CLASSIC CAR NEWS FROM THE INTERNET

Extremely Rare Cars Found in Dilapidated Barn

Proof that priceless barn finds are still possible emerged from France when elite auction house Artcurial disclosed it had discovered the automotive equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb. Read the whole story at .....http://www.katu.com/news/weird/Extremely-rare-cars-found-in--288151471.html

Classic Cars For Sale In Cuba?

Collectors of classic cars in the U.S. have seen too many movies depicting vintage automobiles on Cuban roads. Due to this, many are harboring dreams of soon discovering the find of a lifetime in Cuba, should relations between the two countries continue to improve. Read the whole article at .....http://www.designntrend.com/articles/32591/20141227/classic-cars-for-sale-collectors-us-cuba-trade-embargo-lifting.htm

Google Unveils "fully functional" driverless car

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced Monday that the newest prototype of its autonomous car is a fully functional vehicle, replete with the steering, brakes, lights, software and sensors needed to make it Google’s first complete prototype for full autonomous driving. Read the entire story with photos at...http://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-unveils-fully-functional-driverless-car-2014-12-22

They're Alive! Cuba's Frankenstein Classic Cars

A classic taxi car cruises the streets of Havana, Cuba.

Justin Solomon | CNBC
A classic taxi car cruises the streets of Havana, Cuba.

About 10 years ago, McKeel Hagerty traveled to Cuba, where the auto enthusiast and CEO of Haggerty Insurance Agency met up with some of the custodians of the country's iconic classic cars. Read the whole story at...www.cnbc.com/id/102283724

 

Cuba's Classic Cars May Be Available, But Are They Worth Anything?

If there’s a product Cuba is famous for—other than cigars—it’s cars. After Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959, he imposed a new law that prevented anyone without government permission from importing foreign automobiles. Read the whole story at...http://time.com/money/3640018/cuba-classic-cars/

After 70 Years, A Forgotten Concept Car Is Finally Coming To Life

Joe Ida was a Tucker dealer for a total of one day in the late 1940s. He bought the dealership in Yonkers, New York, ready to sell the car that would set a new standard for driving in America. But before the tires of the Tucker 48 could even get close to the showroom floor, the company was in legal and financial ruin. Read the whole story at.....http://www.wired.com/2014/10/tucker-post-war/

AP Photos: New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

HAVANA (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league. Read the whole story at.....http://www.godanriver.com/news/world/wire/ap-photos-new-gloss-on-cuba-s-classic-cars/article_88d03269-4756-5535-8676-7394fe6561f0.html

For this Classic Car in Medway, It's All in the Family

MEDWAY - Lisa Robinson has a long history with this 1931 Hudson Essex. In fact, she has her entire life history with this car first owned by her father. The car is now hers and is the subject of this installment of "My Ride, My Story." Read the entire story at...http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141019/NEWS/141016524/11514/NEWS

Marked Cruiser: Invest in Future By Taking A Kid Cruisin

I started my masked Cruisin' adventure Thursday morning with a visit to Cruisin' The Coast's Swap Meet at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. Read the story at...http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/09/5847309_masked-cruiser-invest-in-future.html?rh=1

11 Fastest Street Legal Cars in the World

Despite all the changes that occur in the auto industry on an annual basis, there is one list that won’t see a whole lot of movement: the fastest production cars in existence. You can read the whole story at...http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/10-fastest-road-legal-cars-in-the-world.html/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=feed_auto_desktop&ref=OB

Old Cars Find New Life In The Photographs of Patrick Joust

My father liked any kind of car, it only had to be, well, old. He loved old cars. How I wish he was still with us to see Patrick Joust's photography. He would have loved these photographs. Read the whole story at...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ernest-sweet/post_8410_b_5914180.html

A Vintage Car Museum Revs Up in Hazel Dell

In 1954, 16-year-old Ron Wade fell in love with a 1941 Chevrolet Cabriolet. He bought it, and the car sparked a passion that turned into a career.

