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1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan

1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan

The 1936 Cadillac Series 90 convertible sedan was one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V16. The original build sheet notes that it was shipped to New York City and then directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. The body was finished in wonderfully […]

1956 Chevrolet 210 H Drag Car

1956 Chevrolet 210 H Drag Car

Aman named Jim Lamatrice purchased this 1956 Chevrolet 210 sedan brand new and would own it for the next 45 years. The best option that year was the Corvette-derived 265-ci, 225-hp Power Pak engine with dual-WCFB Carter 4-barrels, a Duntov-type 30/30 camshaft and factory dual exhaust. Jim’s classic “Shoebox Chevy” […]

1957 DeSoto Adventurer convertible

1957 DeSoto Adventurer convertible

All Adventurers built between 1956 and 1958 were limited in production, but the 1957 model was especially so, having been introduced later than the rest of that year’s DeSoto line. There was no mention of the model in the catalog and no Adventurer brochure — just an insert for the […]

1932 Ford Roadster

The famous ’32 Ford roadster that raced the quarter horse in 1944 Russetta Timing Association tag: 120.9 mph at Harper Dry Lake, 1944 Starred in several hot rod B movies in the 1950s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance “Best Historic Hot Rod” Named as one of the Most Significant 1932 Fords […]

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy

LS3 402-ci, 300-hp V8 Documented one-owner car, with original title and Protect-O-Plate Factory air conditioning This rare special-order Heavy Chevy was marketed as a lighter version of the SS and advertised much lower stated horsepower as an insurance beater. Heavy Chevys were factory coded as a base Chevelle and theoretically […]

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

5.0-L DOHC 32-valve V8 6-speed manual transmission 945 miles from new There was no mistaking the Boss 302 for other run-of-the-mill Mustangs. Like the original, its unique exterior décor set these cars apart, as if the running gear didn’t do that. Produced for just two years, a total of 3,249 […]

1952 FWD F-Series Fire Truck

by B. Mitchell Carlson and Stuart Lenzke This FWD Pumper, Engine 2632, was in service as a front-line pumper until 2004, when it was replaced by a new pumper engine at the Baker Rural Fire Protection District in Baker City, OR. Department personnel bought the retired engine from the department. […]

1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454/365 coupe

1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454/365 coupe

71,000 original miles Original matching-numbers 454-ci, 365-hp LS5 engine 4-speed manual transmission One of 1,455 equipped with the factory alarm system Four Season air conditioning (not operational) Power steering and brakes Original AM/FM radio Original luggage rack T-tops with original covers Pop-out rear window Original order copy Original owner’s manual […]

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

At a time in automotive history when American manufacturers were consistently arguing that “bigger is better,” Nash dared to be different. After creating a well-received concept car called the NXI, Nash believed that a small, efficient car could be successful amongst the sea of large cars being offered by the […]

1975 Bricklin SV-1 coupe

Swingin’ Gullwing

If you were to think of a sports car that epitomized the mid-1970s, the Bricklin SV-1 would be the perfect choice. The car was the brainchild of Malcolm Bricklin, a somewhat eccentric auto-industry executive whose resumé includes bringing Subaru to North America. His idea was to build a much safer […]