Classic Cars Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

The Kellison J5R a Classic Piece of Forgotten Fiberglass
Review some classic cars that fall into the category of forgotten fiberglass. Learn about events celebrating these fiberglass sports cars from the 50s.

Classic Car Profiles
Want to learn more about your favorite classic car? We’ve put together a resource library that contains great information on a wide variety of car makers and the fabulous models they produced. Take an up close and personal look at the cars that have fascinated millions for the last one hundred years.

See The Best Year for the Classic Pontiac GTO
Review style and safety differences between the last two years of the first generation Pontiac GTO. See an all original 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible.

Resteration Guide For Dismantling Your Classic Car
Dismantling a classic car is a slow and deliberate process. Review this disassembly guide so you can start that restoration project on the right foot.

Profiles of Classic Car Makers E - K
Profiles of Classic Car models E - J Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Ford Muscle Cars, Hudsen, Jaguar, Jensen, Jensen Interceptor

Owning a Classic
There are just as many reasons for owning a classic car as there are classic car owners. Some see it as an investment, others get a feeling of nostalgia, and many believe that their particular classic makes a personal statement about who they are.

The History of the Headlight
We take the car headlight for granted. They even come on automatically on new cars. However, it wasn't always that easy for cars to light up the road.

The Quintessential Red Ferrari 308 GTS
A Ferrari 308 is considered an entry-level Italian sports car. See what it costs to get behind the wheel and maintain a 250 HP V-8 powered Ferrari.

Classic Car Care Tip - Removing Bird Droppings
Is there anything more devastating than seeing bird poo land on your car's nice paint job? Yes, the damage it creates when you remove it incorrectly.

Difference Between the Beetle and Super Beetle
Learn how to tell the difference between a Standard and Super Beetle. Review a brief history about the Volkswagen Bug. Connect with VW organizations.

Boost Your Classic Car Knowledge on About.com
Automotive enthusiasts can gain knowledge, review classic car profiles, browse restoration tips and learn more about historic automobiles.

Restoration Basics
The most important aspects of a show-winning restoration are the quality of the interior, chrome work and exterior body work and paint. These are the details that everyone will see and what judges are most critical about. As with any project, it’s best to get helpful tips from those of us who have been there, done that and made the mistakes.

Pros and Cons of Repowering Classic Muscle Cars
Is the 50-year-old engine in your classic car getting tired? Weigh the pros and cons of upgrading the original motor with a modern powertrain.

History of the Sunbeam
When most car folks hear the name Sunbeam, the first model that may come to mind is the Tiger. But this little car maker broke land speed records and won Grand Prix races.

Sunbeam Tiger British Sports Car with American Power
Let's take a look at the V-8 powered Sunbeam Tiger from the mid-1960s. Find out how much an ultra rare Tiger II is worth at a classic car auction.

All Six Cylinders tested out at 120 PSI
All Six Cylinders tested out at 120 PSI. Page 4.

Got It Started
Got It Started. Classic Cars. Page 5.

Hornets Nests
Hornets Nests found in Mark II Jaguar. Page 3.

Jaguar Fitted Factory Tools
Jaguar Fitted Factory Tools. Classic Cars. Page 7.

Lights and Wiring
Lights and Wiring. Classic Cars. Page 8.

1961 Mark II Jaguar
1961 Mark II Jaguar. Classic Cars.

No Rust
No Rust. Classic Cars. Page 10.

Silt in the Door Panels
Silt in the Door Panels. Classic Cars. Page 2.

The Biggest Surprise
The Biggest Surprise. Classic Cars. Page 11.

The Braking System
The Braking System. Classic Cars. Page 9.

How To Decide Which Car You Should Restore
Choosing a car to restore takes time and research. Here are seven questions you need to ask yourself before you take on any restoration project.

1932 Invica S Carbodies Tourer
1932 Invica S Carbodies Tourer. Classic Cars.

Triumph Spitfire the Affordable British Sports Car
See how the Triumph name got started. Learn about the Triumph Spitfire from 1962-1980. See what these cars go for and if they make good investments.

Buying Advice
If you are a first time buyer of a classic or collector car, you need to go shopping with an arsenal of knowledge. Even the most experienced classic car trader can get fooled unless they follow a tried and true plan of attack. Here's some good ammunition to have on hand.

What is a Numbers Matching Classic Car
An in depth explanation of the term numbers matching car. See how to check if the car you own or intend to buy is in this group of high value vehicles.

The Edsel Automobile – A Legacy of Failure
The Edsel, the wrong car at the wrong time. It was too big when smaller was trending . The name just too strange to be a luxury car didn't help either.

How Many Different Model Cars did Edsel Manufacture
Learn more about the launch of the Edsel line of cars. Review the 7 different models offered. See how much money Ford lost on the ill-fated project.

De Tomaso Pantera the Value Priced Supercar from Ford
Is the Pantera ready to explode in value? See how the Ford partnership with Alejandro De Tomaso created the first American mid engine Italian supercar.

Mid-50s Chrysler 300 Letter Series Cars
The Chrysler 300 is one of the best selling luxury cars. Learn about the first cars to carry the 300 moniker. See an all original 1957 Chrysler 300C.

Profiles of Classic Car Makers A - D
Profiles of Classic Car Models A - D, AC Sports, AC Cobra, Aston Martin, Audi, Austin Healy, Bentley, Citrogen, Daimler, Datsun, DeLorean, Dodge.

Profiles of Classic Car Makers L - O
Profiles of Classic Car Makers L - O, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Morgan, Morris, Nash, Oldsmobile.

Profiles of Classic Car Makers P - T
Profiles of Classic Car Makers P - T, Packard, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Sunbeam, Studz, Studebaker, Toyota, Triumph.

Classic 1953 Studebaker Commander
Learn about the classic 1953 Studebaker Commander. Discover information about the different models offered and a review of current market values.

International Harvester Light Line
Discover the versatility of the International Harvester Light Line trucks. Learn more about the IH Company and vehicles built during the 60s and 70s.

