Tag Archives: Classic Cars

This time capsule 1979 Pontiac Trans Am has been driven just 65 miles

Pontiac's days of building excitement are long gone, though they arguably faded into the sunset long before the division was axed in 2009. Yet, classic Pontiac cars still remind us of the days before General Motors gave "badge engineering" its blessing. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is merely one example, but it is a strong reminder that Pontiac meant...

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Before the Urus, there was the LM002

Lamborghini is set to unveil the Urus SUV on December 4, but the vehicle is by no means the supercar marque's first off-roader. Lamborghini was a pioneer when it comes to high-performance SUVs, though it never enjoyed the success of Porsche with the Cayenne. Lamborghini's first SUV was the LM002 which was in production between 1986 and 1992. The...

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This 1972 Chevy Corvette has less than a thousand miles

How do you measure a person's restraint? If that person is Jim Kevan, it's easy to measure because it's right there for you to see in its dust-covered, un-driven glory. You see Kevan is the owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This one is wearing lovely Bryar Blue paint, and it boasts a massive 454 cubic inch V-8 engine under its hood. Also, it's...

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Ken Block’s latest ride is a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car, a vintage rally-racing...

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Former Peron Packard parade car up for bidding

In 1983, Raymond Plaster went to a collector car auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hoping to bring home a V12 Packard that was supposed to be on the docket. When that car didn't show up for the sale, Plaster bought another Packard, a 1939 Super Eight Derham Phaeton in sorry shape. Plaster and his wife, Carol, would spend much of the next 19 years restoring...

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Jay Leno takes a look at a Porsche 356-Boxster mashup

Not just beloved among Porsche fans, the 356 remains an automotive icon to anyone who enjoys the automobile in any small way. It's a time capsule on wheels that captures the imagine of those who look upon it as it rolls past. You picture yourself, an open roof, and a curving coastal road winding along together under perpetual sunshine. Anyone would love...

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Woodies, Corvettes and the Blackhawks reign at Mecum’s Chicago auction

Mecum Auctions arrives in Chicago with an expected 1,000 collector cars for a three-day auction Collector cars from a host of private collections will be among the offerings starting today when Mecum Auctions rolls into the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago for a three-day sale. An expected 1,000 vehicles are expected to cross the block...

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You’ll do the driving to get to Greyhound bus museum

You need to get to Hibbing, Minnesota, to visit the memorial to the birthplace of an American travel system Greyhound's famous advertising jingle instructed folks to "take the bus and leave the driving to us." But if you want to learn more about the history of the more-than-century-old passenger-transporting company, you'll likely...

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Let’s road trip with Harry Metcalfe and his Lamborghini Countach

Harry's Garage is one of the great gems in the automotive YouTube landscape. It's run and hosted by former Evo founder Harry Metcalfe, and it highlights some amazing vehicles including a handful from his own personal collection. One of those vehicles that gets a lot of exercise is Harry's beloved Lamborghini Countach. He's driven it all over, and now he's...

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This stunning Spanish sports car is a $1 million barn find

Pegaso is a Spanish company that built trucks, buses, and armored vehicles. It had done so from its founding in 1946 through 1994, the year truckmaker Iveco took over the company. In the 1950s, though, Pegaso built another, very different kind of vehicle. It was called the Z-102, a lovely sports car that proved to be lightning-quick for its day. The one in...

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