Stolen Classic Car Goes for Quite a Wild Ride

Posted by Steve White on Feb 26, 2015

You hear about classic cars being stolen all the time, so those stories are pretty common. However, in recent classic car news, one Buick Grand National had quite a wild ride when it was stolen multiple times, originally from a classic car dealership in Mankato, Minnesota.

According to the news story, the original thieves broke into the dealership around four o’clock in the morning. They damaged several of the classic cars that were on display, and they stole the Buick and a Corvette, which was later found to be abandoned down the road. The following day, a call came into police claiming that the stolen car had been seen parked along a different roadway. The car was recovered and the dealership owner was notified.

However, the story doesn’t end there. The Grand National was taken to an nearby impound, where it was stolen again before it could be returned to the dealership. Fortunately, police managed to recover the car once more, although it took quite a beating during its adventure. The owner, of course, was just happy to have his car back in one piece.

The Buick was quite a car in its time, and it’s one that many classic car owners would love to have, even if it is a little rough around the edges.

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Family Prepares to Auction Off Huge Lot of Classic Cars

Posted by Steve White on Feb 19, 2015

If you’ve ever purchased a classic car at an auction, there was undoubtedly a great deal of excitement surrounding your purchase. Even so, that’s nothing compared to what one family is preparing to do with their extensive collection of vintage automobiles.

The Andrews family has a wonderful collection of classic cars. In fact, right now they have over 100 of them, and they’re in pristine collection. A quick perusal through their warehouse will uncover automobiles like vintage Duesenbergs, spotless Cadillacs and incredible sports cars. Their plan is to auction off about seventy-five of them, effectively culling their collection down to only the cars that are their absolute favorites.

RM Auctions has partnered with the family to help handle the sale of the classic cars, and this is sure to be the event of a lifetime. The cars have been taken care of so well, and they’re sure to bring in a hefty sum of money. No matter what type of classic car you love, if you’re looking for a new one, you might want to keep your eyes on the news to find out when this historic auction will be taking place.

We love covering classic car news! If you know of something newsworthy that’s happening near you, be sure to drop us a line. We’d enjoy hearing about it. As always, if you want tips and news, check back right here at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Tips for Insuring Your Classic Car at the Lowest Rates

Posted by Steve White on Feb 12, 2015

Owning a classic car is a lot of fun, but it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of the “business” side of it too; namely car insurance. If you’re not sure how to obtain insurance for your classic car, we’re here to help.

1. First, make sure you explain that your car is a classic. Older cars are insured differently than newer cars, but their value is depreciating. Your classic car is growing more valuable as the years go by, so you want to be sure you’re getting enough insurance to cover what you’ve invested.

2. Second, you should seriously think about unbundling your classic car insurance from your regular policy. If you unbundle, you’ll probably get a cheaper rate because your classic car isn’t something you use all the time. You can expect them to have a lot of questions about how often you drive it, how often it’s stored, etc.

3. Third, consider having your classic car insured with a company that specializes in classics.

4. Finally, make sure you have your car’s vintage status verified. Typically, cars that were made in 1979 or before qualify. You’ll pay much less for a car that’s a vintage classic, but it’s important to know this so you can be sure you’re getting the right amount of coverage.

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A Little History on the Ford Thunderbird

Posted by Steve White on Feb 05, 2015

Without a doubt, the Ford Thunderbird is one of the most incredible classic cars out there. Just in case you don’t know much about them, we’d thought we’d put together a little crash course in classic car history that centers on these beautiful cars.

The Ford Thunderbird got its beginnings in 1955, and Ford developed them until the year 2005. The Thunderbird, or T-Bird as it’s often called, set the standard for the personal luxury car in the United States. In the beginning, Thunderbirds were two-seater convertibles, but Ford was hesitant to market them as sports cars. Instead, they called them personal cars, and in 1958, Ford added a second row of seats. Their popularity grew and waned over the years, as Ford downsized their production in 1977, 1980 and in 1983. In 1997, production ceased altogether.

The year 2002 saw a resurgence of the Thunderbird, and it was met with excitement from T-Bird enthusiasts. All in all, Ford produced more than 4 million of these beautiful classic cars.

This year, the Thunderbird celebrates its 6oth Anniversary, and Ford Motor Company is excited to be a part of this celebration. Thunderbird clubs everywhere will hold events to mark this special occasion.

Do you want to know more about your favorite classic cars? Whether you’re interested in classic car history, or tips for caring for your cars, be sure to check back right here at www.oldcaronline.com.

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Visit the Tallahassee Automobile Museum

Posted by Steve White on Jan 29, 2015

Whether you’re a northerner trying to escape the winter snow, or you just want to take your classic car for a drive in the coming months, classic car museums make a great pit stop. If you’re in the neighborhood, you should definitely check out the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. You’re going to love what they have in store for you there.

Rare Cars – If you love classic cars, then you know how great it is to feast your eyes on some rare gems. At the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, they have some beauties that you won’t see anywhere else, and they’re always adding to their collection. You’ll see steam-powered cars, muscle cars, and more!

Classic Car History – It’s always fun to brush up on your history, and the Tallahassee Automobile Museum will make sure you get a great lesson. You’ll see incredible vehicles like Abraham Lincoln’s horse drawn hearse, the very first known car in the world, and much more.

Fun Events - With a new banquet facility that just opened up, it’s time to party! Don’t miss out on any of the upcoming events at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Be sure to check their calendar to find out what’s happening during the time you plan to visit and make your reservations.

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