Classic American June 2021

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good news!

I went to my first car show of the year last weekend and it was great – the distant sound of the V8s and the outline of American cars on the approach to the venue was something familiar and welcome, yet long absent, coming as it did after almost a year of lockdown and a year and seven months since I’d last been to an American car show. The sense, at the show, of the relief at being out and enjoying something that we’d not been able to for such a long time was also palpable… And indeed, while foreign travel may be problematic, car shows nationally and locally should be something we can once again all enjoy! It was good to hear recently as well (although somewhat bittersweet, in terms…

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auction watch

Gooding’s Geared online was just getting under way as we went to print, taking place from May 3 to May 7. There were some very tasty classic American morsels going under the hammer, including this very original-looking 1956 Chrysler 300B which had an estimate of $25-$35,000. One of 1102 built and just 233 estimated by 300B historians to remain, it’s been stored for nearly 50 years and features the FirePower 354cu in Hemi V8, accompanied by a dual carburettor set-up with batwing air cleaner and manifold. Wearing its original patina’d paint, it looks every bit a barn find, so would require recommissioning. It would make such a cool car if its current appearance could be retained, while it was made driveable, stoppable and safe – it even comes with an original…

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cadillac’s final petrol vehicles unveiled

General Motors has rowed back on its commitment to get rid of all of its petrol vehicles by 2035, claiming that this was merely a goal, not a declaration of intent. However, it appears that Cadillac will continue to aim for an all-electric future. When it introduced the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq – the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle – Rory Harvey, vice-president of Global Cadillac, was quick to point out that it also marks the start of the brand’s transition away from petrol-powered vehicles. “Every new Cadillac that we introduce from this point on in North America will be a state-of-the-art luxury electric vehicle,” Harvey said. “It is public record that we said we would enter this decade as an ICE brand (internal combustion engine) and we would leave this decade as…

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father’s day special

Father’s Day is just around the corner and while those responsible for buying Father’s Day gifts might not be reading this magazine (although they might!) you could always leave this magazine strategically left open on these pages, with your chosen gifts circled in red. Or you could just treat yourself. And why not? You deserve it! Terrific Ts! RetroClassic Clothing has launched the perfect range of apparel for the classic vehicle enthusiast in the family. Whether their passion lies with two wheels or four, or even with propellers or steam, the latest designs will make the ideal gift for Father’s Day. They’re not just T-shirts – they’re an emotive slice of history and a celebration of a bygone era. Since launching its first range of T-shirts in January 2012, RetroClassic Clothing has…

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ring hand-held tyre inflator rtc2000

Cost: SRP £44.99-£49.99 Available from: A1 Motor Stores, Screwfix, Wilko, Halfords, Argos, Amazon, Motorpart Direct and online at: Rating: 4/5 Now here is a nifty bit of kit that would make a great Father’s Day gift! It’s a portable/ rechargeable tyre inflator made by Ring, part of the Osram group. Anyone who stores their car over winter, or somewhere where there is no power, will find this a valuable addition to their ‘Car Revival’ compendium. Typically, this also includes a jumpstart pack and a can of Easi-Start (or the Australian ‘Start You B*****d’) and a big pack of handkerchiefs and some aspirin… Usually after months off the road, tyres lose a pound or two of pressure – or worse even more. If you’re storing your car somewhere without electricity, the fact this is rechargeable…

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it’s dead good! meet the ford/ lincoln explorer/nautilus hearse

Confused? Well, we were a bit at this rather interesting creation from MK Coach/Parks Superior. It uses a Ford Explorer fitted with a Lincoln Nautilus grille for the basis of this hearse/combination vehicle. The switching of the grilles is presumably as customers may already have Lincolns in their fleets, for uniformity, or also the desire to create a more upmarket-looking vehicle. Availability as a ‘combination’ vehicle means the rear landau panels can be removed, enabling its use as a flower car or suchlike. As the manufacturers explain, their 2021 MK Ford Explorer Combination can function as: “Lead car, front-line hearse, back-up hearse, airport runs, first-call vehicle, cremation vehicle, flower car – the combination coach satisfies all your business needs with grace, dignity and impeccable style. Built on a heavy-duty chassis, the…