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The very first car that Porsche ever built disappeared one century ago, was later found in a shed

In the year 1898, Ferdinand Porsche designed his first ever car and named it the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model or “P1” for short. The short form of the car “P1” came from Ferdinand Porsche who made sure that he would be credited for his design and work on the vehicle, hence, he engraved the code “P1” which stood for Porsche number 1, onto all of the key components of the vehicle. Source Jalopnik The P1 was originally created for a car maker company by the name of Jacob…

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Barn find of barn finds? Expert weighs in on 60-car discovery in France

Certainly for 2014, this is the barn find of the year. We’ll have to see how it shakes out if it’s the barn find of the decade, or even the barn find of all barn finds.” There’s an occasional Ferrari or Maserati that pops up, but this is like a Paris auto show that was simply forgotten.” — Tom Cotter Those words from Tom Cotter, who wrote not just the book on barn-found cars but several books on the subject, starting with The Cobra in the Barn and his latest,…

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Muscle Cars 

10 amazing Camaros you have to see to Believe

Amazing Nasty Camaro, Look at the Meat on those tires ! Before any official announcement, reports began running during April 1965 within the automotive press that Chevrolet was preparing a competitor to the Ford Mustang, code-named Panther. On June 21, 1966, around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors stating, “…please save noon of June 28 for important SEPAW meeting. Hope you can be on hand to help scratch a cat. Details will follow…(signed) John L. Cutter – Chevrolet public relations – SEPAW secretary.” The following day, the…

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1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Discovered!

Imagine swinging open the doors to an old barn to find this beautiful Aston Martin DB2/4 just sitting there on blocks waiting to be put back on the road. Well that was the experience one lucky car guy had when he got a tip about this Aston barn find! Now not only is this a rare DB2/4 model, but it also has an interesting story behind it! You see, this car may have been put to work sometime in the ’60s as an unmarked police car. If they start giving…

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Top 10 affordable future classic cars

If you have always lusted after a potential classic marque from the Eighties or Nineties, there’s no better time to invest than now. With affordability in mind, here are our top 10 contenders for future classic status. What are yours? The Citroen XM is a very strong candidate for future classic status. Both of its predecessors, the DS and CX, are now classics in their own right, and values of XMs are sure to carry on rising as it follows suit. Typical price: £1,000-£3,000 The original Audi TT is a…

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The El Camino Returns

Chevy’s El Camino is that iconic half car/half truck that some younger drivers may not remember. Chevrolet ran production on the El Camino twice. The first run was in the 1959-60 model year but only lasted two years. The second run was much more successful and ran from 1964 to 1987. Now, Chevrolet has decided to bring it back, and it’s looking pretty sexy! Source

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Treasure trove of classic cars sells for £20 million

A treasure trove of classic cars found languishing in a barn for 50 years has sold for £20 million. The star attraction in the collection of rusting cars was a “lost” vintage Ferrari California Spyder, which sold for £11.8m on its own. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (EPA) The 59 cars were gathering dust and hidden under piles of newspapers in garages and outbuildings when they were discovered late last year by the grandchildren of the late owner. The “once-in-a-lifetime” find on a farm in France was…

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President Obama appears on Jerry Seinfeld’s show ‘Comedians in cars getting coffee’ driving a 1963 Corvette

Jerry Seinfeld has kicked off season 7 of his hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee by driving around in a classic 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe with President Obama. In a short clip of the episode, the Seinfeld star went through the bushes to knock on Obama’s Oval Office window to try and get the president’s attention. The comedian tries to get President Obama’s attention by knocking on his window During the funny video, the pair tried to leave the White House premises, only to get stopped…

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Driver breaks down in flood waters in £300,000 vintage Aston Martin

He may have a car just like James Bond. But its unlikely the famous English spy would ever get himself stuck in a tricky situation like this. The driver of this £300,000 James Bond-style Aston Martin DB5 was left red-faced today after getting stuck in flooded water in Oxfordshire. It is believed he ignored signs which warned that the road underneath the bridge between Woolstone and Longcot was flooded with up to two feet in water. Stranded: This £300,000 James Bond-style Aston Martin DB5 was found stuck in flooded waters…

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