Abandoned Car of the Week

 


In 1946 Ford beat out Chevrolet in marketing a new car immediately following the end of World War II, with the Super Deluxe Tudor sedan. All Ford body styles were carried over from the discontinued 1942 model. The Ford came with a 239 cubic inch V-8 making 100 horsepower. Ford outsold Chevrolet 468.022 to 398,028 in 1946 before Chevy recaptured the "best selling brand" title in 1947. Some of Ford's post-war success came from Ford's ad agency, which coined the phrase, "There's a Ford in your future." This 1946 Super Deluxe was found in eastern North Carolina. (Photos by Jim Meachen)

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Record-Setting $126.5 million auction at Mecum’s 35th Indy event


1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona  is most valuable ever selling for $1,320,000

(May 27, 2022)  Mecum collector car auction company has been crushing its own auction sales records for years, and Indy 2022 continued the noteworthy trend with $126.5 million total overall sales achieved May 13-21—an 18% increase over the past Indy auction record of $107 million achieved at last year’s event.

Petersen Automotive Museum marks 90th anniversary of iconic 1932 Ford


1932 Ford McGee Roadster

(May 24, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will honor the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford with a new national holiday, Hot Rod Day on June 11, and celebrate the special day with its new “Ford Fever: The Deuce Turns 90” exhibit in the Ross and Beth Myers Gallery. Opening to the public on June 11, the new exhibit includes a definitive collection of groundbreaking 1932 Fords such as Doane Spencer’s historic Highboy and the influential McGee Roadster.

Mecum Tulsa to feature 1,000 classic and collector cars June 9-11


1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Leightweight 427

(May 23, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to SageNet Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., with 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more this June 9-11. The first-ever Mecum Tulsa auction, held in June of last year, resulted in $22.1 million overall with a trio of Ford GTs achieving placement as the top three highest-dollar sales, led by a 2006 model that brought $330,000.