1965 Chevrolet Nova SS Coupe
GM considered the first generation Chevrolet Nova an economy car. In 1965 the 327 engine made the Nova SS one of America's least expensive muscle cars.

Common Mechanical Fuel Pump Problems
Find tips for testing and replacing mechanical fuel pumps on classic cars. Review common bolt torque, fuel pressure and volume output specifications.

Classic Pontiac Star Chief Series
Review the history of the Pontiac Star Chief model. Discover the two most collectible years for Pontiac's top-of-the-line family car from the 50s.

Exhaust Headers Pros and Cons
Do you want high performance exhaust headers on your classic muscle car? Review the pros and cons of installing aftermarket exhaust headers.

The Chevrolet Super Sport Impala
Learn about the first Chevrolet Impala SS. See the big block 409, one of the first engines to produce more than one horsepower per cubic inch.

Dual Feed Double Pump Carburetors
Learn about dual feed double pump high-performance carburetors. See what other performance upgrades enhance horsepower on classic muscle cars.

The Ford Fairlane Skyliner
Review details about the first retractable hardtop automobile. Discover why the late 50s Fairlane Skyliner was abandoned after a short three-year run.

Classic First Generation Monte Carlo
Learn more about the first ever Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. Review production numbers and estimated value of this classic two door luxury coupe.

The First Stainless Steel Car
The Delorean may have been the first stainless steel car that comes to mind in conversation, but it wasn't the first to get on a production line.

Pontiac Motor Company History
Born in 1927 the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors died in 2010. Let’s take a look at the life and times of the once mighty Pontiac brand.

The 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente is Hot
Review interesting facts about the Mercury Comet from the 1960s. Learn about the top-of-the-line Caliente model and how much these cars are worth today.

How to Keep Pack Rats Out of Your Car
We have a garage with six classic cars. Despite being surrounded by pack rats and varmints these automobiles remain safe. See how we pulled it off.

What is a Classic Car
A classic car is really a generic term that can cover many genres of cars worthy of being considered

Top 5 Classic Car Accessories and Trim from the 50s
See factory installed car accessories and unique trim detail not found in cars of the 40s, 60s or 70s. The 1950s was a special time for the automobile.

Craig Jackson on Buying and Selling Collector Cars
Craig Jackson on Buying and Selling Collector Cars. Page 2.

Craig Jackson on Buying and Selling Collector Cars
Craig Jackson on Buying and Selling Collector Cars

Craig Jackson on Barrett-Jackson Ethics and Audits
This interview with Craig Jackson on buying and selling collector cars goes into the auditing after the economic decline, and dealing with competitors. Page 3.

ZDDP - Debunking The Motor Oil Additive Urban Legend
After 70+ years of trouble-free, metal-metal anti-wear protection, the E.P.A. is forcing ZDDP Zinc from domestic motor oil. Is this good or bad?

Chrysler Imperial American Luxury at its Best
Chrysler launched the Imperial line in 1955. Learn about these luxury cars, their unique features and how they stacked up against Cadillac and Lincoln.

The Legendary Pontiac Ram Air 400 Cubic Inch Engines
Review the epic history of the 400 CID Pontiac engine. Learn about the limited edition Ram Air performance option packages offered in the late 60s.

Interesting Facts about Lincoln Continental
Review the history of the Lincoln Continental. See why this car appealed to Presidents and Kings. Learn a few facts about the Mark Series Continental.

First Generation Ford Econoline Pickup
Learn about the first generation Ford Econoline pickup truck and vans. The mid engine, cab over design proved viable in the work truck marketplace.

Is my Classic Car worth Restoring
Have you ever wondered if a classic car in disrepair was worth restoring? Review these ground rules for weighing the pros and cons of the project.

Fourth Generation Chevrolet Impala Holds the Record
The all new fourth-generation 1965 Chevrolet Impala sold more than 1 million units in its first year. Discover why this automobile was so popular.

Antique Cars 1880 Through 1916
Antique cars built from the beginning of automotive development through 1916. They powered these horseless carriages with gas, steam and electricity.

How to Repair Alternator Problems on Classic Cars
If you keep a car long enough, it will eventually have alternator problems. Review tips for diagnosing and repairing alternator issues on classic cars.

Maintenance Tips
Have you dreamed about owning a particular classic car for years but never considered making it a reality because you have no experience in maintaining an older vehicle? Dream no longer! Here you'll find many detailed and easy to use tips to help you have that love affair with a classic without it heading for heartbreak.

World's First Display of All Seven Packard Concept Cars
The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance hosted the world's first display of each Packard Concept Car ever built. You can see each car from here.

Antifreeze - Red, Green or Universal, That is the Question!
Wondering what universal coolant is? Does it belong in your classic car? Here we'll find out what it is and things you need to do before installing it.

First Generation Chevrolet Chevelle Muscle Cars
They built the first generation Chevelle in large numbers. Good for buyers, but bad for investors. See the rare version that's an exception to the rule.

1969 Camaro Yenko Sport Coupe
Uncover detailed information and production numbers for the Yenko Camaro Sport Coupe. See what these cars sell for and if it's okay to go for a replica.

First Year for the Hurst Pistol Grip Shifter
A 4-speed manual transmission operated by a Hurst pistol grip shifter adds value to a classic muscle car. See the first year for this handle option.

Classic Car No Crank No Start
Learn how to deal with a no start condition after storing a classic car. Review helpful tips for diagnosing bad starter relays and external solenoids.

Southwind Heaters, Toasty Warm in 90 Seconds
Are you tired of waiting for your classic car to warm up in order to have your heater start delivering hot air? A Southwind Heater will have you toasty Warm in 90 Seconds.

Three Reasons Classic Cars Need a Carburetor Overhaul
Discover three common internal problems found on vintage car carburetors. Review repair procedures and symptoms associated with these malfunctions.

Hurst Olds Official Pace Car
Learn about the first Hurst Olds Official Pace Car and the race it paced at the Indy Motor Speedway. See when the first Hurst rolled into dealers.

Morgan - The Car That Hasn't Changed for 100 Years
The British car producer Morgan Motor Company has been run by three generations of the Morgan family to present after the company was first formed in 1909, and has stayed alive while other car makers without really changing the way they make a car.

Classic Fourth Generation Cadillac Coupe Deville
See an amazing example of the last full sized Cadillac Coupe Deville. Review background information about Cadillac's strategy in the turbulent 1970s.

Take Care of Your Car's Paint Job
How to take care of Classic Car's Paint - Washing, Waxing,and Polishing Tips for Your Car.

The Inexpensive Way to Begin Collecting Cars
If you want to begin collecting collectable cars, but your budget has a choke hold on choices, get 'em while their not

How to Diagnose Vintage Car Horn Problems
Review common problems and diagnostic procedures for classic car horn malfunctions. Locate vintage parts like relays, contacts and trumpet horns.

Postwar Classic Mercury Eight
See the third-generation Mercury built from 1949 through 1951. Learn more about a 1951 Merc that became one of the most iconic lead sleds ever built.

Chryslers Classic 340 Small Block V8
If you pop the hood on a late 60s Mopar you often find a 318. Try to hold out for a 340 V8 instead. Discover the first year for the super small block.

First Year for the Dodge Challenger RT
A Challenger Hellcat produces over 700 HP. See the first year Dodge built this model. Review option packages that add value to this classic muscle car.

Inside The 455 Cubic Inch Big Block from General Motors
When you pop the hood on a GM muscle car from Buick, Pontiac or Oldsmobile you might find a 455. See how these engines are different from each other.

Classic Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood
Learn about the Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood line of cars. Review average values for some of the rare examples of the first three generations.

1968 Shelby Cobra GT500 Fastback
See what’s different about the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500 fastback when compared to other Shelby Mustangs. Review rare options that greatly affect value.

Classic Chevrolet Nomad Two Door Station Wagon
See how the Chevy Nomad went from concept to full production. Learn about the subtle differences between the Nomad wagon models from 1955 through 1957.

Super Sport Chevrolet El Camino
What is the first year for the Super Sport El Camino? You could get an SS Chevelle in 1966. The El Camino wore the SS badge a few years later.

Chevrolets Task Force Series Pickup Trucks
In 1955 Chevy launched the Cameo half ton pickup truck. This is the first vehicle of its kind that attempted to blur the lines between cars and trucks.

Classics Powered by a 327 Chevrolet with Fuel Injection
Meet the 375 HP Chevrolet Fuelie V-8 with Rochester mechanical injection. Learn how the system operates, how much it cost and when it was available.

Meet the Pacer by the American Motors Corporation
Uncover the history of the AMC Pacer. See how the car got its unusual shape. Discover some limited edition Pacers and how to upgrade to Chevy power.

The 350 HP Turbo Fire 327 Cubic Inch V-8
Review the history of the 327 V-8. Discover what sets this engine apart from the other GM small blocks. See why Chevrolet replaced it with the 350.

The Tenth Anniversary Edition Trans Am
See what is special about the Tenth Anniversary Trans Am and bad things to look out for. Uncover the most collectible of the 7500 total cars built.

Mixture Adjustment Procedures for Classic Car Carburetors
Review basic mixture adjustment procedures for classic car carburetors. Go from bench adjustments to fine tuning air fuel mixtures to pass emissions.

Vintage Cars and Ethanol Fuels
See why classic car owners don't like ethanol. Learn about the pure gas movement and best practices when gassing up a classic for long-term storage.

The Radically Different 1967 Cadillac Eldorado
Review a brief history of the Cadillac Eldorado. See a 1967 model, the first Cadillac to use a chain driven front wheel drive automatic transmission.

Second-generation Ford Galaxie 500 Muscle Car
See the black and red ultimate sleeper car from the Ford Motor Company. Learn about the rare factory lightweight Ford Galaxies from the early 1960s.

High Impact Colors on Classic Muscle Cars
Learn more about the automotive color palette battle from the 60s and 70s. Review a brief history of cars and color choices for the last 100 years.

The Life and Times of the 454 Chevrolet Engine
The 454 V8 born in 1970 had a long run. In fact, Chevrolet still sells brand-new 7.4L crate engines. Find out why this engine stood the test of time.

See why a 1970 Chevrolet SS Chevelle is a Special Car
See what separates the 1970 SS Chevelle from the crowd. See how to identify a 1970 model on first sight and the most collectible Chevelle of all time.

Top 5 Favorite Classic Car Wheel and Tire Combinations
See pictures of classic wheel and tire combinations. Wide whitewall tires with wire wheel caps and red stripe tires with factory mags are two examples.

The Pontiac 326 Cubic Inch V8
If you like classic Pontiac's from 1963 through 1967, you're probably familiar with the 326 V8. Learn more about the engine and where they're found.

The Full History of the Pontiac LeMans
Have you ever seen a GTO and it turned out to be a LeMans or Tempest? Review the difference between the 3 models and see an all original A-body LeMans.

Weatherstrip Replacement on Classic Cars
Review strategies for replacing classic car weatherstripping. Discover where to obtain hard-to-find weatherstrip kits, retainers and specialized clips.

Classic Car Brakes and Master Cylinders
Discover how to diagnose classic car brakes and master cylinder problems. Learn about rebuilding kits and going from single to dual reservoir systems.

Classic International Harvester Pickup Trucks
Take a road less traveled and learn about the collectable trucks from International Harvester. Review history and find IH social groups and clubs.

The Classic 427 CID Chevrolet Big Block
First-generation 427 Chevy engine facts and figures. Discover the limited edition 427 ZL1 anniversary edition crate engine direct from Chevrolet.

Marauder X 100 a Muscle Car by Mercury
Feast your eyes on a beautiful example of a rare 1969 Mercury Marauder X 100. Discover which is faster, a second or third generation Mercury Marauder.

Ford Motor Company Introduces the Maverick
Ford built the Maverick from 1970 through 1977. Discover interesting models built in small numbers like the Maverick Grabber and Sprint special edition.

The Trail Blazing Nash Metropolitan 1500
See an excellent example of a Nash Metropolitan 1500. Review the company's history and learn about the innovative ideas they used to sell the car.

