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Buying a Charger Hemi R/T

There is a 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi R/T in the Cars-On-Line New Listings this week. It will have all Mopar collectors drooling. This is the ultimate Mopar muscle car. Only one problem. The seller is from Sweden. Does that give you pause? The internet can connect us with people we never had access to before. But how do you complete a transaction overseas?

Our readers know that there are two key things to get right when you are buying a collector car.
1. Have it inspected and appraised before you buy.
2. Use a Bill of Sale or a purchase agreement as a legally binding contract.

This week our readers will see this 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi R/T being sold by a private party seller in Sweden. As the story goes, he brought the car to Sweden and had it restored there. Europeans will pay a much higher price to obtain an American classic muscle car than collectors here in the U.S. That is because they can sell them for as much as five or six times what they pay for them here, especially if they buy a project car. They also have very skilled restoration technicians in Europe. So buying a project car for restoration and exporting it to Europe can be very profitable. That explains why it is in Sweden. But how do you get it back here?

SCL Rotterdam is a company which provides buying and transport services in Europe. They have a 4-and-a-half star rating from the Feedback Company. And there are a number of collector car inspection services in the UK, especially in London. But in many cases to get vehicle inspections done in Europe you have to contact someone in the local area you are buying the car from.

You should always be careful when buying a classic car. That is doubly important when buying from overseas and having to pay the shipping costs to bring it back to the U.S. We will be researching more on this topic in the near future. The U.S. dollar is so strong in Europe that we may see more of our old cars coming home now.

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Classic Car News This Week

Online Auction

REV! Muscle Cars.com is auctioning off a 1962 Shelby 289 Cobra 50th Anniversary Edition CSX 8962 continuation Cobra from Shelby American. They say there are only 185 miles on the car and it comes with a hot 347 ci V8 motor and a manual transmission. REV! says the bidding ends in 10 days so you still have to time check this one out. REV! is one of the first of our Cars-On-Line Dealer Network affiliates to do their own collector car auctions online. You can click here to sign up to bid. Once you register they will then notify you by email which vehicles you can bid on.

Chevelle SS LS6

A real quality show piece, this 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454/450 hp monster muscle car is among the most sought after cars on the planet. It is being offered for sale at Verrillo Motor Car Company in New York. This car is documented and has awards of the highest caliber. Experts such as Jerry MacNeish have certified the car and the documentation to include 2 original build sheets, Protect-o-plate and a binder of history dating back to the Ohio dealership where it was first purchased. The classic muscle car underwent an extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration which took over eight years. You can imagine the attention to detail that was invested in this LS6.

Studebaker Conestoga

Orlando Classic Cars in Orlando, Florida just got in a really rare 1954 Studebaker Commander Conestoga Wagon, one of only 2,878 ever produced. They are rarer than hens’ teeth today. It has a 232 ci V8 engine and a three-on-a-tree manual transmission. Look at the photos at the link. This car looks excellent. This may be the best example we have ever seen. The Conestoga Wagon was produced only two years, 1954 and 1955 by Studebaker. The name is a tribute to the early enterprises of Studebaker as they produced covered wagons starting in the 1850’s and continuing until the turn of the century. The Studebaker Conestoga wagon was a two-door wagon with a two-piece rear lift gate. It was innovative for its day.

Auctions

The GAA Classic Fall Auction will be held November 2-4, 2023 at their permanent auction facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dedicated to their following of classic car, muscle car and unique specialty vehicle buyers, the GAA Classic is well respected in the collector car community. You will be impressed with their lineup for the Fall auction. Here are a few of the top cars which we will be watching that first weekend in November.

1958 Pontiac Bonneville

This 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible was an AACA Grand National First Place Award winner in 1988. It won a First Place Senior award in 1987 when it first was restored by Pontiac Restoration Inc in Jupiter, Florida. Of course, it has the famous 370 ci V8 with a Tripower with dual exhaust, spotlight and a Wonderbar radio. The black finish with a red and white two-toned interior is as sharp as they come. (See the photos.) It will be offered to the highrest bidder at the GAA Classic Fall Auction, November 2-4, 2023 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1975 Ford Bronco

Classic Ford Broncos are among the most sought after vehicles in the collector car market right now, and the GAA Classic will have this one for sale. This is a 1975 Ford Bronco Sport scheduled to cross the auction block on Friday, November 3 in Greensboro. Click the link to read the Marti Report. It has the Ford 302 ci V8 motor and a removable hard top. The All-Terrain tires give it a rugged off-road look. It comes with a standard Dana 30 front axle, Dana 20 transfer case, and a Ford 9″ rear end.

