Tag: classic cars

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Satisfying Old-Car Fetish Depends on Safety
Oct 26, 2017

Satisfying Old-Car Fetish Depends on Safety

Dear Car Talk

Don't get hurt when scratching the classic car itch.

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A yellow Autodynamics Hustler, built between 1967-68
Oct 10, 2017

This Hustler Was Racer Sam Posey's Personal Sports Car

Jim Motavalli

A Massachusetts-built fiberglass sports car on a VW chassis, the barn-find Hustler was dirty--but not like the magazine of the same name.

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A 1928 Porter Roadster. star of "My Mother the Car"
Aug 30, 2017

TV Star Cars Highlight a Labor Day Auction

Jim Motavalli

Remember Mannix and My Mother the Car? These original cars, and many more, will be up for sale at the Dragone Auction September 3. Tell us which one you'd buy (if money were no option)!

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1966 Datsun 1600 Fairlady roadster
Nov 28, 2016

Divine Intervention and a 1966 Datsun 1600

Guest Bloggers

What brought you and your car together? Fate? Divine intervention? Or just a really good sale?

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young people enthusiastic about old cars
Oct 17, 2016

Will the Old Car Hobby Die Out?

Jim Motavalli

Let's face it, collector cars are mostly owned by people 60 and above. If young enthusiasts climb on board, maybe we'll still be going to Pebble Beach and Amelia island in 2030.  

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is exhaust from a classic car dangerous to breathe
Oct 11, 2016

The Engine is a Stinker, But Have They Exhausted All Options?

Dear Car Talk

Lola's '46 Ford truck has the smelliest exhaust in the neighborhood. Is it worth fixing, or is it a health hazard?

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Elvis BMW roadster
Aug 08, 2016

Elvis' BMW: Lost and Now Spectacularly Found Again

Jim Motavalli

While he was famously in the Army, stationed in Germany, Elvis commuted to work in a BMW 507 roadster--a car that was lost for decades. Now it's back on the road, and headed for Pebble Beach.

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City street in Havana, Cuba
Jul 15, 2016

Kornbluh Talks: Stuck in Cuba with Car Talk

Staff Blog

Peter Kornbluh tells us what it was really like to chaperone the Car Talk team through Havana. Plus advice for anyone planning a trip to Cuba to see the cars. 

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classic car shows
May 10, 2016

2016 Spring Carlisle: Classic Cars, Parts, and Mud.

Guest Bloggers

The annual Spring Carlisle automotive swap meet, auction, car corral, and mud festival could be described as five days of either gear head heaven, or hell.

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May 20, 2015

Paul Newman's V-8 Volvos: Getting the Groceries in Style

Jim Motavalli

Paul Newman's Volvo station wagons had hot motors from Corvettes, Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals. And what about that 351-equipped '69 VW Bug?

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