Car of the Week

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Car of the Week: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

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....


Car of the Week: 1974 AMC Javelin

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.


Car of the Week: 1929 Peerless Model Six-81

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...


Car of the Week: 1946 Ford Custom

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.


Car of the Week: 1959 Chevrolet Impala

  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...