Tag: classic cars

47 Posts

1966 Datsun 1600 Fairlady roadster
Nov 28, 2016

Divine Intervention and a 1966 Datsun 1600

Guest Bloggers

What brought you and your car together? Fate? Divine intervention? Or just a really good sale?

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young people enthusiastic about old cars
Oct 17, 2016

Will the Old Car Hobby Die Out?

Jim Motavalli

Let's face it, collector cars are mostly owned by people 60 and above. If young enthusiasts climb on board, maybe we'll still be going to Pebble Beach and Amelia island in 2030.  

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is exhaust from a classic car dangerous to breathe
Oct 11, 2016

The Engine is a Stinker, But Have They Exhausted All Options?

Dear Car Talk

Lola's '46 Ford truck has the smelliest exhaust in the neighborhood. Is it worth fixing, or is it a health hazard?

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Elvis BMW roadster
Aug 08, 2016

Elvis' BMW: Lost and Now Spectacularly Found Again

Jim Motavalli

While he was famously in the Army, stationed in Germany, Elvis commuted to work in a BMW 507 roadster--a car that was lost for decades. Now it's back on the road, and headed for Pebble Beach.

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City street in Havana, Cuba
Jul 15, 2016

Kornbluh Talks: Stuck in Cuba with Car Talk

Staff Blog

Peter Kornbluh tells us what it was really like to chaperone the Car Talk team through Havana. Plus advice for anyone planning a trip to Cuba to see the cars. 

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May 10, 2016

2016 Spring Carlisle: Classic Cars, Parts, and Mud.

Guest Bloggers

The annual Spring Carlisle automotive swap meet, auction, car corral, and mud festival could be described as five days of either gear head heaven, or hell.

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May 20, 2015

Paul Newman's V-8 Volvos: Getting the Groceries in Style

Jim Motavalli

Paul Newman's Volvo station wagons had hot motors from Corvettes, Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals. And what about that 351-equipped '69 VW Bug?

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May 12, 2015

A Big Classic Car Weekend--With Lots of Stories to Tell

Jim Motavalli

Hidden in garages and behind stone walls are fabulous million-dollar cars owned by hoarders, and a bunch of recent discoveries will be on display in Connecticut in two weeks.

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Value of restoring classic cars
Jan 06, 2015

The Noble Art of Goofing Off

Dear Car Talk

James restores classic cars for fun and his neighbor recently thanked him for "preserving our automotive heritage."  This was news to James who thought he was just goofing around in the garage. Are goofing off and acting nobly mutually exclusive? Car Talk weighs in, here. 

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Dec 18, 2014

Classic Cars Are Better Investments Than Art, Real Estate and Wine

Jim Motavalli

Don't buy an Andy Warhol drawing for a nest egg, buy an old Porsche instead. The collector car market is in something of a bubble right now, but you can take advantage of it.

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