Classic Cars

 
Which classic electric car (or truck) would you like to restore? Twitter poll results

Which classic electric car (or truck) would you like to restore? Twitter poll results

Oddball classic electric cars turn up on internet classifieds from time to time. Last week, we may have pointed to the ultimate example—the first of 43 1960 Henney Kilowatts, made by an upstate-New York limousine and ambulance company that had fallen on hard times. It made us wonder what... read more

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Jaguar E-Type Zero

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll

The latest trend in classic cars is converting them to electric power. Jaguar announced last Thursday that it will convert its ultimate classic, the 1960s E-type, to electric... read more August 28, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe will go into production

You won't have to be a prince to drive an electric Jaguar E-type (though financially it may help). Jaguar announced Thursday that it plans to produce and sell classic E-type... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Which modern electric car will be the first classic? Twitter poll results

Electric cars are changing the automotive landscape, technologically and culturally. Those factors are what often make things classic, whether it's in music, architecture, or... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into... read more February 18, 2018 by


 
W116 Mercedes-Benz S Class (1972 to 1980)

European bans on vehicles with engines should exempt collector cars: study

Numerous European countries have rolled out target years in which they plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines. At the same time, many... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

Electric cars are now accepted as future volume models for most automakers, but Jaguar Land Rover has taken a very different approach to showcase its future electric... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
1907 Victor High Wheel Runabout (left) and 1906 Pope-Waverly Victoria Phaeton

110-year-old electric cars sold at auction as collectors start to appreciate them

The history of electric cars dates back more than 100 years, almost to the dawn of the automobile. At the turn of the 20th century, electric cars were actually quite popular... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Cardboard 1959 Morris Mini Minor fits in Mini Countryman (Photo by 'Practical Classics')

How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

They may still be smaller than most other new cars, but today's lineup of Mini models aren't really all that "mini" these days. They're quite generously sized, in fact, when... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS electric-car conversion

Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

What do you do with a toasted Ferrari? This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS looks like it drove straight out of an episode of Magnum, P.I., but underneath it's very different from that... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
1896 Armstrong phaeton hybrid

Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

The Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
1912 Baker electric car converted to solar power screencap

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
1917 Detroit Electric Model 68, restored by Donald Davidson  [photo used with permission of EAA]

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald... read more September 18, 2015 by


 
Solar-powered electric 1966 Volkswagen bus owned by Daniel Theoblad

Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels... read more August 1, 2015 by


 
1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Modern Cars Vs Chevy Chevette: Gas Mileage Much Better Today

It's a regular and recurring theme in comments on Green Car Reports: "Yeah, maybe the new 2016 something-or-other gets 31 mpg combined, but so what? My 20-year-old Geo Metro... read more July 5, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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