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A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015
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People that love cars also tend to love stories about cars. These stories often include the one that got away, the one that made it cross country, the one with a million miles, and so on. Another story is that of the survivor: a car that has made it all this time without being altered or damaged, and that’s still here today driving around just as it did during another time. This car is one of those.

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The First Dodge Viper Is A Brutal Bargain

The First Dodge Viper Is A Brutal Bargain

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

When you mention Affordable Classic, it’s unlikely that the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10 pops into many minds. But with prices starting in the mid-$20k range for a decent driver example, I believe that most performance-hungry buyers agree that a Dodge Viper RT/10 is a ton of car for the money. Here’s why.

These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jun 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

“How can you spend 12 hours out there and work on those things all day?” Don Rogers’ wife will sometimes ask, to which he replies, “The day just flew by…I don’t know what happened.” With a love for the iconic Chevrolet Impala, Rogers’ garage is filled with two, both ’64 models. One is a hardtop, the other a convertible. What makes Rogers a bit different from most enthusiasts, however, is that he does all of the work on his cars himself.

A Continental Hero Is For Sale In New York

A Continental Hero Is For Sale In New York

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 May 2015 Read More

With a big American car and an open road in front of you, you’ll need all 30 of the 8-track tapes that this Lincoln comes with. Offered by its owner in New York, it may not be Mille Miglia material but its cruising potential is supreme.

Selling the Shelby Mustangs That Ford Didn't Make

Selling the Shelby Mustangs That Ford Didn't Make

By Jennifer Clark / 20 Apr 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel, 40, grew up in Banner, Oklahoma, a country farm town so small that Google Maps hasn’t been out there yet with its cameras. His father was a used-car salesman with his own repair shop, and Jason started fixing cars from the age of 10. Paint, wiring, body work. Living out in the country, Jason had to learn to do all that and more. There were advantages.

Selling the Future: The Story of the Davis Divan

Selling the Future: The Story of the Davis Divan

By Forest Casey / 15 Apr 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

And as thousands upon thousands of American soldiers began returning home from the Great War, the market for domestic automobiles was ripe for revolution. Enter: Glen Gordon “Gary” Davis.

Unlike Preston Tucker, Davis had no hands-on experience building cars. What Davis had was years of experience selling used cars during the war in his home state of Indiana. Like so many before and since, Davis migrated to southern California with dreams of fame and fortune.

How’d that work out? Well…

Three Wheels and a Pledge: Petersen Museum Needs Your Help To Restore Its Davis Divan

Three Wheels and a Pledge: Petersen Museum Needs Your Help To Restore Its Davis Divan

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Running a automotive museum is an exhaustive endeavor that often involves the dedication of thousands, including employees, volunteers, mechanics, and benefactors. Vehicles require constant attention, exhibits need to be updated, and regular visitors always want to see new things every few months.

That’s before acquiring (and maintaining) unicorn-grade rarities like the Davis Divan, as the Petersen Museum did—a vehicle so obscure and pending restoration so complex that they’re asking for donations via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

This is The First Privateer Shelby Cobra Competition Car Ever Made

This is The First Privateer Shelby Cobra Competition Car Ever Made

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

It’s often difficult to appreciate the humble start that many automotive legends had to overcome. We know the Shelby Cobra as shorthand for unparalleled racing success—the car that almost single-handedly put American performance cars on the map—as well as proving the benefits of fitting a big American engine into a small, light, European chassis. For the Cobra, racing was inevitable—and this is the first one ever offered by Carroll Shelby to a private customer.

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015
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Today marks the anniversary of James Ward Packard’s death, and I thought it fitting to appreciate some of the timeless designs to come from his family’s company, Packard. Founded by James and his brother William Doud in 1899, Packard was founded with a simple goal: to build the best horseless carriages. Over the years, this led to hundreds of innovations that we still enjoy today...

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