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.
After 36 years, in late 2004, my brother sold his house and was moving to a new one with a lot less storage space. He told my wife she could buy her car back — and a week later we were on our way to his house with a car dolly. What followed was...
Ray Hott has put together a wicked cool 1957 Chevrolet custom that would be a standout in almost any collection.
I first saw this 1950 Buick convertible from a distance in February of 2012. I hadn’t seen one of these for years. But as I got closer something appeared wrong. It had four doors!
Before leaving Buick in 1951 to move up the GM ladder, Charles Chayne approved construction of the XP-300 and a companion dream car called the LeSabre.
Jeff Baker became the latest in a short succession of owners who have all treated his gorgeous 1957 DeSoto Sportsman gently. He has added 9,000 miles to the clock in the past 23 years, bringing the total to 22,000 miles and change.
Two years removed from its major restyling for 1963, the second-generation Corvette reached its midway point in 1965 with a model that was cleaned up slightly in the exterior styling department and debuted a few big performance improvements.