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February 23rd, 2005

Packard station wagon? Did Packard build station wagons? Well, of course Packard built station wagons. Prior to World War II there were wood-bodied wagons in both the One-Ten and One-Twenty lines, and who could forget the stylish 1948 Station Sedan, though it was more of a half-timbered affair. In the twilight years, 1957 and 1958,….
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February 16th, 2005

Wayne Graefen is a car journalist’s best friend. He travels widely, is always on the lookout for remarkable vehicles, and takes lots of pictures. This time he’s come up with the Continental drift. These days Continental is synonymous with Lincoln, but when this Continental was built no one at Ford Motor Company had contemplated such….
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February 9th, 2005

You’ve heard the stories – the Duesenberg that sold for $300 in 1952, the Rolls-Royce limo that once changed hands for $150. Yes, there was a time when even the automobiles now considered Full Classics™ by the Classic Car Club of America were just old cars – cheap old cars at that. Those days will….
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February 2nd, 2005

Passengers entering this vehicle usually don’t see it from this angle, as their eyes are closed. The coachwork, which may look unusual, is British, and the chassis underneath it is Buick, not terribly common for a hearse. In the United States, most hearses now look something like this Superior Crown Sovereign, or the S&S Cadillac….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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