Comments for Classic Car News https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.14 Comment on Driven: 1970 Buick Electra 225 Custom Limited Sport Coupe by robert malekhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-1970-buick-electra-225-custom-limited-sport-coupe/#comment-5194 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:20 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=93171#comment-5194 The electra was no more a muscle car than a new rolls Royce, even though it can do a 5 sec 0-60. This is only one example of many. Just because a car can accelerate quickly DOES NOT make it a muscle car. It is a shame to hear of people who abuse their cars by driving them DIFFERENT than the manner in which they were manufactured to be used. Any wonder most of them are gone ?! I own a 72 stage 1 gs conv, a 73 455 centurion and a 71 455 gs. I never drive the centurion as if it were a gs. I respect, not abuse the car I drive by driving the car for the purpose it was intended for, imho.

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Comment on Stirling Moss reunites with Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by Geoffrey Osborne Whittenhttps://news.classiccars.com/stirling-moss-reunites-mille-miglia-winning-300slr-amelia-island/#comment-5193 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:50:32 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=29916#comment-5193 The “greatest race” was the 1935 Grand Prix won by Nuvolari The 1935 event was considered to be one of the greatest motorsports victories of all time. Italian legend Tazio Nuvolari, driving a hopelessly outdated and underpowered Alfa Romeo against state-of-the-art Mercedes and Auto Unions drove a very hard race in appalling conditions. After a dreadful start, he was able to pass a number of cars, particularly while some of the German cars pitted. But after a botched pit stop that cost him six minutes, he drove on the limit, made up that time and was second by the start of the last lap; 35 seconds behind leader Manfred von Brauchitsch in a Mercedes. Von Brauchitsch had ruined his tyres by pushing very hard in the dreadful conditions and Nuvolari was able to catch the German and take victory in front of the stunned German High Command and 350,000 spectators. The small 42-year-old Italian ended up finishing in front of eight running Silver Arrows. Second placed Hans Stuck was two minutes behind Nuvolari.

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Comment on Trivia Answers by Zen C.https://news.classiccars.com/trivia-answers/#comment-5191 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:45:25 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?page_id=102252#comment-5191 Ford Mustang history of the name:

“R.H. Bob Maguire, my boss, and I were looking through a list of names for the car. I had been reading about the P-51 Mustang airplane and suggested the name Mustang in remembrance of the P-51, but Bob thought the name as associated with the airplane was too ‘airplaney’ and rejected that idea. I again suggested the same name Mustang, but this time with a horse association because it seemed more romantic. He agreed and we together selected that name right on the spot, and that’s how it got its name.”

From “Mustang Genesis: The Creation of the Pony Car” by Robert A. Fria

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Comment on Trivia Answers by Zen C.https://news.classiccars.com/trivia-answers/#comment-5190 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:41:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?page_id=102252#comment-5190 John Dillinger and Henry Ford article: http://jalopnik.com/5531311/the-real-history-of-john-dillinger-and-henry-ford
Ford was not his favorite car to own, which WAS a Hudson Terraplane, but it was his favorite to steal. He expressed that it was the way he was able to get away from “the coppers.”

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet El Camino by Mary Louhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1964-chevrolet-el-camino/#comment-5186 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:23:50 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91942#comment-5186 Is this car still available?

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Comment on Pre-auction estimates exceeded at Bonhams’ bike sale by Paul DiNatalehttps://news.classiccars.com/pre-auctions-estimates-exceeded-bonhams-bike-sale/#comment-5185 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:07:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102640#comment-5185 about 10 years ago i bought from a friend a 1956 triumph 500 flathead motorcycle for 900 bucks that had only 38 miles on the speedometer. my friend had bought it in 1974 from a shop that had it in the original crate. It was the last of the hardtails in british army green. he decided to get rid of the 6 volt battery system and install a magneto to power the bike. well he disasembled it after riding a day or two and it sat in his garage until i saw it and made a offer to buy it. well after putting oil in the cylinders and letting it soak for a week,i began to realize the motor was mint and only tires and the fuel system would need to be tinkered with and replaced the rubber tires and battery. the bike started up and it was not as fast as a regular 500 triumph t100 type bike. i also could not kick start it easily,because i am getting old and not as strong as i used to be. It also needed a new compression release valve which was hard to get for easier starting so i made a quick 1 g profit after my parts and labor bills and sold it for under 5g…. it was a great looking but slow bike.

