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In the Garage: 1940 Packard 110

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Packard 110

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Packard 110 Club Coupe owned by Wayne Hedlund

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Despite stiff competition from Cadillac and effects of the Great Depression, Packard in 1940 was still known as an ultra-luxury brand, renowned for its build quality, engineering innovations and twelve- and eight-cylinder engines. Even in the troubled 1930s, these big cars could cost anywhere...

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In the Garage: 1988 Ford Mustang Saleen

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1988 Ford Mustang

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1988 Ford Mustang Saleen coupe #509 owned by Joshua Rivera

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING “Mustang on steroids” is one term that comes to mind when collectors think of the Ford coupes, hatchbacks and convertibles modified and massaged by former race driver Steve Saleen going back to 1983. His early creations began their lives as base Ford Mustang LX models (known internally...

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In the Garage: 1941 Oldsmobile Club

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1941 Oldsmobile Club

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1941 Oldsmobile Club Sedan owned by Paul Jacobs

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING In 1941, car buyers wanting a change from the stodgy designs of the day could opt for this swoopy Olds Club Sedan, a new fastback style also sold by Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and, later, Chevrolet. This was the second year for General Motors’ pioneering “Hydramatic” automatic transmission, “a $57...

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In the Garage: 1958 Chevrolet Impala

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1958 Chevrolet Impala

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1958 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe owned by Paul Dooling

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet has produced an Impala for most of the last 54 years and this is the car that started it all. Designed as an ultra-luxurious version of the top-of-the-line Bel Air, the 1958 Impala attracted so much interest that it became a separate model the following year. The car’s exterior...

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Pit stop: Long Island car shows this weekend

Brookhaven Town Hall

(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Sunday, Nov. 18:

All Long Island Car Clubs Annual Food & Toy Drive to benefit Brookhaven Town Interface Program; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa arrives at noon, spectators free, donations accepted (unwrapped new toys, games, non-perishable food items, cash); Brookhaven Town Hall parking lot, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville; info: 516-658-1977 or 631-224-9517.

Hot Rod Burger King Car Show...

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In the Garage: 1927 LaSalle

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1927 LaSalle Model

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1927 LaSalle Model 1168 phaeton owned by Bill Aprile

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Edith and Archie Bunker weren’t kidding when they sang “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great” to open the “All in the Family” TV sitcom of the 1970s. The LaSalle, built from 1927 to 1940, was a premium car designed to slot between luxury brand Cadillac and the big Buicks of the day. During...

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Pit stop: Long Island car shows this weekend

A 1969 Dodge Charger is pictured. The Mopar

(Credit: Chrysler Group LLC)

Saturday, Nov. 10: Model Car Challenge hosted by Long Island Auto Replica Society; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., admission $5, under 12 free; Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd.; info: http://liarsmodelcarclub.wix.com/liars

Sunday, Nov. 11: All Long Island Car Clubs Annual Food & Toy Drive to benefit Brookhaven Town Interface Program; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa arrives at noon, spectators free,...

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In the Garage: 2002 Camaro

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 2002 Chevrolet Camaro

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS owned by Matt Wasserman

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

The latest Camaros have drawn rave reviews since their 2009 debut, yet collector enthusiasm remains high for the previous generation built from 1993 to 2002. While over 14,000 coupes were produced in the final year, Wasserman says both the color and content make his award-winning SS...

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In the Garage: 1930 Graham-Paige

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1930 Graham-Paige sedan

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1930 Graham-Paige sedan owned by Ray and Lynda Lignowski

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The Graham brothers were involved in vehicle manufacturing through the early 20th century, yet the Graham-Paige branded cars were produced only from 1928 to 1931 after the purchase of another auto maker, the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company. “In magazine ads of the day, the Graham-Paige...

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In the Garage: 1967 Oldsmobile

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1967 Oldsmobile 442

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1967 Oldsmobile 442 coupe owned by Michael Federico

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

When Pontiac introduced its GTO muscle car in mid-1964, Oldsmobile quickly went along for the ride with its own muscular 442 (“four four two”) option, stuffing a 310-horsepower V-8 engine and a police suspension package into its mid-sized F-85 and Cutlass models. The offering was...

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