1948 Tucker 48

If I had a wayback machine, I can think of no one I would more like to buy a beer for than Preston Tucker

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The name Tucker strikes a chord in the heart of every true car enthusiast. One of the final hand-built models to roll off the line, Tucker no. 1043 is probably the last car to be fully restored out of 47 total Tuckers remaining today. Upon completion Read More

1938 Lincoln Zephyr Street Rod

The ringmen worked this sale hard, and at its dramatic conclusion the owners were high-fiving as though they’d just won the lottery

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The Zephyr Street Rod on offer here is one of the most famous street rods ever created. This custom, all-steel Lincoln Zephyr three-window coupe was nationally selected by Goodguys and judged winner of “America’s Most Beautiful” Street Rod award.

Designed and built by America’s top street Read More

1967 Plymouth Satellite Hemi Convertible

Values of original Hemi cars with solid bodies and accurate restorations have been steadily moving into the stratosphere, with $200,000 no longer unheard of for the right cars

Chrysler Corporation swears that it never produced any Plymouth Satellite Hemi convertibles in 1967, despite the fact that two have surfaced in recent years, one as-yet-unrestored production model and this 1967 “pilot” car.

Custom-built at the St. Louis assembly plant, this Satellite Read More

1933 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria

As the Depression raged, the market for these cars turned as dry as the Oklahoma dustbowl

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Cadillac’s introduction of the magnificent V16 in 1930 sent the competition reeling. While others were working on new V12s, Cadillac leapt right past them. Then in 1931, while they were still struggling to respond, Cadillac introduced its own V12, creating an unbeatable lineup of engines-V8, V12, and V16.

In 1933, Cadillac gave the Read More

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71

Corvettes are among the most well-documented collector cars on the planet, so there’s no excuse for not knowing exactly what you’re buying

Long considered a modern classic, the Sting Ray’s aggressive lines and sleek profile were perfectly suited to its role as GM’s image leader. In the late 1960s, the big block Corvette was the king of the road. Although expensive, with a sticker price of over $5,000 as equipped here, the Read More

1932 Ford Ricky Nelson roadster

This is the real thing, in a sea of fiberglass-bodied imitators with their ubiquitous 350 Chevy V8s and TH400 transmissions

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If this channeled ’32 roadster looks familiar to nostalgia-prone baby boomers, it is because it’s the same car that David and Ricky Nelson drove in a memorable episode of the Ozzie and Harriet television series. Legend has it, young Ricky desperately wanted to buy the car with some of his Read More

1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air Convertible

I saw the book of bills the seller had assembled, and the claimed $120,000 spent on restoration was well documented, if a bit outrageous

Of the more than 77,000 GTOs built in 1968, fewer than 10,000 were convertibles. The meticulously restored GTO pictured here has only 68,000 original miles and features several factory options, including Hurst shifter, power windows, power steering, power antenna and trunk release. Under the hood sits the 400 Read More

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Convertible Coupe

If you own one of these old chariots and you’ve been thinking about parting with it, this would be a good time to act

Before entering the automotive business in 1901, the George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, NY, had been engaged in making such diverse products as birdcages and bicycles. Pierce’s first cars were called Motorettes and were powered by DeDion-Bouton engines. By 1903 Pierce was building two-cylinder cars and in Read More

1955 Oldsmobile Stafire Convertible

Less-well-equipped ’55 Chevys sell for more, and don’t provide nearly the visual excitement or driving pleasure

Oldsmobile’s revolutionary Rocket engine debuted in 1949 and immediately became the favorite of racers. Designed from inception to take advantage of “Boss” Kettering’s research into high compression ratios, it evolved steadily with the availability of high-octane gasoline and was a consistent winner in stock car racing. By 1955, Olds engineers were getting 202 horsepower and an Read More

2002 Ford Thunderbird Neiman Marcus Edition

As a true collectible, it simply fails the test.

On September 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Neiman Marcus began taking calls from customers on a special 800 number. Two hours later, every one of the 200 Neiman Marcus-edition Thunderbirds available was sold. It was the fastest time elapsed for any of the cars offered through the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, and a pretty good sales result for any car. At Read More

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