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Comment on Pick of the Week: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner by Frank Desideriohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-week-1957-ford-fairlane-500-skyliner/#comment-5184 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:14:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=32193#comment-5184 Drove my convertible to work in New York City from Brentwood Long Island. Driving home it started to rain, pushed the button and half way closed it locked up. Here I was 40 plus miles from home
Soaking wet pulled off the freeway looking for someone to help me…………..not one person would stop . So here I was , a 19 year old with a BRAND new car with a convertible, hours later I I pullled in to my garage sucked all the water out of my car had the Ford Dealer fix the top and that weekend I sold it back to the dealer. Never had a convertible again.

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Comment on What will be the fate of this Fast and Furious car at auction? by Morleyhttps://news.classiccars.com/will-fate-fast-furious-car-auction/#comment-5183 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:24:20 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102012#comment-5183 Why do they even bother????

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Comment on Mecum readies for 30th anniversary Original Spring Classic sale by Dean Prevoloshttps://news.classiccars.com/mecum-readies-30th-anniversary-original-spring-classic-sale/#comment-5182 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:49:13 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102305#comment-5182 Dana Mecum has built a great family business and each event has special cars as well as “ordinary” cars for any car enthusiast. I attend several each year, I have sold and bought cars there, and have always enjoyed the experience. I also appreciate the background story if Dana’s Dad. Great article.

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Comment on Historic ‘last Hudson dealership’ becomes National Hudson Museum by Malcolm GRAHAMhttps://news.classiccars.com/historic-hudson-dealership-becomes-national-hudson-museum/#comment-5181 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:44:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=23014#comment-5181 I visited the world’s last Hudson dealership when my buddy and I spent the whole (northern) summer of 2015 on a boys’ tour of USA’s motor museums. There are a few Corvairs and Hudsons here in New Zealand but everything else in the building(s) were cars we’d only ever read about or seen on film. The whole trip was a great experience but, for me, Ypsilanti was a highlight.

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Comment on Mustang Boss 429 muscle-car icons head to Indiana auctions by Spirithttps://news.classiccars.com/mustang-boss-429-muscle-car-icons-head-indiana-auctions/#comment-5180 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:48:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102387#comment-5180 It’s really funny seeing Boss 429 Mustangs bringing in such big $ now when absolutely NOBODY wanted them when they were new, and dealers who put them on the floor usually ended up taking a bath on the actual sale price…mostly because the Cobra Jet 428’s were faster, lighter, easier to tune, could be optioned like a normal car and handled better. Oh, and one other thing; it was cheaper.

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Comment on Mustang Boss 429 muscle-car icons head to Indiana auctions by Chuck Gratzhttps://news.classiccars.com/mustang-boss-429-muscle-car-icons-head-indiana-auctions/#comment-5178 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:04:36 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102387#comment-5178 If the Royal Maroon 69 Boss 429 is KK – 1454 that’s my old car !

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Comment on Supernatural surge: ’67 Chevrolet Impala most searched for car by mike thomashttps://news.classiccars.com/supernatural-surge-1967-chevrolet-searched-car/#comment-5177 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:57:44 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91447#comment-5177 Don’t beat yourself up. There are very few people looking for a 67′ Impala. They can’t keep talking about Tri-Five Chevys 69 Boss Mustangs and 70′ Hemi Cudas or people loose interest.

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Comment on Trivia Answers by Anthony Carbonihttps://news.classiccars.com/trivia-answers/#comment-5176 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:05:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?page_id=102252#comment-5176 To say the Ford Mustang was named for the P-51 is a bit of a misnomer, since the plane was named for horse. It’s kind of like the chicken and egg conundrum.

