The term “restomod” is the most over worked word in the collector car lexicon. By definition it is called a “restomod” when it looks classic original, but runs like a modern day high performance super car. Of course, there are all different levels of sophistication in restomod and pro touring cars today, from muscle car daily drivers to full on concours quality show cars.
This week we have the best selection of Pro Touring and Restomod muscle cars we have ever seen here in the COL newsletter. Our feature car today comes from Earth Motorcars out of Carrollton, Texas, in the North Dallas area. They call it a 1969 Baldwin Motion Big Block Camaro, a true show quality build with a good story behind it. It literally defines what a restomod should be.
You may remember when in 2005 Joel Rosen and Marty Schorr helped bring back the Baldwin-Motion name for a limited run of hand built Camaro SuperCoupes under the Baldwin-Motion brand. Earth MotorCars tells us this custom restored Camaro comes with the Baldwin-Motion Certificate of Authenticity. That means it has the Baldwin Motion 572ci V8 Crate Engine producing 690hp and 710 ft pounds of torque. The big block motor has Merlin III aluminum heads, Merlin III intake and Custom Holley carburetors. It is seen here in its House of Kolors “TruBlue Pearl” finish. You will note that it has been mini-tubbed and has a 4-link with Detroit Speed suspension. This car cost $200,000 to build. The first car of this series sold for $486,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale.
See the selection of quality restomod and pro touring muscle cars here in the newsletter this week. Then check out the hundreds more in the Restomod Section of the Cars-On-Line website.
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Classic Car News This Week
GAA Classic Fall Auction
The GAA Classic Fall Auction is underway here in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend, November 2-4, 2023. Join us on Saturday as we watch some of the top cars cars cross the auction floor at the Palace auction center. You can participate with us by followig the action on our Facebook page.
There are several collections being liquidated through the auction. Many of those cars will be sold at No Reserve. Click here to follow the GAA Classic Winter Auction in real time during the day on Saturday.
They advertise that 750 cars that will go through the auction this weekend. Click here for a quick review of some their auction inventory.
We’ve noticed an uptick in the number of texts and emails we have gotten recently involving the Delivery Scam. We thought we should notify our readers about this one because it is likely you will be buying Christmas gifts online and you need to know how to identify the Delivery Scam. The scam works like this. You get a text or email telling you that a delivery service (USPS, FedEx or UPS) is unable to complete delivery to your house. The delivery is at their warehouse waiting to be delivered. Then they want you to click a link to fill out a form to complete the delivery. Usually they want your credit card to charge a small fee to “redeliver” your package. The whole thing is a scam. The US Post Office, FedEx and UPS all say they would not send you a text or email to ask for personal information to complete a delivery. The scammers could be looking to get your identity, your credit card info or may actually place maleware on your computer from that link they send you. It is important not to click on the link they send. Watch this YouTube explanation of this scam.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1950 Buick Roadmaster
In 1950 Buick was just reaching the peak of its prominence in the new car market here in the U.S. Its styling was magnificent with all that chrome. And the options you could get with a ’50 Buick were amazing for the era. Here is a beautiful 1950 Buick Roadmaster 70 Series Convertible, the very top-of-the-line for Buick. It is being offered for sale this week through Classical Gas Motors out of Texas. 1950 Roadmaster featured a 152 horsepower, 320 cubic inch OHV Straight-eight “Fireball” engine, the optional Dynaflow two-speed automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, coil spring suspension and plenty of posh, luxurious equipment such as power windows, an analog clock (working), working dual cowl-mounted spotlights, and a power-adjustable front bench seat.
1969 Mercury Cougar 428CJ
Another rare Mercury big block Cougar was listed for sale yesterday in our Mercury Muscle Car Section. It is a 1969 Ram Air 428 Cobra Jet Cougar with a Competition Handling package and a 6k tach. You will note the Performance Hood with Ram Air induction and tie downs to protect the FE 428 engine. The R Code 428 Cobra Jet Cougar was listed by Detroit60.com. It is one of only 304 built that year. The rare 335 horsepower R Code Ram Air 428 CJ engine makes this just one of 304 such cars built at the San Jose plant. They say it has always been a West Coast car. Documentation includes a window sticker and Marti Report. It was sold new at McLennan Motors in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. A multiple Best of Show winner, it was also featured in Muscle Cars Magazine.
