Best Classic Cars 

Scenes From the Assembly Line at the Ford River Rouge Plant

The Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan was completed in 1928 at a site along the River Rouge. The manufacturing complex was the largest, and most productive such plant of its time. Henry Ford had the factory set up so that the company could not only manufacture as many parts as possible, but also ship by company boats most the of raw materials needed in production. Today we are featuring seven images of the assembly line in the 1932-’34 period and following the photos a 1938 video,  A…

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Best Classic Cars 

Confiscated car collection makes $54 million at auction

The Italian tax man got paid when the gigantic Duemila Route collection was sold by RM Sotheby’s last weekend. One of the single biggest car collections ever auctioned in Europe went under RM Sotheby’s hammer last weekend, raising a massive total of €51.26 million ($54.20 million). A total of 817 lots were sold including 423 cars, 155 motorcycles, 140 bicycles, 55 racing boats, countless bits of automobilia, myriad parts, and a number of vintage bobsleds. The Duemila Route (2000 Wheels) collection used to belong to Italian private security magnate Luigi…

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Best Muscle Cars 

Would You Pay Half A Million Bucks For This 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird?

Due to its limited production number and impressive performance, the Plymouth Hemi Superbird has become a highly valuable collector’s item. And since its value is determined by its history, condition and previous certified sales, it’s not uncommon to see some examples fetch some pretty high prices. Take this particular car, for instance: it might be almost five decades old, but it still has most of the original paint applied to it, except for the nose, which was resprayed due to the problems with the initial lacquer coating, and still has…

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Barn Finds 

This BMW M1 Was Abandoned in an Italian Garage for 34 Years

The BMW M1’s development was started in Italy by Lamborghini, finished in Italy by a bunch of former Lamborghini employees working next door to the factory, and reached final production in Germany. Yet this particular example of the 457 built went straight back to southern Italy, only to stay in somebody’s garage untouched for 34 years. Mint Classics Despite being a homologation special designed by Giugiaro himself, somebody decided to silence this rare BMW’s twin-cam straight-six indefinitely sometime back in 1982. After looking at its original tires (manufactured in 1980)…

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