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Stunning Blue 1976 Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscopica’ for Sale

Stunning Blue 1976 Lamborghini Countach ‘Periscopica’ for Sale
The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic and infamous supercars of all time. Produced in various configurations from 1974 to 1990, designer Marcello Gandini’s second Lambo masterpiece (he also designed the Miura) was notoriously uncomfortable, hard to drive, yet still awesome and spectacular. I’ve seen Countachs in typical supercar colors like red and yellow, but never one as beautiful as this epic Blue Tahiti LP400 that’s currently up for sale.
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From the Vaults: Porsche 928S Dealer Promo

From the Vaults: Porsche 928S Dealer Promo
Produced from 1977 to 1995, the 928 was one of Porsche’s more controversial designs. Originally created to replace the 911 (blasphemy!), Porsche attempted to make the car appeal to a wider audience by making it easier to drive than other sports cars, and also adding features like fold-down rear seats for the kids, and driver-centric comfort features.
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Fiat and LEGO Built a Life-size Fiat 500

Fiat and LEGO Built a Life-size Fiat 500
While the modern-day Fiat 500 may be going away here in the U.S., it’s still an iconic little car, with lots of fans around the globe since its inception way back in 1957. To celebrate the heritage of the 500, LEGO has announced the release of a new Creator set based on the classic version of Italian subcompact.
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How Chevrolet Made Cars Back in 1936

How Chevrolet Made Cars Back in 1936
This fascinating educational film was commissioned by General Motors back in 1936 to show how cars were produced at the time. The 30-minute movie, titled “Master Hands,” takes us back in time to watch the production of Chevrolets – from forging molten steel for the engine block, to hand-assembling every component of the chassis and body. The amount of manual labor and workmanship involved in the production line was truly staggering, never mind the dangers of working with fiery vats of metal and powerful and massive milling, stamping and riveting machines.
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Ferris Bueller Ferrari Sells for $400K

Ferris Bueller Ferrari Sells for $400K
Like many of you, I’ve always assumed that Cameron’s dad’s prized car in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was an actual Ferrari. In fact, it was a replica, made by Modena. Still, it’s a very cool looking car, and one lucky buyer just got their hands on one that actually appeared in the movie. This 1963 Modena Spyder California is serial number GTC0001 (one of three that were used in the film), and is powered by a 427ci V8 engine, connected to a TKO 500 5-speed manual gearbox.
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VW Bids Farewell to the Beetle with a Moving Animated Tribute

VW Bids Farewell to the Beetle with a Moving Animated Tribute
After 81 years, the Volkswagen Beetle is no longer being made. First built in 1938, the Type 1 Beetle largely unchanged until 2003, when the “New Beetle” made its debut, and then changing one final time for its third generation in 2011.
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This Year One 1974 Jeep Cherokee Is a Brutish Beauty

This Year One 1974 Jeep Cherokee Is a Brutish Beauty
It’s hard to believe it, but there was once a time when the Jeep Cherokee didn’t yet exist. It first came on the scene back in 1974, as a two-door version of the Jeep Wagoneer. If you love the look of these classic 4x4s, there’s one currently for sale up on eBay, and it looks pretty sweet. Touted as the sportier alternative to the Wagoneer, the first Cherokee had a single, long window behind the B-pillar.
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This 1979 Plymouth Trailduster Is Retro Fantastic

This 1979 Plymouth Trailduster Is Retro Fantastic
There was a time when 2-door, 4×4, body-on-frame SUVs were widely available. These days, pretty much all we’ve got in the US is the Jeep Wrangler, and the forthcoming Land Rover Defender 90. But if you long for something with more of a retro style, check out this 1979 Plymouth Trailduster that’s headed to the Barrett-Jackson 2020 Scottsdale auction without a reserve price. I love how this truck has basically been left in its original state, with only a few minor modifications over the course of its 40 year lifespan – specifically the removal of its running boards, and the addition of a cassette player.
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Exquisite Waltz Blue 1948 Tucker 48 Going up for Sale

Exquisite Waltz Blue 1948 Tucker 48 Going up for Sale
Tucker automobiles were some of the most extraordinary and distinctive cars ever created, but sadly, the bootstrapped car company didn’t last long in the face of big business, and in the end, just 50 of Preston Tucker’s aerodynamic sedans were ever built.
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Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car

Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car
A massive typhoon had just blanketed the majority of Japan in torrential rain, and shortly after letting-up, my wife tells me that we were going shopping. Unsure as to whether anything would be open I opted to tag along, secretly hoping to discover another interesting Japanese automobile.
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The ICON Derelict Hudson Is an Art Deco Beauty

The ICON Derelict Hudson Is an Art Deco Beauty
The Hudson Motor Car Company was a Detroit-based car company that built sedans and coupes from 1909 until 1954, until they eventually merged with Nash, to become part of AMC. Now Jonathan Ward and the restomod experts at ICON have transformed a classic 1949 Hudson Super Six Coupe by giving it modern internals, and refining it’s striking art deco looks. Preserving the car’s classically low and streamlined bodywork, the ICON Derelict Hudson has been updated with new chassis elements engineered by Art Morrison.
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From the Vaults: The Sunbeam Tiger

From the Vaults: The Sunbeam Tiger
Shelby, Corvette, and even Triumph are highly recognized names in the world of classic cars. But one name that doesn’t get mentioned often – at least not in the circles we run in – is the Sunbeam Tiger.
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Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger

Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger
While the latest models of the Dodge Challenger and Charger are impressive, there’s still something so perfect about their classic 1970s incarnations. Take, for example, this beautifully-restored 1973 Challenger R/T, featured by Hagerty Classic Cars. It looks just spectacular in red and black, and there’s nothing quite like that baritone muscle car exhaust note to remind you that you’re alive. Even with a 426 HEMI under the hood, a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has this car beat hands down in the horsepower department, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this car has more character than its modern descendants.
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Carspotting Japan: Classic Fiat Nuova 500

Carspotting Japan: Classic Fiat Nuova 500
Fiat is discontinuing sales of the smaller 500 in the United States. So instead of throwing a fit over the demise of the little Fiat 500 and its feisty Abarth doppelgänger, let’s take a look at the vehicle that first sported the triple digit badge: The aptly named, “Fiat Nuova 500.” It’s not often that you come across classic Italian cars in rural Japan.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II
Having operated from 1928 to 1961, Chrysler’s DeSoto nameplate is but a distant memory, though the company did manage to turn out quite a few cars during its lifetime. One of the more impressive designs to emerge from DeSoto was the Adventurer II, a concept car shown in 1954.
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