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    Video: Jay Leno's Mercedes 600 is dictator chic
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    Here's a fun fact: certain classical songs double as excellent driving songs. Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries is one such example. So, as soon as you here those iconic notes, be certain you're in for some seriously cool sheet metal. Any Mercedes-Benz 600 would qualify for such a musical treatment, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #399
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    Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Rob Sass of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine talk about Cadillac's move to Manhattan and new naming convention, preview the Paris Motor Show, and finish up with the 3 Guys, 3 Grand Classic Car challenge. Also ...

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    Video: Pontiac Firebird in latest Generation Gap scrap
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    Generation Gap is mining the Lingenfelter collection again this week to compare two very different interpretations of the Pontiac Firebird. An original 1968 example goes toe-to-toe with a 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am to see whether the old man or the modern re-imagining takes the crown. Being from ...

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    Video: Piano Guys seranade each generation of Batmobile [w/poll]
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    A new Batmobile is on the way for the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it blends the military styling of the one in the Dark Knight trilogy with some of the sleekness from the version in the '89 Tim Burton movie. With a new model imminent, it's a perfect time to honor three ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #399 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #399 this evening. We'll be joined by Rob Sass from Hagerty Insurance to talk about their latest extreme classic car challenge. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the ...

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    Video: James Bond's Goldfinger Aston Martin still missing after 17 years
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    James Bond is inextricably linked with British motoring, especially Aston Martin, but the spy with a license to kill is missing one of his most famous cars. The original DB5 packed with gadgets for the movie Goldfinger has been lost for the last 17 years with no leads as to its whereabouts. This ...

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    Report: Justin Bieber to play the voice of KITT in Knight Rider comedy
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    There's some potentially rough news for people who grew up watching Knight Rider in the 1980s or enjoyed re-runs of it in the '90s. Pop culture punching bag Justin Bieber is the new voice for KITT in an upcoming comedy film with David Hasselhoff. According to The Insider, the film has the ...

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    Auctions: 11 vehicles from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas worth watching
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    This weekend will see the world's collector car crowds descend on Las Vegas, NV for one of the biggest shows on Barrett-Jackson's popular auction circuit. There are hundreds of vehicles up for bidding, ranging from a brand-new Lamborghini Aventador to a spattering of Art Deco classics and a huge ...

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    Auctions: 2002 Lincoln Continental concept should've made production, headed for auction instead
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    It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look above at the Lincoln Continental ...

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    Video: NYT profiles Blue Nelson, a reclusive and interesting CA car collector
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    If it weren't for his Dale Earnhardt Sr. looks, Blue Nelson could be one one of those soft-spoken, nondescript guys whom you meet briefly and never learn much more about. However, as The New York Times shows in a recent profile and video, behind closed doors, Nelson keeps a fascinatingly eclectic ...

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    Auctions: US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the books
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    The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully ...

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    Opinion: Five reasons to love, or hate, the culture of American cars
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    As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they're interesting and well-designed for their intended purpose, we're location-agnostic when it comes to picking ...

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    Video: Nissan's Nismo celebrates 30th year with video retrospective
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    Nismo, the motorsports and high-performance arm of Nissan, has a lot of racing success to celebrate in its history and possibly even bigger accomplishments to look forward to. The company is commemorating its 30th anniversary with a video looking back at its most important milestones from each ...

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    Video: Leno shows some style with a '67 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Zagato
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    Given the number of cars in Jay Leno's collection, plus the ones he just gets to drive, it seems like the number of classics that he hasn't been behind the wheel of could be listed on a Post-It note. However, Jay Leno's Garage viewers are in luck this week because they get to watch the host ...

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    Video: Audi UrQuattro gets the Petrolicious narrative
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    Audi started a revolution in the world of rallying when it paired an all-wheel-drive system with a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine and a rakish, three-door body. That car, the Quattro, didn't just upset the entire balance of the World Rally Championship, it (eventually) led to a transformative ...

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    Auctions: You can own Cord, the great American car brand
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    Do you fancy yourself an entrepreneur just looking for the chance to hop into the auto industry? Well, there might be a prime opportunity to buy a fabled car brand, though one dead for decades. The trademark, license and manufacturing rights for Cord Automobile are currently on sale from Leake ...

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    Video: Stolen Jaguar E-Type reunited with owner after 46 years
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    Barely six months into owning it, Ivan Schneider had his Jaguar E-Type stolen from outside of his Manhattan apartment in 1968. Now, 46 years later, the somewhat beat-up convertible has been recovered just before it was about to be shipped to a new owner in The Netherlands. US Customs agents at ...

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    Auctions: Gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 model sells for $90k
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    Classic Aston Martins sell for big bucks at auction. So this news of a DB5 selling for a princely sum hardly comes as a surprise. But the model in question wasn't an actual DB5. It was a scale model. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary James Bond film Goldfinger, this 1:3 ...

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    Video: Leno drives Volvo P1800 from Roger Moore's The Saint
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    Outside of a few notable exceptions, Volvo usually isn't associated with making beautifully curvaceous vehicles. But in the 1960s and early '70s the company proved with the P1800 that its cars didn't only have to be safe but staid family transportation. Underneath that shapely styling were a lot ...

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    Video: Take a spin in a street-legal Lancia Group B rally car
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    Lancia's death is sad for many, many reasons, chief among which is the end of its wonderful, wild rally heritage. While the brand might best be known for the Stratos and the Delta HF Integrale, there was another big name model, called the 037, that did its best to live up to the family name. The ...

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