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Old 23rd April 2011, 22:25   #31
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A 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia caught fire due to faulty wiring (worn out) and leaking petrol. For more details please follow this link:
Losses and Lessons: Rear-engine fire in a Ghia too late to stop
Here is also a related article "How to Prevent a Car Fire?"
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Here's some photos rom the 1915 Ford Motors Times monthly publication. I have a number of 1915 editions that carry a great deal in great photos and information. When I return home I'll post some more information
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This is all about the real thing and the muscle machine- a 1966 Pontiac GTO now with a muscle car lover.

Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO
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Here is a 1953 Studebaker convertible that has been restored painstakingly. The spares transplants from many sources makes fine reading.The three pointed star was the Studebaker logo for a short while, till Mercedes complained about it being a bit similar and it was soon gone. However, this car has such a logo.For more this link can be accessed:
Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1953 Studebaker convertible
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Here is an excellent restoration job specifically restricted to windscreen change and re fitment on a 1967 Barracuda.Its just soothing to note that the job is so coolly executed with lots of required appendages, spares, tools and things like that. The guy gets a windscreen for the car model that has been in production 44 years ago! Thats the US of America!
Old Cars Weekly - Restoration Series: Vroom with a view

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Here is the review of a 1954 Hudson Hornet, one of the rare cars of its time.The car looks so stunningly different from the conventional American sedans of the mid 1950's.It had an automatic transmission but was not air conditioned.The owner has since fitted it with an A.C., saying most Hudson meets are held during summer and so the change.
The dash is so fantastic -the clock and the meters below the speedo are so aesthetically placed.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1954 Hudson Hornet 2

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Another exotic car here , the Kaiser Darrin Roadster from 1954. Its one of the 435 ever built. The design is so cute and so are the curves on the body.The door slides into the front fender to get opened!
Sadly, the company was making losses by then and GM with its huge backing promoted the Corvette, its nearest competitor.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1954 Kaiser Darrin
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This is all about the real thing and the muscle machine- a 1966 Pontiac GTO now with a muscle car lover.

Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO
The father of the GTO turns 85 on 26th June 2011. Jim Wangers' birthday will be celebrated in style with a Pontiac Concours or Poncours event as they have termed it with the participation limited to 85 Pontiacs. the brand Pontiac also turns 85 this year as the link puts it, ironically. For more please view this link:
Old Cars Weekly - Jim Wangers to celebrate 85th birthday in style
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This is all about a 1978 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz Custom and the lady who bought it new.The lady was crazy about her idol Elvis Presley and wanted to have a car just like the one he had.Elvis and the lady were incidentally from Tennessee.
So this was bought and garaged in 1978 with 145 miles on its odo, never to be driven again. The lady passed away in 1995.The present owner bought it and there is more on this link:
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This is all about a restored 100K miles run, 1967 Pontiac Le Mans Sprint.Its the American muscle car of the 1960's that have become a dream to own.The Ford Mustang conceptualized by Lee Iacocca had already come along in 1964, to explore a totally new niche.It was time the remaining two from the BIG THREE explored the market with Mustang competitors.This is how the muscle cars with the not so high price tags came along in the mid 1960's.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week 1967 Pontiac LeMans Sprint
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This is all about a very well restored, menacing 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne L72, which were one of the lowest priced Chevrolets in the US (bargain priced) then but were performers with the sports car genes these were ingrained with by GM. The present owner Bruce Perreault says "“My goal was just to make the car the best L72 ’66 Biscayne in the country,” he admitted.
“Based on what some guys who know the cars tell me, I’d say we achieved it.”
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
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This one features a 1953 Buick Super Eight Convertible, that was a single family car till it reached a car Museum. Here, due to a caving roof many cars were damaged including this one. The present owner has taken efforts and has restored the car into this gleaming condition. It is a treat to have a look at this car:
Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1953 Buick Super convertible
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This is all about a 1969 Pontiac Bonneville, with 142,000 miles on its odo and with the present owner since 1982. It still touches 100 mph as of now.The car was bought for $ 2200 way back then.The badge on the front grille and lower front fenders show "428 Bonneville", the digits "428" indicating the engine capacity as 428 cubic inches.
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Car of the Week: 1969 Pontiac Bonneville convertible | Old Cars Weekly
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Franklin, a lesser known car brand from the US manufactured air cooled cars, that later came with aluminum bodies.It was between 1902-34 that these cars were built in Syracuse, NY, USA.The company was avictim to the crash of 1929 when the US economy went into doldrums.
This one is about a 1927 three seater convertible that has been restored. About 8 such convertibles still survive.This car had an aluminum body with a wooden running board.
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Car of the Week: 1927 Franklin | Old Cars Weekly
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Another car of the week from Collectible Cars, US- this time its a pillar-less 1959 Pontiac Catalina, that was supposed to be the cheapest in the Pontiac range then. The small wheel caps and the black wall tyres are a part of the cost cutting by GM.But the tail fins are in full bloom and so is most of the chrome work, the dash and in fact the whole car which has little overt signs of cost cutting. Used to 125 MPH in its hey days, now with 122,000 mile son its odo, the car has been restored by its present owner. More on this link:
Car of the Week: 1959 Pontiac Catalina | Old Cars Weekly

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