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DESOTO FIREDOME TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE 1953

The 1953 Firedome was introduced just prior to DeSoto’s 25th Anniversary in 1953, and arrived as the new top series, displacing the Customnameplate which was retired at the end of the 1952 model year. The entire De Soto model lineup was restyled and Firedome prices started atUS$2,740. During the 1953 ...

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PONTIAC GRAND PRIX CONVERTIBLE 1967

Revised sheetmetal with more rounded wasp-waisted styling highlighted the 1967 Grand Prix and other full-sized Pontiacs, along with the addition of a new Grand Prix convertible. Also new to the GP were concealed headlights with horizontal mounting (all other full-size ’67 Pontiacs retained the vertical headlights for one more year), ...

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CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CONVERTIBLE 1966

History of the 1965-1970 Chevrolet Impala New for the 1965 Impala lineup was another special package, this one created for the four-door hardtop. Called the Caprice Custom Sedan option, this deal included a stiffened frame, revised suspension, black accents front and rear, and special trim and wheelcovers. The Caprice nameplate ...

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LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV 1976

The Continental Mark IV is a two-door personal luxury coupe that was sold and marketed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from the 1972 to 1976 model years. Following the success of the Continental Mark III, Lincoln renewed the model line to again compete against the Cadillac Eldorado. ...

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MERCURY EIGHT CUSTOM LEAD SLED CONVERTIBLE 1951

The first postwar Mercury was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional, activated by a handle under the dash. The styling of the Mercury Eight, when it ...

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CADILLAC FLEETWOOD TALISMAN 1976

The new GM full-size bodies for 1971, at 64.3 inches front shoulder room (62.1 inches on Cadillac) and 63.4 inches rear shoulder room (64.0 inches on Cadillac) set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel-drive models of the early ...

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Someone made a real Star Wars Speeder Bike

If you dreamed of speeding through trees on 74-Z speeder bikes as a kid to help Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia defeat the Imperial Army, well you’re not alone. The crafty and creative minds at Vintage Works, a custom machine shop out of Wisconsin, made that childhood dream a reality ...

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Ferrari 288 GTO to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

If you’re a rather affluent person attending the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this year, you may want to set aside some spending money.Mecum is offering this gorgeous Ferrari 288 GTO at its Monterey auction. For those that don’t know about the 288 GTO, it is one of Ferrari’s greatest supercars, ...

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Ian Fleming’s Bentley R-Type rediscovered in an L.A. garage

James Bond creator Ian Fleming commissioned a left-hand-drive 1953Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback in Deep Grey with black Connolly leather as a gift for his American friend Ivar Felix Bryce. Fleming’s choice of that car was probably no accident: Bond drove an R-Type Continental in the book Thunderball – one he ...

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