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Old 25th September 2011, 22:41   #46
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This one is all about a 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pick-up truck.It has 48000 miles on its odo and the Chevy has done 3000 miles, since it was bought by the present owner.Very original, the pick-up has an OE radio, a deluxe feature in 1951.Powered by an OHV straight six engine and can still cruise at 50-55 mph.
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Car of the Week: 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pickup | Old Cars Weekly
Incidentally, these were also sold in India as CBU's.
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The latest Car of The Week from Old Cars Weekly is a 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.The muscle car was stolen and restored to its owner later on, he becoming the first and the fourth owner. It has an unique feature on its dash wherein the meters to the driver's right are tilted towards the driver for a better view-unique concept.
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Car of the Week: 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler | Old Cars Weekly

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Here is a 1959 Buick Electra featured as the Car of the Week.It has gorgeous looks and as the owner says it floats and glides on the road.The design is from the era when the designers ruled supreme with the rising tail fins and the front windscreen shaped such that the front door when opened could even hurt kneecaps during ingress or egress.
The ripped apart front body pictures reveal a very sturdy and muscular chassis.
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Car of the Week:1959 Buick Electra | Old Cars Weekly
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A muscle car has been featured as the "Car of the Week" by Old Cars Weekly, USA. Its the Pontiac GTO Judge. A survivor, it has changed hands since 1990.The first owner a lady, kept it for 20 years. She had perhaps no idea that she was buying a muscle car as the present owner states.This one is rare as it is one of the few with a factory fitted AC.
The present owner has also got the sales receipt for US $ 4955.98. In 1970 one US dollar used to fetch about Rs 8=00 as compared to today's near about Rs 50=00.
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Car of the Week: 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge | Old Cars Weekly

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The Old Cars Weekly has featured another popular 1960's car, a Chevrolet Caprice (1966) as its Car of The Week.
The owner says he was in awe of the Caprice ever since his school days, as his elder brother who owned one handed over the keys to him and proceeded for military service since he was drafted.
These starting lines in the write-up are meaningful:

"It’s never been scientifically proven, but the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming: If you had a big brother with a car — regardless of what kind of car it was — you probably thought that rig was cool.That was certainly the case for Dave Schaller. His older sibling drove a 1966 Chevrolet Caprice that left quite an impression. And when his big brother threw Schaller the keys to the Chevy and told him he could use it while he was away serving in the military, well, that sealed the deal. Schaller became a Caprice fan for life."


The Caprice featured here was bought by the owner second hand and restored.It has all the goodies a radio, AC, power steering, power brakes,cruise control and Strato-bucket seats.
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The King of Rock 'n Roll Elvis Presley during his fading years in the 1970's bought a De Tomaso Pantera in 1974 (a 1971 model) for his girlfriend Linda Thompson.He had an fight with her once and while leaving, the car would'nt start.The King shot at the car and made two bullet holes on the steering wheel and one on the floor.The car is on public display after spending a long period in the secret confines.
Incidentally, Elvis was on drugs in his later years due to his fading stardom. He died on August 17,1977 at age 42.
Elvis shot this car because of a girl
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Under the hammer go two exotic shaving mugs during Dec 8-10, 2011.Perhaps the most exotic ever ! These were owned by the Duesenberg Brothers and the two mugs feature the brothers (one on each mug) cycling.The mugs will be auctioned as a pair and are likely to cost $ 10,000- 15,000.
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In September 2009 a car junkyard in Switzerland with 780 cars was auctioned. The collection was in vogue since the 1930's and changed hands in 1975. But the cars continued to be added. It was proposed to convert this into a museum but environmental laws had the last word and the auction happened.
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Actor James Dean's 1949 Mercury Series 9CM, that is one of the more famous movie cars in history was in the news when two baseball teams were in a match.The bet was that the auto museum in the city of the team that lost the series would loan a famous car from its collection to the museum in the winning city.
Thus the 1949 Mercury that starred in the film "Rebel Without a Cause" has now arrived at the California Automobile Museum and will be on display till the end of 2011.
Incidentally, James Dean was killed in Sept 1955, when his new Porsche 550 Spyder met with a fatal accident.
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A 1948 Tucker is on display at the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In fact, there is a movie "Tucker- The Man And His Dream" made in 1988 on the company founder Preston Tucker, who posed a challenge to the then auto industry by his maverick designs.
The OE features with which this car is loaded with, makes interesting reading. Also the fact is that a $2500 car of 1948 is now fetching $ 1.3 million at auctions.Shows the charisma attached to the Tuckers!
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Here is a gorgeous 1959 Dodge Custom Convertible featured as Car of the Week by Old Cars Weekly, this week!
The gorgeous design,fabulous chrome work, tail fins and the quintessential late 1950's American car looks is here to watch, with its story!

Car of the Week: 1959 Dodge Custom Royal | Old Cars Weekly
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Was missing out on my posts here. To make up here are two cars of the week from Old Cars Weekly.
The first one features an AMC Marlin of 1965, one of the surviving few among the limited numbers that rolled out.The vertical dialed car radio, integrated within the dash meters is quite innovative as an idea.
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/?p=2010...40&rid=3396341
The other car of the week is a 1950 Buick Super soft-top. The chrome work on the front overshadows those of the older Buick Supers. The owner was saddened by a deer hit that damaged the driver's side.The car has now been superbly restored.
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-...89&rid=3396341
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...... The first one features an AMC Marlin of 1965, one of the surviving few among the limited numbers that rolled out.The vertical dialed car radio, integrated within the dash meters is quite innovative as an idea.
Car of the Week: 1967 AMC Marlin | Old Cars Weekly
How many Marlins are/were there in India?
How many Ramblers are still on the roads?

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The car of the week featured on Old Cars Weekly is a 1951 Mercury droptop convertible. The car has been made iconic by James Dean who used the 1949 Mercury black coupe in his famous Hollywood flick "Rebel Without a Cause" (featured in post # 54 here).
The car here is Sheffield Green and the interiors are in two-tone viz. Chestnut Brown and Autumn Haze. Lovely shade names! The owner Mr Arthur French has owned this car since three decades and also calls it a Merc! The restoration is beautifully done with attention to the details. More on this link:

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A devastating fire ravaged a vintage and classic car collection (Vincentini Collection) in Omaha,Nebraska on Sunday 15th January 2012.any cars and bikes including about 1000 antique toy cars were destroyed, while many could be saved. For more please follow this link:
Fire ravages Omaha car collection | Old Cars Weekly
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