Before Costco and Walmart, Sears Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward were America’s big-box stores, selling everything from dress shirts to diamonds and from tools to cars and motorcycles.
At a recent Porsche club gathering, the talk was all about 914s as a number of the low, lean mid-engine sports cars from the early ’70s rolled into the parking lot.
Despite a difficult automotive market after World War I, the president of Buffalo’s Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, G. W. Mixer, announced net earnings of $1.7 million for 1920.
Think back to 1975:
Things for Buick in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s were much like they are now.
There are at least four reasons why classic motorcycles are on the rise among collectors:
Being offered for sale after 50 years of single-family ownership, this 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible comes with what the seller reports to be “unrivaled documentation.”
As you might expect, there is a chart in the materials Hyundai prepared for the news media regarding its 2017 Elantra model that compares the car to its likely competitors.
Cruising weather has arrived for most parts of the U.S. and a big, brash mid-century convertible loaded with chrome seems like just the antidote to the mundane.
One of my favorite things about working in the collector car hobby is hearing different reasons why people get into the hobby, and why they have the cars they do.