Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Go see the original Bullitt Mustang in D.C.

If you're a fan of Steve McQueen and the 1968 film "Bullitt," you have a soft spot in your heart for a certain Highland Green machine. The 1968 Ford Mustang used during filming was recently found and now it has returned to the spotlight. It's getting an even bigger light cast its way because the original film-used car is on display at the National Mall in...

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Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs

It's been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they've been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. We're talking the 1960s-era Boss 302 and 429, as well as the Mach 1. We've seen a number of CR's Shelby Mustang recreations...

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The Hudson Hornet was the fastest American car of its day

The year is 1951 and you're driving a Cadillac Series 62. You're ripping down an empty road but you see something in your rear view mirror...it's gaining on you. Soon it catches up and blows your doors off. It's a Hudson Hornet, and it's the fastest American car in production that year. That bit of history comes courtesy of Dave Bonbright. He's made the...

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Classic mock: Hagerty publishes its 2018 future collector car list

Hagerty issued its yearly list of new cars that could become future collectibles in the "Hagerty Hot List." This year's list is pretty varied and includes a strong showing from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. As always, the cars have to cost less than $100,000 and must be 2018 models. Peering into its crystal ball, here are Hagerty's 10 picks for sought-after...

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You need to be invited to visit America’s Muscle Car Museum

Mark Pieloch started learning body and paint work while he was still in high school in the little town of Groveland, Massachusetts, and that led to restoration projects, 10 of them over his first 30 years. He left all that behind to become a very successful entrepreneur, patenting and manufacturing specialized veterinary pharmaceuticals. Then he started...

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Carroll Shelby’s personal car collection heading to auction

Shelby aficionados will want to book their trips to Greenwich, Connecticut, this June because that's where Bonhams will have the privilege of auctioning off Carroll Shelby's personal car collection. In total, 23 cars (and trucks) covering Shelby's personal career will hit the auction block. Among the cars is a 1982 Dodge Charger prototype, which was the...

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‘Missing’ 1938 SS-100 Jaguar recovered after 60 years in shed

Terry Larson enters his underground garage in Mesa, Arizona, with the distracted air of someone accustomed to the remarkable. And once again, he is showing off an amazing discovery. In his sprawling restoration shop, which has seen so many Jaguar and SS sports and racing cars brought back to life, there stands a crusty relic that must rate among the top...

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1978 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser with just 5,000 miles up for sale

This is the nicest example of a classic FJ40-generation Toyota Land Cruiser that you're likely to find. It's as clean as can be, free of rust, and shows just 5,265 original miles on its odometer. It's also for sale on Bring A Trailer, and if you want it you'll need a massive pile of cash. With one day left on the auction, the top bid sits at $100,000...

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All-original 1970 Plymouth Superbird heading to Mecum auction

It's not every day a Plymouth Superbird crosses our screens, and it's certainly once in a blue moon that one crosses an auction block. Well, that day is coming soon because Mecum a 1970 Plymouth Superbird is part of this weekend's Mecum Houston auction. Better yet: the car is all original, too. Notably, the engine is a period-correct 440-cubic inch...

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Pirelli created a new tire just for the Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car in the world. On the auction block, a 250 GTO will easily see bidders waging war with the sale price climbing toward $40 million. A 250 GTO even traded hands privately for the amazing sum of $52 million. Despite the insane values placed on these cars, the owners do set them loose on the race track. That's where...

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