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Comment on One-off Tojeiro Climax coupe headed across auction block by Spirithttps://news.classiccars.com/one-off-tojeiro-climax-coupe-headed-across-auction-block/#comment-5174 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:38:42 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102290#comment-5174 What “Coventry Climax” engine are we talking about?

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Comment on Trivia Answers by clarke steelehttps://news.classiccars.com/trivia-answers/#comment-5173 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:37:07 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?page_id=102252#comment-5173 Actually John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal was a Hudson Terraplane. In fact he actually owned a Terraplane as they were known for speed. https://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/john-dillingers-terraplane-revisits-his-childhood-home/?_r=0

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Comment on Rewind: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro by Ed Fisherhttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1967-chevrolet-camaro/#comment-5172 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:49:18 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102164#comment-5172 RE: The Article about Georgia Military Academy. Etc. Just to Clarify. There is or was a Georgia Military Academy in College Park,Ga. I attended it in the late 40`s and 50. This is not affiliated with Riverside or at least it wasn`t.
Wish I could attend the Show,but I`m geographically undesirable,In Arizona.

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Comment on Supernatural surge: ’67 Chevrolet Impala most searched for car by Bruce Vaccarohttps://news.classiccars.com/supernatural-surge-1967-chevrolet-searched-car/#comment-5171 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:04:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91447#comment-5171 This article just makes me sad. Last summer, I needed to part with MY beloved 67 Impala fastback (ermine white 2-door, with total restoration at great expense) and nearly had to end up giving it away, and since I had hardly any interest at all from potential buyers, I have no idea where they get “most searched for.” I had hardly any interest from potential buyers, even though it was priced right. After reading this I’m sorry that I let it go for the 23K. I lost my shirt on it, wish I still had it now.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1941 Cadillac Series 61 by Joe carionehttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1941-cadillac-series-1/#comment-5169 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:58:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=86698#comment-5169 how much to bye and more info

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1953-mercury-monterey-convertible/#comment-5164 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:34:25 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102239#comment-5164 Thanks for the correction, Mark. I changed the beginning to reflect your information. – Bob

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible by Mark Nohnerhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1953-mercury-monterey-convertible/#comment-5163 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:19:54 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102239#comment-5163 Sorry but check your sources when you refer to any outside information.
“Mercury Blues” is a song written by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, and first recorded by Douglas in 1948.[1] The song, originally titled “Mercury Boogie,” pays homage to the American automobile. The song was also recorded by numerous other artists including Steve Miller Band (1967, David Lindley (My favorite-1981), the Finn Pave Maijanen (1987), Alan Jackson (1993), Meat Loaf (2003) and Dwight Yoakam.

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Comment on Pick of the day: 1972 Jeep Commando by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-jeep-commando/#comment-5162 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:22:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101161#comment-5162 Larry, you need to contact the seller: https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-jeep-commando/#more-101161

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Comment on Pick of the day: 1972 Jeep Commando by Larry Martinhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-jeep-commando/#comment-5161 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:52:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101161#comment-5161 We live in Green Valley, Arizona. Our daughter and her family live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We just left there, and are back in Az. We looked at a 69 Commando that was rebuilt, red color. They were asking 13,000. Your pictures look great, but, what is you best price? We would be bring it to Az. Thank you for any reply! Larry Martin

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1975 BMW 2002 by Norm Reyhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1975-bmw-2002/#comment-5159 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:28:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102179#comment-5159 Love these cars, had a ’76 that saved my butt when I got hit hard. This one is the nicest one I have ever seen…. Good job ! Great, well thought out automobile !!

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Comment on Pick of the Week: 1959 Chevrolet El Camino by Ron Canedohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-week-1959-chevrolet-el-camino-2/#comment-5158 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:24:56 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=33455#comment-5158 I have an 87 I’ve been working on for 11 yrs but i would love to have this 59 . My Dad had a 59 two door sedan with this exact setup . this relly takes me back in time.

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