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On ebay: "The Pizza Man" Corvette

I've never really disliked Corvettes but it was always hard for me to find a favorite. I was overexposed to the '57 during the 1980s. The new Stingray is great, but not really my style. Now I can say that this, this one's my favorite. This 1954 model was raced by Earl Britt, owner of Earl's Pizza Palace. It's powered by an inline 6 with three Weber side-draft carburators and tore up the dragstrip...

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New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer

It's been a while since we've seen the first "Fury Road" trailer featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and violent car explosions.

Here's another one

 

 

It's cool and all, but it still seems like a video game I played in 1997. Although that's not really a bad thing.

 

Source: Jalopnik...

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French barn find

A whole mess of long forgotten automobiles were recently found rusting away on some estate in France. Check out the press release

It looks like only two were stored properly, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider worth close to $15 million and a super rare 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua valued at $1.5 million. By properly, I mean under a pile of magazines in a garage. Everything else...

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Jay Leno's 1950 Nash Ambassador Custom

Jay Leno's Garage features some amazing supercars and customs, but my favorite segments are always on the old originals. I can almost hear my dad from the grave telling me those cars were no good because snow gets up in those front wheel wells.

 

Source: YouTube...

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In the Garage: 1954 Chevrolet

1954 Chevrolet 210 two-door sedan owned by Charles

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1954 Chevrolet 210 two-door sedan owned by Charles Salerno

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

More than half a million of the mid-level Chevy 210s in four-door and two-door trim left the showroom in 1954 to serve the needs of America’s rising middle class.  This was the brand’s biggest seller for the year, positioned just under the top-of-the-line Bel Air. ...

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In the Garage: 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 owned by Ed

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 owned by Ed Maloney

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Long before they morphed into posh suburban transportation, Toyota Land Cruisers were making history worldwide for their ruggedness and amazing off-road capabilities.  According to the manufacturer, the Land Cruiser’s origins go back to 1951 with the introduction of Toyota’s Jeep-like...

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In the Garage: 1984 Chevrolet El Camino

1984 Chevrolet El Camino owned by Dominick Speziale.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1984 Chevrolet El Camino owned by Dominick Speziale

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Generally classified as a truck, the El Camino (Spanish for “the road”) can be best described as a passenger car converted to a pickup.  Produced by Chevrolet during 1959-60 and 1964-87, this “coupe utility,” as it was also known, was launched as a rival to Ford’s Ranchero built...

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In the Garage: 1927 LaSalle

1927 LaSalle roadster owned by John Micciche.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1927 LaSalle roadster owned by John Micciche

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Beyond its mechanical prowess, the 1927 LaSalle is widely regarded as a milestone vehicle and a pacesetter for automotive design.  Period ads describe its “charm of appearance” and picture various models in fashionable European settings.  Offered as a lower-priced line by Cadillac...

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In the Garage: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro

2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 35th Anniversary coupe owned

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 35th Anniversary coupe owned by Cary M. Rachell

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

When General Motors ended production of its fourth generation Camaro sports car in 2002, aficionados rushed to dealerships to scoop up the last models.  Even the unexpected revival of new and more powerful Camaros beginning in 2009 did little to dim collector...

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In the Garage: 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia owned by George Nossa.

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia owned by George Nossa

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

After building the cute and practical Beetle for a number of years, Volkswagen took a designer turn in the 1950s by adding the svelte Karmann Ghia to its lineup.  “It was very popular, with a long production run from 1955 to 1974,” says Nossa. “Many people mistake it for an Italian...

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