15K Miles! 1958 Chrysler New Yorker

It’s whammer-jammer time! Today’s review of a significantly outsized car covers this bodaciously beautiful 1958 Chrysler New Yorker. There’s no shortage of chrome or stainless trim but there is a deficit of mileage – and that’s a good thing. … more»

Bouyancy is Important: 1960s Amphicar

Looking back through automotive history you can find an example of just about every crazy idea you can think of.  For example, numerous companies are making the news as they try to be the first to market with a… more»

No Reserve: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Tribute

With the value of genuine examples of classic muscle cars climbing beyond the reach of mere mortals, many enthusiasts are turning to tributes as a viable alternative. This is understandable because a well-executed vehicle offers a similar ownership experience… more»

Recently Restored: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The line between a restoration and a refurbishment can often be blurred. I have always considered the term “restoration” only applicable to classics returned painstakingly to their original form, while refurbished covers every other eventuality. Some enthusiasts don’t agree… more»

400-Powered 1978 Pontiac Grand Am

The sporty Grand Am was an on-again, off-again model at Pontiac during the seventies and early eighties, seeing only moderate sales numbers for the period, but later went on to achieve a successful spot in Pontiac’s lineup beginning in… more»

Solid Project: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

Some classics are designed to provide outright performance, while others offer unparalleled luxury. This 1972 Corvette delivers the best of both worlds. It is not the most potent example available during that model year, but the drivetrain and desirable… more»

F355 Engine Equipped: 1978 Ferrari 308

The Ferrari 308 spent many years being a bit of an unloved car when found in driver condition. I liken it to the reputation of the modern-day Porsche Boxster, which is still a respectable car when found in good… more»

Pocket Rocket: 1991 Daihatsu Mira J Turbo

Well here’s something you don’t see every day in the U.S., or ever. Most of us know the name Daihatsu for its trucks or possibly for the short-lived (in the U.S.) Charade or 4×4 Rocky. The company makes fantastic… more»

Two-Owner 1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

The second-generation Pontiac Firebird enjoyed a 12-year run, so by 1979, you’d think the auto would be little changed. Nope, they gave the pony car a styling refresh with a more aerodynamic front end. The Esprit was the “luxury”… more»

Original 4-Speed: 1973 Chevrolet Camaro

The seventies were a difficult time for domestic automobile manufacturers.  These once giants of industry were constantly hit with challenges such as multiple fuel crises, government regulations, and tough financial times.  Many times they zigged when they should have… more»

Rare COPO 427 V8! 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

If you wanted to get a 427 cubic inch V8 in a 1969 Camaro, you had to work with your dealer to custom order one for you. This went through COPO (Central Office Production Order), a special-order system that… more»

Aluminum 427: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

No signs of barn dust sully this immaculately restored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, but the animal under the hood contains more than 400 horses. With dealers like Canonsburg, Pennsylvania’s Yenko Chevrolet ordering up COPO (Central Office Production Order) Camaros with… more»

Fresh From Storage: 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe Project

Finally, an exotic that hasn’t seen a 100-point restoration. Gooding & Company is representing this 1969 Maserati Ghibli coupe at no reserve in its December 8th Geared Online auction. The bidding has reached $61,000 – still well under the… more»

Very Important Plymouth: 1967 Plymouth VIP

In 1965, Ford introduced a luxury version of its full-size car, the Galaxie 500. Dubbed the LTD, Ford’s marketing department advertised that it rode as quietly as a Rolls-Royce. Others quickly jumped on the bandwagon, with the Chevrolet Caprice… more»

Still in the Barn: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

In 1978, the Pontiac Trans Am was riding a sales crest that started with the mid-1977 movie, Smokey and the Bandit. That black Trans Am driven by Burt Reynolds brought buyers into Pontiac dealers who saw demand grow by… more»

More Than A Roller: 1972 Dodge Charger SE

One of Dodge’s hottest cars in the late 1960s was the Charger. It sold nearly 225,000 copies in 1968-70 and it was popularized in the movies (Bullitt) and later on television (Dukes of Hazzard). A redesign would come in… more»