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Vista Variant: 1968 Buick Sport Wagon 400 – $16,900

Vista Variant: 1968 Buick Sport Wagon 400 – $16,900

It’s rare to find a car built by General Motors (“GM”) that wasn’t shared by at least two of the company’s divisions.  Contrary to popular believe the glass roofed, three-row, Vista Cruiser station wagon body style was not exclusive to Oldsmobile.  Buick also offered the unique roofline in its Skylark line as the SportWagon.

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41 Months Gone: 1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – STILL $35,000

41 Months Gone: 1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – STILL $35,000

Unlike their truck-based Panel Delivery counterparts, auto manufacturers made Sedan Deliveries based on their car platforms. It might be a stretch, but one could consider these fully enclosed El Caminos or Rancheros.  We love the unique half-car, half-van look, especially ones heavily modified

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Relatable Restoration: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 – $23,500

Relatable Restoration: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 – $23,500

The 1990s saw what was likely the peak of classic car restorations. The funny thing about restored cars is that they start to wear just like when they were new. Granted a post-restoration car is often garaged, pampered, and babied, but a three-decade-old restoration can show signs of wear.

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Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Several automakers struggled over the years on how to position certain brands within their portfolio. Prior to its spilt between BMW and Volkswagen, Rolls Royce struggled for many years on how to position Bentley cars. In the U.S., Ford struggled to position its Mercury lineup while General Motors never figured out how to get younger buyers into their showrooms. Chrysler’s problem child was DeSoto.

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BaT Blunder: Bring a Trailer Caused Overbidding On A Porsche

BaT Blunder: Bring a Trailer Caused Overbidding On A Porsche

Ahhh, the “The Bring a Trailer Effect.” Visit your local Cars & Coffee or car club meeting these days, and chances are you’ll hear a fellow enthusiast say, “Hey did you see that on Bring a Trailer?” Many people talk about the great prices achieved on Bring a Trailer (“BaT”).

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Vista Variant: 1968 Buick Sport Wagon 400 – $16,900

Vista Variant: 1968 Buick Sport Wagon 400 – $16,900

It’s rare to find a car built by General Motors (“GM”) that wasn’t shared by at least two of the company’s divisions.  Contrary to popular believe the glass roofed, three-row, Vista Cruiser station wagon body style was not exclusive to Oldsmobile.  Buick also offered the unique roofline in its Skylark line as the SportWagon.

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41 Months Gone: 1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – STILL $35,000

41 Months Gone: 1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery – STILL $35,000

Unlike their truck-based Panel Delivery counterparts, auto manufacturers made Sedan Deliveries based on their car platforms. It might be a stretch, but one could consider these fully enclosed El Caminos or Rancheros.  We love the unique half-car, half-van look, especially ones heavily modified

read more
Relatable Restoration: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 – $23,500

Relatable Restoration: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 – $23,500

The 1990s saw what was likely the peak of classic car restorations. The funny thing about restored cars is that they start to wear just like when they were new. Granted a post-restoration car is often garaged, pampered, and babied, but a three-decade-old restoration can show signs of wear.

read more
Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Several automakers struggled over the years on how to position certain brands within their portfolio. Prior to its spilt between BMW and Volkswagen, Rolls Royce struggled for many years on how to position Bentley cars. In the U.S., Ford struggled to position its Mercury lineup while General Motors never figured out how to get younger buyers into their showrooms. Chrysler’s problem child was DeSoto.

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Guess What Ride 57: Shelby Mustang GT350 Sort

Guess What Ride 57: Shelby Mustang GT350 Sort

GuessWhatRide is the GuysWithRides.com quiz designed to test your classic car knowledge. Carroll Shelby famously partnered with Ford in the mid 1960s to build high performance versions of the Mustang. In the picture provided, can you correctly sort, by ascending model year, the four Shelby Mustang GT350s shown?

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Guess What Ride 55: Mid Century Chevy Sort

Guess What Ride 55: Mid Century Chevy Sort

Think you know classic cars? Guess What Ride? is the GuysWithRides.com quiz that tests your classic car knowledge. In quiz 55, we ask readers to sort four classic Chevys by model year, in descending order. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a Battery Tender.

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NEW! Award 122: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 FI 4-Speed Project – SOLD!

NEW! Award 122: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 FI 4-Speed Project – SOLD!

We’re approaching an inflection point in the classic car hobby regarding Classic Corvette restorations. With the price of everything exploding during the past few years, a Concours quality restoration of a first generation Corvette (1953-1962) can easily approach $150K. However, with an ample supply of already-restored examples, why would you take on another one? This all-red 1962 Corvette features fuel injection and several desirable options but the seller’s asking price is completely out of line with the car’s condition.

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