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Fri Aug 12 2016 05:05:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Guess what?

Fri Aug 12 2016 05:07:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The front seat is pretty comfy, too. Not too many of these around . . . although some car folks don't seem to understand that.

Sat Aug 13 2016 04:49:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the 1960s, GM had a well-established divisional hierarchy with Cadillac at the top, followed by Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet. It was very unusual to have a "lesser" division price a shared platform model above a "higher" division's entry. The Oldsmobile Starfire was one of those exceptions. It was more expensive than a Buick LeSabre or Electra and not too far below a Cadillac Calais. The engine was impressive, too. the 425-cid put out 375 hp. Here's a '65 Starfire convertible, the last year for the convertible and one of just 2,236 built.

Sat Aug 13 2016 05:01:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cadillac Seville San Remo convertible, customized by Coach Design Group. Not to be confused with the shortened Milans and such. This is the same wheelbase and overall length of the standard Seville sedan and these cars look great with the top up or down. At $46-50,000 in 1978 and 1979, they were jokingly referred to as the "poor man's Corniche".

Sat Aug 13 2016 05:04:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

And behind door #1 . . .

Sat Aug 13 2016 05:07:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There was a time when owning a Cadillac Eldorado was as good as it got.

Sat Aug 13 2016 05:10:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

View from the other side: Left to right, '67, '59 and '58.

Sun Feb 16 2014 07:56:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Duesenberg J Derham Tourster cruising down the road.

Sun Feb 16 2014 07:58:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jay Leno and his 8-Litre Bentley. Park Ward body, I think.

Sun Feb 16 2014 08:00:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mercedes-Benz C-111. The 6.3 in the background 'aint too shabby either.

Sun Feb 16 2014 08:01:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

GM styling in the mid '60s was great. One of the best was the '66 Toronado.

Sun Feb 16 2014 08:02:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A few nice Ferraris in this collection.

Tue Feb 11 2014 17:29:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Any guesses on this one? I'm looking for the chassis and the coach builder.

Sun Feb 09 2014 05:28:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

What a 1938 Cord 814 would have looked like.

Sun Feb 09 2014 05:29:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Highway 1, behind a 1934 Cadillac V-16 convertible sedan, with a Lagonda approaching and an Iso Grifo off in the distance.

Sun Feb 09 2014 05:30:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two 1940 custom Classics: Cadillac 60 Special executive stretch built for Lawrence Fisher (left) and the 1940 Packard Darrin sport sedan.

Sun Feb 09 2014 05:31:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1938 Cadillac 90 V-16 convertible sedan.

Sun Feb 09 2014 05:33:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Porsche 928 4-door.

Fri Jan 31 2014 17:38:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Der Phaeton.

Fri Jan 31 2014 17:40:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Model Y Duesenberg.

Fri Jan 31 2014 06:56:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The name says it all.

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:08:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Forty years ago, a $3 donation was all it took to get in.

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:11:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A 1940 Packard Darrin parked in front of what was once the location of Dutch Darrin's shop on Sunset Blvd.

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:22:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1930 Ruxton sedan. Ruxton will be one of the featured marques at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:25:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster "Mormon Meteor".

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:33:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Stationary Coupe by Dietrich. One of two built, I believe.

Mon Jan 27 2014 06:36:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. One of 304 built. Suicide doors, pillarless body, stainless steel roof cap (that's surgical stainless steel, btw), air suspension, $13,074 when new. The only options were choice of paint color (either regular Cadillac colors or special Brougham-only colors), upholstery (leather or different fabrics) and either Mouton or Karakul carpeting.

Sun Jan 26 2014 01:59:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. One of 99 built. Designed in Detroit but built in Turin, Italy by Pinin Farina. Not a single body panel or piece of glass is shared with the other Cadillac models.

Sun Jan 26 2014 02:35:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1969 Lamborghini Islero. Followed the 400GT and preceded the Jarama.

Sun Jan 26 2014 02:42:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

507s for days.

Sat Jan 11 2014 04:16:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Reflected in this image of the Lincoln L LeBaron Aero Phaeton is a regular Lincoln L Phaeton.

Sat Jan 11 2014 04:32:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1925 Doble Model E Murphy Roadster. Relax, it's only steam.

