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1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

To ensure that Shelby American would have its 1966 GT350 models in dealerships when Ford released the new ‘66 Mustangs, Shelby ordered an additional 252 cars from Ford’s San Jose plant at the very end of 1965 production. These ‘change-over’ cars (often referred to as ‘carry-overs’) were essentially Shelby-spec ’65 GT350s, and received the same performance modifications, and the addition of full-length exhaust, functional rear brake-cooling ductwork, and plexiglass rear quarter windows. To many collectors and experts, the 252 1966 ‘change-over’ cars are unique and represent the best of both worlds since they fully reflected Carroll Shelby’s original, harder-core vision for the ’66 GT350, along with the updated visual cues of the new-generation cars........Read More

Dodge Seeking Rebel Drivers

The year 1966 was a great year for automotive sales in the U.S. Many car manufacturers were doing very well for the economy and in 1966 the average cost for a new Dodge vehicle sold for $ 2,280 and the price of gasoline for 32 cents a gallon. The Chrysler Corporation was also doing very well within the automotive markets with its popular Dodge Dart models. The 1966 Dodge Dart models made their debut in Dodge dealerships on September 30, 1965. The Dart was a traditional family car design that many Americans enjoyed and loved driving with its popular slant six engine. The Dart models including the convertible (see photos in story) offered bold new styling on the outside and new elegance on the inside......Read More

New Product

CPP’s high performance brake upgrade kit contains aluminum dual piston calipers, dual reservoir master cylinder, adjustable proportioning valve, slotted rotors, dust shields, and all necessary hardware to upgrade your early Ford muscle car. This kit, designed for the 1975-80 Granada spindle, will fit 1965-73 Mustang and many other Ford car applications that utilize the Granada spindle. Classic Performance Products, Inc. has been providing top quality steering, brake and suspension components for classic Chevy and Ford cars and trucks, as well as street rods, for over two decades. Call (714) 522-2000......Read More

Spring Carlisle

Spring Carlisle, a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction is held each April in America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event was showcased in 2015 by a Fox News web article as one of the top five automotive swap meets in the world. Not only is this show one of the best of its type in the world, it also marks the beginning of the Carlisle based show and swap meet season. The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who travel to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all....Read More

Honoring Suzanne E. Vanderbilt and the GM Damsels of Design

Sue Vanderbilt in a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville “Baroness;" the show car that she styled for the Feminine Show. When you look back at General Motors’ rich design history, one of the most talented individuals, who made her career as part of GM’s vaunted Creative Design Team, was the late Suzanne E. Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt was one of the original Damsels of Design – a group of eight, great talented female designers that the famed Harley Earl hired during the early days of the 1950s. From basic pencils sketches to designing stylish looking interiors for General Motors products, Vanderbilt remains a giant in our great automotive design heritage......Read More

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