Three legendary Hemi drop-tops from the golden age of muscle cars will rumble across the block during Mecum Auctions’ sale January 15-24 in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading
This was a year of significant changes for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, which held its 44th annual Scottsdale sale in January and is one of the mainstays of the collector car industry. Continue reading
The original “push-me-pull-you” Studebaker coupe had car buyers scratching their heads when the wraparound rear window appeared in 1947 as a styling option. The common observation: you couldn’t tell whether it was going forward or backward.
Mighty Mopar muscle cars from the Ted Lindsten collection will cross the block at no reserve in January during Russo and Steele’s collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Continue reading
Morris Minor was the little car that put Great Britain back on wheels after World War II. Created under the leadership of visionary British designer Alec Issigonis (later responsible for the Mini), the pert Minor was both durable and stylish, and well over a million were sold between 1948 and 1972.
Many Morris Minors were exported to North America, and the enduring favorite of those was the little two-door, wood-trimmed wagon. The Pick of the Day is one of these woodies, a 1957 Morris Minor Traveler, which the classic car dealer in Marina Del Rey, California, says is in fine original condition after only two owners. Continue reading
The Academy Award-winning film Rain Man is celebrated for its two vibrant leading characters: yuppie car dealer Charlie Babbitt, played by Tom Cruise, and his recently discovered autistic older brother, Raymond, with Dustin Hoffman winning an Oscar for his portrayal.
But really, there were three major roles: the Babbitt brothers and the yellow 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible that took them on a life-changing cross-country tour.
One of the two memorable Buicks used in the filming will make its concours debut at the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, after its restoration by Connecticut car guy Wayne Carini of Velocity’s Chasing Classic Cars, who performed the work for the car’s owner, Rain Man director Barry Levinson. Continue reading
The Porsche 962 that Derek Bell drove to victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1989 with co-drivers Bob Wollek and John Andretti will be offered by Mecum Auctions during its Kissimmee, Florida, sale in January. Continue reading
Classic Car News, the news and opinion portion of ClassicCars.com, has been ranked No. 2 on a list of 100 most-influential automotive blogs on the internet. Continue reading
Snowed in? Rained out? Mired in mud? No problem. Here’s just the thing for battling your way through another tough winter.
The Pick of the Day is a 1977 Toyota 1977 FJ40 Land Cruiser that is already painted bright red for the Christmas season, equipped with a go-anywhere four-wheel-drive system and a solid reputation for durability. Continue reading
For nearly 20 years, Wayne Schmeeckle worked to compile one of the greatest collections of exceptional American muscle cars from the 1967-71 heyday of the high-performance breed.
Twenty-three of his hand-picked muscle cars, among them the rarest and most-desired examples of the era, are headed to auction next month during Mecum Auctions’ sale in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading