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December 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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PUBLISHER Jim Menneto, President Jonathan Shaw, Director of Product EDITORIAL Terry McGean, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lentinello, Executive Editor Mike McNessor, Editor, Hemmings Motor News Mike Austin, Director of Digital Content, Hemmings Daily Kurt Ernst, Managing Editor Catherine Gee Graney, Managing Editor Thomas A. DeMauro, Senior Editor Matthew Litwin, Senior Editor Mark J. McCourt, Senior Editor David Conwill, Associate Editor Jeff Koch, West Coast Associate Editor Terry Shea, Associate Editor Daniel Strohl, Web Editor Edward Heys, Design Editor Judi Dell’Anno, Graphic Designer Joshua Skibbee, Graphic Designer Jim O’Clair, Columnist/Parts Locator Tom Comerro, Editorial Assistant EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Patrick Foster, Walt Gosden, Bob Palma, Jim Richardson, Milton Stern, Russell von Sauers ADVERTISING Jennifer Sandquist, Advertising Director DISPLAY SALES Tim Redden, Internet Sales Manager Account Executives: Rowland George, Tim McCart, Lesley McFadden, Heather Naslund, Mark Nesbit, Collins Sennett, Bonnie Stratton Stephanie Sigot, Advertising Coordinator CLASSIFIED…

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alternative b-o-ps

When it comes to postwar Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Pontiacs, there are other models to consider owning than Grand Nationals, 4-4-2s, and GTOs. Muscle cars are exciting, no doubt, but with their values now well beyond the reach of many enthusiasts, there are choices to ponder if you want to revel in the B-O-P experience. Considering Buick’s above-average build quality and outstanding engineering, you are getting a heck of a lot of car for the money when you buy one. The 1947-’52 Specials are quite affordable, yet for way less money, consider instead the Y-body Specials from 1961 to 1963; they are compact in size and attractively styled. If fitted with the all-aluminum 215-cu.in. V-8, you’ll have a little rocket on your hands. These Specials are probably the cheapest GM A-body you…

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news reports

NCM Scholarships THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM ANNOUNCED A NEW ANNUAL STUDENT scholarship of $2,500, for those who wish to pursue a degree related to automotive, museum, or nonprofit industry, or any field that works within those industries. The scholarship is part of the NCM’s ongoing efforts to promote education and preserve future interest in automotive-related industries. Applicants must be NCM members, or children or grandchildren of NCM members. Applications are available online in January/February each year, and payments are made to the winner in September. Visit www.corvettemuseum.org/explore/educational-programs for all of the details. AACA Early Bird Calendar THE ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 SCHEDULE of national events that will take place throughout the country. It’s never too early to start putting plans together to attend one of these shows. The car…

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2020 events

January 25-26 • Turlock Swap Meet Turlock, California • 209-571-1232 www.turlockswapmeet.com March 5-8 • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Amelia Island, Florida • 904-636-0027 www.ameliaconcours.org April 2-5 • Charlotte Auto Fair Charlotte, North Carolina • 704-841-1990 www.charlotte-autofair.com April 22-26 • Spring Carlisle Carlisle, Pennsylvania • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com May 14 • Hemmings Cruise-In Bennington, Vermont • 800-227-4373 www.hemmings.com May 29-31 • Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Greenwich, Connecticut • 203-618-0460 www.greenwichconcours.com June 21-26 • MAFCA National Convention Kerrville, Texas • 562-697-2712 • www.mafca.com…

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lost & found

Urban Legend A’s AFTER A RECENT DISCUSSION ON THE HEMMINGS DAILY ABOUT OLD CARS THAT went down with shipwrecks, Bradley Laing asked us if we’d heard the urban legend about a boxcar Model A’s abandoned in the desert somewhere. “A book about urban legends claimed that a rumor that has lasted for decades is, on a desert siding someplace in the U.S. is a forgotten boxcar full of intact Model A Fords,” he wrote. However, as he pointed out, urban legends about buried Spanish gold in the American southwest abound. We’ve yet to hear the legend, but it’s intriguing nonetheless. Could there exist such a place, Laing wondered, where the desert dry air would keep the Fords intact but also where nobody—particularly Model A collectors—would think to look? Checker Rabbit FOR THE FOUND FILES, WE…

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auction profile

CAR 1933 Stutz DV-32 dual-cowl phaeton AUCTIONEER Mecum Auctions LOCATION Monterey, California DATE August 17, 2019 LOT NUMBER S126 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE N/A SELLING PRICE $495,000 BY THE 1932 INTRODUCTION OF THE DV-32 — named for the four valves per cylinder of its DOHC straight-eight engine — automaker Stutz had enjoyed a prestige reputation for more than 20 years. This 1933 example is one of an estimated 200 DV-32s produced from 1932 to 1935, and it’s thought to be the only dual-cowl phaeton in existence. This CCCA Full Classic is powered by a 322-cu.in. engine with a cast-iron cylinder head and aluminum cam covers that produces 156 horsepower and is mated to a three-speed manual transmission. While an older restoration, its tri-tone red, maroon, and black finishes still gleam, and the Stutz is fitted with dual sidemounts with…