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Elvis’ last Cadillac to be sold at first Auction at Graceland sale

The first-ever auction at Graceland will feature the last Cadillac bought and driven by Elvis Presley.

1976 Seville and other Elvis pieces to be sold in auction at Graceland   The last Cadillac purchased by Elvis for his personal use — and the last Cadillac known to have been driven by the King of Rock ‘n’ … More »

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AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet

Bortz Auto Collection loans the ‘CONCEPT 80’ AMC AM VAN to the Kenosha County Historical Society for display throughout Kenosha Homecoming The Kenosha County Historical Society will be displaying the 1977 AMC AM VAN prototype from this July to September … More »

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Airflow meet in Springfield to feature Art Deco Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge truck models

The Airflow cheated the wind like the super streamliner trains of the Art Deco era.

Only a few hundred Airflow automobiles are believed to still exist and this week, fans of the wind-cheating Airflow models from Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge’s truck line can examine some of the survivors up close and personal during the … More »

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Details of a 283 powered 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan with 2 miles

The dusty 283-cid V-8 in the 2-mile 1959 Bel Air, before Smith began cleaning the car. Note the overspray of Chevy orange paint on the exhaust manifold.

Myron Smith and his father each bought new 1959 Chevrolets — 55 years apart. The elder Smith bought a new El Camino, and Myron bought one of the five unsold 1959 Chevrolet four-doors from the Lambrecht Collection auction on Sept. … More »

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National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

Memories of dad’s Olds inspire 1964 Starfire restoration By Angelo Van Bogart When it comes to great cars in your past, you can go back, and sometimes the car is even better the second time around. In 1969, Bryan Hunter’s … More »

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1919 Dodge touring to cross auction block May 24

The 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring as it appears today.

‘It’s a Wonderful Dodge’ to be auctioned by VanDerBrink Auctions at Murdo in May sale One of the most beloved Christmastime films of all is probably “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946. The Internet Movie Database summarizes the film by … More »

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Car of the Week: 1916 Jeffery Touring

Jeffery-7

Steve Jansen doesn’t know if his 1916 Jeffery is the only one left in the world, “but it sure sounds like it.” More »

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First and Second Firebird Pontiacs built restored and ready for Texas concours

This red convertible was the first Firebird built: a 1967 model with the 326-cid V-8. It is believd to have appeared at the Chicago Auto Show.

Pontiac Firebird No. 1 and No. 2 have been restored by Gas Monkey Garage of Fast ‘N’ Loud fame and will be displayed at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. More »

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