Let The Sunshine In
There’s a reason why classic 1950’s American cars are sought after all over the world by car collectors. They are considered as rolling art forms. Not only were they drenched in chrome, but companies such as Ford liked to use bright two tone color combinations that lit up like a Wurlitzer juke box. A case in point is this 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner with the panoramic plexiglas roof that was way ahead of its time.
The black and red tutone 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner was listed by Streetside Classics out of their Tampa area location this week. It is one of only 603 Skyliners built by Ford that year. The bubble roof on the special edition Crown Victoria was an expensive option. As we know it was the forerunner to decades of experimentation with sunroofs and moonroofs. With a good amount of chrome, the top tier Fairlane came with its own elegant touches, including the wire wheel covers, whitewall tires, and the faux dual exhaust tips in the rear bumper. Note the condition of the interior when you peruse the photos at the link above. You can get a pretty extensive condition report from reading the description.
Although the Ford Fairlane was already the top-of-the-line model for Ford Motor Company in 1956, this Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner was by far the featured car from Ford that year. Even today, the design holds up as a beautiful automobile. It is a collector’s dream.
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Classic Car News This Week
Ridler Award This Weekend
There is excitement in the air in the Detroit area today as the 70th Annual Detroit Autorama is underway, February 24-26, 2023. We know who the Great 8 finalists are. Follow the Ridler Award competition on our Twitter page. The Detroit Autorama is famous the world over as the show where the Ridler Award winner is selected. The Ridler Award is the most coveted honor in the custom car building hobby. Our photo journalist Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com is covering the Autorama for you this weekend. Click this link to review his Great 8 announcements and video interviews with the builders. The Ridler Award winner will be announced on Sunday evening. Stay tuned to this link to see which car wins.
Sunliner Inspection Report
We always tell our buyers to make sure to “Inspect Before You Buy.” That’s why our Cars-On-Line Inspection Service is so important to the collector car hobby these days. A buyer from the Midwest wanted to buy a 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner from a dealer in the next state over from him. Although he had already seen the car himself, he wanted an independent third party analysis to find out if there were problems he couldn’t detect himself. These are big cars, but the inspector noticed that the braking was a little slow even for drum brakes. For the price, the car runs out nice and handled well. The inspector did notice some waviness and orange peel in the quarter panels. You can read the whole report at the link above. Now the buyer knows the rest of the story.
Buying a collector car without a pre-purchase inspection could be a mistake. The difference between a No. 3 condition daily driver and a No. 2 condition near show car can be a matter of tens of $1,000’s of dollars. You can find out more about pre-purchase inspections here at this link.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1939 Packard Twelve
When a 1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan was purchased new by Chicago Cubs owner Robert McCormick he probably could not have imagined that it would be worth more today than when he bought it. In fact, there are only twelve such cars known to exist today. There is a living record of ownership and provenance for this car, and they say it still has just 34,701 actual miles. What a treasure. It is being offered for sale by Daniel Schmitt & Company in St Louis. The stunning paint and finish are said to be largely original. It is a CCCA Full Classic and eligible for all CCCA events. Click this link to view a walk-around video in the gallery at Daniel Schmitt & Company.
1955 Buick Roadmaster
Buick collectors have their preferences. They seem united in their love for the classic 1950’s Roadmaster model. When this 1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible was born, the Roadmaster model was the flagship model for Buick. It has evolved as one of Buick’s best loved collector cars. In 1955 this car was built on Buick’s limousine length wheelbase, much like a Cadillac. It is being offered for sale by Connors Motorcar Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania. They note that only 4,735 Roadmasters were produced in 1955, and few survive today. This one is a rust free example in beautiful White paint, comes with a black soft top and a red leather interior. The 322 ci V8 produces 236 horsepower, and has an automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes. They say it is fully serviced, and runs and drives beautifully.
GAA Classic Cars is having a special auction to sell an important collection next month, March 30-April 1, 2023. Most of the cars from the Jerry Smith Collection will be offered at No Reserve, giving our readers a chance to pick up some pretty choice cars, trucks and motorcycles. The selection in this collection is significant. Because you are a newsletter reader you are getting good inside information about these cars. Follow this link to find out how to become a bidder. Bidding can be done at the Palace in Greensboro, NC, by phone or online. Let’s take a look at some of the auction offerings here.
1970 Plymouth Superbird
Here is an incredible opportunity to be the high bidder on an Alpine White 1970 Plymouth Superbird. It is just one of the most sought after Mopars in existence. Yes, it has the 440 Commando big block motor rated at 375 hp. Look at the photos at the link above and you will see that it has the Pistol Grip shifter and a 4-speed. It has undergone a comprehensive Restoration by Randy DeLisio of Lyons, NY. As part of the Jerry Smith Collection, it will be offered at No Reserve during the GAA Classic Car Auction, March 31-April 1, 2023 in Greensboro, North Carolina. You can have it inspected prior to the auction sale. Click the link above to find out how to bid.
