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Imagine Your Grandpa Was Hiding Insane Car Collection Worth Over $15 Million!

Fewer than 60 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyders were ever built, making it one of the most prized and pricey classic cars in the world. The lineage of each surviving example is as obsessively researched as the bloodline of a world-class race horse. Which is why the discovery of a previously unknown California Spyder among a secret French collection of 100 classic cars has the automotive world in an uproar. Talk about a barn find. he jaw-dropping Ferrari is just one of 100 cars in the Baillon Collection, hoarded away by shipping magnate Roger Baillon…

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Ford Engineer Designs An Engine With Turbocharger For Each Cylinder

One turbocharger per cylinder. I am not talking about some crazy dragster prepared for under 6-second passes. This is an idea by Ford engine designer Jim Clarke who proposed a unique engine system with one turbocharger per cylinder. The aim is to increase the power of small engines while keeping the emissions down and, in essence, improving efficiency so much that governing bodies don’t order manufacturers to discard ICEs in favor of electric motors. Something like this has been a part of engine evolution for the past twenty years. From…

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16 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT DODGE

By JOHN MARSHALL For just over a century, “Dodge” has signified a lot more than just a city where cheating at poker was a really bad idea. The Dodge motor company has starred in movies, invented a word, and helped fight both foreign armies and bandits (who incidentally also drove Dodges). Yes, there’s more. Yes, you should read all about it. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY/FLICKR 1. The Dodge Brothers started out making bicycles Their first venture together: the Evans & Dodge Bicycle Company in Windsor, Canada. Because when you think “bicycles” you…

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Prepare Your Soul For This $50,000 Supercharged Craigslist Hell-Viper

The first Dodge Viper has a reputation for being difficult to drive at the limit. From the factory, the car made almost 500 lb.-ft. of torque from its 8.0-liter V10 and had virtually no safety equipment or electronic aids. We can’t imagine doubling the horsepower would make it any less frightening to drive. But that’s exactly what the previous owners did to this 1996 white example found on Craigslist in Baltimore. Featuring a Paxton Novi Centrifugal-style supercharger running 11 psi of boost and fully built bottom end, this Viper is said to make…

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1915 Willys-Overland Touring barn find in original unrestored condition

The turn of the century in the American Automotive industry was like the Big Bang Theory with manufacturers merging and splitting seemingly overnight. At the start of World War I, Willys-Overland was one of the leaders in the production of factory built, enclosed bodywork, the primary appeal of which was to women, it was described as “The Reigning Electrically Started and Lighted Coupe for Women.” Over-all sales hit the 80,000 mark. 1915 Willys-OverlandPhoto Credit By 1915, the company had risen to the position of second largest automobile manufacturer in the…

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This is why you shouldn’t drive slow in the left lane!

If we have one word of advice to every single person on the roadways today it is to watch this video and absorb all of the information that lies within. Seriously, if you’re one of those people traveling slowly in the left lane and inhibiting the natural flow of traffic, there’s a good chance that everyone on the roadways probably hates you. This time, we check out a video that attempts to tell all about why driving in the left lane and blocking traffic isn’t only annoying but also unsafe…

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Bizarre Pontiac Trans Am Kammback concept up for auction

Muscle cars are a ton of fun, but their driver-focused design generally doesn’t offer much utility. General Motors imagined tackling this weakness in 1985 by creating the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Kammback concept that combined V8 grunt with a longer roof. The project never came to fruition, but one of the test mules has now turned up on the consignment list for Barrett Jackson’s 2017 sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 14-22. According to the auction listing, the long-roof Trans Am concept packs a high-output 305-cubic-inch (5.0-liter) V8 and five-speed manual…

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8 Mopar Crate Engines You Can Buy Now!

By onallcylinders The Mopar crowd is arguably the most vocal, most passionate group of people in the hot rodding community. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when this group responded to our recent Chevrolet crate engine guide with: “Where’s the crate engine guide for Mopars?” Ask and you shall receive. We’ve put together some of our favorite crate engines for Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler vehicles and other custom hot rods. ATK High Performance Chrysler 360 290HP Stage 3 Crate Engines Why we like it: For us street cruiser guys, you can’t ask for much more than this small block delivers….

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15 Ford Mustang Concepts That Never Saw The Light Of Day

If you ever ask a person which American car manufacturer he likes the most, one of the most common answers you will get would be Ford. They are one of the most iconic and storied American carmakers. Throughout their lifetime, they have made numerous cars, but if we have to choose the most iconic, it has to be the Ford Mustang. This car is the epitome of the American muscle car, and has been going strong since it was first introduced in 1962. Several generations of this car exist, and today…

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Did You Know Chevy Once Made a Mid-Engined, Rotary Corvette?

Rumors of the iconic American fiberglass-bodied V-8 coupe going mid-engined have circulated for decades now. Some trustworthy sources even point to a next-gen, mid-engined C8 Corvette appearing as soon as 2018, with production beginning in late January, and plans for it to coexist with the C7 Corvette ZR1 for a time. But we’re not here to talk about the current batch of midship Corvette test mules. We’re talking about the car that gave the rumors credibility in the first place: the 1973 Aerovette, a rotary-powered oddity with a history linked to John DeLorean (yes, that DeLorean,) Porsche,…

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