Comments for Classic Car News https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:40:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 Comment on Game-changing Brawner Hawk raced by Mario Andretti at Indy will appear at Amelia Island Concours in Florida by Harry J. Dillonhttps://news.classiccars.com/game-changing-brawner-hawk-raced-mario-andretti-indy-will-appear-amelia-island-concours-florida/#comment-4669 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:15:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=68706#comment-4669 I raced a BRAWNER Sprinter in Tampa in the early 60’s that handled like it was on rails. Clint could build a car like NOBODY else.

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Comment on Ford Bronco, VW van popular among ClassicCars.com searchers by Pat Wynnhttps://news.classiccars.com/ford-bronco-vw-van-popular-among-classiccars-com-searchers/#comment-4667 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:15:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=72934#comment-4667 VW Bus! It’s not a van & VW lovers hate when buses are called Vans.

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by Mark Hhttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4666 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:31:45 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4666 The only certainty about these kinds of predictions is they’ll be 90% wrong. This guy clearly knows very little about collector cars.

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by Steven C.https://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4664 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:08:43 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4664 How about 1968 to 1972 Chevy Nova’s?

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by Malcolm GRAHAMhttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4663 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:41:32 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4663 I lived in England for seven years and, whenever the fancy took me I could drive to or from work along Tickford St in Newport Pagnell, through the middle of the Aston Martin works. I used to get a real kick out of that. If I knew then what I know now I would’ve bought a DB6 as soon as I got there. I had a lot more money when I left but I still didn’t have enough for a good one. My real love was DB4 (the one with round headlights and tailfins) but I could never afford one of those.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1960 Buick Electra by Will Penahttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1960-buick-electra/#comment-4661 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:12:58 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=69811#comment-4661 Beautiful car. It’s a shame that it’s a four door. Most people like two door coupes. That’s the only thing I can see that may hurt the selling of this Buick at what he is asking for it.

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by Willhttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4660 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:01:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4660 What has happened to the Buick GS. These cars with the Buick 455 were called Hemi Killers back in the 80’s. A Buick GS 455 can hang with just about anything in its area. I saw a magazine article about 15 years ago that a guy that owned a 70 Buick GS 455 from when it was new and got the car into the 12s with just tuning it and dialing it in with just working on the stock parts to get the most out of that Buick monster motor that stock came with 510lb ft of torque that has more torque than a LS6! Andy, what do you of these Buicks, even Skylarks with 400’s and 455’s?

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by michael mastalirhttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4659 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:50:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4659 The real sleeper is the 68 to 70 two seat AMX !

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by mike e thomashttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4658 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:43:16 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4658 Tri 5s

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Comment on Andy’s advice: 10 cars to buy while they’re still affordable by David Ulmhttps://news.classiccars.com/andys-advice-10-cars-buy-theyre-still-affordable/#comment-4657 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:34:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92233#comment-4657 Andy, can you expound on why you think the Series 2 and 3 E-types will level or drop?

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Comment on ‘Ultimate sports car list’ to be offered by Gooding in Scottsdale by Mike Tierneyhttps://news.classiccars.com/ultimate-sports-car-list-offered-gooding-scottsdale/#comment-4656 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:21:09 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92195#comment-4656 You are right. Never a million dollar car. But beautiful, none the less.

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Comment on ‘Ultimate sports car list’ to be offered by Gooding in Scottsdale by Erik Goodwinhttps://news.classiccars.com/ultimate-sports-car-list-offered-gooding-scottsdale/#comment-4655 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:17:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92195#comment-4655 no the z8 will never be on this list. sorry

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Comment on ‘Ultimate sports car list’ to be offered by Gooding in Scottsdale by Mike Tierneyhttps://news.classiccars.com/ultimate-sports-car-list-offered-gooding-scottsdale/#comment-4654 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:34:19 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92195#comment-4654 One of these days the Z8 will be in this category. Beautifully designed on inside and out.

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Comment on Supernatural surge: ’67 Chevrolet Impala most searched for car by maxsmodelshttps://news.classiccars.com/supernatural-surge-1967-chevrolet-searched-car/#comment-4653 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:43:04 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91447#comment-4653 The 1967 Impala 4 door is now more in the minds of people as is anything that gets a lot of camera time which has in turn brought to light three things about the Impala while instilling it with a 4th.

1: The car is a nice looking ride that exudes Americana while still being a practical and affordable car to own and maintain.

2: The value is the car is on the rise. Most were not preserved so there is a certain slight rarity to them.

3: The car is flexible, it can be a mild mannered classic family car or a bi-bad muscle machine. Tons of mods are available.

*4: It now has the magic ‘goofus dust’ of being associated with a popular show which, like Magnum’s Ferrari, The Dukes of Hazard’s Charger or the Miami Vice cars, has rendered it with the aura of cool. This may be a transient mood but judging by the number of replica cars made by/for fans, it isn’t going away anytime soon.

