Posts Tagged ‘Classic Cars’

American Classsic Cars in Cuba

March 27, 2010

I came across DanHeller.com’s article 1950s American Classic Cars (Cuba). Real interesting.  He speaks of how the automobile is a luxury in Cuba and the skill to maintain a vehicle is an important trait. Often this is a skill cuba-classic-carscars-o-big-danhellerpassed down from generation-to-generation. There is pride in owning a nice, well running vehicle.

“... Up until The Revolution in 1960, Cuba was the largest importer of American Cars, mostly the huge, gas-guzzling, multi-ton pile of metal that so many of us look back on today as a romantic relic of the past…” (Article)

Interesting, he also goes into the points of other countries exporting cars into Cuba but the US cars were the ones that lasted.  That’s important for many reasons, one being the taxicab business in Cuba… Take a couple of minutes and read the article.

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1969 Pontiac GTO – in the shop and being restored – Bill

February 27, 2010

I love this stuff.  Here’s the latest action in the shop…

  • 1969 Pontiac GTO
  • automatic, AC, power steering and power brakes.
  • No engine or transmission, but it is an original 400 engine / turbo 400 transmission car.
  • Last registered March 1994. At that point had  99k miles on it. It has been parked ever since.
  • Action: The body has been lifted off and the frame has been cleaned and painted. The floor pans and trunk are good! The body has some filler in the rear quarters. The driver’s side door has some minor rust and more rust  rust on the base. The left front fender has some minor rust on the base. It needs a windshield.
    The front rubber bumper is good. The hideaway headlight actuators are new. It has a new interior. It has new brake lines, brakes and body bushings.

This car is in in my shop and being worked on as we speak.

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True Car Lovers Only – Bill –

February 20, 2010

When I have a couple of minutes, I love taking a look at the 1960 – 1969 cars for sale on AutoTrader Classics. It’s pretty wild to see some of the cars available…  take a look – Bill –

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