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Market Analysis: 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 Convertible

Market Analysis: 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 Convertible

Thursday, August 27 2015
Jack TockstonSince their 50th anniversary in 2011, these felines have been clawing up in price guidesSOLD! This car, Lot 13, sold for $220,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction on March 13, 2015. The Series I Jaguar E-type (aka XKE) was produced from 1961 through mid-1967 — with the U.S. market targeted from the outset. Follow-on Series I.5 through II were somewhat emasculated...
August 2015 Classic Car Events

August 2015 Classic Car Events

Tuesday, August 4 2015
Car shows are king in August.  From classics to customs, east coast to west Coast, August offers a wide variety of car shows and events.  Check out the following car shows happening around the country this month.   Hot August Nights – Happening August 4 -9, 2015.  Held in Reno, NV.  Celebrating America’s love affair with cars and rock ‘n’ roll.  The event draws a huge crowd, providing...
More Mustang History - Fox Mustang Development

More Mustang History - Fox Mustang Development

Monday, July 20 2015
By early 1975, work on the successor to the 1974-1978 Mustang II was underway at Ford. Lee Iacocca, who had played an integral part in the development of the original Mustang and Mustang II role became somewhat diminished with the next generation Mustang.  Jack Telnack and his design team would be responsible for the development of the new Mustang.  Telnack had recently transferred back to Dearborn from Ford Europe and with him brought...
The Underdog Returns! The 1968 Chevy Sportvan

The Underdog Returns! The 1968 Chevy Sportvan

Thursday, July 16 2015
It's been a while since we've had an update on our beloved 1968 Chevy Spotvan, which we picked up last January  in Scottsdale. The van has emerged a better vehicle, but it hasn't been without it's troubles.After a stint at Rick Allen's Auto Repair to get the major mechanical work out of the way, the van was pushed into service on the California Mille. But despite everyone's best efforts, the van suffered from an...
The Orphaned Imperial?

The Orphaned Imperial?

Wednesday, July 15 2015
When is a Chrysler Imperial not a Chrysler?  The answer is Imperials produced between 1955 – 1983.  Believe it or not, in 1955, Chrysler established Imperial as a distinct "Make" in order to compete against Cadillac and other luxury vehicles.  They removed the Chrysler emblem from the Imperial altogether. Photo courtesy of the Imperial Club Due to hefty competition during the post war era, manufacturers...
July 2015 Classic Car Events

July 2015 Classic Car Events

Monday, July 6 2015
As we edge into the hot dog days of summer, we’re reminded of how quickly our calendars fill up and how important it is to find time to do what you love.  Check out these car shows happening around the country this July.This 1957 Maserati 25S Will be present at the Concours d'Elegance of America on July 26thConcours d’Elegance of America – Happening July 26, 2015 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. A world...
1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible - The Cumberford Perspective

1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible - The Cumberford Perspective

Thursday, June 4 2015
Robert CumberfordIt’s a gigantic parade and party barge to us today, but this Continental actually represents some adventurous engineering, as the entire 1958 Lincoln range used Ford’s first completely unitized body. Yes, the 1935 Zephyr was semi-unitized, but this was a more ambitious project, imperfectly achieved, but not bad for a first effort.Add in that this “forgotten” Continental Mark III (effaced so Lee Iacocca...
June 2015 Classic Car Events

June 2015 Classic Car Events

Monday, June 1 2015
The June solstice marks the beginning of summer.  Car collectors celebrate the additional sun light by enjoying after dinner cruises and week night car shows.  Looking for a place to take your classic car this month? Maybe just looking to be a spectator? Here are some car shows happening around the country this month:21stAnniversary Hot Rod Power Tour– Happening June 6 – 13, 2015.  From Wisconsin to Louisiana. ...
Mustang Reinvented

Mustang Reinvented

Tuesday, May 26 2015
As I mentioned in my last series, I am a big fan of the Ford Mustang II.  There is little denying, however, I am certainly in the minority of most Mustang fans.  While the Mustang II was a fine seller for Ford in the mid to late 1970’s, there was little regard toward performance which the Mustang had become synonymous with in the late 1960’s.  That was all about to change with the debut of an entirely new Mustang for...
Market Analysis: 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

Market Analysis: 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

Thursday, May 14 2015
Donald OsborneThe Mangusta is now selling at parity to the small-block Grifo, as I have long believed should be the casePhoto courtesy of Silverstone AuctionsSOLD! This car, Lot 319, sold for $281,782 (£180,000), including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Motor Show sale in Birmingham, U.K., on November 16, 2014. The Mangusta is a fascinating car, beautiful in a very masculine way, powerful, rare and...