Leland’s Legacy

1930 Lincoln Model L

A little reported part of our automotive history is how the Lincoln brand became a competitor in the luxury car market with Cadillac and Packard. There was a dispute between Henry Leland, the Cadillac founder, and William Durant, GM’s head honcho. Leland left Cadillac to form Lincoln in a patriotic attempt to aid the war effort during World War I. Unfortunately bad timing left Lincoln in the lurch as the war ended and the first Model L Lincolns did not sell well enough to keep the company afloat. That gave Henry Ford a chance to buy Lincoln to be its marque luxury line with Henry’s son Edsel Ford at the helm. That Lincoln Model L was so far ahead of its time that the brand lasted through the Great Depression mostly unchanged. Lincoln, through the innovation of Leland, held its place in the luxury car market in America.

When Ellingson Motorcars of Rogers, Minnesota listed a 1930 Lincoln Model L Phaeton for sale this week we knew we had to feature it here. This is an opportunity to see one of the truly rare vintage collector cars in its original livery. It is one of only 21 such cars done by Derham, a custom coachbuilder of high repute at the time. The Derham Body Company out of Pennsylvania used a custom made convertible top similar to one designed by Hibbard & Darrin in Paris. This would have been an expensive car back in the day, with a price tag of $6,000.

This Lincoln has the Flathead 385 V8 and is “loaded” with unique options. It features a Trippe driving light, dual sidemount tires with covers, a covered trunk, wide whitewall tires on painted wire wheels with Lincoln hubcaps, and the signature beige Darrin style cloth top in fantastic condition. The interior has all been redone in Madadamia beige leather. A wooden steering wheel and chromed instrument panel are in wonderful condition. This rare collector car will impress.

Click this link for an interesting video presentation done by Ellingson Motorcars with a little extra history thrown in.

The 1930 Lincoln Model L Phaeton you see here in the photo has always been under the ownership of  respected collectors and comes with impressive documentation. Be sure to look through the dozens of detailed photos at the link. It is considered to be a full classic by the Classic Car Club of America and is eligible for CCCA events and CARavans.

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Classic Car News This Week

GAA Classic Fall Auction

We hope you were able to follow some of the GAA Classic Fall Auction with us last weekend as the last GAA auction of the year was held in Greensboro, NC, November 2-4, 2023. They were bidding the house down with high dollar cars bringing good money. This 2006 Ford GT went for $556,200 at the hammer on Saturday. That was followed by a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible restomod which sold for $216,000. Click here to see what everything sold for at their website. We are getting down to some of the final auctions for the year now. That almost puts a wrap on 2023.

’59 Cadillac Inspection

When a Florida buyer asked us to look at a 1959 Cadillac 2-Door Hardtop for him we were excited to do the pre-purchase inspection. The look and stance on the Cadillac restomod did not disappoint. However we did find some problems with the custom build. You can read the sample report here. It does take some expertise to own and maintain a car with Air Ride. You will note that the inspector took photos of where the magnet held, also. Many more photos were made available to the buyer.

The first item on a buyer’s “To Do” list should be to contact the Cars-On-Line Inspection Service. Buying a collector car is much different than buying a new or used late model car. It is always a “buyer beware” type of sale. With a network of inspectors all over the U.S. and Canada, your first line of protection in any sale is a COL Collector Car Inspection. Learn more about collector car inspections when you read our COL Inspection Referral Service page.

1906 Cadillac

Wow, What a treat this is to see a 1906 Cadillac Model K in the flesh. (Be sure to review all the photos at the link.) It comes from long term ownership in a collection. They say it is museum ready, but currently does not run. It is being offered for sale this week at Country Classic Cars out of Staunton, Illinois. They say it does crank over freely. A skilled restoration technician should be employed to inspect this one. They have a recent appraisal with the estate. Click this link for a walk-around video view. This one has a single cylinder 10 horsepower 98.2 cubic inch engine. Country Classics tells us “most everything on the Cadillac appears to be original and in very good condition …” That would be confirmed by the photos.


