Category Archives: Bold School

Oldies But Goodies: 220 Pre-war Cars Up For Auction

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Each gearhead has their own reasons for getting excited about an ancient collection of cars. For some it’s the mystique of it all. For others, it represents the chance to finish their own hotrod project. We’ll let you decide what it is about dusty barn-finds that turn your crank.

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Stainless Steel Ford Tudor Sedan is Old School Bling

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In the modern world of customizing supercars, it’s not uncommon to see a Lamborghini bathed in chrome or gold. These custom jobs are rare and eye-catching, but are also generally pretty gaudy. If you are going to go the chrome route, you might as well do it with some class– like this blinged up 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan.

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1964 GM Runabout: The Dream of a Three-Wheeled Car Remains Elusive

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“The three-wheeled runabout will appeal especially to women because it was designed especially for shopping and other daily errands. Men will also find the Runabout a handy vehicle – well-suited for commuting, but also containing adequate load space for golf clubs and other recreational equipment.” – GM press release from 1964

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Four Doors and Forced: The Porsche 928 Built For the Convertible King

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With the impressive sales numbers of the Cayenne and Panamera, Porsche has proven that branching out from its iconic, curvaceous coupe formula can be successful. But well before the Panamera was a reality, Porsche had created a four door sportscar, albeit with a very truck-like approach.

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Not-So-Distant Hits From Past NY Auto Shows

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Big premieres, such as the new BMW M4 and Mazda Miata, have kept the media at bated breath in advance of the 2014 New York Auto Show. While the Big Apple’s auto gala has historically played second fiddle to contemporaries in Detroit, Tokyo, and Geneva; the show has unveiled quite the collection of important vehicles over the last decade. Take a look.

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1990 Lotus Carlton: GM’s Answer to the Ford Sierra Cosworth

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It might not be a car you fantasize about, or have even heard of, but the 1990 Lotus Carlton represents a product of free-range automotive engineering and embodies the “let’s build the craziest car we can” mantra. Back in the late ’80s, the Ford Sierra Cosworth and BMW M5 epitomized the ideals of pure performance, so much so that General Motors Europe needed a weapon to combat these hot saloons. The company turned to its newly acquired British marque, Lotus Cars, for the answer.

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Beautiful Practicality: 5 Unforgettable Pickups of the 1950s

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World War II was still fresh in the minds of most Americans when these pickups were built. Each combines rugged good looks with solid mechanics and great design, showing that American know-how was alive and well during the decade of Elvis. We proudly present our five favorites here.

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The Woodie: the Car that Kept the Past Alive

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Those who have worked with both wood and steel are well-acquainted with the distinctive qualities of each material. Steel is strong and lasts a long time, making it the ideal substance for jet liners and skyscrapers. Wood, on the other hand, has something that steel will never possess: soul.

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10 Cars that Defined the ’90s

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The ’90s was a decade of growth, new technology, yet tragically some very forgettable cars. You probably haven’t thought of a Plymouth Acclaim since 1993. But despite some rubbish and drudgery, the 1990s left us with a few truly iconic drives, and we’d like to share them with you. Take a look at our picks of the 10 cars that defined the ’90s.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom I: A Priceless Gem from the Age of Elegance

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The name “Rolls-Royce” has been synonymous with classic luxury since 1906. But, from 1925 to 1929, the company managed to exceed even its lofty standards with the Phantom, later renamed the Phantom I. The car was so well-built it carried a three-year warranty– practically unheard of at the time.

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