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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 […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →
Autumn-mobiles: Celebrating classic cars in classic North Carolina scenery

Autumn-mobiles: Celebrating classic cars in classic North Carolina scenery

‘Autumn-mobiles’ is the title of a special photo feature in the October issue of Our State: North Carolina magazine, which asked the ClassicCars.com blog if we might like to reprint the 13 images, each of which spread over two full pages of the magazine. Needless to say, we are thrilled to share these amazing images […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1955 Ford F100 custom pickup

Pick of the Week: 1955 Ford F100 custom pickup

An upcoming exhibit tracing the history of Ford F-Series pickup trucks since 1948, announced for January by LeMay – America’s Car Museum, seemed like a good jumping-off point for today’s Pick of the Week. Vintage pickups have hit their stride with collectors. What were once plain-Jane appliances for the farm or work site are being […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Brenda Vernor shares her insider’s view of Enzo and Ferrari racing’s glory days in F1

Brenda Vernor shares her insider’s view of Enzo and Ferrari racing’s glory days in F1

From the early 1970s until the death of Enzo Ferrari in 1988, Brenda Vernor had a unique and insider’s role in Ferrari’s Formula One racing program. British born, Vernor was an English translator for Enzo and the only woman among 199 men. How did a woman from Surrey, England, end up working for Ferrari? “I […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
After 215 countries and 559,000 miles, ‘Otto’ goes into the Mercedes museum

After 215 countries and 559,000 miles, ‘Otto’ goes into the Mercedes museum

All Gunther Holtorf and his late wife Christine wanted to do was to see how many countries they could visit in “Otto,” their Mercedes-Benz 300 GD. Turns out — a quarter-century and 559,000 miles later — the number was 215. And now, in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Mercedes’ go-anywhere — and apparently go-everywhere […]

By October 14, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Bookshelf: Corvette history in intimate detail

Bookshelf: Corvette history in intimate detail

The Classic Car Bookshelf Corvette — America’s Star-Spangled Sports Car: The Complete History, 1953-1982 by Karl Ludvigsen Published 2014 Publisher Bentley Publishers Format Hardcover Pages 784 ISBN 9780837616599 Purchase Amazon In 1973, Karl Ludvigsen wrote the Star-Spangled Sports Car, a ground-breaking history of a single automotive model, the Chevrolet Corvette. Four years later, the man […]

By October 9, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Pick of the Week: 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Cadillac is desperately trying to get its mojo back. The plan announced this week to move the GM luxury division’s headquarters from Detroit to New York City for inspiration is part of the effort to lift Cadillac in the firmament of world luxury brands. But instead of changing locations, Cadillac’s design and marketing people probably […]

By October 3, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Hidden away for decades, early American motor car heads for sale at Hershey

Hidden away for decades, early American motor car heads for sale at Hershey

We all love a good found-car story. Well, here’s one that starts nearly 120 years ago, back in the dawn of the motoring age: In the late summer of 1963, Henry C. White, recently appointed vice president of Capewell Manufacturing, decided it was time to clean out an old factory the company owned in Hartford, […]