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    Read This: American classic car values falling flat as foreign and exotic marques rise
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    Anyone who follows the collector car market will tell you that prices are up, and demand is high. Indeed, Scottsdale's 2014 auction week, highlighted by the festivities at Barrett-Jackson, was a raging success, with numbers that were improved from the previous year in most significant categories. ...

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    Followup: Stolen first production Volvo P1800 recovered
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    Late last month, we told you about a 1961 Volvo P1800 that had been stolen in Sweden. The thought of losing a classic coupe to an unscrupulous thief is troubling enough, but this wasn't just any P1800 – it was the very first production example minted, and the restored red-over-white ...

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    Video: 1948 Tucker Torpedo surfaces in Jay Leno's Garage
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    The story of the Tucker Car Corporation is a tragic one. Its sole model, the 1948 Tucker Sedan, had a huge number of innovations, with a particular focus on passenger safety, but a catastrophic debut and the ensuing media firestorm it created caused severe problems for the brand. Other issues ...

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    Report: Sacre Bleu! Paris set to ban classic cars?
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    Bertrand Delanoê, the socialist mayor of Paris, has submitted a proposal to the French capital's city council that aims to ban all cars and utility vehicles 17 years of age or older from use inside the A86 motorway. Buses and trucks 18 years old or older would also be prohibited from inside ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Brass Era American LaFrance firetruck speedster is a prehistoric Blastolene
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    American LaFrance firetruck speedster - click above for high-res gallery
    One of our favorite cars from 2009 is the Blastolene Peterbilt hot rod. You know the one with two (count 'em, two) superchargers bolted to its Detroit Diesel V12. Hubba hubba,. And if we had access to a time machine, our ...

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    2009's most collectible vehicle is... the Ford Flex?!
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    2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) has named the 2010 Ford Flex its most collectible vehicle of 2009, beating out seven other vehicles shortlisted for the award. The Flex is the 11th vehicle to receive the ...

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    VIDEO: Audi tracks down the last Horch... in Texas?
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    The search for the last Horch -- Click above to watch video
    You have August Horch to thank for Audi. A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer). But it was Horch whose name, ...

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    AB stops at the 27th Concours d'Elegance at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
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    27th Concours d'Elegance at the St. Regis, Dana Point - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For its 27th iteration, Orange County's most prestigious classic car show returned to the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, and finally dropped the "Newport Beach" from its name. No longer ...

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    Autoblog spends a day at the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show
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    Click above for huge high-res gallery from Seal Beach
    We love spring for a multitude of reasons, but mainly for the car shows that start popping up around the country. The sun comes out and so do the classic cars, hot rods and muscle cars. This weekend we stopped by the 22nd Annual Classic Car ...

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    It was bound to happen: K Car Club springs up
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    Unloved as they are, let's give Chrysler's K Car its due. Thirty years ago, the K represented a sea change in the Pentastar lineup. Not only did the K and its derivatives return Chrysler to the black, the architecture proved versatile enough to underpin basically the entire lineup, from minivans to ...

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    Thunderbird Ranch out to pasture?
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    John Draxler has loved Ford's personal-luxury coupe for decades, and he's been a tremendous resource for the Thunderbird community for nearly as long with his Thunderbird Ranch operation. Located in Wisconsin, the Ranch could be over-simplified as a yard full of Thunderbirds, and the Badger State ...

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    Classic Detroit iron outpaces Dow Jones and the S&P 500
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    Click above for a high resolution gallery Shelby's personal '69 GT500 Those who follow the classic car market are probably not surprised to hear that prices of vintage Detroit iron, especially those cars from the muscle-car era of the mid-'60s to early '70s, have shot up in the last several years, ...

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    Warehouse Wonders: Lyon's pride and joys
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    Click above image for huge high-res gallery of our visit to the Lyon collection.A little while back, a very special invitation was dropped in our laps. As part of a celebration for one of our friends, the doors to the Lyon private collection were being swung wide open. The name might not be ...

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    EC vs WC: 2007 Los Angeles Concours d'Elegance
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    click above for a HUGE gallery of concours entrantsFor the second year in a row, the Assistance League of Southern California (ALSC) presented a pretty exceptional Concours d'Elegance for the greater Los Angeles area right in the shadow of the historic Rose Bowl. While Greenwich needed two days to ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
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    If we needed any more convincing that you can find more delicious things on eBay than old movies and great deals on ecco golf spikes, this auction would have done the trick. AutoHaus in Los Gatos, Calif. is auctioning off this flippin' fanTAStic restored 1968 Ferrari Miura P400 (for Posteriore 4 ...

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    Automobile Driving Museum takes visitors for a ride
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    Billed as the only automobile museum that "takes you for a ride," the Automobile Driving Museum recently found a new home in El Segundo, CA. Visitors to the free museum (donations encouraged) get to see some of the greatest vehicles in automotive history on display, and even better, get to go for a ...

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    Monterey Historic Races to feature Toyota/Lexus
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    As the presenting sponsor of this year's Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Toyota Motor is going all out to bring its motorsports efforts in front of U.S. fans, with the centerpiece of its involvement demonstration runs and paddock displays featuring this year's TF106 Formula 1 car. ...

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    Classic car lover's dream come true: 1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
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    We've all heard the stories. Some mid-century family stows their gorgeous car, which they used minimally and of which they took excellent care, in some old barn, where it was forgotten until fifty years later. Half a century later, some lucky sot happens on (or tracks down) the ...

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    Generation Y continues to flummox automakers
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    Will the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and the upcoming Nissan Versa join the Buick Le Sabre and even the Toyota Camry as "Grandparent's Most Favorite Ride?" That's what analysts think about the new wave of subcompacts arriving in America. According to John Wolkonowicz, automakers are once ...

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    Vintage American iron thriving in Cuba
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    At least one of Autoblog's staffers is a sucker for the monthly 'Discovered' and 'Lost & Found' features British rags Thoroughbred & Classic Cars and Classic and Sports Car. Great 'barn finds' make our hairs stand up on end and constantly have us peering into farmyards whenever we drive ...

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