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Salvage yard adds Chrysler 300s, Eldorados, other ’50s treasures

This gold-and-white De Soto Adventurer two-door hardtop was one of many desirable 1950s cars in the 250-car stash acquired by French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This example is not the only Adventurer that was purchased by FLAP.

A 250-vehicle collection has landed in a Minnesota salvage yard, featuring everything from a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham to a 1956 De Soto Adventurer. More »

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Sting Ray in the grass: Neglected ‘Vette to see new life

This 1967 Corvette looks lost and forgotten, but it will soon be getting a  complete restoration after sitting for many years in a farm yard at an undisclosed location.

Tall grass attempts to drown Lee and Amanda Sloppy’s Corvette, but the unique profile of the Sting Ray sports car floats above the grass tips. The Sloppys have not forgotten their numbers-matching 327-cid, 300-hp 1967 Corvette roadster as it slips into a sea of green. More »

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Charger Rescue: Going… going… saved!

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Richard Gies purchased this 1966 Charger and a boat load of parts from his nephew and set out to make it better than new. With some help, he turned it into a show-stopper. More »

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Reader Ride: Running wild in a Willys

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In 1953, reader Gary Buehler turned a 1939 Willys four-door into a stock car while at his aunt and uncle’s farm in Cameron, N.Y. More »

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An owner’s perspective: 1965 Mustang vs. Corvair

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Story and photo by Aaron Toth Though the movie of the same name would not arrive in theaters for a few more years, an “odd couple” sits in my garage. The 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza and the 1965 Ford Mustang … More »

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From garage build to garage find

The author’s 1949 Chevrolet custom retains its 216-cid “stovebolt” straight-six, which has just 50,000 miles.

Custom Chevy remains a great tribute to the great garage ingenuity of hot rodders during the 1950s. It was a true garage build, and now a great garage find. More »

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Dad’s Desirable Drivers

A man who chose Classics for his daily drivers
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Found and Lost: A ’53 Skylark disappears after sighting

What has become of this abandoned Buick convertible?
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Me & My ’63: great wife, good friends and a ’63 Plymouth Fury ragtop

With help from others, David Chambers went through great pains, literally, to land his prize
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Two teens convert Porsche to electric in six weeks

What do you get when you mix two ambitious 18-year-olds with one Porsche and a bunch of parts?
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