2006 Ford GT

Talk about a well preserved automotive artifact … this 2006 Ford GT still has only 90 actual miles on it. What a find for the purist collector. And it comes with the 5.4L with Lysholm Screw Type Supercharger and a Ricardo 6-speed transaxle. They say it will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Braking is accomplished with four-piston monoblock calipers with cross drilled and ventilated rotors / 14″ front and 13.2″ rear. We can’t wait to see what this one goes for on Saturday.

Find more interesting collector and specialty cars and trucks in the GAA Classic Fall inventory by clicking this link.

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1958 Ford Fairlane Retractable

Once again Chad and Dean from Coyote Classics bring us a classic 1950’s icon that you just have to see in video to appreciate. Here is a rare 1958 Ford Fairlane Retractable. It may need a few things to make it show worthy again, but they say it is a nice driver. All the chrome is nice and is in real nice shape. The body panels even have a nice shine. Click the video window above for a detailed inspection. I could watch that top go up and down all day.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1965 Imperial Crown

Orlando Classic Cars is known for offering low miles collector cars out of their Orlando, Florida showroom. This week they have done it again listing a 1965 Imperial Crown 4-Door Hardtop in sparkling fresh condition. They say it is all original and in excellent condition. The reason might be because it still has only 11,000 miles showing on the odometer. How does that happen?

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1983 Pontiac Trans Am, North Shore Classics, IL, 36k miles

2006 Pontiac GTO, Collectible Motorcar of Atlanta, 32k miles

2008 Pontiac G8 GXP from Queensbury, NY, 33,741 miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1956 Chevy Belair Wagon

Some prep work was done to this desirable 1956 Chevy Belair Wagon from New Jersey. But it will need paint and bodywork to complete. The private party seller says it is worth the effort. Have it inspected to get a better idea of what to expect. These classic station wagons can be a good investment if you get into them right. This is a 9-passenger wagon.

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

1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1966 Ford F100 Pickup, East Coast Classic Cars, NC

1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

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

Street Rods

1932 Ford HiBoy Roadster

Ford HiBoy Roadster

1932 Ford HiBoy Roadster. The…
1938 Chevy Master Deluxe

Chevrolet Master Deluxe

1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, Rare…
1933 Ford Vicky

Ford Vicky

1933 Ford Vicky for sale.…
1951 Chevrolet Deluxe

Chevrolet Deluxe

1951 Chevrolet Deluxe 2 Door…

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

Exotic Car Section

1997 Dodge Viper GTS

Dodge Viper GTS

1997 Dodge Viper GTS. Own this one-of-a-kind…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1959

Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Powered by…
1950 Mercury 2-Door Coupe

Mercury 2-Door Coupe

PRICE REDUCED – Stock original 1950…
1955 Oldsmobile 98

Oldsmobile 98

1955 Oldsmobile 98 4-Door Sedan for…
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

Very straight 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air…

Haulers

1965 Ford N600 Wrecker

Ford N600 Wrecker

1965 Ford N600 Wrecker. The Ford…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

2023 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Rubicon 4Xe

2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe…

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

Corvettes

1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary

Corvette 25th Anniversary

1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Edition for…

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

Delivery

2021

Dodge Ram Promaster

2021 Dodge Ram Promaster  Bright white clear coat with a…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury

1970 Cadillac DeVille

Cadillac DeVille

1970 Cadillac DeVille. An un-restored car…
1965 Mercury Parklane

Mercury Parklane

1965 Mercury Parklane Marauder Hardtop.…

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

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

Vintage Motorcars

1929 Willys Knight

Willys Knight

Very Rare 1929 Willys Knight Model 70B…
1914 Model T Runabout

Model T Runabout

Rare 1914 Model T Runabout for sale.…
1939 Buick Business Coupe

Buick Business Coupe

1939 Buick Business Coupe. Solid car with a…
1917 Packard Twin Six

Packard Twin Six

1917 Packard Twin Six 2-25 Series Touring.…

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

Mopar

Plymouth

1969 Plymouth GTX

Plymouth GTX

PRICD REDUCED – 1969 Plymouth GTX…
1974 Plymouth 'Cuda 360

Plymouth ‘Cuda 360

1974 Plymouth ‘Cuda 360 Hardtop. By…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Camaro

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 DZ302. Date…
1969 Camaro SS

