Comments for Classic Car News https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:15:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.11 Comment on Pick of the Day: 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop by Phillip M. Kaniahttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1961-chevrolet-impala-ss-hardtop/#comment-4818 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:15:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94534#comment-4818 Thanks for the link.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Glen’s 1964 Pontiac Parisienne convertible by mark duncanhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-glens-1964-pontiac-parisienne-convertible/#comment-4817 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:17:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=29226#comment-4817 😀😀]]> An amazing tale. Any one can buy a car , but to keep building one takes character. You have to love and respect gear heads.😀😀😀

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1961-chevrolet-impala-ss-hardtop/#comment-4813 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:25:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94534#comment-4813 Phillip, to clear up any discrepancies with this car, please contact the dealer who has listed the Impala for sale. Here is the link to the ad: https://classiccars.com/listings/view/939620/1961-chevrolet-impala-for-sale-in-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-15213

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Comment on Future Classics Car Show packs rooftop garage by Cindy Meitlehttps://news.classiccars.com/future-classics-car-show-packs-rooftop-garage/#comment-4812 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:59:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94954#comment-4812 Nice to hear Andy is representing you.

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Comment on Vehicle Profile: 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix by copy cartier calibre reviewhttps://news.classiccars.com/1969-pontiac-grand-prix/#comment-4810 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:16:56 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/?p=306#comment-4810 copy cartier calibre review

cartierbraceletlove If you’ve found a Hilton property which is offering disproportionately good value for Hilton points then you’ve got a good deal – its just that such hotels are harder to find these days!

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS hardtop by Phillip Kaniahttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1961-chevrolet-impala-ss-hardtop/#comment-4809 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:03:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94534#comment-4809 I wrote you a comment about one week ago and still have not heard back from you. I stated that the pictured Impala was not a SS (Super Sport). It did not have the correct SS full wheel covers with spinners, the grab bar on the right side of the dash, and the correct type of rubber boot around the 4-speed gearshift. A 4-speed SS had a small console plate and different type of boot around the gearshift. What do you say, am I correct and are you wrong? Please let me hear from you. Thank you, Phil

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Comment on Rick Rawlins: The automobilist as curator by grahamhttps://news.classiccars.com/rick-rawlins-automobilist-curator/#comment-4806 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:32:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94030#comment-4806 Known and worked for Rick hes a real auto afficando and a great person to work with !!

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Comment on Driven: 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport by Terry Hoemanhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1950-chrysler-town-country-newport/#comment-4805 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:08 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94288#comment-4805 beautiful car–have virtually identical black over black one in garage along with a brown version also.

This is the second series of Town and Country hardtops though. They were introduced in 1946 and only 6 or so built though. One still exists and was originally owned by David Wallace who was president of Chrysler Corporation and conceived the idea of the T&C. It spent most of it’s early life on his ranch near Burwell Nebraska and was in Hinckley Ohio when we first saw it in the early 70’s.

It was shown in the 46 sales literature and in 49 a hardtop was also listed in the sales literature and I have seen photos of the one that was apparently made then also.

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Comment on Rick Rawlins: The automobilist as curator by ken glidewellhttps://news.classiccars.com/rick-rawlins-automobilist-curator/#comment-4803 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:54:47 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94030#comment-4803 Great article on a fantastic person…

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Comment on Bumps, bruises and teamwork deliver The Drive Home II by Robert Hupferhttps://news.classiccars.com/bumps-bruises-teamwork-deliver-drive-home-ii/#comment-4802 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:14:47 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94577#comment-4802 Did you notice? not one mention of any problems with the Nomad!

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Comment on My Classic Car: Shawn’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible by Robert Foxhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-shawns-1962-chevrolet-impala-ss-convertible/#comment-4801 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:43:42 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=89559#comment-4801 for sale–1962 impala SS 409/409 convertible. Red with black int. and white top.19,450 orig miles.Three documented owners.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1963 Volvo P1800S sports coupe by Charles Spiegelhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1963-volvo-p1800s-sports-coupe/#comment-4796 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:59:36 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94605#comment-4796 ANDY – How funny, I bought a yellow P1800 on BAT yesterday, the same day as your article!

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Comment on Jim’s gems at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction by ALLEN F.https://news.classiccars.com/jims-gems-mecums-kissimmee-auction/#comment-4791 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:37:56 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94470#comment-4791 I have a 1966 GTO 389 4 bbl, stick shift I would like to enter in the auction. Please reply to afmd34@aol.com to Allen

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Comment on Arizona creates Historic Route 66 specialty license plates by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/arizona-creates-historic-route-66-specialty-license-plates/#comment-4786 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:11:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94195#comment-4786 Hi, Terry. Not certain about how out-of-state folks obtain AZ Route 66 plates. The state Department of Transportation does have a website, http://www.servicearizona.com, with loads of information.

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Comment on Arizona creates Historic Route 66 specialty license plates by Terry R Hunterhttps://news.classiccars.com/arizona-creates-historic-route-66-specialty-license-plates/#comment-4785 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:59:38 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94195#comment-4785 Great article and very informative less one item, how to obtain Arizona classic tag for out-siders to help preserve what there is of Route 66?

