Ever read up on Corvette history? It's actually pretty fascinating. While the modern ZR1 is considered by many to be the last word in American performance, the 'Vette wasn't always that way.
If there is a car that embodies the "More Chrome, Bigger Fins!" ethos that dominated late 1950s automotive design in America more than the 1959 Cadillac, we certainly haven't come across it.
The oldest unrestored Austin Mini in the world and the eight example ever built exceeded its pre-auction estimate by nearly three times when it sold at auction this past Monday for an amazing £40,250 (right around $65,000).
Although with each passing year automakers are finding new ways to stretch a maximum amount of life from each automotive redesign, there was once a time when a new model year likely meant a new car—at least for the companies that could afford it.
It might just look like another old Mini in need of some love, but this particular tiny Brit is actually the eighth of the million+ cars built over the models 41 years in production.
Call us a little strange (it wouldn't be the first time), but we think it is pretty hard to make a 1959 Dodge W100 Power Wagon any cooler than they were when they left the factory. The combination of the Power Wagon's Forward Look styling and rugged functionality make them a nearly perfect old truck in our eyes—even…
The sight of a modern limo usually suggests that behind the tinted windows there is a group of people who are either rich, important, or going to high school prom.
It wasn't ever designed to be more than a disposable people hauler, and the 1959 Oldsmobile is rarely included in a conversation of the most attractive designs the late 50s had to offer. Even so, to us it's hard to imagine anyone would argue that this 1959 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta station wagon, wearing the same…
Even though "barn finds" have long been the holy grail of the collector car world, we're amazed at some of the cars that are still sitting covered in dust waiting to be discovered.
The Wall Street Journal published an article this past week showcasing one of the most innovative and interesting uses of prison labor we've ever heard about—restoring classic cars.
Drag Week is an event put on by Hot Rod Magazine that takes unbelievably fast drag cars on a 1,000 mile road trip to five drag strips. The result is an event that must be seen to be believed.
53 years ago today, Chevrolet introduced the1959 El Camino to the automotive world and it hasn't been the same since. In direct response to the popularity of the Ford Ranchero, Chevrolet had decided it needed to stake a claim in the world of the automotive based utility vehicle.
What if you could trade the vehicle you drive every day for absolutely any vehicle in the entire world? Before you figure out where you are going to keep your (insert dream car here), even in this extremely hypothetical situation there is a catch—you have to use your new vehicle to do absolutely everything you…
Who says they don't make cars like they used to? Certainly not this serious Mercury spokesman. According to this vintage ad 1959's best selling six passenger car (it's a Ford) and the 1971 Mercury Montego were around the same size and the same price.
From the wide open hood and trunk to the busted out glass, this 1959 Pontiac has all the tell tale signs of an extended stay in a junkyard. When it was captured earlier this year in Alberta, Canada it looked like this late 50s sedan still had quite a few useful parts left to give.
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From the looks of it this old (1959 or 1960) International Harvester Travelall saw some serious work duty before it ended up in this Alabama Junkyard. Without any remaining signage to give us a clue we can only wonder what trade this rare IH was employed in before it retired.
Although Chevrolet didn't introduce the El Camino until 1959, what if they had decided to unleash their unique utility vehicle on the world one year earlier? Behold the El Nomado, a well executed custom vehicle currently listed on Ebay that answers that exact question. Even with a lot of modern custom touches, this…
Spotted on the edge of a field in Indiana, this 2 door '59 Ford Custom 300 looks like it might still has some life in it. From the angle shown the body appears to be in better condition than most ‘50s project cars in the North East.
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Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars usually found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a special Found off the Cape 1959 Cadillac.
If you foolishly thought Boating was the great American sport for 1968 this Pontiac Firebird commercial from the same year was quick to correct. The great American sport for '68 was actually "wide-tracking".