The shell of a 1968 Ford Mustang fastback found recently near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula is indeed the “jump” car used in the movie Bullitt. That much has been verified by Mustang expert Kevin Marti of the Marti Report. Continue reading
Three iconic pieces of California custom-car culture take center stage next month on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as the Historic Vehicle Association displays the latest vehicles to be commemorated and recorded in the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register and archived in the U.S. Library of Congress.
The privately owned cars will be shown at separate times during the month in the HVA glass case on the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art for passersby to see and admire. Continue reading
(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.) Continue reading
Spring has sprung, so it’s time to dust off the ragtop and go cruising. What, still covered in snow? Be patient because the warm weather will come. It always does.
The Pick of the Day is an homage to spring and rebirth, a baby-blue 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint convertible that’s about certain to make you feel young again. And this car’s youthful appearance is genuine; it is a 53-year-old survivor still wearing its original glossy paint and with just 51,500 miles on its odometer. Continue reading
Goodguys Rod and Custom Association made a visit to Scottsdale, Arizona, last weekend for the eighth annual Spring Nationals car show. The event attracts hundreds of classic cars from Arizona and surrounding states. Continue reading
Ask the experts about still-affordable cars that are moving at a pretty good clip toward becoming more expensive collectible cars, and a consistent response is Fox-bodied Mustangs.
A convertible with a retractable hardtop might be no big deal these days, but back in the ’50s, that was the latest and greatest feat of automotive technology. Ford’s 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner wowed the crowd when its hardtop folded automatically into the trunk with the push of a button.
The Pick of the Day is the third and final year of Ford’s daring retractable, a 1959 Galaxie Skyliner. Actually, you can take your pick with its name – this was the year that Ford’s top-of-the-line cars oddly said “Galaxie” on their rear fenders and “Fairlane 500” on their trunks. Continue reading
At a recent Daily News @ ClassicCars.com editorial staff meeting, we got talking about cars that were hot when they were new that somehow seem to have disappeared from consciousness. The first example we discussed was the Ford Taurus SHO.
Which got me to wondering whatever happened to the SHOs and were there any advertised for sale on ClassicCars.com. So I searched and found exactly one — this 1993 Ford Taurus SHO being offered by a classic car dealership in Coral Springs, Florida. Continue reading
A trio of modern classics from the U.S. and Italy led the bidding at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Los Angeles collector car sale, where 283 vehicles sold for more than $9.3 million, a strong result for a first-time event and despite the rainy weather.
The two-day auction held at the Fairplex in Pomona, an iconic location for Southern California hot rodders and customizers, also included the sale of 116 pieces of Road Art automobilia. Continue reading
Not only are they sought-after collector cars, but a trio of 1960s Ford Mustangs will be offered without reserve this week when Leake Auction Company stages its annual Oklahoma City sale, starting Friday.
The cars are a 1966 Shelby GT350H, a 1968 Shelby GT500KR and a 1969 Ford Boss 429. Continue reading