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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

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Chocolate Rain

Old cars are full of surprises. When I pulled out the rear seat of the ’64 Chevy Corvair project car I bought in the mid '90s, I found a mini-bar from the...

Retro Review: AMC Marlin Fastback Coupe, 1965–1967

Pontiac's GTO, which appeared in 1964, had every other American automaker rushing to cash in on the emerging youth market for big-biceped intermediate muscle coupes— including AMC. AMC, however, decided on a...

The Beauty of the Burnout

One thing I really like about old muscle cars is the freedom to do a burnout without having to beg a computer for permission first. I got to talking about that the...

A Trans-Am Retrospective

People often think of the Pontiac Trans-Am as a commonplace car. But in 1969, the very first year, only 697 were built - just eight of them convertibles. All were white...

Reader Question: ’78 Z28 is Worth How Much?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mark asks: I have a '78 Z28 that I bought new on April 7, 1978. I have the original wheels, tires, window sticker,...

Economic Obsolescence

Several of the most successful car (and engine) designs were successful because they were around for a long time. The original VW Beetle is an example and so is the small...

Try Not to Wash Your Old Car

Back in high school chemistry, you may have heard the teacher refer to water as the universal solvent. Exactly so. It dissolved a mile of rock at the Grand Canyon, for instance. And...

Old Car Pre-Flight!

Pilots usually don’t fly before they make sure the plane will. Or rather, that it will probably continue flying once it’s up in the air. They’ll do a thorough walk-around and...

Classic Cars and Classic Owners

Are old cars for old people? It seems to be so - if you go by what one typically sees at an old car show. The owners are mostly at least as...

The Almost Muscle Car: Chevy Monza, 1975-1980

The '70s (and early '80s) were Weird Years for the car industry. The muscle car era of the '60s was fading fast, but the fumes still lingered… what would come next?...
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