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Comment on The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run begins snowy trek in Boston by Shirley Muldowneyhttps://news.classiccars.com/drive-home-ii-heritage-run-begins-snowy-trek-boston/#comment-4784 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:19:14 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=93655#comment-4784 Oil spray the undercarriage before you do this. Better yet Fluid Film (lanolin-based) or some of the modified petroleum oil sprays. Works great, very common in Cow Hampshire, Wisconsin, and some of the other places where road salt is very common. No way a “special wash in a car wash” alone is going to sufficiently-dilute all the road salt jammed into the crevices of the undercarriage of those classic cars.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Ralph’s 1971 MGB by John Ledingham, Ph.d.https://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-ralphs-1971-mgb/#comment-4783 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:13:00 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=84746#comment-4783 Over the years I’ve owned some unusual cars. My first was a 1952 Henry J Kaiser, a gift from my maternal grandparents. I’m afraid the enthusiasm of teens stomping in glee to such early cross-over hits as Ray Charles’ “What I Say,” and Gene Vincent’s “Be Bop a Lu La” were too much for Hank J’s dreams of automotive dominance. Next came a pair of Nash Metropolitans, and an introduction to the Austin engine. Actually the “Met” was a fine sports vehicle, despite its “unusual” beauty. One was sold off and the other decided to smash into a concrete bridge abutment while I was minding my own business, peacefully sleeping. A 1954 Mercury bridged my days of J’s and Mets and my next foray into interesting vehicles in the form of Sunbeam Alpines. After my red one died a natural death (It simply went to sleep one night and never woke up), it was quickly replaced with a white version of the same model. Throughout my college days, the “Pine” could be found hauling me to and from various gigs, packed with my drums, along with my buddy’s guitar amp strapped to the luggage carrier. Kids, mortgages and a brief infatuation with the maturity that comes with the tensions of adulthood kept me sans sports car. Eventually, however, Middle-Aged Craziness caused me to seek out and acquire a 1970 MGB, then on to a 1972 split rear bumper MGB Roadster. A year of tender care at the hand of capable artisans restored it to its original condition. Last summer, I decided a soft drink from a local burger drive through was appropriate. Having pulled over in the fast food lot, I was placing the soft drink in a drink holder when my attention was alerted to the sound of a high-reving engine. I looked up just in time to see (and feel) the impact of a Cadillac SUV slamming into the pristine front end of my beautiful roadster. The driver of the SUV explained than he was storming back to see the folk at the fast food kitchen who had forgotten his french fries. Also, he said that he simply did not see the low-riding MG in the mirror iff his monster car. Well, back to the shop. Another major re-do is being accompanied by addition of a roll-over bar, and a new tan soft top to set off the soft yellow tone of my joy and pride. It’s going to be done in plenty of time for Spring. which will find me again driving my MG with all its goodies, while I am adorned with sunglasses, driving gloves, and my authentic Scottish cap. I can’t wait.

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Comment on ‘Celica for grownups’ is back for Future Classics show by Garzinihttps://news.classiccars.com/the-celica-for-grownups/#comment-4782 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:15:13 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94386#comment-4782 Thanks Harold. Car isn’t for sale, but I’m sure there’s an amount I could t walk away from. 😉

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Comment on Why I love classic cars, and how you can enjoy them more by Andy Fuhrmanhttps://news.classiccars.com/love-classic-cars-can-enjoy/#comment-4780 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:45:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94011#comment-4780 Well written Andy! Seems I’ve had some of the same ‘Walter Mitty’ moments. Exhaust notes, interior fabrics, curves, chrome and colors all part of the time machine experience. TV and movies help too. Later I plan to drive my decrepit Model A pickup around, but in my imagination it might be stacked with all my worldly goods as I travel across the dust bowl to my new life in Sunny California.

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Comment on ‘Celica for grownups’ is back for Future Classics show by Harold j morsehttps://news.classiccars.com/the-celica-for-grownups/#comment-4779 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:50:54 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=94386#comment-4779 i wood just like to say nice job. and wood u consider selling

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Comment on An amazing Carroll Shelby relic, a 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 used in his driving school, for sale with a seven-figure price tag by Gail Kayhttps://news.classiccars.com/amazing-carroll-shelby-relic-1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-used-driving-school-sale-seven-figure-price-tag/#comment-4777 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:20:21 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=90345#comment-4777 Does anyone have a photo of a black/gold 1967 Shelby GT-H? Not the 350 GT-H.

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Comment on Automobile Quarterly name, archives offered for sale by Brian Deathhttps://news.classiccars.com/automobile-quarterly-name-archives-offered-sale/#comment-4774 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:07:44 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=41204#comment-4774 Hi Folks, Betty made a comment on Oct 16, 2016 that she is looking to purchase a collection. Can you pass along my contract information to Betty? Thank-you!

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible by NATHAN thomashttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1966-oldsmobile-cutlass/#comment-4773 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:44:00 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=72923#comment-4773 Trade for 1954 Chevrolet 68000 miles all original.real good shape. Can send pics.

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Comment on Vehicle Profile: Oldsmobile 442 by jameshttps://news.classiccars.com/oldsmobile-442/#comment-4772 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:41:41 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/?p=328#comment-4772 4-4-2=4 barrel 4 speed dual exhaust

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1962 Lincoln Continental Presidential limousine by Brian B.https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1962-lincoln-continental-presidential-limousine/#comment-4771 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 03:34:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=69134#comment-4771 Happy to oblige on the “grille” issue. While in the ownership of the FoMoCo, it was common place to “update” a vehicle that was going to be seen and photographed with VIPs. While I am not sure about THIS , Lincoln, I know for a fact that 2 Lincoln convertibles were updated, authorized by my father,(Cal Beauregard). The 1st was a blue convertible updated from 1967 to appear as a 68. The second was updated from a 1967 to a 69, and the original light green was changed to black. Both were used as “Parade Cars” by FoMoCo in NYC, and can be seen in many images of ticker-tape parades during that era. Our family owned the 1962 subject above, and the 1968 parade car. The 1962 has had the red lights ADDED, along with the flag stanchions.These were NOT on the vehicle when used by President Kennedy or the Ford family! Missing in the restoration are the Bell Telephones located in the rear armrest and the front floor, (along with the HUGE electronic base in the trunk & chrome fire extinguisher!)

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