Chassis Number: R612356
An almost perfect rotisserie restoration — absolutely everything has been replaced on this truck and was done by a Studebaker expert to assure that it was complete and historically correct (only exception is the added seat belts).
Receipts and documentation exist for every step taken, including the fl at six motor, 3-speed transmission and rear axle, which have all been completely rebuilt. All itemized receipts and all documentation comes with the truck.
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Today we have endless choices among pickup trucks, and the luxurious options give away nothing to their car counterparts. This is a recent development. The Silverados and Lariats of the 1980s ushered in luxury features to the emerging everyday truck driving community.
In the 1960s, a pickup was still a utility vehicle. Trucks were sparse and used hard. Perhaps the ones that had the toughest life of all were four-wheel drive models. Four-wheel drive was an unusual option for a Read More
Editor’s note: B. Mitchell Carlson, a key contributor to American Car Collector, sent us this heartfelt note about the closure of Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant. The world is forever changing all around us, but some changes are much harder than others.
We saw it coming during the last three years, but it is still difficult to realize that the last auto assembly plant in Minnesota closed on December 16.
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This example was used as the pace car for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Race in 2001, according to the owner. The car features an aluminum 5.7-liter LS1 V8 that puts out 350 horsepower. Finished in the Read More
Editor’s note: This month, we’ve asked B. Mitchell Carlson to take a look at three C6 Corvettes that recently sold—and pick what he believes was the best deal. Here are the cars:
2007 Z06 coupe, Lot S53, sold for $42,400, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum St. Charles
Chassis number: 1G1YY26E775107370
The all-original 50th Anniversary Corvette coupe offered here incorporates the 1SC Equipment group, combining the Anniversary package with special Indianapolis 500 Pace Car graphics over Xirallic Crystal Red paint, special fender emblems and Champagne-colored aluminum wheels—identical to that used on the official pace car. This 4-speed automatic-equipped coupe has been driven just 725 miles and comes with dual-zone air conditioning, Delco Bose CD stereo, heads-up display, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, dual removable roof panels (both painted and tinted glass) and Magnetic Read More
This is a low-mileage (44,000) 1984 Corvette coupe with a removable hard top. The car is in excellent condition and has never been in an accident. The car has a leather interior, power windows and seats. Automatic transmission, electronic display and Bose speakers. The car has always been garaged and is well cared for. The car runs great and is reliable.
After decades of arm’s-length involvement in Corvette racing, in 1998 the Chevrolet Motor Division finally created its own team to showcase the new fifth-generation Corvette platform. Built by Pratt & Miller Engineering in Michigan, the C5-R was from the start a purpose-built racecar utilizing the most advanced technologies and materials available. Its mission: Beat Ferrari, Viper, Saleen and Porsche in the world’s toughest endurance race, the 24 Heures du Mans.
Pratt & Miller eventually built 11 C5-R Corvettes from 1998 Read More