9/12/09

5 American Classic Cars are the real movie stars.

There are various American Classic Cars around us. But only some of them are capable to capture our attention and imagination on the big cinema's screen. And even less cars are capable to become a movie actor, instead of just the background. So, look through 5 American Classical Cars - the real movie stars.
Let's jump in...

And № 5 is 1958 Plymouth Fury in 'Christine'.
1958 Plymouth Fury is one of the fastest cars of '50s.
Besides the 1958 Plymouth Fury, two other Plymouth models, the Belvedere and the Savoy. took part in the movie. And actually, the 1958 Plymouth Fury were not destroyed for the film, because of the limited release of these models. Instead of the Fury models, the Savoy and Belvedere models which looked as the Fury model were destroyed for the John Carpenter's film.




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№ 4 is 1973 Ford Falcon in 'Road Warrior'.
I am is true fan of bad films. And as for me, 1973 Ford Falcon in 'Road Warrior' is the coolest car in the world. The car was equipped with various gadgets for driving around wasteland looking for villains and exterminating them. It is hard to imagine more suitable vehicle after the ruin of civilisation.




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№ 3 is 1970 Chevrolet Nova in 'Death Proof'.
'Death Proof' is Quentin Tarantino's fifth film. A psychopathic Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) pursues young women in the 'deathproof' car. But we will not talk about movie's plot here. If you haven't watch, you can download this movie by clicking a link below and watch 'Death Proof'. First off, the car attract our attention. It is hard to imagine a scarier car. With a modified Death By Stereo logo on the hood and one mean duck for a hood ornament, this car is the vehicle's standard of the psychopaths.






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№ 2 is 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in 'Vanishing Point'.
'Vanishing Point' became a great cult hit from the early 70's. And white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T became a symbol of supreme liberty and a symbol of protest against public hypocrisy.
The idea to make a movie with new Dodge Challenger R/T came in producer Richard D. Zanuk's mind. He wanted to show his gratitude to Chrysler for the cars which XX Century Fox held under lease for years for only one dollar per day.
Five cars took part in a movie. Four of five cars were Dodge Challenger R/T 440 and one of five cars was Dodge Challenger R/T 383 with an automatic transmission. In the movie ending, the 1967 Camaro's body stuffed with an explosive and dressed to look like the Dodge Challenger was destroyed in a car сrash.




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№ 1 is 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 in 'Bullitt'.
The 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 is well-known because of taking part in the most well-known episode of the movie. In this scene, Frenk Bullit (Steve McQueen), in a dark green Ford Mustang G.T.390 Fastback pursues two killers. But murderers are trying to disappear in the Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum. It is the most remembered car chase through the streets of San Francisco. And one of the first scenes which was shot in a big way, and one of the most influential scenes in a world filmmaking.




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9/3/09

Simple way to get asking price for a used car.

Check out these tips it will help you to get asking price or even increase the used Classic Car Prices:


Before the potential buyer comes and looks at your car, you have to clean it thoroughly, inside, out and under the hood. Start by washing and waxing exterior. Make sure that you get rid of all interior and trunk mess. Your car should be completely clear of any personal things as well. Then vacuum and wipe down the interior surfaces. And do not forget to clean all the windows. This work is the essential detail of the prepping if you want to make your car respectable and giving a good first impression. You can do this work on your own or by a professional cleaners to save your time. It can cost from $20-$50 for a facile cleaning to $100-$200 for full cleaning.

Some little things such as broken the light bulbs, burnt fuses can make a big difference to a buyer. Consequently, remove broken parts and place new details showing that you have taken good care of your car.

If you have vehicle history report including a Carfax report showing the car's clean history it will also helps to increase the used Classic Car Prices. Presenting this document to potential buyer will build credibility and trust as well. Reports from Carfax are available online.

Prepare any service receipts for repairs and maintenance. This suggests that your used car is a reliable vehicle.

To avoid upsetting surprises at trade time you may invite your own mechanic to inspect the car's operating conditions. If you can afford around $100 you could find a third-party service to inspect your car. They will inspect the car at your office or garage. And they independently verify the car's description and general status. The service providers are available online or check out the local phone book.

