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Interesting Classic Car Links on the Internet

Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
Have you found some interesting websites that you
think other classic car enthusiasts would like to
see? Please post here.

I'll start it off with a very good comprehensive
link directory to collector car clubs, accessory
manufacturers, books, videos, etc.


Useful Links to Clubs and Vendors

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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    If you love classic wagons, this site is a must see!

    The Online Home of the Station Wagon

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    For those who would like to know the true "classics", as defined by the Classic Car Club of America, here's the site:

    http://www.classiccarclub.org/CarList.htm

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  • C13C13 Posts: 390
    http://www.coys-of-kensington.co.uk/

    Authentic (or reproduced - I forget.) posters from Grands Prix of antiquity. Other automotive art too.
  • Interested in a 62 or early 63 Thunderbird "M" car/roadster? Prices-where to find?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    http://www.hemmings.com/hemmings/htm/home.htm

    is THE place! (but you may have to subscribe to get it).

    As you may know goosebuster, these cars are easily counterfeited! Please be very careful when you buy a T-Bird roadster, and be certain there's documentation and a factory build sheet. The difference between real and bogus is an easy $10K or more.

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  • I am looking at buying a '73 Mercedes 450SLC, 137,000 miles in good condition, but certainly not restored or excellent. 8 cyl hard-top coupe with auto trans. What would be a fair market value. I live in central Illinois.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    The SLC, by which I presume you mean a fixed head coupe, not a convertible, is not a highly prized car so they come pretty cheap and they made tons of them (over 66,000 between 73-77)...around $6K-$7K for a very decent daily driver should be plenty...deduct accordingly for body damage and mechanical needs. If the car looks shabby, don't buy it, since repair costs can be high. This is a car that can serve you well, but needs to be thoroughly examined before purchase.

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  • 64 oldsmobile hard top, model 98 for sale
  • SCCCC- http:/Chevelles.net/scccc/
    southern california chevelle camino club is the newest and fastest growing car club. All A Body makes and years.web site has all the info you need for membership.
    need code breakdowns-contact ACarson979@aol.com
    thanks for listening.........
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Here's a great site for jaguar lovers:

    http://home.sol.no/~nick/monster/

    Has lots of information on history, mechanicals and specifications.

    Your host

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Anyone interested in purchasing an Alfa GTV6, which is a fun and very inexpensive sports sedan, check out this site for tips and treats:

    http://www.gtv6.org/

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  • dirtmandirtman Posts: 1
    I have found a 1967 Ford Mustang Hatchback. This car has a 289 V-8, auto trans, and radio. This mustang was restored in 1988 and has 50,000 original miles. Since the restoration this car has been driven very little. Have only seen picures of the car but car looks to be in excellent condition inside and out. The exterior is black and the interior is black. The car has the original overhead and floor consoles. the owner is asking $12,500. My question is: Is this car worth the money? If not what would a fair offer be? Your help and assistance is appreciated.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Dear Dirtman,

    Hard to say without seeing the quality of the "restoration", but it sounds overpriced, unless it is a GT or GTA fastback (I assume you meant fastback and not hatchback)...if it's a nice GT or GTA, $12.5 would be a good price...if it's just a "normal" very nice #2 fastback (see Topic 5 for descriptions of condition #s 1 thrugh 5), then more like $8,000 to $10,000 seems to be the going rate. Of course, an exceptional 100-put trophy winning car could bring more money, and usually buying the best, even if the price is over "book", pays off in the long run. So if this car is a real jewel, you might consider it at $12.5, because it will be worth more as time goes on...it's a solid collectible car, although I don't think it will ever outreach the price of the GTs and convertibles.

    Also, check all ID numbers carefully to make sure engines and chassis match and that the car is what the owner says it is. There's a lot of shifty business going on with Mustangs, Corvettes, etc...you have to do your homework before you buy.

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  • C13C13 Posts: 390
    Here's where a bunch of crazy Fiat-philes [Fiatofili, suppongo] hang out. They have a bunch of cool links, including a bulletin board and classified ads. People even create links to ads that they find elsewhere, that they can't afford at the moment ("Saw this ad for a nice-lookin ____. If I didn't already have 3, I'd go have a look at it."

    They seem to be having a lot of fun.

    http://www.mirafiori.com/
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Thanks for the post...time to look for that Topolino!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Site for Fiat Lovers:



    for Jaguar




    Mustang GT

    <<A HREF="http://www.etconnect.com/gt/">www.etconnect.com/gt/>

    Mustang parts




    Shiftright

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  • cernst1cernst1 Posts: 1
    I've heard of a shop (in Indiana I think) that will take an older car, say a '72 Chevelle for example, gut it, and install a late model drive train and electronics. Does anybody know of such a place?
  • jpstaxjpstax Posts: 250
    Here is a great site for classic musclecars:

    http://www.cars-on-line.com/musclecarsmenu.html
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    Got it, jp, thank you---good site indeed!

    Dear Cernst---I've heard of such places, but haven't actually tracked one down yet...the old car hobby has mixed emotions about shops like this, but I personally have no problem with upgrading drivetrains unless the car is some type of irreplacable one-off or classic coachbuilt car (It would be a shame to install a Buick V-8 in a Duesenberg, for instance).

    But for high volume serial-production cars (mass-produced cars, that is) I personally don't find well-done powertrain and safety modifications objectionable...it's no more "destructive" than what people do with hot rods.

    Ultimately, this may be the only way old cars will be allowed to stay on the road. I can see the day when old gas-guzzlers will be banned from the public highway, in much the same way that you can't take a horse and buggy on the freeway, raise pigs in Manhattan, or lead a cow down public streets without a permit. (No, I'm not calling old cars "pigs"....just an analogy, sorry).

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  • I would like to buy a Buick Reatta convertible. I have no idea of price ranges, good and bad years, common problems, etc. Got any good info?
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