Category archives: Pick of the Day

Pick of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A roadster

1929 Ford Model A roadster is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1929 Ford Model A roadster is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since I was spending much of the summer in Michigan last year, Jonathan Klinger, vice president of public relations at Hagerty, invited me to meet up one Friday at the Gilmore Auto Museum to help teach a group of teenagers how to drive stick-shifted classic cars.

(Note: If you ever receive such an invitation, accept it; you cannot believe how rewarding it is to a: introduce young folks to old cars and b: to see the joy on their faces when they finally learn to manipulate three pedals with two feet.) Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

The Sunbeam Tiger is described as having had a single enthusiast owner
The Sunbeam Tiger is described as having had a single enthusiast owner

The Ford-powered Sunbeam Tiger once was perceived as the poor man’s Shelby Cobra, being a similar concept of shoehorning an America V8 into a British roadster. But now, Tigers roar with their own performance magic and strong values.

Our Pick of the Day is a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A that the private seller describes as a one-enthusiast-owned car that is original and unmolested. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1971 Datsun 240Z

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1971 Datsun 240Z

According to an article written in June 1970 by Car and Driver, “The difference between the Datsun 240Z and your everyday three-and-a-half thousand dollar sports car is that about twice as much thinking went into the Datsun. It shows. For the money the 240Z is an almost brilliant car.” Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1976 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible

The impressive Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible offers terrific value for the money
The impressive Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible offers terrific value for the money

Of all the cars in the world, none is more storied and more impressive than a Rolls-Royce. The company’s motto is “The best car in the world,” and a good example of any Rolls-Royce certainly delivers on that promise.

This is partly due to the fact that a Rolls-Royce has always been one of the most expensive cars in the world, always costing more than the average house by a long shot. When just looking at a Rolls and sitting behind the wheel, you see immediately where all that money was spent. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

The 1955 Thunderbird shows ultra-low mileage on its odometer, the seller says
The 1955 Thunderbird shows ultra-low mileage on its odometer, the seller says

This is the 60th anniversary year for the fabulous 1955 Ford Thunderbird, built to compete against Chevrolet Corvette and the onslaught of popular sports cars coming from England and Italy.

This was when Ford was just coming out from behind its boxy, conservative post-war look with an array of stylishly modern automobiles. But none showed more sparkly pizzazz than the daring new two-seater Thunderbird. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1958 Daimler Ferret

1958 Daimler Ferret can park anywhere you choose
1958 Daimler Ferret can park anywhere you choose

Like the idea of parking anywhere you want, let alone having the crowd-drawing, tifosi-topping star attraction of any cruise-in or car show you might ever attend?

Well, our pick of the day is the vehicle for you. It’s a 1958 Daimler Ferret, technically an armored British military scout car, although what it looks like is a mini tank. The Ferret rides on tires, not treads, but it is topped by a gun turret. Continue reading