Category: Topless Thursday

Champagne Classic: 1993 Cadillac Allante 60K – NOW $10,450

Champagne Classic: 1993 Cadillac Allante 60K – NOW $10,450

General Motors (“GM”) has a history of launching cars that fall short of consumer’s expectations at launch.  GM’s designers and engineers then spend years trying to improve the car in a fruitless attempt to increase sales. Finally, just when they get the car right,  GM’s bean counters pull the plug on producing the vehicle any longer. One of the most famous examples of this behavior is Cadillac’s ill-fated Allante. 

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Gorgeous Goat: 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible – SOLD!

Gorgeous Goat: 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible – SOLD!

Of all the GM “A” Body variants for 1968, Pontiacs were the most curvaceous, with clear Coke bottle accents forming the sides of the cars featuring semi-fastback styling. Compared to the first-generation A Body cars, GM downsized the second-generation cars.  First, GM engineers shortened the wheelbase to 112.0 inches on all two-door models for 1968.  They also reduced overall length by nearly six inches, while height dropped half an inch.

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Power Pack: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible – Sold?

Power Pack: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible – Sold?

Throughout automotive history, car enthusiasts recognize that most automakers experienced milestone years.  These were model years where either innovation and/or styling really stood out. Milestone year cars have proven to maintain their value as classic cars.  Chevrolet experienced many milestone years in its history, however 1955 stand out as one of the most significant.  Not only was Chevrolet’s new-for-1955 Bel Air a styling success, but the car featured Chevrolet’s new small block V8, a motor that would become an icon of American ingenuity.

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Obtuse Originality: 1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible 42K – SOLD!

Obtuse Originality: 1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible 42K – SOLD!

One of the emerging terms in the classic car hobby that frequently gets used incorrectly is “Survivor.” Unfortunately, too many sellers incorrectly equate “low mileage” with “Survivor Quality.” In his Classic Car Conditions Explained blog post and video, our Co-Founder Rudy explains the requirements needed for a classic car to be considered “Survivor Quality.”

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