If you have a need for speed, like to hoon, shred tires and rip down the drag strip in seconds, then this bright Victory Red 1992 Ford Mustang GT is the perfect track monster for you. The Fox body mustangs have been growing in popularity, particularly with millennials on the drag strip, due to their light weight and ability to contain massive motors. This particular Mustang has been purpose-built to haul ass with no expense spared. Continue reading
It’s tough being the middle child, especially when your older and younger siblings have made major successes of themselves. So it goes for the 1958-1960 Lincoln Continental, whose baroque styling makes it much less memorable than the classic and coveted 1956-57 Continental Mark II or the Mad Men cool squared-rigged Continental that arrived in 1961.
But there are those among us, myself included, who find a certain funky appeal in the over-the-top design of these Lincolns, which were known as the Continental Mark III, Mark IV and Mark V, designating each of their three years of production. (Even Ford seemed to ignore the existence of these cars, coming back in the late 1970s with a new lineup of Continentals repeating the names Mark III, IV and V.) Continue reading
With the Fourth of July coming up tomorrow in our politically divided nation, let us come together and agree (for once) that there is nothing more all-American than a big-block muscle car from the 1960s.
The Pick of the Day is a bright-red 1967 Dodge Charger powered by a 440 cid V8, which should get the job done. The Lithia Springs, Georgia, classic car dealer notes that these big ground pounders do not get the attention they deserve compared with the later Chargers that regularly go into six figures at auction. Continue reading
John Lander may be known for his automotive art, but he’s also a wonderful storyteller, which makes Drawn to Speed a delight for your soul as well as your sense of sight.
Son of an Atlanta Dodge dealer, Lander grew up around cars, but was smitten not by what his father sold but by the sports cars that were being imported from Europe after World War II. Continue reading
Italian sports cars have an allure like no others in the world. They combine striking styling, exotic mechanicals, a driving experience unparalleled by cars from Germany, England or the United States, and a storied history made up of scores of racing victories by some of the most famous drivers in the world. Quite simply, Italian sports cars have souls. Continue reading
Resto mods spark plenty of controversy. The purists contend that classic cars should be left original while the “modists” counter that the updates make the cars drive and perform better while retaining original style and appearance.
The Pick of the Day is a good example of the resto mod ideal, an attractive 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint convertible with tasteful refinements that should make it a better car without losing its essence. Continue reading
Back in the day, automakers worked with fashion designers to create special editions of various vehicles. There was the Bill Blass Lincoln Continental Mark V, the Gucci Cadillac Seville, the Nautica Mercury Villager (yes, a “fashionable” minivan), even a Levi’s Edition AMC Gremlin with blue-denim upholstery.
And there was the Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross Edition. Continue reading
Lumpy Rutherford. Does that name sound familiar? He was the doltish neighborhood bully in the seminal TV situation comedy, Leave it to Beaver, which portrayed a wholesome suburban American family at the height of the Eisenhower era.
The only thing really memorable about Lumpy was his car. What was supposed to be depicted as a beat-up old jalopy was actually a sweet-looking 1940 Ford ragtop, which even as little kids we recognized as something cool. Reputedly, it was painted a putrid shade of purple, but that didn’t bother us since everything on TV was black and white. Continue reading
Since we have begun our Pick of the Day series, I find myself searching the ClassicCars.com online marketplace more and more, always in search of a hidden gem or a great deal.
While window shopping recently, I stumbled upon 12 unique vehicles all from the same dealer located in Venice, Florida, Continue reading