Selling a Classic Car - No Substitute for Cleanliness
We love buying old cars and fixing them up. But that means something has to go to make room for the new arrival. All our cars mean something special to us so when it comes time to sell one, it can be pretty emotional. Properly marketing our cars helps to ease the pain by speeding up the sale and getting a fair price.

When it’s Time to Sell Your Classic Car
We love buying old cars and fixing them up. But that means something has to go to make room for the new arrival. All our cars mean something special to us so when it comes time to sell one, it can be pretty emotional. Properly marketing our cars helps to ease the pain by speeding up the sale and getting a fair price.

When it’s Time to Sell Your Classic Car
We love buying old cars and fixing them up. But that means something has to go to make room for the new arrival. All our cars mean something special to us so when it comes time to sell one, it can be pretty emotional. Properly marketing our cars helps to ease the pain by speeding up the sale and getting a fair price.

When it’s Time to Sell Your Classic Car
We love buying old cars and fixing them up. But that means something has to go to make room for the new arrival. All our cars mean something special to us so when it comes time to sell one, it can be pretty emotional. Properly marketing our cars helps to ease the pain by speeding up the sale and getting a fair price.

Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8
If you find a car with an original Pontiac Tri Power 389 engine, consider it a classic. Discover interesting versions of this song worthy power plant.

History of the Pontiac Bonneville
The Bonneville represented the top of the line automobile from Pontiac for 47 years. Discover some of the most collectible Bonneville's ever produced.

American Motors Corporation from Triumph to Tragedy
The American Motors Corporation survived for 34 years. Review a condensed timeline of events covering the birth of AMC through its final days.

Using Wheel Dollies When Working On Your Car
Wheel dolly manufacturers claim their units will make moving a vehicle around the shop quick and easy. Let's put this to the test on an MG TC Roadster.

History of the Duesenberg
Duesenberg automobiles were thoroughly enjoyed by the rich and famous in the early 1900s. Find out how many are left and who owns four of them.

The Spirit From AMC Lives On
AMC built some interesting cars before its untimely demise in 1988. Review two unique versions of the AMC Spirit. Learn about the AMX Turbo pace car.

History of the AC Car Company
AC is the oldest British car manufacturer with continuous production of cars since 1901. Learn more about the company partnership with Carroll Shelby.

Oldsmobile Dynamic Eighty-eight
See an example of a 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. They only built these cars for two years. See how to tell the difference between a 1959 and a 1960 88.

The Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon
Review a condensed history of the station wagon. Learn about the Mercury Colony Park from the 50s. Discover what killed the wood panel station wagons.

Classic Cars and Electric Cooling Fans
Tired of watching your temperature gauge creep up on your classic car? Then review the details about upgrading to an electronic cooling fan.

Tailgating with a Nine Passenger Chevrolet Impala Wagon
Behold the car that takes tailgating to the next level. See why third row seating made sense. Review engine options available in 1960s station wagons.

Death of the Muscle Car
The short reign of the muscle car came to an abrupt end in the 70s. Review a condensed timeline of events leading to the demise of this golden age.

Brief History of the Pontiac Catalina
Long before the GTO pounded the pavement the Pontiac Catalina ruled. Learn more about the special Catalina that carried the 405 HP 421 CID Trophy V-8.

Survivor and Preservation Class Cars
Discover why preservation class cars are considered more valuable than a fully restored one. See the difference between a barn find and a survivor car.

Aluminum Intake Manifolds and Classic Muscle Cars
Are you on the fence about installing a high-performance aluminum intake manifold? Review reasons to upgrade and some tips to help you succeed.

Dodge Lil Red Express Pickup Truck
When it comes to classic trucks the Dodge Lil Red Express pickup has a lot to offer. Learn about the fastest and most collectable trucks of the 70s.

Jaguar's History of Grace, Pace and Space
For the last six years, Jaguar has achieved top marks in the J. D. Power and Associates Sales Satisfaction Index study, three of those years claiming the #1 spot. But it wasn't always that way for the British marque.

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The Classic E Type Jaguar
Learn about the rise and fall of the E Type Jaguar. Review production numbers and market values for the two door iconic British sports car.

The Story of the AMC Gremlin
Review an interesting story about the birth of the AMC Gremlin. Discover rare option packages and the fastest factory sanctioned Gremlin of all times.

Sagging Springs and Ride Height on Classic Cars
Learn how to measure ride height on cars. Discover how restoring the original curb height can improve the appearance and value of a vintage automobile.

The AMC Rebel a Midsize Masterpiece
Review interesting facts, specifications and details about the AMC Rebel. Discover the most collectible and rarest Rebel models of all time.

Things You Did Not Know About the AMC Javelin AMX
AMC went all in with project Javelin. Review the remarkable achievements of the AMX and the magical year representing the pinnacle of the automobile.

The Hornet Representing AMC in the 1970s
AMC classic cars have a small, but rabid fan base. Review history of the AMC Hornet and learn about a few unique models built in small numbers.

Limited Edition Ford Falcon Ranchero
Learn about the compact Ford Falcon Ranchero. Discover why Ford launched the car and see a rare 4 speed V8 combination offered in small quantities.

Best Practices for Servicing Classic Car Air Conditioners
Put a stop to repeat air-conditioning repairs on your classic automobile. Apply these three best practices and reduce future failures on your car AC.

Maserati Indy America Coupe
The Maserati Indy America is a beautifully appointed limited production Italian sports car. Review the history, market value, and what to look out for.

BMW Isetta a Compact Classic
Learn more about the Bavarian Motor Works version of the Isetta. Explore production numbers and the value associated with the classic micro car.

Collectible 1966 Ford Galaxie 500
Just because a muscle car was mass-produced doesn't mean it's not collectible. Review interesting facts about the 428 powered 1966 Ford Galaxie 500.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible from 1958
See what automotive legend Harley Earl did to the Chevy Corvette Convertible in 1958. Review technical information and features of this historic car.

Studebaker Golden Hawk the Bird of Prey
Discover the most collectible Studebaker Hawk model cars. See the 1957 Golden Hawk bird of prey, said to be the fastest car built that year.

