Classic Cars

Aerodynamics Matter: The 88 MPG, 1981 Alpina BMW

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 small sport sedan powered by a gasoline engine. Efficiency figures haven't yet been released, but we can imagine it being quite... read more

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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

Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by  5

1959 Austin Mini Se7en De Luxe Saloon

Classic Mini Voted Greatest British Car Ever

If you were to compile a list of the greatest American cars ever, it's unlikely you'd find many gas sippers near the top. But in Europe, where small cars rule and gas has... read more September 10, 2012 by  0

DeLorean DMC-12

Electric DeLorean DMC-12: Better Than The Original? (Video)

There's a line of thinking that recommends that you never meet your heroes, as they'll only disappoint you. GET YOUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER. SIGN UP! You could argue that the... read more August 14, 2012 by  13

CleanAir LA301 range-extended electric car, October 91 issue of CAR magazine

Chevy Volt? Old News! CleanAir Electric Car Did It 20 Years Ago

What car can be charged up via a plug, then offers an all-electric range of around 40 miles, before a range-extending generator kicks in to supply power and top up the... read more July 13, 2012 by  13

1980 Comuta-Car for sale on eBay

Electric Cars Are Not Coming; They're Here (In 1974...)

We've all heard the stories about how electric cars were set to take over at the turn of the last century (before ironically being killed by the electric starter motor), and... read more June 1, 2012 by  14

1918 Millburn Electric: Ebay

Vintage Electric Cars Benefit From New Electric Car Sales Too

If you’re in the market for an electric car, the chances are you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you’re going to need to spend upwards of $30,000 in... read more May 25, 2012 by  0

1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it... read more May 15, 2012 by  1

'39 Pontiac Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke College)

Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

For as long as electric cars have existed, enterprising individuals around the U.S. have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen... read more May 4, 2012 by  4

1980 Comuta-Car for sale on eBay

eBay Watch: 1980 Comuta-Car--Retro Urban Electric Car

We're big fans of the Renault Twizy electric car. Designed exclusively for urban use, it's a vehicle you'd purchase as much with the heart as you would with the head. Buyers... read more April 25, 2012 by  5

Daryl Hannah's BioDiesel El Camino Pickup Truck

Kill (Gas) Bills: Daryl Hannah’s Bio Diesel El Camino Sold At Auction

For years, the great and the good of Hollywood have helped encourage people to ditch gas guzzlers by turning up to red-carpet events and driving around Beverly Hills in an... read more February 17, 2012 by  5

1912 Cadillac Touring Edition

What Killed Electric Cars? The Electric Motor, 100 Years Ago

Ever felt a bit cranky in the morning? Chances are, it's not for quite the same reason as it would have been for your great grandfather. Because originally, "cranky" was what... read more February 15, 2012 by  5


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