Tag Archives: Classic Cars

All-original 1970 Plymouth Superbird heading to Mecum auction

It's not every day a Plymouth Superbird crosses our screens, and it's certainly once in a blue moon that one crosses an auction block. Well, that day is coming soon because Mecum a 1970 Plymouth Superbird is part of this weekend's Mecum Houston auction. Better yet: the car is all original, too. Notably, the engine is a period-correct 440-cubic inch...

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Classic Mini made electric for New York auto show

Mini didn't have a new car to present at the 2018 New York auto show. Instead, it had an old one. A very old one. The British brand unveiled a classic Mini on Wednesday in the Big Apple, one with an electric powertrain conversion. Why, you ask? Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop next year. Prototypes for the car have already been spotted...

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Pirelli created a new tire just for the Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car in the world. On the auction block, a 250 GTO will easily see bidders waging war with the sale price climbing toward $40 million. A 250 GTO even traded hands privately for the amazing sum of $52 million. Despite the insane values placed on these cars, the owners do set them loose on the race track. That's where...

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Lamborghini remembers the Espada and Islero as they turn 50

The Lamborghini Espada and Islero have each turned 50 years old, and both vintage Italians wear their designs better than we ever remember. To celebrate both milestones, Lamborghini announced Tuesday that both cars will be present at the Techno Classica 2018 in Essen, Germany, which runs March 21-25. The Espada on display at the Techno Classica isn't a 1968...

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Jay Leno revisits Gordon Murray-designed Light Car Rocket

Gordon Murray is revered in the automotive design world. As he should be, considering that he's responsible for Brabham and McLaren Formula 1 cars that won many a Grand Prix. Oh, he also penned the supercar of supercars that is the McLaren F1. There have been a few other designs along the way, including a unique city car concept. But one that sticks fresh...

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Dodge Viper memorabilia from Conner Avenue plant up for sale

With Dodge Viper production no longer taking place at the car's Conner Avenue Assembly home, Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided to transform the Detroit, Michigan plant into a heritage center. FCA has been clearing out the plant since last August when the last Viper rolled off the line, and in the process the automaker has come...

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Former Viper plant to house historic FCA cars and concepts

The last Dodge Viper supercar rolled off the line at the car's Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan last August. At the time, Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said workers would be moved to the automaker's other plants, leaving the fate of the 51-year-old Conner Avenue Assembly in doubt. Well, FCA on Wednesday confirmed that the...

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This armored Peugeot 205 is the safest hot hatch in the world

The Peugeot 205 GTI never arrived to battle the Volkswagen Golf GTI on our shores. That's a shame because the ensuing hot hatch shootouts could've been the stuff of legend. Were it our money, we'd track down the 205 T16 model with its race-ready upgrades. There's another version that's recently come up for sale, however, and this one might just be the most...

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Follow the restoration of an uber-rare Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Many of the older Porsche 911 models produced could be classified as sought after collectibles. Seemingly any old Porsche sees high market returns right now. Certain models, however, set Porsche collector hearts a flutter. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is one of those models. Recently discovered in Trinidad, an impossibly rare example is in the...

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Original Mercedes 300 SL supplier brings back car’s famed checkered upholstery

When it comes to restoring a classic car, many owners will jump through hoops to track down original parts and components. Sometimes, intricate details like interior finishings just don't exist anymore. Mercedes-Benz is doing 300SL owners a major solid by working with the car's original supplier to begin producing the checkered upholstery that featured in...

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