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His First Car Was a 1967 Chrysler Newport; 32 Years Later, He Got This Identical Survivor
His First Car Was a 1967 Chrysler Newport; 32 Years Later, He Got This Identical Survivor

12 Jun 2024, 20:47 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The first drive at age 17 branded a man’s heart forever with a convertible Newport he bought in 1973; in 2005, he found one just like it, and he still has it

 
Rare 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer Sat 37 Years Untouched, Now Lives Again With a Hemi Heart
Rare 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer Sat 37 Years Untouched, Now Lives Again With a Hemi Heart

8 Jun 2024, 17:53 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Coronet was Dodge’s money-making nameplate in ‘57, with over 160,000 units; only 3,300 came with a ragtop - this restored stunner is the best-looking of all

 
1960 Survivor Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Is Absolute Eye Candy, Had One Owner Since 1975
1960 Survivor Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Is Absolute Eye Candy, Had One Owner Since 1975

5 Jun 2024, 20:02 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Biarritz was the convertible body style within the high-end Eldorado series, and it accounted for more than half the model’s production in 1960

 
1956 Buick Special Has Nice Treats Under the Hood, Shows How Great America Used To Be
1956 Buick Special Has Nice Treats Under the Hood, Shows How Great America Used To Be

4 Jun 2024, 15:25 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / A two-owner car sold in 1995 to the current caretaker has garnered nearly two times more miles in the last 29 years than in the previous 39

 
Original Owner One-of-One 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Sports Huge Three-Speed Surprise
Original Owner One-of-One 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Sports Huge Three-Speed Surprise

27 May 2024, 15:27 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / One of the ten test prototypes used to dial in the 428 Cobra Jet Mustangs in 1967 was bought by a Ford engineer who still owns it to this day

 
At 12k Miles, This Former Street-Racing 1969 Charger R/T Is Too Original for Casual Drives
At 12k Miles, This Former Street-Racing 1969 Charger R/T Is Too Original for Casual Drives

24 May 2024, 21:58 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Ordered new by a man who wanted to race more than he wanted to start a family, the Dodge later became his ‘casual family dinner’ car

 
1961 Impala Bubbletop Is No SS, Hides a Nice Surprise in Its Ashtray (and Elsewhere)
1961 Impala Bubbletop Is No SS, Hides a Nice Surprise in Its Ashtray (and Elsewhere)

22 May 2024, 21:22 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Sometimes, a well-executed restomod looks just as nice as the original, and what’s not to like about this splendid example?

 
1959 Pontiac Catalina Is an Original Gem, a Big Surprise on Its V8 Might Trigger Ford Fans
1959 Pontiac Catalina Is an Original Gem, a Big Surprise on Its V8 Might Trigger Ford Fans

17 May 2024, 20:58 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Catalina was Pontiac’s most popular model when the car debuted in 1959, with almost 60% of the total production and pushing the GM division to 4th overall

 
1970 Ford Torino Cobra Has Had One Owner in 54 Years; the 429 CJ V8 Shakes Cool Feature
1970 Ford Torino Cobra Has Had One Owner in 54 Years; the 429 CJ V8 Shakes Cool Feature

15 May 2024, 20:55 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Bought new off the dealer's lot, the car stayed with its first owner through a rough marriage, a nasty divorce, better and worse; the Cobra Jet is mean as ever

 
1974 AMC Matador Coupe Flexes AMX Vibes, Sports a Super Rare Option Featured in NASCAR
1974 AMC Matador Coupe Flexes AMX Vibes, Sports a Super Rare Option Featured in NASCAR

13 May 2024, 21:50 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Matador was AMC’s replacement for the Rebel and also the company’s first take on stock car racing, where it won five rounds between 1973 and 1975

 
Flop to Fabulous: 1958 Edsel Corsair Is a Survivor Arizona Gem With Surprising Mileage
Flop to Fabulous: 1958 Edsel Corsair Is a Survivor Arizona Gem With Surprising Mileage

9 May 2024, 11:41 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Until February 2024, this four-door hardtop had the same owner; it runs and drives like it’s ready to steal the show again, seven decades after its epic failure

 
Super-Rare 1967 Olds 442 With W30 Muscle Smokes Tires Any Day of the Week, Twice on Sunday
Super-Rare 1967 Olds 442 With W30 Muscle Smokes Tires Any Day of the Week, Twice on Sunday

26 Apr 2024, 20:16 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / 500 units of the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 442 were sold in 1967, and this example will turn heads and start conversations without giving a damn

 
10k-Mile Family Heirloom 1966 Buick Wildcat Is So Original It Still Rolls On Factory Tires
10k-Mile Family Heirloom 1966 Buick Wildcat Is So Original It Still Rolls On Factory Tires

20 Apr 2024, 16:15 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The car lived most of its life in Alaska, but it looks as if it just rolled off the assembly line; it is at its second owner, the grandson of the original buyer

 
Man Restores 1953 Bel Air Convertible in the 80s, Buys It in 2005, Drives It to This Day
Man Restores 1953 Bel Air Convertible in the 80s, Buys It in 2005, Drives It to This Day

15 Apr 2024, 23:02 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Mostly forgotten due to its 1955 and later brethren, the 1953 model stands out as the inceptor that lit the fire on the Bel Air craze from the ensuing decades

 
Car Nut Supreme: Man Waits 57 Years for His Dream Car, a 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Survivor
Car Nut Supreme: Man Waits 57 Years for His Dream Car, a 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Survivor

13 Apr 2024, 10:03 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The owner of this 57k-mile original car has owned over 300 cars in his life, including a Superbird, a Boss 429, and some rare R-code 427-8V 1967 Comets

 
The First Owner of This '69 AMC Ambassador Shot Seven Presidents, Don't Assume a Thing
The First Owner of This '69 AMC Ambassador Shot Seven Presidents, Don't Assume a Thing

8 Apr 2024, 22:20 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The all-original automobile has 125,000 miles, an impeccable service record, and every single option offered by AMC in 1969

 
1960 Chevy Biscayne Would Have Hellcats Running Up Trees With Its 496 V8 and NOS Manners
1960 Chevy Biscayne Would Have Hellcats Running Up Trees With Its 496 V8 and NOS Manners

5 Apr 2024, 21:23 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The most unassuming sleeper ever is a displacement monster that will arm-wrestle itself in the mirror and still win both hands tied in the trunk

 
Name a Better Looking Classic Than This Daily Driver 1967 Thunderbird 429, I'll Wait
Name a Better Looking Classic Than This Daily Driver 1967 Thunderbird 429, I'll Wait

4 Apr 2024, 11:45 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / A true car guy by trade (he is a mechanic), Kelly Castle bought a ’67 T-Bird as his first car in 1980; he now owns five - one 429 is his day-to-day car

 
1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood V8 With Historic Legacy V8 Engine Was Cheaper Than You Think
1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood V8 With Historic Legacy V8 Engine Was Cheaper Than You Think

29 Mar 2024, 22:00 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Only 1,053 Hornets were assembled for the 1956 model year by Hudson, with production being split between Packard-powered and AMC-powered examples

 
19-Year-Old Saved Money for Three Years To Buy a New 1969 Mercury Cyclone GT He Still Owns
19-Year-Old Saved Money for Three Years To Buy a New 1969 Mercury Cyclone GT He Still Owns

27 Mar 2024, 21:58 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / After buying his dream car and driving it for seven years, the man parked the Mercury and didn’t use it until 2023, following a complete restoration