Autos: Classics

Molested low mile 1961 Chevy Corvette met redemption via renovation

Wednesday  19:07,   06 december 2017
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This 1961 Chevy Corvette with 37,000 original miles proves low mileage doesn’t guarantee an accident free car.The holy grail for any old car aficionado, whether they be a Studebaker fan or into fancy Cadillacs, is to find an unmolested, low-mileage[...]

A Monster Truck Driver’s Homebuilt 1962 Bel Air

Wednesday  10:53,   06 december 2017
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Ex Bigfoot monster truck driver Troy Russell needed a driver, so he found a 1962 Bel Air and turned into a sweet twin-turbo street car that sips gas and is a blast to drive.A few years ago, Troy was in the midst of finishing his Bel Air, the car was [...]

The Winner of Street Rodder’s Triple Crown of Rodding is this 1969 Camaro

Tuesday  17:55,   05 december 2017
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There are almost as many moving parts to a car’s story as there are parts to make a car. A great example is John Wilkus of Lakeville, Minnesota, and his Triple Crown of Rodding Best Street Machinewinning 1969 Camaro. The story of John's 1969 Camaro [...]

Mustangs at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2017

Tuesday  00:36,   05 december 2017
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One of our favorite shows of the year (and by far our favorite indoor show) is the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.The 2017 show, held November 18-19, was of particular interest to Mustang and Ford fans as it pulled together the Ford Drag Team[...]

Ultrarare 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1 Four-Speed Convertible Is Driven - a Lot!

Saturday  17:36,   02 december 2017
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I knew exactly what it was: a 1970 GS Stage 1 convertible four-speed, Sherwood Green with a black bench-seat interior and black vinyl top. The drivetrain on the GS was completely numbers-matching, right down to the carburetor, distributor, and[...]

My $100 Nissan 300ZX Proves Affordable Barn Finds Still Exist

Friday  23:58,   01 december 2017
Jalopnik

I got pretty much the same reaction every time I told someone about my newly-acquired Nissan Z. “With the Diablo headlights? Those are looking good.” No. “The sleek ’70s one? Poor man’s E-Type?” Nope. I got the one that looks like an 8-bit[...]

The SplitRay 1966 Corvette Breaks New Ground for C2 Coupes

Friday  23:56,   01 december 2017
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The SplitRay 1966 Corvette built for Dennis Johnson by The Auto Shoppe Raises the Bar for C2 Coupes.There were also times where particular decades (mostly the '70s) subjected the cars to wild modifications including wicked wheel flares, radical[...]

This 1939 Chevy Dirt-Track Racer Was Reborn As A Street Car!

Friday  22:06,   01 december 2017
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Many of us have gazed thoughtfully at purpose-built racecars and pondered what it would be like to drive one on the street, but Michael Hunt took it one step further and actually followed through on that crazy idea. Hunt and the guys down at[...]

1942 Willys Packs a Punch with a 398ci Hemi V-8

Friday  22:05,   01 december 2017
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When you grow up in a family that’s devoted to hot rods and custom cars it’s easy to see where the influence came from indoctrinating you into the hobby. For Ron Ellis of Wilson, New York, it was commonplace for his family to be on the road to[...]

Totally Custom, Top-Notch Pro Touring 1968 Camaro

Friday  00:36,   01 december 2017
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Jim Gloe’s 1968 Camaro was built with top-notch parts and custom fabrication rarely seen in a Pro Touring muscle car.Yes, that's right; Jim's a real nuclear engineer. And that's his real name. But what's important here is that he built a 1968 Camaro [...]

This 1957 Chevy Corvette Takes Its Cues from the Past & Present

Thursday  20:06,   30 november 2017
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Custom 1957 Chevy Corvette built by Steve’s Auto Restorations is owned by Don Habben.This '57 is a combination of those previous design cues and some current ones. Those lines, blended with the Corvette knowledge of Steve's Auto Restorations (SAR)[...]

Jimmy Butler’s Family Tribute Ford F-100

Wednesday  21:21,   29 november 2017
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<p>Though there'd be some title swappin' in its future, this old Ford would never leave the family.</p>L.E.'s grandson, Jimmy Butler, fondly remembers when he was a kid going for rides in that old Ford with Grandpa Sims, who clearly[...]

Reader’s Ride: 1968 GTO

Tuesday  23:06,   28 november 2017
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When I was about 10 years old in the early 1990s, a school buddy of my dad’s bought an original, one-owner 1968 H.O. GTO. This is where I got the bug. Every time we had a family get-together, I would ask my dad to ask Uncle Matt if he would be[...]

Put Your Pinky Rings Up With This 24-Karat Magic Austin Healey

Tuesday  19:30,   28 november 2017
Jalopnik

<p>This car was originally built for the 1958 Earls Court Motor Show as the brainchild of Healey’s PR manager, Ken Gregory.</p>This weird piece of automotive history makes me want to empty my retirement accounts and head to New York next week[...]

All I want for Christmas is a Really Cool Camaro. Barrett Jackson Hits Vegas.

Tuesday  19:26,   28 november 2017
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<p>Rows and rows of Vintage Fords, Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros, Vettes, Mopars, and much more.</p>Chances are you've also tuned in to the world-wide coverage on Discovery and Velocity to watch the excitement. Since we're car enthusiasts too,[...]