Camaro SS

1969 Camaro SS for sale. Real…

Chevelle

1965

Chevrolet ElCamino

1965 Chevrolet El Camino Original 1965…
1966 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

1966 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle SS396. Like…

Corvette

1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe – Numbers…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

1965 Shelby GT350

Shelby GT350

1965 Shelby GT350 For Sale – Rotisserie…

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

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

1981 Pontiac Trans Am Restomod LS2 400…

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

Oldsmobile

1972

Oldsmobile Cutlass

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4-Door Hardtop featuring…

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

Buick Muscle Cars

1968 Buick GS400

Buick GS400

1968 Buick GS400 Convertible While Buick did…

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

Boats

1955 Chris Craft Cruiser

Chris Craft

1955 Chris Craft Cruiser 26ft 327Q. Chris Smith built his…

Station Wagons

1940

Ford Deluxe Woodie Wagon

1940 Ford Deluxe Woodie Wagon.  a…
1931 Ford Model A

Ford Model A

1931 Ford Model A Huckster Woody.…

Late Model Sports Cars

2007 Corvette Convertible 2LT

Corvette Convertible

2007 Corvette Convertible 2LT Yellow 2007…
2021 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

2021 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale- 3LT…
2007 Corvette Convertible

Corvette Convertible

Opportunity to own a 2007 Corvette…

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

Late Model Trucks

2015 Ford F150 Lariat

Ford F150 Lariat Super Crew

2015 Ford F150 Lariat Super…
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10

Dodge Ram SRT-10

2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Pickup.…

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

Classic Customs

1954

Ford F100 Custom

1955 Ford F100 Custom Pickup The…
1965 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

Chevrolet C10 Pickup

1965 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Resto-Mod -…

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

Motorcycles

2006 Covington Custom Chopper

Covington Custom Chopper

2006 Covington Custom Chopper, TP114, Baker…
1970 Triumph TR5T

Triumph TR5T

1970 Triumph TR5T Trophy 500. The…

Replicas

1965 Shelby Cobra 427

Shelby Cobra 427

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Recreation for…

Volkswagen

1971 Volkswagen

Volkswagen

1971 Volkswagen Sand Rover T Pickup Dune Buggy. Scooby met…

Imported Sports Cars

1972 Triumph TR6 Roadster

Triumph TR6 Roadster

1972 Triumph TR6 Roadster for sale.…
1977 MGB Convertible

MGB Convertible

Damask red 1977 MGB Convertible in…
1972 BMW 3.0CSL

BMW 3.0CSL

1972 BMW 3.0CSL For Sale -…
1962 Porsche 356B Carrera

Porsche 356B Carrera

1962 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe…
1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster

Jaguar XKE Roadster

1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster. The iconic…

Pro Street

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

1969 Chevrolet Camaro – Pro Touring. The body is painted in…
1963 Chevrolet Nova

Chevrolet Nova

1963 Chevrolet Nova Pro Street for sale. 355 blower motor, super…

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

Classic Pickups

1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

Chevrolet C10 Pickup

1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. The body is very…

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

Late Model Luxury Cars

1988 Lincoln Mark VII

Lincoln Mark VII

PRICE REDUCED – Beautiful 1988 Lincoln Mark…
2008 Mercedes-Benz AMG

Mercedes-Benz AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz AMG S550. Just under 63,000…

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

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

Muscle Car Clones

1965 Mustang GT350R

When Carroll Shelby first took to racing the Shelby Mustangs he designated them as GT350R. The R stood for the “race version” of the GT350 Shelby model Mustang. Today the original cars are worth half-a-million dollars, untouchable for most of us. So this week Flemings Ultimate Garage in Rockville, Maryland if offered a rotisserie restored reproduction 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350R with all the right equipment, including a pro bult aluminum head 342 ci stroker V8, HD top loader 4-speed and 4.ll ratio posi rear end. This one has it all. They say they can get you financed at a fairly low monthly payment. Check the ad page.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1966 Mustang GT350 Pro Touring, Flemings, MD, Hertz tribute

