Hemmings Classic Car November 2018

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

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12 Números

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3 min.
history of automotive design

“Learning about the companies that crafted custom bodies and seeing their beautiful designs, always captivated me like no other old-car stories.” This month’s History of Automotive Design feature is one that I have been wanting to showcase for many years. While, due to the limited confines of this magazine, “Body Styles” is by no means a complete compilation of the various types of pre-World War II automotive coachwork, it is nevertheless a useful condensed guide to some of the more popular kinds. With so many different terms used throughout the years to describe body styles, it can be confusing as to which is which. So, to help set the record straight, I asked HCC contributor Walt Gosden to write this article, as few automotive historians know coachwork as well as Walt…

2 min.
news reports

National Corvette Museum Wish List THE NCM IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, IS ALL ABOUT THE CORVETTE — FROM ITS inception to the current-year models. To bolster its collection and enhance the visitor’s experience, the museum is asking for vehicle donations. In addition to Corvettes, NCM is looking for cars that have significant ties to the Corvette. There is currently an example of each ’Vette generation available for viewing, but the ultimate goal is to have an example of each year plus Corvette-powered Bizzarrinis, and Iso Grifos and Rivoltas. Even some of the competitors to the Corvette, such as the Thunderbird and Viper, would be valuable additions to the museum’s display. The older gaps at press time include the yeas 1955, 1960-’61, 1964-’65, and 1970. For the full list of desired cars,…

1 min.

2-3 • AMC Reunion • Boulder City, Nevada 775-513-8112 • www.snamc.amcrc.com 2-4 • Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance Hilton Head, South Carolina • 843-785-7469 www.hhiconcours.com 4 • All Chevrolet/GMC Show • Burbank, California 805-379-9666 • www.sfvregionvcca.com 4 • Sumter Swap Meet • Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • www.floridaswapmeets.com 8-11 • Zephyrhills Auto Fall Event Zephyrhills, Florida • 813-312-4009 www.zephyrhillsautoevents.com 9-10 • Carolina Collector Auto Fest Raleigh, North Carolina • 336-972-4362 www.carolinacollectorautofest.com 9-10 • Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show Springfield, Ohio • 937-376-0111 www.ohioswapmeet.com 16-18 • Moultrie Swap Meet • Moultrie, Georgia 888-686-2102 • www.moultrieswapmeet.com 17 • MAFCA Indoor Swap Meet • Albany, Oregon 541-928-1218 • www.mafca.com 22-25 • Daytona Turkey Run • Daytona Beach, Florida • 386-767-9070 • www.turkeyrun.com…

3 min.
lost & found

Argentine Dream SOMEWHERE EAST OF COLBY, KANSAS, WHERE THE FARM ROADS ARE NUMBERED AS WELL AS lettered, a family of three stopped for lunch at a small café and posed for a couple of pictures. Altogether a fairly typical scene, save for the fact that they drove from Argentina and likely had more than the American heartland to see before they headed back. Other than the make of the family’s car (a Lincoln), the details of the family’s trip — their itinerary, the time period, even their names — are lost to history. The photos, however, remain, but even their provenance is murky. All Jim Meister of St. Joseph, Michigan, could tell us was that a friend gave them to him many years ago. The backs of the photos give us the…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR: 1958 BUICK SUPER RIVIERA AUCTIONEER: MECUM AUCTIONS LOCATION: HARRISBURG, PA DATE: AUGUST 2, 2018 LOT NUMBER: T6 RESERVE: NONE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE: $15,000 SELLING PRICE: $15,950 BUICK SAW A LOT OF CHANGES IN 1958,AS did everything else that was produced by General Motors. The vaunted ventiports were nowhere to be found, and the complete redesign was an attempt to revive sales for the fledgling Super line that was now reduced to just two body styles. With an excessive amount of ornamentation and chrome, the new Buicks were received with mixed reviews. This car was one of 28,460 four-door sedans produced that year. This Super Riviera was finished in two-tone mauve and white exterior and was powered by the 300-hp 364-cu.in. V-8 and Dynaflow automatic transmission. The car was largely original with a nice presentable interior boasting its original…

2 min.
auction news

Huge Hudson Haul ELDON HOSTETLER’S LIFELONG COLLECTION OF HUDSONS WAS SOLD earlier this month after the Hostetler Hudson Museum based in Shipshewana, Indiana, was forced to close down due to decreased attendance and rising debts. Worldwide Auctioneers had 69 vehicles cross the block featuring every kind of Hudson you could think of. Final sales reached $7.2 million with an additional $300,000 in memorabilia. The big sale of the day was Herb Thomas’ 1952 Hudson Club Coupe NASCAR stock car, which sold for a Hudson record-setting $1.27 million. The car served as Thomas’ primary race car in 1952 and 1953. He finished second in 1952 only 106 points behind winner Tim Flock, and returned to win it all comfortably in ’53 for his second NASCAR Championship. A full list of results is…