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The Motorama-inspired 1954 Buick Skylark was based on the Century, with a more-powerful 322-cid V-8 engine. Essentially a factory-built custom car, the Skylark’s body was extensively reworked, while its many features made for a short list of options due to the staggering number of factory standards. The distinctive rear fin...
When the 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 rolled out onto Michigan Avenue from the Lansing assembly plant, it enjoyed a well-earned reputation as the hottest “family” car in the country. Its Rocket V-8 boasted 324 CI and 230 HP with a strong 340 lb-ft of torque on hand, thanks to its...
Following the international debut of the Jaguar E-Type at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the world of sports cars changed forever. The potent combination of a 3.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine, three Weber carburetors, and a Moss four-speed manual gearbox offered both spritely acceleration and a remarkable top speed of 150...
The Marlin, built by American Motors from 1965 through 1967, was one of the unfortunate misfits. By the time the Marlin was in its third and final model year, AMC had refined the formula to create a handsome and unique fastback coupe that sold fewer than 3,000 examples. That rarest...
The 1965 Sport Fury brought back the styling and finesse that was missing in previous years. Plymouth was back in a big way and the Sport Fury was proof positive of the great cars coming from Chrysler in the mid-1960s. The Plymouth brand may be history but its legacy lives...
The Dodge Polara series promoted luxury in a very reasonably priced package. The 1963 Dodge line was promoted as “The Dependables” – this is one of them with ride, room, luxury and power – it’s a beautiful way to go....
The second generation Corvette was introduced in 1963. Sometimes referred to as the C2 generation, the new Corvette retained the fiberglass body construction from the previous model, and featured an all new design, referred to as the Sting Ray. Nineteen sixty-six marked the first year the Corvette was offered with...
While it may not have been so rare when new, this Deluxe 3-Window Coupe is certainly an uncommon sight now. Between the low survival rate of the closed cars and popularity of the 3-Window with hotrodders, it is rare to find an unmolested and unmodified example such as this....
Ford upped the ante of performance for the Thunderbirds in 1963, and what truly made the Thunderbird stand out was the addition of the 390-cubic inch V-8 with three Holley two-barrel carburetors and nicknamed “M-code” due to the M designation in its chassis number, which signified this incredible tri-power unit....
When the Rolls-Royce motorcar comes to mind, one thinks of elegance and comfort. The renowned Rolls-Royce ride quality may have been due to the Silver Shadow model which featured a high-pressure hydraulic self-leveling suspension system. The Silver Shadow went on to become Rolls-Royce’s most popular and, subsequently, best-selling model....
Here is the vaunted Challenger; low, lean, close to the ground and fast. The Challenger was “totally new” for 1970 and it was noted for being a machine that looked exciting while sitting still. The Dodge Challenger may have come late to the pony car party – ground the Mustang...
Dodge introduced the Challenger in 1970 as their answer the Ford’s Mustang and Chevrolet’s Camaro. It was aimed at the luxury muscle car market segment. While Dodge did not build any factory 1971 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T Convertibles, it’s quite possible this is a close example to what one would...
This 1948 Packard Eight Station Sedan represents a rare offering from the twilight years of wood-trimmed wagon production. Launched as part of Packard’s redesigned 22nd Series, the Station Sedan wore a semi-fastback design that earned it the title of “Fashion Car of the Year” from the New York Fashion Academy....
The 1940 One Twenty incorporates several nods to changing automotive styles, plus a new — and ultimately rare — body style. It also contains a number of engineering refinements. Though exact model production figures aren’t available, the car is a rarity among pre-World War II Packards. The club sedan style...
1951 Ford passenger cars were offered in two trim levels, the economical Deluxe series, and the higher quality Custom Deluxe, which offered a full spectrum of body styles. Interior appointments included dual sunvisors, door-mounted armrests and assist straps for back seat passengers....
As a species, the ’75 Caprice Classic convertible was completely out of tune with the times. It was massive and heavy, in an era of forced economy. It was showy in a time of introversion. It was willing to let the outside in, no matter how horrible the outside was,...
In 1966, Oldsmobile introduced the first American front-wheel-drive car in thirty years: the Toronado. The luxurious coupe was one of GM’s many ripostes to Ford’s Thunderbird, but the Olds stood out for its advanced powertrain in a dramatic package that was a showstopper in its day....
Both models of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL present a valuable case study in what makes a car collectible. To be a top choice, reliability and real-world functionality are key. Here, both 300 SL models are brilliantly engineered and among the best-made, highest-quality cars of its era. But the Roadster gains...
The 1950s was the era when the sports car truly came of age, as stunning aerodynamic design met performance forged in the white heat of competition. Few models exemplified that electrifying fusion quite as completely as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, a machine born of the first true supercar, yet...
A beautifully detailed, hand-crafted speedster with boattail styling, this 1935 Ford V-8 Spider by Viotti was believed to be the sole Ford bodied by Carrozzeria Viotti of Turin.  ...
