Often, they are just kitschy replicas of the real thing. But sometimes a tribute car that […]

By November 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Houses… car collection… Ron Pratte now moving on to new building projects

Houses… car collection… Ron Pratte now moving on to new building projects

There’s a pretty good chance you were in the room or watching via live television when Ron Pratte bought Carroll Shelby’s personal 427 Super Snake Cobra… or the 1949 MG TC that was the first car Shelby ever drove in a race… or the gigantic GM Futurliner… or the Pontiac Bonneville, a GM Motorama concept […]

By November 10, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

SEMA Seen: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his latest selection: If you see […]

By November 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1966 Ford Bronco

SEMA Seen: 1966 Ford Bronco

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his latest selection: Each year on […]

By November 7, 2014 Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1940 Cadillac ‘Sophia’

SEMA Seen: 1940 Cadillac ‘Sophia’

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his selection from among the cars […]

By November 6, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Classic Profile: 1921-26 Duesenberg Straight Eight

Classic Profile: 1921-26 Duesenberg Straight Eight

The Automobile Trade Journal of July 1, 1920, wrote, “The Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Corp. has bought a factory site in Indianapolis and plans 2,400 cars the first year of operation. In addition to a special Duesenberg engine, the car will be equipped with four-wheel brakes and an axle designed by Fred S. Duesenberg. The […]

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SEMA Seen: 1957 Plymouth Savoy

SEMA Seen: 1957 Plymouth Savoy

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his selection from the official opening […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
SEMA Seen: 1939 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner

SEMA Seen: 1939 GM Parade of Progress Futurliner

ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among the staffers attending the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. In addition to checking out the newest in vehicle customization, preservation and restoration supplies, one of his duties is to post a classic car of the day. Here is his first selection: OK, so it’s […]

By November 4, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1955 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

Pick of the Week: 1955 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

Just in time for Halloween, a gorgeously restored 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Cabriolet that’s as round and orange as a freshly carved jack-o-lantern. The color is original, according to the Houston dealer who is advertising the drop-top Porsche on ClassicCars.com. The original owner special-ordered the dazzling shade, which was not yet on Porsche’s production palette. […]

By October 31, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 210 custom coupe

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 210 custom coupe

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Halloween always gets us thinking about famous horror-movie creepsters, from Count Dracula to Freddy Krueger, but the king of all creature features has to be the woebegone being who lumbered through the classic film Frankenstein. Pieced together from fragments of dead people, Frankenstein’s monster was an experiment gone awry in the […]

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