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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 custom convertible

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 custom convertible | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered with a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this one-of-a-kind resto-mod Chevrolet Corvette comes equipped with a new GM high-performance LS3 500-horsepower engine and a new GM 4L70E automatic transmission with a full polished pulley system, billet Corvette valve covers, polished heads and air conditioning.

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What’s a Studebaker concept doing at the 20th annual BOP show?

Dale Sexton tells yet another person about his AVX, an Avanti-bodied Pontiac Firebird | Larry Edsall photos
Dale Sexton tells yet another person about his AVX, an Avanti-bodied Pontiac Firebird | Larry Edsall photos

For the 20th year in a row, owners of vintage Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs parked their cars on a sunny Sunday at the Scottsdale Pavilions shopping center, site the previous evening of the country’s longest-running weekly car show. Annually, the BOP show attracts rows of beautiful Buicks, outstanding Oldsmobiles, and pleasing and even powerful Pontiacs.

In recent years, a few groovy GMC trucks have been included, and this year some cool Cadillacs were invited as a test to see how things might go should the shows organizers — the 20th annual BOP show was hosted by the Desert Renegades Pontiac Club and the Cactus GTO Club of Arizona — decide to expand the event to officially include GM’s luxury brand in future years.

And yet, the car that seemed to be drawing the most attention was a prototype Studebaker. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: Lee Marvin’s 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible

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Lee Marvin’s 1968 Shelby GT500KR | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve during Barrett-Jacksons Palm Beach auction, this 1968 Shelby GT500KR was delivered in May 1968 to actor Lee Marvin.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Built to be driven and offered without a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro provides the ultimate in classic-car looks, performance driving, and the reliability of a new car.

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Benetton F1 racer joins Bonhams’ Spa sale docket

Schumacher was among the car's drivers | Bonhams photos
Schumacher was among the car’s drivers | Bonhams photos

The Benetton B-191-02 car that was driven by Robert Moreno, Nelson Piquet and Michael Schumacher during the 1991 Formula One racing season is featured on the docket for Bonhams’ Spa Classic auction scheduled for May 21. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

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1970 Dodge Charger R/T

The Fate of the Furious will be released on April 14, the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. As anticipations builds to find out why it appears from the movie trailer that Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, has sided against his family, we are reminded of the key moments and memories shown since the original film made its debut 15 years ago.
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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

When ordering a Camaro in the late ‘60s, options ranged from a “grocery-getter” to a tire-shredding SS 396. GM policy limited engine size for the A-body and F-body lines to 400cid, but a few performance-oriented Chevrolet dealers, including Don Yenko and Fred Gibbs, knew it was possible to build almost anything.

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Rewind: The best car commercials of the ’80s

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1984 Chevrolet Corvette | YouTube photo

(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

After seeing car commercials created during the 1980s, it’s become apparent that it was a glorious decade full of colors, digital music, space and arcade themes. It was impossible to pick just one, so here are three top-notch ‘80s commercials: Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus

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1961 Volkswagen 23-Window Deluxe Microbus | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve during Barrett-Jacksons Palm Beach auction, this rare, early, factory-built walk-through 23-window Volkswagen Microbus is powered by a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine with 36 horsepower delivered through a 4-speed manual transmission.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been inspected by Jerry MacNeish and certified by Camaro Hi-Performance as a real factory-built Z/28.

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