Category archives: Pick of the Day

Pick of the Day: 1934 Ford/Mercury hot rod pickup truck

The 1934 ‘Mercury’ pickup won the Goodguys Builders Choice Award
The 1934 ‘Mercury’ pickup won the Goodguys Builders Choice Award

The blue custom pickup truck is listed on ClassicCars.com as a 1934 Ford, but the advertiser is quick to note, in actuality this truck has been made into something that never before existed.

“Up for sale we have a 1934 Mercury pickup,” the seller says. “Before you pick up the phone and call us, we know they didn’t make a ’34 Mercury pickup. However, if they did, we sure hope it would have looked like this.” Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1988 BMW M5

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The high-performance sedan: the 1988 BMW M5

Known as an unassuming high-performance sedan, the 1988 BMW M5 is considered a pioneer in its class and legendary in BMW motorsports history. The car seemed to come out of nowhere, beating Ferraris while holding the title of being the fastest production sedan of its time. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1993 Bentley Turbo R

The Bentley Turbo R is a low-mileage beauty
The Bentley Turbo R is a low-mileage beauty

From the 1950’s through the early 1980’s Bentley cars were for the most part badge-engineered Rolls-Royces with the only difference being the grille and the logos. This all changed in the late 1980’s with the launch of the Bentley Turbo.

The Turbo was a look back at the sporting Bentley cars of the 1920s and 1930s, offering incredible luxury matched with serious performance. These were 6,000-pound sedans that could cover 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and reach top speeds in excess of 150 mph. Think of the Turbo R as a high-speed boardroom and you get the idea. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club

Cuteness counts for the 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club hardtop
Cuteness counts for the 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club hardtop

The Pick of the Day is conceivably the cutest car in the known universe, as chubby and round as a baby panda.

This sparkling 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club hardtop is a red-and-white concoction that looks like an ice-cream sundae on wheels. The cheery little Nash is offered for sale by a classic car dealer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which somehow seems fitting. Although you might recall seeing this same little car sold in January at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Continue reading

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