Also you need to make a copy of your vehicle title in active preparation for the sale. Make the phone call your lending institution and request the title if you don't have it. They will send it to you with a lien release. Sometimes happens that you paid off the loan some years ago but the lending institution doesn't exist at the moment. In that case you could be helped by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (888-206-4662) to receive your title.

In conclusion, I'd like to add - be realistic and honest with yourself and price your car adequately.

Following these simple tips you will get your asking price or definitely increase the used Classic Car Prices.

7/27/09

The beginner's tips of buying American Classic Cars.

First off, before to buy the American Classic or Vintage Cars make sure that it's necessary for you? If you just want to collect something, look into collecting stamps or postcards, or what else.... These collector things do not break, they do not demand a repair. You will not need to build the garage for your collection. They will never leave you on a deserted street. They will not test you.
Have a walk on the street with yourself and decide what you need in life. If your wise decision is still have to have the collector car, learn steps 1-9 below.

Teach yourself.
Knowledge is a huge force which will help you to avoid making expensive errors. There are decisive nuances that you will need to know. For instance, what are the durabilitys and shortcomings of the vehicle of you choice? Would it rust? Is it difficult to buy parts? You will need to know about club supporting. Check the value trending and which years are most valued.

Check the price guides and then get rid of them.
First off, the price guides are perfect initial point. But using the price guide only, you won't get all information about American Classic ang Vintage Cars market. Don't forget to use other available resources.

Research current cars selling prices.
Make use of current information from the various opened online sources such as Hemmings, Old Cars Weekly, eBay etc. It will help you to get a starting point information and show the value trending as well.

You need to visit local car shows.
Make inquiries about the car you are really interested in through the cars' owners. You will be interested to know a lot of new about American Classic and Vintage Cars at first-hand. You have not to be afraid of asking questions about car collectors' passion. It will be really helpful for your study.

Avoid cars auctions.
If you the beginner at auction you cannot find good bargains. Unlike the skilled buyers you can pay more than it is necessary.

Find out, if there is a local shop in your region which specializes on restoration of the cars which you are interested in. They will definitely help with useful tips. Also they might help you to find local sales. Eventually, they would like to find a new customer.

Join the American Classic and Vintage Cars owners' club.
In most cases, clubs affably meet the beginners. Because car collectors are the kindest and the most obliging people who have been carried away by the classic and vintage cars. In club you will meet new friends who will be the treasure of an information and supporting. They will definitely give you a lot of helpful information on finding of the good deal. Or you could find the car which is sell by someone of clubmen. The American Classic and Vintage Cars collecting hobby offers remarkable communications with people. Sometimes, the club members are allow to cars to go for under value when they knew well the buyer and would be assured that you will take care of the new acquisition well.

Do not consider that you will pay purchase price only.
You need to consider the expenses for restoration. And also pay attention to availability of parts. Do not try to buy the rarest car at once. Otherwise, without having enough experience, you will pay the fortune for search or manufacturing of the rare parts. And you will not find satisfaction in car collecting. It would be better, if you started car collecting with easier car.

Your haul will be long.
American Classic Cars are not a postage stamps or postcards which can be stored in any box permanently. They doesn't demand to be taken special care. All that they need is little climate control and light removal of a dust. Cars are like a living things. Something happen at times. Parts rot and rust, , fluids leak, seals dry out etc . Like your loved friend's shortcomings you put up, the old classic cars will challenge your love sometimes. By the way, many car collectors enjoy hard relationships with their collection cars. Car collectors like to tinker and fix car's problems. Then they discuss these problems at club meeting.

And if, after reading these tips you as before feel that your life will be waste without the collector car, good luck. I'm sure that you will find satisfaction and surprising rewards in the collecting American Classic and Vintage Cars. Also remember one thing - American Classic and Vintage Cars are almost always cheaper when they were restored by someone than restore it on your own.

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7/11/09

American Classic and Vintage Cars collectors can use older license plates.

