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As shown by this Styleline DeLuxe Sport Sedan, the Chevrolet grille lost teeth for 1950.

1949-’52 Chevys are gaining in collectibility, but they’re still bargains

The Affordable Chevrolet As is true with many immediate postwar cars, the 1949-’52 Chevrolet Stylelines and Fleetlines are following their slightly younger postwar counterparts to the peak of popularity. Tri-Five Chevys have been a hobby sensation since the mid-’70s. Shortly thereafter, the gull-wing 1958 and ’59 Chevys caught the fancy of many collectors. Then,...


Lost Dreams: Mysteries of the missing GM Motorama cars

By David W. Temple; photos from author’s collection and GM Media Archives The tales related to the disappearances of the dream cars of the General Motors Motorama are not too unlike stories of mysterious disappearances within the Bermuda Triangle and of crashed flying saucers stashed at Area 51. The whereabouts of many of GM’s...


Q&A with Kit Foster: January 1, 2015

Q. Do you know what make, year, and model this mirrored clock was used for? It is a Phinney-Walker Electric Auto Watch, catalog number 217EM. Thank you. — Al DeAmicis, MPIA A. The Phinney-Walker Co. was founded in New York circa 1903. Into the 1920s, it manufactured automobile clocks, and its rim-wind “Embassy” clock...

Old Cars wishes you a super ‘Yooper’ Christmas

Season’s Greetings from the staff at Old Cars Weekly!! We at Old Cars couldn’t think of more appropriate holiday greeting than our favorite Old Cars Carol, otherwise known as “Rusty Chevrolet” by Da Yoopers. Dashing through da snow… in my rusty Chevrolet… down da road I go… sliding all da way… Click here to...


Lights on at new Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

By Jim Hinckley U.S. 66, known throughout the world as Route 66, officially ceased to exist almost 30 years ago. Still, this simple highway has morphed into something special. It became America’s longest attraction and a living, breathing time capsule that preserves a century of American societal evolution, with just a thin overlay of...


Q&A with Kit Foster: December 18, 2014

Q. In the June 12 “Q&A” I read Don Rudolph’s question about an old car frame. I also have a frame from a Badger car with the same spring set-up. A “Badger — Milwaukee” emblem is in the center of both front and rear bumpers. If anyone could use this frame, or parts, please...


Q&A with Kit Foster: December 11, 2014

Q. This axle had a Ford hubcap on it. The width from axle end to axle end is 53 inches and springs run perpendicular to it. The front end of the driveshaft is square. Can you tell me what it fits? — Bob Farrell, Newport Center, Vt. A. It looks like a Ruckstell two-speed...

On December 17, 2014, the first publicly auctioned sale of surplus HMMWVs since 1999, will take place through the online rolling stock surplus sale site, GovPlanet.com

On the auction block: Hummers unleashed

  By John Adams-Graf Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader   For years, one iconic military vehicle has been notably absent in the surplus stream: The AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, pronounced “HUM-vee”). Known to generations as the “Hummer,” very few of the military 1-1/4-ton trucks have slipped into private...

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider • Chassis 2935 • Ex Alain Delon • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 9 500 000 – 12 000 000 €
1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua • Chassis 2140 • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 800 0000 – 1 200 000 €

France barn find worth millions

Artcurial Motorcars has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following 50 years of lying dormant, the multi-million-dollar Baillon will be sold Feb. 6, 2015, in Paris.