Observed Fuel Economy

412bhp is claimed for the 2011 302cu.in. but travel is longer and the short, stubby gear lever snicks into first more easily. Below ISOOrpm around town, the six-speed manual gearbox found in the new car has a hated skip shift programme, which moves the lever from first to fourth. Stay at around 2000 revs before changing cogs and it goes away. Acceleration delivers a different feel than in the '86. The newer Mustang is carrying around 400lbs of additional weight and the engine, which sports quad...

A 0vi7ot

fr* +44(0)1869 601028 mney Theatre at Three Comers, Merton Road, Ambrvsden, Bicester, Oxon. OX25 2LU It's another wet morning, only this time we are in a long-forgotten salvage yard in eastern Montana. This 1939 Plymouth doesn't have many parts left, and surely it's only a matter of time before it gets crushed. I found this rare 1956 Packard Clipper in a Washington salvage yard, sandwiched between a load of Nineties japanese rubbish. I had been tipped off that this place was a tin-hunter's...

At Brooklands Presents

SILASSIC AMERICAN VEHICLES (1931-48) TAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER'* ON 3 MARCH 2011. ALL ARE OFFERED AT ERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY SALE STARTS 2.00PM -AUTOMOBILIA 3.00PM-CARS. PREVIEW 10.00AM-8.00PM, 2 MARCH. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. ENTRY IS BY CATALOGUE IN ADVANCE OR ON THE DAY, OR BID ON-LINE VIA i-BIDDER. TEL 0800 988 3838. E AUCTIONS HISTORICS.CO.UK ltil CHfYHOin MOPSIM TWO, < U FORD SWBI0CUI& , 1IU FOIB HWIR tfX CWMn TMCL WW nOSW NOOEL B CI III COUPE, I'll MOK HC SfiCUl OClffi...

Car Wash

Just driving up the Pacific Highway Coast is a pleasure in itself on our congested roads in the UK it's easy to forget the pleasure of driving on empty, exciting roads. And don't be fooled into thinking all American roads are straight highways or laid out in cities like grids. The PCH is a joy to drive with its varied and winding route. What could be more perfect for such a drive than a Cadillac CTS We've raved plenty of times about America's premium luxury sedan which is on sale here in the...

Cars For Sale

LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 1978, brown, excellent throughout, excellent chrome engine, gear box, tyres, wheels, long MoT, 62k miles, other car forces sale, 4750 ono. Tel.07901 923868 01270 580147. Crewe.' GMC SIERRA K1500 4x4 pick-up, good condition, t& t, serviced, offers over 2500. Tel. 01539 434886. Cumbria.* CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 1986. black, manual, car has been rebuilt, too much to list, a bargain at 5999 ovno. Tel. 07523 587980 for details. Surrey.' CHEVROLET CAPRICE estate, blue, 1987, 5.0I...

Chevrolet El Camino

1978, all orig, 350ci, L82 3-speed auto, many new parts, silver leather interior, owned 10 years, 12,750 genuine car in great condition. Tel. 0777 5760598. Lanes. 1968. completely redone, excellent, lots of new parts too much to list, super straight, pristine for only S16,500. Tel. 623-444-6882. www.cactusclassics.com 1991, 5.0 L, V8 auto, good condition for year, MoT Jan 2012, needs a little tic, middle captain seats different but not out of place, 2500 ono. Tel. 07933 561919. W Mlds.

Chevrolet G20 Dayvan

V8, Auto, new paint, new interior, very clean very straight, may p x for other yank. 11.000. Tel. 00 353 868119443. Co Co*. 1992, Jeal tuned, 460 RWHP LT5, not for the faint hearted, call for full details on this piece of motoring history. Tel. 07748777963. Norfolk. 2002, auto, yellow, black leather interior. Bullet exhaust, S500 VET plate, black cloth top, 65k, orig car, drives superb. 21,000. Tel. 01752 227626 0777 8859284. Plymouth. 1978, all orig, 350ci, L82 3-speed auto, many new parts,...

