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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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