Cars were my passion as a little girl. The world outside the window of my parent’s car in the late fifties and early sixties was filled with colorful, moving three-dimensional sculptures that featured the best designs that American engineers had to offer. It was a time before seatbelts and car seats — being so small I was able to stand on the back seat and lean on the rear dash watching all of the great works of American Art roll past me on the road.
On this day 17 years ago the unthinkable happened, Volkswagen stopped making the “original” version of the Beetle, the iconic vehicle dreamed up in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche that became Adolf Hitler’s vision of the “people’s car”.
In the modern age, it seems like classic cars have taken a backseat (pun intended) to modern vehicles. Both classic and modern cars have great things to offer, but if you’ve forgotten just how amazing classic cars are, here’s a little guide to jog your memory.
Contessa, India’s first luxury sedan came to Indian market in the mid 80s when Indian roads were ruled by Ambassadors and Premier Padminis. Contessa soon became a status symbol in India. The car was mostly used by top business men and ministers.
All good things must come to an end. That includes the last of some cars. On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the last Volkswagen Beetle came off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico. Never again will that particular car be made. The recognizable classic car has been around for the last 81 years. Plenty of the classic cars used to be seen often on the highways. Now they are rarely seen. Sales declined from 46,000 in 2013 to just 15,166 last year, according to Autodata Corp.
This classic car show was held on the lawns of Christchurch Quay, Christchurch in Southern England. The number of visitors was not known, as entry to the show was free. However, the organizers (Classic Cars on The Prom 2019) estimated that some 380 classic vehicles took part. The only qualification for displaying at this show was any vehicle that was manufactured before 31st July 1983.
If you own a vintage car, then you would definitely want to take good care of the car and maintain it perfectly. The point is that you may want to resell your vintage car or want to gift it to someone or you may just want to hold on to that Vintage car. Whatever be the motivation, you would still need to take good care of the car so as to ensure that it does not fall into disrepair and disuse. Here are a few tips which should enable you to take better care of your vintage car.
In its hundred-plus years of business, Mercedes-Benz has been able to redefine how cars are supposed to look, ride, and drive. The company blazed a trail since the very first modern car, and now, they're still leading the pack. It's a company known for excellence, plain and simple.
The Chevy Chevelle was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates. The Chevelle Super Sport, or SS represented Chevrolet's ticket into the muscle car battle. It began as the ultimate working stiff’s muscle car and remained so from 1964 through its peak in 1970 fading out to the last model Chevelle SS in 1973.
Studebaker is one of those very few car brands we wish would come back to life. It was a brand known for reliability, innovation, and having a touch of class that would make most people turn a little green with envy. Though it died after Henry Ford personally went after the company, Studebaker lives on as a name associated with collector cars and more.