Tag Archives: Classic Cars

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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Porsche develops new drum brakes for classic 356 models

Sometimes it's tough to keep classic cars completely original, especially as parts become scarce. Porsche, specifically, Porsche Classic, wants to help its loyal owners keep things all-original with new drum brakes for the 356A and 356B models, which were Porsche's first-ever production cars. However, the re-engineered originals come at a price. A set of...

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Last of the coach-built American cars have special appeal for this collector

It's not just that his childhood pedal car had a fire-chief theme. Dean Newman traces his real interest in ambulances and hearses to watching the Ghostbusters movie. with its big, paranormal-fighting Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac ambulance. But once he started collecting such vehicles, Newman realized something very special about them, something that he...

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Sleeper 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud stops by Leno’s Garage

Icon turns out fantastic works of automotive art. The company revisits classic cars and gives them a modern spin, though mostly under the sheet metal. You're most likely familiar with the Land Cruisers, Broncos, and other off-road machines built in the shop owned by Jonathan Ward. His company crafts incredible machines for a wide range of clients. You may...

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World’s only Rolls-Royce pickup truck going to auction

What is believed to be the world's only Rolls-Royce pickup truck will be offered for sale November 11 as one of the lots when Bonhams stages the auction of the Bothwell Collection in Southern California. According to Bonhams, the truck was produced in Rolls-Royce's Springfield, Massachussets, assembly plant as a 1926-model-year 40/50HP Silver...

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NYPD shows off its vintage patrol cars

It's been years since the New York City Police Department painted its cars with the classic black and green livery, but the memory is still alive among a few. The NYPD museum, housed for now on Governor's Island in New York Harbor, hosted a car show last week featuring many of the old black-and-greens (and one new one), as well as newer blue and...

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1917 Mitsubishi refitted with modern Outlander plug-in hybrid powertrain

What's old is new again, at least at Mitsubishi. The three-diamond brand is celebrating its centennial this year. To mark the occasion, the brand tapped West Coast Customs to build a 1917 Model A—Mitsubishi's first car, as its name implies—with a plug-in hybrid powertrain plucked from the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Fittingly, it's called the...

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Turning Tucker’s dream into reality is families’ affair

A man who has once gotten automobiles into his blood can never give them up. . ." — Preston Tucker The Tucker has been a collector car almost since it was new. With a limited production and a fascinating story (made into a movie in 1988 by none other than Francis Ford Coppola), the Tucker has always been a sought-after collector car. In the late...

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