Classics

Five secrets of the Cadillac Eldorado

Published August 23, 2015 Hagerty Facebook332 Twitter368 Email Print 1953 Cadillac Eldorado (Hagerty) The Eldorado is one of the most fabled names in American automobiles. Elvis loved them, they show up in Martin Scorsese films with regularity and they’re often drop-dead gorgeous. Here are five little-known facts about the Eldo: It was once the most famous […]

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FIVE FANTASTIC FACTORY-BUILT DRAG RACERS

Published on www.hagerty.com By: Hagerty The Big Three have often looked to racing as both a laboratory and a marketing tool — “Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday” was the mantra. For a brief moment in the early 1960s, the focus was on the NHRA, and quarter-mile times were all that mattered, that was until Ford […]

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Five of the coolest Corvettes that never made it to production

Published June 07, 2015 Hagerty Facebook262 Twitter140 livefyre27 Email Print Since its introduction, the Corvette has been the object of the dreams of stylists and engineers. Numerous seemingly viable concepts have been pitched yet never produced. Here are five of our favorite Corvettes that never made the leap onto the showroom floor: 1. Aerovette GM The […]

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Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930 Turbo sold for $1.95 million

Published August 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook77 Twitter145 livefyre15 Email Print  (Mecum Auctions) How much is Steve McQueen’s name worth these days? Apparently a lot. A 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo once owned by the star was sold at the Mecum Auctions event in Monterey this past weekend for a staggering $1.95 million. That for a car […]

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COLLECTOR CLASSICS: THE INCOMPARABLE DONALD HEALEY

Originally published on www.hagerty.com By: Nigel Matthews Iconic Austin Healey of the ’50s and ’60s competed with MG TD, TF and Triumph TR2 Donald Healey made numerous trips to the U.S. and identified a market opportunity for a sports car that would fit between the Jaguar and the MG. Just prior to his creation’s debut at […]

High Performance

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster revealed at Pebble Beach

By Viknesh Vijayenthiran Published August 14, 2015 High Gear Media Facebook128 Twitter485 Email Print  (Lamborghini) Next It was back in June that Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed an open-top version of the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce was coming, and now the beast has made its debut on the lawns of the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Unfortunately, […]

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Yee haw! The Ford Bronco turns 50

By Gary Gastelu Published August 11, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook131 Twitter100 livefyre2 Email Print  (Ford) The Ford Bronco is turning 50. Well, it would be if it were still in production. The iconic SUV was introduced on August 11, 1965 as something of an off-road version of the wildly popular Mustang. The press release announcing its […]

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Low-mileage, original 1969 Corvette L88 to be auctioned at Monterey

By Kirk Bell Published August 11, 2015 High Gear Media Facebook516 Twitter63 Email Print  (Rick Cole Auctions) To Corvette fans, certain groupings of letters and numbers have a lot of meaning. For late-model cars, Z06, ZR1, and Z51 are important alphanumerics, and for fans of vintage ‘Vettes, ZL1, L71, and L88 stir their passions. Later […]

Motorcycles

THE MAIL-ORDER MOTORCYCLE

Originally published on www.hagerty.com By: John L. Stein How awesome would it be today to walk into a big-box store and ride out on an Italian sport bike? Fifty years ago, at your neighborhood Wards and Sears, you could do just that. Decades before Ford mass-produced the Model T, and a century before Amazon.com made every […]

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TEN EMERGING COLLECTOR VEHICLES

Originally published on www.hagerty.com By: Hagerty Some short-sighted prognosticators in the classic car world have gone on record as saying that nothing built post-1972 will ever be collectible, but the unmistakable popularity of 1980s and 1990s cars in the market has illustrated the fallacy of that statement. Here are five up-and-comers to consider: 1984-89 Toyota 4Runner: […]