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JULY 2014: '68 CHARGER RT CLONE – GOOD TIMING IS THE KEY TO AN AUTOMOTIVE ICON

68c-imgp4242The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of those cultural icon cars because Chrysler Corporation hit it right out of the park in '68 with this exceptional Mopar.

'68 Chargers weren't mere cars – they were works of art on four wheels,

Iconic status means one thing in the world of old iron...higher prices.

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JULY 2014: WE FINALLY GET THE STORY BEHIND A 1965 MERCURY SURVIVOR

65m- igp2942Last year we spotted an original 1965 Mercury Montclair four sedan at a show.

The Merc was a true survivor car and had survived the last 49 years very well, so we knew there was a story.

We kept an eye on the car and circled back to it in an effort to track down its owner.

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JULY 2014: A 1962 PONTIAC PARISIENNE SAFARI STATION WAGON ENDS A SEARCH

61-imgp4815Many of us from a certain era grew up with station wagons.

They were the predecessor to minivans and sport utility vehicles as kid haulers in a bygone era.

There was nothing really glamorous about station wagons, despite the best efforts of Detroit to add flair to the concept with wagons like the Olds Vista Cruiser.

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JULY 2014: 1957 DODGE REGENT MAYFAIR – CLASSIC CANUCK PLODGE

58-july-aug 5 2012 jim pix thursday shows and super run 304Virgil Exner was the father of the Forward Look at Chrysler and his finned pieces of automotive art are Mopar legends.

There were export versions of the Exner era Dodges and most fin guys call them "Plodges" because the back half of the car is all Plymouth.

This '57 Dodge Regent Mayfair is a classic example of a Plodge.

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JULY 2014: A 1970 AMX: THE FLASHY SPORTS CAR FROM AMERICAN MOTORS

70-september 14-15 2013 innisfail and stars in traffic 037The AMX was a departure for American Motors because the little car company built its reputation on family cars with back seats and four doors.

The American Motors name Rambler was associated with a dependable but dull kind of car that lived a routine life as a family hauler.

American Motors broke that mold in a big way when they introduced the AMX in 1968.

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