Restorable Classic Cars For Sale
RESTORABLE CLASSIC CARS FOR SALE. CUSTOM CARS FOR SALE IN HOUSTON.
Restorable Classic Cars For Sale
- classic cars
- Classic car is a term used to describe an older car, but the exact meaning is subject to differences in opinion. The Classic Car Club of America, maintains that a car must be between 20 and 45 years old to be a classic, while cars over 45 years fall into the Antique Class.
- (Classic car) To qualify as such for tax purposes, the car must be at least 15 years old at the end of the tax year, and have a market value of over £15,000
- Capable of being restored or reclaimed; as, restorable land
- for sale
- For Sale is the fifth album by German pop band Fool's Garden, released in 2000.
- For Sale is a tour EP by Say Anything. It contains 3 songs from …Is a Real Boy and 2 additional b-sides that were left off the album.
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them are endlessly fascinating. A hands-on fantasy-fulfilling
experience of all the American Classics!!
DISC 1: CHEVROLET In 1955, Chevrolet’s Hot One burst on the scene
with a flurry of fins and chrome. This souped up car helped transform
Chevy’s image from meek to mighty. Includes the programs:
The Hot Ones 55- 57 Chevy, Corvette, and Chevy Bonus Features.
DISC 2: BUICK, OLDSMOBILE , PONTIAC , CADILLAC
A wily salesman and carriage builder, Billy Durant, was asked to help David Buick s struggling company. He stepped in, saw the potential and leveraged its assets to create one of the world’s largest corporation, General Motors. Includes the programs Buick, Oldsmobile, GTO, Cadillac.
DISC 3: FORD From the Thunderbird and the Mustang to the Cobra and the GT-40, Ford has always been an American Classic! And of course, don t forget about the Model T, the car
that started it all. Includes the programs: Thunderbird, Mustang, Cobra, GT-40, Model T.
DISC 4: CHRYSLER, STUDEBAKER, KAISER Take a journey through Chrysler’s greatest moments, from William Chrysler s founding of the company to the 1956 attempt of a Chrysler making it up Pike s Peak. Also includes the programs Avanti and
Kaiser, and a computer PDF Extra containing excerpts from Motorbooks Proving Ground, A History of Dodge,
Chrysler and Plymouth Racing and The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle.
DISC 5: DUESENBERG, PACKARD, TUCKER The ultimate, the top, the creme de la creme the builders of the Duesenberg defied the odds and entered the Depression era with the most costly, powerful and daring auto ever built. Also includes the programs Packard and Tucker.
DISC 6: OLDEST AUTOS, ORPHAN CARS Right from the start, the automobile captured the attention of people all over the world. We ll take a ride in the
oldest cars still on the road as we capture the spirit that invented these mechanical marvels. Also includes the program Orphan Cars.
The Volkswagen Type 181 "Kurierwagen", popularly known in the United Kingdom as the Trekker, in the United States as the Thing, and in Mexico as the Safari, was a small military vehicle produced by Volkswagen from 1969 to 1983, although civilian sales stopped in 1980. It was based in part on Volkswagen’s Type 1 (Beetle), and was a continuation and improvement over the Kubelwagen, which had been used by the German military during World War II. The name Kubelwagen is an abbreviation of Kubelsitzwagen, meaning "bucket-seat car".
During the 1960s, several European governments began cooperating on development of a vehicle known as the Europa Jeep, a lightweight, amphibious four-wheel drive vehicle that could be mass produced for use by various national military and government groups. Development of the vehicle proved time consuming, however, and the German government was in need of a limited number of light, inexpensive, durable transport vehicles that could fulfill their basic needs while the Europa Jeep was being developed and put into production.
Although Volkswagen had been approached during the 1950s about building such a vehicle, and had subsequently passed on the proposition, the then-current management of the company saw the project as having some amount of potential as a consumer vehicle; Mexican customers were asking for something that could handle rural roads better than the Type 1, which was a large seller in Mexico at the time, and the popularity of VW-based dune buggies within the U.S. made executives think that a durable, fun, off-road-capable vehicle would become attractive to many buyers. VW could keep cost to a minimum and thus maximize profitability by using existing parts.
Like the World War II era Type 82 Kubelwagen, the Type 181 used mechanical parts and a rear-engine platform, manual transmission & flat-4 engine derived from that of the Type 1. The floorpans came from the Karmann Ghia, which itself was based on the Type 1, and reduction gearing from the Volkswagen Transporter was used through 1973 when platform upgrades eliminated that setup in favor of revised parts.
Civilian sales began in Europe and Mexico during 1971, and in the U.S. in 1972, but the model was dropped from the American lineup for 1975 as it failed to meet new, stricter, safety standards. Notably the Type 181 was reclassified as a passenger vehicle, and thus subject to stricter safety standards, not as a light truck as is the case with the modern-day Chrysler PT Cruiser. The Windshield Intrusion Rule of the 1975 DOT standard called for a greater distance between the front seat occupants and the front window glass. This change was mandated after lighter cars made in reaction to the first fuel crisis caused hoods to cleave passengers in two in moderate speed impacts.
