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Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird to be auctioned for first time

A 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible once owned by Marilyn Monroe will roll across the auction block for the first time in November. The Raven Black T'bird was owned by the iconic American actress between 1955 and 1962, Julien's Auctions said in a news release. The car has an estimated value between $250,000 and $500,000, but with such massive...

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Morgan introduces special models to celebrate its 110th anniversary

In 2019, the Morgan Motor Company turns 110 years old. To celebrate, Morgan has cooked up a handful of special vehicles to commemorate the momentous occasion, the company announced on Tuesday They're called the 110 Anniversary models and a version of each will be offered for all four vehicles currently offered by Morgan. At this time, Morgan builds the Plus...

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Porsche North America CEO on the next-generation 911

The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 is on the horizon. The so-called 992-generation 911 will likely be shown in production form within the next six months and released by the end of next year. The 911 is one of the all-time great sports cars and the current 991 generation has proven to be the best yet. How can Porsche make the next generation better?...

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Ford already has already conjured ideas for an Edge RS

The 2019 Ford Edge ST pushes the Blue Oval into uncharted territory: placing an "ST" badge on an American crossover. But, that might not be all Ford has in store for the performance crossover SUV segment because it appears a Ford Edge RS has a bit of life inside the automaker. Speaking to Motor Trend, Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer for Ford...

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Ford Bronco to reportedly get 7-speed manual transmission

The upcoming Ford Bronco could offer enthusiasts a reprieve from automatic-only SUVs. According to a Tuesday Jalopnik report, the Bronco could introduce a 7-speed manual transmission option. Sources speaking to the publication anonymously said Ford has tasked Getrag to build the 7-speed manual transmission for the upcoming off-road-oriented SUV. Allegedly...

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Buick Cascada may bow out after 2019

Buick only graced its showrooms with the Cascada a few years ago but the handsome, somewhat sporty convertible may soon be on its way out. You see, the Cascada was launched in 2012 by Opel, which builds the convertible at a plant in Poland. It was rebadged a Buick and introduced here for 2016. Opel announced Tuesday that it will only offer the Cascada until...

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Bugatti Veyron owner hits 250 mph on the Autobahn

Driving a Bugatti Veyron has to leave you always wanting more. That's because the top speed is likely to remain an ever elusive target. The average person, even the "average" Bugatti owner, simply doesn't have enough space to see just how far they can push the machine. Radim Passer isn't your average Veyron owner. After a lot of planning, a few not-quite...

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Daimler and Geely could join forces to take on China’s booming ride-hail market

German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group could join forces to take on the booming ride-hail market in China, which is currently dominated by Didi Chuxing. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Daimler and Geely are considering the formation of a 50:50 joint venture that would offer...

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Someone built a Mustang sedan using an Aussie Ford Falcon

The Ford Mustang never spawned a four-door model, although it's about to influence a future performance SUV with an electric powertrain. However, one individual has taken it upon his or herself to build what we see here. It's none other than a Ford Mustang sedan featuring the design of the fifth-generation pony car but the running gear of the Australian...

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Faraday Future enters dispute with key investor

Electric car startup Faraday Future is currently embroiled in a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China Evergrande Group. Evergrande agreed in June to purchase a 45-percent stake in Faraday Future from a company by the name of Season Smart. As part of the deal, Evergrande paid $860 million...

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