Today was the first day of the Lakeland Collector Car Auction 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.

Superlite SL-C

Completing this race car project took 2,600 hours of sweat and brainstorming but in the end this amazing high tech 2015 ASPT SuperLite SL-C was born. It is an aluminum space frame chassis with fiberglass and carbon fiber body. An LS7 427 Chevrolet engine rated at 505 horsepower powers this amazing racing machine with a Grazziano transaxle and 6-speed manual transmission with competition clutch. The CAN BUS electronics include built-in onboard diagnostics. This incredible machine will cross the auction floor at the Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction in Florida this weekend. It is Lot # 501.

1971 Chevrolet C-10

A 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup will be one of the collectible trucks being offered to the highest bidder at the Lakeland Fall Auction’s Truck Hour sale on Friday. Be sure to watch as an hour full of pickup trucks answers all your truck needs. This short bed is a popular one. It comes with a 350 ci V8 engine fed by double hump heads. The power front disc brakes are all new, according to the Carlisle folks. It has a new deluxe CST interior to boot. Note the correct Rally wheels. Carlisle Auctions are famous for their All-Truck Hour events.

1967 Camaro RS

Don’t miss the chance to own a 1967 Camaro RS which has been restored as a bit of a restomod. This factory Rally Sport Camaro now has an LQ9 6.0L LS engine and a Tremec T56 6-speed transmission with a McCleod Clutch. It has an 8.5-inch 10-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears. With functional Vintage Air and Houndstooth interior this Rally Sport is a lot of muscle car. It will be Lot # 162 early on Friday in the Lakeland Fall Auction line-up. Watch for it on the YouTube video of the auction.

You can preview some of the inventory for the Lakeland Fall Auction here on the Cars-On-Line website by clicking this link.

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Project Vehicles for Restoration

1964 Ford Ranchero

It might not be immediately apparent, but this 1964 Ford Ranchero has already had a lot of money invested in a quality restoration. With much of the hard work already done, a veteran restorer will be able to gauge how much is left to do yet. For the right person this will be a money maker. It is what restoration is all about. It is now for sale at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. It has a 289 V8 engine with an automatic transmission. Bumpers, glass, seats, and many other parts are all included with the car.

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

1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1970 Dodge Dart Swinger from Eagle, WI

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

Price Reduced

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Although this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner was born with a 383 ci V8 motor, it now sports an authentic M12 440 6 Pack with the Lift-Off hood. What a sight for a racer’s eyes. Remember when? The private party seller was asking $120,000 for this beauty. But just today he dropped the price to $110,000.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1938 Chevrolet Master$55,000$45,000
1941 Willys Coupe$92,000$89,000
1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe$29,500$23,000
1963 Chevy Nova Gasser$59,000$56,000
1929 Ford Pickup Roadster$24,750$21,500
1941 Chevrolet Custom$29,500$26,500
2004 Toyota Tundra TRD$12,900$10,900

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1962 Ford Falcon

Ford Falcon Pro Touring

1962 Ford Falcon Pro Touring for sale.…

Street Rods

1932 Ford Victoria

Ford Victoria

1932 Ford Victoria Street Rod,…
1931 Chevy Street Rod

Chevy Street Rod

1931 Chevy Street Rod The…
1949 Plymouth Coupe

Plymouth Coupe

1949 Plymouth Coupe Custom built…

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

Exotic Car Section

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Cabriolet Fantastic…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1958 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

This 1958 Chevrolet Impala is a…
1954 Ford Crestline

Ford Crestline

1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner. This was…

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

Future Collectibles

1986 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang GT

1986 Ford Mustang GT 5 speed!…
1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible. You…



Excalibur Roadster Series 1

Highly collectible 1969 Excalibur Roadster Series…


1948 Cadillac Sedanette

Cadillac Sedanette Custom by Dick Dean

1948 Cadillac Sedanette, Chopped and…

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.