Classic Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Learn about the Rolls Royce Corniche convertible, an automobile with a thirty year history of delivering style and comfort for the super wealthy.

The AMC Rambler American
Find interesting facts about the AMC Rambler American. Review three generations of changes over its eleven year run. Learn about the rarest Rambler.

The Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction
Review three of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. Learn about the cars pedigree responsible for pushing their prices to record levels.

Cadillac Eldorado Classic Cars
Take a look at the first three generations of the Cadillac Eldorado. See the hand built Cadillac Brougham costing more than $13,000 in 1957.

The British Triumph TR6
If you're like me then you remember the Triumph TR6. Discover why they consider the TR6 a sweet spot for collectible yet affordable British sports cars.

Water Pump Problems on Classic Cars
Review some uncommon symptoms of a failing water pump on vintage automobiles. Learn how to extend the service life of your classic car water pump.

Repairing Factory AC on Older Cars
Review diagnostic tips for repairing factory installed air-conditioning on classic cars. Learn about sourcing hard-to-find AC parts for vintage autos.

Air-conditioning Problems on Vintage Cars
Are you having air-conditioning problems with your classic car? Review symptoms, component location and diagnostic tests for failed expansion valves.

AC Compressor Problems on Classic Cars
Review issues that can damage the AC compressor on classic cars. Learn how compressors work and how to test for proper operation of vintage systems.

Specialized Batteries for Classic Cars
Learn how long classic car batteries can last and helpful tips to get you there. See old-school looking batteries with the latest technology inside.

The Birth of the Plymouth Barracuda
Review the rise and fall of the Plymouth Barracuda. Learn more about the first high-performance option package available on the two door Coupe.

Replace the Headliner on Your Classic Car
When a headliner starts to sag, it should be replaced. Learn about the different kinds of headliners and see what's involved in the repairs.

The Rare Packard Caribbean Convertible
The Packard Caribbean is a beautiful and innovative classic American automobile. Review production numbers and a list of desirable optional equipment.

Muscle Cars with Shaker Hoods
Learn which car company used the Shaker hood first in full production. Review common problems and solutions for muscle cars with Shaker hood scoops.

Over 100 Years of Oldsmobile Classic Cars
Discover the turbulent story surrounding the birth of Oldsmobile Motors. Learn about the most popular models and their untimely departure in 2004.

The Dodge Coronet a Solid Performer
Review the life and times of the Dodge Coronet. This car represented the top of the line for its first decade and an entry-level car in its second.

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The Right Tire for Your Classic Car
What happens when you switch your vintage car from bias-ply tires over to radials? Learn how modern tires change the look and the way the car handles.

How to Control Temperature and Noise in your Classic Car
Discover how to bring your car interior restoration project to the next level. Enjoy a vintage look while at the same time increasing comfort.

How to Compression Test Your Car's Engine
Including compression data when selling a classic car can help you achieve the asking price. Learn how to perform the test and evaluate the results.

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

How to Create a Great Restoration Photo Album
A great photo album of your classic car’s restoration process is vital. It's the best way to remember how it came apart and consequently how to put it back together. It's also a good way to share what you have already done your mechanic who may need to finish some jobs. Most importantly, it can provide factual information as proof it was a

1959 Balchowsky Buick
1959 Balchowsky Buick Ol Yeller II at 2008 Goodwood Revival 2008. Page 10.

1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Phaeton
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe Hot Rod "Temptation, the Wicked Lady"
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Double Bubble
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

1951 Jaguar MkV Drop Head Coupe
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Bonhams First Scottsdale Sale Review
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Top Seller of the Day - 1937 Mercedes-Benz
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Bonhams Star Car - The Dietrich Rolls-Royce
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Bonhams First Scottsdale Sale Review
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

1924 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Phaeton
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Testing Vacuum Advance Distributors on Classic Cars
Attention classic car owners, vacuum diaphragms will not last forever. Review symptoms and test procedures for muscle car era vacuum advance distributors.

The Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe
The Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe is another car interrupted by World War II. Review prewar and postwar production numbers and learn about the rarest models.

Entry Level Classic GM Cars
Review of two budget friendly GM cars that can get you in the game. See why these cars are popular at shows and why they could be a good investment.

Removing Rust from Classic Cars
It's time to find out how much original metal is remaining on your classic car. Explore the process and costs of chemical dips and media blasting.

Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe
See why the Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe is popular with the Hot Rod community. View a beautiful example of a 1937 Chevy Business Coupe.

Speedometer Problems on Vintage Automobiles
Discover how the mechanical speedometer operates on classic and vintage cars. Learn how to fix calibration issues and deal with noisy operation.

Classic Cars and Oil Leaks
Learn about problem-solving gasket kits for classic cars. Discover the number one cause of recurring oil leaks and how to check for the condition.

Hemi Powered Mopar Muscle Cars
Learn about the Hemi powered Mopar muscle cars from 1964 through 1971. Review production numbers, HP ratings and market value of the elephant motor.

Installing Modern Automotive Systems on Classic Cars
Can upgrading automotive systems on your classic car destroy its resale value? Find out how the experts feel about restomodding vintage automobiles.

The First Year for the Dodge Charger
See why the first year Dodge Charger hits a sweet spot for car collectors. Only offered for two years, the first-generation had some historical options.

The Rise and Fall of the Buick Super
See a retro modified, 1949 Buick Super Coupe. Discover what a two door Sedanette is and meet the legendary GM designer that created the unique look.

Factory Mag Wheels on Muscle Cars
Original equipment rims can increase the value of a classic muscle car. Learn how to spot the difference between the factory mag and rally wheels.

Classic Chevrolet 3100 Series Pickup Trucks
See the Generals first best-selling pickup truck. Learn about the versatility of the advanced design truck platform and why it’s still popular today.

Chevrolet Bel Air Fifth Generation Cars
The 1961-1964 Chevy Bel Air became one of the most interesting time periods in this car's history. See the end of the two-door bubble top big block.

The Italian Built Fiat X1/9
See how to grab a classic Italian sports car without breaking the budget? Learn about the Fiat X1/9 and why some call it the poor man's Lamborghini.

