Sat Nov 02 2013 20:28:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Palm Springs Florida 1968-
Photograph by Slim Aarons.
"Silm was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities. He made his career out of what he called: Photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.
Captured here: Mr and Mrs Donald Lease with their Rolls Royce and two pet dogs outside their home in Palm Beach, Florida."
(Slim Aarons/Getty Images)
Sat Jul 20 2013 03:00:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
I must admit that this is my favorite build to date. It has always been my plan to build organic shaped tracks. Running a "Slot it" Porsche 956 with stock tires, lap times were falling around 7.5 seconds at full power. 106' of racing intensity! Courtesy
From BarnFinds.com... It may not look like much, but this chassis once sat under a very rare competition Ferrari. You may have heard the tale of how Tom Shaughnessy purchased it on eBay in 2006 for a fraction of the restored value, but even if you have, it is worth another read. This story originally appeared in Tom Cotter’s The Hemi in the Barn and was written by Paul Duchene. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win a copy of this book and also send in your own barn find stories because one is going to make it into Tom’s upcoming book. Now back to the story, enjoy!
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Wed Jun 12 2013 14:15:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
While remodeling a home in Altamonte Springs, Florida reader Ray M. discovered this 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible hiding in the backyard of a nearby abandoned home. Having always dreamt of restoring a part of automotive history, Ray knew he needed to save it. He set about buying the car right away, but kept hitting road blocks. After some digging, he was able to locate the previous owner’s son, who put him in contact with their sister. He was then able to strike a deal with her and soon it was on its way to its new home. Ray hasn’t ever restored a car before and is in need of some advice on how to go about restoring this Lincoln.
Ray cleared the tropical foliage from the car and things are surprisingly intact. The interior is going to need to be redone, but it appears most of the hard to find bits are still here. There weren’t many of these built in this color combo, which could make things a bit more difficult. Ray didn’t say what state the 430 cui V8 is in or if it’s the original motor, but hopefully it isn’t locked up.
Even after sitting outside in the humidity of Florida for who knows how long, this Continental appears to be solid and should make for a great starting point. Like most of us, Ray is on a tight budget and could use some advice on what do with this big classic. If any of you have advice on where to find parts or how to go about restoring it on a budget, please feel free to leave Ray a comment below. Special thanks to Ray for sharing his find with us.