Sat Jan 11 2014 20:18:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42 Convertible Coupe. Elegant and restrained.

Sat Jan 11 2014 21:19:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A 1932 Auburn 12-160 Speedster cleverly disguised as a bumble bee.

Sat Jan 11 2014 21:21:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rolls-Royce revives a stodgy name (Wraith) for their top-of-the-line performance model.

Sat Jan 11 2014 21:28:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wouldn't you really rather have a (Lancefield-bodied) Buick?

Sat Jan 11 2014 04:14:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

View towards the 18th green at Pebble Beach the day before the show.

Mon Jan 06 2014 06:58:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1968 Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Peterson Limousine. So much nicer than the stretched town cars of today.

Mon Jan 06 2014 07:10:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cadillac Elmiraj . . . Me likey!

Mon Jan 06 2014 07:17:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Freestone & Webb Drophead Coupe. "Fins to the left, fins to the right".

Mon Jan 06 2014 07:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The spectacular 1927 Lincoln L Judkins Coaching Brougham.

Thu Dec 05 2013 07:01:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Classic Cars displayed at the Gilmore museum campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan. This shot was taken from the driver's seat of one of the GM Futurliners.

Thu Dec 05 2013 07:20:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Three important Packards at Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon. Parked next to each other are 1934 Packard Twelves with Dietrich coachwork, convertible victoria in blue and coupe-roadster in ivory. At the left is a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster.

Sun Nov 24 2013 01:56:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Neat things I saw today #2: A 1929 Mercedes-Benz 630K town car with coachwork by Castagna.

Sun Nov 24 2013 06:09:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Neat things I saw today #3: Hispano-Suiza J12 Cabriolet by Fernandez & Darrin. This J12 has the larger 11.3-litre V-12.

Mon Nov 25 2013 05:30:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Today's find: A 1922 Duesenberg Model A by Fleetwood.

Mon Nov 25 2013 05:35:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Today's find #2: details of a Ferrari Dino 246 GTS in Fly Yellow.

Mon Nov 25 2013 05:46:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Today's find #3: This 1925 Lincoln L roadster by Brunn is just a neat looking car.

Sun Nov 24 2013 01:50:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Neat things I saw today: A BMW 3000 with coachwork by Frua. Note the lack of the trademark kidney grille.

Thu Nov 07 2013 17:22:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs, both from the AJS/AMS series which were built in England for export to the U.S.A. and equipped with left-hand drive.

Fri Nov 08 2013 07:22:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bill Mitchell's very cool Buick "Silver Arrow" Riviera.

Fri Nov 08 2013 07:25:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A very rare 1930 Tatra T80. This car has a 6-litre V-12 engine.

Fri Nov 08 2013 07:26:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A handsome 1941 Cadillac 60 Special strikes a pose in Sedona, Arizona.

Fri Nov 08 2013 07:29:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

M1=Mmm good.

Fri Nov 08 2013 07:31:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

And behind door #2 . . . A 1937 Cord!

Tue Nov 05 2013 17:02:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sweet Sixteens! Sixteen Cadillac V-16s, plus a V-16 chassis. An impressive display of The Standard of the World.

Tue Nov 05 2013 17:09:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rolls-Royce Phantom II town car by Darrin and . . . Dutch Darrin!

Tue Nov 05 2013 07:13:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An interesting Jaguar SS-100. I would love to know more about this car and the unusual coachwork.

Tue Nov 05 2013 07:24:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Superflow!

Tue Nov 05 2013 07:37:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bavarian cream: Baikal blue, blue leather, stick, air & sunroof. As good as it gets.

Tue Nov 05 2013 07:40:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1940 Cadillac 75 Brunn town car touring in Oregon. Original owner was E.J. Kulas of Ohio, founder of Midland Steel.

Mon Nov 04 2013 05:21:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The build sheet for Charles Wilson's 1941 Cadillac 60 Special custom. I previously posted a photo of the car prior to restoration.

Mon Nov 04 2013 05:23:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Monty's Steakhouse, Pasadena, California, June 26, 1963. The occasion is the first meet of the Brougham Owners Association which celebrates the 1957 - 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. The view of a row of those gleaming stainless steel roofs is nothing short of spectacular.