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1965 Ashley Sportiva: A One-of-72 British Rarity

If you know what this vintage British sports car is, then you’re more of a car nut than we are. We were happily daydreaming while browsing our favorite foreign vintage sports car website when we came upon this eye-catching 1965 Ashley Sportiva in Soesterberg, Netherlands that was being sold for 22.950 Euros or about US $27,700, which converts to around ...

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1978-1982 Mitsubishi Mirage: Fantasizing about Turning a Twin Stick into a Turbo

One of our online readers, who posted under the pseudonym Bertong Kulas, recently inquired about the restoration costs of our red 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste project car that is owned by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” P. Alingog. The reader was asking about the expenses we incurred during the restoration of the Celeste because he is planning to restore his own Mitsubishi ...

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2005-2012 Gumpert Apollo: Street-Legal Race-Ready Sports Car

In 2000, Roland Gumpert, the former president of Audi Sport, proposed a new generation of sports cars. He wanted to create a sports car that is street-legal yet ready for the racetrack. Gumpert was approached by automobile designer Roland Mayer to assist in building a prototype sports car. Audi allowed Gumpert to get involved in the project, on the condition ...

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1958 Plymouth Fury: And Christine Was Her Name

If you consider yourself an enthusiast of American cars from the ‘50s, then “Christine” should be in your bucket list of movies to watch. The horror novel, which was written by Stephen King and published in 1983, tells the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury that was apparently possessed by supernatural forces and could magically restore itself after it gets damaged ...

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Air-Cooled Haven: A Mecca For Porschephiles

(Editor’s Note: This story was first published in the Man Cave section of Power Wheels Magazine Volume 2 Issue 6.) I was a college student when I saw my first Porsche 911 in 1988. It was a silver 930 Turbo with a whale tail that a student borrowed from his dad. I was a bit disappointed when I heard the air-cooled ...

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Dreaming About My Grandfather’s Ford Tudor Deluxe

Every now and then, I get a notification on my phone or on my computer about a vintage car for sale somewhere in the world. I recently got a feed from eBay Motors about a 1938 Ford Tudor, which I’d normally ignore since I’m not an aficionado of Fords from the 1930’s. The car was described as a two-door sedan ...

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Exoticar Superstar: Lamborghini Countach in “Cannonball Run” and “Cannonball Run II”

Among the Lamborghini supercars, the 1974-1990 Countach is undeniably the most recognizable and most iconic model. A sinister-black early Lamborghini Countach with white leather interior from the Alpine stereo posters and magazine ads graced the walls of many car enthusiasts’ rooms in the 1980s. And if the Italian supercar’s space age design, swing-up doors and outrageous power outputs (for its ...

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50-Year-Old Transformation: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Mechatronik M-Coupe Conversion

At first glance, this vintage Mercedes-Benz looks like either a mint well-preserved 1970 280SE 2-door coupe or a meticulously restored one. From the outside, the car seems to be what it’s supposed to be. There’s the elegant W111 coupe shape and twin stacked headlamps that has the car often mistaken for the Paul Bracq-designed W108. There’s an abundance of chrome ...

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The Very First Pony Car: 1964½ Ford Mustang Convertible VIN #5F08F100001

In early April 1964, two weeks before the official introduction of the all-new Ford Mustang on April 17, Captain Stanley Tucker, a pilot for the Canadian Eastern Provincial Airlines, was out for a drive when he spotted the new Mustang convertible, finished in Wimbledon White, at the George Parsons Ford dealership in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Captain ...

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38 TV Shows That May Have Left An Automotive Impression On Its Viewers

There was a recent trend in social media where you are asked to name 10 vehicles that influenced your love for cars. It made us look back to the vehicles that we lusted after, or used to have, or what our family members or friends used to drive. It also made us realize that some of us were influenced by ...

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