American Classic and Vintage Cars owners have the new law to keep up with.

This law took effect July 1 which allows American Classic and Vintage Cars owners to finish the vintage appearance of their vehicle with the old-fashioned black and yellow California plates.


Department of Motor Vehicles has adopted a rule saying that owners of the automobiles, motorcycles and trailers from 1969 or earlier, and pickup trucks or commercial vehicles from 1972 or earlier are able to re-register their cars with out-of-dated license plates.

Before to get a plate, car owners have to check the plate that they prefer with the DMV and make sure that the numbers aren't used. Then car owners need to pay the application fee $45 to use the numbers. The license plate's sticker must meet the car's year.

The license plates of the 1963-1969 have black backgrounds and yellow numbers and letters. The license plates of the 1970-1990 have blue backgrounds with yellow numbers and letters.

This is an opportune law for all motorists who drive older cars. Nowadays, the whole vintage image of American Classic and Vintage Cars is available.

6/26/09

What is the best choice between two American Classic Cars?

Are you thinking of buying American Classic Cars, but you on a limited budget? Despite the economic crisis, your desire to own of one of the icon of American Classic Cars' industry is getting stronger day by day? What would you prefer, if you did not wish to pay more than $25.000 for a nice new american car.

As for me this problem has two possible solutions - the 2010 Ford Mustang V6 and the Chevrolet Camaro.


So, on the one hand we have the Ford Mustang with lower entry-level price and useful interior features. On the other hand we have the Chevrolet Camaro with unmatched performance. Let's go through these Camaro's and Mustang's features in detail to help you to make a right choice.

The Chevrolet Camaro with a high-tech 3.6L V-6 engine making 304 hp, for $22,995. Thank to the modern design the Camaro's ride is a smoother and more planted. Some of the Camaro's drivers have noted that the Camaro V-6 is fun to drive. In comparison with Camaro's ride, the Mustang’s ride and handling isn’t refined. This can be because of the Mustang’s outdated suspension technology.

If performance is a less important to you then the Ford Mustang is your choice. The Ford Mustang V6 with 4.0L engine making 210 horsepower has a lower base price of $20,995. This price doesn't include an $850 destination fee. As the Mustang has the lower entry price, you can afford some optional equipment in your limited $25,000 budget. You can afford an automatic transmission for $995, for example. Only for $23,995 you can afford an upgraded interior features includes leather seats, a powerful stereo and ambient lighting.

The Camaro can't match the Mustang Premium's interior features, even with its higher-optioned 1LT trim for $23,880. As consequence of it you can't stay in $25,000 budget. An automatic transmission are available on the Camaro V6 for $995. Only expensive Camaro's models has the leather seats . The upgraded stereo is an option for $495.

And one more important specification that to deserve mention is the fuel economy rate. Use of direct-injection technology and six-speed transmissions help the Camaro to achieve an impressive results. 17 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway for models with the manual transmission. For the models with the automatic transmission the fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Mustang’s fuel economy ratings are 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway for the models with manual transmission. But 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway for the models with auto transmission. Furthermore one more recommendation is use regular unleaded gasoline for the Mustang and Camaro as well.

I hope this information will help you to become one of many happy owners of the American Classic Cars.

6/21/09

5 affordable convertibles for summer activity.

Oh...Yeahhh! The convertible time has finally came to us. You can feel the warm sun on your faces and the fresh summer breeze just give rise to feelings of freedom and flying. I would like to present Top five convertibles for cheaper than $30,000, because despite the difficult time, we still need some few happiness in the summer air.

1. Ford Mustang

First of all, the world famous the icon of American Classic Cars - a Ford Mustang. The lowest price of the Ford Mustang convertible with a 4.0L V6 engine is about $29,699. The car's retro style and 210 horsepower under the hood still demands respect on the highway as well as it was during the 1960s. New face of the 2010 model has been a little bit lifted. And in the interior you will find the biggest improvement. These changes are achieved by using materials of higher quality.

