Chevrolet 1957 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE SOLD THE STORY General Motors designer Harley Earl is credited with convincing GM to build a two-seat sports car for the American market. Launched in 1953, the resulting Chevrolet Corvette quickly earned the mantle of “America’s Sport’s Car” and the model is still produced today. 1957 was the fifth year of…

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Ford 1965 F-100 STYLESIDE PICKUP SOLD THE STORY The fourth generation of the Ford F-100 trucks was built between 1961 and 1966. In 1965 the model underwent substantial upgrades which would see it through until 1979. One of these was the introduction of “Twin I-Beam” independent front suspension with coil springs for all 2WD models.…

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Holden 2004 V2 MONARO SERIES III SOLD THE STORY After a 20-year absence, the third generation of the Holden Monaro rolled off the production line in 2001 and covered the V2 and VZ series until 2005. The V2 series was built between October 2001 and September 2004. The cars were powered by a 5.7 litre…

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Triumph 1972 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T120 CUSTOM CHOPPER SOLD THE STORY The Triumph T120 was produced by Triumph Engineering between 1959 and 1975 and was the first model in the Bonneville series. Producing 46 HP, the engines were air cooled 650cc parallel-twins with a top speed of 174 kmph. Five-speed gear boxes were introduced in 1972.…

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Ford 2007 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 $89,900 THE STORY The absolutely iconic Ford Mustang is a household name – and has been since its inception in 1964. Currently the longest-produced Ford car nameplate, the Mustang is now in its seventh generation of production. The namesake of the “Pony Car” segment of consumer vehicles, the car was…

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Dodge 1970 CHARGER 426ci HEMI COUPE SOLD THE STORY The Dodge Charger was first produced in 1966 and was an effort by Chrysler to produce an upscale, upsized pony car to take on the Ford Mustang. The Charger was positioned as a more expensive and luxurious coupe aiming at the upper market segment. 1970 represented the…

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Ford 1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 “M” CODE SOLD THE STORY Introduced in 1969, the “Mach 1” was a performance-oriented option package for the wildly successful Ford Mustang. It was an instant success as the horsepower wars escalated even further. The Mach 1 was only available for the “Sports roof” body style (previously known as the…

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Plymouth 1958 BELVEDERE SEDAN SOLD THE STORY The Plymouth Belvedere was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation as a full-size vehicle between 1954 and 1961. The word “belvedere” is Italian and translates to “beautiful sight” or “fair view”. Chrysler’s assembly plant was also based in Belvidere, Illinois however (strangely) this model was never assembled there. The…

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Jaguar 1984 XJ6 SOVEREIGN SERIES III $27,900 THE STORY Manufactured by Jaguar Cars in Coventry, England between 1979 and 1992, the Jaguar XJ Series III was the manufacturer’s flagship 4-door model and an impressive luxury salon for its time crammed full of refined features and creature comforts. The Pininfarina designed Series III production run ran…

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Holden 1972 HQ SS SOLD THE STORY The HQ series of Holdens were produced between 1971 and 1974. The HQ SS model was based on the Belmont model and produced by Holden to test the market as a pre-cursor to the Holden GTS Monaros. All cars were fitted with a high-compression Holden 253ci (4.2 litre)…

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