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    Video: Jurassic Park II RV found rotting, being restored for residence
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    Usually, The Aficionauto takes a look at a famous vehicle (or replica) from films and TV to show the truth behind the movie magic. However, host Christopher Rutkowski is switching gears this week in the first part in an ongoing series. As teased at the end of an earlier video, Rutkowski is ...

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    Official: Corvette museum to fill in sinkhole, leave five cars unrestored
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    Preservation or restoration. That's the question that faces anyone dealing with classic cars, and it's the issue with which the National Corvette Museum is grappling in the wake of the sinkhole that opened up in its midst this past February. In the months since the damage was inflicted, the ...

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    Report: National Corvette Museum to display sinkhole-damaged cars before restoration
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    If you've been following the news from Bowling Green, you know all about the sinkhole that opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum on February 12 and swallowed eight cars whole. You'll also know that officials have a plan in place to extract the cars from the ground and send them to ...

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    Official: Fans petitioning Sony Pictures to restore Ghostbusters ECTO-1
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    Star cars can live on in the hearts of movie fans, but as we learned with the DeLorean time machine used in Back to the Future, even some of the more popular cars can end up being forgotten about by the studio. Such is the fate that has befallen the lead car from the Ghostbusters franchise ...

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    Official: Club to restore amazeballs Datsun Safari Rally Z
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    Thanks to the Nissan Restoration Club, a legendary rally car is coming back to life. At the recent Nissan 360 media event, the Japanese automaker announced that its restoration club is bringing the Safari Rally Z back to original running condition. A variant of the Fairlady Z (or Datsun 240Z in ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1960 Aston DB4GT Zagato replica with supercharged DB7 engine
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    For all of the attention to detail that went into this beautiful, custom-built 1960 DB4GT Zagato, it almost seems a shame to call the Aston Martin a "replica." But because it started out as a non-Zagato coupe (only twenty originals were built) and is now powered by a supercharged inline six ...

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    Video: Watch Larry Kosilla resurrect the finish of this barn-find 1966 Porsche 912
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    Larry Kosilla, the founder of the Ammo NYC line of car cleaning products, has his own show YouTube's Drive network – we saw his work before when he gave a Ferrari 288 GTO a two-day detailing job. On this episode, Kosilla gets called in to do his best with a 1966 Porsche 912, a car that was ...

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    Video: Petrolicious highlights Andy Greene's love of Ferrari in "The Caretaker"
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    The next stop on the Petrolicious tour of the nation's car stories is Savannah, Georgia. The crew sat down with restorer Andy Greene of Andy Greene's Sports and Vintage Race Cars, and he waxed poetic about his love of Ferraris. See, the shop will work on vintage models and classic road racing ...

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    Ford now offering over 9,000 official reproduction parts for restorations
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    First generation Ford Bronco – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Imagine your disappointment when you find what looks like a great deal on a 1967 Ford Mustang on Craigslist, only to realize the body is 90 percent Bondo. You could head back to the listings, or you could hit the Ford ...

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    One for the Gipper: Ronald Reagan's Subaru BRAT restored
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    Click above for a gallery of Ronald Reagan's Subaru BRAT
    For reasons unbeknownst to this blogger, he receives Drive, the Subaru owners' magazine, in the mail. It's usually good for a 5-minute thumb-through, after which it lands in the circular file. The Winter issue, however, wound up providing a ...

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    Roadster Rebirth: New bodies available for British classics
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    click the image above to view a hi-res gallery of British Motor Heritage bodies
    Rust never sleeps, and classic British cars are some of the tinworm's favorite snacks. Lack of a roof on many classics (to effectively seal out the weather) doesn't help floors or unibodies stay rot-free, and proper ...

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    Why lift a car when you can tilt it?
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    I need this. My back isn't what it used to be, so when it's time to fiddle with the undercarriage, I start thinking wistfully about lifts or pits. It'd also make it easier to hang off the end of the breaker bar for those monster-torque suspension fasteners. Exhaust work? No more lying on your back, ...

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    Give your hot rod the gift of... Zirconia
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    No ersatz diamonds here, but the Zirconia based coating from Zircotec in the UK will help your vehicle be more durable and powerful. The Zircotec ceramic coating was developed for the nuclear industry and has been proven in automotive applications by several Formula 1 teams. The purpose of the ...

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    RR of the Day: Billy the Kid's '67 Mustang
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    Nearly all of us can remember when we first got bit by the auto bug while working on the family truckster with our pops. While my father and I spent some time together replacing the head gasket on a Pontiac 6000, Flickr member Billy the Kid spent what must have been three glorious months in 1996 ...

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    Autoblog visits the Mercedes Classic Car Center
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    We recently made a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Center in Irvine, California, to check out this restoration and retail facility. Located adjacent to a cluster of auto showrooms, it looks like just another modern dealership. But the cars inside are anything but modern. For starters, ...

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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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    eBay find of the day: 1951 Studebaker Champion
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    Autoblog reader Phez turned us on to this 1951 Studebaker Champion... and boy, does it look like it could prove the old adage that restoring a car is a labor of love. The odometer reads a repectable 56,600 and the engine is an inline 6-cylinder, so if the mechanical stuff runs right it ...

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    How to make the grade in car restoration
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    Alright. So you have a hankering to restore your dad or mom's 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle (pictured) or 1996 Ford Taurus but know little, if anything, about car restoration since you built models as a young child. SecondChanceGarage lists some basic guidelines on tackling a car restoration project. As ...

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