2. Mazda MX-5

MX-5 is a quintessential convertible sports car. The lowest price of the Mazda MX-5 is $28,995. 167 hp under the hood in combination with 140 pound-feet of torque offers a good fuel economy of 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres. The redesign for the 2010 model made the sporty and light MX-5 looks more aggressive. Another good thing that Mazda MX-5 offer is a retractable power hardtop as an option.

3. Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper S convertible is every time invariable a highly rated choice. The Cooper with four-cylinder engine which fun to drive is starting at $29,950. This is a bright vehicle that being proud of driving dynamics and a courageous style. And one more thing to deserve mention is the fuel economy. The fuel economy vary from 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway to 7.1 L/100 km in the city.

4. Pontiac Solstice

The base price of this aggressive roadster begins at $29,055. The car has 173 hp engine and 167 lb-ft of torque on tap. Pontiac Solstice has a swoopy style and a slightly rear end. Thanks to that the Solstice has an amazing presentable appearance. You can image that the Pontiac Solstice is a lot more high-priced than it is becouse of the application of new technologies and higher quality materials.

5. Volkswagen New Beetle

And another modern classic car - the Volkswagen New Beetle convertible. The base price begins at $26,975. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine pushing 150 hp it's an attractive choice for affordable price. The car's style can be described as the nostalgia and the retro-chic. Сoming with a tiny flower vase on the dashboard unexpectedly certainly compensates for not as sporty style as some of the Volkswagen New Beetle opponents.

6/11/09

The idols of American Classic Cars have never depreciated at all.


Despite the latest informations of Chrysler and GM that they are going to close hundreds of US dealerships for survival, the people's desire to own of American Classic Cars is still strong. Around the country the auctions of American Classic muscle and vintage Cars are intersted for thousands of American cars' collectors and enthusiasts.

About 1,250 greatly in-demand car models of Pontiac GTOs and Plymouth Hemi Cudas, Chevrolet Corvettes and Packard Woody Wagons, Plymouth Hemi Cudas and other original American Classic Cars were invited to the auction at the 22nd annual Spring Classic organized by Mecum Auto Auction which held lately at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 10,000 people or even more visited this event which held on a huge territory.

That was a really cool events where each person could find what they needed. The buyers and sellers could find a good deals. And just curious people could run away from their domestic problems for a couple hours.

American Classic Cars. 1965 Pontiac GTO, are still in-demand

About 63 percent of the cars were sold by weekend. Some classic Chrysler models lost 20 % to 30 % on average of their values. It might was happening becouse of Chrysler's bankruptcy troubles but the fact that Chryslers were increasing in cost over the last few years, it's not so lamentably becouse they are the first time to decline. The least affected are GM cars. And Ford cars are in the centre.

So, the irony is that despite the recession we can find and see bright spots in the market economy and the car industry. People still love the old cars that's why American Classic Cars are alive and well.

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6/9/09

Discover a gainfull employment : Start collecting American Classic Cars.

American Classic Cars similar to the excellent Bordeaux, growing in worth as models vanish from the highways and curiosity drives up values.

But now, when there is no guarantee of success in investing heavily in anything, American Classic Cars' collectors say that collecting classic cars are profitable.

American classic Cars are almost a liquid funds. When you need to, you can sell them at an auction or even online. And for the most cases they keep their price or they increase. But it's difficult to predict the guaranteed profitability of all classic cars. Some of American classic cars tend to follow the economy as flippant collectors to sell out the vehicles when they want money. On the other hand, extremely uncommon cars tend to sell at a much higher price than inflation rate.


Unfortunately, even the car's market has seen hard times with the economy. However, some collectors and auctioneers keep on collecting American Classic Cars and banking that income will be there in years to come.
Most American Classic Cars have lost about 10-15 percent in price during the recession in trade. But before that they had 15 years of unimpeded rate increase.
Anyway, many collectors are predicting that American Classic Cars' values to start back with the economy soon.

As for European cars such as Mercedes-Benz 300 SL models, rare Bentleys and Ferraris are almost doubling in cost in the last few years for some models.