Classic Luxury

1978 Cadillac Deville

Cadillac DeVille

1978 Cadillac Deville Sedan ::…

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

Classic 60s Cars

1960 Oldsmobile dynamic 88

Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

1960 Oldsmobile dynamic 88 Christmas…
1961 Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop

1961 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop For…

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

Vintage Motorcars

1947 Ford Super Deluxe

Ford Super Deluxe

1947 Ford Super Deluxe Get behind the…
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe

Chevy Special Deluxe

1942 Chevy Special Deluxe 5 Window Coupe…
1940 Ford Deluxe

Ford Deluxe

1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan. Excerpt from the…

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



1971 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

1971 Dodge Charger The Charger was…
1971 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

1971 Dodge Charger • Numbers matching…
1970 Dodge Charger 500

Dodge Charger 500

1970 Dodge Charger 500 for sale…


1962 Plymouth Fury

Plymouth Fury

1962 Plymouth Fury With only 4349…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle


1968 Chevelle SS

Chevelle SS

1968 Chevelle SS for sale. California…
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

Chevrolet Chevelle

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle for sale. VIN:…


1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 496 Tribute…


1974 Chevrolet Nova SS

Chevrolet Nova SS

1974 Chevrolet Nova SS For Sale…


1962 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

1962 Chevrolet Impala for sale. A…

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.

Mercury Muscle Cars

1968 Mercury Monterey

Mercury Monterey

1968 Mercury Monterey Convertible :: One of…

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

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.

Buick Muscle Cars

1966 Buick Skylark

Buick Skylark

1966 Buick Skylark Restomod impresses with a…

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

Late Model Sports Cars

2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS

Camaro RS/SS Convertible

2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible For…

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

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

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


2019 Backdraft Cobra RT4B

Backdraft Cobra RT4B

1965 Backdraft Cobra RT4B for sale.…
1965 Backdraft Cobra

Backdraft Cobra

1965 Backdraft Cobra for sale has…


1964 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

1964 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is offered for sale. The classic…
1979 VW Super Beetle

VW Super Beetle

1979 VW Super Beetle Convertible for sale. Classic Volkswagen totally…

Race Cars

2016 Ford Mustang Cobra

Mustang Cobra Jet

2016 Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ Race…

Imported Sports Cars

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce stands…

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster

Signal Red 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster…

Porsche 356 SC 1600

Rare 1964 Porsche 356 SC 1600…

Ghia 450 SS Convertible

Spectacular 1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible…
1977 Datsun 280ZA

Datsun 280ZA

1977 Datsun 280ZA few short years…

Pro Street

1984 Chevrolet C10 ProStreet

Chevrolet C10 ProStreet

1984 Chevrolet C10 ProStreet for sale. This is a regular cab…

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

2001 Bentley Arnage

Bentley Arnage Red Label

2001 Bentley Arnage Exquisite 2001 Bentley Arnage…
2011 Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne For Sale

2011 Bentley Mulsanne For Sale Twin-Turbo 6.8L…
1993 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Extremely Clean 1993 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Just…

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

Classic Mustangs

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Ford Mustang Fastback

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback. August 17th, 1964…

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

Muscle Car Clones

1970 Chevelle SS Tribute

Lowered a bit on its haunches, this 1970 Chevelle is an SS Tribute is a bit of a restomod restoration. Not only does it have a new LS3 6.2L V8 under the hood, but it rides with double wishbones, coil springs and an anti-roll bar. The factory triangulated 4-link keeps it together while the 12-bolt keeps it on the road. But it is the way it sits that strikes a pose.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1969 Camaro, Streetside Ft Worth, TX, RS tribute

1967 Camaro, Eric’s Muscle Cars, MD, 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

1967 Pontiac GTO

A New Jersey private party seller listed his 1967 Pontiac GTO for sale this week. He says it has a broken spark plug stuck in the head and he wants to sell it. This is not an all original car, but if it inspects out right, it might be a daily driver. He says it has a Hurst His/Hers shifter (which means its an automatic) and a 455 ci V8 from a ’71 GTO. It even has Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, camshaft,double pumper carbs and roller lifters. The best part about this deal though is the price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $19,000 or best offer.