Selling Classic Cars on the Internet
Review a quick reference guide for selling classic cars on the Internet. See the difference between a consignment service and a listing service.

The Autobianchi A112 Abarth
See a photo of an original 1979 Autobianchi A112 Abarth. Find out what the word Abarth represents in the Italian high-performance automotive industry.

Classic Dodge Dart Swinger
See a classic 70’s Dodge Dart Swinger and take a walk down memory lane. Review the rich history of the Dodge Dart from 1960 through present day.

Classic 1992 Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR
See the difference between a 1992 Ferrari 512 TR and other Testarossa's. Review pricing and potential values. Learn why this car looks familiar to you.

The MG TC Series Roadster
Learn about three generations of the T series MG roadsters. Find out what MG stands for and how WW II hurt and then helped this British sports car.

A Special Year for the Ford Ranchero
When it comes to the Ford Ranchero there is one year that’s very special. See why this car is coveted by collectors and loved by Ford muscle car fans.

Third Generation Chevrolet Nova Super Sport
Learn about some of the most interesting Chevrolet Nova SS cars ever produced. Discover what a Yenko Super Coupe is and how much they go for.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
The tri-five second-generation Chevy Bel Air is one of the most notable cars built by the General. See what made her special and what movies she’s in.

Classic Cars and Starter Motors
Read this before you replace another starter motor on your classic car. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a permanent magnet gear reduction starter?

Ford Sportsman Super Deluxe Woody Convertible
Henry Ford II liked the style of a hand built wooden body. See why Hank the Deuce decided to build the 1940s Sportsman Super Deluxe Woody convertible.

What Makes a 1971 Plymouth Cuda Special
Discover why a 1971 Plymouth Cuda is unique and valuable even without the Hemi option. Uncover why this model is an excellent buy and hold investment.

Porsche 356B 1600 Super Roadster
See pictures of a 365B Super Roadster. Review the history of the first Porsche sports car. Learn how to obtain a Porsche certificate of authenticity.

External Voltage Regulators on Vintage Cars
Learn how an external voltage regulator works on vintage cars. See symptoms of failed parts and options for replacing a classic voltage regulator.

Buick Riviera the Third Generation
The Buick Riviera sold like hotcakes until the third-generation launched in 1971. Was it the aerodynamic boat tail design that caused sales to plummet?

Austin Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8
Discover why the Austin Healey 3000 Mk III is so fun to drive. Learn how to verify factory installed options and obtain heritage trust certificates.

Generators or Alternators for Classic Cars
See the difference between a generator and an alternator. Learn about upgrade kits and alternatives when your classic car needs more electrical power.

Classic First Generation Ford Falcon
Feast your eyes on the most collectible first generation Ford Falcon. Learn about the Falcon platform design and the available models from 1960-1963.

Fourth Generation Ford Thunderbird
Learn more about the fourth-generation Ford Thunderbird personal luxury car. Discover the subtle differences between T birds from 1964 through 1966.

First Generation Ford Thunderbird
Review features and benefits of the first-generation Ford Thunderbird. Learn more about the F code cars, the most collectible T Bird of all time.

The Stutz Blackhawk Series Classic Luxury Cars
They built 600 Stutz Blackhawk cars from 1971-1987. The first one went to the King, Elvis Presley. Find out more about this car and who else drove it.

The Firebird Trans Am Hood Emblem
When you see that classic Firebird hood emblem you know what kind of car you're looking at. Learn about the iconic decal and how important it is.

Top 5 Muscle Car Engines
The muscle in muscle cars, refers to engine power. Write down five engines you associate with your favorite cars and compare them to this top 5 list.

Jaguar XK150 British Sports Car
Find out why some of the most revered automotive aficionados consider the Jaguar XK150 a must-have for any serious car collection.

Cranks but No Start Classic Cars
Review a step-by-step guide on how to properly diagnose a classic car that cranks over normally, but refuses to start.

The 442 Oldsmobiles Muscle Car
Learn about the Oldsmobile 442. See how it evolved into a refined, yet brutish muscle car that was competitive in the horsepower race of the late 60s.

2012 Classic Car Events
Find out about all the 2012 Classic Car News, Auctions and Events.

Monterey's 2012 Annual Classic Car Auction Results
The Monterey Peninsula during classic car week every August is one of the most exciting places to be for any automotive enthusiast. Not only is there the most prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but five major classic car auctions that never fail to break world record prices for rare and historic automobiles.

Spark Plug Wires for Classic Cars
Learn to test secondary ignition wires with an automotive meter. Uncover the truth about when high-performance spark plug wires are definitely needed.

Classic Car Distributor Problems
If you own classic cars chances are they have a distributor. Review basic operation, symptoms, common distributor problems and solutions.

Classic Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz has achieved classic car status. Review common problems, pictures, and engine history of this ground breaking Cadillac.

Crosley Corporation Subcompact Cars
Learn about the surprising automotive innovations the Crosley Corporation unleashed on its American built cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Lessons Learned at the Barrett Jackson Auction
Automotive enthusiasts never stop learning about the hobby. Review three lessons learned from the recent Barrett Jackson collector car auction.

Classic Car Ignition Systems
See how to upgrade classic car ignition systems with modern parts while maintaining the original look. Increase reliability while preserving the past.

The Second Generation Dodge Charger
See one of the most popular Chrysler products ever produced. Discover why the 1968-1970 Dodge Charger is the hero car in so many TV shows and movies.

2009 Scottsdale Arizona Classic Car Event Schedule
2009 Scottsdale Arizona Classic Car Events,Classic Car Auctions

How to Buy a Future Classic Today
There are many exciting 2008 cars being produced. So how do you decide which one to buy if your goal is to hold onto it for 25 years, and have it worth more than you orginally paid for it.

2010 Scottsdale Arizona Classic Car Event Schedule
If you have ever attended a Scottsdale, Arizona Annual Classic Car event in January, you know that pre-planning your trip is of the utmost importance. Here's the 2010 schedule to help you do just that.

