Tag: Classic Cars

Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

<img data-attachment-id="1667758" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg" data-orig-size="500,375" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1995 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C971707?fbclid=IwAR1w__bHod_2LeaGu2SI7mULcloVMi6jtAjlxJI_Pl5-CFRAd5J-OD7gWQg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667758″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” alt width=”550″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg 500w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px”>The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied […]

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Rare Rides: Patrol the Desert in This 1989 Nissan Safari

<img data-attachment-id="1667804" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1989 Nissan Safari" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Nissan-Safari-4WD-DIesel-Limited-Slip-Diff-/113701916311?oid=113664934284 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667804 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Patrol has forever been Nissan’s answer to the Toyota Land Cruiser, as both brands compete for rough […]

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Rare Rides: The Paseo-adjacent 1991 Toyota Sera

<img data-attachment-id="1667792" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727.jpg" data-orig-size="618,460" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1991 Toyota Sera" data-image-description=" https://www.duncanimports.com/used/Toyota/1991-Toyota-Sera-8eff81900a0e08bb4ed3428128aa110d.htm ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-450×335.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667792 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”454″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-450×335.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-120×89.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727.jpg 618w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Only one car combines cheap and cheerful motoring with economical driving and butterfly doors. Fittingly, its Tercel and Paseo siblings […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Tiny Toyota 800 Sports Coupe From 1968

<img data-attachment-id="1666398" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1968 Toyota 800" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303072128648?fbclid=IwAR2X-PGy2gIjPSTdFUiYh94w88M-fsQpDEFylK9zwIrEkbiqdmkbzQY7SLE ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666398 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>What coupe is 140 inches long, bright red, and was never sold in North America? It’s this Toyota […]

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QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever?

<img data-attachment-id="1636213" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655.jpg" data-orig-size="1276,1078" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1994 Ford Mustang GT coupe" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-414×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1636213 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”515″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-75×63.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-414×350.jpg 414w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-768×649.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-120×101.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655.jpg 1276w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>TTAC’s Slack channel honed in on muscle cars the other day. As the discussion progressed, a […]

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Rare Rides: Hop in a 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon

<img data-attachment-id="1666410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1124,749" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1955 Studebaker Conestoga" data-image-description=" https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/la-jolla-rare-1955-studebaker-conestoga/6826181049.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900.jpg 1124w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is a peachy two-door wagon from a company in South Bend, Indiana that would cease […]

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QOTD: Would You Daily a Classic?

<img data-attachment-id="1603562" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034.jpg" data-orig-size="2432,1824" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 70D","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1471912395","copyright":"","focal_length":"16","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.025","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1975 GMC SIERRA CLASSIC 1500 GENTLEMAN JIM" data-image-description=" Image via seller. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1603562″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: 1975 GMC SIERRA CLASSIC 1500 GENTLEMAN JIM” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/456580_7a1c05dc07f0034-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s a car-related desire […]

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QOTD: Which Classic(s) to Resurrect?

Despite the presence of the well-regarded, all-new Ram 1500 on the market, penny-pinching truck buyers still have the opportunity to save cash while remaining true to their preferred brand. The 1500 Classic, a “new old” pickup, keeps the previous-generation model alive as a lower-priced alternative. It’s looking like this won’t simply be a single model […]

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Rare Rides: A Hudson Commodore Brougham From 1950, Complete With Celebrity Ownership

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a time when American cars were glamorous — and often painted pink and bright green. It was a time when Brougham meant real luxury, and not just a vinyl roof accompanied by the faint glow of an opera lamp. Even with a tame white and brown color scheme, today’s convertible […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Sues California Car Dealer Over Allegedly Fake Porsche

Jerry Seinfeld is suing the company that sold him an ultra-rare 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 Carrera after an earlier suit brought its authenticity into question. The comedian sold the car in 2016 for $1.5 million via a Gooding & Company auction only to see the buyer, Fica Frio Limited, claim it was fake. (Jerry, just remember […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Classic Luxury Coupes From 1963

Today’s Buy/Drive/Burn brings three big and brawny American luxury coupes from 1963. You’ll have to burn one — no exceptions. Ford ThunderbirdBy 1963 Ford’s successful Thunderbird was in the final year of its third generation, which was the last of the model’s smooth, bullet-like styling. Available in coupe and convertible variants, the third generation Thunderbird […]

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What’s the Deal With Jerry Seinfeld Being Accused of Selling Fake Porsches?

In addition to being one of America’s most-famous comedians, Jerry Seinfeld also happens to be a car snob of the highest order. His collection of vintage automobiles is so vast that he got the itch to sell a large portion a few years ago. As his fleet is already heavy with Porsches, his favorite brand, […]

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Rare Rides: The Sports-Luxury 1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Long before the Ford-based retro throwback began showing up on dealer lots, Jaguar produced a contemporary and modern sedan called the S-type. Let’s check out a brown example, this one hailing from 1966.The roots of the original S-Type lie within its predecessor, the Mark 2 (Mk. II). As with many British automakers, under the skin […]

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Rare Rides: The 1987 Nissan Be-1 – a Little Retro Ride

Today’s Rare Ride is a Nissan Be-1 from 1987. As the first of four Pike cars, it set the stage for the upcoming Pike cars and commanded immediate attention from consumers. Come along as we check out this hatchback cheerful economy car. We’ve seen one of the Be-1’s brethren previously — when we learned about the industrial […]

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Rare Rides: Take Note of a 1960 Opel Rekord

Long before Opel became a donor for the badge-engineered Cadillac Catera and Buick Regal, the then GM-owned company shifted its own cars on North American soil. Today’s Rare Ride is a very early example of such a North American offering: It’s a two-door Rekord sedan from 1960. The first Opels arrived on North American shores […]

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Rare Rides: Control Yourself With the 1985 Isuzu Impulse

Today’s Rare Ride has brown paint, a tweedy tan interior, and super rad 1980s Italian design. Think you can control your Impulses? Okay, no more puns. Known elsewhere as the Piazza, Isuzu’s new rear-drive coupe debuted as the Impulse in North America for 1983. Impulse was a direct replacement for the Giugiaro-designed luxury 117 Coupe, […]

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Rare Rides: Grab a Pair of Suzuki Jimnys From 1972

The occasionally sane group of people known as Car Twitter elevated the new Suzuki Jimny to superstar status recently, as soon as it debuted in its home market of Japan. Immediately, it received the Forbidden Fruit Award, followed by the Why Can’t We Have blue ribbon. It’s not coming here, though, and that’s really all […]

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Retiree Trades Quintet of Toyota MR2s for One Mazda MX-5

Last week, a retired college professor walked into Missouri’s Coad Toyota with an interesting proposal. He was willing to part with five first-generation Toyota MR2s as a trade-in for a gently used 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Considering the amount of maintenance five vintage MR2s must require, maybe he’s not the absolute madman we initially presumed. Since […]

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Rare Rides: An Absolutely Beautiful Peugeot 504 From 1975

Rare Rides has featured a couple of Peugeot vehicles before, like this 106 from Canada or this 405 from The America. But both of those were sporty cars from the Nineties. Today we have a look at a Peugeot from the Seventies which is most definitely not sporty. It’s a stunning 504 with a diesel […]

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Rare Rides: A Serious All-terrain Truck From Volvo – the 1979 C202 Laplander

Today’s Rare Ride fits squarely in the I Didn’t Know About This file. It’s a military-grade Volvo from the 1950s, which the company transformed into a civilian vehicle nearly three decades later. Presenting the C202 Laplander. The Laplander range of vehicles began development in the early part of the 1950s. The Swedish Army, in need […]

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