1952 Ford Customline

As always, Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois is headlining our DEAL of the DAY feature again this week. They has this 1952 Ford 2-Door Customline in their inventory this week at a very affordable price. They say it has a nice interior (see photos), chrome and paint. They state that the body is straight and it comes with four wide whitewall tires. They say it runs and drives with a Flathead V8 and 3-speed manual transmission. Click this link to view a walk-around video and hear it run.  The odometer tumblers look straight across but they do not mention the low miles in their description. You will have to check it out. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. Their asking price is only $13,950.

1930 Chevrolet 3-Window

This 1930 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe has had the same owner for many years. It is a talisman of the past. It too is being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They tell us it has a good body and is the product of an older restoration. But they indicate that it is very presentable in its current state with an interior which has been redone and solid steel wheels wrapped with whitewall tires. Notice the rear mounted spare tire. Click this link to view an interesting walk-around video and hear it run. They say it runs and drives. You will have to have it inspected to see how it drives. But hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their asking price is $18,950

1931 Ford Victoria

An old school hot rod was listed for sale by a private collector in California. This is a custom version of the 1931 Ford Victoria, and it is for sale. The engine compartment looks updated with a 400 small block Chevy engine. They say it is mated to a 700R4 automatic transmission and comes riding on a TCI frame with a 9” Ford rear end and Super Bell axle. The seller says it has coil overs and front disc brakes. He needs more photos for this ad. But you may have to have it inspected to find out more. Regardless, this one is interesting because of the price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is $24,000.

1955 Ford Thunderbird

You know what we always say, “When buying a first generation T-Bird if you can find one for under $30,000 … buy it.” The only caveat on that is that it has to be a good runner and in No. 3 condition or better. Well Beverly Hills Car Club has listed a 1955 Ford Thunderbird this week at a very interesting price point. Anybody who knows T-Birds knows that this is a “classy” classic. It has an automatic transmission, 292 ci V8-4v Ohv engine and dual exhaust. With the mini Dagmars and hood scoop, its styling was way ahead of its time. Beverly Hills Car Club tells us this one is mechanically sound. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. Their asking price is only $24,750.

1939 Plymouth 5-Window

The current owner has been driving this street rod since 1965. It is a 1939 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe which has been highly modified to taste. It is all steel with a ’41 Studebaker hood and was built in the late 1980’s. Note the 327 ci V8 bored to 340 with 14,000 miles on the engine, updated with 365 Fuelie heads with tri-cut valves and has finned aluminum valve covers. It is fed by a Holley 650 fm 4-barrel carburetor and has a 4-speed manual with Hurst shifter. Custom headers lead to Thrush side pipes. Click here for a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The ask on this one is $16,995.

1966 Dodge Monaco

This 1966 Dodge Monaco 2-Door Hardtop looks like a sweet deal for a Mopar lover. Check out the straight body and nice interior. It is all detailed to look as new. This one cleans up pretty nice the way you want your collector car to look. It is being offered for sale by North Shore Classics in Mundelein, Illinois. They say it comes with a 383 ci V8 big block Mopar engine, and they refer to it as a “great driving classic.” More of a luxury car than a muscle car, this Monaco is a lotta’ car for the money. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is only $15,900.  

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:

1965 Corvair Corsa Convertible$14,800Staunton, IL
1970 MGB GT$12,750Staunton, IL
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL$10,750Los Angeles, CA
1966 Ford Thunderbird$19,900Morgantown, PA
1949 Chevrolet Business Coupe$12,950Staunton, IL
1964 Dodge Polara Convertible$24,900Sudbury, ON, Canada
1992 Corvette Convertible$17,000Morgantown, PA

Cars for under $10,000:

1994 Mustang GT Convertible$8,995New York

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