Let’s Restore this Old Car — Classic Classics

1966 Chevy C10 Custom Pickup

    “I’ve always had an appreciation for older pickup trucks,” Bruce Betancourt said. After he first retired in 2003, Betancourt had the time to pursue the acquisition of an old pickup. The problem in looking for an old truck … Continue reading

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1959 Mercury Park Lane

From the very first Mercury automobile produced in 1939, the automotive brand has often been viewed as either a “junior” Lincoln or as a “senior” Ford. During the 1950s, however, Mercury styling stood alone. The 1957 Turnpike Cruiser introduced dramatic … Continue reading

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1931 Model A Ford

Ford Motor Co. manufactured about 5 million Model A vehicles over a four-year period. Early in the final model year, 1931, one of the 3,018 station wagons was built and then sold to a buyer in Massachusetts. The owner of … Continue reading

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1969 Mustang BOSS 429

What was an 8-year-old boy to do when his parents brought home a brand new 1967 Ford Mustang convertible? The answer: become a Mustang aficionado. As the boy, Walter Hortman, grew up he acquired for himself several Mustangs. “I’ve owned … Continue reading

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1975 BMW 2002

When Don Emerson was in college at Western Maryland a fellow classmate drove a BMW. The road manners of that car impressed Emerson. Upon graduation the young man settled in the Houston area and soon he began searching for a … Continue reading

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1950 Ford Sedan

One day in June two years ago, David Nittler was driving through the small town of Dilley, Texas, population about 3,600, when he spotted a blue 1950 Ford four-door sedan parked on a trailer by the road. The car had … Continue reading

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1954 Cadillac Series 62

It was at a 1996 gun show in southern Virginia when Iver Steele came across an old acquaintance. As they chatted Steele was asked if he wanted an old 1954 Cadillac. Steele was not in fact particularly interested in such … Continue reading

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