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APRIL 2015: PLENTY OF FAMILY HISTORY CAN BE FOUND IN THIS 1959 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

56v imgp3308One of the strongest components of the old car hobby is the survivor vehicle.

The interpretation of what constitutes a survivor vehicle has been subject to plenty of debate over the past few years.

We at MyStarCollectorCar view the survivor category in pretty basic terms: the KISS Principal.

Read more: APRIL 2015: PLENTY OF FAMILY HISTORY CAN BE FOUND IN THIS 1959 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

 

APRIL 2015: ’68 CARROLL SHELBY COUGAR XR7G-THIS CAT IS RARE

68 imgp0681Carroll Shelby is a legend in the world of racing and most people remember him for three cars.

The Shelby Cobra was built to be a Vette killer, the GT40 was built to be a Ferrari killer and the Shelby Mustang was built to be a Cuda and Camaro killer.

Shelby succeeded at all three tasks but few people realize he had a connection with the ’68 Cougars.

Read more: APRIL 2015: ’68 CARROLL SHELBY COUGAR XR7G-THIS CAT IS RARE

 

APRIL 2015: A ’52 AUSTIN SOMERSET CONVERTIBLE CARRIES AN NHL HOCKEY LEGEND

52 imgp0609There are many themes to any custom build. Some guys like to stick to a pure nostalgia vibe so their ride is a reflection of past hot rod style cues.

Other guys will build a custom that truly reflects their personal standards and tastes for a hot rod.

Finally, there are guys who build a car because they are hardcore Boston Bruin fans.

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APRIL 2015: WHAT IS IT? A 1959 FORD ESCORT STATION WAGON FROM JOLLY OLD ENGLAND

59 igp3826The Ford Escort was a familiar name in North America during its 1981-2003 production run.

Many people on this side of the pond may be surprised to learn the Escort had an older British cousin, including this 1959 station wagon.

The British Ford Escort was a less expensive version of the Ford Squire in 1959 and they were not common on North American roads.

Read more: APRIL 2015: WHAT IS IT? A 1959 FORD ESCORT STATION WAGON FROM JOLLY OLD ENGLAND

 

APRIL 2015: A STUNNING 1956 THUNDERBIRD BECOMES A TRIBUTE TO A LATE CAR GUY FATHER

56 imgp3908Most car guys have one huge memory of the 1956 Thunderbird: a scene in the movie ‘American Graffiti” when Suzanne Somers pulls up in a ’56 T-Bird beside a young Richard Dreyfuss and sets his hormones on overload.

The 1956 Thunderbird bucked the trend in the 50s because it was a two-seater with no practical application to the average household in North America.

It was unable to haul enough kids, or groceries to feed the large herd of young baby boomers, during the 50s and thus it was an impractical car for most families.

Read more: APRIL 2015: A STUNNING 1956 THUNDERBIRD BECOMES A TRIBUTE TO A LATE CAR GUY FATHER

   

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