On March 8, 1950, the iconic Volkswagen Bus began production. Officially called the Volkswagen Type 2 -- and the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie by modern fans of the vehicle -- it remained on the market in the US and in Europe until 1967.
On February 4, 1922, Ford Motor Company bought Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. Ford was rapidly losing market share to General Motors at the time of the purchase. GM offered a variety of vehicles for American consumers, whereas Ford continued to focus on just the Model T.
This week in 1886, the German engine designer Karl Benz patented the Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely considered the world's first car.
Recession? What recession? If the crowds at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., last weekend were any indication, people with disposable income are starting to spend it again. The auction house held several sales over the course of the weekend, including the highly anticipated 5000 series, which netted $29.2 million in a few short hours. Overall, the company brought in $223.8 million in all its auctions last weekend.
Lonnie Shelton went to Dallas in search of spare parts for his car collection. The long-time baseball fan came home with the collector's item of a lifetime.
RM Auctions will sell the 1960 Plymouth XNR next month in Monterey, Calif. around the festivities of the annual Concourse d'Elegance, perhaps adding another adventure for the storied car with a fascinating history. The concept car penned by legendary Chrysler designer Virgil Exner was meant to take on the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette. It's high performance six-cylinder engine could create 250 horsepower and had a top speed of 150 mph.
Zenop Tuncer, owner of Euro Tech Motors in Edgewater, New Jersey got a pretty serious shock when trying to find a part for a 1942 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet D convertible. Upon calling the German automaker and checking the car's serial number, Tuncer learned that the seemingly innocent classic car had a dark past.
Joining a slew of other vehicles formerly owned by American presidents that have come to market of late, Lyndon B. Johnson's convertible 1964 Lincoln Continental will be sold at auction on March 3.
Though the low-key Toyota Prius hybrid may be en vogue for Hollywood actors like Jodie Foster and Susan Sarandon, Leonardo DiCaprio is proving it's possible to be green and flashy.
If part of the appeal of buying antique cars is owning something unique that no one else has, then the person who just purchase a 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car" is certainly happy today. The transparent car, made out of Plexiglass for the 1939/1940 World's Fair in New York, sold this weekend for $308,000. The auctioneers, RM Auctions in Michigan, say it's the only one to exist, but there are some reports that there may be one more out there.
If you've always seen yourself as a queen or king, you might want to think about ponying up for this: On sale right now is a 2001 Jaguar Majestic V8 long-wheel-base XJ8 with 14,000 miles and only one former owner: Her Majesty, the Queen of England. Share That's right, you could be the proud owner of a car that once chauffeured royalty. The beautiful car was delivered to
2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine President Barack Obama's new presidential limousine grabbed some headlines in January -- especially in Detroit -- when General Motors announced that Obama was getting a brand- new 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine, the first presidential limo that did not carry a specific model name. That got me to thinking about another famous (or, perhaps more accurately,
General Motors may not be doing so hot in auto sales, but it's still the number one choice for the White House. The Big Three manufacturer built the black limousine 44th U.S. President Barack Obama rode in during the recent Inauguration Day parade. Dubbed the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine, the high-tech ride replaces George W. Bush's 2006 Cadillac DTS limo. In fact, according to the Detroit
From sputtering, horseless carriages to exotic missiles, the average car junkie has over 100 years' worth of models to put on his list of cars to drive before he dies. How would you whittle it down and prioritize only your top 10 choices? For our list, we considered everything from milestone vehicles to single representatives of an era. Sure, there's a bias toward sports cars here, but even so, no
Fourth Place:'Back to the Future' De Lorean Time MachineJohn De Lorean is gone, and his various fiascoes are fading memories. But Back to the Future and its sequels play continually on TV. The De Lorean sports car will be remembered foremost as the basis on which Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) built the time machine that sent Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) shooting through history. There are worse fa