Old Cars Weekly August 1, 2021

For the collectible automobile enthusiast, Old Cars Weekly is your #1 source for restoration advice, classifieds, historical features, antique car prices, show calendars and more. Covers the field of collectible automobiles-classic touring cars/roadsters of the early 1900s to muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. Contains news on collector cars, restoration tips, auction results, and car shows. Classified marketplace puts sellers of collectible automobiles and hard-to-find parts in touch with car enthusiasts. Also contains thoroughly researched price checks, so you know what vehicle values are on the rise

United States
Active Interest Media
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a junkyard brush with a buick gnx

Everybody dreams of ›nding a “Holy Grail” car in a junkyard or a barn or buried in a neighbor’s garage, forgotten by the rest of the world. I can honestly say I found such a car in a neglected state, but I didn’t really appreciate my chance to score the beaten-down super car until recently. It was only when the Old Cars staff was reviewing auction prices that I realized I had let a Holy Grail slip away. To be honest, I had entirely forgotten about the car until we were reviewing recent sale prices of the one-year-only Buick GNX. Buick’s stealthy 1987 GNX coupes have had a great summer so far. On May 14, Buick GNX #67 of 547 built sold on bringatrailer.com for $205,000. The car had only 262…

sound your horn

Recalling the Edsel’s introduction The June 1, 2021, issue with Bob Tomaine’s excellent synopsis as to the introduction of FoMoCo’s bid to compete with Oldsmobile and De Soto and its subsequent failure prompts this discourse to shed more light on other issues. I was a car-struck 10-year-old when the Edsel was introduced for 1958. A friend’s father down the street had the coolest job in the world, in my opinion, as he was an executive at Ford’s nearby Mahwah, N.J., assembly plant. As such, he gave neighborhood children rides in his new 1956 T-Bird. The following year, we were treated to the new-for-’57 Sky-liner with its disappearing and then reappearing Galaxie-type steel hardtop. It is a wonder he did not wear out all of the car’s relays with the multiple cries from…

hagerty buys amelia island concours

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ Hagerty Insurance has reached a deal to buy the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The move follows Hagerty’s recent acquisitions of other similar events, including the Concours d’Elegance of America, the California Mille and the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. “Our objective is to knit the enthusiast community together in a way that supports and protects the future of car culture,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “Amelia Island is synonymous with concours and motorsports heritage due to the steadfast efforts of Bill Warner and his team. We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to build upon and scale Bill’s vision.” Warner, who founded the concours in 1996, will remain as chairman emeritus. Hagerty will work with the concours’ existing operational team to expand the annual event. “When I founded the…

rock legend neil peart’s fleet headed to auction

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. _ Gooding & Company will be selling the “Silver Surfers” collection of cars from late rock drumming legend Neil Peart at its 17th annual Pebble Beach Auction Aug. 13-14. The Rush drummer, who died after a three-year battle with brain cancer on Jan. 7, 2020, had a thing for silver cars and was a passionate enthusiast of fine machines. His first collector car was a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the collection grew from there. Other cars in the collection include: a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, which had a comprehensive restoration in the mid 2000s; a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S; 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider; 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe; 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS coupe; and 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Split-Window” coupe. For information on the auction,…

wreck of the week

“April 4, 1969, was a not-so Good Friday for our family,” writes Old Cars reader Dave Schiller. A truck driver fell asleep causing a chain reaction on Interstate 94 in Kenosha, Wis., that involved four vehicles, including the semi driven by the truck driver. From the police report sent by Schiller, it appears the semi struck a 1962 Rambler, causing the Rambler to strike the Schillers’ 1955 Nash Ambassador LeMans sedan. The fuel tank of the Nash ruptured from the impact of the collision and the fuel ignited, leading the Nash to be further damaged by flame. A fourth unidentified vehicle was also involved in the collision. Fortunately, there were no fatalities.…

join us for our old cars podcast

As part of our ongoing celebration of 50 years in publishing, Old Cars has launched a new podcast, “Rollin’ With Old Cars.” Editors Brian Earnest, Angelo Van Bogart and Mike Eppinger — with more than 40 years at Old Cars between them — invite car lovers to hop aboard for bimonthly episodes exploring the latest news and trends in the collector car hobby, and visits with various luminaries from the old car universe. In our latest show, 2021 Micro/Mini Car World Meet Director Jim Golomb talks about holding a world meet for the ›rst time in 11 years, and what’s ahead for next year in the micro car world. Listeners can ›nd “Rollin’ With Old Cars” on all the major podcast outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, IHeart, Google, Stitcher and Pandora, or…