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In the Garage: 1940 LaSalle Series 52

The 1940 LaSalle Series 52 sedan owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1940 LaSalle Series 52 sedan owned by Andrew Zizolfo WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

While 1940 was the LaSalle’s final year, it did not go out with a whimper. Built since 1927 as a “junior Cadillac,” these cars held their own in the luxury field, with advanced engineering, solid build quality and an emphasis on selling style along with substance. “Back in the late...

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In the Garage: 1968 Dodge Super Bee

Frank Damiani has owned the 1968 Dodge Super

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1968 Dodge Super Bee coupe owned by Frank Damiani WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

While the Dodge and Plymouth divisions were both part of Chrysler Corp., they still became intense rivals in the muscle car wars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. “The 1968 Super Bee was introduced to compete against the popular Plymouth Road Runner with the same premise of high performance at an...

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In the Garage: 1948 Navy Jeep

Paul Dooling bought this 1948 Navy Jeep in

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1948 Navy Jeep owned by Paul Dooling WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

When the first prototype of the Jeep (slang for the military’s “general purpose vehicle,” or “GP”) rolled out of the factory more than 72 years ago, it would be the beginning of a remarkable story. More than a million of the lightweight, rough-terrain vehicles would be produced during World War II...

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In the Garage: 1966 Dodge Coronet 500

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1966 Dodge Coronet

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1966 Dodge Coronet 500 sedan owned by Andrew N. Vourlos WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

While sedans of the ‘60s have been gaining collector interest as prices rise for more preferred convertibles or coupes, there’s a whole lot more to the story behind Vourlos’ Coronet. It’s been part of his family for over 46 years. “It was our primary car, serving as a daily driver...

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In the Garage: 1969 Hurst Super Stock AMX

THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS 1969 Hurst Super

THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS

1969 Hurst Super Stock AMX owned by Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

When American Motors (AMC) and performance tuner Hurst crafted this limited-edition factory dragster, they made racing history and began a special family history for the Sporns of Long Island. The late Charlotte and Leon Sporn, owners of Westbury Rambler at the time,...

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In the Garage: 1940 Buick Roadmaster

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Buick Roadmaster

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1940 Buick Roadmaster convertible sedan owned by Walt Gosden WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

If well-off Americans wanted a 1940 car with understated grace and elegance, they could bypass the flashy Cadillacs or Packards and turn to the mighty Buick Roadmaster. Gosden’s convertible sedan, with its 320-cubic-inch “Fireball” engine and 4,200-lb. heft, marked the second-to-last...

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Auto innovations at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Consumers view the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid

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While televisions, phones and other gizmos and gadgets dominate the headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual Las Vegas trade show that this year featured about 3,100 global technology companies showing off their latest products to more than 150,000 attendees, the automobile industry also gets a wave of new innovations. From race-winning hybrid concepts and an electric Rolls Royce,...

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In the Garage: 1940 Ford Deluxe

THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS 1940 Ford Deluxe

THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS 1940 Ford Deluxe opera coupe owned by Connie and John Delillo WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While more than 20,000 of these fluid and stylish Ford coupes (also known as “business coupes”) hit the road in 1940, so many were hot-rodded or otherwise modified for stock car and dirt track racing that it’s rare to see one in its original form. Yet even in stock guise, these cars had...

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In the Garage: 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1997 Porsche 911

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe owned by David N. Millman WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

The last Porsche 911 with an air-cooled engine was sold to Jerry Seinfeld in 1998, but these cars have hardly been forgotten. Porschephiles still gobble them up at rising prices, especially the coveted all-wheel-drive Turbo, with its 400-horsepower, flat-six engine and a 0-60 mile-per-hour...

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In the Garage: 1927 Ford Roadster

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1927 Ford roadster

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1927 Ford roadster owned by Mike Doyle WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Henry Ford may never have envisioned Doyle’s wild roadster, but it would surely have gotten a “thumbs-up” from pioneering hot rodders before World War II. In those days, California teenagers bought cheap and plentiful Model T Ford roadsters and souped them up with engine and body modifications....

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