Mercedes-Benz started the 1960s with one of its most beautiful creations, the 220SE coupe and convertible, which injected a dose of sporty styling into the German automaker’s lineup of durable, well-engineered passenger cars. The shapely hardtop roofline was the thing, along with a smoothed-out rear styling treatment that reduced the “fintail” design of the sedans.
The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE that not only is gorgeous in white body, red interior and silver top, but offers something rare and desirable: a floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission.
Before there was a Hemi-powered ‘Cuda muscle car, there was the Plymouth Barracuda, a coupe introduced in 1964. Continue reading
No Chevy fan would ever mistake this Cheetah replica for the real thing, since there were no roadster versions of the radical sports coupes designed and built in the 1960s by racer Bill Thomas to compete against the Ford-powered Shelby Cobras. Only 19 Chevy V8-powered Cheetahs were reputably created during their 1963-66 run, with about 100 continuation models coming later.
The Pick of the Week is advertised as a 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah replica roadster, newly constructed with just 12 test miles, built from a body and rolling-chassis kit produced by the well-known replica-car company Shell Valley Classics of Platte Center, Nebraska. Not sure why it is considered a ’64 model other than designating the era of the originals. Continue reading
To celebrate the first of October, which signals the beginning of frightful Halloween festivities right around the corner, I have selected a spooktacular Pick of the Day, a 1959 Cadillac hearse. Continue reading
What legitimately rare classic car can you buy today for $10,000? Well, the list is pretty short and if you are talking about European cars, it is even shorter.
OK, I admit it. I’m a sucker for Ford Falcons, most likely because my mom owned a ’63 Falcon sedan during my formative years. Although mom bought hers not because she thought it was cool but because it was the cheapest car she could find.
So the Pick of the Week is something of a blast from my personal past, a low-mileage 1961 Ford Falcon Futura that the classic car dealer in Lillington, North Carolina, describes as a clean, all-original survivor in remarkably preserved condition. Continue reading
The car was found in a barn near Mentor, Kansas, after being stored there for more than 65 years. The car had been purchased in 1947 by a local doctor. The doctor said he needed an extra vehicle, but the doctor’s son said the neighbors from whom his father bought the car probably needed money and his father bought the car just to help them out.
Anyway, the doctor parked the car in a corner of the barn and simply left it there. Continue reading
For those who hanker for a swoopy exotic sports car but can’t come up with the six-figure price tag, here’s something completely different that could scratch that itch.
The Pick of the Day is a 2002 La Forza Spyder, essentially a fiberglass mid-engine car hand-built on a tube-frame chassis and powered by a Cadillac Northstar V8. Weird but interesting. Continue reading
After winning 38 of the 48 major races during the 1970 NASCAR season, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird was outlawed from NASCAR the following year, making the car very notorious and highly desirable. Only 1,935 cars were produced for customers and prices have skyrocketed, making the cars unattainable for the everyday enthusiast.