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1956 Cadillac Die Valkyrie by Brooks Stevens to appear at CCCA event

The 1956 Cadillac Die Valkyrie being loaded for its trans-Atlantic trip.

The one-of-a-kind “Die Valkyrie” 1956 Cadillac designed by Brooks Stevens will be displayed at the  Classic Car Club of America “Grand Experience” on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich., on June 1, 2014. The Grand … More »

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Glimpse into long-forgotten Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, Ford dealership

Inside view of a Cedar Grove, Wis., Ford dealer.

Joe K. Hesselink, grandfather of Old Cars Weekly reader Paul K., was part owner of a Ford dealership in Cedar Grove, Wis., before the Great Depression. The Depression years were hard, and Hesselink lost the business during the “dirty ’30s,” … More »

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Found: 1979 Old Cars in 1956 old car

1956 Ford Town Victoria had a selling point beyond the car itself.

Restorer and reader Marty Martino was looking to buy a 1956 Ford Town Victoria four-door hardtop as yard art, but we don’t think it wasn’t the Ford’s color combination, condition or patina that sold him — it was the relic … More »

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville fetches record $150,000 at Mecum Kissimmee sale

No price guide — not Old Cars Report Price Guide, not NADA, not Kelley Blue Book, not Cars That Matter — not one of them has a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville two-door hardtop valued at six figures.  In fact, no … More »

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Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty in the 1948 Ford he dreamed of owning — a "Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile — following the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that … More »

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National Corvette Museum retrieves two Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

Corvette Museum pulls out ZR1 “Blue Devil” and 40th Anniversary Edition from sinkhole The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, extricated the first of eight Corvettes to fall in a sinkhole beneath the museum on February 11. Before crowds … More »

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RM Auctions adds to Rétromobile action in 2014

RM Auctions hammers on highest sale during Rétromobile with $5 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Story and photos by Kit Foster Car auctions have been a feature of Rétromobile as long as most people can remember. Christies held the official franchise … More »

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Prewar car and truck barn find collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions

A row of coupes at the Oliver Jordon Collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC.

Beginning in 1945, Oliver Jordan stashed old iron. Now his collection of cars and trucks from the 1910s-’50s will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions. More »

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Florida car club to rally around new ethanol-free gas station

Past readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of the EPA’s push to add increasing amounts of ethanol to gasoline. Noting the harmful effects of ethanol on small engines and vintage vehicles, thousands of fuel stations … More »

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Josh Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 donated to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Cord 810 and owner Josh Malks known for their worldwide travels Betty Malks has donated the late Josh B. Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Ind. Malks was recognized around the … More »

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