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Automodello reveals prototype model of Brooks Stevens Cord L-29 roadster

Brooks Stevens Cord L-29.

After teasing Cord fans through its advertisements over many months, Automodello has released these images of a prototype for its forthcoming 1:24 model of the Brooks Stevens Cord L-29 roadster. We’re afraid these images will only drive those Cord fans … More »

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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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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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Corky Coker stars in new TV show ‘Backroad Gold’ on Travel Channel

Promotional poster for "Backroad Gold" featuring Corky Coker.

Corky Coker and family will hunt hidden treasures in ‘Backroad Gold’ show For decades, Corky Coker and his family have been putting collectors on the road with the authentic tires they make. Now, collectors and the world at large can … More »

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New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week … More »

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Chrysler La Comtesse show car and Packard concepts to appear at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

At the exterior, the La Comtesse further featured a rear spare tire carrier and wire wheels.

10 Packard concept cars and Chrysler La Comtesse add dream factor to Amelia Island concours Of late, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been a hot spot for postwar concept cars, and the momentum is continuing for the 2014. On … More »

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