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Chevy Special De Luxe: Not a Household Name, but You Know the Car

Chevy Special De Luxe: Not a Household Name, but You Know the Car

1940 Chevrolet Special DeluxeThe Chevy Special De Luxe might not be as recognizable a name as the Chevy Corvette, Bel Air, or Camaro. You might not know the name, but you have seen the car, since it has appeared in many well-known television shows and movies.

1941 Chevrolet Special DeluxeFans of early superhero shows like The Batman and The Adventures of Superman often were treated to images of the Special De Luxe. The cars were often used in chases and main characters were often seen driving in the cars. In both early superhero shows, the convertible versions were used. These shows were on the air in the early to mid 1950s, so the Special De Luxe was still a viable car on the roads at the time.

The Ford Pinto Controversy: Info for Young Car Collectors

The Ford Pinto Controversy: Info for Young Car Collectors

'76 Ford PintoAs car collectors get younger, their car awareness does not include newsworthy events that predate the 1980s. This means that the newest car collectors do not know much, if anything, about the events surrounding the Ford Pinto. Since very few people drove the Pinto after the recalls in the 1970s, young car collectors have never seen them on the roads. There are not any celebrities who currently drive Pintos so they are not discussed on celebrity blogs. It’s almost as if the Ford Pinto has been successfully buried by those who do not want to show the flaws of the earlier days in the automotive industry.

Insure Your Classic Car: Get the Coverage You Need

Insure Your Classic Car: Get the Coverage You Need

'72 Buick Skylark

It does not matter if you own a classic Chevy Stylemaster, a Buick Roadmaster, or Chrysler Airflow, you will need to insure the car. Insuring a vintage car is a bit different than insuring your daily automobile. Instead of simply adding your classic car to your regular auto policy, it is worth your time and money to investigate appropriate vintage auto insurance.

New Gas in Old Cars

New Gas in Old Cars

1957 Pontiac Star ChiefWhen you are in the market for an old car, it is important to consider the type of gas you need to use to fill the tank. Many older cars ran on leaded gas, but leaded gas was deemed to be unsafe and was phased out in 1995. This means that older cars with engines designed for “old” gas have to be filled with the unleaded options of today.

Not Another Piece about a Pinto Explosion

Not Another Piece about a Pinto Explosion

'77 Ford PintoIf you know anything about cars, you probably are aware of the fact that the Ford Pinto was one dangerous car. If the Ford Pinto explosions predate your car memories, a simple Internet search will fill you in. Just like the title says, the piece is not about the explosions that caused Ford to stop manufacturing the cars. This piece is actually about how people are still driving the Ford Pinto and why they continue to do so.

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

1951 Chevrolet StylelineEvery year, classic cars owned by celebrities come up for auction. For the right dollar amount, anyone can own a car driven by a favorite celebrity.

1951 Chevy StylelineOne of the coolest cars that recently hit the auction block was the 1951 Chevy Styleline that was owned by Steve McQueen. The car was sold in Fort Lauderdale in March 2013 for $88,000. The winner of the Chevy Styleline was also able to say that Rick Harrison owned the car from Pawn Stars fame – making the pretty yellow convertible a double-celebrity deal.

Why Join a Car Club

Why Join a Car Club

'73 Dodge DartIf you are a car lover who has become dedicated to a particular make and model, then it sounds like it might be time to join a car club. It does not matter if you are infatuated with a Mazda Miata or a Dodge Dart, you should be able to find a car club either in your local community or somewhere in your state.

Haggle Me

Haggle Me

Haggleme.comAs a premiere site for buying and selling pre-owned vehicles, Haggle Me offers you one of the best places on line to find the classic car you’ve been dreaming of. Whether you’re looking for that dream car, or you need to sell a car, truck, motorcycle, or even a boat, let Haggle Me handle all the leg work for you. With over ten years of experience finding, buying, selling, shipping, and inspecting vehicles, you can trust the experts here to do the job right.

The Longest-Running Classic and Collectible Cars

The Longest-Running Classic and Collectible Cars

'72 BeetleNew cars today just don’t seem to last. Production runs and product lifecycles aren’t what they used to be, with a few exceptions. Some collectible and classic cars have been around for decades and these are the brands and names that collectors love. A legacy is important to brand recognition, loyalty, and collectability.

'69 Ford Mustang

Vintage Car

Vintage Car

35 Ford CoupeClassic, antique, collectible, and vintage cars all have different meanings for different people. Some like to stick with strict definitions of what makes a car classic, antique, or vintage, while others use the terms interchangeably. For those who are nitpicky, a vintage car is one that was manufactured sometime between 1919 and 1930. Cars that are at least 45 years old can be classified as antiques according to most enthusiasts. The Classic Car Club of America defines a classic as a car that was made between 1925 and 1948. To further complicate matters, different states have varying rules on registration for antique and classic cars.