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Hemmings Classic Car

November 2019

Each issue is packed with photos and coverage of American classic cars from the Brass Era through the 70's.

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PUBLISHER Jim Menneto, President Jonathan Shaw, Director of Product EDITORIAL Terry McGean, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lentinello, Executive Editor Kurt Ernst, Editor, Hemmings Daily Mike McNessor, Editor, Hemmings Motor News Catherine Gee Graney, Managing Editor Thomas A. DeMauro, Senior Editor Matthew Litwin, Senior Editor Mark J. McCourt, Senior Editor David Conwill, Associate Editor Jeff Koch, West Coast Associate Editor Terry Shea, Associate Editor Daniel Strohl, Web Editor Edward Heys, Design Editor Judi Dell’Anno, Graphic Designer Joshua Skibbee, Graphic Designer Jim O’Clair, Columnist/Parts Locator Tom Comerro, Editorial Assistant EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Jim Donnelly, Patrick Foster, Jim Richardson, David Schultz, Milton Stern, Russell von Sauers ADVERTISING Jennifer Sandquist, Advertising Director DISPLAY SALES Tim Redden, Internet Sales Manager Account Executives: Rowland George, Tim McCart, Lesley McFadden, Heather Naslund, Mark Nesbit, Collins Sennett, Bonnie Stratton Stephanie Sigot, Advertising Coordinator CLASSIFIED SALES Jeanne Bourn, Classified Manager Allen Boulet, Marcus…

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desired undesirables

“I guess as time marches on our tastes change, preferences are rewritten, and our vision of what’s attractive or what isn’t is transformed.” Isn’t it amazing that when we look back on certain cars from the 1980s and ’90s, models that we never would have ever considered collecting or even owning, seemingly overnight, are now automobiles that we suddenly desire and would love to have parked in our garage. When did this happen, and how? I guess as time marches on our tastes change, preferences are rewritten, and our vision of what’s attractive or what isn’t is transformed. The “adjustments” that our mind makes are quite revealing, and usually have a positive and rewarding effect on our life, especially when it comes to the cars that make us happy. Just a few short…

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news reports

Corvette Museum Growing STAFF AT THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM ANNOUNCED THE PURCHASE OF AN 8,000-square-foot building, next to the museum located at 150 Corvette Drive, for $1.3 million. This addition will provide urgently needed storage space for the facility and will accommodate more donated cars and memorabilia. The museum’s growing collections will include more cars, racing suits, parts, and other artifacts. The NCM is also planning to provide a studio for photographing cars and conducting video interviews. The museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is open seven days a week. For more information, visit www.corvettemuseum.org. Autos & Ales THE AACA MUSEUM WILL HOST THE HERSHEY AREA’S best breweries for craft brew sampling, while raising money for the museum. The Autos & Ales 10th anniversary event will take place November 1 from…

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1-3 • Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance Hilton Head, South Carolina 843-785-7469 • www.hhiconcours.com 3 • Sumter Swap Meet • Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • www.floridaswapmeets.com 8-9 • AMC Reunion • Henderson, Nevada 775-513-8112 • www.snamc.amcrc.com 8-9 • Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show Springfield, Ohio • 937-376-0111 www.ohioswapmeet.com 14-17 • Zephyrhills Auto Fall Event Zephyrhills, Florida • 813-312-4009 www.zephyrhillsautoevents.com 16 • MAFCA Indoor Swap Meet • Albany, Oregon 541-928-1218 • www.mafca.com 22-24 • Moultrie Swap Meet • Moultrie, Georgia 229-896-2150 • www.moultrieswapmeet.com 28-12/1 • Daytona Turkey Run Daytona Beach, Florida • 386-255-7355 www.turkeyrun.com…

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lost & found

Light My Way OUTSIDE OF AMERICA, HEARSES TEND TO SHOW A LITTLE MORE FLAIR AS THEY FERRY the dead to their final resting places. Take, for instance, this 1959 Cadillac brought out of storage in Greece, sometime in 2017, that we came across on the King Daddy Caddy forums thanks to Bernardo Corman. Ornate doesn’t begin to describe the hearse. Glass encases the entire rear section and etchings decorate nearly every panel, with carvings filling what little space remains in between the panels. And, as if all that glass didn’t permit a good view of the casket within, several lamps provide adequate illumination. The original poster didn’t have any more information on the Cadillac, and we’ve seen no other updates on the Cadillac, so if anybody out there can tell us more about…

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auction profile

CAR 1939 Mercury convertible AUCTIONEER Mecum Auctions LOCATION Harrisburg, Pennsylvania DATE August 2, 2019 LOT NUMBER F191 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $33,000 SELLING PRICE $32,450 IN ITS FIRST YEAR, MERCURY WAS BILLED AS “the car that dares to ask the question ‘Why?’” The big and economical car was marketed to bridge the gap between the Fords and Lincolns with a base price about $200 above Ford and, in the case of the convertible, $700 less than Lincoln. The first engines were all 95-hp flathead V-8s, and more than 70,000 Mercurys were sold its inaugural year, with 7,818 being convertibles. This Mercury has undergone a cosmetic restoration and is finished in Dove Gray with Burgundy leather interior and black soft-top. It features the desirable two-speed Columbia rear axle and artillery wheels with trim rings and Mercury hubcaps. The large…