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Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic

Read about our favorite classic cars. We'll tell you what cars to look for, why they are collectible now, and what to pay for these gems.

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Collectible Classic: 1953-54 Buick Skylark
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1953-54 Buick Skylark

Offered only as a convertible, the Skylark was designed to exude an aura of power and unrestrained elegance, with its low windshield and open wheel wells.
Automobilemag
| Aug 24, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1974-88 Fiat/Bertone X1/9
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1974-88 Fiat/Bertone X1/9

So many mid-engine Italian exotics of the 1970s were wedge-shaped--the De Tomaso Pantera, the Maserati Bora, the Lamborghini Countach--that you might think they came from doorstop manufacturers instead of automakers. But Italy's most popular wedge came from lo
| Aug 20, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1988-89 Mazda 323GTX
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1988-89 Mazda 323GTX

Ask any car enthusiast to name an all-wheel-drive, turbocharged Japanese rally car for the street, and you'll inevitably get the same two answers every time: Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. But long before these stars of Gran Turismo became
| Jun 21, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1968-70 AMC Javelin
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1968-70 AMC Javelin

A well-pedigreed and unusual American muscle car.
| May 17, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1957-65 Alfa Romeo Giulia / Giulietta SS
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1957-65 Alfa Romeo Giulia / Giulietta SS

Ordinary under the skin, extraordinary everywhere else. We look back at this rare but affordable Italian beauty from Alfa.
Sam Smith
| Apr 18, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1959-68 Mercedes-Benz \
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1959-68 Mercedes-Benz "Fintail" Sedans

According to several of its senior officers, Daimler-Benz essentially "ceased to exist" in the aftermath of World War II, building just 214 passenger cars in 1946. By 1959, however, the company had clawed its way back to prominence on the shoulders of iconic p
Erik B. Johnson
| Feb 16, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1985-94 Bentley Turbo R
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1985-94 Bentley Turbo R

Proof that a rolling living room could rock.
Automobilemag
| Jan 29, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1973-74 Volkswagen Thing
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1973-74 Volkswagen Thing

All hail the bucket car!
Erik B. Johnson
| Jan 29, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1974-90 Lamborghini Countach
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1974-90 Lamborghini Countach

The beauty of concept, the horrors of plastic surgery.
| Jan 29, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1934-1937 Chrysler/De Soto Airflow
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1934-1937 Chrysler/De Soto Airflow

Chrysler's streamlined star that couldn't find an audience.
Automobilemag
| Jan 26, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1968-73 Datsun 510
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1968-73 Datsun 510

There was a time when buying a Japanese car marked you as someone a little short on common sense. It was a time when anything made on that side of the Pacific was regarded as tinny and short-lived, a time when the best-selling car in America wasn't a Toyota. D
Sam Smith
| Jan 26, 2007
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Collectible Classic: 1983-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1983-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

The car-geek bug stings everyone differently. It happened to me in 1985, when my father dragged me along to the local Ford dealership to check out a used Ford Tempo. No, it wasn't the Tempo--the epitome of crappy American sedans--that started my addiction but
| Jan 25, 2007
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