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For all the automobile knowledge car enthusiasts possess – from engine types, to design elements and interior luxuries – there’s one aspect of a vehicle’s life that remains mysterious to most: how they get sold.
But a report last week by National Public Radio’s '‘This American Life’' program sheds new light on the sales process by shadowing a Long Island Jeep dealership, and each of its salespeople,...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Dodge Charger R/T owned by Jack McCloy
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With their “Coke-bottle” rear fenders and serious power, these second-generation Chargers built from 1968 to 1970 are among the most attractive and coveted of vintage American muscle cars. The 1969 version would gain fame as the rubber-burning ride of the Duke boys in the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show.
“It...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1974 Dodge Charger owned by Andrew N. Vourlos
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “fuselage” styling and superior engineering of these Chargers, built from 1971 to 1974, made them a hit on the racing circuit, with legendary driver Richard Petty racking up 25 NASCAR wins alone. Vourlos’ model has led a much quieter existence. “The Charger lived its entire life on Long Island...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Dodge Dart GTS convertible drag racer owned by Jim Mango
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chrysler first offered the Dart GTS in late 1967 as a limited-edition junior muscle car to compete with the Chevrolet Nova SS. In stock form, it would go on to win its share of stoplight drag races. Mango’s convertible kicks things up a few notches. “It has always been a drag race...Read more »
Don’t be alarmed as you notice SpongeBob SquarePants and built-in vehicle vacuums taking precedence over engine cylinders and transmissions at the New York Auto Show. It’s all part of car manufacturers’ renewed focus on the family car buyer.
Toyota, Honda, BMW, Chrysler Group and General Motors all took the 2013 New York International Auto Show as a chance to appeal to family-oriented consumers...Read more »
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 affordable...Read more »
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 and vacation...Read more »