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Platt Motors

Platt Motors

Platt Motors LogoSince 1931 the family behind Platt Motors in Anderson, California have been buying and selling classic cars. As the only classic car dealership in the Redding area, this is the go-to spot for finding your dream car or for selling your car when it’s time to let go. Whether you live in the area or not, when you work with Platt Motors you can expect to get the best, most honest service and a great deal.

California Classic Cars

California Classic Cars

1955 CadillacCalifornia classic cars are abundant on the roads of the state, in garages and driveways, in museums, and on tracks. If you live in the state, you know how much residents love their cars and how many enthusiasts of historic vehicles there are. Buying and selling, restoring and repairing, and just collecting and enjoying classic cars is a major pastime in California.

The Pontiac Star Chief: Bringing Lucy to California in Style!

The Pontiac Star Chief: Bringing Lucy to California in Style

1956 Star ChiefThe Pontiac Star Chief was the luxurious convertible car that appeared in the popular show I Love Lucy during the fourth season, which took place during 1954 and 1955. Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred drive this classic 1950s car all the way from New York City to Hollywood. The comic foursome carried on their typical hijinks while they showed the world what the typical American road trip was like.

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Every summer, classic car enthusiasts gather in Fernandez Park in Pinole, California to honor and enjoy the cars of yesteryear at the Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show. The annual event has grown into a major spectacle for the area, attended by hundreds each year. To show a car in the event requires pre-registration. The organizers limit the show to the first 325 cars that are from 1975 or earlier model years. It costs just $35 to register.

Visit the Peterson Museum

Peterson Museum:  Peterson MuseumIf you are a true classic car fan you want to do more than just talk about old cars– you want to take them on the road and drive them. When you are a collector car enthusiast getting behind the wheel of one of your classics and going on a road trip is a lot of fun, especially when your destination involves indulging your passion in vintage automobiles and trucks.

With the above in mind, if you want to have the automotive experience of a lifetime you should consider making the trek to Los Angeles to visit the Peterson  Museum.

1938 Delahaye

Delahaye: As promised, we are featuring the first of several cars which will be making an appearance at this year’s Rétromobile, the Paris auto show. In the middle of the Great Depression, not long before the start of WWII, few things stood out in a community as much as a shiny, new, low-riding vehicle that made any classic gangster command the respect they so desired on the streets. One such car was the 1938 Delahaye Type 165.

Mullin Automotive Museum

The next Rétromobile, the car show that takes place each year in Paris, will feature some exciting car models from the Mullin Automotive Museum. The museum, located in Oxnard, California is generously showing the cars to lucky viewers, and many of the cars haven’t been shown in France since they were new, some almost a century ago! The 10 cars from the museum are sure to bring child-like glee from viewers of all ages. Among them are some of the most valuable and special cars in the world. Over the next few posts, we will highlight some of our favorites from the collection, so be sure to keep checking back!

1961 Ferrari GT Spyder California SWB

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB, better known as the Cal Spyder, is a rare beauty that is easy to fall in love with.  Motivated by distributors, Jon von Neumann and Luigi Chinetti, this Spyder was the last of the truly, open-aired, dual-purpose Ferraris.  It was first shown in Geneva in 1960. Only 55 were built in 1961 (125 total were built from 1958-1963) and many of them were unique in some way due to the fact that the vehicles were built for both the race track and for the road.