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Finding, buying, repairing, restoring, and just plain enjoying antique autos is a great hobby. However, learning to classify these older vehicles can be a major chore. Different car groups have differing ideas on what makes a car classic, antique, or vintage, while each state has its own rules for buying, selling, and registering classic and antique cars.
Carmakers Enter the Space Race
In the 1960s, the United States and Russia were caught up in the space race. This meant that everything from high ball glasses and furniture to women’s hats and automobiles were designed with outerspace in mind. Some of the most exciting cars from the 1960s were designed and named to invoke images of satellites, planets, and rocket ships.
One of the most memorable ‘space race’ cars with the 1960-1961 Ford Galaxie Starline. This car evokes not only the ultimate goal to explore the galaxy, but to do it in a stylish car that zips through the stars.
If you are a fan of the classic Oldsmobile models, you are not alone. Many car enthusiasts sing the praises of the Olds from the earliest 1900s models, right up to the unfortunate end of the brand. The Oldsmobile got its name from company founder Ransom E. Olds, who created a brand that lasted for over 100 years. Today, the classic Oldsmobile models are popular with many collectors.
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado is one of the most radical cars to come out of the brand in its long history of car making. With Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, and Cadillac as sister brands, each with its own distinctive segment of the marketplace, Oldsmobile had long ago settled on being defined for its engineering. With the Toronado, it cemented this reputation and carried it on into the 1960s and ‘70s.