1978 Cadillac Seville The 1978 Cadillac Seville is a downsized Cadillac as a result of Cadillac’s decision to stem the tide of luxury imports such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW into the US. The earlier models of Cadillac had grown corpulent and slow. It is definitely European in size, handling, ride, and economy. The energy crisis …

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was a behemoth of a car that moved like a tank and guzzled gas at a rate of 13 miles per gallon despite raised compression ratios and a recalibrated carburetor. A long-running luxury line that spanned half a century before being discontinued in 2002, the convertible …

1975 AMC Pacer – ’70s Iconic Ugly Car Known as the car with a body almost as wide as it was long, the 1975 AMC Pacer is a two-door compact automobile that was produced in the United States by the American Motors Corporation between 1975 and 1980. Detroit invented the subcompact car, first with the …

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV The 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV was a top of the line luxury car, built by Ford Motor Company’s subsidiary, Lincoln to replace the successful Continental Mark III and built from 1972 to 1976. Corpulent, powerful, luxurious and big, it had a hood described as “like an aircraft carrier landing-deck …

1971 Chevy Nova SS The 1971 Chevy Nova SS was one of the smallest muscle cars to be manufactured by Detroit. The SS designation stands for “Super Sport” which basically included high-performance tires, heavy-duty suspension, and more power plus additional add-ons and upgrades. First appearing in 1962 as Chevy II, GM’s answer to Ford Falcon, …

1971 Buick Riviera This car was a little bit special than its predecessors. Ford Thunderbird had better sales, come the ’71 model which was bigger and bolder. Nicknamed the the “boat-tail”, the new Buick had some similarities with the 1963 Sting Ray. The new Riviera, which at $5,251 was a lot cheaper than the Thunderbird, …

1970 Chevy Monte Carlo The 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo was a personal luxury two-door coupe that was introduced in 1970 and which ended production in 2007. A brainchild of GM’s Pete Estes, the car had the look of an unusually long hood and that probably helped to sell over 145,000 buyers of this fine high-performance …

1968 Mercury Cougar Produced by the Mercury brand of Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Motor Division with a small dealer base, the Cougar was a runaway success, selling 150,000 units in its debut year of 1967 and more than 100,000 units in 1968. It was proof that America in the mid-sixties was ready for the pony car. …

1967 Camaro Convertible The first generation Chevy Camaro’s introduction to the American auto industry in the spring of 1966 swept like wildfire. Determined to compete with the original pony car, the Ford Mustang, it started selling in September of the same year with a simple building-block philosophy: sell a basic machine and allow the customer …

1966 Corvair Monza Chevrolet’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle was the pretty Corvair whose engine was rear-mounted and air-cooled – the first such mass-produced car with those features. Selling for half the price of a Ford Thunderbird, it was one of Detroit’s answer to the clamor for economy compacts. The other cars to follow suit …

1964 Plymouth Barracuda The 1964 Plymouth Barracuda was Chrysler’s valiant but futile effort to unseat the Ford Mustang. But the car was the Plymouth Valiant prettied up and with a wraparound rear window. Hitting the showroom two weeks before the Mustang did, the car that was at first wanted to be named Panda was given …

1964 Oldsmobile Starfire The 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire that came out in 1961 was a suburban cruiser that was quick, with a powerful 394 cid V8. It shared a 123 in wheelbase with the 1954-1956 Oldsmobile 98 series Starfire. Leather bucket seats, center console with tachometer, and floor shifter for the Hydramatic transmission were attractive features …

The 1963 Buick Riviera – Elegant American Car The Riviera was the result of America’s fascination with European luxury cars, the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Maserati. Coming with whitewalls and Formula Five chrome-look steel wheels, the Rivieras had the looks close enough to the European cars these cars’ designers would love to emulate. …

1962 Ford Galaxie 500XL Advertising the new Galaxie as “American’s liveliest, most carefree car” of 1962 was Ford’s way of gearing up for the young-guy market. A forerunner to the muscle car, the Galaxie abandoned the garish, over-the-top decoration of the 1950s cars. What came out was a sleek, futuristic car, clean-cut and low – …

1962 Ford Falcon The Falcon came about as a brainchild by then Chief Executive Robert McNamara who wanted a car just like the Volkswagen Beetle, small and compact. McNamara went on to serve in Kennedy’s and Johnson’s administration as Secretary of Defense. Ford approved a six-cylinder car, instead of the four-cylinder that McNamara wanted. McNamara …

