Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Own the first Buick GNX sold to the public

Grand National Experimental. Those three words mean a whole lot to Buick fans. That's because they are the name applied to a car that was once a humble Regal. When it gets the black paint applied, it is transformed into a truly menacing street beast that stalked the roads of America in the late 1980s. Now's your chance to own what's arguably the most...

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BMW explains what to look for when buying an E34 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series has long been a beloved uber sedan. In its most basic form, it represents a powerful and moderately upscale entry in the mid-size luxury sedan segment. At the upper end of the scale you have the mighty M5, which remains the measuring stick by which other sports sedans are measured. Every BMW fan has their preferred generation of a given...

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Porsche Classic wants to alarm your car

If you love your classic Porsche and would hate to lose it, the Stuttgart automaker's classics division is developing a GPS-assisted anti-theft system specially tailored for all models, from early 356s and 911s to such exotics as the Carrera GT. At first, the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System will be available only for European owners using a...

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Historic Porsche 550A Spyder race car slated for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

A legendary 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder works racer that placed on the podium at Le Mans, won its class at the Nurburgring 1000, and is a winning veteran of races across Europe, has been consigned to Bonhams for its January auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it is expected to attract rapt attention and towering bids well into seven figures. The Porsche 550A...

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Jay Leno shows off his 1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66

Fancy birdcages. That's how the Pierce-Arrow company got its start. Actually, it was called Heinz, Pierce and Munschauer back then before George Pierce acquired the whole company when he bought out his partners. Alongside the birdcages, Pierce added bicycles and in 1901 cars were introduced to the product list as well. Just eight years later, President Taft...

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Revology offers a modern 1967 Shelby GT500 for $219,000

If you want an original Shelby GT500 from the late 1960s, you're going to have to fork out a ton of dough and hope that a good one is on the market. If you want a brand-new Shelby GT500 that bears the lines of the original car but features many modern parts, you're still going to have to fork over the cash, but we know where you can get one. That's because...

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SpeedKore shows Robert Downey Jr.’s custom Mustang Boss 302 at SEMA

Robert Downey Jr., perhaps best known for his leading role as Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, has exquisite taste in classic muscle cars. Why? SpeedKore built this tastefully modified 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Downey Jr.'s guidance along the way. The company took to this week's 2017 SEMA show to debut the classic muscle car, and it says the actor...

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Lamborghini was started because Ferraris were too unreliable

It's one of the greatest rivalries of the automotive industry: Ferrari vs. Lamborghini. Actually, it's not just a rivalry, Lamborghini was a direct result of Ferrari. According to the story, retold by Donut Media, company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini didn't just want to build a better sports car, he wanted to basically shame Enzo Ferrari. Lamborghini...

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SEMA Seen: 4-door 1970 Barracuda

You read the headline correctly: This is the four-door Barracuda that Plymouth didn't build in 1970, except it actually did, sort of. After a series of show-winning builds, David Walden was looking for a new challenge. He considered a project around a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am he already had, but one day while wandering through the internet he saw a...

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1,100-horsepower AMC Javelin by Ringbrothers debuts at SEMA

Ringbrothers out of Spring Green, Wisconsin is back with another wild build that was unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show. The car is a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX that's been hit up with a Hellcat engine transplant. However, the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8's 707 horsepower didn't suffice so Ringbrothers swapped out the stock supercharger for...

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