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Footnote to footlights: The DeLorean is a star yet again

Would the DeLorean DMC-12 be anything but a footnote in automotive history had it not played a key role in the 1985 movie, Back to the Future?. Sure, the car was different, what with its stainless-steel gullwing coachwork designed by none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro, its re-engineering by Colin Chapman, and, of course, its founder, former Pontiac executive and father of the GTO John DeLorean, and his subsequent prosecution (persecution?) on drug charges, of which he was acquitted.
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AutoHunter Spotlight: US Forestry Service 1954 Chevy 3100

Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1954 Chevy 3100 that spent its early years working as a forestry trunk in Washington and Oregon. According to the seller, the previous owner gave the Chevy a refresh after it entered retirement, included were a...
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How to detail your car like a pro: a step-by-step guide

(Editor’s note: During the month of September, we’re publishing a series of articles about selling a collector car. In a repost of a MotorAuthority story published last year, Joel Feder shares a step-by-step guide on detailing your car – a must-do task for getting your car ready to sell.) For...
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Is our automotive future being revealed at German shows?

Instead of the Frankfurt Auto Show, Munich is hosting the IAA 2021 show as well as an IAA Mobility showcase looking at all sorts of sustainable mobility solutions. Automakers are using the events to unveil concept vehicles, including those below:. Audi’s private jet for the roadway. Calling it “the private...

Pick of the Day: 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet, a high-performance droptop

Interest and values have been rising for Porsche’s front-engine transaxle models, so-called because of their gearbox/rear-driveline combination, which enhances weight balance. Most of the focus today is on the 944-series models such as the Pick of the Day, a 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Little Britain, Pennsylvania.
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AutoHunter Spotlight: 2016 Porsche 911 GTS anniversary edition

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America in 2016, Porsche manufactured 60 special 911 GTS Club Coupes to go to 60 fortunate PCA members. Making these rare 911s stand out is the unique Club Blau paint and a vintage-styled ducktail rear spoiler. While these special edition...
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It’s back to The Bridge, but for car show, not for racing

One of the most fabled of American sports car racing circuits was Bridgehampton, on New York’s Long Island, where cars raced on public roads from 1949 until 1953 and then from 1957 to 1999 on a purpose-built race track used by Can-Am, Trans-Am and even NASCAR events. Part of the...
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The VW Beetle successors that never were

In 1974, the Volkswagen Golf launched as the replacement for the Beetle, but prior to that, several other attempts were made to replace the iconic Bug. VW recently put together a press release showing the Beetle successors that never were. More than 70 potential replacements or variants of the Beetle...

Auburn auctions report very high sell-through rates

The annual Labor Day weekend collector car auctions in Auburn, Indiana, reported nearly 100 percent sell-through rates, with Worldwide Auctioneers at 98 percent and with sales of $17.6 million and with RM Auctions at 97 percent and reporting total sales of more than $15.8 million at its event. The auction...
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Actress’s car tops Bonhams Beaulieu auction

Actress Jean Simmons’ 1949 Bristol 420 drophead coupe was the top seller at Bonhams MPH auction at Beaulieu, England, where the pale green convertible sold for $221,126. The car had been a gift to the actress from co-star and future husband, Stewart Granger. Theirs were among only 24 such cars produced by Bristol. Although used extensively in promoting their film, Adam and Evelyn, the car had been driven only 32,000 miles.
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Breitling recalls ‘60s Corvette, Mustang, Cobra with new watches

Three timepieces inspired by classic American sports cars from the 1960s were unveiled as the Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Capsule Collection at the recent Geneva Watch Days. The watches look back to the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Shelby Cobra, which the watchmaker calls “three icons of the American...
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Pick of the Day: 1955 Allard Palm Beach powered by a Jaguar engine

If you are looking for a sports car that is eligible for weekend club drives, concours events and vintage rallies, one that stands out as something different, rare and with a great history in racing, yet is still somewhat affordable, the Allard that serves as Pick of the Day should be on your list.
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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1976 Dodge D100

Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction house driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1976 Dodge D100 Royal Sportsman 4WD pickup fitted with custom accessories. “Dodge D-Series pickup first debuted in 1961 on the Chrysler AD platform, offered in both two-door and four-door body styles,” AutoHunter notes in the truck’s listing. “A second generation was rolled out in 1965 and a third in 1972, offering increasingly rounded fenderwells and an overall design language that mirrored some of Chrysler’s car lineup of the time.”

Who drives their classics the most each year?

How much do you drive your classic or collector car?. As you might expect, companies that insure such vehicles try to keep a very close eye on how far those vehicles are being driven each year. Hagerty’s manager of valuation analytics, John Wiley, admits his team spends “a lot of...
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Learn to write a car description like a pro

(Editor’s note: During the month of September, we’re publishing a series of articles about selling a collector car. Today, collector car auction Barrett-Jackson shares tips for writing a spot-on description of your car.) Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words – and photos of your vehicle are vitally important...
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