The Europa Jeep was a NATO dream, to have a vehicle where by each European NATO makers all combined to build a light duty patrol vehicle. The Volkswagen 181 was only supposed to fill in, until the time that the Europa Jeep was ready. From 1968 until 1979, over 50,000 Type 181 were delivered to the NATO forces. By 1979 the Europa Jeep project had fallen apart completely and was abandoned, and the German government began supplementing their consumption of 181’s with the new front-engined Type 183 Iltis, which featured four-wheel-drive based on the mechanical system from a VW Golf.
Despite the German government’s switch to the Type 183, European and Mexican sales of the civilian 181 continued through 1980, and several organizations, including NATO, continued to purchase military-spec Type 183 units through 1983, finding their reliability and low purchase and maintenance costs attractive.
Several region-specific variants of the 181 were produced during the vehicle’s lifetime, including an Acapulco Thing, originally designed for the Las Brisas Hotel in Acapulco. Running boards, special upholstery and paint schemes, and a surrey top were standard features. The Acapulcos are most easily identified by their striped paint scheme and were offered in orange and white, yellow and white, green and white, and blue and white.
The ‘182’ was the name given to the ‘181’ in right hand drive form.
1973 was the first year sold in the US Market. Mexico began producing them after 1972.
The 181 has become something of a cult classic, due in no small measure to its angular styling, which leaves no question as to its strictly utilitarian purpose. The doors are removable without tools, and the windshield folds down, similar to a Jeep. The interior is a perfect illustration of form following function, and its painted steel door panels and split, flat bench seats look appropriately post-modern, industrial chic today. The Thing was also the basis for the Roamer vehicle (with the customized bodywork of a Brubaker Box) on the CBS Saturday morning live action televi
Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.6 POLIZIA Replica
first registration: 1976
cubic capacity: 1556 cc
power: 108 PS
The Alfa Romeo Alfetta Typ 116 (here series 1 as Alfetta 1.6 (1974 – 1977) with 1570 cc / 108 hp (picture) or as Alfetta 1.8 (1972 – 1977) 1779 cc / 122 hp) is an Italian rear-wheel drive executive saloon car and fastback coupe produced from 1972 until 1987. It was popular due to its combination of a modest design with powerful engines, selling over 478’812 (in total incl. Coupe) units until the end of its production run (Alfetta series 1 1972 – 1977: 102’960 units), but in the final years its sales were down due to Alfa Romeo’s reliability problems that plagued the company through the late 1970s and early 1980s.The Sedan had a body designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, and the Alfetta GTV coupe (not to be confused with the more recent 1995 Alfa Romeo GTV, or the classic Giulia GTV), was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. In Germany the Alfetta Series 1 is distinguishable at the number of headlights. The cheaper 1.6 for Germany positioned as no-frills model has single lights, the 1.8 double lights (similar to the first BMW 3series). In other markets like Belgium, where the vehicle on the shot is brought from, both versions are equipped with double lights. The new Alfa Romeo Alfetta introduced a new drivetrain layout to the market in 1972. Clutch and transmission were housed at the rear of the car, together with the differential for a more balanced weight distribution, as used on the Alfetta 158/159 Grand Prix cars. The suspension relied on double wishbones and torsion bars at the front and a de Dion beam at the rear. The rear transaxle found on the Alfetta and derivatives- GTV, 90 and 75- provided these cars with excellent weight distribution. The transaxle design, in combination with inboard rear brakes and a well-located de Dion rear suspension, resulted in excellent traction and handling.The Alfa Romeo Alfetta became well known throughout the world since it was Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro’s official escort car, when, in 1978, he was first kidnapped, then killed, by the Italian Terrorist left-wing organization The Red Brigades (Brigade rosse). A fictionalised account of these events was produced as a critically well regarded Italian film, The Advocate, which also heavily featured Alfettas of all types, e.g. Carabinieri ‘Short Nose-Round Light’ (© en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_Giulia). Not only because of rust and reliability problems the Alfetta sedan does not develop well as classic car in the shadow of the Coupe Alfetta GTV. In Germany and other Nothern markets may exist only a few specimens of good condition or worthwhile to restore, in the Southern markets existed too many vehicles to develop an estimable relationship (similar to German family sedans of the 70s e.g. Audi 100, Ford Taunus, Opel Rekord or Volkswagen K70) what explains why the chances in getting a collectable or restorable Alfetta Sedan series 1 in Italy are not much higher than elsewhere (several Alfetta sedan were just disembowelled for restoration of Coupe Alfetta GTV). In my opinion the Alfetta Sedan is currently the most underestimated Alfa Romeo of the classic car’ scene.
20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade-by-decade, via 500-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Advertising has always been the dream work of industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of auto advertising. Narrated with introductory and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline and sidebars, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, influential historical events, and the influence of popular culture on car design. The car is an indicator of more than mere technological innovation; its trends are a reflection of the cultural zeitgeist, whether in the form of a VW Beetle or a road-ready Hummer. The Stone Age, the Bronze Age ours could be called the Automobile Age, and this collection puts you in the driver’s seat through the 20th century.