Chrysler Pt Cruiser

Stunning V8 SLT Hemi Sport, Viper remote engine start and alarm, air con. cruise, e w, 20 alloys etc, beautiful looking truck, as new, 17,995 ono. Tel. 07525147994. S Devon. 2004, 5.7 Itr, V8, Hemi with Magnaflow exhausts, bright red with leer cap (Truckman) and 21 chrome wheels, automatic, 26k miles, 12,500 ovno. Tel. 07766105106. Cheshire. 2005, 5.7 Hemi Magnum, Quad cab, bed liner, hard cover, new tyres, 2 spare wheels, dual exhaust, full s h, exc cond. t& t, 11,000. Tel. 01983 407896....

Classic

Black Jade Offers Invited 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback Clone. Metallic Blue POA 1967 GT 390 'Bullitt' Fastback. Highland Green 36,000 1966 289 Convertible. Red 34,950 1966 289 Convertible. 1967 289 Convertible. 2005 GT V8 Supercharged Manua Lime Green 21,950 2008 GT V8 Premium Convertible Auto Red POA 2010 GT V8 Premium Coupe. Auto. White 30.950 TELEPHONE 01932 340888 MOBILE 07894 999758 100 Royston Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7NY If you believe the press releases, the Chevy Volt...

Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew

CAB 4x4 NEW metallic black, in stock now brand new top spec Laramie Crew Cab 4x4, spec includes twin exhaust, heated front and rear seats with cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, power pedals, hard drive recorder, 20 inch chrome wheels, parking sensors, leather seats, remote start, beautiful redesigned interior, bed liner, tonneau available, 1,500 miles 31,995 + VAT with sat nav, brand new, gorgeous new 2010 Ram 1500, new sports model with colour coded grill surround, sports vented hood,...

Dolphin American Services

General maintenance and repairs to all makes and models. Mot and IVA preparations. Lights, suspension and brakes upgrades. US to UK spec rewiring etc. Large stock of service and performance parts. Experienced dedicated team passionate about English and American classic and performance cars, carry out part and full restorations to customers requirements and or budgets. Part or full Kit car construction carried out. Well equipped modern workshops with factory trained experienced engineers....

Engine Rebuilds Transmission Repairs S Mot Work

ALSO STOCKISTS OF KENDALL Gl MALLORY& HOT ROD TIKI SPECIAL ORDER PARTS ON REQUEST EXHAUSTS STEMS BUILT TO SPEC ENGINE CHASSIS. SUSPENS ON S STEERING UPGRADES NOT ROD CONSTRUCTION S FABRICATION WORK 107 Park Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6LP Ever the innovator of new technology, Oldsmobile has long been America's hot house of cutting edge automotive firsts. Everything from mass produced front-wheel drive (in America,) to automatic transmissions were pioneered by the Flint, Michigan-based...

Features

The Plymouth Road Runner, it just doesn't get any more back to basics '60 Cadillac Seville is Power Big Meet 2010 Best of show In the first of a five-part series, we relive the birth of hot rodding Our final chapter in the ill-fated Edsel saga The ins and outs of getting the best deal from your insurance company We hit the Pacific Highway in a brand-new Cadillac

Ford Mustang Gt

Coupe, rebuilt A-code 289ci, V8, auto, pas, disc brakes. Pony interior, 13,950 ono. Further details at www.speedsters.com mustang. Tel. 07971641872. Kent. Convertible manual, f s h, exc orig condition throughout, new hood, all options, US car, one previous owner, 4495 ono. Tel. 07918672097 0208 4412171. Herts. Convertible, white. 1990, 20k, leather seats, electric roof, MoT, always garaged, exc cond, very reluctant sale, 7000 ono. Tel. 07909097341. Sussex. 2000 ,auto, silver, black stripes....

