Hemmings Classic Car March 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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12 Números

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4 min.
imported importance

The design, style, and overall beauty is what has always attracted me to a particular automobile. It never mattered to me where the car was built; after all, what’s the point? It’s the car we admire, not the country in which it was assembled. Appreciating and owning foreign cars doesn’t make you any less of a patriot than someone who owns American cars, nor does it make you anti-American. That’s all nonsense. True automotive enthusiasts don’t care where a car is designed or built, or what badge is on its hood. We’re only interested in the car itself — its shape, its performance, its enjoyment factor. With those thoughts in mind, it gives me great satisfaction to know that, by including in HCC cars made in countries other than the United States,…

1 min.
news reports

Washington Stumps for Route 66 A PAIR OF U.S. SENATORS HAVE INTRODUCED A BILL TO DESIGNATE ROUTE 66 a National Historic Trail, allowing the iconic road to receive long-term funding and facilitate its preservation. Senators Tom Udall (D-Utah) and Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) introduced the legislation that replicates the House version of the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act that was put forth earlier this year. Should it pass the Senate, it could wind up on the president’s desk, cutting through a lot of the red tape of the earlier House version. At stake is a steady source of federal funding along the 2,400-mile route that opened in November of 1926, spanning from Chicago to Santa Monica. Duesenbergs on Display THE GILMORE CAR MUSEUM WILL celebrate one of the most beautiful Classic cars…

1 min.

3 • Sumter Swap Meet Bushnell, Florida • 727-848-7171 www.floridaswapmeets.com 7-10 • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Amelia Island, Florida • 904-636-0027 www.ameliaconcours.org 9-10 • Kyana Swap Meet Louisville, Kentucky • 502-619-2917 www.kyanaswapmeet.com 9-10 • Chevy Corvette Expo Galveston, Texas • 386-775-2512 www.corvettechevyexpo.com 14-16 • Norman Swap Meet Norman, Oklahoma • 405-651-7927 www.normanswapmeet.com 15-16 • Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet Chickasha, Oklahoma • 405-224-9090 www.pwsm.com 16 • VCCA Club Annual Auto Swap Meet Houston, Texas • 281-468-9536 vcca.site-ym.com 18 • Eastside A’s Swap Meet Macomb, Michigan • 586-206-6653 www.model-a-ford.org/event/eastside-as 23 • Annual All Oldsmobile Show Scottsdale, Arizona • 480-632-1843 mr442olds@cox.net 24 • Freeman’s Super Sunday Swap Meet Indianapolis, Indiana • 317-296-0336 www.freemanssupersunday.com…

3 min.
lost & found

Little Green Car AFTER WORLD WAR II, A GOOD NUMBER OF AMERICANS — INSPIRED BY THE diminutive racers and roadsters they saw in Europe — decided to replicate the form with handbuilt specials using mostly American auto parts. Aside from Edsel Ford’s hot rods, we’ve not really seen anything of the sort constructed before the war — until now, that is. Mike Guffey emailed with these photos of a car he’s long known about but only recently acquired out of a horse farm near Kinderhook, New York. “When I first saw it, I thought it was something that had been built for children, but after getting it home, I am thinking it is probably a prewar homebuilt sports car maybe inspired by the MGs and Rileys being imported in the mid 1930s,” he…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible AUCTIONEER: RM Sotheby’s LOCATION: Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, California DATE: December 8, 2018 LOT NUMBER: 187 RESERVE: None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE: $225,000 SELLING PRICE: $324,000 THE ELDORADO SUB-SERIES OF 1959 WAS made up of the Seville hardtop, Brougham hardtop, and the luxurious Biarritz convertible. Only 1,320 Biarritz’s were made this year, and what was viewed as over-the-top styling back then has become a symbol of Cadillac’s late ’50s power, luxury, and beauty that has become synonymous with the marque today. This head-turner featured state-of-the-art items of the time including Autronic-Eye, heater, fog lamps, air suspension, and power everything. The engine was the enlarged Q-code 390-cu.in. V-8 with three two-barrel Rochester carbs mated to a three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The smooth black paint over red plush interior was nicely complemented by a white power…

1 min.
auction news

McCormick in Palm Springs McCORMICK’S CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS WRAPPED UP ITS 65TH PALM SPRINGS SALE THIS PAST November with a total of 520 vehicles crossing the block. Of those, 334 were sold, bringing the sell-through rate to a healthy 64.2 percent, and total sales eclipsed the $5.6-million mark. Among those cars that changed hands was this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette that featured a top-quality restoration. It was powered by a 245-hp/283-cu.in. V-8 and had both hard- and soft-tops. The final bid — and sale — for this solid-axle classic was tallied at $70,875. For more details on this and future auctions, be sure to visit McCormick’s site at www.classic-carauction.com. Dallas Dealings LEAKE FINISHED UP ANOTHER DALLAS auction last November, seeing more than $6.4 million in sales and 260-plus cars finding new owners. Among the…