Make School Great Again: 1956 Chevrolet School Bus

If you have ever worked in education, then you know about the obscene amounts of money being thrown at schemes to improve test scores.  The harder everybody works, the less fun the experience is.  Kids need to be excited… more»

Marvin’s Sleeper: 1974 Mercury Comet

A lot of times we just ignore seventies cars.  Those of us that grew up with these cars weren’t really impressed with their performance or their looks.  As a teenager, I was quite a car snob.  I drove a… more»

Return of the Adobe: 1984 Renault LeCar

The French, despite being our longest running allies, are too often the target of jokes told by silly Americans.  Who here among us hasn’t imitated a snooty Parisian waiter or enjoyed laughing at movies that ridicule their eccentric Gallic… more»

Bill Of Sale Only: 1966 Corvette Convertible

Some desirable cars just seem forever out of reach.  Take for example 1963-1967 Corvettes.  Often referred to as C2 Corvettes, these handsomely styled vehicles have always been regarded as special and desirable.  Prices for average C2s with older restorations… more»

The Bear Necessities: 1970 Corvette Coupe

What has four wheels, fender flares, side pipes, candy paint, and an airbrushed painting of a half naked woman next to a bear with huge fangs?  The answer is in the pictures above and below.  This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette… more»

Custom Paint Conundrum: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

It is funny how you can place the design of an object with the decade and culture that spawned it.  One example would be Graceland.  While today we might be a little hard on Elvis for the amount of… more»

Rotary Survivor: 19k Mile 1983 Mazda RX-7

If you haven’t been paying attention, then you probably haven’t noticed the record prices being brought at auction by certain seventies and eighties sports cars.  With a 240Z recently bringing a six digit price, collectors are now scanning the… more»

When Miles Don’t Matter: 1965 Mustang Coupe

The phrase “low miles” is like red meat to a car collector.  The term conjures up visions of perfect cars with little wear because they were only driven to church and the market on Sunday.  This time I think… more»

Brickyard B: 1972 MGB Convertible

From many accounts, one of the most fun collectible cars you can own is the humble MGB.  These simple, four cylinder convertibles handle well, are fun to drive, and affordable.  MGBs haven’t been sold on these shores since 1980,… more»

Coal Mine Canary: 1930 LaSalle Two Passenger Coupe

One of the sadder parts of this job is writing about neat cars that nobody seems to be excited about restoring.  While the market is strong for some prewar cars, the majority of survivors are languishing until they are… more»

Driving Lessons: 1948 Ford Pickup

We all tend to go crazy when we see a well restored old pickup truck.  However, back in the day, these vehicles didn’t get much respect.  Trucks were a tool for work.  The idea of the “Cowboy Cadillac” was… more»

Classic Money Pit: 1933 Pierce Arrow Sedan

It never ceases to amaze me what pops up in the automotive classifieds.  Just when you think all of the rare, exotic, and classic automobiles have been discovered, a car like this 1933 Pierce Arrow Sedan shows up for… more»

Model T Killer: 1925 Chevrolet

Henry Ford had sold millions of Model Ts by the time 1925 rolled around.  Yet Henry was being forced to face an uncomfortable truth.  Competitors, largest of which was General Motors low cost Chevrolet division, were offering more modern… more»

Unique Option: 1998 Corvette Retractable Hardtop

You can count on one thing when you purchase a Corvette: options.  New Corvettes have traditionally offered a laundry list of factory options to make your car anything from a beautiful pussycat to a fire breathing monster on the… more»

As-Is Alternative: 1941 Ford Pickup

As the cost of restoring older vehicles soars past the ability of the average enthusiast to afford, wonderful things have happened as a result.  The first is that stratospheric prices for certain cars have plummeted.  The second is that… more»

Seen It All Now: 1978 (1957) Chevrolet El Camino

If there is one thing that baby boomers love, it is a 1957 Chevrolet.  These iconic cars are almost always seen at car shows, usually complete with a drive in movie tray and a leather jacket and poodle skirt… more»