Hemmings Classic Car September 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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4 min.
motoring in a monza

It finally happened. After nearly a lifetime of waiting, I now own a Corvair. It’s a classy-looking 1963 Monza convertible, black with a red interior and white top. Although it has the desirable 102-horsepower engine option, it’s a three-speed manual. Oh well… A 1965-’66 Corvair Corsa coupe or any 1965-’69 coupe with a four-speed was — and remains — my primary goal, as I truly didn’t want to own another convertible, but this Monza was one of those rare cars that was too good to pass up. It was just a few years ago that I finally came to the conclusion that if a noteworthy, honest car comes your way, and the price is right, then buy it. Better to have that particular car that doesn’t meet all the criteria you…

2 min.
news reports

Hemmings Concours Weekend THE 13TH-ANNUAL HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE WILL TAKE place September 13-15 at the Festival Commons Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George, New York. The three-day event has something for everyone and welcomes attendees at the gateway to the Adirondacks as summer comes to an end. Friday will feature a rally that will make its way up to Fort Ticonderoga at the southern end of Lake Champlain, followed by a dinner cruise in the evening. Saturday is the Cruise-In Spectacular, open to all makes and collector cars, and the annual banquet that night will feature keynote speaker Bill Warner. The festivities wrap up on Sunday after the Concours d’Elegance, which opens for spectators at 9 a.m. Special classes include the Class of 1949, Early SUVs through 1978,…

1 min.

8/24-8/31 • Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Auburn, Indiana • 260-925-3600 www.acdfestival.org 1 • Sumter Swap Meet • Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • www.floridaswapmeets.com 13-14 • Annual OOB Car Show Old Orchard Beach, Maine • 207-934-2500 www.oldorchardbeachmaine.com 13-15 • Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show Springfield, Ohio • 937-376-0111 www.ohioswapmeet.com 14-15 • Concours d’Elegance • Dayton, Ohio 937-866-2222 • www.daytonconcours.com 14-15 • Palm Beach Swap and Car Show West Palm Beach, Florida • 954-205-7813 www.southflcarswapmeets.com 19-22 • Corvette Funfest • Effingham, Illinois 866-309-3973 • www.corvettefunfest.com 21-22 • Midland Antique Festival Midland, Michigan • 989-687-9001 www.miantiquefestival.com 25-28 • Petit Jean Antique Auto Swap Meet Morrilton, Arkansas • 501-727-5427 www.museumofautos.com 27-29 • Englishtown Swap Meet Old Bridge, New Jersey • 732-446-7800 www.etownracewaypark.com 27-29 • Jefferson Swap Meet and Car Show Jefferson, Wisconsin • 608-244-8416 www.madisonclassics.com…

3 min.
lost & found

One-Off Fox WHILE BUYING ANOTHER CAR,VANYO MOODY OF NORTH MANKATO, MINNESOTA, came across this factory-built 1979 Ford Mustang Cabriolet, a car that most Fox-body Mustang fans will claim should not be. Indeed, Ford didn’t restart convertible Mustang production until 1983, and even then it turned to an outside company to convert the convertibles. However, as the documentation that came with the 1979 Cabriolet shows, Ford code-named the V-6-powered car “Project K326” and designated it for the 1980 show circuit. In addition to the droptop, Project K326 also got a custom interior, wider taillamps, and Lincoln paint. Once Ford retired it from the shows in late 1980, an executive secretary at Ford bought it and held onto it until 2015, only putting about 45,000 miles on it. According to a Ford official who authenticated…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR 1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Phaeton Sedan AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Auburn, Indiana DATE June 1, 2019 LOT NUMBER 6088 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $170,000 SELLING PRICE $157,300 THE STYLISH CORD L-29 WAS THE FIRST mass-produced front-wheel-drive car available to the public in the United States, beating out the Ruxton, but its timing was about as bad as it could be, coming out around the same time as the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Falling between the Auburn and Duesenberg on the pricing scale, few L-29s were made before production ended in 1932. This Full Classic Cord received a complete restoration and has been certified as a Category One Original Car by the ACD Club. Recent two-tone paint and a tan leather interior were said to be in excellent condition. Accessories included dual side-mount spares with mirrors and…

2 min.
auction news

Guyton Goes Big RM SOTHEBY’S PRESIDED OVER THE GUYTON COLLECTION IN MAY AND SAW MORE THAN $11.6 million in total sales. The two-day event was comprised of cars owned by the late Fred Guyton, who was a well-known architect and pillar of the St. Louis community. The collection spanned more than 40 years and saw 73 automobiles cross the block. Among them was a large array of American Classics that included a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan, which sold for $1,105,000. This was the highest-selling American car of the auction, and the Duesenberg began its life as a “loaner” to Indianapolis 500 driver Leon Duray. Guyton’s collection was very impressive in regards to prewar inventory that consisted of many Packards, Cadillacs, and Fords, with the occasional Independents like the 1922…