1960 Aston Martin DB4 From 1958 to 1963, 1040 fixed head, 70 convertible and 95 fixed head DB4 GTs were built by Aston Martin, called the Aston Martin glory years by ushering in the breed of classic six-cylinder DB Astons that catapulted the automaker onto the world stage. In the movie The Italian Job, Michael …

The 1959 AC Ace-Bristol – Simple but Handsome British Roadster of the 1950s A forerunner to the legendary AC Cobra, the Bristol was simplicity itself. Timelessly elegant, poised, swift, and mechanically simple, its design was by John Tojeiro, an engineer and racing car designer whose innovations helped to revolutionize car design in the ’50s and …

Today James Glickenhaus of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) released images of the 003 which be sold as either a race and road-going version and will be unveiled as a pair at upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This ambitious project is inspired by the classic cars of the past that could be driven to track, raced …

Audi is the focus of today’s Geneva preview because today they are releasing the first official pictures of the second-generation Audi R8. The new R8 is a stepwise evolution of the original car and uses a 449 kw / 602.1 bhp V10 engine. Audi also mention V8, etron and GT3 versions of the car which …

Today we have two major announcements for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show from both Aston Martin and McLaren. Aston will be showing their most radical car to date called the Vulcan. It’s a track-day toy that unhinges Aston Martin’s racing department from technical regulations. McLaren will use Geneva to who their 675PS McLaren 675LT. LT …

Inching closer to the Geneva Motor Show with each day, the exhibitors are keen to offer a glimpse of what’s in store including Audi who will reveal their next generation R8. Aston Martin will use Genenva to launch their most aggressive V8 Vantage to date known as the GT3 Special Edition. It mimics the GT3 …

Paris Classic Car Auction Report This year Bonhams, RM Auctions, at Artcurial Motorcars offered 100s of classic cars to a enthusiastic market that yielded high numbers for the Rétromobile weekend. Bonhams offered an incredible number of cars in the classic setting of The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées appropriately titled 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde …

Just one month away from the Geneva Motor Show and several key anouncements have been made including the Ferrari 488 GTB. Ferrari’s new car is the direct sucessor the 458 Italia and despite having a smaller 3.9-litre engine, it produces a remarkable 660 bhp. This is possible from twin exhaust-driven turbochargers which seems to the …

Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 2015 This year’s Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo was dominated by Volkswagen Motorsport. VW Polos finished 1-2-3 with the leading car of Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia 58.0s ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala. The Monte is one of the biggest challenges in motorsport, and the eight-time winner Sébastien Loeb crashed out in the lead on the first …

2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Optimism is high at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) being held in Detroit where Ford’s new GT supercar being shown. It’s quite unlike its Le Mans-winning predecessors. The new Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 which produces a remarkable 600 bhp. Wrapped …

Top 10 Supercars Of 2014 – The Coolest, Best & Most Exciting Cars In The World This Year Another year down and another year of amazing supercars. It was always going to be hard for 2014s best cars to match the loaded 2013 supercars with the LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 trifecta plus a …

2014 Ferrari Finali Mondiali Last weekend Ferrari held their first Finali Mondiali outside of Italy and instead at the Yas Marina Circuit in the Middle East. They used to occasion to debut the stunning 2015 Ferrari FXX K track day special and the very limited Ferrari Sergio. The final rounds of the Ferrari Challenge were …

The Baillon Collection – Auction Today Artcurial announced they have unearthed The Baillon Collection and will offer it at their upcoming Retromobile Auction. Mr Baillon was an avid collector of French and Italian cars including the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua which were the only car …

Ferrari Sergio Production Begins Today, Ferrari revealed the limited production plans of the Ferrari Sergio, a bespoke 458 Spider made to commemorate the relationship between Ferrari and master coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti. This car will be produced in just six examples and the shape is largely taken from the Ferrari Sergio concept car released at the …

Ferrari’s New Track Day Toy This morning Ferrari revealed their upcoming track-day supercar that will be that star of future Ferrari Corse Clienti track events. The new FXX K uses much of the LaFerrari’s original aritechture and mates it to a “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system. FXX follows a lineage of tracks day supercars that began …