Classic Car News » Nick Kurczewski https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:09:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 Driven: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster/GT C Roadsterhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-mercedes-amg-gt-roadstergt-c-roadster/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-mercedes-amg-gt-roadstergt-c-roadster/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:20:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102255 Read More

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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is fast, expensive, and sexy. I could stop right there, because that summarizes this brand-new Mercedes-Benz better than anything else.

The hood stretches a veritable mile in front of the cockpit. The rump is nicely rounded. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V- delivers a whopping 469-horsepower, or 550 hp in the range-topping GT C Roadster model.

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Driven: 2017 McLaren 570 GThttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-mclaren-570-gt/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-mclaren-570-gt/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:35:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98221 Read More

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McLaren wants to prove it has a softer side, even if a howling mid-engine supercar seems an ironic choice when trying to drive the point home.

As the British sports car company’s least expensive offering, the 570 GT also has been dialed in to provide a quieter and more comfortable driving experience. Even the cargo bay has been reconfigured to accommodate a moderate amount of luggage. The glass hatch swings open to reveal the “touring deck” which, we admit, sounds classier than simply “trunk” or “luggage bay.”

You might still be dubious. How can a car with 562 horsepower, room for only two onboard, and a starting price of nearly $200,000 qualify as a calmer, more practical means to get around?

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Retromobile is French for classic car indulgencehttps://news.classiccars.com/retromobile-french-classic-car-indulgence/ https://news.classiccars.com/retromobile-french-classic-car-indulgence/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:30:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=95536 Read More

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What happens when you combine Paris, arguably the most beautiful city in the world, with some of the rarest and most elegant automotive creations of all time? The answer is Retromobile, the annual classic car exhibition held annually right in the middle of the French capital city.

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Driven: 1942 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Club Sedanhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1942-oldsmobile-custom-cruiser-club-sedan/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-1942-oldsmobile-custom-cruiser-club-sedan/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:35:43 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=95429 Read More

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For automotive purists, now might be the time to look away. That’s because standing right in front of you is the car that helped bring automatic shifting to the masses. While the sleek Art Deco exterior of this 1942 Oldsmobile is striking, it’s what connects car’s inline8-cylinder engine to the rear wheels that makes this truly an historic automobile.

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Driven: 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newporthttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1950-chrysler-town-country-newport/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-1950-chrysler-town-country-newport/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:35:58 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94288 Read More

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The 1950 Town & Country Newport coupe was the swan song for Chrysler’s wonderful wood-sided luxury cars. As some of the most expensive models in Chrysler’s lineup, these “woodies” were often the car of choice for celebrities and movie stars.

Yet, even the brightest name on the biggest marquee eventually fades away. By the time 1950 rolled around, the Town & Country’s time in the spotlight was drawing to a close. Ironically, despite being in its last year, Chrysler opted to roll out an entirely new variant.

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Driven: 1931 Franklin Series 15 convertible coupehttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1931-franklin-series-15-convertible-coupe/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-1931-franklin-series-15-convertible-coupe/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:25:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=93745 Read More

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A dreary and grey morning forecast called for anything but top-down driving in a nearly 86-year-old convertible. Little did we realize this 1931 Franklin was once a champion of foul weather.

According to its previous owner, many decades ago it deftly navigated through rain and deep puddles that literally sunk lesser automobiles. All things considered, however, we weren’t complaining when the skies cleared and the sun broke through the clouds just in time for our test drive.

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Driven: 1970 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited Sport Coupehttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1970-buick-electra-225-custom-limited-sport-coupe/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-1970-buick-electra-225-custom-limited-sport-coupe/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:35:08 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=93171 Read More

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Who doesn’t love the power and drama of a good, old-fashioned American muscle car? The genre always suggests images of wild racing stripes, ram air hood intakes, fat tires, and an engine bay bursting with a massive V8 engine.

So why are we so smitten with this big brown Buick? It’s definitely no Road Runner when it comes to visual impact – sorry, there is no SubLime green or Go ManGo paint job to be found here.

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Toyota hides its treasures in plain sighthttps://news.classiccars.com/toyota-hides-treasures-plain-sight/ https://news.classiccars.com/toyota-hides-treasures-plain-sight/#comments Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:30:47 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92917 Read More

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You could drive by Toyota’s automotive treasure chest a million times and never know it was there. Snug in an industrial estate in Torrance, California, surrounded by innocuous boxy buildings with huge “Self-storage” signs on the front, the Toyota USA Automobile Museum could double as a secret headquarters for a James Bond villain.

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Driven: 1932 Graham Blue Streak, while exploring Nicola Bulgari’s uncommon love for the common carhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1932-graham-blue-streak-exploring-nicola-bulgaris-uncommon-love-common-car/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-1932-graham-blue-streak-exploring-nicola-bulgaris-uncommon-love-common-car/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:35:29 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=88579 Read More

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What do fish scales, ladies’ stockings, and Borax soap have to do with classic cars? For the obsessively restored vehicles at the N.B. Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania, they’re all just part of doing the job right.

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Inside the place where our automotive history is being preservedhttps://news.classiccars.com/place-automotive-history-preserved/ https://news.classiccars.com/place-automotive-history-preserved/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:30:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=88558 Read More

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What does a demolished train station in Manhattan have to do with a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, or a 1918 Cadillac with battle scars dating back to World War I?

As the tragic loss of New York’s former Penn Station helped cement support for architectural preservation in the U.S., it also serves as stark reminder that, even in the automotive world, time marches on. History, whether it balances upon a foundation or four wheels, needs to be preserved and chronicled before running the risk of being lost forever.

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