Radiators for Classic Cars
Should you repair or replace defective radiators on a collectible car? Review tips and testing procedures that can help make the decision easier.

Fiat Spider Model 1200 TV
The Pininfarina designed Fiat Spider 1200TV is considered an affordable high-end Italian sports car. Learn more about this budget friendly convertible.

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1957 Golden Hawk in Red
Picture of a flawless red 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk showing off large amounts of beautiful chrome trim. Spear moldings and bumper bullets 50s style. Page 6.

Studebaker Hawk
See a Pair of Studebaker Hawks at the local car show. Admire the chrome trim, dual exhaust and chrome bumpers. Page 4.

Studebaker Hawk Pictures
See the 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk from a right side view. The hood is up, but you can still see the large oval shaped grille. Page 3.

Supercharged Bird of Prey
The Studebaker standard V8 engine with the bird of pray performance package upgrade. See the original belt driven supercharger and factory accessories. Page 2.

The Sky Power V8 Engine
What is the most common engine found in the performance oriented Studebaker Golden Hawk. The Sky Power V8 was found in many Hawk model cars. Page 5.

The Studebaker Hawk
Green and White 1957 Golden Hawk by Studebaker Motor Company

Studebaker Hawk Pictures
See pictures of classic Studebaker Hawk automobiles. Images include engine compartment pictures and some desirable Hawk color combinations.

Inspect and Rate the Paint, Glass and Trim
Inspect and Rate the Paint, Glass and Trim. Page 2.

Inspect and Rate the Interior
Inspect and Rate the Interior. Classic Cars. Page 3.

Inspecting and Rating the Mechanics
Inspecting and Rating the Mechanics. Page 4.

Rating the Authenticity, Special Features and Desirability
Rating the Authenticity, Special Features and Desirability. Page 5.

Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car
Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car

Inspection Check List for Classic Cars
When we are considering a car as a potential purchase, we always use this car inspection checklist.

Classic Car - Maintenance Tip and Storage
For those of you who live in snowy climates, you may have to store your cars as long as four to six months. Here are some storage tips.

Understanding the Condition Rating System
While sorting through the trade magazines, classified ads and internet auctions; understanding the terminology used to rate a cars condition will help you determine the cars market value and what price you should pay. Here's a tip to understand the 100 Point and Six Category classic car condition rating system used by the most popular classic car value guides.

Classic Car Insurance Reviews
Before you go out and look for the best classic car insurance quote there are several things you need to decide. What are your expectations? Will you be driving the car year round, or is it a

Dodge Charger Third Generation
Take a virtual ride in a third-generation Dodge Charger. Available with a 426 Hemi, 440 six-pack and air grabber hood scoop this car is collectible.

Can Waterproof Car Covers Prevent Rust?
We received an email from Derek R. who was madder than a wet cat when he recently removed the

A Vehicle Title Bond, Who Does it Protect?
In last week's post, Buying a Salvaged Car Without a Title, we replied to a question we received about how one would go about getting an untitled vehicle into

Have Your Car Appraised on TV


Grateful Dead Bus “The Tour Rat” History Uncovered
Classic Cars.

Classic Car Videos on YouTube
If youve haven't visited the YouTube website yet, maybe your maiden voyage should be a search through some of the classic car videos folks have posted there.

Now You Can Chrome Your Plastic Parts!
On Sunday mornings, we like to wake up with a cup of tea and have the TV tuned into My Classic Car on the SPEED Channel. Our favorite part of the show is when

1925 Round Door Rolls-Royce at the Petersen Museum
Classic Cars.

Vintage Mini Classic Cars
Enjoy an educational synopsis of the classic Mini Cooper. From its birth in the late 50s it was meant to do a job but accomplished much more.

427SC Shelby Cobra Replica
Learn about the 427 Shelby Cobra replicas and kit cars. Review the history of the original AC Cobra and the difference between a replica and a kit car.

Chevrolet 3100 Sedan Delivery
Discover why the post war Chevrolet 3100 Sedan Delivery hits a sweet spot in the truck collector market. Review production numbers and market values.

Repairing Automatic Transmission Cooler Lines
Do you have classic muscle cars with leaky or rusted transmission cooler lines? Review efficient ways to repair leaking cooler lines on vintage cars.

Solve Choke Problems on Classic Cars
Discover how to diagnose and repair carburetor choke problems on classic cars. Learn about critical adjustments and how to source replacement parts.

Power Steering Problems on Classic Cars
Learn to solve complex problems with power steering systems on older and classic cars. Discover how to find rare power steering replacement parts.

Classic Car Auctions
Auctions are the second largest avenue for classic car sales - many are highly publicized and televised such Barrett-Jackson and Pebble Beach. Although those venues may not be the best choice for the first time buyer, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of classic car auctioneers from which to choose.

Classic Car Photo Gallery
Classic car owners love to look at cars. In our Photo Gallery, you can gaze at a wide variety of cars for hours of viewing pleasure. Next time you’re at a car show, make sure to take a few pictures and send them to us. We’ll try to post as many as we can for everyone to enjoy.

Adding AC to a Classic Car
Tired of sweating in your classic car? See what it takes to add air-conditioning to vintage autos. Review problems and prices with installation kits.

Before You Buy a Classic Car
You won't find this information in car magazines, but every classic car owner will agree with these 7 important aspects to consider before you purchase your classic.

Glossary of Classic Car Terms and Definitions
Classic car glossary of terms and definitions that you'll need to know in order to understand and communicate properly.

Learn About Classics
Classic car enthusiasts like to see cars, but they also like to learn more about them. Discover what makes a car worth collecting and how to find them.

History of the Trabant Classic German Automobile
November 9, 2009 marked the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and if any of you have been watching some of the recent documentaries to celebrate the event, you may have noticed a particular little car keep showing up.

Finding the Right Classic Car
The most common ways to shop for a classic are newspaper classifieds, car trader publications and Internet sites. You could even hire a broker to do the search for you. But figuring out which source will work best for you will save valuable time and money.

Restore Car Leather Interior
A step by step guide to repair and restore your car's leather interior.