Few cars have enjoyed the popularity, or been as influential in the world of sports cars and amateur racing as the MG. MG started in 1936 with the TA, the first of the T-Series cars that later introduced Americans to affordable sports cars after World War II. From the beginning,...
Only 640 commercial vehicles were produced by Hudson in 1939 and that figure was inclusive of 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton pickups, cab and chassis trucks, sedan deliveries, woodie wagons and taxi cabs. Unfortunately individual numbers are not available for the Big Boy pickup production, but its own production figure is obviously...
The V-12 was offered from 1971–1975. During the four-year production run, a total of 15,287 examples were produced. The Series III cars are very refined among the E-Types. The new V-12 production engine did not fit into the two-seat E-Type coupé, so the new motor was offered in roadster and...
Without a doubt, this is one of the more lavishly appointed cars when it came to the interior; they were luxurious and exceptionally fast, aimed to the well-fixed motoring enthusiasts of the early 1960s. The 300G was even more popular with 1,280 hardtop coupes and 337 convertibles sold. For many...
The Super Sport name had become synonymous with performance on Chevys, and in 1966 it was possible to have the power and great styling in a mid-sized Chevelle. This Super Sport is equipped with a 396-cid, 360-hp V-8 engine that is married to a four-speed manual transmission....
Dodge’s response to the muscle car movement in 1967 was the Coronet R/T, a high performance package that included the new 375 horsepower “Wedgehead” 440 cubic inch Magnum V-8 engine. Fed by a four-barrel AFB carburetor, the Magnum engine very effectively reduced the rear wheels to smoke with 480 foot...
Beautifully executed in style, this bright red Willys custom roadster has many appealing traits that stand out in large part due to the inherent quality that appears to have been in the forefront of the builder’s agenda....
This Shelby GT 350 is powered by a 302-cid, 250-hp V-8 engine featuring the factory aluminum intake and carburetor. The glorious sound of the Shelby GT 350’s V-8 is emitted through a dual exhaust system. The engine is paired to a four-speed manual transmission. Equipment on the car includes a...
This 1954 XK 120 OTS roadster is a beautiful example of Coventry’s ground breaking sports car. But the star of the show was the engine. The iron block, alloy head “XK” twin cam six-cylinder engine was good for 160-hp in standard form, and upwards of 210-hp in later models and...
In 1967, Chevrolet offered four different production 427 engine options. This car has a Tri-power version with three two-barrel Rochester carbs and it was rated at 435 horsepower. Transferring this power to the rear differential is a four-speed manual transmission. The deep roar of this engine travels through side mounted...
The 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina was advertised as being “new from bumper to bumper.” It was forwarded as the “perfect expression of the Pontiac idea.” The styling was called “Dual-Streak” and this was exemplified by the twin trim spars that run over the top of the hood and trunk. Gorgeous...
Many know that the 225 in the Electra 225 name refers to the car’s overall length of 225 inches. What many don’t know is that the Electra name was derived by Harlow Curtice, former president of the Buick division and later president of General Motors. He named the car after...
The 1959 Ford model year is arguably one of the best years for Ford design. While other brands began to fully embrace space age design, Ford showed restraint. Their elegant design for 1959 won the Gold Medal for Exceptional Styling at the Brussels World Fair. At the time of its...
This Coronet is equipped with a 440-cid V-8 engine, fueled by a four-barrel carburetor and fitted with a dual-snorkel air cleaner. Backing this large engine is a console-shift automatic transmission. The exterior is finished in dark green metallic paintwork with a black Bumble Bee stripe and black vinyl roof.  ...
For 1960, the 413-cid V-8 now featured a tuned cross-ram induction system mounting a pair of four-barrel carburetors on a unique intake manifold with impressive 30-inch runners. In combination with a hotter camshaft, a low-restriction exhaust system and all-new lighter unit-body construction for 1960, the refined 300F continued to provide...
Introduced in 1957 after years of research, by 1959 the Skyliner was still the world’s only retractable hardtop. This was used as an example by Ford of the years-ahead engineering the customer would find in every Ford. The Skyliner lasted three years in production, with its final year being 1959,...
From an era when elegance, class and style were an appreciated commodity, no other motorcar in the world occupied a higher place in the affections of its owners than the Cadillac Series 60 Special. Long the marques symbol of Cadillac leadership, this fantastic automobile was taken to even greater heights...
For 1956, a year after Chrysler had announced its 300 horsepower, top-of-the-line engine, Packard announced its 374-cid version which was used in the senior cars, and which, in the Caribbean with its two, four-barrel carburetor arrangement produced 310 horsepower The Caribbean version was the most powerful engine available in an...
The Eldorado Brougham is one of the indisputable highwater marks in the storied Cadillac history. Along with stunning design, the $13,974 Eldorado was twice the cost of the Eldo Biarritz, as the engineering staff worked out a litany of power accessories so numerous that “power everything” wasn’t just a convenient...