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Jay Leno’s Mercedes 600 is dictator chic

Filed under: Classics, Sedan, Videos, Mercedes-Benz, Celebrities, Luxury Here’s a fun fact: certain classical songs double as excellent driving songs. Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries is one such example. So, as soon as you here those iconic notes, be certain you’re in for some seriously cool sheet metal. Any Mercedes-Benz 600 would qualify for such [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #399

Filed under: Podcasts, Classics, Paris Motor Show, BMW, Cadillac, Subaru Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Rob Sass of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine talk about Cadillac’s move to Manhattan and new naming convention, preview the Paris Motor Show, and finish up with the 3 Guys, [...]

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Pontiac Firebird in latest Generation Gap scrap

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Pontiac Generation Gap is mining the Lingenfelter collection again this week to compare two very different interpretations of the Pontiac Firebird. An original 1968 example goes toe-to-toe with a 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am to see whether the old man or the modern re-imagining takes the crown. Being from the [...]

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James Bond’s Goldfinger Aston Martin still missing after 17 years

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos, Aston Martin, Celebrities, TV/Movies James Bond is inextricably linked with British motoring, especially Aston Martin, but the spy with a license to kill is missing one of his most famous cars. The original DB5 packed with gadgets for the movie Goldfinger has been lost for the last 17 [...]

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11 vehicles from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas worth watching

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Renault This weekend will see the world’s collector car crowds descend on Las Vegas, NV for one of the biggest shows on Barrett-Jackson’s popular auction circuit. There are hundreds of vehicles up for bidding, ranging from a brand-new Lamborghini Aventador to a spattering of Art [...]

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2002 Lincoln Continental concept should’ve made production, headed for auction instead

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Sedan, Auctions, Etc., Lincoln, Luxury It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look [...]

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US Marshal’s classic muscle car auction officially in the books

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Auctions, Government/Legal, Chevrolet The US Marshal’s so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog‘s initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners. While we’d normally [...]

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Five reasons to love, or hate, the culture of American cars

Filed under: Classics, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Pontiac, Tesla, Ram, Autoblog Black As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they’re interesting and well-designed for their intended [...]

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Nissan’s Nismo celebrates 30th year with video retrospective

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Videos, Nissan, Racing Nismo, the motorsports and high-performance arm of Nissan, has a lot of racing success to celebrate in its history and possibly even bigger accomplishments to look forward to. The company is commemorating its 30th anniversary with a video looking back at its most important milestones from each year [...]

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Audi UrQuattro gets the Petrolicious narrative

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Audi, Off-Road Audi started a revolution in the world of rallying when it paired an all-wheel-drive system with a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine and a rakish, three-door body. That car, the Quattro, didn’t just upset the entire balance of the World Rally Championship, it (eventually) led to a transformative effect [...]

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You can own Cord, the great American car brand

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Etc., Government/Legal, Luxury Do you fancy yourself an entrepreneur just looking for the chance to hop into the auto industry? Well, there might be a prime opportunity to buy a fabled car brand, though one dead for decades. The trademark, license and manufacturing rights for Cord Automobile are currently on sale [...]

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Leno drives Volvo P1800 from Roger Moore’s The Saint

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Videos, Volvo, Celebrities, TV/Movies Outside of a few notable exceptions, Volvo usually isn’t associated with making beautifully curvaceous vehicles. But in the 1960s and early ’70s the company proved with the P1800 that its cars didn’t only have to be safe but staid family transportation. Underneath that shapely styling were a [...]

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Xcar goes analog with the Ferrari F40

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Supercars, Ferrari, Autoblog Black We will forever be in love with the Ferrari F40. From its blunt-force appearance to its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine living and breathing perilously close to the driver’s head, the F40, the last model designed and built with input from Enzo Ferrari himself, has been [...]

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