Handoff to Studebaker

1911 E-M-F Racer Emerges

It was a time when small automakers could emerge and make it big. In the period between 1909 and 1912, a small automotive manufacturer called E-M-F moved into second place behind only Ford to make 26,827 vehicles in 1911. That was the year they built three purpose built race cars to compete in the Tiedeman Cup competition in Savannah, George.

It was a surprise to find a 1911 E-M-F 30 Two Seat Racer in our Cars-On-Line Race Car section this week. This is one of the cars which E-M-F built at the factory to compete in the Tiedeman Cup race in 1911. And E-M-F surely got its money’s worth out of that race. The E-M-F 30 racers finished first, second and third that year, and broke a world record. The one you see displayed here was raced as No. 35. It is being offered for sale by its private party owner out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He says this race car bears the VIN number of one of the three factory built racers for the Tiedeman Cup race. It was restored in 2018 and comes fully documented. This is one very rare two-seater race car.

Since the restoration the owner has won awards at concours shows. He has raced it at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in SVRC competition (see photos above.) It was even entered in the Gordon Bennet Rally in England.

In 1910 Studebaker began absorbing E-M-F and this was one of the final years E-M-F produced the Model 30 under its name. It later became the Studebaker Model 30.

The current owner says it starts easily and is extremely durable and reliable. Unfortunately, he says he does not have the time or resources to show and campaign this historic race car as it deserves. This is an opportunity for a collector of a different type to not only show and enjoy owning an historically significant classic car, but to actually participate in sanctioned nostalgia race events. Now that is total emersion in your hobby.

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Classic Car News This Week

GAA Classic Summer Auction

For those of you who were watching the GAA Classic Summer Auction with us on their Live Stream feed last weekend it was quite a show. And we were impressed with how many cars sold for six figure prices. This Alpine White 1970 Plymouth Superbird sold as an excited group of bidders were eager to garner the winged Mopar. It was among several important Mopars sold in Greensboro last weekend. Review the top cars and their sale prices here at the eClassicAutos.com events page. We sure had a good time covering the event. There were over 750 cars sold in Greensboro. It is fast becoming one of our favorite auctions to attend. People treat you right here.

No Newsletter Next Week

Cars-On-Line.com will be moving out of our current offices during the coming week, so for the first time in 25 years we will not publish this newsletter next Friday, August 4. No worries. The newsletter will be back the following week on August 11, 2023. Our readers have been through a lot of changes this year, but it is almost over. You may have noticed that our new website is beginning to gain momentum. We want to thank our readers for their loyalty and their support over the past three decades. The best is yet to come.

Video Ads

1971 Chevelle Convertible

There is no end to the fascination with Chevelles these days. This week Southern Motors in Clarkston, Michigan listed a 1971 Chevelle Convertible. And, as they always do, they posted a very detailed inspection video. Southern Motors does the most extensive video presentations we have seen. Click the video window above to review this special Chevelle convertible.

Have you seen our CarsOnLine.tv Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on CarsOnLine.tv, just add a video to your Cars-On-Line.com ad. Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we’ll embed your video in your Cars On Line.com ad at no extra charge.

Here are a few more ads with interesting videos:

1968 Chevrolet C10Video
1966 Mustang Fastback RestoModVideo

Collector Cars with Low Miles

1978 Lincoln Town Car

Here is another one from Unique Specialty & Classics out of Mankato, Minnesota. They tell us this 1978 Lincoln Town Car still has only 17,100 actual miles. I know … how does that happen? As you would expect it comes with lots of options. The Champagne paint complements a landau roof, and it is powered by a 460 4bbl V8 with a C6 automatic transmission. Equipped with power steering, power windows, am/fm/8-track stereo, CB-radio, power locks, dual power seats, and more.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, Verrillo Motor Car Co, NY, 39k orig miles

1993 Cadillac Allante, Classic Car Deals, MI, 28,600 actual miles

1975 Pontiac Lemans GT, Classic Car Deals, MI, 44k orig miles

2003 Mustang SVT from Streetside Charlotte, NC, 12,641 miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1969 Maserati Indy

Gullwing Motor Cars in New York listed a rare project car for restoration this week. This is a 1969 Maserati Indy 4.2, one of the cars that made the Maserati name famous. They say it is a matching numbers example that represents a rare and exciting opportunity for any enthusiast of the marque. It was a red car with red leather interior, although currently in primer. It comes largely complete with many parts to finish the job.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1955 Austin Healey 100, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1958 MGA Roadster from San Pedro, CA

