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A look back at color-matched wheels and wheel covers. A design feature worthy of a comeback…

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For a very small manufacturing cost, applying paint to a car’s wheels or wheel covers that matches body color can add a lot of visual interest to a vehicle’s profile.  And if chrome trim or brightwork is applied tastefully with … Continue reading

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A Top 10 List of cars with the highest % of overhang. Number 1 may surprise you.

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Recently, I was reading an article on Curbside Classic’s website titled “Design Analysis: Did The Lincoln Mark VI Have The Biggest Overhang Ratio Ever?”.  After studying that new-for-1980 design, author Paul Niedermeyer comments that the fundamental problem with the Mark … Continue reading

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Restored classic New York City police cars tour regularly, this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show

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If you’re a fan of 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and even ’90s Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors full-size automobiles, you’ll really want to check out the New York Auto Show this week going on at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center.  … Continue reading

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A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 4: the 1980s

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(…Continued from prior article series on 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s wire wheel covers) I’ve always been a fan of simulated wire wheel covers.  While being an automotive accessory extremely subject to personal tastes, one cannot deny wire wheel covers are … Continue reading

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Need a gift for that car fanatic in your life? Check out our online store of vintage car ads and brochures

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If you’ve been searching for an inexpensive, unique gift that will intrigue the car fanatic in your life, our online store BEST OF THE PAST CAR ADVERTISEMENTS (Click here to visit our page) has just what you need.  Specializing in … Continue reading

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A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 3: the 1970s

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(Continued from Part 2) The 1970s began with carryover wire wheel cover styling from the late 1960s.  As that decade drew to a close, wire wheel covers were trending towards designs with two layers of straight, parallel spokes.  The effect … Continue reading

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A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 2: the 1960s

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By 1960, wire wheel covers had become a fixture on American roads.  During the previous decade, American automakers equipped them on everything from Buicks and Oldsmobiles to sleek sports cars such as the Kaiser Darrin and Nash-Healey Lemans. Similar to … Continue reading

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When classics were born – a collection of assembly line pictures

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“I created you inside of me. I watched your body form then come together, growing in size. I smiled as you first made your way along the floor. Treading slowly on all fours. You were flawless and beautiful, yet unscathed … Continue reading

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A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 1: the 1950s

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We have always been fans of simulated wire wheel covers at Classic Cars Today Online.  While they are an automotive accessory extremely subject to personal taste, one cannot deny wire wheel covers are uniquely American in flavor.  Mostly shunned by … Continue reading

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What a “donk” is, and why classic car fans should value them

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Being fans of all the 1971-1976 full-size General Motors models, we at Classic Cars Today Online have watched the growing trend of fitting these “B-body” platform cars with oversized rims and lift kits to create cruisers generally known as “donks”.  … Continue reading

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Want to know what movies or tv shows have scenes with your favorite classic cars? Here’s how to find out…

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Long ago on a quiet summer night, my girlfriend was over and we were spending an evening watching television.  I had been surfing channels until my screen was unexpectedly filled with a young Charlie Sheen driving an arctic blue, rusty, … Continue reading

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Owner profile – 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible

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What Dave Balchunas has adjusted to is the fact that the 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible he’s owned since his youth is an orphan, figuratively. “When I was seventeen in 1985, Pontiac was a brand that had respect.  Guys we … Continue reading

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