Fuel System Cleaner

Cleans and reduces deposits in all types of petrol including ethanol blends. With deposit control and anti-wear additives. Full details and PDF Spec sheets can be downloaded at www.motorshack.com or call 01926 633379. All these products can be purchased securely online. Frost Auto Restoration have just released a Metal Blacking Kit for only 39.83 (Product Code P240). And it couldn't be simpler to use No heating or quenching is necessary, just dip your iron or steel parts in the three solutions...

Investment

It's not sex, drugs or rock 'n' roll, but in classic American car ownership having the right insurance cover is just as important as having the right oil in your engine, as Ed Hall explains sump or the polish on your paint. Everyone should talk about insurance. Insurance ensures all those cold winter nights wrenching away in the garage can't be lost in an instant. Insurance means that even if the worst happens to your pride and joy there'll be another one. The correct insurance should allow you...

Lincoln V12 Sedan

1946, American, looks drives great. 43k miles, chrome excellent, original interior, bodywork best and biggest of American cars, 24,000. Tel. 01752 227626 0777 8859284. Plymouth. _private' 32V Intech, V8, LSC, exc cond, 3100. Tel. 07984652050. Herts Turbo convertible, in red, J reg, 1992. less than 80k genuine miles, stored 6 years in barn, needs new roof and time, perfect Summer car. Tel. 07830 530334. Pembs V8, 4.7 LSC, 1997, P reg, full extra, 2800. M reg , full bodykit, l h drive, auto, only...

Mercury Comet

2dr, Sedan excellent, rust free body, 6cyl auto, runs & drives great 5,500 Th SFl-rhhdll- 1 12 i. -1 ric- n. -1 amFghnFOT- FS I41Q In -nfO- d-r- r-11 gn- rl Th-b cn OiO - I lU-r II mj. oi hh d - nr- 1 nd- rfFl - OgiO nf (Ei- , h a 1 m. Fe- 1 r-11 mck- Q iCti. - OMnck- C*h2d II O e- r lO Ii 1 1 igOl hQ Thil 4 cnCe- rGDl- dl. - cSlnr. Or bel- lOlQ laiighdO- IriQ, iO iQ it* II 3M*> lrl-nl. dh-O IfnFQ iQOGlnFc-1 Gr Gr- - QThnl - lne-lbnl. iQ Fl Bill Ih-. I iOtt- OlckgmFO lr- lnOj gnO- Qid.__...

Moscow Old Timer Gallery

Held in the modern exhibition complex Crocus Expo, located at the crossroads of major highways with the exit from subway right to Oldtimer-gallery organising committee PO Box 94,127560, Moscow, Russia Tel. +7 (495) 505 53 50. gallery oldtimber.ru september 16th-18th AMERICAN AUTO CLUB UK AUTUMN NATIONALS. Venue to be confirmed. september 25th AACGB AMERICAN CAR SHOW, Wickteed Park, Kettering. Camping available. Tel. 01766 530333 01204 594266. aberdeen Second Sunday of the month, 2pm at the...

Motor Co

It might not be the weather yet to take your favourite Yank out cruisin', however that doesn't mean you can't start planning a Summer of four-wheeled fun We've already been inundated with Events and shows taking place over the Summer of 2011 -take a look on page 102 if you don't believe us Here are just a few of the highlights in so far On 3rd March, at the famous Brooklands Museum near Weybridge in Surrey, a remarkable sale is due to take place under the capable hands of classic car specialist...

Mustang Eleanor Gt500e

1966, this car needs seeing genuine muscle car survivor 455 V8 Lucerne blue mist met, unmessed with all there req some tic, 7950. Tel. 07768 005024 01253 302202. Lanes. system, head turner, 19,500. Tel. 01256 893693. Hants. 1973, A11 checker taxi, vgc, totally original new york cab, only 1500 miles on reconditioned engine, original taxi sign and plates, open to offers. Tel. 00 353 87 9803622. Ireland. R33 GTR, 1998, over 10k spent, new engine etc, looking for decent Yank 3500 pick up Dually...

