The '60s were a great time for exotic cars. Italian coach builders were busily handcrafting beautiful sheetmetal and plopping whatever throaty drivetrain they could find behind the headlights. For Iso Grifo, that meant marrying lusty European lines with a tried and true Chevrolet small block. In our humble opinion, it's one of the best hybrid creations out there. It would seem the crew from Petrolicious agrees. They recently trained their lenses on the pride and joy of Hirman Bond's collection.
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 LeBarons to turbocharged Daytonas. Southern California now has an official K Car club – fitting, as that's likely the only place you could find an early '80s Chrysler without lots of rust. Club
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 ride in one. More than 70 restored antique, classic and special interest cars are on display, ranging from a 1904 2-cylinder Schacht to a 1982 Delorean. Names like Cadillac, Packard, Stutz, Pierce-Arr
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 sleepy classic, at which point it emerges dry, still relatively beautiful, and turns over like day it was put away. But that's just an automotive fairy tale, right?
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