Justified Cult Following: 1966 Volvo PV544 Sport

Some vehicles just develop a cult following.  While some folks tend to gravitate to cars such as Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes for their performance image, other enthusiasts build their love on such virtues as durability, handling, and reliability.  Take… more»

Beachcomber SS Edition? 1987 Chevrolet Silverado

Sometimes vehicles that are the bread and butter of an automaker’s line begin to slow down in sales.  When that happens you will almost always see manufacturers or dealers come out with a special edition of some sort.  Take… more»

Low Mileage Original: 1939 Ford Standard Tudor

While the market swoons over prewar open Fords, coupes, woodies,and Victorias, there were millions of Fords built for basic family transportation that often go unnoticed.  Take for example this 1939 Ford standard tudor being sold on eBay out of… more»

Ford Pickup By Another Name: 1949 Mercury M68

Those fellows from Canada have done it again.  For those of you who are not familiar, there is a seller on eBay that specializes in finding old pickups in Canada, mainly Mercury badged Fords, and offering them to buyers… more»

A Great First Project? 1953 Chevrolet Pickup

I did a write up on a prewar Packard sedan a few days ago, and suggested that its low selling price and lack of desirability to seasoned restorers made it a perfect candidate for a new restorer and/or enthusiast. … more»

Agony and Ecstasy: 1966 Lotus Elan

The Lotus Elan is a study in contrasts. Built as the first Lotus designed exclusively for public roads, the car has attracted a following far in excess of its production numbers. Enthusiasts and writers wax poetically about its other… more»

Good First Restoration? 1937 Packard 115 Sedan

One of the things that hold car lovers back from taking on a restoration is the fear of messing something up.  We are, sadly, no longer a hands on nation.  Still, there is more information out there to help… more»

From Storage To Street: 1941 DeSoto Custom Coupe

We all dream of finding some dusty but solid barn find car in the corner of a building that is just waiting to be put back on the road. A little cleaning, a little fixing, a little tinkering, and… more»

A Pretty Facelift: 1978 MG Midget Arkley SS

Sometimes it seemed that MG just couldn’t catch a break.  While they built some great cars, many remember mistakes like jacking up the ride height on MGBs in combination with ugly rubber bumpers, a lack of investment in their… more»

Restore or Hot Rod? 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

As anyone who has played around with restoring a car knows, the devil is in the details.  It is the little things in a restoration that will inevitably be hard to replace and/or return to new condition.  Think of… more»

Potential Ridge Runner: 1940 Ford Business Coupe

Right up there with Casey Jones, Daniel Boone, and John Henry lives the legend of the ridge runners.  These illegal whiskey hauling wildmen were the precursors to NASCAR and were the root stock of hot rodding in the South. … more»

Grandpa’s Gift: 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe

As time marches on, antique cars, by necessity, get passed on in some way or form.  Most end up sold and the proceeds go to the estate.  Other lucky folks end up being gifted or inheriting a car they… more»

Low Mileage And Original: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

As time goes on, your chances of finding a largely original car become slimmer by the day.  Why is this important?  The clues left behind on an original car, such as finishes, casting numbers, date stamps, etc…, tell the… more»

Full Classic For Peanuts: 1938 Packard Super Eight

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  Twenty years ago, classic car enthusiasts were hunting down mere rumors of classics like this 1938 Packard Super Eight for sale on eBay.  A full Classic Car Club of America eligible automobile, this… more»

Worth $2k? 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

While messing around the house yesterday, shiftless and without direction as usual, I stumbled across a copy of the movie “Used Cars.”  The story of competing used car dealerships owned by two feuding brothers, this car movie classic is… more»

Behind Closed Doors: 1949 DeSoto Sedan

Do you ever wonder what lurks behind those garage doors you pass every day?  Could be box after box of Hallmark Christmas ornaments.  Could be empty.  Or, it could be an old car that has been in extended hibernation… more»