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Classic American

June 2020

Classic American magazine featuring Classic American muscle and Classic American styling. Each month packed full of restoration stories, news from the Classic American scene, hundreds of classifieds, readers letters and rides. So don't miss out, immerse yourself each month in a little part of the American Dream. Subscribe to the digital edition today - and enjoy savings on RRP of over 70% - Instant delivery worldwide. Never miss an issue.

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strange days indeed

It has been a strange couple of months by anyone’s standards and it brings to mind the serenity prayer much touted by various five-step programmes… you know the one: about being granted the serenity to accept things which can’t be changed, to change things that can and the wisdom to be able to tell the difference between the two. The current situation is definitely the former and I for one have been getting used to it, accepting it and keeping myself busy with the magazine, my cars and various household chores and projects that have been sidelined for years, decades even… While it’s been frustrating to have weeks of dry, sunny weather and not even be able to take my cars out for a spin (both are in storage miles away…

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brave new world

Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the Himalayas, you can’t help but be aware of the ‘new normal’ around the world brought on by the Covid-19 crisis. Usually, empty roads and rock-bottom fuel prices would be reason for celebration in the American car community. But not now, for obvious reasons… Lucky then that this issue of Classic American offers you 100 pages of American automotive escape and if you fancy reliving some of last year’s shows, head over to the Classic American website and check out our Galleries pages which are bursting at the seams with all of last year’s show pictures that we weren’t able to shoe-horn into the magazine. See…

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auctions go online

Auction houses in America are attempting to adjust to the new realities of social distancing and many auctions have moved online, although it’s believed that even these may revert to their more traditional formats sooner rather than later, as the US attempts to reverse lockdown sooner than many other countries. This 1970 Buick GS Convertible is a tasty morsel of Buick’s performance-focused past in the Sixties and is a true Stage 1 factory performance package-equipped GS Convertible, which is pretty rare. The Stage 1 package added a hot cam, larger valve heads and a unique four-barrel carburettor to the already potent 455 cubic-inch V8 engine, making it one of the hottest road-going Buicks ever offered. Only 232 Buick GS Convertibles left the factory equipped with the Stage 1 package, 164 of which…

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silverstone’s gt40 rarity

Silverstone Auctions have a very exciting catalogue of cars consigned for their Live Online Sale on May 23. One of the fascinating lots is a 1968 Ford GT40 that was created as a homage during 2017 and 2018. But this is no ordinary homage – it was created by the late Terry Drury, who worked for Ford at the start of the GT40 development and also raced them as a privateer. While retaining his close links to Ford, he amassed his own collection of original spare parts, which included a works 320cu in Gurney-Weslake Ford V8 and a ZF Le Mans gearbox. These were then used to create what has been acknowledged as one of the most extraordinary accurate and faithful monocoque GT40s. For more info or to register to…

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chinese lincolns

Ford promised a year ago that it would build vehicles in China with localised production to help promote its brand within the country. Ford has now announced that the first Lincoln Corsair has rolled off the assembly line at the Ford factory in the Chongqing Municipality in Southwest China. The first Lincoln Corsair to roll off the assembly line means that Ford has taken a significant step towards promoting the Lincoln brand in the country. The factory where the Corsair was produced is a joint venture between the Changan Automobile Company and Ford. In China, the Corsair starts at 246,800 yuan, and the price goes up to 345,800 yuan (somewhere between $34,800 and $48,770 respectively). Chongqing is one of the largest automotive production regions in China, with more than 10 auto manufacturers having…

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h & h vanishing point challenger

This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, created as a tribute to the famous Vanishing Point Challenger, remained unsold after the H&H Classic Motor Car Auction, held online on April 29. The car is located in Cheshire and is finished in Alpine White as a tribute to Kowalski’s rubber-burning ride in the cult 1971 film, Vanishing Point, and was restored to a high standard over a five-year period. It features the correct type 390 bhp 440cu in V8 replacement engine with 727 three-speed automatic transmission. It also features a full custom stainless steel exhaust system and a limited slip diff by Hauser Racing, as well as power brakes, with a ‘Right stuff’ four disc-brake conversion, plus rack and pinion steering. The stock suspension has been overhauled with new bushes and ball joints and…