Category archives: Features

Wilson’s Wisdom: Kevin picks favorites at RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction

RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction Saturday includes a proper array of grand classics that could feature on the lawn the next day at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, including a Duesenberg SJ that should sell for somewhere around a million dollars, a few Auburns and several Packards.

A highlight will be one dozen cars from the notable collection of Howard and Norma Weaver, all offered without reserve and in excellent show-worthy condition. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1968 Mercury Cougar

The Mercury Cougar makes an upscale alternative to a Ford Mustang
The Mercury Cougar makes an upscale alternative to a Ford Mustang

When is a classic Ford Mustang not a Mustang? When it is a Mercury Cougar.

The Mercury Cougar was a more luxurious version of the Mustang and offered a nicer interior, slightly different styling and, many say, better fit and finish. The Cougar cost more money when new than the Mustang was and never had the success of the Mustang in the marketplace. This continues to hold true as the Cougar is still priced much lower than the Mustang in the classic car market.

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Ralph Scott puts his ‘people car’ collection up for sale

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1950 Hudson Commodore for sale on ClassicCars.com

At the age of 87, Ralph Scott has decided to sell what he calls his “people car” collection of 17 restored and in some cases unique vehicles.

Scott said his love affair with cars began at an early age, only increasing as he got into the transport business. Around the age of 45, Scott purchased his first car, a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe, for $250. Not only was this Scott’s first car, but also his first restoration project. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Volvo P1800E

The 1970 Volvo P1800E
The 1970 Volvo P1800E

As the story goes, one of Volvo’s co-founders, Assar Gabrielsson, visited the United States in the early 1950s and was quite taken by the new Chevrolet Corvette. When he returned to Sweden, he had a fiberglass-bodied Volvo Sport created around components from the company’s PV444 sedan, though the car was discontinued after fewer than 70 were produced over two model years.

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Andy’s favorites available this weekend at Auctions America’s California sale

Auctions America has come a long way since RM Sotheby’s launched the company in 2010 from the ashes of the Kruse auction company. We attended the first sale in 2010 and it was a good new auction company sale but the cars of that first sale bear no resemblance to the offerings at Auctions America’s California sale this weekend in Santa Monica. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1932 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan

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This 1932 Chevrolet 2-door sedan has the look of an old rat rod but the feel of a modern sports car

A true show stopper that embodies both performance and style, this 1932 Chevrolet 2-door sedan has the look of an old rat rod but the feel of a modern sports car, making it our Pick of the Day. We found this classic rod for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible

The Corvair convertible offers lots of driving fun for not too much cash
The Corvair convertible offers lots of driving fun for not too much cash

The poor Chevrolet Corvair. Of all the classic cars ever produced we are hard pressed to find one that has received more abuse, much of it unjustified, than the Corvair.

The Pick of the Day is a red 1964 Corvair convertible for sale at a very affordable $9,995, which generally doesn’t get you much collector car these days. But Corvairs remain as entry-level classics, having never really outlived their early lambasting as “Unsafe at Any Speed.”

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