On Sale Date

Classic American is on sale the third Thursday of every month Mortons Media Group Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage retrieval system without prior permission in writing from the publisher. We are also Europe's largest Corvette parts specialist. Our vast Corvette inventory of genuine, new and used GM parts, aluminium wheels and...

Organised Burn Out And Drifting Area

Extended bar hours Saturday till 1 am Live Saturday Nite Band on the open air stage The biggest collection of American Muscle Reduced prices for the BEST weekend of American Muscle come and celebrate 18 AMERICAN AUTO CLUB UK NO-NAME SHOW. Stoke Prior Sporls & Social Club, nr Bromsgrove, B60 4AL Pre-booked weekend camping 20. july 31st RALLY OF THE GIANTS. Knebworth Park. Herts change imposed on us due to a rock concert. Contact Sandra Toogood 01530 831170. Our Foamyilamnrtsimlff Mn*ot...

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If you enjoyed the amazing hot-rodded 1950 Pontiac Chieftain belonging to Mick Skilton in this month's magazine, then you'll love this ad for the 1956 Pontiac. Bunkie Knudsen and ohn De Lorean had landed in Pontiac in 1956 and were busy re-inventing the division as GM's performance brand. Although it would take a while for their full impact on the division to manifest itself physically in the appearance of the cars, a change in advertising direction however could be acheived instantly. Suddenly...

Series Ii

Another month, another step back in time, another orphaned nameplate We're back to 1996 now, and the lying-in-state of Oldsmobile. I hadn't then been following the American Auto Industry at all closely for some time - '96 was the year I bought a canal boat, so my mind was, you could say, otherwise occupied A friend had just returned from a holiday in the USA, and dropped the bombshell that Olds was no more. It did come as a shock. Oldsmobile was one of the oldest, most revered manufacturers In...

Specialist Classic And Sports Car Auctioneers

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Suspension

Clutch action is fairly short and the handbrake feels kind of slack, but once you hit the accelerator you can feel the torque - especially in second and third gear. Pinch it from around 45 mph and the car leaps forward - you can feel the weight transfer and the exhaust singing. But it's in the low and middle rpm range where it's strongest - above 4000rpm it starts running out of steam, but that doesn't really matter here - it makes maximum grunt where it counts on the street and you can still...

Uk Dealer And Distribution Enquiries Welcome

Shy Automotive Developments Limited The Old Rectory Business Centre, Springhead Road. Northfleet, Kent DAI I 8HN t +44 (0) 1474 771 800 a sales shyauto.com w www.shyauto.com The Classic & Modern American Car Insurance Run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts since 1965 Endorsed by the Vintage Hot Rod Association

Valet Meal

IOOK NOW C60 Include lunch for 2 una a drink FULL VALCT hnnd waihed and wased The car guys at Surf City Garage set out to create the very best detailing products to use on 100+ cars in the their American Muscle Car Collection. Today, they are the fastest growing detailing product company on the planet. With 30+ years of experience and hundreds of thousands of hours of detailing we developed our own car care products and kept making them better untH our detailers said they were the best...

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Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500

Coupe, 600HP, 2 doors, manual 6 speed, petrol, 2700 miles, metallic sterling grey, 1 owner, breathtaking design with far better handling, massive improvements to the interior as well with steering wheel audio controls, hard drive CD recorder, 19 inch wheels, black tape stripes, now with Ford racing supercharger, pushing out over 640HP, this upgrade cost the previous owner over C5000 45,995 (No VAT) It's cold outside and the winter just seems interminable time to hop on a plane to LA and head up...

Ford F150 Svt Raptor

Engine Trans 6.2-litre V8 petrol Trans six-speed automatic with SelectShift manual mode, electronic diff, switchable 4WD. 0-60mph 7.5-seconds (est) Price 541,995 Hell yeah. Having climbed straight from a low-slung 426bhp new Camaro SS (also a 6.2-litre, only with a rival bowtie badge) up into the Raptor's cab, it was the pick-up that not only felt faster, but more exciting. It even sounded more raw. Road holding is pretty good for a truck. Thanks to special Fox Racing shocks it offers a soft,...