1930 Ford Model A Tudor from Zoersel, Belgium

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1976 Porsche 912E, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1960 Facel Vega, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1958 Triumph TR3, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1958 Triumph TR3, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Price Reduced

1971 Dodge Charger R/T

1971 Dodge Charger R/T from Canada is said to be one of only three such cars ever built in this color. The Citron Yella Charger R/T was listed for sale originally with a $160,000 price tag. But just this week the private party seller dropped the price to $98,000. For a full list of production codes see the ad copy. They say the odometer still reads 43k.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1967 Corvette Convertible$229,500$189,500
1981 Cle’net Roadster$100,000$69,995
1969 Plymouth Barracuda M-Code$85,000$79,000
1932 Ford 3-Window Cpe$68,000$62,000
1972 Pontiac GTO$39,000$33,999
1953 Chevrolet 210$27,750$24,500
1953 Chevy Delivery$33,500$28,500
1987 Chevy Silverado Custom$28,000$22,500
1964 Chevelle$27,000$19,500
1966 Ford Fairlane$22,000$15,900
1939 Chevy Coupe$58,500$48,000
1950 Ford F1 Pickup$18,000
1970 Plymouth Duster 340$49,000$44,000

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1969 Camaro RS/SS X-11

Camaro RS/SS X-11

A 1969 Camaro RS/SS X-11 resto-mod done…
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air. This classic car…
1981 Chevrolet Malibu Coupe

Chevrolet Malibu Coupe

Bright blue 1981 Chevrolet Malibu Coupe done…
1968 Camaro Restomod

Camaro Restomod

1968 Camaro Restomod, very nice running and…

Street Rods

Chevrolet Master

Chevrolet Master

1937 Chevrolet Master 4-Door Sedan.…
1937 Ford Convertible

Ford Convertible

1937 Ford Convertible street rod…
1937 Plymouth 5-Window

Plymouth 5-Window

1937 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe. Powered…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Rock n Roll 50’s

1956 Chrysler Windsor Sedan

Chrysler Windsor Sedan

This is a very clean 1956…
1952 Studebaker Champion

Studebaker Champion

1952 Studebaker Champion. This classic car…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future Collectibles

1997 Ford Mustang Cobra

Ford Mustang Cobra

1997 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible.…
1998 Mustang GT Convertible

Mustang GT Convertible

Bright Atlantic blue metallic 1998 Mustang…

Specialty SUV’S


GMC Yukon

2015 GMC Yukon SLT Summit white exterior with alight titanium…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars

Chrysler Newport

Chrysler Newport

1964 Chrysler Newport. It’s time…
Oldsmobile Delmont 88 Convertible

Oldsmobile Delmont 88 Convertible

1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 Convertible.…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

1929 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Ford 5-Window Coupe

1929 Ford 5-Window Coupe with rumble seat,…
1910 REO 5-Passenger Touring

REO 5-Passenger Touring

1910 REO 5-Passenger Touring car 4-cylinder. Of…

Packard Convertible

This 1935 Packard Eight Phaeton is a…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.



1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner

1971 Plymouth Road Runner this Opportunity…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle


1967 Camaro RS SS 396

Camaro RS SS 396

1967 Camaro RS SS 396 4spd…


1971 Chevrolet El Camino SS

Chevrolet El Camino SS

PRICED REDUCED – 1971 Chevrolet El…


1973 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1973 Chevrolet Corvette L-82 Convertible. This…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

1981 Pontiac Trans Am Restomod LS2 400…
1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Pontiac Firebird Formula

PRICE REDUCED – 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula…
1969 Pontiac Beaumont Convertible

Pontiac Beaumont Convertible

1969 Pontiac Beaumont Convertible for sale. Frame…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

Station Wagons

1970 Chevrolet Kingswood Wagon

Chevrolet Kingswood Wagon

1970 Chevrolet Kingswood Wagon 4-Door in…

Late Model Sports Cars

2016 Chevy Camaro SS

Camaro SS

2016 Camaro SS Retro modern 2016…
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS

Camaro 2SS/RS

Low miles 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS for…

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. !…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Late Model Trucks