1967 Ferrari 330GT 2+2
Few of us will ever know the exhilaration of roaring down the road in a very responsive and agile 1967 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 such as the one being offered for sale today at Gullwing Motor Cars in New York. This Series II version with the single-headlights on each side has been in the same collection for 40 years. It comes with its Marcel Massini report for authenticity. They say it is in very good condition overall with nice straight body panels. This is the European version not sold here in the U.S. With only 99k klicks on the odometer they say it termed a “very nice driver.” Click through to see the photo of the nicely detailed V-12 engine compartment. The interior looks the way a dream car should.
Next week the Lakeland Collector Car Auction will be held at the Sun N Fun Expo near Lakeland, Florida. It is the last chance for many collectors to find a great classic car or truck before the car show season ends. The Lakeland Collector Car Auction is put on by Carlisle Auctions. It will be held November 10-11, 2023. Here are a few of their auction offerings recently listed on the Cars-On-Line.com website.
’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
A 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner will be one of the star cars at the Lakeland Collector Car Auction by Carlisle Auctions next week. They say the Starmist Blue over Colonial White paint is stunning with excellent chrome and bumpers. And it is reported that the new white top works “perfectly.” Look under the hood where the Thunderbird dress-up kit is detailed perfectly. You can see why this classic Ford was a magazine feature car. Watch for it to cross the auction floor on Saturday.
All Truck Hour
In the first hour of the auction on Friday, November 10, 2023, they traditionally hold the “All Truck Hour” where top quality pickup trucks are offered to the highest bidders. This 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Dually will be one of those trucks heavily bid on. It is in excellent condition as shown and they say it runs perfectly. Having been garage kept it has the Super 5.9L HO Cummings Diesel motor and HD automatic transmission. They say it runs perfectly.
1967 Camaro Restomod
Then on Saturday you will get a chance to bid on a 1967 Camaros Restomod muscle car. The Pony car has a 572 ci big block engine said to put out 620 horsepower and 650 foot pounds of torque. It transfers power through a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and sounds great with Flowmaster exhaust. Stopping power is provided by Wilwood disc brakes, and it has a B&M Pistol Grip shifter. The interior was completely redone with Dakota Digital gauges. They say over $100k was invested. I bet you could bid and get it for less than it cost to build.
Click this link to review their auction inventory currently on the Cars-On-Line.com site.
1999 Shelby Series 1
Unique Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota just got in a 1999 Shelby Series 1 super car for sale. They took the opportunity to produce a full walk-around video of this incredibly rare and historic car. Click the video window above to hear Brian tell you all about it. The suspension was so unusual for it day … Carroll Shelby wanted it to be a true race car for the street. Somehow Unique has this one at the lowest price we’ve ever seen on one of these rare cars.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1978 Dodge Magnum XE
Here is a “future collectible” car that is not yet on every collector’s radar. This is a 1978 Dodge Magnum XE, one of those rare and unique vehicles that Dodge produced only for 1978 and 1979. They were sort of considered an “executive’s muscle car.” This rare find is being offered for sale at Southern Motors in Clarkston, Michigan. This one has the Landau vinyl rough. What makes it so special, though, is that Southern Motors tells us it is a “survivor” with only 27,000 original miles.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1993 Corvette 40th Anniv, 34,300 pampered miles
1988 Corvette Convertible from Wauconda, IL, 38,000 orig miles
1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, MS Classic Cars, MA, 35,868 orig miles
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1960 Bentley S2 Continental
A highly desirable 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe is being offered for sale by Gullwing Motor Cars in New York. This was a coach built Bentley done by Park Ward. It is one of only 125 such S2 Continental convertibles produced this way by Park Ward. Having just come out of long term storage, it is recommended that it undergo a recommissioning.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1955 Chevrolet 210, Country Classic Cars, IL
1937 Ford Humpback from Greenville, NC
1952 Bentley Mark VI Convertible, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Unique Classic Cars, MN
1966 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1929 Ford Truck from Mansfield, TX
1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convt, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1937 Chrysler Imperial from Mansfield, TX
1936 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Unique Classic Cars, MN
1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1956 Rolls-Royce Wraith by James Young, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
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.
See all the fresh ads on the https://cars-on-line.com/collector-car-new-listings-236973/New Listings page.
Find more in the Chevrolet Section of our website.
