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Remembering the Collab Between Subaru and L.L.Bean To Create One Unique Outback
The L.L. Bean Subaru Outback was a way for Subaru to add some much-needed design and features to help against the company’s rivals.
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Jerry
May 14, 2022
The Honda Prelude Is Still One of the Most Awesome Sports Cars
The Honda Prelude got off to a rocky start and had an underwhelming ending. However, it’s still a noteworthy classic sports car.
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Jerry
May 07, 2022
The VW Thing vs the VW  Kübelwagen
While the VW Thing and the VW Kübelwagen have their differences they do have a similar design and they inspired later vehicles.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
These Are the Coolest Donk Cars Out There
Donk cars are popular for their customizations both to the looks and the performance of the vehicle, one of the most popular donks is the Bill Collector.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
The AMC Rambler Marlin Was Certainly a Quirky Classic
While some people may not like the AMC Rambler Marlin, it’s still a unique and quirky car due to its exterior design and styling.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Remembering the Chevy Corvair 60 Years On 
The Chevrolet Corvair remains the controversial American car of the 1960s. However, it is still an outstanding car despite its shoddy reputation.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Collectors Avoid Buying These Classic JDM Cars
JDM cars were a staple of the ‘90s, and even now collectors love to get their hands on them. However, there are a few JDMs that collectors don’t think are worth their time. Wondering what they are? Read on to learn more.
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Jerry
Apr 21, 2022
A Rare ‘80s Favorite: The Honda CRX Si
The Honda CRX Si was a lithe and eye-catching two-door from the ‘80s. But despite being affordable and widely popular, you may struggle to find a model with low mileage and in good condition. Find out more about one of Honda’s coolest ‘80s rides.
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Jerry
Apr 19, 2022
What Kind of Car is Doc Hudson from Cars?
Doc Hudson is based on the classic 1951 Hudson Hornet.
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Jerry
Apr 18, 2022
Why Did Hudson Stop Production After Nearly 50 Years of Carmaking?
When it first started, Hudson cars quickly became a classic. With their classic style, Hudsons became icons on and off the track.
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Jerry
Apr 05, 2022
Euphoria Star Sydney Sweeney Restored Her Dream Car by Hand
‘Euphoria’ actress Sydney Sweeney has been documenting her restoration and modifications to her 1969 Ford Bronco.
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Jerry
Apr 05, 2022
An Icon from 2000, the Ford Taurus
The 2000 Ford Taurus is a mid-sized sedan that oozes elegance and practicability. Despite its age, it also has good performance specs and is comfortable.
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Jerry
Apr 04, 2022
The AMC Matador Is a Rare Gem
Though AMC is no longer around, their Matadors are. They may not be the most remembered of the brand’s models, but the Matador was definitely a gem of its time.
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Jerry
Apr 04, 2022
The AMC Gremlin Isn’t Actually One of the Most Hated Cars of All Time
People still see the AMC Gremlin as one of the most hated cars in history, but its reputation isn’t as straightforward you might think. Learn more here.
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Jerry
Apr 02, 2022
The Mini Moke and Other Weird-Looking Cars Gaining Popularity
Weird-looking cars like the Mini Moke managed to gain popularity against all odds. Here are some other weird-looking cars that are now coming back as classics.
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Jerry
Apr 02, 2022
Lego Is Giving Buyers Another Classic Movie Car Replica to Add to Their Collections
Lego is releasing a set based on the ‘Back to the Future’ film series with options to build a car from the first, second, and third films.
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Jerry
Apr 01, 2022
The 2003 Mazda Protégé Is Almost a Classic
Mazda has made plenty of classics, and many that are on their way there as well. One such car rising to classic status is the 2003 Protégé. Though it may not have the power of a stereotypical sports car, the Protégé has great handling and an agile feel.
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Jerry
Mar 31, 2022
The Best Cars from Season 3 of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
Jerry Seinfeld crams a variety of classic cars into his laugh-filled seasons of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. Here are our favorites from season three of the show.
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Jerry
Mar 31, 2022
An Adorable Classic: The Nissan Figaro
The Nissan Figaro is an adorable classic car with a limited release, and maintains a high value on the used car market.
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Jerry
Mar 29, 2022
The Citroën DS Is a Quirky Classic
The Citroën DS was futuristic and innovative for its time with both its design and mechanical features.
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Jerry
Mar 28, 2022
A Japanese Beast: The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5 evolved drastically both in design and power from the Evo 4, if you’re able to get one of these Japanese imports expect to pay a pretty penny.
