he new 1967 Mercury Cougar was supposed to be, in many ways, even better than the Mustang, which already had a raging love affair going with the car buying public.
Every car guy has their weak spot, and for Chris Cutts it’s big fins. Huge, gaudy, MoPar fins. Cutts can’t help himself, and it’s an affliction that’s been with him for years.
By Brian Earnest When it finally came time to let it snap and find the car he had been dreaming about for three decades, James Pantelis wasn’t taking any chances. The Melbourne, Australia, resident had been fawning over the first-generation Ford Thunderbirds — the “Baby Birds” — since he first laid eyes on one....
The story of my wife Linda and her 1974 Javelin actually began in April 1974, when my parents bought my younger sister, Debbie, a brand new 1974 Javelin for her 16th birthday.
Joanne and Brando Pistorius both insist they never planned to become Peerless experts. They didn’t even have any particular interest in owning one of the classic pre-war machines that were part of the “Three P” trio that also included Packard and Pierce-Arrow. But when the Tampa, Fla., couple become one of the country’s most prominent...
John Parker's pristine chocolate brown 1978 Datsun 510 station wagon has seemingly existed in a time warp for three-plus decades.
Larry Grobe’s customized 1946 Ford “Voodoo Idol” more than held its own when he took it to “Auto Exotica” in Highland Park, Ill. Grobe’s car wasn’t just the “token custom” at a ritzy classic car concours — its hard-formed panels echo the craftsmanship of coachbuilt customs.
Story and photos by Brian Earnest Larry Axdahl figured he’d have a hard time improving on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible he bought new back in ’59. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying. In some ways, his glorious red ’59 ragtop is actually better than the Impala he bought new and kept...
In 1953, Harry Birdsall teamed up with his partner, a Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., insulation contractor named Joe Mascari, to co-commission a futuristic, airplane-inspired two-seat retractable hardtop.
I own a 1970 Chrysler Newport two-door hardtop. When it rolled off the car hauler seven years ago at my home outside Minot, N.D., the numbers 00137 were showing on its odometer.