Now Wade, the owner of two companies that sell parts for classic cars and hot rods, is hoping to awaken the same kind of enthusiasm in others. Read the story at...http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/oct/05/vintage-car-museum-revs-hazel-dell/

5 Awesome Cars Never Sold in the U.S.

The U.S. might get a wide variety of unique and exotic cars stateside, but we can’t help but think that there are a few cars missing from our shores. Here is our top five. Read the whole story at...http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/03/5-awesome-cars-never-sold-in-us/?intcmp=features

Tim and Chrissy Ervin- A Match Made at Cruisin

Cruisers have a lot in common. They love old cars, hot rod cars, custom cars, street rod cars, rat rods ... you get the idea. So, it's no surprise that many friendships are made at Cruisin' The Coast each year. Read the entire story at...http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/03/5835075_tim-and-chrissy-ervin-a-match.html?rh=1

10 (Potentially) Future Classic Cars Now Selling for Under $20K

With classic cars going at auction for millions of dollars on a fairly regular basis, part of the fun for auto collectors is trying to determine which vehicles available in great numbers now will be worth large quantities of money later. Read the entire story at...
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobiles/10-potentially-future-classic-cars-now-selling-for-under-20k.html/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=feed_desktop&ref=OB

For The Love of Cars

A VINTAGE car can be a fabulous investment, but for real car lovers, owning an historic vehicle is much more than an investment. It's a source of joy ...Read the whole story at...http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/lifestyle/2014/10/01/love-cars-368587

Southern Indiana Man's Classic Car Collection

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Valued at millions of dollars, but the owners say it's priceless. A local family shows off their collection of classic cars. Tucked away in Southern Indiana, you'll find a car collection that would make any enthusiast swoon. "It's mostly rare cars some of them are prototypes," said car collector, Clem Lange. Read the entire story at...http://www.wdrb.com/story/26646593/southern-indiana-mans-classic-car-collection

Last Chance: 4,000 old cars in East Troy to be crushed by winter 2014

When the snow begins to fly this winter in East Troy, Wis., there will be 4,000 less old cars left to give their last bit of parts. - See more at: http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/last-chance-4000-old-cars-east-troy-crushed-winter-2014#sthash.dUpnLe50.dpuf

Heart Stalls For Old Cars

When I moved to Nebraska from Cleveland two years ago, I expected to come face to face with corn, cattle and combines, but everywhere I go, I careen into something else: your affection for restored automobiles. They’re as epitomized here as Elvis. Read the entire story at http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/heart-stalls-for-old-cars/article_cb065c1a-4276-11e4-a769-ef04eb311d00.html

Your Day Is About To Be Wasted By This Classic Car Search Engine

If you spend inordinate amounts of time trolling through the interwebs to find that perfect car you'll never own (hi!), life just got simpler. Read the entire story at http://jalopnik.com/your-day-is-about-to-be-wasted-by-this-classic-car-sea-1588255989

A 100 Year Old Car Remains In Tip-Top Condition

This remarkable car may be over 100 years old – but it’s still in stunning condition and could be yours for £190,000. See the whole story at...http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/motoring/103year-old-car-remains-in-tiptop-condition-11363933177814

1967 Jag Stolen 46 Years Ago Recovered at Port

A 1967 Jaguar XKE sports car stolen from its original owner in 1968 was recovered at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex and it will be returned to its now-82-year-old owner, authorities said today. Read the entire story here...http://patch.com/california/longbeach-ca/67-jag-stolen-46-years-ago-recovered-port#.VBooEBaK3XV

Old Cars and Old Friends

Thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs on Saturday, September 6 to enjoy the 58th Annual Middle Tennessee Antique Car Show. Read the entire story here...http://www.maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1/50640075/Old-cars-and-old-friends

Cobb Creepers Car Club's Love Affair With Classic Car Vehicles Going Strong Since 1960

“We are just guys that love old cars,” said Acworth resident Darwin Stanfield, who has been a member for five years and is the president of the club.

