Classic Car Blog, by Dan Lyons

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

1997 Jaguar XK8 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition

Buying a car out of a Christmas catalog sounds like an unusual way to make a luxury purchase.  But then, neither the car nor the catalog in question were typical.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ad from the past: Ford 7-Litre

For most of the 1960′s, Ford’s most fearsome motor was the 427.  While the performance of the race bred engine was indisputable, it didn’t lend itself very well to daily driver duty.  Ford’s suggestion for mainstream motorists in 1966 was the 428 V-8.  While the displacement of the two engines was the nearly the same, their personalities and performance were far different.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary Edition

When the first Mazda Miata rolled onto American streets in model year 1989, it was a wake-up call for the sleeping, U.S. sports car segment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Future Collectibles: 2002 Lincoln Blackwood

If the idea of a pickup truck from a luxury car manufacturer seems like a contradiction in terms to you, you’re not alone.  When Lincoln tried the concept with the 2002 Blackwood, it fell flat. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rear View Mirror: 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

It’s quite possible that there are more, ‘70 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda’s roaming the streets now than there ever were in 1970.  The reasons?  Rarity, Flattery and Fakery.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rear View Mirror: Draggin’ Wagon – 1963 Plymouth Savoy

No doubt, the vast majority of station wagons were designed for sensible, family transport.  However, a few were built with mayhem in mind – like this ’63 Plymouth Savoy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GM Historic Collection

GM has produced a lot of historically important and just plain interesting cars over the years.  As it turns out, they’ve held onto a lot of them, too. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Future Collectibles – Take 2

If I were updating that future American collector cars piece to include post 2007 models, here’s one that would be a strong contender to crack the top ten

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Top 10 future American collector cars

This link takes you to a piece I wrote for AutoMedia about five years ago.  The subject was “Top 10 Future American Collector Cars”.  Specifically, what modern cars (defined then as cars built between 2000-2007) would be most likely to become collector favorites in the future?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rear View Mirror: 1959 Mercury Colony Park

How many car companies can fit on the head of a pin?  That was basically the quandary faced by Ford in 1958. 

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