Tag: restoration

13 Posts

Ernest Hemingway's 1955 Chrysler New Yorker
Oct 02, 2018

Actor David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) Restores Hemingway's Chrysler--in Cuba

Jim Motavalli

The biggest problem in renewing Papa's old convertible is getting spare parts past the U.S. embargo.

history restoration Chrysler New Yorker

should only gearheads own classic cars
Sep 20, 2016

The Heart Wants What it Wants

Dear Car Talk

Vince loves his '55 Ford. Is there a rational way to make the romance last?


is there an easy fix for sluggish shifting
Apr 28, 2016

A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

Dear Car Talk

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

transmissions restoration

Mar 28, 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lives Again!

Jim Motavalli

Dick Van Dyke's flying car returns. A retired NYPD police sergeant (who doubles as John Lennon in a Beatles tribute band) spent five years building a replica of the movie car. Although it was an Ian Fleming kids' book, there was a real 1920s Chitty, and my daughter and I took it for a spin in 1999.


May 16, 2014

Wheeler Dealers: British TV Show Restores Cars for Fun and Profit

Jim Motavalli

In their colorful reality show on Discovery, a car trader and a mechanic team up to restore and flip cars, telling you just how they did it.


Feb 01, 2009

Is it high time that Cynthia went for that '94 Mustang?

Dear Car Talk

I have a fairly beat-up 1994 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible. It was made the last year they made the 5.0 in the newer, more curvaceous body style. Through childhood, I was a car girl and a Mustang enthusiast. So when it came time...


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 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.

Dear Car Talk

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

Nov 01, 2001

Is this MGB-GT worth $30k in restoration costs?

Dear Car Talk

As a young man in the early s I purchased a used MGB-GT for My mechanic says it now needs to be restored Everything from a new body to a new chassis new interior clutch gas tank floors etc I...