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The new Corvette Grand Sport is faster than the Jenners' 1956 model, but it isn't worth as much.

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This historic car is headed for Honda's museum.

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After time, money parts were stolen from him, B-17 bomber pilot Harry Donovan will finally get his Mustang restored.

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It will be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours in August.

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An update on what Leno's team is currently restoring.

Jay Leno shows us the dozen or so projects he and his team are working on, from a Mercedes 600 to a Detroit Electric, with a handful of motorcycles thrown in for good measure.

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The restoration departments at both Lamborghini and Porsche showcased their latest projects in various states of repair at the Techno Classica show this weekend in Germany.

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GRAMMY award winning artist and actor Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges sits down with Autoblog to talk about flying cars, Tesla and his 1993 Acura Legend. Autoblog's Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute featuring an original interview with Ludacris.

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The landmark millionth Corvette ever made is now beginning the process of restoration at the GM Design Center after it was swallowed up by a sinkhole last year at the National Corvette Museum.

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It took years of research in the archives and then more time in restoration, but the very first Chevrolet Camaro has been rediscovered and put back on the road.

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Watch as an 83-year-old retired farmer slowly discovers that his 1949 pickup has been restored. The man's son had the work done in secret as the perfect family Christmas present, and he captured the reunion moment in this heartwarming video.

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When a car is worth millions of dollars, you don't simply write it off when it's damaged – you have it painstakingly repaired. But when that car's worth tens of millions, there's hardly any expense to be spared in its restoration. So after a rare Ferrari 250 GTO crashed a couple of years ago during a special event, its owner (presumably at the behest of his insurance company) sent the damaged specimen back to the factory for a full restoration to its original condition.

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There's something about the sheer audacity of the Tucker 48, sometimes also called the Torpedo, that makes this quirky American sedan so intriguing even 60-plus years after its introduction. Preston Tucker was only ever to complete 51 of them, and several of the remaining units were sold at auction after the company went bankrupt. Despite all of that, with its air-cooled flat-six engine hanging out back and Cyclops-like center headlight, the car has continued to withstand the test of time.

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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 looking at the remains of the screen-used RV from the Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World, and he plans to chronicle the process of getting this dinosaur back on the road.

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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.

Don't let your pet project become a drain

Many people dream of buying an iconic classic car and returning it to its former glory. Whether you're in high school or retired, the idea of a long-term restoration project can be romantic and exciting.

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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 Chevrolet in Michigan for full restoration. But in between, you might get a chance to see the damaged cars in their banged up, unrestored state.

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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 – a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance more affectionately known simply as ECTO-1.

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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 the US), the Safari Rally Z has a fastback coupe body and a 215-horsepower inline-six engine. It won East African Safari Rally championships in both 1971 and 1973. The restoration is scheduled for complet