1958 Chevrolet Impala
The first year for the Chevrolet Impala was one of its best. A one-off body style makes it very rare and popular today for collectors. This Onyx Black 1958 Chevrolet Impala will be offered at No Reserve during the upcoming GAA Classic Auction in Greensboro, NC. It is part of a well known collection. This one comes with correct equipment and trim. You can have it inspected prior to the auction sale. Follow this link to see more of the auction inventory from the Jerry Smith Collection.
1934 Buick Roadmaster
A magnificent and rare 1934 Buick Roadmaster is also being offered at No Reserve during the GAA Classic Car Auction. Can you believe it? This custom Black Cherry classic has a modern day drive train, but retains all of its original classic elegance. Follow this link to see more of the auction inventory from the Jerry Smith Collection.
One of the most popular cars that Studebaker ever came up with was the Avanti. The appeal of a European style sports luxury car was not lost on the American car buying public. Studebaker’s Avanti was so ingrained in the American psyche that even after Studebaker went bankrupt in 1966, venture capitalists obtained the rights to the Avanti name and production forms to keep the marque alive. Here is a video walk-around produced by WeBe Autos.com as they show you a 1988 Avanti II which they are offering for sale. Click the video window above to view the presentation on this low mile future classic.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1968 Buick Riviera
The Buick Riviera of the late 1960’s was an “executive’s muscle car.” Power and performance in a luxury car presentation; it was the envy of the country club set. Here is a 1968 Buick Riviera from California that stands out as an interesting find. The private party seller tells us it still has only 11,400 miles. With retractable headlights, it is the same platform of Oldsmobile’s Toronado. It has been collector owned for the last two owners. They say it is a collector’s dream.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1972 Corvette, Rock Solid Motorsports, IN, 10,700 orig miles
1967 Chevelle Malibu Wagon, Connors Motorcar Co, PA, 13,000 miles
1976 Lincoln Continental, Motorcar Classics, NY, 25k miles
1990 Corvette from El Paso, TX, 16,000 miles
1996 Corvette Collectors Edition, Rock Solid Motorsports, IN, 24k orig miles
2003 Mustang SVT Cobra, Southern Motors, MI, 3,600 miles
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP from Canada, 29k kilometers
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1957 E-Bird Thunderbird
Ford collectors know that the rarest of Thunderbirds is the coveted E-Code Thunderbird produced in 1957. The E-Code meant that it came from the factory with the 312 ci V8 engine topped with dual 4-barrel carburetors. This 1957 Ford Thunderbirdhttps://cars-on-line.com/listing/ford-thunderbird-57-91954/ is an E-Code. It is being offered for sale at Bayou Classic Cars in Parks, Louisiana. They say the car runs out well, but the paint and interior need help. If you can restore it you might add about $100,000 to the price.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1980 Datsun 280ZX from Anaheim Hills, CA
1970 Mustang Convertible from College Park, MD
1965 Pontiac Lemans, Haggle Me
1978 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup, Bayou Classic Cars, LA
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wgn, Classic Auto Mall, PA
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
1954 Ford Crestline Victoria
A rare and desirable 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria has been advertised on our site for a month. This week the seller told us to lower the price. He was asking $30,000 (not that bad to begin with.) And, are you ready for this? He dropped the price to $22,000. That’s a pretty healthy shave. You might want to check this one out.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|2005 Dodge SRT-10 Viper Pickup||$44,000||$31,000|
|1960 Buick LeSabre||$36,000||$27,000|
|1970 Chevy Monte Carlo||$50,000||$47,000|
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!
Paladium Silver 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 Designo. Navigation. Bluetooth.…
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
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 New Listings page.
Chevy Muscle Cars
Find more on the New Listings page online.
Ford Muscle Cars
Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the New Listings page for updates.
Mercury Muscle Cars
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
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
Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Late Model Trucks
1986 Mazda B2000 LX, Primo Classics International, White
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.