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Buick Muscle Cars
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Imported Sports Cars
Muscle Car Clones
’71 Hemi Cuda Convertible
Who wouldn’t give up a year’s pay to have a chance to play around with a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible? Luckily this one won’t cost you $ millions. This beautiful Sassy Grass Green Hemi Cuda is a tribute. It has the 426 ci Hemi engine, dual quad carburetors and a Shaker hood. Fully restored it is available for sale in the Plymouth Cuda Section online now.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1964 Ford Thunderbolt Tribute, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1965 Mustang GT350H, Mershons, OH, Shelby tribute
1970 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, 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
2003 Mach 1 Mustang
After its initial run during the muscle car era, Ford has come out with special edition retro Mustang Mach 1’s for sale. They have always been very popular with Ford buyers. Here is a 2003 Mustang Mach 1 being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. Finished in yellow it sits on 18-inch wheels and they say it is in excellent condition and runs even better. With high miles, the price is definitely right. Click here to watch a full walk-around video and hear it run. Not only do you get a great Mustang, but you also have the added value of having a collectible one. But the best part is the price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Their asking price is only $13,800.
1938 Packard Coupe
It looks like we are having a big run on affordably priced Packard classic cars this week. Here is a 1938 Packard Tudor Sedan being offered by a private seller from Charlton, Massachusetts. He told us it was in “really good condition” with only 75,000 original miles. We believe you could call it a survivor because he says it has never been repainted. The engine however has been rebuilt. Call the seller. He will be happy to tell you all about it. When it showed up In our Packard Section this week we knew it has to be featured here. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $25,000.
1940 Packard 120 Sedan
The Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania also has a Packard for sale this week at an affordable price. Here is a 1940 Packard 120 Sedan which, they say, has been well preserved and replete with Packard regalia. With its tall vertical ribbed chromed grille, bullet style headlights, turn signal housings, double guard bumper additions, and a standard hood ornament, the beautifully aligned 4-door sedan is a blast from the past. The taupe gray broadcloth interior gives it period authenticity as you realize how big these cars were. Lots of legroom here. The interior has some missing items and might need to be restored. Under the hood is the inline 8-cylinder engine with a 2-barrel side draft carburetor. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their asking price is $24,000.
1950 Lincoln Sport Sedan
Unique Classic Cars out of Mankato, Minnesota has a rare 1950 Lincoln Sport Sedan for sale this week. The paint has a patina’d look to it as the same family owned this vehicle for 45 years. It is powered by an L-head V8 and transfers power througha Hydra-matic automatic transmission. It looks great riding on Lincoln wheel covers with white-wall tires. Notice the suicide doors in back. The car has been left stock original which will appeal to some collectors. It is still running on the 6-volt system. Click here to watch a full review in a walk-around video. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $14,900.
1950 Chrysler Royal Sedan
In the 1960’s it was common to see a car like this rooming the streets. They were “old cars” then, a term used pejoratively back in the day. But with age, this 1950 Chrysler Royal Sedan is actually starting to look pretty good. It has been listed for sale through the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. They say it is an awesomely preserved and well kept example, ready to turn the key and go. It handles as it should, they say. Some surface rust will be noted underneath. But it will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday next week. Their asking price is $16,500.
1952 Dodge Wayfarer Sedan
Likewise, the Classic Auto Mall is offering this popular Dodge brand from the past. It is a 1952 Dodge Wayfarer Sedan. We don’t know exactly why, but anytime we get a Wayfarer in they seem to sell quickly. 1952 Was the last year they made the Wayfarer, and this one says 4,943 miles on the odometer. (Unfortunately, that is not documented.) You can imagine what a survivor car like this is worth. The photos show a pristine engine compartment where the 230 ci L-head 6 cylinder engine resides. It has the Gyro-Matic 4-speed fluid drive semi-automatic transmission as well. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. They are asking $21,000.
1987 BMW L6
Once in a while you run into a car that has been nicely taken care of all its life and that car is the one you want to have in your collection. There are a number of collectors who love their BMW sedans. Here is a 1987 BMW L6 that you don’t see everyday anymore. It is being offered for sale at Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It is Cirrus Blue metallic and equipped with an automatic transmission and the reliable inline-six engine. This one came with 4-wheel disc brakes, twin exhaust finishers, sunroof, front fog lights, front spoiler, leather headliner/trim, American Platinum tires, alloy wheels and the tool kit. It also has amenities such as air conditioning, power windows, electrically adjustable seat and a Pioneer radio. They say over $10,000 was invested in upkeep. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is $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:
|1950 MG YT Roadster||$26,500||Astoria, NY|
|1991 Pontiac Firebird Convt||$16,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL||$17,995||Tampa, FL|
|1986 Lincoln Mark VII||$13,900||Mankato, MN|
|1996 Pontiac Firebird||$17,900||Morgantown, PA|
|1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula||$12,900||Mankato, MN|
Cars for under $10,000:
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