Collector Cars


Jag adjustment: First stretched E-Type?

A 1968 left-hand drive Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster is to be stretched by four and a half inches during a major restoration being carried out by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC) in the United Kingdom. The E-Type has been named “the Kaizen” (which has a special meaning) by the owner,...


Chevelle puzzle solved: Race car comes full circle

Heinke Trapp was just 7 years old when his father purchased a pair of 1970 Chevrolet LS-6 Chevelles to help promote Quality Chevrolet (now Trapp Chevrolet), his dealership in Houma, La. After a few years of racing, this white one was sold and thought gone forever. But then, to Trapp's amazement, it resurfaced a...

After five hours of work, Cleer was finally able to retrieve the Ford from hiding. It was in remarkably good condition and exactly how his uncle had built it.

Ford Find: Fan finds uncle’s long-lost ’46 hiding in barn

When Richard Cleer of Ipava, Ill., found the 1946 Ford five-passenger coupe his uncle had hot-rodded in the 1950s just 25 miles from his home, he was actually following a lead to a 1939 flathead engine for another car. The barn was so overgrown with vines, trees and tall grass, it would have...

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool...


Car of the Week: 1927 Chrysler five-passenger coach

Pedro Aguilera tried his best to hide his excitement the first time he laid eyes on his 1927 Chrysler. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., resident had no intentions that fateful day four years ago of shopping for a pre-war Chrysler — or a Chrysler of any vintage for that matter — but it was...

The tiny, well-built Bugatti features unique nautical-style touring coachwork with elegant flying fenders.

Meet Marge’s Bugatti

A 1925 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia tourer from the David V. and Margery Uihlein Collection returned to Monterey, Calif., in the summer of 2011, a full 31 years after it had been selected as winner of the Briggs Cunningham “Most Elegant Open Car” trophy at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

1970 Boss 302

Boss 302 Buyer’s Guide

The Boss 302 made a return appearance for 1970 after making big waves with its debut in ’69, and its splash is still being felt. The 1970 Boss 302 remains one of the most popular muscle cars, especially among Ford loyalists. Boss 302 prices tend to be volatile, and are inching their way up....