Imported Sports Cars
Chevy Nova Pro Street
Wicked 1970 Chevy Nova Pro Street for sale. Eric’s Muscle Cars is proud to offer this Spectacular Pro Street Nova! Powered by a wicked 1000 hp 595ci Dart Big M…
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
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
1969 Yenko Camaro
A private party seller from New York listed his 1969 Yenko Camaro Tribute for sale. He says it is completely restored and absolutely immaculate, and that it has a new 502 GM crate motor with about 1500 miles. It hooks up to a Muncie 4 speed transmission. The Daytona yellow paint is said to be correct with all the correct Yenko badging. It has Goodrich radials mounted on period correct American Racing wheels. He says the paint and chrome are flawless. The look and sound of this car will attract attention were ever you go.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1970 Chevelle, Motorcar Classics, NY, SS 454 Tribute
1969 Dodge Charger from Lafayettte, LA, R/T tribute
1968 Camaro, P.J.’s Auto World, FL, SS hood & stripes
1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute
1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 396 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
1975 Pontiac Trans Am
Hurry on this one. This 1975 Pontiac Trans Am in Buccaneer Red has been listed for sale in Southern California. The lister says it has a very strong running Pontiac W-72 400 motor. It is not numbers matching. It also has ceramic coated headers that flow through 2.5” dual exhaust. The transmission is an automatic TH400. The factory air needs servicing. It has been dropped 1” and the seller has new Hotchkis springs in the box. The Phoenix was applied at the time of a repaint. The seller says he has original Honeycomb rims to go with. There is a list of new parts which have been installed when you read the ad description. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $18,750.
1921 Dodge Brothers Touring
It is a real treat to view the photos of this 1921 Dodge Brothers Touring car in this week’s Cars-On-Line Dodge Section online. The wood spoke wheels and black fenders on a burgundy painted car; that’s a nice looking vintage ride. It is being offered for sale this week at Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. They say it is an aesthetically beautiful American classic in excellent condition. It comes equpped with a manual transmission and floor mounted shifter setting the inline four cylinder engine in gear. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. Their asking price is $16,750.
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
One of the benchmark designs of the classic 1950’s was Mercury’s Turnpike Cruiser model which made its appearance in 1957. It was Mercury’s attempt at being a market maker in upwardly mobile America. The private party owner says this 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser was built and owned in Los Angeles. He says it has just 400 miles on a frame-up restoration, and has has one repaint in original two-tone colors. The interesting Mercury will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. His asking price is $17,500
1939 Pontiac Silver Streak
The Pontiac Silver Streak for 1939 was quite an advanced car for its day. It had independent front suspension, and a big 6 cylinder 222 ci side valve engine producing 85 horsepower and a floor shifted 3-speed. The Silver Streak design was real popular back then, too. Pontiac collectors still talk about it today. This 1938 Pontiac Silver Streak Touring is being offered for sale by a private party seller. He says it runs and drives, but the paint needs help. The body is rough, but only minimal rust (described on the ad page.) It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The seller is asking $14,000.
1957 Chevy Bel Air
If you like patina and old school style, this 1957 Chevy Bel Air Post might be just the car you are looking for. It is a very mild custom with just the right number of updates. It is being offered for sale at Bayou Classic Cars in Parks, Louisiana. With a 350ci V8 engine and Turbo 350 automatic transmission, you get an easy to maintain drivetrain. The interior is serviceable, but the price is right. The paint is a deep Dark Green. Be sure to have a pre-purchase inspection so you know what you are buying. It will be our DEAL of the DAY this coming Wednesday. The asking price is $22,500.
1966 Plymouth Valiant
Plymouth salesmen loved them. In their day the Valiant was Plymouth’s best seller. One website tells us it was the best selling car in 1966. So this 1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet Convertible was in the thick of it. A private party seller from Florida has it for sale. It has a long list of new parts and updates which you can read when you click the link above. The seller says you can “drive this this car on a 10,000-mile trip with confidence.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. The asking price is $12,900.
1977 Ford F-250 Ranger
We were so impressed with this 1977 Ford F-250 Ranger Camper Special when it was listed this week that we had to show it to you here. It was listed by Rich’s Car Corner in Shoreline, Washington. They have a knack of finding some great deals on old trucks. This one has a 460 ci V8, automatic transmission, air conditioning, dual gas tanks, power steering, power brakes and cruise control. They say it only has 62k miles, and runs and drives excellent. That will make it our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is only $14,999.
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:
|1989 Cadillac Fleetwood||$17,900||Morgantown, PA|
|1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati||$14,900||Sioux City, IA|
Cars for under $10,000:
|1974 Jagur XJ5L||$8,500||Elkhart, IN|
|1980 Toyota Celica Liftback||$7,999||Shoreline, WA|
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Sold Thru Cars On Line
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A customer from LaCrosse, Wisconsin tried our 26 Photo Slideshow ad and sent his 1966 Chevy Impala to a new home.
Joe from Napa, California SOLD his 1967 Dodge Dart using our $45.00 Run Until Sold ad. “Great Site always had good luck and buyers.”
Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (November 04, 2022 through November 11, 2022.)
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