Classic American Magazine - October 2023
Classic American Magazine - October 2023
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In this issue
1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
1956 Ford Custom truck.
Nelson Classic Car Museum..
On your Mark VII
In our sixth instalment of the Continental story, we’re looking at the seventh iteration of the Continental Mark series: the evergreen Mark VII, a powerful, aerodynamic coupe that looks as fresh today as when the covers were first pulled off 37 years ago…
A ‘posh’ Mustang? It could only be the Mercury Cougar …
Chrysler Concept 70X
Safety as a marketing concept for cars? Well, Richard Heseltine reckons we have Ralph Nader to thank for that. This month Richard examines a concept vehicle that was a direct result of the sudden interest in vehicle safety after Nader’s campaigning…
Stock or modified?
Evans debates the merits of keeping your classic in factory condition or adding upgrades to make it more suitable for today’s roads
HEAVY METAL COLLECTION
With a bit of luck we might be able to fly to the US again by the end of the summer. If Los Angeles is on your itinerary, then make sure you include the Petersen Museum for a very special exhibition that’s been extended due to the pandemic. Keith Harman explains why…
Patience is a BARRACUDA 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
We’re often reading about people who have an ideal car in their mind, and who wait decades until that dream becomes a reality. We meet another beautiful dreamer, Tom Aspinall, and his Detroit-inspired dream from Mother Mopar…
1960 Cadillac Sedan De Ville Johnny Cash's CADILLAC?
Country crooner Johnny Cash famously sang about a Cadillac created by a worker at the Cadillac factory – One Piece at a Time – as he, errr… took bits of car home over a period of years to create a car… but was it a ’60 or a ’61 or a…?
1929 Lincoln Limousine NICE JAG MATE!
It’s not often we come across a Gatsby-era luxury car that has been in the UK since the roaring Twenties and with the same owner since 1966! Meet Derek Brown’s magnificent 1929 Model L seven-passenger Limousine…
This early 1965 Ford Mustang still looks to be wearing most of its original paint and proves the point: it’s only original once!
This absolute dream of a drive that’s travelled three times across the Atlantic proved to Mark Spaulding that his DeSoto is definitely a ‘keeper’…
Super Sonic CHEVELLE
How the Williams brothers transformed Mark Evans’ 1971 Chevy Chevelle into a red hot, state-of-the-art street rod…
Posh muscle – Buick GS
Just about everyone wanted a piece of the muscle car action in 1968, including GM’s marque Buick, the renowned manufacturer of executive ‘boats’ for lawyers and doctors. Classic American looks at Flint’s hairy-chested offering…
CLASSIC AMERICAN PEOPLE Bob and Curt Giovanine Like father, like son
What could be more of a winter warmer than spending some time in the desert of El Mirage? Come back in time with us to the heady days of dry lake bed racing with pioneering dad and son record-breaking racers, Bob and Curt Giovanine…
GENE FELTON 1936-2020
Steve Havelock looks back on the life of American racing driver Gene Felton…
CHOPPED TOP BEAUTY
This 1951 Mercury Custom Coupe recently went up for auction on digital auction platform Stratas and we definitely thought it was worth a look. Winner of a Boyd Coddington Top Ten award, this iconic hot rod remains in pristine condition and a credit to its creator…
Chevrolet Astro III
America’s answer to the Reliant Robin... or futuristic ‘moonshot’ of the automotive world using turbine technology that was never to be? Either way, Richard Heseltine thinks Chevy’s Astro III was truly out of this world…
This beautiful boattailed 1972 Buick Riviera was acquired last year by American car rookie, Adam Pearce. Was it all plain sailing or choppy waters for this first-time American car owner? Editor Ben Klemenzson finds out…
Remembering The K-Car
Evans looks back to the humble compacts that saved Chrysler…
When Patrick Watts went looking for the basis of his new race car he made a novel choice in this 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk, but it’s worked out rather well…
CARROT TOWN Catch up
Classic American catches up with Carrot Town Garage who have adopted a completely unique approach to buying, selling and owning American cars...
THE END OF SUMMER BRIGHTON RUN
In his very own words Derek Carter, of UK Mopar group the Mopar Muscle Association, recounts one of the final events of the summer for American car owners that he organised in the south that actually wasn’t cancelled. Take it away Derek…
KINGSTOWN TRUCK GIVEAWAY!
Classic American advertiser and global shipping specialist Kingstown recently gave away a Ford F150 pick-up truck to raise funds for charity.
TOP of the COPS
Ewan Howieson’s 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police car is one of very few that remains completely original and he reckons it’s ideal for everyday use. 2011 Ford Crown Victoria P7B Interceptor
The Studebaker Avanti was universally admired and hailed as a ground-breaking American car when it made its debut; however its history after the demise of Studebaker was a chequered and troubled one, as Richard Heseltine reveals…
MUSTANG WON FOR LESS THAN A PONY
A man from Stourbridge has won a 1966 Ford Mustang for less than a pony (Cockney rhyming slang for £25) – it cost him just £7.50! Colin Dixon entered the competition after researching into classic cars online and stumbling across the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.
CONTESSA'S COUGAR UP FOR SALE
If you’re quick you could get your hands on the actual Mercury that starred in a classic James Bond film. This Cougar will be unleashed by auction house Bonhams…
BLUES BROTHERS ON A MISSION
We couldn’t let the year-end (technically this issue goes on sale mid-December!) without celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Blues Brothers, because it’s not every day you get to drive a Dodge Monaco through a shopping mall…
1951 Pontiac Silver Streak Sedan Delivery Rare Indian
Sedan deliveries are rare in the US due to the hard lives many of them lead, so are even more of a rarity over here, as Paul Bussey discovers...
Ghia Chrysler V280
Richard Heseltine unveils a mysterious one-off collaboration between Plymouth and Italian styling house Ghia: the Ghia Chrysler V280…
1970 Ford F100 pick-up - COYOTE, NOT SO UGLY...
How’s this for a first American vehicle? What had originally been planned as a business promotion vehicle created by Valley Gas turned out so well that the owner decided to use it as their daily driver!
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