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In the Garage: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis Pace Car replica

The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis Pace Car

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis Pace Car replica owned by Edward Metropolis

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With their “Dover White” bodies, “Hugger Orange” stripes and orange cloth and vinyl interiors, more than 130 Camaro Pace Cars made for quite a spectacle during the events surrounding the 1969 Indianapolis 500 race. They also made a big impression in showrooms that...

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In the Garage: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible owned by Ron Wozny

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Wozny’s striking Bel Air would be enticing enough to collectors since it is one of the fabled “Tri-Five” (1955-56-57) Chevys. But his ride also contains an optional, numbers-matching “RPO 411” engine, a 265-cubic-inch V-8 with dual four-barrel carburetors that, according to Wozny, puts out...

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In the Garage: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad owned by John Pedretti

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING When the Nomad debuted in 1955, it was a radical departure from the staid family station wagons of the period. Just a year earlier, General Motors had revealed a similar concept car during its “Motorama” shows in several major cities. “The radius rear tire wells and the slanted roof posts give...

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In the Garage: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Mike Filippone

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “C3” generation of Corvettes, produced from 1968 to 1982, was distinguished by the unusual “Mako Shark” styling developed by famed auto designer Larry Shinoda. And even though federal emission controls limited horsepower by 1977, Chevrolet still touted that year’s coupe as a “dream car...

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In the Garage: 1965 Chevy Impala

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan is owned

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1965 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan owned by Jeff Schilling

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The redesigned 1965 Impala was such a hit with consumers that it set an all-time sales record of more than a million cars. Yet many of these Chevys were basically utilitarian sedans, serving their owners well and then going to the crusher. As a result, it’s fairly unusual today to...

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In the Garage: 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster

This 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster is owned

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster owned by Louis and Brenda Sasso

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While Chrysler built less than 19,000 examples of CI series cars in their single model year of 1932, the stylish and sleek coupes, sedans and convertibles were at the forefront of a movement by automotive stylists to assert themselves in an industry dominated by engineers. Also...

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In the Garage: 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe

The 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe owned by Charlie Staudter

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet sold the hugely popular Nova from 1962 to 1979 primarily as an economical compact family car and yet it managed to find its way into the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts and racers across the country. Today, meticulously modified Novas can be found at Long Island car shows almost every...

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In the Garage: 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup

The 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck owned by

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THE TRUCK AND ITS OWNER 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck owned by Paul Dooling

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet’s first-generation C-10 pickups, built from 1960 to 1966, combined car-like styling with utilitarian toughness. Back then, they bolstered the company’s reputation as America’s largest pickup producer. Today, they command rising interest – and prices – on the classic car auction...

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In the Garage: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica owned by Joseph Greco

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Starting in 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary, Chevrolet would go on to provide Corvette pace cars for the fabled Indianapolis 500-mile race in 11 different years through 2012. The company also created a limited number of replicas for sale in showrooms. However,...

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Prepare to hear about diesel at the New York Auto Show

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with an

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If you’re heading to the New York Auto Show this week, you might be surprised by how far the word “diesel” has traveled around the exhibits. Once reserved almost exclusively for the pickup truck show areas, diesel is now being touted enthusiastically at displays of automakers – including Volkswagen, Mazda and BMW – known more for their smaller, sleek vehicles. And it’s not just the foreign brands:...

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