Category Archives: Classic & Vintage

Jeff Westphal won pole position at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours, he’s the 1st American in the race’s 45-year history to win pole position and…

Jeff Westphal won pole position at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours, he’s the 1st American in the race’s 45-year history to win pole position and…

Westphal raced the No. 704 Traum Motorsport SCG 003C at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. The SCG 003 is American racing enthusiast Jim Glickenhaus’ idea of the perfect track and street car, and the SCG 003C is its racing-only version.This year was the SCG 003C’s third attempt at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, and while they didn’t finish, they certainly proved that an outsider to the European racing scene can break in and be the fastest.The team quickly learned that there’s nowhere they could test that could come close to simulating laps on the Nürburgring with the same mix of harsh bumps, hills, fast sweepers and tight corners. Replicating the ‘Ring’s over 8-minute laps anywhere else…Read entire story

BaT Auction: 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 5-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 5-Speed at No Reserve

This 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX has 184k miles and is a stock second-generation driver equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive. The car was purchased new in California by the sister-in-law of the seller, who has been its second owner since 2003 and added 107k miles during that time. Recent work included adding a new thermostat and wheel bearing, and the car is said to remain reliable and fast despite some cosmetic issues. It is now offer at no reserve with most records from the seller’s ownership, a clean Carfax report, and a Washington title in the seller’s name. Rounded second-gen sheet metal is said to look good, though…Read entire story

Soaring through the Midwest in a Studebaker Hawk

Soaring through the Midwest in a Studebaker Hawk

Parked outside the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. Story and photos by Dan Caswell. [Editor’s note: This story comes to us courtesy of Hemmings Motor News reader Dan Caswell. Thanks, Dan!] My wife, André told me I should write about my trip driving our 1961 Studebaker Hawk, from our home in Minot, North Dakota, to South Bend, Indiana, for the Studebaker Driver’s Club International Meet, May 3-6. From there, I planned to head to Auburn, Indiana, for the Antique Automobile Club of America/Classic Car Club of America shows and Auctions America sale, May 11-13. I told her the story would be too boring as it would just read: I put in gas and drove, put in more gas and drove more, etc…Read entire story

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1939 Lincoln Zephyr

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1939 Lincoln Zephyr

Restored 1939 Lincoln Zephyr for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: It has been restored by the crew at JB Donaldson Co. with over 40 years of experience. This example has been finished in black. The paint and bodywork were recently done to a high standard with solid, rust-free steel underneath. The undercarriage was restored as well. The red leather interior has been restored with an Art Deco design that complements the streamlined exterior. A woodgrained dash frames the famous Lincoln Zephyr speedometer and waterfall. Other custom touches such as a JB Donaldson Co. steering wheel make this Zephyr unique. The V12 engine …Read entire story

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

This 1984 Nissan Sunny pick-up isn’t LHD or super-clean like the last one featured on BaT, but it’s priced 50% less and still looks like a good starting point. The ad contains no information apart from what can be gleaned through photos, though it’s clear that the truck is Stateside and not still in Japan waiting to be put on a boat. A bit of elbow grease, a mild, functional drop and some cool period wheels could make for a really cool shop truck, and chances are you’d never see another in the US. Find it here on eBay in Orlando, Florida with a $8k starting bid…Read entire story

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1985 Citroen 2CV

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1985 Citroen 2CV

1985 Citroen 2CV Charleston for sale. From the seller’s description: This lovely late model 2CV Charleston has been enthusiast owned and carefully maintained by the same owner for many years. She was purchased from this gentleman recently and taken to Burton car Co. for a thorough evaluation and refurbishment. A new convertible roof (with rear window defrost) was installed, and the seats were reupholstered. She has new sun visors and a 12 volt outlet. The gearbox oil was changed. The engine oil and filters were changed, valves adjusted, new spark plugs and cables installed, and an electronic ignition system was fitted…Read entire story

Four-Links – Bandit film locations, Import Carlisle, Antarctic Velocettes, bridge dangler

Four-Links – Bandit film locations, Import Carlisle, Antarctic Velocettes, bridge dangler

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit,” Horsepower Memories went in search of as many original film locations as they could find in the Atlanta area. * Former Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car editor David LaChance took in this year’s Import Carlisle show and brought back this report for Made to Be Driven. * Motorcycles in Antarctica? They actually proved rather useful for some researchers there in the Sixties, as we see from this story on The Vintagent. * As mentioned in the comments to this week’s story on pending Australian legislation, Frank and Silvia Manley nearly went over the collapsed Tasman Bridge in 1975. Not…Read entire story

this was a good paintjob representation of the CJ logo, well done

this was a good paintjob representation of the CJ logo, well done

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BaT Auction: 1968 Fiat 850 Spider

BaT Auction: 1968 Fiat 850 Spider

This 1968 Fiat 850 Spider was restored by the previous owner with new paint and a partially refreshed interior. Purchased eight months ago by the seller, the car is described as a good running example that received $5k in work by the seller including updated suspension, brakes, and a set of refinished Melber Major wheels with new tires. The car is sold with a clean California title in the seller’s name. The car was repainted by the previous owner in the current metallic plum finish. Imperfections included several small dings and blemishes including a dent along the top of the front fender. The black soft top remains fully functional and in good condition, appearing free of fade and …Read entire story

First rule of off roading, never off road along

First rule of off roading, never off road along

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Cougar II show car out of hiding for 50th anniversary Cougar event in Dearborn

Cougar II show car out of hiding for 50th anniversary Cougar event in Dearborn

Ford Cougar II concept. Photo by Barry Kluczyk. [Editor’s Note: This rare Cougar spotting comes to us from frequent Hemmings Muscle Machine contributor Barry Kluczyk.] In a rare display outside of its climate-controlled cocoon, the Cougar II show car – one of Ford’s three “X-Car” concepts built in the early Sixties – was shown on June 11, at a special Cougar 50th Anniversary event, on the grounds of Ford World Headquarters, in Dearborn, Michigan. Designed by Ford dream car stylist Eugene Bordinat, the Cougar II had proportions and cues unlike anything else from Ford, including retractable headlamps. From most angles, however, it was difficult to believe the concept wasn’t influenced at least…Read entire story

Newport, Rhode Island, 1967

Newport, Rhode Island, 1967

Date: July 1967 Location: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island Source: Providence Public Library What do you see here? Read entire story

Trading Top End for Torque: 2001 Honda S2000 LS1 Swap

Trading Top End for Torque: 2001 Honda S2000 LS1 Swap

This 2001 Honda S2000 (VIN JHMAP11421T000927) wears desirable, likely factory Championship White over red leather, though its original 9k RPM redlined F20C four has made way for an LS1 sourced from a Corvette of the same model year. The seller lists a lot of off-the-shelf conversion components, including a special harness that runs both Honda and GM ECU’s. The lack of heat and A/C is definitely not ideal, but as much as we enjoy a good, bone-stock S2000, this build definitely sounds like it could be huge fun. Find it here on Craigslist in Chicago, Illinois for $17k. Special thanks to BaT reader Joe S. for this submission. Championship White is a sought-…Read entire story