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Oldies but goodies: Classic Auto to open in El Paso

Some of the classic autos and memorabilia in Gary Miller’s new showroom might look familiar.
They belonged to Bob Taylor, who retired in October after 37 years of owning Bob Taylor’s Classic Auto in Bloomington.
“When I go up to his place, it looks like I didn’t sell out because he bought so much of my stuff,” said Taylor. “It brings back memories of my car lot.”
Taylor has agreed to mentor Miller in setting up and operating Gary Miller’s Classic Auto in 6,500-square-foot showroom in a former RV sales office at 100 Classic Auto Lane, El Paso. The site is just off Route 24 and Ford Drive near the Interstate 39 exit.

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Muscle cars come roaring back

Pontiac GTOs, Hemi ‘Cudas, Olds 442s, Shelbys, big-block Corvettes – American muscle cars were back with a vengeance during 2016. High-horsepower Detroit iron gained in value, not just among the expected Boomer generation but with younger performance enthusiasts who embrace the classic muscle of the 1960s and early ’70s.

Veteran actor Burt Reynolds with a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from 'Smoky and the Bandits' | Barrett-Jackson

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Coming in March 2017 Muscle Car Review

We are bringing you some very special Chevelles in the March 2017 issue, including one of the most significant—and in some ways mysterious—Chevelle finds ever. Our cover car is a low-VIN 1970 Chevelle SS396 built with a very strange mix of 1969 and 1970 components. You will have to read the whole story to find out why its owner believes it to be a pilot car for the 1970 model year, and to help us figure out how it escaped Chevrolet’s crusher and wound up a rusty old street race car in someone’s backyard.

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Pensacola couple to sell off classic cars

Neither Norrine nor Calvin Gray remember which anniversary it was. They’ve had 54 of them. But it was probably the late 1990s as they cruised down Canyon Boulevard in Palm Springs, California, when they both spied it on the side of the road near a boutique.

Cal and Norrine Gray pose among the classic cars at

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Dodge Challenger GT Is World’s First and Only All-wheel-drive American Muscle Coupe

Designed and engineered for world-class precision, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT all-wheel drive (AWD) delivers the performance, power and all-weather capability to carve through some of the worst weather Mother Nature can dish out.

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Another Fan inspired video about the 350 Chevy from Brennan Kate. Young people shoein appreciation for these classics, love it! www.facebook.com/100007007770432/posts/2374862862757283?d=n&sfns=mo ...

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Hanging out at the Petersen Museum today ...

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Perfect 1969 z-28 professionally built body and drivetrain ...

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1948 Cadillac Ambulance pulled from yard Also 58 Ford Skyliner ...

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Streamlined roof-mounted emergency lighting pods were beginning to appear by 1940 and Meteor showed a number of ambulances so-equipped in their mailings. Meteor's flower cars were topped by 5-window business coupe-style roofs and featured a fake folded convertible top made of aluminum mounted at the rear of the flower box. Meteor introduced a new driver's door first seen on 1939 S&S carved-panel coaches that featured an unusual A-shaped window frame. Meteor then mounted a miniature coach lamp within the triangular panel that was now part of the body. Although the new arched door looked great on their service cars, flower cars and carved Gothic hearses, it looked hideous when combined with the vertical B & C pillars found on their limousine-style coaches and ambulances. The rear door window frames as well as the B-pillars and C-pillars were still vertically oriented and clashed with the sharply sloping outline of the front door's arched window-frame.S&S did the right thing and used vertical B-pillar front door frames on their regular limousine-style and landau-style hearses and ambulances. Although they could have used a regular door on their limousine-style coaches and ambulances (as did S&S), for some unknown reason, Meteor didn't and continued producing ugly limousine style coaches until 1950, when regular door frames returned.Quite unfairly, LaSalle had acquired the reputation of being a "cheap" Cadillac and was eliminated by GM just as Cadillac released their new Bill Mitchell-designed models in 1941. The new Cadillac was decidedly forward-looking, side-mounted spares had been eliminated and the new Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was available for the first time having been pioneered by Oldsmobile in the previous year. The prow-nosed look seen in the Thirties was gone, replaced by massive front-end highlighted by the now-famous egg-crate grille. Headlamps were now mounted in, rather than on top of, the front fenders. Equipped with a Cord-like coffin-nose hood the new Cadillacs were noticeably different from their predecessors and set the standard for American luxury during the 1940s. A mid-sized 29-passenger transit bus prototype called the 101 was built during 1941, but never saw production. However their experience with the vehicle helped procure a large contract to produce bodies for a post-war Reo transit coach.The A-framed Meteor coaches continued little unchanged through 1942 although a less-expensive series of coaches appeared in 1941 mounted on Chevrolet chassis that featured normal-looking vertically-oriented B-pillars. When seen on a flower car body, Meteor's A-framed front doors looked good and their 1942 version featured a 5-window business coupe roof mounted on top of a standard Meteor coach body that had been built with no structure above the beltline. The coupe's blanked-in rear quarter-windows were covered by a landau bar and the base of the roof flowed straight back to the rear of the flower box which still had a makeshift faux folded-convertible roof. The rear doors were left intact and could be used to load chairs or other graveside necessities. Access to the casket compartment was through the tailgate which had built-in casket rollers that matched those on the compartment floor. The height of the exposed stainless steel flower deck was hydraulically adjustable so that different-sized floral tributes could be accommodated and a tonneau was included to cover the bed when not in use.After an illustrious career with Henney and a short stint at the Des Moines Casket Company, automotive designer Herman Earl (1878-1957) worked for Meteor up until his retirement during WWII. Another famous wartime Meteor employee was John B. Judkins who became a consultant for the firm, when his Merrimac, MA coachbuilding firm folded in 1942. During the War, Meteor manufactured aviation equipment for the US Navy and ramped up for civilian production in early 1945.Immediately after the war Meteor built 969 bus bodies for Reo's post-war 96-HT 'Victory' bus (1945-1947). These Reo-Meteor coaches included a Continental 427cu in 6­cylinder gasoline engine mounted under the floor and featured sectional bodies similar to those produced by Wayne Works.1946-1948 Meteor coaches remained unchanged from the pre-war 1942 models and still included weird A-framed front doors with integral miniature coach lamps. As with other makers, post-war prices increased by about 50% and new Meteor coaches started at $5,000. All Meteor coaches were now built on Cadillac chassis and included rear fender skirts plus optional automatic transmission and air-conditioning. Ambulances could be ordered with built-in roof-top warning lights, a choice of sirens plus a clever front fender-mounted fire extinguisher.Cadillac's new commercial chassis was available beginning 1949, one year after the introduction of their famous P-38 Lightning-influenced rear fenders.

Are the engine and drive train still there?

It's all there folks!

No engine

I like to see them when their done too.

Thing is really trashed

Yep

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About 60 vintage Vintage parts cars for sale in Michigan. Cadillacs, Olds... ...

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Any 1970 Cadillac coupe devilles? I need a bunch of different parts

I need the hood emblem on the green ‘54 caddy and I need the Bakelite gear selector knob in green as well. My caddy is a ‘55 but I think they’re the same.

66 cadillac fenders, stripped down no lights or trim etc, price condition and available to ship? Thank you

Looking for a frame for a 1966 Cadillac deville convertible.

The 57 oldsmobile is available

Do you have a hood for a 61 series 62, body style #6229? Or maybe a trunk as well?

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Any 46 or 47 Cadillacs in there?

I have a 48 Cadillac ambulance

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