Dodge Challenger Srt8

1999, well known, highly tuned and very fast, well maintained, MoT July 2011, sell or swap for big Ford F350 or Dodge Diesel 3500 Dually. Tel. 01236 748827. Glasgow area. 1965. 383ci, new r brakes, owned 7 yrs, t& t, 20+mpg, must go loosing storage, 5750 ono. Tel. 07765 922351 0113 2820434. Email geoffcyn hotmail.co.uk Wakefield 1985, V8, tax Sept, MoT Oct, 3850 offers or p x old American car truck etc, why Tel. 0114 2686354. Sheffield. Yorks. Laramie Sport 4x4, 5.9 Magnum engine, 02, runs,...

On The Skids

The Germans might claim to have developed ABS first, but of course it was really the good old USA that gave us anti-lock braking first improvements at a suspiciously similar time. Chrysler (who partnered with Bendix) GM and Ford worked up a computerised set-up, but CM and Ford took rather a short-sighted approach in only applying the system to the rear wheels. Yes, they're more likely to skid as weight transfers forward, but they ain't the ones you steer with Chrysler's system used a toothed...

Parts For Sale

DODGE RAM DAYVAN 1982. breaking for parts. Tel. 0115 927428. Notts.* DODGE DART convertible, 1964, wanted l h door or skin, also carb or air cleaner, bridge fastener. Tel. 0161 4274625 Cheshire. Email d.brown1000 ntlworld.com * REGISTRATION PLATE for sale. R10USH. ex Roush demo plate, sensible offers only Tel. 07939140180 Sim1984 hotmail.co.uk Kent.* ASSORTED PACK 20 classic car photographs taken at various rally sites, 5.50 inc p& p. Tel. 01903 692951. W Sussex.* 1958 OLDSMOBILE rear...

Traders From 730am General Public From 1000am

'5MILH NO TRADING SOT 10.00JT CONTACT DIK ON 07*99 820*7f OR EM& TL TRADE N RA.ORG.UK April 8 9 10th Victoria Farm, High Cross LE17 5AU Show 'ri Shine Sunday 10th April Lots of Trophies A full weekend of entertainment Saturday featuring the Amazing Bo-Dudley's live band Large Marquee Cheap Bar Fast Food Outlets Traders Modern toilet and shower block Camping pre-booked Members 20 per unit, Non-members 25 per unit Includes entry into Show 'n' Shine and all entertainment. Further details...

Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe 289ci V8 Auto

Automatic, Coupe, Petrol, Red, 1 Owner, here we have for sale this Ireshly imported 1965 Mustang coupe, all steel rusl free Los Angeies C code car, Rangoon Red. wlh NEW white vinyl upholstery. Very high option car, with lots of handling upgrades TYiis has to be the most solid, genuine, inrestored Mustang ma have ever seen Viewing and lest drive are highly recommended, at 2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON Soft tail Pro Street Low Rider, very unique bike 1000's spent, 250mm rear end with air ride. Far...

Tickled

Starting with a complete basket case, Paul Rutter set out to build the ultimate '58 Chevy Impala Convertible. We think he's hit his target and then some 4 QCQwas a year of firsts for Chevrolet. It was the first year of I w Jquad headlamps the first year for a torsionally stiff X-frame chassis the first year for the new performance 348cu.in. 'W engine' the Impala badge was first used coil springs were first used all round air suspension was offered on their cars for the first time, and all that...

Call Now Or Visit Website Exhaust

MAGNAFLOWSHOP.com available soon PROFUSIONCUSTOMS.com Ptoluiion Customs. Unil B Coin Ind Esl. Old Bath Rd. Colnbrook. Haathrow. SL3 ONJ 1976 350 Auto Coupe, Red, Firelhorn Interior. Matching Numbers 350 With An Auto Transmission. A Really Useable Corvette In Good Condition And Ready For The Summer. Fully Serviced, New Brakes. Recent Tyres. Great First 1979 454 Auto Coupe. Green, Black Green Interior. Awesome Performance From This Big Block Powerhouse. House 01 Kolour Candy Green. Turbovec...

