Alternative Energy: Coal Gas Powered 1931 Ford Model A

On June 22, 1940, the unthinkable happened to the people of France.  It was on that date that the French government under Marshal Henri Petain signed an armistice with Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany.  Before long over half of… more»

Field Find Roller: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

Buyers had to wait until February of 1970 for an all-new, second-generation Chevy Camaro. The pony car was improved in many ways and about 125,000 of them were sold in the abbreviated model year (1970, not 1970 ½ as… more»

One Family Since 1972: 1967 Chevrolet Impala Drop-Top

Two years before the seller’s car was built, Chevrolet celebrated a production milestone that would never be duplicated. They sold more than one million Impalas that year, overshadowing Ford’s new phenom, the Mustang. In 1967, Chevrolet still had a… more»

First Year Fastback: 1965 Ford Mustang

When the Ford Mustang debuted in the Spring of 1964, it was available as only a coupe or convertible. It wouldn’t be until the Fall that the sporty fastback would join the lineup for the full 1965 model year…. more»

BF Auction: 1987 Bertone X1/9

Seeing British manufacturers’ incredible success in selling sports cars in the US market, Fiat did its best to grab a share of that valuable market. The 124 Spider proved to be a success for the company, but was in… more»

Rebuilt Engine and Transmission: 1941 Ford Business Coupe

We live in great times when it comes to automobile reliability.  With long warranties, closer manufacturing tolerances, and commonality of parts even among different makes, it is easy to find used cars with over 200,000 miles on them.  Engine… more»

One Fast Pony! 1971 Ford Pinto Pro Street

You can tell right away that this high-powered pony means business–just look at that pro-stock style hood scoop! Unusually for a car this aggressive, the seller claims that this is a turn-key bracket or street car that needs nothing,… more»

BF Auction: 1988 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Cadillac used a version of the name “town car” for its luxury sedan, the DeVille (French for “of the town”), in 1958 for the 1959 model year, just as rival Lincoln was adding a Town Car model to its… more»

BF Auction: 1973 Volkswagen Transporter Westfalia

There are many ways you can escape daily life’s hustle and bustle. Some choose to camp in the great outdoors in a tent, while others seek five-star luxury. This 1973 Volkswagen Westfalia represents an excellent compromise. This beautifully preserved… more»

V12 Drop Top: 1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible

You can occasionally get accustomed to seeing Jaguar XJSs come up for sale. For years, this has been an entry-level classic for both British car fans and all-purpose vintage car enthusiasts, representing an entry point into affordable exotic car… more»

Museum Quality: 1973 Buick Riviera

Cosmetic imperfections are almost inevitable when a classic has over five decades under its belt. It seems this 1973 Buick Riviera didn’t receive the memo because it is superb. The seller describes it as “museum quality,” and that assessment… more»

Hibernating Since the ’90s: 1974 Jensen-Healey

British automotive manufacturing began its long, slow descent in the 1960s when the UK slipped from the world’s second-largest maker to third. Mergers brought no relief: rather than rationalizing costs across makes, merged companies continued to maintain almost every… more»

Rare 80s Hot Hatch: 1988 Isuzu Impulse

There comes a point in every car enthusiast’s life where you have to draw a line. It’s surprisingly easy to acquire cars once people know you like a certain type of vehicle, and given my odd preference for old… more»

Frontenac OHV Under the Hood: 1920 Ford Model T Speedster

When you hear about the old days, you always get stories of how tough things were.  Like having to walk to school five miles daily in the snow uphill both ways tough.  If you liked to go fast, you… more»

BF Auction: 1980 Triumph TR8 Convertible

The idea of cramming a V8 into a British sports car certainly wasn’t new when Triumph took their TR7 and stuffed a V8 into it to create the TR8, but it sure was a great choice! The TR8 quickly… more»

BF Auction: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Wagon

There are many factors to consider when choosing a classic to park in your garage. Practicality is at the top of the list for many people, and with the demise of domestic Station Wagon production in recent years, vehicles… more»

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