Hemmings Classic Car December 2020

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

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5 min.
terry mcgean

After Dave Conwill wrapped up his driveReport on the 1940 La Salle for this issue, we couldn’t help thinking there ought to be some action photography to go with it. The inspiration came from the ready willingness of its owner, Gene Coe, and his son-in-law, Kevin Flicker (our driver), to bring the car out at a moment’s notice, and even to drive it up to meet us in Bennington from his location down in Western Massachusetts, about a half hour away. And so, this month’s cover is an action shot of that grand sedan rolling down the road on a beautiful day among the Green Mountains here in Vermont. The La Salle never complained a bit, even while we let it idle to review our shots between passes down the highway.…

2 min.
news reports

2021 Amelia Classes THE DIRECTORS OF THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE HAVE ANNOUNCED eight special classes for the 2021 show, to be held March 4-7 in Amelia Island, Florida. This will be the event’s 26th running and it will take place at The Ritz-Carlton and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The staff is confident it will be able to put on the best and safest show possible, regardless of the challenges presented by COVID-19. Here is a brief overview of the special classes for the show: Hispano-Suiza, the Spanish and Swiss marque, ranks among the most respected and revered names at the pinnacle of the auto industry. Its reputation for exquisite engineering made it a favorite of royals, celebrities, and heroes of all stripes. Also recognized from across the Atlantic, there will…

1 min.
2021 events

January 15-17 • Automania Swap Meet & Car Corral Allentown, Pennsylvania • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com February 19-21 • Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Boca Raton, California • 954-537-1010 www.bocaratonconcours.com March 4-7 • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Amelia Island, Florida • 904-636-0027 www.ameliaconcours.org April 8-11 • Charlotte Auto Fair Charlotte, North Carolina • 704-841-1990 www.charlotte-autofair.com April 21-25 • Spring Carlisle Carlisle, Pennsylvania • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com June 20-25 • MAFCA National Tour North Conway, New Hampshire • 562-697-2712 www.2021mafcanationaltour.com Please note that these events are active as of press time despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend you verify the status before making plans to attend.…

3 min.
lost& found

Pup Train OFF AND ON, WE’VE FEATURED AUTOMOBILES BUILT TO LOOK LIKE LOCOMOTIVES. Mostly off lately, since many of our readers pointed out the prevalence of such vehicles in relation to the American Legion’s Forty and Eight programs. This one, though, is a little bit different. We came across it in the Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Library’s digital collections, and the brief description shows that it was part of the “Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association Pup Train goodwill tour.” Exactly what that means, we have no idea. “Pup train” seems to be the term for multiple trailers towed behind a truck, but why the Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association conducted this goodwill tour, where it went (not very far, we assume), and what they used as the basis for the locomotive (something street legal, judging…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Auburn, Indiana DATE September 5, 2020 LOT NUMBER 4019 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $38,000 SELLING PRICE $20,350 LINCOLN MADE MINOR STYLE CHANGES TO the Continental for the 1947 model year, with the most notable being the addition of “Lincoln” script on both sides of the hood. The similarity of Continentals from 1946-’48 make restoring these cars easier in regard to finding parts and equipment. This Continental was one of only 738 made for 1947 and it was equipped with the 292 Flathead V-12 engine mated to a three-speed transmission. It featured power windows and dual side mirrors, as well as a continental kit. The last restoration was an older one, so it needed some work, but the Full Classic was last used in parades and demonstrations. Rare yet obtainable, this…

3 min.

RM Sotheby’s has a Big Labor Day Weekend RM SOTHEBY’S AUBURN, INDIANA, AUCTION HAULED IN MORE THAN $16.8 million over Labor Day weekend, with an impressive 85.44-percent sell-through rate. The event coincided with the (canceled for 2020) Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and marked the auction house’s return to in-person attendance in the wake of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fittingly, the top two sales were a 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster and a 1936 Duesenberg Model J Tourster. The Auburn was described as a well-known genuine, original, and correct 1935. It still had its factory firewall data plate, and the engine retained its data plate and stamping, as well as the original supercharged carburetor, air filter, and sump. When the bidding ended, the Auburn found a new home for $770,000. The…