2002 Dakota R/T Pickup

Dodge Dakota R/T

2002 Dakota R/T Pickup Truck.…

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

1968 Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10

1968 Chevrolet C10. This classic truck…
1956 Chevrolet Pro Touring

Chevrolet Pro Touring

1956 Chevrolet Pro Touring 210 Bel…

Chevrolet Cameo Restomod

1956 Chevrolet Cameo Restomod. 350C.I. V8…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.


1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

1971 Volkswagen Beetle classic car for sale. Previously titled in…

Race Cars


Chevrolet Malibu SS

1979 Chevy Malibu SS. Fully fabricated…

Imported Sports Cars

1977 MG MGB


1977 MG MGB. This eye-catching car…

Pro Street

1967 Camaro SS/RS Pro Street

Camaro SS/RS Pro Street

1967 Camaro SS/RS Pro Street All original metal body. Body in…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

Late Model Luxury Cars


Bentley Continental GTC

2023 Bentley Continental GTC Speed. This Bentley…

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

1968 Mustang Fastback

Mustang Fastback

1968 Mustang Fastback. This stunning Ford features…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Muscle Car Clones

1970 Hemi Cuda Tribute

When Chrysler came out with the street Hemi it changed everything in the race-oriented automotive world. Then Plymouth spawned the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda and the pinnacle of performance had been set. West Port Auto Center in Fenton, Missouri just posted a treasured ’70 Hemi Cuda tribute with the 426 Hemi engine rated at 425 horsepower. Shorter and more powerful than any other Pony car at the time, this race-bred Hemi Cuda comes with a shaker hood.

The following are Muscle Car Clones listed recently:

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, Z/28 tribute

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute

1968 Camaro, Eric’s Muscle Cars, MD, SS tribute

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, FL, RS/SS tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1963 Mercury Comet S-22

In the early ’60s Ford Motor Company was producing the forerunners to the Pony car era with the Ford Falcon and the Mercury Comet S-22. Here is a rare example of the 1963 Mercury Comet S-22 Convertible Sportster, with bucket seats and a “sassy” design. The private party seller says it has a great running 289 ci V8 with 2 barrel, 4-speed manual transmission and a 9” differential. This car is a high performance sports car and he says it “runs great!” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because the asking price is $23,800.

1955 Dodge Royal Lancer

This one is truly rare. It is a 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer, the top-of-the-line Mopar from Dodge that year. The tutone paint scheme on this one is iconic. It is being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classics out of Mankato, Minnesota. They just got this one in and do not have the description posted for it yet. But we had to show it to you now because we don’t expect it will be available for very long. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday, if it lasts that long. Their asking price is $28,900.

1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Among all of the SL (Sports Luxury) Mercedes-Benz sports cars produced over the years, the 280SL is probably the one that gets the most respect, and is one of the best to invest in as a collector car. It was with some surprise today that we saw this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster being advertised at such an affordable price. It is being offered for sale by Streetside Classics in Mesa, Arizona. As always, you should have it inspected before you buy. But hurry! This one will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their price: $16,995.

1977 Ford F100

Don’t overlook this 1977 Ford F100 Pickup because of its patina’d finish. They say it runs great. It is being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They know a good truck when they see one. Dressed in a two-tone red and black over a red interior, the truck is powered by a V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. It just came in and they don’t have the description on their website yet. But don’t wait. You can have it inspected. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $17,900.

1974 Porsche 914 2.0

Porsche has always had a “poor man’s” version, base level sports car that was more affordable at a lower price. In the early 1970’s it was the 914 model. Here is a 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 with the more desirable engine variant and the Karmann body. It is being offered for sale by Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It comes with a manual transmission, Weber dual carburetors, four-wheel disc brakes, VDO instruments, single exhaust outlet, removable Targa top, retractable headlights, manual-crank windows, a driver-side view mirror, and Hella fog lights. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $14,750.

1982 Buick Riviera

Every collector car has to be vetted according to its condition. A close inspection of this 1982 Buick Riviera would tell you it looks real clean. At first blush it seems to have good panel fitment and remains straight. Only a full inspection by a pre-purchase inspector would tell for sure. It is being offered for sale by Unique Specialty & Classics in Mankato, Minnesota this week. Click this link to review a full walk-around video. It has a 5.0L V8 with an auto with overdrive transmission. Power steering, power brakes, power windows, remote mirrors, new a/c compressor, and A/C. A/C has been converted to R134a and BLOWS COLD! It will be our DEAL of the DAY later in the week. Their asking price is $14,900.

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1978 Pontiac Firebird Esprit$14,900Mankato, MN
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL$14,995Pewaukee, WI

Cars for under $10,000:

1989 Jeep Wrangler Laredo$9,750Los Angeles, CA

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