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Cool Classic Cop Cars

Most government issued vehicles are a far cry from being head turners for car enthusiasts.  Well, with the exception of perhaps the Presidential limousine, “The Beast,” and some specialty military vehicles.  Otherwise, most U.S. government automobiles are a base trim Suburban, Grand Caravan, Impala or Focus.  Just look at your regional GSA Fleet Auction inventory in which nearly all are ...
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Outstanding Orange Cars from the Past

There are certain colors that few cars can pull off well.  Orange is one of those colors.  Now, of course, it’s also a fairly uncommon car color that you’re not likely to see especially often.  Orange is a bold color on a car.  It stands out in the sea of white, black and gray cars permeating the roads these days.  Since it’s a dynamic color, you’re not likely to see orange on more conformist ...
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Spectacular Two Tone Classic Cars

Today, few cars are offered with a two tone exterior color scheme.  Sure they exist (usually as options), such as the Honda Element, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Toyota FJ, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Mini Cooper, Ford F-Series, Ram Trucks, or even on the Bugatti Chiron hypercar.  Other modern cars could be mistaken for a two tone paint job, although they aren’t what they seem.  For instance, the Pontiac ...
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Classic Cars that Look Best in Black

Like Johnny Cash or Darth Vader, some things just look better in black.  Cars are no exception.  Black paint can wear many hats and, depending on the vehicle, this can range anywhere from classy to sinister.  Even the subtle differences in a car’s black paint can rework its look.  Today many automakers offer their top-end models in a choice of blacks such as the current Mercedes S-Class, ...
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Regal Classic Luxury Cars

Luxury car design can usually be summed up under the axiom “less is more.” While the interiors offer every conceivable comfort or convenience feature, the exterior sees minimal gaudy bits that are often found on lesser cars. Rather than excessive chrome, vents, flares, and spoilers, luxury cars are well thought out designs, where every line makes sense, and every curve evokes an emotion. Here ...
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Wonderful in White – Classics Cars that Look Amazing in White

  White cars have their pros and cons.  Let’s start with the bad… White sedans, coupes, trucks, vans and hatchbacks are positively everywhere.  It’s one of the most popular colors and has been since the early days of the automobile.  In a recent Kelley Blue Book study, popularity of white colored cars rank as the top 3 color choice for overall colors for any type of vehicle, ...
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Pretty in Pink – Classic Cars that Look Great in Pink

Today pink cars are seldom seen on the street.  Sure, the occasional hard working Mary Kay associate is seen driving her prized pink Cadillac around town, but factory pink cars are very rare.  If you’re a more mature car buff, then you may remember the publicity for Elvis Presley’s first car, a 1954 pink Fleetwood Cadillac.  This was back in the day when pink cars were much more prevalent, ...
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American Muscle Car History

Few things in the history of the automotive industry stand out as a true American icon, American Muscle Cars. No other car is as beloved as the American Muscle Car. With roots dating back to 1949 these cars are known around the world. Not many places on this earth could you mention muscle car and the person you’re speaking to nods their head “oh yeah”… Who would have thought that during ...
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14 Best Classic SUVs You Need to Buy Now

Classic SUVs don’t receive nearly the market respect that similarly aged muscle cars receive, but that may be about to change. SUVs, and their younger brother – the crossover – have been a part of American culture for the last 50+ years. Like classic muscle, a generation of kids grew up riding in back of these vehicles, and now those kids have the cash to properly restore their nostalgic ...
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Muscle Cars vs Pony Cars

“Hey man, sweet sports car,” says some dude talking about your Ford Mustang. You correct him, stating it is a muscle car, but a baby-boomer curmudgeon steps in and says you are both wrong. Who is right? Well, that depends on who you ask, and even exactly what year model you are talking about. Come along, as we try and demystify some decades old terms, and learn what makes a muscle car ...
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