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  • Corvette Museum Likely To Keep Part Of Sinkhole
    Corvette Museum Likely To Keep Part Of Sinkhole

    A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such a popular attraction that officials want to preserve it - and may even put one or two of the crumpled cars back inside the hole.The b......

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  • Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 To Be Auctioned In Monterey
    Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 To Be Auctioned In Monterey

    We know from many, many years of watching classic car auctions, that there are certain qualities that ensure big money. For example, putting tiny silver horses and/or yellow badges on a red car will probably bring in a lot of cash. This is ......

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  • World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars On Sale
    World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars On Sale

    A Miami real estate developer is selling his entire massive collection of James Bond memorabilia. Valued at $33.25 million, the collection is considered the largest in the world, and will only be sold to a buyer willing to take the whole th......

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  • Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold
    Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold

    Only a couple of cars that have achieved classic icon status for practically all car-loving Americans. The Ford Mustang, the original 1964, is certainly one of them.To mark the car's 50th anniversary, the company tracked down customer No. 1......

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  • 50 Years After JFK Assassination, His Limo Tells A Story
    50 Years After JFK Assassination, His Limo Tells A Story

    Fifty years later, visitors still pay their last respects.They come from across the country to southeast Michigan. Their hushed voices fill a hallway. They take turns stepping toward a railing along the right side of a display, where they ......

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  • Buick From Famous Casablanca Ending Up For Auction
    Buick From Famous Casablanca Ending Up For Auction

    If you're a classic car fan and you miss this auction you'll regret it, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.The 1940 Buick Model 81C Phaeton which carried Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to their d......

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  • LBJ's Amphibious Car Caught Friends and Dignitaries By Surprise
    LBJ's Amphibious Car Caught Friends and Dignitaries By Surprise

    When President Lyndon B. Johnson visited his Texas ranch, he would often invite friends, and even foreign dignitaries, down and take them for a joyride in his car. But not just any car.Johnson, unbeknownst to guests who were first-timers to......

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  • Rare Ferrari Fetches $27 Million At Auction
    Rare Ferrari Fetches $27 Million At Auction

    A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million.The red Ferrari was one of only 10 ever built, and its single-family ownership increased interest in the sale, the Los Angeles Times r......

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  • 10 Historic Cars: Where Are They Now?
    10 Historic Cars: Where Are They Now?

    If these vehicles could talk, they’d tell us all about famous celebrities, world leaders and nefarious criminals. Click through to see 10 of the most famous vehicles in history, and where they are now. ...

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  • Couple Put 1.2 Million Miles On Family Truck In 7 Years
    Couple Put 1.2 Million Miles On Family Truck In 7 Years

    Last year, Hugh and Tammy Pennington took their 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD to a milestone rarely seen by other trucks, especially one so new. Their truck made it to one million miles in just six years.A year later the truck is still going......

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  • Churchill's Car Is For Sale On eBay
    Churchill's Car Is For Sale On eBay

    A rare car once used by Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill is being sold on the auction site eBay.Experts believe the vintage Daimler DB 18 Drophead Coupe is the only one of its kind left.Germany-based seller Sabri Cakar says the U.......

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  • Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' Car Found 19 Years Later
    Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' Car Found 19 Years Later

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the classic Chevrolet convertible featured in the film "Pulp Fiction" has been found nearly two decades after it was stolen.The San Bernardino County Sun reports movie director Quentin Tarantino's ......

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  • Good Reason This 1983 Toyota Tercel Is A Hot Commodity
    Good Reason This 1983 Toyota Tercel Is A Hot Commodity

    On paper, the 1983 Toyota Tercel isn't much to get excited about. The vehicle turns 30 years old this year. It has faded red paint. Its square design looks hilariously dated. Hubcaps are absent. An estimated value of $750 would probably be ......

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  • This Week In Automotive History: First Winton Horseless Carriage Sold
    This Week In Automotive History: First Winton Horseless Carriage Sold

    On March 24, 1898 Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania bought a Winton Horseless Carriage. It was the first of many Wintons to hit American roads.The Horseless Carriage was made by Alexander Winton, a Scottish immigrant who began bui......

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  • This Week In Automotive History: VW Bus Enters Production
    This Week In Automotive History: VW Bus Enters Production

    On March 8, 1950, the iconic Volkswagen Bus began production. Officially called the Volkswagen Type 2 -- and the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie by modern fans of the vehicle -- it remained on the market in the US and in Europe until 196......

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  • This Week In Automotive History: Ford Buys Lincoln Motor Company
    This Week In Automotive History: Ford Buys Lincoln Motor Company

    On February 4, 1922, Ford Motor Company bought Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. At the time, Ford was rapidly losing market share to General Motors. GM offered a variety of vehicles for American consumers, while Ford focused on just th......

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  • This Week In Automotive History: Karl Benz Patents Gas-Powered Automobile
    This Week In Automotive History: Karl Benz Patents Gas-Powered Automobile

    This week in 1886, the German engine designer Karl Benz patented the Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely considered the world's first car.Benz emerged from a childhood spent mostly in poverty to become a highly educated mechanical engineer. Thou......

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  • Batmobile, First 2014 Corvette Sold At Auction
    Batmobile, First 2014 Corvette Sold At Auction

    Recession? What recession?If the crowds at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., last weekend were any indication, people with disposable income are starting to spend it again. The auction house held several sales over the cours......

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  • Batmobile, First 2014 Corvette Sold At Auction This Weekend
    Batmobile, First 2014 Corvette Sold At Auction This Weekend

    The Barrett-Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale this weekend took in more than $29.2 million. If that's not a sign of an improving economy, we don't know what is. ...

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  • Car Collector Buys Babe Ruth's 1948 Lincoln Continental
    Car Collector Buys Babe Ruth's 1948 Lincoln Continental

    Lonnie Shelton went to Dallas in search of spare parts for his car collection. The long-time baseball fan came home with the collector's item of a lifetime.Shelton, 61, a Pampa, Texas resident, heard that Babe Ruth's 1948 Lincoln Continenta......

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