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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

Collection of nine cars from 1967-71 includes a Plymouth Superbird, three Chevrolet Yenko models and two Ford Mustangs WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals are holding a live and Web simulcast auction in Lodi, New Jersey, Friday to sell nine rare American muscle cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The sale follows the guilty plea of...

The nose of the 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire.

1964 Olds Starfire: Just like his father’s Oldsmobile

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 father drove a 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire as the family ride, and over the six...

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Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

Photos by Al Rogers; story by John Gunnell   A racer’s race car: Shelby GT-350 Racer Bobby Rahal won Indy championships in 1986, 1987 and 1992. In 1986, he took the Indy 500. He won there again as a team owner in 2004. After he quit racing, Rahal ran a chain of car dealerships...

Pre-production 1965 Mustang (Courtesy Ford Motor Co.)

Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

Models, pre-production cars and a lot of trial and error were all part of Ford’s development plan By Bob Fria The two-seat 1962 Mustang concept car and the four-seat 1963 Mustang II concept car were the first Fords to use a “Mustang” name plate. Both were designed to measure public perception for a new...

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

  On Feb. 12, a sinkhole collapsed within the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, taking eight prized Corvettes with it. Five were recovered in varying conditions by mid-March. Then, the construction team began the tedious process of removing dirt from the sinkhole in hopes of recovering the three missing Corvettes, and to unearth the...

Pinup model Bekki LaBine and daughter Amelia pose with the mysterious 1940s-built 1932 Ford roadster at Symco.

A rodder’s reverse restoration

Reversing a trend of rodders finding restored cars to build, or original-condition project cars to modify, this highboy was being restored to original condition when the current owner bought it.

Restored ‘Duchess’ 1941 Cadillac special sedan to be offered by RM Auctions

One of the most mesmerizing Cadillac photos included in my book “Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation” written for General Motors shows a 1941 Cadillac sedan with Series 60-style door window frames, flow-through fenders as found on 1942-and-later Buicks and tastefully absent brightwork. This unique Cadillac built for the Duke of Windsor was nicknamed “Duchess”...