Right Hand Drive Barn Find: 1953 Riley RME

OK, it’s old British car time and today’s subject is a 1953 Riley RME. We have covered the Riley marque before but they’re hardly an everyday occurrence and my familiarity is very fleeting. A New England barn find, this… more»

40k Original Miles: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The First and Second Generation Chevrolet Chevelle remain strong performers in the classic market, even if they don’t wear an SS badge. That is especially true if the car in question is a low-mileage and unmolested survivor. That is… more»

Barn Find Mopar: 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury

When Chrysler’s “Forward Look” cars began hitting the showroom floors in the Fall of 1956, they looked nothing like what the rest of the industry was offering. Longer, wider, lower, sleeker, and loaded with tailfins, that’s what describes the… more»

Parked Two Decades: 1970 1/2 Ford Falcon

A period Ford advertisement said that the 1970 1/2 Ford Falcon was “Bigger and stronger to help you save in comfort.” I’m not quite sure what that meant and I don’t even know if Ford knew what this car… more»

Dad’s Restoration: 1955 Studebaker Champion

The Studebaker Champion was built between 1939 and 1958 across five generations. It was often the entry-level model, such as in 1955 when the car was the gateway to either the Commander or the President. This era produced some… more»

21k Miles! 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

With the success of the Falcon in the early 1960s, Ford determined there was now a void in their line-up for a car that was bigger than the Falcon but smaller than the Galaxie. So, a mid-size automobile was… more»

Master Barn Find: 1939 Chevrolet DeLuxe

Here’s a neat discovery, it’s definitely a barn find and this 1939 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe is a two-door sedan as opposed to the usually found four-door – it seems that examples with only two are more popular. Said to… more»

Rare 1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro 5-Speed

As the last year for the Audi 200 model and the one-and-only year for the 20-valve DOHC turbo Quattro car in the US market, this 1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro sedan is somewhat rare to see today. The… more»

Nailhead V8: 1964 Buick Wildcat

From 1963 to 1970, the Wildcat was Buick’s performance-oriented full-size car. Its name was derived from a series of concept cars on display in the 1950s. The Wildcat was retired going into 1971 as the focus shifted from muscle… more»

Original Paint: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Both Ford and Chevrolet rolled out restyled automobiles in 1955 as the competition between the two companies was greater than ever. The Fairlane was the top-line Ford, a counterpoint to Chevy’s Bel Air. And the Fairlane Victoria and Crown… more»

360 V8? 1964 Chrysler 300

From 1955 through 1965, Chrysler offered the “Letter Series” 300 automobiles, which were built for performance and to be stylish, both at the same time. Chrysler further capitalized on the latter by introducing the “Sport Series” of the 300… more»

Buried Alive! 1963 Chevrolet Corvair

The Corvair was Chevy’s first foray into the compact car market of the 1960s. Unlike the Chevy II that would soon follow, it was unorthodox by Detroit standards. It had a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine that led to sales of… more»

Excess or Success? 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

In the 1950s the American public was under the spell of the space race. To indulge this obsession, auto designers saturated cars with jet turbine shapes -repeated in fronts, interiors, and rears. Customers also sought luxury in a way… more»

Assembly Required: 1966 Chevy II

The Chevy II was the second compact launched by the company in the 1960s. As the Corvair, with its air-cooled, rear-engine set-up was unorthodox by Detroit standards, Chevrolet went with a smaller version of a conventional car in 1962… more»

Promising Packard: 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper

World War II was a life changer in so many ways, not the least of which was separating well-run automakers with an instinct for the right decision-making from their mediocre peers with a ton of “try” but not much… more»

Parked For 25 Years! 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

When a manufacturer hits upon a winning formula with one of its models, it is common to stick with that formula for an extended period. Volkswagen subscribed to that theory with the Beetle. It remained in production for an… more»