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    Video: Petrolicious finds an oasis of Chevy SS models in the desert
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    The things we are interested in while young often grow into passions later in life. Take Mark Lundquist for example, whose car collection is highlighted in a new video from Petrolicious. Out of high school in the late 1960s, he worked at a gas station and filled up many of the era's most prized ...

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    Video: Petrolicious samples the finned and fantastic Tatra T87
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    There are a lot of weird things in Los Angeles. There are weird people, weird buildings, and there are some especially weird cars. The automotive melting pot that is the City of Angels has any number of hidden treasures, and Paul Greenstein just happens to own one of the strangest - the Tatra ...

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    Video: Petrolicious keeps our love of the Saab Sonett aflame
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    German auto designs lean toward function and purpose. Italian designers deliver passion and beauty. The Brits, majesty. American cars, brashness and authority. If you want a funky design, though, you go to Sweden. The land of cheap, do-it-yourself furniture and delicious meatballs knows a thing ...

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    Video: 37K miles in a 1967 Datsun Roadster
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    When we think of comfy, long-distance road cars, there are a few obvious choices. A Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Bentley Continental GT or, assuming fuel efficiency isn't paramount, a Range Rover are all good options for a road trip. But what if that road trip was 37,000 miles? Maybe something more ...

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    Video: Learn why this man has four different Maserati 3500GT classics
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    When you're born, it's impossible to know what sort of cars you'll be into as an adult. Your dad might be into old Mopars while your mom prefers a Ford Mustang. You, on the other hand, might end up being a fan of English cars (that was the case with your author, at least). Regardless of which ...

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    Video: This 1927 Oakland is a minimalist hot rod
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    There are hundreds of American automakers that sprung up during the dawn of the automotive era, only to fold into obscurity or get gobbled up by what would eventually become the Big Four (yes, we're counting AMC here). Oakland is one such company, which was the forbearer for General Motors' ...

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    Video: Petrolicous torques about 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
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    There are classic muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, and then there are rare classic muscle cars – vehicles like this 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Walk down Metro Detroit's Woodward Avenue on the third Saturday of August, and even in that sea of Americana that is the ...

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    Video: Petrolicious profiles an 'original fanboy' and his 1987 Honda CRX Si
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    Christopher Hoffman is a guy I'd like to meet. He's profiled in the latest installment of Petrolicious, titled Original Fanboy, because of his love and dedication to his 1987 Honda CRX Si. And that's something I can relate to. My personal car is a black 1988 Honda CRX Si. Road & Track ...

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    Video: Petrolicious inspects Zagato-bodied Lancia Flaminia
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    Lancia gets a bad rap. Sure, the more modern examples have had a history of rusting and rampant reliability woes, but before that, they were certifiable rally weapons. And even before that, Lancia was just a maker of truly gorgeous cars. Cars like this aluminum-bodied 1967 Flaminia Super Sport, ...

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    Video: Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider rightfully fawned over by Petrolicious
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    Following the Top Gear adage "You can't be a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa Romeo," is rather difficult for those of us in North America. Faced with a distinct lack of new cars and an equally disturbing abundance of vintage basketcases, the road to Alfa ownership is a difficult one ...

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    Video: Stunning Jaguar E-Type Lightweight tribute featured by Petrolicious
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    This is a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type Coupe. Enzo Ferrari, Il Commendatore himself, called it "the most beautiful car ever made." It can count among its owners Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and a number of other celebrities from the 1960s. It remains one of the prettiest and coolest cars ever. While ...

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    Video: Fiat Dino does a sexy Ferrari impression
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    In the modern industry, there's a clear distinction between Ferrari and its parent company, Fiat. Confusing the two is virtually impossible, although that wasn't always so. In the 1960s, the line between Fiat and Ferrari was still there, but it wasn't nearly so well defined, thanks to the ...

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    Video: Restoring 50's Italian single-cylinder motorcycles is a labor of love
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    As we've explained before, we have a soft spot for small, funky motorcycles. We've expressed our admiration for cafe racers and their culture, and while those modded bikes are extremely cool, we may have just discovered another niche of even more interesting two-wheeled contraptions, thanks to ...

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    Video: Toyota MR2 shows why we still love the 1990s
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    Was there a better time for Japanese performance than the 1980s and 1990s? It seems like looking back, Japan was on a roll, producing cars that were affordable, economical, reliable, fast and lightweight. And while all the attention is - thanks to a certain film series - focused on cars like ...

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    Video: Touring Italy in a classic Porsche will have you feeling continental
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    It's hard to believe there was a time when a Porsche 911 didn't come to market with 400 horsepower. But as Petrolicious reminds us with this video of a 1968 911T, owned by Donato Maniscalco, that time wasn't so long ago. You might think, being a distinguished man living in Italy, Maniscalco ...

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    Video: Petrolicious pays visit to tuning sensation the Ringbrothers
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    We caught up with a few projects from Ringbrothers at SEMA this year: a classic Ford Mustang body rendered in carbon fiber, and a De Tomaso Pantera-based concept that made us swoon. It's with good timing then, that our friends at Petrolicious have uploaded their newest, well-crafted ...

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    Video: Petrolicious finds the only Mercedes 300SL to give us salt fever
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    "Enjoy your toys. Don't worry about breaking them, don't worry about scratching them. Just have fun with them," says the owner of the salt-covered Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. No, it's not a new SLS AMG, but an original 300SL that Bob Sirna bought a year out of college in the early 1980s. Since 2001, ...

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    Video: Martini Mustang is a 'what if moment' gone right
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    Feast your eyes on a masterpiece. This is Steve Strope's Ford Mustang in the classic fastback bodystyle, and as you'll notice, it sports the signature colors of Martini Racing, a livery that's as legendary as any Gulf Racing-styled car. But the red, white and blues of the Martini stripe down this ...

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    Video: Petrolicious studies the purity of a Porsche 911 2.7 RS
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    Water-cooled Porsches are superior to the old, air-cooled models. This really isn't up for debate, despite the mob of Porsche purists, with pitchforks and torches in hand, currently descending on the Autoblog offices. Water-cooled models are more powerful and easier to live with, two factors that ...

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    Video: Datsun 240Z dares to be different with Petrolicious
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    When it was new in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a European-style Japanese sportscar. It had a straight six like the E9 BMW 2800CS and styling that somewhat mimicked the Jaguar E-Type, with its sugar-scoop headlamps, long hood and cab-backwards design. At the time, it was a cheaper alternative to ...

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