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From the Vaults: 1967 Pontiac Firebird TV Spot

From the Vaults: 1967 Pontiac Firebird TV Spot
Back in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, the Pontiac Firebird was a highly desirable muscle car. Pontiac saw their biggest (non GM) competition in the form of the Mercury Cougar, Ford Mustang, and Plymouth Barracuda.
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Havana Motor Club

Havana Motor Club
Filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and his team are currently working on Havana Motor Club, a documentary about the drag-racing community in Cuba. The film follows the quest for a group of Cuban men who are on a quest to hold the first legal drag race in the country since the Revolution in 1959.
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Stirling Moss Maserati 450S Prototype up for Sale

Stirling Moss Maserati 450S Prototype up for Sale
This 1956 Maserati 450S is one of the most incredible automotive specimens of all time. Now this rare prototype is hitting the auction block. Driven (and later crashed) by legendary race driver Sir Stirling Moss, this unique vehicle would be the pinnacle of any serious automotive collection.
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Daredevil Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: Trial by Torture

Daredevil Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: Trial by Torture
Plymouth Motor Corporation created this video back in the 1930s to show just how tough the 1936 Plymouth automobiles were, somehow equating the Plymouth engineering laboratory and stunt-testing of the cars to medieval torture techniques. Although the film starts out a bit macabre, the driving footage is shocking. 
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Vintage 1932 Auburn Speedster Racer for Auction

Vintage 1932 Auburn Speedster Racer for Auction
This history of this 1932 Auburn Speedster is incomplete, but it seems the vintage “American Special” racer was built out of a wrecked 1932 found in upstate New York in the 1940s. The car retains its original frame and suspension front and rear and its original (working) two-speed rear end.
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Hey Hey! This Monkeemobile is for Sale

Hey Hey! This Monkeemobile is for Sale
The Monkeemobile was created for the hit 1960s television show, The Monkees by legendary automotive stylist Dean Jeffries, who also created Black Beauty from The Green Hornet, helped with the early design for the 1960s Batmobile along with many other great cars from the era.
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1969 Ford Shelby GT350 VIN #0001 for Sale

1969 Ford Shelby GT350 VIN #0001 for Sale
The recent garage find of a 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet in near-perfect condition, it seems the class Ford gods are smiling upon us with this rare opportunity to own a 1969 Ford Shelby GT350 with VIN #0001.
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From the Vaults: Subaru’s “Cheap & Ugly” Car

From the Vaults: Subaru’s “Cheap & Ugly” Car
Subaru first started selling cars in the United States in 1965 with the Subaru 360, which was a tiny car with a two-stroke, two-cylinder, 356cc engine. This was in a year with the Chevrolet Impala was the best selling car in the country.
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1970 Plymouth Superbird up for Auction

1970 Plymouth Superbird up for Auction
The 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird is an incredible muscle car and this one up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson 2014 Palm Beach auction in April could be worth watching. This is one of just 716 cars built with the 440 V8 Six Pack engine and has just 49,000 original miles.
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Rare Red Toyota 2000GT up for Sale

Rare Red Toyota 2000GT up for Sale
The Toyota 2000GT is arguably the best looking car ever created by the Japanese automaker. Now, if you’ve got the money, you could own one of these rare birds, decked out in a beautiful racing red.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1960 Plymouth XNR

Concepts from Future Past: 1960 Plymouth XNR
Chrysler’s lead designer Virgil Exner was responsible for many wonderful concept cars from Plymouth, including this radical asymmetrical concept car from 1960, the Plymouth XNR. The car was built as a two-seater but had a huge headrest/tail fin behind the driver’s seat reminiscent of the Jaguar racing cars of the day and was better suited to a single occupant.
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Nigel Mansell’s 1981 Lotus 87 for Sale

Nigel Mansell’s 1981 Lotus 87 for Sale
Own a piece of Formula 1 history with this classic Lotus racer which was driven by Nigel Mansell to take 4th place in the U.S. Grand Prix in Las Vegas back in 1981, 11 years before Mansell went on to become Formula 1 World Champion.
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eBay Find: $1.8 Million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

eBay Find: $1.8 Million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
The 1955 Gullwing Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a rare vehicle in today’s world and this example on eBay looks to be absolutely stunning. The car is an original California car with papers going back 50 years. It was recently restored by an award-winning restoration ship, including repainting in its original color Light Green Metallic ( #274) using correct Glasurit paint and interior restoration in beautiful red leather with matching luggage (of course).
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’69 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet Found in Garage

’69 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet Found in Garage
You always hear stories about the incredible treasures that people stumble onto when going through estates and abandoned storage spaces. Recently an auction company was brought in to sell off the assets of a recently deceased man, and when they opened up his garage, they were amazed to find this 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet in near-perfect condition.
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MERA: The Pontiac That Wanted to Be a Ferrari

MERA: The Pontiac That Wanted to Be a Ferrari
The mid-engined Pontiac Fiero was made from just 1984 to 1988, and was the first two-seat Pontiac the company made since 1938. Despite having issues with reliability, the Fiero still has a serious cult following. One of the little-known variants of the Fiero was made in 1987, and was called the MERA.
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