** It seems that the bleed-over from this has also been a hike in the demand for comparable 1966-1968 Impala hard tops and sedans, Caprices and even Bel Airs and Biscaynes.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Ralph’s 1971 MGB by Malcolm GRAHAMhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-ralphs-1971-mgb/#comment-4652 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:50:38 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=84746#comment-4652 Good for you Ralph. It looks like a nice car – and nothing beats the wind in your hair. I worked in the parts department of our local MG franchise holder here in New Zealand for twelve years up till 1988 and I liked all the MGs. Mind you, we were agents for Rolls-Royce as well (I liked them too) and I bought a Silver Shadow in the mid nineties. I should’ve bought an MG. I’m sure my retirement savings would be in a better state now.

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Comment on Royal Enfield marketing vintage-inspired bikes for the masses by Davehttps://news.classiccars.com/royal-enfield-marketing-vintage-inspired-bikes-masses/#comment-4650 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:01:15 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=90702#comment-4650 Made in India? Barf……….

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Comment on Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster by Greg Morrishttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-week-1929-willys-knight-rumble-seat-roadster/#comment-4649 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:29:13 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=28575#comment-4649 Wow, I really enjoyed this. I have some old car parts and was curious what car my Willie’s knight winter front went to.I wonder if it went on this year?

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza V8 by Brad Salatahttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1966-chevrolet-corvair-monza-v8/#comment-4648 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:09:37 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=58628#comment-4648 Crown Corv8 did not flip the trans. The gearbox was left in the stock position and a new input shaft and bell housing was added to the front side of the gearbox. That’s why there is so little room for the driver/passenger. I went to high school with the Trevor kids and rode in and drove the Trevor’s Corv8. They often drove it to school. A better conversion is the Kenedy Engineered Products adapter and flywheel to adapt the Civic engine that already spins the correct way and weighs much less. Makes for a much better machine, but won’t impress chrome happy philistines.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Arnold’s grandfather’s 1965 Buick Riviera by brooksterhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-arnolds-grandfathers-1965-buick-riviera/#comment-4643 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:49:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=36261#comment-4643 deffently like your hows it run are you far from Los Angeles 90046I rember those kind of day’s with my father in his el Camino had a 409 big block blew away for Shelby no lie!

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Comment on Coveted 1963 Jaguar E-type ‘lightweight’ racer set for auction by Franchttps://news.classiccars.com/coveted-1963-jaguar-e-type-lightweight-racer-set-auction/#comment-4641 Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:26:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91967#comment-4641 Spirit: you are absolutely correct. These e-types were not prolific on the track. But there is no more buetiful car in all the history of auto making. Plus people LOVE the rallye wheels and bumperless racing config. Add in the rarity, early production year and lightweight components and you begin to justify the price.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1959 Ford Ranchero by Spirithttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1959-ford-ranchero/#comment-4639 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:15:02 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91948#comment-4639 This read well until “The original engine has been replaced by a 351cid Windsor V8 hooked up with a rebuilt C6 automatic transmission,”After that, who cares? Couldn’t find a nice 390 to put in there? Really?

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Comment on Coveted 1963 Jaguar E-type ‘lightweight’ racer set for auction by Spirithttps://news.classiccars.com/coveted-1963-jaguar-e-type-lightweight-racer-set-auction/#comment-4638 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:10:33 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91967#comment-4638 Funny how almost-completely unsuccessful race cars have become “icons” in modern auction-speak. Lightweight XKE’s only won races where there was no or nearly no real competition, because (1) they were underpowered (2) they weren’t much if at all faster than a well-prepared Corvette (3) DB4GT’s were faster and mostly (4) they couldn’t beat a stock Ferrari 250GT, much less a “SEFAC” Berlinetta Competizione and certainly never a GTO.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR racer by Andy Reidhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1986-chevrolet-monte-carlo-nascar-racer/#comment-4637 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:54:45 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91776#comment-4637 Definitely good times Mike. Happy that I got to do it.
Andy

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1967 Dodge Charger by Richard Jouberthttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1967-dodge-charger/#comment-4636 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:20:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=40528#comment-4636 i agree,the 66 and 67 chargers, were the best looking cars ever made,and i am a proud owner of a 66 charger,with a 361 all original car,with original owners manual,and certi card that came with the car,i have loved these cars since 1975,and have owned 4 since that time

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Comment on Last LaFerrari heads to charity auction this weekend by Malcolm GRAHAMhttps://news.classiccars.com/last-laferrari-heads-charity-auction-weekend/#comment-4635 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:25:32 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91791#comment-4635 I won’t be participating in the LaFerrari auction (I couldn’t afford even a wheel nut) but I do commend Sergio Marchione and Ferrari for this most generous gift to the earthquake affected people of Italy – my favourite European country.

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