Solid and Stately: 1954 Lincoln Capri 4-Door Sedan

For model year 1954, Lincoln’s styling showed minimal changes from a new look introduced in 1952. About the only story to advertise was on the performance side where the restyled and faster Lincolns had won the Mexican Road Race… more»

24k Mile Original Survivor! 1950 Packard Eight Sedan

The decade of the Fabulous ’50’s didn’t start out well for the Packard Motor Car Company (and wouldn’t end well, either). By 1950, Packard was losing ground in the luxury car field to rival Cadillac in sales as well… more»

No Reserve, 67k Mile Survivor: 1973 Volkswagen Thing

Just in time for pumpkin season is this Pumpkin Orange 1973 VW Thing. I can’t get over how clean, original, and solid (and rust free) it is considering the rough life these convertible breadboxes often led. If you wanted… more»

One Owner Survivor: 1965 Lincoln Continental Sedan

I’d love to know the full story behind this beautiful ’65 Lincoln Continental four-door sedan. The seller only gives the most basic of basic details in the ad: “Very clean, all original one-owner car. 55k original miles.”  The supplied photos… more»

Original Driver: 1992 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

No, this pretty blue Mustang wasn’t photographed on a steep incline or upgrade. For some reason, the seller took only portrait mode photos (maybe he/she has a landscape photo mode phobia) and most feature the Mustang at an extreme… more»

Ready New Owner: 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

Set the wayback machine to 1976 and all a couple needed to celebrate the Bicentennial in style was a blue leisure suit and blue polyester pantsuit to compliment the Firethorn Red and white Landau vinyl top of this ’76… more»

Rare Drop Top: 1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible

The front cover of the 1960 Studebaker Lark sales booklet is a curious one. The atmospheric nighttime photo shows a well-to-do couple (he’s in a tux, she’s in a flowing red evening dress) casually leaning against a Jonquil Yellow… more»

Very Clean and Very Green: 1978 Ford Pinto Runabout

As a former Pinto owner (my twin brother and I received a new, rather stripped down, Pinto MPG Wagon in 1975 from our generous parents because we were going away to college), it’s hard at times to realize that… more»

Sat 24 Years Under Trees: 1952 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup

This cool old Chevy farm truck has potential – and patina – written all over it. It’s from Central Kansas, was last registered in 1999, and was rescued from a tree row where it had sat for more than… more»

Rare Cat: 1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Cobra Jet

For 1971, Ford’s Mustang got a new longer, wider, and overall bigger look. That also meant its Cougar cousin from the Mercury side of the family got the same since it shared much of its body shell with the… more»

No Reserve: 1969 Ford F-250 Ranger Camper Special

Camper Trucks became more mainstream (no pun intended) in the mid-1950’s and were good options for the outdoorsman type, especially fishermen, who could pull a boat and camp off-road in their slide-in camper without roughing it. They’re still being… more»

Mist Green Mopar: 1973 Plymouth Duster

I was a senior in high school in 1973, the year this Duster came out. Since I lived across the street from school, I fortunately had to walk through the student parking lot to get to our school’s main… more»

Dusty Red Ragtop: 1948 Chrysler Convertible

Doesn’t this look like the quintessential barn find? A stylish 1948 Chrysler Convertible with just the right amount of dust and patina on its faded red paint and tan canvas top. The listing by the seller as a “1948… more»

A “Temple on Wheels:” 1989 Nissan President Hearse

I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of a Nissan President. Nissan introduced their expensive, flagship, top-of-the-line luxury vehicle in 1965, some two years ahead of its rival, Toyota, and their Century luxury vehicle. At the… more»

America’s First Luxury SUV: 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Today, you can chose from a slew of large, luxury SUV’s. But 40 years ago, this was the only luxury SUV on the market. I’ve always liked these Grand Wagoneers (a great name by the way) that had an… more»

Styling Proposal Prototype: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

UPDATE 10/25/2023: Some classics will cross the auction blocks, exceeding the seller’s and the market’s expectations. Others simply don’t make the grade. Judging by the reader’s feedback from when this article initially went live, I suspect many will be… more»