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    Classic Cars

    Classic Cars

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    The Syclone That Came… And Went

    How many appealing vehicles can you name that were only sold for one year? Even the Edsel lasted three. Here's one that came - and went - as fast as it went: the...

    Numbers vs. Names

    New cars lack a certain something. But what is that something? What's changed that's made them less emotionally involving - and more appliance-like? Herewith some thoughts along those lines: * Liters vs. cubic inches...

    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...

    Muscle Car Classics of the ’80s… Get ‘Em While You Still Can (Afford ‘Em)

    Back around 1980, the now-legendary, much-coveted and Big Bucks muscle cars of the 1960s and early 1970s were just tired old cars; common sights at seedy used car lots - and...

    Manual Transmissions: Tomorrow’s 8-Tracks?

    There are two things pushing the manual transmission off the stage - or at least, off to the sidelines: First, there is government pressure - lots of it - that's got the...

    Doomed: Lincoln Blackwood (2002)

    When something works once, it's reasonable to assume it might work again. Then again, maybe not. Back in the late '90s, Ford's Lincoln division managed to outsell crosstown rival Cadillac almost entirely on...

    Great Engines of Yesterday

    Modern car engines are hard to fault... objectively. They start immediately - even when it's 15 degrees out. They rarely stall out - leaving you dead in the water in the...

    Some Things To Know About Muscle Cars… Before You Buy One

    Owning an old muscle car can be a lot of fun. But it's not all fun - and you ought to know what you're getting yourself into before you get yourself into...

    The Rear Wheel Drive Resurgence

    Two things once defined American cars. They were almost always rear-wheel-drive - even the economy cars - and they sometimes could be had with V8 engines. Or at least they fit. The  Pontiac Tempest...

    Why Muscle Cars – The Original Ones – Still Rule

    A new V-6 Mustang or Camaro gives you about 100 more hp than the V-8 in my Trans-Am put out when it left the Norwood, Ohio line back in the spring...
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