Hemmings Classic Car October 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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visiting history

Wherever I travel, I always try to make time to visit local museums, be they automotive or art. Exploring our past provides lots of insight to our country’s and the world’s history, and the distinguished men and women behind it all. All too often we are rushing our lives away to get where we are going, but taking an hour or two to visit a museum will add value to your life. During my recent visit to Auburn, Indiana, where I had been invited to be part of the judging team for the AACA’s Zenith Award and attend the club’s incredible Grand National event, I took time that Saturday afternoon to visit the nearby Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum. I’ve always wanted to visit the ACD Museum, but never had the chance, so I…

1 min.
news reports

Orphans Go West THE VINTAGE MOTOR CAR CLUB OF AMERICA ANNOUNCED DETAILS ABOUT ITS Orphan Car Tour, hosted by the club’s Colorado West Chapter, which will be located in Western Colorado this October 21-25. The tour will take place around Glenwood Springs and Palisade, and is open to any car built from an American manufacturer that is out of business. Tour highlights include scenic drives through the Colorado National Monument, and a trip to the Gateway Auto Museum and the Redstone Castle near Aspen. For more information, call 303-514-6587. Lee Iacocca, 1924-2019 LEE IACOCCA, WHO LED TWO OF THE BIG Three auto companies and had become a household name, died July 2 at his home in Bel Air, California. He was a driving force behind the Mustang and later the Pinto, and would eventually take…

1 min.

2-6 • Fall Carlisle 717-243-7855 • www.carlisleevents.com 4-5 • Annual British Car Show Waynesboro, Virginia • 540-256-8667 www.svbcc.net 5-6 • Michigan Antique Festivals Davisburg, Michigan • 989-687-9001 www.miantiquefestival.com 6 • All Ohio Parts Spectacular Randolph, Ohio • 800-553-8745 www.allohioparts.com 9-12 • AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet Hershey, Pennsylvania • 717-566-7720 www.hershey.aaca.com 17-19 • Chickasha Fall Swap Meet Chickasha, Oklahoma • 405-224-6552 www.chickashaautoswapmeet.com 17-19 • Dallas Fort-Worth Swap Meet Grand Prairie, Texas • 254-751-7958 www.earhartproductions.com 23-26 • AACA Southeastern Fall National Mobile, Alabama • 717-534-1910 www.aaca.org 24-26 • Norman Swap Meet Norman, Oklahoma • 405-651-7927 www.normanswapmeet.com 25-28 • Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance Las Vegas, Nevada • 702-992-0512 www.lasvegasconcours.com…

2 min.
lost & found

Valiant That Shouldn’t Be MOST PEOPLE WOULD SEE THIS 1964 PLYMOUTH VALIANT WITH MISMATCHED PAINT and dismiss it as just another old car. Dale Edward Johnson of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, however, picked up right away on what made it unique: Plymouth never built a two-door hardtop station wagon Valiant in 1964. “Did they make them in limited quantities?” he asked. “Perhaps only in Canada? Is this a prototype? Or might this be the work of a creative autobody specialist?” We scoured both U.S.- and Canadian-market brochures for 1964 Plymouths and didn’t see mention of such a creature. Sure, Plymouth built two-door hardtops and station wagons that year, but it didn’t even offer any two-door station wagons, with a post or without. So somebody very well could have played weld-’em-up with some Plymouth body panels.…

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auction profile

CAR 1932 Buick Model 66 S AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Auburn, Indiana DATE June 1, 2019 LOT NUMBER 5009 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $25,000 SELLING PRICE $28,600 THE YEAR 1932 WAS A DISTINGUISHED ONE for Buick as it exchanged the long-used hood louvers for a different style of side hood doors. The windshield was slightly sloped, the grille was redesigned with a narrower base, and the fenders were longer. The Series 60 Buicks were the mid-level option for the marque that year, with the two-door special coupe starting at a factory price of $1,270, which would be about $23,500 today. This Buick was equipped with a 272.6-cu.in. straight-eight engine and three-speed manual transmission. A Texas car, it had a body-off restoration completed in 2011 and earned multiple awards, including the AACA Senior award and Buick Club of America…

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auction news

New England Exchanges BARRETT-JACKSON COMPLETED ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL AUCTION IN CONNECTICUT THIS JUNE with its Northeast Auction raking in more than $21.8 million and 545 vehicles changing hands. Among the consignments were 14 cars from The Vault Portfolio, which will also include cars in the upcoming Las Vegas and Scottsdale Auctions. This 1957 Bel Air had an extensive two-year body-off restoration and was equipped with a Super Turbo-Fire 283-cu.in. V-8 with dual four barrels paired with a Powerglide automatic — it sold in Connecticut for $62,700. Also selling from The Vault Portfolio were two 1940 Ford coupes, a Standard and Deluxe. Both had flathead 221 V-8s; the Standard sold at $38,500 and the Deluxe for $46,200. Barrett-Jackson’s next auction will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas October 3-5. Keystone…