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Treasure Trove of 36 Classic Corvettes Discovered in a Garage After 25 Years

A rare collection of 36 classic Corvettes were discovered in an underground garage in New York City. The muscle cars were won in a contest organized by music channel VH1 and later sold to German graphic artist Peter Max who wanted to incorporate the Vettes in his vibrant pop art works. Clearly, Max never got around to it and the Vettes simply sat in the garage and collected dust for more than 25 years. The collection consists of every Corvette model released between 1953 and 1989. Max reportedly purchased the…

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Still Running! Model T Ford Starts 60 Years Old

You’ll often her your dad or grandpa say “They just don’t build them like they used to” when speaking today automotive offerings, and to be honest, he’s probably right. This Ford Model T had been sitting for over six decades, yet it when it came time to fire it up, all it needed was a little finesse and some patience and the old inline powerplant rattled to life. This car, which was built in 1921, had been dormant for much of its life when this group of enthusiasts decided to throw some fresh…

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DODGE CHARGER 500 AND PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD BARNFIND

Back in 1969, Dodge had an issue with its new-model Chargers in NASCAR. The big open grille in front and the recessed rear window gave the car all sorts of issues on the track. So Dodge used wind tunnel testing to smooth out those areas, and eventually developed the 1969 Charger 500, which used a 1968 Coronet front grille and a flush rear window. While those fixes were a step in the right direction, Dodge wanted to push the envelope further and developed the Charger Daytona, with its trademark pointed…

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Here’s A C5 Corvette With 710,000 Miles! Moreover, It’s Still Going!

Mark from Florida is the original owner of a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette that has done over 709,000 miles, all of them on the original engine. No, that is not a typographical error; the exact mileage last reported was 709,972. The original 5.7L LS1 V8 is still under the hood, though the transmission was replaced, but even so, this American icon is still in good shape. Mark drives it literally all the time. He uses it frequently to get from Florida to Georgia and back for business reasons, and has been doing so…

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8 Driving Life Hacks That Will Save You Gas Money

Regular car usage brings significant fuel expenses. Moreover, there is a direct connection between mileage and the frequency of maintenance services. Bright Side put together 8 life hacks that will help you to cut not only fuel but also maintenance costs. 8. Don’t put the pedal to the metal. © depositphotos   © depositphotos One sees a lot of drivers on the roads who just love to slam on the acceleration. But in driving school, we were told that acceleration and braking should be done smoothly because it guarantees reduced fuel consumption. When you accelerate sharply, it makes your car consume more energy, thus fuel consumption also increases. 7. Use cruise control…

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5 Coolest Concept Cars of the 60s

1959/1960 Cadillac Cyclone Though technically a 1959—it was first seen at the inaugural Daytona 500 in February—the Cyclone was still on the auto show circuit in 1960. This car was as wild and totally unpractical as any Fifties concept, with its pointed front fenders (or “radar pods,” as Cadillac called them) and lofty fins. 1961 Chrysler Turboflite Its huge rear wing predated that 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird by nearly eight years, but every other design feature of this outrageous concept was pure fantasy.   1964 General…

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Death Trap: Corvair Swapped 1957 BMW Isetta

This 1957 BMW Isetta (chassis 494528) features a 150 HP, four carb Corvair engine among other modifications needed to accommodate the swap, and was reportedly built by a shop class in the 1970s. Dubbed the Corsetta, it’s also said to have been featured in a 1977 issue of Hot Rod Magazine. As demonstrated here, the car is prone to wheelies and is further described as being scary fast. Find it here on eBay in Wilmington, North Carolina with reserve not met. Noticeably, the rear axle is much wider than the front and was likely swapped from a Corvair as…

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Classic Cars 

The Top 4 Collector Cars From the 1970s

Few have looked back on the 1970s solely for its cars, but collector trends shift as surely as the tides, and ’70s rides are now coming into vogue. Take Debra Powless. On the icy morning of January 20, an 18-wheel transporter pulled to a stop in front of Ms. Powless’s suburban Chicago home. Within minutes, a polished red 1971 Buick Riviera GS Boat Tail rolled out of the truck’s belly, the car’s engine roaring. It was a moment Powless had been waiting for nearly all her life. As a collector, she had owned…

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Meet The Hero Who Pulled His E30 M3 Into His House To Save It From Hurricane Matthew

While Hurricane Matthew was raging, you may have seen some delightful pictures on the internet of a lovely BMW E30 M3 sitting, warm and safe, inside someone’s house, to better be protected from the storm. Those photos weren’t staged. There actually was a guy who drove his car into his living room to protect it, and we talked to him. Seeing a person having breakfast with a car in their living room raises many questions, of course. How did they get it in there? Why is it in there? Do…

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Muscle Cars 

Someone restomodded a 1969 Dodge Charger to Hellcat status

The Hellcat family has power-loving Mopar fans drooling. At the heart of it all lies that mighty 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that brings tremendous noise and 707 horsepower along with it. The modern cars are also packed with tech and comfort features, but they don’t have quite as much classically cool style as the original Mopar muscle machines. A company in Ohio aims to fix that. Cleveland Power & Performance is building a muscle mash up of its own. In one corner you have a low-mileage 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT…

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