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Stallone, Fawcett, Newton and You!

Stallone, Fawcett, Newton and You!

September 13th, 2020 Chris Phillip

Those dang Hollywood hipsters! Just give them a pile of Benjamins and they're off to buy a fancy throwback ride to park in front of their Beverly Hills mansions. That's the fascinating story of Hollywood and Clenet Coachworks, which hand-built a limited production run of Clark Gable-style cabriolets, which tickled the fancy (and the checkbooks) of Sylvester Stallone, Farrah Fawcett, Wayne Newton a...
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When The Snake Met the Sheep

When The Snake Met the Sheep

September 3rd, 2020 Chris Phillip

In the days before every Dodge offered the optional 707hp Hellcat engine (Hey, I'm not complaining here!), the brand's top dogs carried the identifier SRT-10. At the top of the food chain was the Viper SRT-10. Its offspring, the RAM 1500 SRT-10, was the most powerful production truck Dodge ever produced. Available only from 2004-2006, the Ram 1500 SRT-10 was home to the same 8.3-liter V10 engine,...
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Auto Metal Direct Adds Ford Restoration Parts to its Lineup

Auto Metal Direct Adds Ford Restoration Parts to its Lineup

August 21st, 2020 Chris Phillip

With a mantra of “Never Too Far Gone," Auto Metal Direct has been helping the masses restore their cars by producing high quality parts for GM and Mopar classics with great success. Now, the company is taking on the Ford segment. The first of its new Ford components target the Fairlane, Galaxie, Torino, Ford Trucks, and the Bronco. The new component list is massive. Bumpers, fenders, quarter panel...
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Lil' Blue Corvette

Lil' Blue Corvette

August 17th, 2020 Chris Phillip

Back in the day, which in this case refers to the 1970s, owning a custom Corvette was a sign of prestige. Heck, the blockbuster brains out in Hollywood even made a movie (albeit not a great one) about street cruising in a C3 Corvette. It was called Corvette Summer. So, seeing this custom 1974 Corvette offered by Ryno seller John D. Belcastro is a slingshot back in time to the days of 25-inch catho...
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9 Seconds to Love

9 Seconds to Love

August 3rd, 2020 Chris Phillip

How far can you go in 9 seconds? If you're piloting this perky 2010 Camaro ISS offered by Ryno seller Kevin Houston, the question's answer is 1,320 feet. According to the speedcentric seller, this fifth-gen Camaro turned 36,000 miles but the real eye-opener is the investment he made to make his Chevy a no-holds-barred street/track thrill ride. Ring up $22K for twin-turbo 427ci engine, transmission...
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The Power to Turn Miles into Milestones

The Power to Turn Miles into Milestones

July 21st, 2020 Chris Phillip

What did Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Curtis and Elvis Presley all have in common? The answer: They all owned a 1963 Rolls Royce. Now you can, too, thanks to Ryno Classifieds seller stlouiscarmuseum. The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III was the chic chariot of many high-paid Hollywood dignitaries, and now you can deck yourself out in classic Hollywood luxury when you strike your best deal for this aristocra...
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Give Me a G. Give Me a T. Give Me an X.

Give Me a G. Give Me a T. Give Me an X.

July 7th, 2020 Chris Phillip

Turbojet. Super Cobra Jet. Super Commando. Those were the glory days when Chevy, Ford and Dodge/Plymouth engines had names that inspired potential buyers. That's why this Super Commando 440 engine, an original issue to this '68 Plymouth GTX, makes this classic carriage quite the standout. Build way back in March 1968, this gear-slapping Forest Green muscle machine is documented with its original b...
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Wham, Bam, Thank you, Trans Am

Wham, Bam, Thank you, Trans Am

July 1st, 2020 Chris Phillip

The Smokey and the Bandit years may make the 1977-1979 Trans Ams the most famous of the feathered lot, but several years earlier, Pontiac refused to admit that the muscle-car era had ended with a special-order-only Trans Am that recalled the power and the glory of the 1960s. It was called the Super Duty 455, or SD-455, for short, and it gave the Trans Am the performance its name deserved. Each SD-...
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30 Minutes or Less

30 Minutes or Less

June 17th, 2020 Chris Phillip

In the not-so-prehistoric past, Chevrolet produced a no-frills sedan delivery vehicle to get durable goods from seller to buyer. In the Tri-5 trifecta ('55 to '57), 10,639 of these 2-door sedan delivery Chevys rolled off of the factory line to answer the needs of America's businesses. This extroverted example, listed by Ryno Classifieds seller Alf Peterson, is not for the quiet or shy types. Featu...
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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

June 10th, 2020 Chris Phillip

If you're not the venerable type able to recall the hey-day of the original muscle-car era, the Dodge Charger is the sporty four-door performer in the brand's modern-day line-up with multiple engine choices up to a 707hp Hellcat engine. But back in the day, starting in '66 and revamped in '70, the Charger was a two-door powerhouse of a pavement pounder, which gave other street machines a run for t...
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