He owns a 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente, a 1966 Ford F100 pickup and a 1940 Ford pickup. Read the entire story at...http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/25777095-Cobb-Creepers-Car-Club-s-love-affair-with-classic-vehicles-going-strong-since-1960

School Students Work on Classic Cars

Technical school in Mississippi is teaching students how to work on classic cars. At this time they are working on a 1958 Chevrolet Impala. See the story at http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/26450929/clinton-students-get-a-classic-car-crash-course

What's The Most Overplayed Classic Car?

The world is filled with weird, wonderful cars. Why do old people keep obsessing with the same boring ones? Read the story here  http://jalopnik.com/whats-the-most-overplayed-classic-car-1632542687

A History of the Shelby Mustang

The original Mustang GT/CS, also known as the California Special, got its start in 1968. This limited-edition vehicle was promoted under the slogan “California Made it Happen,” and although it was only produced in California, it was sold in other markets throughout the Western U.S. With only a few thousand of these vehicles being produced, the California Special is a gem that is sought after by many classic car collectors. Read the entire story at  http://www.oldcaronline.com/blog/classic-cars/a-history-of-the-shelby-inspired-mustang-gtcs-california-special/

 

Jaguar Relives It's Racing Past

 

Jaguar has plans to resume the building of the E-Type sports car racer. The two seat car of the 1960's with it's long hood and great engine Enzo Ferrari called this car " the most beautiful car ever made". read the entire story at http://www.wired.com/2014/09/jaguar-e-type-lightweight/

 

Old Car Owners Have Been Selling Their Cars Abroad Because of New Tax

 

Owners of old cars have been selling their vehicles en masse since the government introduced road tax for older cars at the beginning of this year. Entire story at http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/09/the_owners_of_old_cars_are_sel.php

 

Why Are There No Screaming Deals?

You can’t expect an old car to stay in one garage for very long. One of the dynamics surrounding the old-car hobby is the frequent buying and selling activity that goes on. Selling old cars evokes many thoughts and a few emotions from this corner. The full story can be read at this link...http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/09/04/3829814_doane-yawger-why-arent-there-any.html?rh=1

Mullin Debuts Restored ’31 Bugatti

The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, debuted its restored 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S (chassis no. 50117) at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in mid-August. Read the entire story at http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/show-news/mullin-debuts-restored-31-bugatti

Ferrari 250 GTO Fetches World Record Auction Price

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has become the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it fetched $38,115,000 (£22,843,633) at  Bonhams' Quail Lodge  auction in Carmel, California. Read the whole story at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/classiccars/11036484/Ferrari-250-GTO-fetches-world-record-auction-price.html

Think Carefully Before Restoring Cars

Thinking about buffing up an old rust bucket and making a pile of cash?
Think twice and do your research, says one of North America's top automotive restorers. Read the entire story at http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/entertainment/think-carefully-before-restoring-cars-says-restoration-garage-boss-1.1344887

A Self Driving Car

The nation’s top seller of cars and trucks will offer Super Cruise, a hands-free cruise control, on an unnamed Cadillac in 2016. Read the story at http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/09/08/self-driving-cadillac-brings-industry-closer-to-autonomous-car/.

A Flea Market Beloved by Classic Car Buffs

If you are interested in classic cars, the Barrie Automotive Flea Market was the place to be last weekend. Read the entire story at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/reviews/classics/gallery-a-flea-market-beloved-by-classic-car-buffs/article20474952/

Cape Coral Collector Covets Cool Cars

The seven-stall suite of garages at Peter and Barbara Newton's Cape Coral compound feels more like a museum, sheltering two Flying Ladies, a roaring Jaguar, and a three-pointed silver star.  Read the entire story at http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/cape-coral/2014/09/10/cape-coral-collector-covets-cool-cars/15418271/

Ten Highly Desirable Modern Day Collector Cars

New cars are lousy investments. The moment you drive off the dealership's lot—bang—your vehicle's value drops $2000, $3000—or even $10,000 for the most expensive cars. But is that really the case for every car built within the last 25 years? No way. We found great cars that have solidly maintained their worth, and a few modern cars that have actually become more valuable. Read the entire story at http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/pictures/10-modern-day-collectors-cars#slide-2

 

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