Restore Your Car's Leather Interior
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Restoring Worn Leather Classic Car Interior
Restoring Worn Leather Classic Car Interior

Restoring Worn Leather Classic Car Interior
Restoring Worn Leather Classic Car Interior

Profiles of Classic Car Makers U - Z
Profiles of Classic Car Makers U - Z, Volkswagen, Volvo

Classic Car Publications
There is no shortage of Classic Car Publications available to the enthusiast. You can find magazines for a specific genre such as Mopar, Corvette and Mustang. But if your trying to decide which classic car is right for you, we suggest looking at publications that cover a wide variety of automobiles for sale.

Buyers Guide
These are a few of our favorite places we go when we need automotive manuals, parts and accessories for our classic cars.

Insuring Your Classic Car
Making an informed decision when purchasing the right insurance plan for your car will protect both you and your investment. The first time you file an insurance claim is not the best way to find out how well you're covered.

Owners Show and Tell
Classic Car Owners share stories and pictures of their beloved cars.

Classic Car Product Reviews
Whether its for cleaning, polishing or repairing, find out what car products live up to their claims and which ones don't.

Book Reviews
Looking for a gift for a car enthusiasts or collector? You can never go wrong with giving them a book about cars. Here's some examples that we think are particularly good reading.

Got Rust? Try Converting It to a Protective Seal
The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration project, we found using rust converters in the form of brush-on liquids to be an attractive alternative.

How to Start a Car That’s Been in Storage
Cars that have been resting peacefully for a long period of time don't take kindly to an abrupt wake up call. They will be as nasty as a grizzly bear prematurely jolted out of hibernation and you will pay the price of their wrath. So just curb your excitement of getting behind the wheel of your sleeping beauty and follow these steps to get a happy ending.

How to Start a Classic Car That’s Been in Storage
Whether a car has been sitting for 3 months or three years, certain steps must be taken before you can just fire it up and head down the road, especially if you want to ensure many happy motoring experiences with it.

How to Start a Classic Car That’s Been in Storage
Whether a car has been sitting for 3 months or three years, certain steps must be taken before you can just fire it up and head down the road, especially if you want to ensure many happy motoring experiences with it.

How to Start a Classic Car That’s Been in Storage
Whether a car has been sitting for 3 months or three years, certain steps must be taken before you can just fire it up and head down the road, especially if you want to ensure many happy motoring experiences with it.

Determining the Market Value of Your Classic
Whether you’re buying or selling a classic car, you will want to determine its fair market value. Publications such as the Old Car Buyers Guide, Hemmings or NADA's Classic, Collectible and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide & Directory are a good place to start. Their price guides rate a car's value using 6 categories according to their conditions that range from “pristine” to “basket case”.

Inspect and Rate the Exterior of the Car
Inspect and Rate the Exterior of the Car

Inspect and Rate the Paint, Glass and Trim
Inspect and Rate the Paint, Glass and Trim of your classic car.

Inspect and Rate the Interior of the car
Inspect and Rate the Interior of the car

Inspect and Rate the Mechanics of a Car
Inspect and Rate the Mechanics of a Car

Rating the Authenticity, Special Features and Desirability of a Car
Rating the Authenticity, Special Features and Desirability of a car

How to Determine the Market Value of a Classic Car
How to Determine the Market Value of a Classic Car

Checking the Battery of a Stored Classic Car
Whether a car has been sitting for 3 months or three years, certain steps must be taken before you can just fire it up and head down the road, especially if you want to ensure many happy motoring experiences with it.

Got Rust? Try a Rust Converter.
The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration project, we found using rust converters in the form of brush-on liquids to be an attractive alternative.

Got Rust? Try a Rust Converter.
The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration project, we found using rust converters in the form of brush-on liquids to be an attractive alternative.

Got Rust? Try a Rust Converter.
The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration project, we found using rust converters in the form of brush-on liquids to be an attractive alternative.

Got Rust? Try a Rust Converter.
The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration project, we found using rust converters in the form of brush-on liquids to be an attractive alternative.

History of the Volkswagen - The Peoples Car
Under the orders of Adolf Hitler, the VW Beetle was initially designed to provide cheap transport for the hard working German masses.

Collector Car Theft Deterrents
Protecting your Classic Car from would be thieves can be as easy as installing a battery cut-off device, or you can go high tech with a global tracking device. We suggest both, and a few others.

Prevent Your Classic From Overheating
Keeping your older car from overheating and leaving you stranded can be easy if you follow our preventative maintenance tips on a regular basis.

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype - Classic Cars
In 2011 at Gooding & Company's Monterey auction, it won the honored title of being the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
Commissioned by one of California’s wealthiest and most eccentric residents, this Duesenberg Model J Coupe was conceived without concern for expense. Page 4.

Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction
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Car Restoration Projects – Planning and Purchasing
It's not the fun part, but essential to every restoration. Don't think about writing a check or getting your hands greasy until you have taken these steps.

How to Buy Insurance for Your Collector's Car
Insuring classic and specialty cars can be confusing for the first time buyer, because how you cover the car depends on how you're going to use it.

What Makes it a Classic?
A classic car is really a generic term that can cover many genres of cars worthy of being considered

RM Amelia Island 2011
RM Auctions, the official auction house of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, returns to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Florida on March 12, 2011. Now in its 13th year, RM’s Amelia Island sale will have over 100 quality motor cars will cross the auction podium during the single-day sale, spanning a century of automotive design, from a series of early Brass Era cars to British and American road and racing cars and European sports cars.

The Walter Mitty Challenge
The Walter Mitty Challenge was started by Atlanta-area road racing enthusiasts in 1978 who were looking for a safe place to unleash their machines and put their “foot to the boards”. Road Atlanta which is recognized as one the world’s best road courses was the obvious choice.

The Houston Classic Car Weekend
The Houston Classic Auction Weekend takes place on Saturday, April 30th at The Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas and will once again run in conjunction with the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, which this year celebrates another anniversary—100 years of Indianapolis Racing. The latter is scheduled to run from April 30th through May 1st and represents the largest collection of classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats to be assembled together anywhere in the world.