American Classic Cars

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70k Original Miles: 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

The 1988 model year was significant for Chevrolet because it was the last where buyers could order a rear-wheel-drive Monte Carlo SS. These cars became largely ignored as the motoring world dragged itself from The Malaise Era, but tidy… more»

Driving Project: 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S

Some enthusiasts will hesitate when confronted with the notion of completing another person’s unfinished project build. That is understandable because doing so represents venturing into the unknown. However, this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S shows promise. Most of its rust… more»

Parked Since 1977: 1951 Hudson Pacemaker Custom

Have you ever imagined how different the American automotive landscape could have been if a few cards had fallen differently? If Hudson had access to a Ford or GM budget post-war, could it have continued to produce innovative cars… more»

Barn Find: 1967 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

Finding a nice-looking Dodge Dart GT convertible in a barn has to be one of life’s greatest pleasures. I know, a Lamborghini Miura or some other multimillion-dollar supercar would probably be better, but it’s hard to go wrong here…. more»

Camper Included: 1959 Chevrolet Apache Pickup

1959 was the last year the Chevrolet Task Force trucks were in production, but not before a successful run that began in 1955 when it eventually replaced the tried-and-true Advance Design that dated all the way back to 1947,… more»

Vinyl Top Or Not? 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

They (whoever “they” are) always say to buy the nicest example you can find rather than restoring a vehicle yourself. I’m not that smart, sadly, and if I were smarter, I’d jump on this absolutely gorgeous 1979 Cadillac Coupe… more»

1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 5-Speed

Sometimes, there are vehicles right in front of us that have strong potential to become collectible yet we just don’t see it at the time. I’m sure any number of us can recall a vehicle or vehicles we wis… more»

1 of 3,761: 1988 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

I often feel like convertibles get dinged on overall value because they don’t look as good as the hardtop version. There’s usually some awkwardness tied to how the soft top stows underneath the tonneau cover, which looks bulky and… more»

Show and Go: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Wagon

The Corvair wagon was a weird idea. All manner of Corvairs were selling well in 1961, but the new Lakewood wagon – not so much. With the motor in the rear, the cargo floor was high. This diminished the… more»

Faux Patina: Restored 1947 Harley-Davidson FL

If ignorance is bliss, I spent decades as one of the happiest people on the planet. I used to view Harley-Davidsons unfavorably, failing to understand that these are more than mere motorcycles. Owning a Harley is a lifestyle choice,… more»

30k Original Miles: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS SLP

Those of us who lived through The Malaise Era can confirm what a miserable period it was automotively. Once potent muscle cars had developed the ability to turn gasoline into noise, and the best way to extract decent acceleration… more»

Big-Block Hauler: 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40 Special

Tow vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the ideal hauler for heavy machinery or a motorized “toy” can be challenging. That’s where this 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40 rides to the rescue. It is an incredible custom… more»

No Reserve 1968 Mercury Cougar 390

Undeniably, some cars seem capable of ticking the right boxes and generating interest better than others. The First Generation Mercury Cougar is a perfect example because it took years to emerge from the shadow cast by its Mustang cousin…. more»

440/4-Speed: 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

Some cars are positively yawn-inducing, while others can leave you breathless. This 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II fits into the second category courtesy of its presentation and drivetrain combination. The company didn’t offer the 440ci V8 in 1965, but that… more»

First Year Wide-Track: 1959 Pontiac Catalina

Pontiac was on the move in 1959, the suspender-wearing stodginess of old was gone (though I wouldn’t consider the ’58 edition to be stodgy), and “Wide Track” was in. Pontiac was making way for what would eventually become the… more»

First Year R/T: 1967 Dodge Coronet

The Dodge Coronet was already well into its fifth generation by the time 1967 rolled around, but it wasn’t until this year that a new R/T model was introduced, which was available as either a convertible or hardtop and… more»