Resto mods spark plenty of controversy. The purists contend that classic cars should be left original while the “modists” counter that the updates make the cars drive and perform better while retaining original style and appearance. The Pick of the Day is a good example of the resto mod ideal, an attractive 1964 Ford Falcon […]
Back in the day, automakers worked with fashion designers to create special editions of various vehicles. There was the Bill Blass Lincoln Continental Mark V, the Gucci Cadillac Seville, the Nautica Mercury Villager (yes, a “fashionable” minivan), even a Levi’s Edition AMC Gremlin with blue-denim upholstery. And there was the Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross Edition.
Lumpy Rutherford. Does that name sound familiar? He was the doltish neighborhood bully in the seminal TV situation comedy, Leave it to Beaver, which portrayed a wholesome suburban American family at the height of the Eisenhower era. The only thing really memorable about Lumpy was his car. What was supposed to be depicted as a […]
Since we have begun our Pick of the Day series, I find myself searching the ClassicCars.com online marketplace more and more, always in search of a hidden gem or a great deal. While window shopping recently, I stumbled upon 12 unique vehicles all from the same dealer located in Venice, Florida,
Illustrating the pride of Dayton, Ohio, this picture shows a Stoddard-Dayton Model 9K posed in London. The building in the background appears to be Britain’s House of Commons or Parliament Building, and the picture might have been taken from the embankment across the Thames River. The Stoddard name was already well-established and respected within Dayton. […]
While the Buick Regal might seem all-American, it’s actually a German car, an Opel Insignia to be exact. That’s a good thing since Regal gains the refinement and surefootedness of the European brand and translates it for U.S. drivers. Too bad an unexpected problem marred my test drive. But more on that later.
Summer has arrived, the perfect time for top-down motoring, and one of the best ways to enjoy the wind-in-your-hair experience of a real sports car is behind the wheel of an MG. The MGA roadster is considered by many to be among the most beautiful of all British roadsters. Amazingly, MGAs are still quite affordable. […]
Now here’s a rare creature, a 1962 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 that has been restored to mostly stock condition. More often you see these lightweight coupes turned into street rods, but this one has been kept pretty much original. The Pick of the Day is the smallest Chrysler product of that era, the automaker’s first […]
Once upon a time in America, people drove long and large, and in cars to which those adjectives also applied. But there was something even more special about the cars in this era: They not only were long and large but had powerful engines and, best of all, roofs that could be retracted from above […]
The blue custom pickup truck is listed on ClassicCars.com as a 1934 Ford, but the advertiser is quick to note, in actuality this truck has been made into something that never before existed. “Up for sale we have a 1934 Mercury pickup,” the seller says. “Before you pick up the phone and call us, we […]