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Video: This Porsche 356 family keeps it outlaw

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Videos, Porsche Rod Emory was the founder of Emory Motorsports in Burbank, CA, and the scion to a family tradition of building “outlaw” Porsches that are almost as cool as the cars themselves. The lovingly modified Porsche 356s are lovely artifacts, and their story, along with the story of their [...]

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Video: Chevy SSR gets shot at redemption vs. El Camino in Generation Gap Bowtie brawl

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Truck, Videos, Chevrolet It usually takes several years to figure out if a car’s design is standing the test of time to become a future classic. When new, the Chevrolet SSR was derided at practically every turn, largely for its retrofuturistic styling and Trailblazer-based underpinnings, but now some time has passed. [...]

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Auctions: Detroit auctioning off hundreds of surplus vehicles, including vintage trolleys

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Specialty The financial difficulties facing Detroit, MI, are well known with examples including not having the funds to replace batteries in its parking meters and at least considering selling off its art collection. To make some extra money, the city is holding a public auction on November 5 where it’s getting [...]

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Read This: Artist Peter Max’s Corvette collection headed to auction [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Auctions, Videos, Chevrolet, Celebrities, Read This Sometimes, the stories that lead to cars turning up at auction are as interesting as the vehicles themselves. That’s absolutely the case with the Peter Max (pictured above) collection of vintage Chevrolet Corvette models that are scheduled to cross the block in the spring of [...]

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Spy Shots: Why is Chevy testing 80s Camaros with its next-generation model?

Filed under: Spy Photos, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Chevrolet It’s not unusual to see a new car, camo-covered and mysterious, testing alongside the current-generation model. In fact, it’s pretty common. Seeing a brand-new car testing alongside its predecessor from 30 years prior, though, is downright unusual. For reasons we can’t even begin to comprehend, Chevrolet is [...]

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Harley-Davidson ‘Captain America’ bike from Easy Rider nets $1.35M at auction

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Motorcycle, Celebrities, Design/Style, TV/Movies The famous, custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle nicknamed Captain America from the ’60s classic Easy Rider sold for $1.35 million at auction on October 18, or just over $1.6 million after applicable fees. That was a new record price ever paid for a cycle, according to Hemmings, and It [...]

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How to turn a Pontiac Fiero into a trackday car

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Videos, Pontiac, Racing Imagine hitting the track in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s affordable and has pretty good parts availability. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it’s actually quite possible, if you’re willing to think a little outside the box. The Pontiac Fiero is out there [...]

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MotorWeek remembers retro icons, Supra and NSX

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Supercars, Acura, Toyota, TV/Movies It’s easy to poke a joke here and there about John Davis, the long-time host of MotorWeek. His voice is so monotonous that, from time to time, if you closed your eyes, you may think it’s generated via a computer. But you have to give [...]

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle vs 1987 Buick GNX in Generation Gap showdown

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Buick, Chevrolet Generation Gap generally tries to adhere to a theme for each episode, and for the final video from the Lingenfelter collection, the series might have its best idea yet – limited-production muscle cars from General Motors. On one side you get a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO, and [...]

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Nigel Mansell’s Ferrari F40 sells for $870k

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Supercars, Ferrari, Celebrities If you look at the $1.35 million price tag on the new LaFerrari and wonder how Ferrari can possibly charge that much for a single car, you could look at the prices of its competitors like the McLaren P1 that lists for almost as much at $1.15 million, [...]

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