Hemmings Classic Car February 2021

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

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
American City Business Journals_Hemmings
Periodicidad:
Monthly
USD 3.99
USD 16
12 Números

en este número

4 min.
back to basics

“…I’ve long been a fan of base models ordered with just enough extra bits to make them unique and interesting.” While seeking a momentary reprieve the other day, I stole over to the Ford Motor Company website to see what the upcoming new Bronco was all about. It’s been a hot topic among enthusiasts lately, and though I’ve generally been more of an on-road kind of guy, the prospect of a four-door Jeep alternative that could double as the family SUV seemed pretty appealing. Once I got into the “configurator” on the website so I could spec out my dream Bronco, I was able to verify one of the things I’d heard about the new truck: That among the broad spectrum of trim levels being offered, the lineup begins with one Ford…

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3 min.
news reports

Mullin Automotive Museum Reopens THE DOORS OF THE MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, IN OXNARD, CALIFORNIA, HAVE reopened to the public. Visitors can see concours “best in show” winners such as the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet H6B “Xenia,” and a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte d’Eau.” Other favorites on display include a 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport “Le Mans” and an extensive collection of Bugatti artwork, sculpture, and furniture. “We are excited to welcome back visitors to the Mullin Automotive Museum with new weekly business hours,” says Founder and Executive Director Peter Mullin. “To reopen in a responsible manner, we are prioritizing the health of our community, visitors, volunteers, and employees by adhering to the safety guidelines set by the government and public health officials.” The museum will follow health and safety…

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1 min.
february

5-6 • Moultrie Swap Meet • Moultrie, Georgia 229-896-2150 • moultrieswapmeet.com 11-13 • AACA Annual Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 717-534-1910 • aaca.org 11-14 • Zephyrhills Auto Events Zephyrhills, Florida • 813-312-4009 zephyrhillsautoevents.com 19-21 • Winter Autofest Lakeland Lakeland, Florida • 717-243-7855 carlisleevents.com 27 • Winter Classic Swap Meet Columbus, Ohio • 614-268-1181 jeffjohnsonmotorsports.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

Bronco Wildflower IN THE HUBBUB LEADING UP TO THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 2021 FORD BRONCO, the company released a number of historical images, including a few of the circa-1970 Bronco Wildflower concept truck. It was given a “lively multicolored paint treatment” with a “psychedelic design of blues, yellows and reds… topped off by a pink grille.” Groovy. However, under that paint, we’re pretty sure the Wildflower was really just a lightly revised version of the 1966 Bronco Dune Duster concept: a George Barris-modified rig with the same cut-down doors (that differed from the production Bronco Roadster doors), the same roll bar with integrated headrests (that Ford and Barris both claimed was NHRA-approved), the same wheels, the same side pipes, and the same scoop in the hood. Why Ford didn’t just come out and…

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1 min.
auction profile

CAR 1957 De Soto Adventurer hardtop coupe AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Elkhart, Indiana DATE October 23, 2020 LOT NUMBER 1207 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $65,000 SELLING PRICE $84,000 THE HIGH-POWERED ADVENTURER HARDTOP coupe was introduced two months after the other De Soto offerings and it received Chrysler’s Forward Look design. Each carried over gold-colored trim accents from the prior year, as well as TorqueFlite transmission and antennas. The limited production run only saw 1,650 hardtop coupes produced for the model year. This De Soto had become a well-known example among marque enthusiasts, winning best in show at the 2001 National DeSoto Club Convention. The well-preserved older restoration had the correct gold- and-white finish, with the interior showing no defects. The 345 Hemi V-8 with dual four-barrel carburetors was sound and the car was equipped with a Benrus steering-wheel-mounted,…

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3 min.
auction news

Elkhart Highlights RM SOTHEBY’S RELEASED THE RESULTS OF ITS ELKHART COLLECTION AUCTION IN Elkhart, Indiana, with total sales grossing over $44.3 million. More than 240 collector cars and an expansive selection of memorabilia were offered during the two-day show on October 23-24. Looking deeper into the numbers, American cars saw sales eclipse $3.5 million. The top sale of this group was a 1935 Auburn 8 Supercharged Speedster. Believed to be one of approximately 150 original Speedsters made, it had a well-documented and impressive ownership history. It was fully restored and painted ivory, with a red interior. Most of the original components were preserved, down to the body wood, which still bore its number stamping. The factory-installed engine still powered the Auburn and the Speedster won awards at the Classic Car Club…

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