Evn 69

U Steve Young L- the cat that got g the cream Whoever walked Into that Plymouth dealer in California in '69 and ordered this Alpine white Roadrunner was sufficiently impressed with the 383 that they spent their money making life a bit easier with a 727 Torqueflite three-speed auto and power-steering. A V21 hood stripe package let everyone know this was one car that meant business and, unusually, they also specified the rare bumper overriders that appear little more than decorative. Whoever...

Corvette Z06

7 litre 505 bhp engine, 6 speed manual, head up display, black red leather int. 23,940 miles 37.950 245 247 Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire P04 OAL Tel. 023 9261 7444 Mob. 07860 844409 Competitive insurance with up to 15 discount for Owners Club members CALL 0800 505 3000 Victory Wheelers South Coast Internationals Over 700 vehicles from all over the country, including 50 custom bikes, attended the South Coast Internationals show, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu,...

Seven Decades Of Great Music

Country Rockabilly Zydeco Cajun Honky Tonk R'n'R a m a M mm w a m 19tPHeil s. Spring _ _ -Nationals at Drayton Manor Park. Pre entry only National Association of Street Clubs Incorporates Yanks weekend and street'car shoof - E F V TMAN I A Jk p J P lt I lKWMlrt lr f JllMlijItll rljXSIs 0845 458 6756 www.footmanjames.co.uk 'zzzzzzzz zzzr . Tel. Richard 01253 735314 day 01253 722057 eves. leeds bradford - LA Cruisers meet at the Spotted Cow, Whitehall Road, Drighlington, Leeds, every Tuesday, 9pm...

Bristol American Car Show

At Yate Town Football Club, Lodge Road, Yate, American Classic Custom Bikes, 10am-4pm Raffle - trade stands - bar. Hotshots Roadshow Vehicle entries 5, bikes 2.50. Admission 2.50. Accompanied children free To help special needs children in Bristol. Enquiries 2.50. Accompanied children free. To help special needs children in Bristol. Enquiries 0117 9573191. JUNE 26th The DETONATORS CC Invite you to join them at Ttie London Rumble - Breakfast Meet, the last Sunday of the month Rods, Trucks,...

Roy Brown Edsel

Roy Brown Edsel

Fairfax Cone summed up the Edsel name in his memoirs 'It was a very prim and proper name, like Elwyn or Ethelbert and like them it was faintly effeminate. It had none of the strength of Pontiac or Lincoln, or the spirit of Mercury, nor did it perpetuate a great name in the industry, like Chevrolet, Chrysler or Ford itself.' Dave jenkins felt that 'It wasn't as nice a sounding name as Jaguar, Plymouth or LaSalle, but it was better than say, Buick.' Finally there is considerable evidence...

Star Buys For This Month

Ocwparts Aol Com

Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.1 Hemi V8 coupe Automatic, orange with black stripe, grey leather trim interior. power Limited edition model, marine blue, 57 Mercedes 430 M Mack with grey leather plate, auto, leather trim, factory chrome I trim, 22 wheels, fully loaded, MoT 1 wheels, power hood. 19,000 miles, full I year, ta gt 6 months, 3 dvd screen, I excellent Limited edition model, marine blue, 57 Mercedes 430 M Mack with grey leather plate, auto, leather trim, factory chrome I trim, 22 wheels,...

Sam Lovegrove Buick

Mick Skilton

Guy with not a lot of cash, but a head full of hopes and dreams started out there with this '50 Pontiac. Tommy Spangler probably never won anything he never even got close to the drag racing hall of fame, he was just a small-town guy hopping up an old car in the quest for speed. He was like a million other guys all over America. A 1950 Pontiac Chieftain wouldn't have been many drag racers' first choice - despite the fast-sounding name, Pontiac's lazy flathead straight-eight came out in '32 and...