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Jerry
Mar 27, 2022
The Hudson Hornet a Classic Worth Remembering
Though the Hudson Hornet was discontinued in the ‘50s, it’s still an iconic classic car that was innovative for its time.
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Jerry
Mar 27, 2022
This 1965 Chevy Truck Is Far Out
Chevy is famous for its long history of truck-making. However, few are lodged in our memories quite like the 1965 C10. Read on for a glimpse at what was great about this little legend.
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Jerry
Mar 24, 2022
A Smokin' Classic: The Ford Falcon
The Falcon's classic look and revolutionary design were well recognized in the 1960s for meeting customers' demands.
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Jerry
Mar 24, 2022
The Fresh to Death 1968 Corvette
The 1968 Corvette had some tricks up its sleeves for buyers of the time. Though features like door ajar warnings and seat belt lights are commonplace today, the ‘68 Corvette introduced them in style.
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Jerry
Mar 21, 2022
The Four Coolest Cars in the World
The coolest cars in the world range from classics to modern EVs, either way, the cars themselves definitely made an impact on car history.
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Jerry
Mar 20, 2022
This $100 Million Supercar Has Been Lost for Over 80 Years 
The missing Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe had a limited run with the whereabouts of only a few vehicles being known.
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Jerry
Mar 20, 2022
The 1980 Ford Bronco, Don't Overlook This Classic Pickup Truck
The 1980 Ford Bronco was about average for the time with its main features being its long-lastingness, comfortable interior, lift, and abundant cargo space.
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Jerry
Mar 19, 2022
Smokey and the Bandit Car Recently Sold for $450,000
The ‘77 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Burt Reynolds drove Smokey and the Bandit helped breathe new life into American muscle car culture.
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Jerry
Mar 17, 2022
The Pontiac Firebird Was a Car for the Ages
The Pontiac Firebird was one of the 1970s’ most iconic vehicles. Learn more about GM’s response to the Ford Mustang, the Pontiac Firebird and Trans-Am, and how the gas crisis of the ‘70s affected the Firebird.
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Jerry
Mar 17, 2022

All Questions on Classic Cars

How can I find a car I previously owned?
I had a classic car in high school, but had to sell it to make some money for college. I got a great job out of school and now have the money to afford it. How do I find it to try and buy it back?
Will Baldwin
Nov 01, 2021
Can it be more difficult to finance a classic car than a regular car?
Is it more difficult to get financing for a classic car? I have already paid off my regular car loan. I am thinking of purchasing a 1989 BMW E24. I would need to finance it as I can't afford to pay for it all up front.
Emily Maracle
Feb 28, 2022
Does classic car insurance include full coverage?
Would classic car insurance also include full coverage? I want to get full coverage on my Ford Mustang.
Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
How fast can the 1990 Mazda Miata go from 0 to 60?
I’m looking to add a used Mazda Miata to my collection, and I’ve heard lots of good things, but I’m curious about speed. How fast does a 1990 Miata go from 0 to 60?
Pat Roache
Mar 03, 2022
How do I add power windows to a car?
I’ve been driving a 2001 GMC Sonoma for a while now. I love this truck, but I would like to modernize it starting with the crank windows. How do you add power windows to a car?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 23, 2022
Does my car quality for classic car insurance?
What makes a car a classic? My dad gave me a 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass as a project car and I think it looks pretty cool. I want to take my time and fully restore the car and then enter it in car shows. My buddies believe it is a big joke and that an Oldsmobile isn't a classic car.
Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
Does classic car insurance cost more than standard insurance?
Will classic car coverage be more expensive than my current policy? My aunt just gifted to me her fully restored lime green 1977 Chevrolet Chevette. It is an amazing car and I love it, but I am worried that I will not be able to afford the insurance.
Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
How easy is it to maintain a classic car?
What type of insurance do I need for a 1969 Chevy Camaro? Does it cost more to maintain a classic car?
Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
What are some ways to make an old car run like new?
I inherited my dad’s old Cadillac. Lately, it's been running poorly. I want to keep the car, but I want something that's reliable. How can I make an old car run like it's brand new?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
Are the guidelines for a classic car policy different than a standard car policy?
What are the rules for classic car coverage? I heard that classic car insurance is cheaper than regular insurance so I am thinking about moving my 1970 Jeep Wagoneer over to a classic policy to save money. I know classic car policies have an age restriction which I meet.
Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
Do insurance companies offer classic scooter insurance?
I have a vintage Vespa I inherited from my grandmother. It still runs incredibly smoothly, but I don't want to take any chances, and I'd like to get it insured. Is it possible to get classic scooter insurance?
Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Where can I buy 1967 Chevelle front coilovers?
I have a 1967 Chevelle that I’ve mostly restored, but I need front coilovers for it. I’m kind of a purist so I really want all the parts to be original, but finding them has been a struggle. Where can I find front coilovers for my 1967 Chevy Chevelle?
Jessie Devine
Apr 01, 2022
What car is John Wick driving?
I love watching John Wick—the car he drives is really cool! Can you tell me more about it?
Tiffany Leung
Apr 04, 2022
Can I insure my standard vehicle and my classic car with the same company?
Is there one company that will cover both my classic car and regular car? I need to find coverage for my fully restored 1982 Delorean and I want to keep all my cars with one company. Right now, it is insured by Hagerty, but I don't particularly enjoy having to pay two separate insurance bills.
Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
Does the Ferrari Roma have interior rear seats?
I always thought the Ferrari Roma was a two-seater, but I thought I saw one the other day that a backseat. Was I imagining things, or does the Ferrari Roma have a backseat?
Jessie Devine
Apr 01, 2022
Where can I buy 1969 Chevelle bucket seats?
My current restoration project is a 1969 Chevy Chevelle, and I want to upgrade it to have bucket seats. I find a lot of the original Chevelle bench seats, but not so many of the bucket seats. Where can I find 1969 Chevelle bucket seats?
Jessie Devine
Apr 01, 2022
Can I get financing for a car that's 15 years old?
I want to buy an Acura NSX for $45,000 that's 15 years old. It doesn't exactly qualify for a classic car loan based on age, but it's definitely rare enough to be considered a classic. Can I get financing for this vehicle?
Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
Where can I buy a 1970 Camaro front clip?
I’m restoring a 1970 Camaro, and there are several front-end parts I need. I think the easiest way to find them would be to buy a 1970 Camaro front clip, but I’m not sure where to find one. Do you know where to buy a 1970 Camaro front clip?
Jessie Devine
Apr 01, 2022
At what point should I get classic insurance for my car?
When is the right time to upgrade the insurance on my classic car? I am almost done restoring my 1958 Cadillac Eldorado and I am thinking it may be time to change my coverage. I initially added it to my State Farm policy for liability-only coverage while it was getting worked on.
Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
How do I insure an antique car?
My grandfather was a car collector and left me a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. I'm really excited, but I don't know how to protect it. How do you insure an antique car?
Emily Maracle
Oct 22, 2021
What does GTX stand for in my car’s model name?
I recently attended a car show and saw the amazing 1971 Plymouth GTX driven by Dominic Toretto in The Fate of the Furious, and I was wondering—what does GTX stand for?
Sarah Gray
Feb 28, 2022
How long does it take to sandblast a car?
I’ve been restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang and it’s time to get all the rust off. I am going to rent a sandblaster, but I’m worried about the expenses. How long can I expect to spend sandblasting my car?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 23, 2022
What is the best Mustang engine of all time?
I’m a big fan of Ford Mustangs, and I know a lot about their history. I’m not as well-versed on the performance side of things though. I know there are a lot of differing opinions on this, but what’s the best Mustang engine ever made?
Jessie Devine
Apr 01, 2022
How much does car insurance cost on a classic car?
I have a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E that I'd like to insure. I know it's considered a classic car. How much can I expect to pay for insurance?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How do I shrink wrap my car?
I have a classic car that I’m going to be storing over the winter and I want to shrink wrap it to keep it safe. How can I do this?
Sarah Gray
Mar 22, 2022
How can I fix a dent in a chrome bumper?
I inherited my great-uncle’s 1970 Monte Carlo. It’s actually in pretty good shape, but one problem area is the front bumper. How can I fix a dent in a chrome bumper?
Rachel Rigolino
Jan 31, 2022
Can you tell me how to find a car club?
Fellow gearhead here. I'm based in LA and need help finding a car club. Can you tell me how to do this?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 22, 2021
How do you photoshop car pictures?
I’m looking to start a new Instagram page for my classic car obsession. After going to weekend automotive exhibits and festivals, I want to share my snapshots. What apps can I use to photoshop car pictures?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 22, 2022
Does CarMax buy old cars?
I’ve got a pretty old beater that I’m trying to get out of my garage. I want to sell but I’m not sure who would actually take it. Would CarMax?
Pat Roache
Feb 18, 2022
Can I get a car loan on a rebuilt title?
My friend fixes cars for a living. He just did a full restoration on a '74 Mustang II, and I want to buy it. However, it has a rebuilt title. Can I still get a car loan?
Eric Schad
Oct 25, 2021

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