1955 Dodge Power Wagon


The Dodge Power Wagon was introduced in 1945 as a civilian version of the mighty Dodge WC military truck that had been used extensively throughout WWII. The re-modelled civilian version became immediately popular with farmers, outdoorsmen, and others who needed a truck that could carry cargo and go anywhere. The Power Wagon also had a…

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1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback


There are few American sports cars more revered than the Shelby Mustangs, the cars were built in the heyday of the muscle car, and the A-Team Garage treatment given to them by Carroll Shelby significantly improved handling, power, and braking. The first of the Shelby Mustangs appeared in 1965, and just four years later the…

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1972 Ford Bronco


The Ford Bronco was one of the first three mass-produced SUVs to be built in America, along with the International Harvester Scout and the Jeep CJ-5. The genre that the three 4x4s pioneered has gone on to become one of the most popular and lucrative in automotive history – now catered to by dozens of…

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1972 Volvo P1800E


There aren’t many who’ll disagree with me when I say that the Volvo P1800 is one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Its 1950s jet-age styling and fascinating history have made it a favourite with enthusiasts for decades, and surprisingly they’re still in almost-affordable territory. The P1800 project began in the late 1950s,…

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The Ford Mustangs of Sonny and Cher


In 1965 the duo of Sonny and Cher burst forth onto the American music scene, embodying the youthful culture of the era and rocketing up the charts with their singles “Baby Don’t Go” and “I Got You Babe”. Ford was quick on their feet, they pulled two 1966 Mustangs from the production line, with almost…

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1928 Chevrolet Series AB National Custom


The 1928 Chevrolet Series AB National is actually one of the most important models ever made by the iconic American manufacturer – primarily because it was the year the Ford Model T was discontinued and replaced by the Ford Model A. Chevrolet used this change-over period to pull an automotive coup d’etat and take Ford’s crown…

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Gas Monkey Garage VW Shorty Bus


This VW Shorty Bus was restored by the famous Gas Monkey Garage team during an episode of their show Fast N’ Loud back in 2014. The concept of the shortened VW has been a big part of California custom car culture for decades, and examples like this one that were chopped back in the ’80s…

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1951 Willys M38 Jeep


The Willys M38 Jeep was the revised and updated version of the civilian-specification CJ-3A, which itself was an update of the venerable WWII era Willys Jeep MB. Willys developed the M38 to supply the US military for the Korean War, although by the end of the conflict most of the Jeeps that had been used…

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Documentary: The Ford Escort Story


The Ford Escort Story is a film that takes a look back at the history of what is almost certainly the most important car ever made by Ford’s UK operations. The original Escort was introduced in 1968 and built in various generations until 2004 – there are rumours circulating that Ford will bring back the nameplate…

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Barn Find: 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster


The Porsche 356 Speedster was developed at the request of influential automobile importer Max Hoffman, who saw a gap in the US market for a stripped down, lower cost version of the already popular 356 model. Hoffman wanted a German cabriolet that could compete with the popular sports roadsters coming out of England, and his…

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1948 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe


The 1948 Lincoln Continental holds the distinction of being the last American made production car to be fitted with a V12, in the post WWII period the V8 was embraced by the nation and they never looked back. The story of how the Continental came to be is a bit of a Ford legend. It…

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1963 APAL-Porsche 1600GT


The APAL-Porsche 1600GT is a rare Belgian-built sports car from the 1960s that used a VW Beetle floorpan, a Porsche 356 engine (Type 616/7), with a Porsche gearbox, wheels, brakes, seats, and dashboard instruments. The design of the APAL coupe was influenced strongly by the 1959 Porsche Carrera Abarth, and with the APALs light kerb…

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