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convt, WeBe Autos, NY, 442 tribute

1970 Chevrolet Nova, Classic Auto Mall, PA, SS clone

1971 Pontiac Firebird, Streetside Phoenix, Formula tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Nashville, Z/28 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

1965 Chevelle Malibu

A private party seller from Florida is offering his 1965 Chevelle Malibu for sale this week at a great price. Chevelles are going for such high prices that it is refreshing to see one in an affordable price range. It has a 350 ci V8 with a 4-bolt main, 9.8 compression creating 345 rwhp. It converts that power through a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission via a 2400 stall converter with a 10” posi rear end. The engine compartment is worth a look. You might want more photos of the interior which looks pretty nice from what we can see. Be sure to call this guy so you can be the first in line for a shot at this classic muscle car. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. His asking price is $25,000.

1955 Nash Ambassador

Nash collectors will recognize that this is not just any Nash Ambassador, this is the rare 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom with special Farina body. It came from the factory with a Packard V8. And that Coral Pink finish is the original color. The restoration is a little long in the tooth now, but have it inspected. You will be surprised at the quality. The seller says there is “very little rust.” He says he has replaced or rebuilt the brakes, starter, carburetor and the ignition system. “I have also replaced the headliner, carpet with soundproofing and slipcovered the interior. Many extra parts …” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $14,500.

1953 Packard Clipper

This one could be the real “sleeper” of this group. Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles is offering this 1953 Packard Clipper for sale at a very attractive price point. They say it is mechanically sound and a great opportunity to own a true classic 1950’s car. Finished in Teal and complemented with a Grey interior, this classic Packard 4-door sedan is equipped with a column-shifted automatic transmission, straight-eight-cylinder engine, Carter carburetor, single exhaust outlet, fender-mounted antenna, very comfortable bench seats, sun visors a push-button radio, fender skirts and more. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their asking price is $16,750.

1955 Oldsmobile 98

This big 1955 Oldsmobile 98 4-Door Sedan is just what the doctor ordered for collector car fun. The private party seller from New Jersey says it drives out “great.” The blue Oldsmobile comes with power steering and power brakes as you would expect of a luxury class sedan. It has a new carburetor and new brakes. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. I think you will agree that this is a lotta’ car for the money. They are asking $12,700.

1968 Chevy El Camino

Many think of Chevrolet’s El Camino as a “Chevelle with a pickup bed.” You can see on this 1968 Chevy El Camino just what they mean. The front valance is all Chevelle. This one has been listed for sale by North Shore Classics in suburban Chicago. It has a 355 ci crate engine with aluminum intake and stainless headers, plus dual exhaust. To enhance performance it has a disc brake kit from CPP and new tubular control arms. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $26,900.

1995 Mazda Miata MX-5

Have you noticed all of the early 1990’s Mazda Miatas that are on the resale market these days. Evidently prices on these desirable sports cars are dropping. Again this week here is a 1995 Mazda Miata M-Edition Convertible for sale from Beverly Hills Car Club for a very nice price. Just look at the photos of this little sports car. It is sure to be a classic and collectible some day. Receipts for over $5,000 in service updates are documented. That’s why this imported sports car looks so attractive for the price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is $14,750.

1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Look over all the sheet metal on this big 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille with the Strathmore White paint and a red leather interior. The massive luxury car is equipped with an automatic transmission, V8 engine, power steering, power windows, fender skirts, automatic climate control, and courtesy lights inside. This is what an iconic Cadillac should look like. It is an experience as much as a transportation piece. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $12,750.   

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 Mercedes-Benz 450SL$15,900Mundelein, IL
1975 MG Midget Roadster$11,500Morgantown, PA
1978 Corvette Silver Anniv$17,999Sherman, TX
1991 Chevrolet C30$11,500Morgantown, PA
1966 Ford Thunderbird$16,900Garden City, NY

Cars for under $10,000:

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL$8,950Los Angeles, CA

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