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VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years In U.S. (With A Few Missing)

VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years In U.S. (With A Few Missing)

Raise a glass to the simple, classic, iconic Volkswagen Beetle, which is celebrating its 65th year in the United States. Well, almost. The first Beetle to reach U.S. shores was imported by Dutch businessman Ben Pon Sr.--the world's first official Volkswagen importer--and shipped to New York City in... read more

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Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle electric car

Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric... read more October 18, 2013 by


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation Set Up To Preserve Electric-Car History

With more than 100,000 electric cars on U.S. roads--and thousands more added each month--advocates and historians are turning their attention to the last time cars with plugs... read more July 9, 2013 by 11


 
1900 New England Electric vintage car

Electric Cars Are Fast: First-Ever U.S. Speeding Ticket

Speeding is big business. There's no money to be made from it as an individual of course, unless you subscribe to the theory "time is money". But the U.S. Census Bureau... read more April 20, 2013 by 4


 
1947 Nissan Tama EV (Image: Nissan)

Nissan Leaf's Great-Grandfather: The Tama EV

You might think high gasoline prices are a problem now, but at least it's relatively easy to get hold of. The same couldn't be said in Japan after the end of World War II... read more April 2, 2013 by 4


 
ESB Sundancer experimental electric car, test drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct 1973 [Frank Lodge]

Electric Cars Of The Future...As Imagined In The 1970s

Cars of the future--especially those from the past--always exert a powerful pull on our imaginations. They range from the outlandish (no wheels) to the bizarre (extreme... read more March 8, 2013 by 1


 
1979 Oldsmobile 98 Diesel, San Diego, offered on Craigslist, Feb 2013

Diesel History For Sale: 1979 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe, 54K Miles

Fans of diesel-engined cars really, really love their vehicles, and we have a lot of them on this site. So we're hoping that some Southern California diesel car fanatic will... read more February 26, 2013 by 14


 
1958 Goggomobil Dart from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum [Photo: RM Auctions]

Bruce Weiner Microcar Exhibits Make Nearly $8M At Auction

How much would you pay for a car that could fit in the bed of most pickup trucks? If that car is a 1958 FMR Tg500 Tiger, like a Messerschmitt with four wheels, the answer is... read more February 18, 2013 by 1


 
1981 Alpina BMW 3-Series built for Shell Kilometer Marathon

Aerodynamics Matter: The 88 MPG, 1981 Alpina BMW

The Detroit Auto Show last month marked the debut of the a car with the lowest coefficient of drag of any production car--just 0.23. That car was the Mercedes-Benz CLA, a... read more February 8, 2013 by 7


 
Classic BMW 3.0 CS

Classic BMW Coupe Becomes 800-Horsepower Electric Car

BMW's ActiveE coupe is a great little electric car. Even more so when it's working. It looks pretty good, there's decent performance on offer, and drivers enjoy BMW handling... read more February 6, 2013 by 7


 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190d biodiesel race car [Image: eBay auction]

Classic Green Biodiesel Benz With Racing Pedigree For Sale

Just because a car is old, or because it races, it doesn't mean it can't be green. Mercedes-Benz has been building diesel cars for what seems like an eternity--indeed, they... read more February 4, 2013 by 0


 
1959 Glas Isard 400 Coupe from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum [Photo: RM Auctions]

Classic Microcars To Be Auctioned On February 15

If you've heard of a 1951 Atlas Babycar, 1954 Cuno Bistram or a 1956 Eshelman Deluxe Adult Sport Car, you've probably visited The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison... read more February 1, 2013 by 3


 
Woods Interurban electric and gasoline vintage car

Electric Or Gasoline? Vintage Woods Automobile Could Do Either, If Required

The turn of last century must have been a fascinating period to live in. Within the last quarter century or so, the car itself had been invented by Karl Benz. Virtually every... read more January 30, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Already A Future Classic? Auto Library Thinks So

Put a group of auto enthusiasts in a room, ply them with suitable amounts of alcohol, and soon conversation will turn to 'future classics'. The term refers to a modern car... read more December 12, 2012 by 16


 
1965 Mercedes-Benz SL electric car conversion [Images: eBay listing]

Converted Mercedes SL Electric Car On eBay Is A Real Beauty

Imagine your dream car. It would have to be beautiful. Classy, too, and utterly elegant and tasteful. No superfluous detailing, timeless lines, and a badge that demands... read more November 30, 2012 by 0


 
1951 Crosley Wagon [photo by Chequered Flag International]

Green Cars Of The Past: 1951 Crosley Wagon

Being an antique auto historian and appraiser is the greatest job I've ever had. I get to drive all sorts of cars that I've admired from afar, but never actually had a chance... read more November 19, 2012 by 4


 

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