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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 →
Pick of the Week: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

Pick of the Week: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

This 1973 De Tomaso Pantera is an Italian/American exotic that the seller describes as a low-mileage survivor put back on the road after many years on blocks in climate-controlled storage. With just less than 49,000 miles on its odometer, the Pantera is in all-original condition and is a “very solid car that looks great and […]

Still on The Run: It’s Smokey and the Bandits — a bunch of them

Still on The Run: It’s Smokey and the Bandits — a bunch of them

Imagine a day at the beach, followed by a night on the town. You’re tired and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep. You pull into the parking lot of your hotel only to find that most parking spaces have been taken by black 1977-78 Pontiac Trans Ams. Another handful are consumed by Snowman’s tractor-trailer. Have […]

In The Great Race, its ‘Race, Repair and Repeat’ on a daily (and sometimes nightly) basis

In The Great Race, its ‘Race, Repair and Repeat’ on a daily (and sometimes nightly) basis

I caught up with the officially named “2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty” at the end of its third-day at the overnight stop in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. On a 2,300-mile journey from the coast of Maine to central Florida, 104 vehicles are competing in this time speed endurance rally for vintage cars. […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: Studebaker Commander convertible

Pick of the Week: Studebaker Commander convertible

Many of the world’s most forward-looking designs are controversial. Case in point: Studebaker’s futuristic 1950-51 models with their rocketship front ends and, in the coupe models, wraparound rear glass. Love them or hate them, those Studebakers today are popular collector’s items, as well as enduring subjects for exotic street rods. Listed on ClassicCars.com is one […]

By June 20, 2014 Read More →