Abandoned Car of the Week

We think the 1957 Lincoln was one of the best designed luxury cars of that decade with well-proportioned lines. The abandoned car pictured here is a Premiere model introduced in 1956. It and ran  through the 1960 model year as an upscale version of the Lincoln Capri and positioned below the Continental Mark II. It came in two-door and four-door models. (Photos by Peter Hubbard)

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Nostalgia Highway

A son's 38-year quest to find and restore his father's 1967 VW Type 3


Lynn Pfenning and his father, Marvin Pfenning, in front of the 1967 Type 3 Fastback in 2018

(March 20, 2020) Lynn Pfenning spent 38 years chasing down his father’s beloved 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 fastback and four years restoring it to its original glory. The cousin of the Volkswagen Beetle was a major touchstone of Pfenning’s childhood. His father purchased the Brunswick Blue Type 3 fastback for $2,200 in 1967 after totaling his 1965 Volkswagen Beetle.

Chevrolet film demonstrates safety of new Corvair in 1960

(March 16, 2020) When Chevrolet introduced the rear-engine Corvair for the 1960 model year, General Motors also began a campaign to convince skeptical new car buyers that it was a safe vehicle. This film was produced to demonstrate the economy car’s handling, braking, reliability, structural strength. Chevrolet tagged it “the compact car that people could count on.”

Mecum reveals the Ken Miles Shelby GT350R Model in May auction


Ken Miles' Shelby Mustang 5R002

(March 12, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — The awe-inspiring collection of John Atzbach — highlighted most notably by the first 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model built, known as the “Flying Mustang” — was announced today by Mecum Auctions as an offering that will serve as the headlining main attraction of Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic, to be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this May 12-17.