Tag: classic cars

52 Posts

Safety vs nostalgia
Aug 01, 2009

What should win out: nostalgia or safety?

Dear Car Talk

We're buying a car for my 17-year-old son. I've found two cars locally that appeal to us -- a classic 1968 VW with a few thousand miles on a rebuilt engine, and a 1992 Honda Accord with power everything, a four-cylinder engine...

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should i spend the money to restore a 1952 mgtd i finally inherited
Dec 01, 2007

Should Tom dive in and restore the family heirloom sports car?

Dear Car Talk

OK perhaps life begins at 50 with a 55-year-old sports car. My brother Eddy (No. 3 out of six), acquired this wonderful chick magnet of a car back in 1964. My parents swear that the only reason they assented to the purchase of...

restoration classic cars MG 1952

is there a car out today that will appreciate as much as the classic cars of the 1960s and 1970s
Oct 01, 2006

Can Tom and Ray help Larry pick tomorrow's "collector" cars, today?

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I see classic-car auctions on TV where they're getting outrageous prices for what we thought were normal cars in the '60s and '70s. Is there a new car today that I can buy and know that it will...

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can seat belts and airbags be added to a '68 mustang
Jun 01, 2005

What do Tom & Ray think about a '68 Ford Mustang for a teenage driver?

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I am years old and right now I drive a New Beetle It's a great car that gets awesome gas mileage is really fun to drive and is so cute But ever since I was a little girl I've wanted...

classic cars Ford Mustang 1968

could an old volkswagen beetles still be a reliable car choice
Feb 01, 2005

Please tell me it's a good idea to buy a pre-1998 VW Beetle!

Dear Car Talk

My college roommate Kathryn and I are avid fans of your column and radio show and now I have a question I have always been interested in purchasing a pre- VW Beetle convertible Is this just a dumb idea or...

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is it a good idea to take a 1957 desoto on a eurasian road trip
Nov 01, 2003

A 1957 DeSoto would make an excellent restoration candidate...and souvenir.

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I'm an Army warrant officer in northern Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom All of my colleagues want the usual Iraqi Army war trophies bayonets helmets protective masks etc Well I thought of something more original I want to...

classic cars restoration DeSoto 1957

is treating a car like a collectible a good investment strategy
Oct 01, 2003

If you bought new cars and sealed them for years, would they eventually be good investments?

Dear Car Talk

I was looking at the prices of vintage cars today and a question came to mind If a person were to invest in three new cars today and store them hermetically sealed for years would that be a good investment...

mail bag classic cars

Jun 01, 2001

Is Grandpa's Nash Rambler a Good Choice for Teen's First Car?

Dear Car Talk

Tom and Ray try to talk Julie out of accepting a vintage Nash Rambler for her daughter's first car.

teens classic cars

Mar 01, 1999

Is my 1971 Chevy Malibu a classic?

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I am the owner of a four-door Chevy Malibu Is my car a classic What is a classic car Do you know how I could find out the value of my car -- William RAY Like beauty William classic is...

classic cars Chevrolet Malibu

Dec 01, 1997

Where can I find a wiring diagram for a 1956 Mercury Monterey?

Dear Car Talk

I am looking for a print of a wiring diagram for a Mercury Monterey I am mostly interested in the gas- and oil-gauge section -- Michel TOM Do you want a framed print And does it have to be original...

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