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One millionth Corvette restored to its former glory after sinkhole

Another of the victims of the National Corvette Museum’s destructive sinkhole has been restored to a stunning condition by General Motors Of the eight cars eaten up by the sinkhole which appeared under the National Corvette Museum last year, only three were deemed repairable. Still, that’s not a bad innings considering the scale of what happened at the Bowling Green-based facility, and now, the restoration of the second of the trio – the one millionth Corvette – has been completed. It took four months and a total of 1200 man hours to…

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Classic car collectors brace for a Trump auto tariffs crash

The Trump administration’s proposed auto and auto part tariffs may claim an unexpected casualty: The more than 20 million Americans who spend an estimated $1.5 billion annually on classic and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, according to specialized insurer Hagerty Group. Though many classic car sales are by wealthy collectors and cost in the tens of millions, the average classic vehicle’s value is less than $35,000, according to Hagerty Group. “The hot rodders, the tinkerers, the people who modify cars — that’s a really, really big thing in America,” says Mark Hyman, who runs Hyman Ltd., a…

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The original Aerosmith tour van was found in Western Mass

In a recently aired episode of the hit History Channel show, “American Pickers,” hosts and antique scavengers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz tracked down the band’s original tour van in Chesterfield that the group used to schlep to gigs around New England in the early 1970s. Not much was initially known about the rusted, 1964 International Harvester Metro van, buried in the woods, said the property’s owner, identified only as Phil, who told Wolfe and Fritz the vehicle was there when he bought the land. The previous property owner had a connection…

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Last ‘Vette Pulled From National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The last of the “Great 8” Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking the end of the first phase of rebuilding. “We’re happy to have the completion of our major goal to recover all eight of the Corvettes,” said Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum. “Next week we have a meeting with all the major players, including the construction team, geo-technical firm, cave…

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The World’s Greatest Garage Is Found In Texas

We have Reddit to thank for bringing the Petrol Lounge to our attention, specifically Redditors einTier and haudi. The two are buddies, with the former working at the Petrol Lounge in Austin, Texas. Haudi recently stopped by to check out the Petrol Lounge, which is a storage facility for cars, the lion’s share of which are rare and classic icons. These photos, courtesy of einTier, show just what a typical day is like in the world’s greatest garage. This is some intense car porn, folks. The Petrol Lounge is more…

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This $700 Corvette Posted On Craigslist Turned Out To Be Worth Millions

Have you ever looked at a Craigslist car ad and thought, “I wonder if I should take a chance?” Here’s one that was posted on Craigslist in the Tampa Bay area of Florida about five years ago: ”SERIAL # X53L on documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame. We believe this to be a 1953 Pontiac prototype that was to assume the name Longoria? Info received todate indicates that ZAGATO designed and PINNAFARINA constructed the body for GM in late 52.” The typos and misspelling might have been one clue that the…

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Dеtrоіt’s Sесrеt CоІІесtіоn Оf Rаre Аmеrісаn Сlаssісs

There have been many stories and rumors about a massive collection of priceless classic cars hiding in the heart of Motown. Well our buddies over at BoldRide just uncovered the truth about this hoard of classics and it is more incredible than the rumors! Apparently this secret warehouse is owned and run by the Detroit Historical Society and houses some of the rarest American cars ever built. Special thanks to Jim S for letting us know about this story! Myles Kornblatt was invited to visit this secret locations. He was given directions to…

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Son Gifts Grandpa With His Dream 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, Tears Ensue

For a free website, it’s impressive that YouTube has managed to become its own cable channel of sorts. Sure, it makes a lot of money off of its advertisement revenue, but given the fact that anyone with a camera and a computer can upload a video, it’s given the average joe the ability to earn a living off of making videos. It’s allowed channels like The Angry Grandpa Channel to rise to fame with its videos getting over a million views each. The channel’s usual content involves a grandpa just yelling…

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This Hot Rod Icon Has Ford Origins, A Chevy V8 And Cadillac Power Seats

A classic Lincoln Zephyr, in proper running condition, would be good enough for most car guys, but this highly modified example is just out of this world. Rebuilt from the ground up using a 1939 Zephyr as the foundation stone, it now features a longer, wider, and lower stance, and despite sporting an entirely new appearance, it’s still instantly recognizable as a Zephyr. What’s interesting is that this is the first custom show car to sit completely flat on the ground with its hydraulics system dropped. In addition, its components are something…

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Woman Reunited With Her 1972 Corvette Stingray After 43 Years

It’s a tale of love lost, and found again, decades later. Terry Dietrich was still a teenager in 1972 when she decided to splurge on the car of her dreams, a bright blue Corvette Stingray. And just six months later, her world was shattered when her precious car was stolen. Well, it did happen to a woman called Terry Dietrich, who has recently been reunited with her dream car 43 years after it had been stolen. When she turned 19, Dietrich bought a brand new 1972 Corvette Stingray with money from her…

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