So, if you are looking to get into collecting American Classic Cars for profit, do follow two simple rules:

Buy only what you like, but you need to limit down your investigation to a limited number of American Classic Cars that you would be willing to own.
The cars come with maintenance price, including some capital costs like insurance, repairs and storage that should be taken in consideration into owning an investment vehicle.

And remember, unlike your equity portfolio that sits in an account, you have a garage full of American Classic Cars and you can go out and enjoy.

6/1/09

American classic cars comeback into the market place.

Followers of the American Classic Cars got a peep at the latest Chevrolet Camaro on Thursday evening at Holm Automotive Center Inc., 2005 N. Buckeye.

When the cover was plucked off the visitors saw a red 2010 Chevrolet Camaro for nearly $30,000.


When the automobile plants are struggling for survival it was a large shove for GM to reintroduced the new Camaro into the market place.

Some other Camaros were parked near the newest version as well. Among these cars people could see the cars from 1967, 1968 and 1986. The latest Camaro got the highest rating from visitors who desired to sit in the driver’s seat and look at the motor.

The model of Camaro which was presented on the Holm Automotive plot was a RS and had the transmission and engine setup that the new Camaro gets almost 30 miles per gallon on the road.

If you saw this car for only about five minutes, you would definitely fall in love with it.
The new Camaro brought back the happy remembrance of the American Classic muscle Cars created by General Motors. This does bring back a lot of the classic inheritance of the American Classic Cars, the characteristics are so classic and sets it apart.

American people love a Classic muscle Cars. The muscle cars are astonishing. Even when you drive or just sit in the driver’s seat at muscle car it feels so wonderful. You are the best.

5/19/09

"1" does not always mean 100% American.

The outcome from a latest research by Gallup declares a strong growth in buyer interest for American car brands. It's totally fine, only there are less American car brands in existence than earlier. The recent decrease in sales volume of Pontiac, Saturn and Hummer leave just ten really American brands: Chrysler and Dodge, Cadillac and Jeep, Buick and Ford, Mercury and Lincoln, Chevrolet and GMC trucks as against almost 2,000 American brands which has been registered since the industry's beginning.

Thousands of autos that we think were built by United States' automobile plants might have been built by Canada's plants or in Mexico. Although it m
ay be decked with badge that verifies Ford or Chrysler, it's a chance that the car could came out of a U.S.A.-based assembly plant owned by a company abroad. However, the Mercury Grand Marquis, is still being created, but not from an assembly plant in the US. It's built in St. Thomas, Canada, Ontario, while the Ford Crown Victoria has been discontinued.

Here some
American cars which have actually been built in other countries:
Buick Lacrosse has been assembled in Canada nowadays. As for Chevrolet HHR it's been built in Mexico. Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion and Chrysler PT Cruiser has been assembled in Mexico as well. Next, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Flex, Dodge Charger and Challenger, Lincoln MKX and Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis has been assembled in Canada. Chevrolet Aveo has been built in Korea.

What about foreign cars? Many of it are actually assemble
d in the United States. For example, the Toyota Camry and Avalon, BMW's Z4, the Honda Element and Accord all these cars are actually built in the United States.

Sometimes when we think we are supporting our homeland makers we are practically contributing to the coffers of foreign companies.
So, are we supporting our own compatriots, when we buy American cars? What about foreign cars which were built in the U.S.A. ? How do we realize the difference?

You can find the solution straight on the auto's dashboard in the 17-digit number which called Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). In fact, you will find the solution located in the first letter or number of the VIN.

A #1 denotes that the car was built in the United States; the #4 and #5 as a rule show that the car was built abroad. A #2 denotes that the car was built in Canada, the #3 denotes that the car came from Mexico. Letters are as well used to identify where the car came from, the letter "J" represents Japan, "K" identify Korea, "W" represents Germany, "S" indicates that car is from England, "Y" for Sweden.

Anyway, some cars which built in the United States are built with 50% or more foreign components. So, a VIN beginning with "1" does not actually mean that these cars are absolutely American.
Another good thing, read the window sticker - U.S. manufacturers are necessary to specify the source of a car's parts and its final assemblage point.

So, if you were thinking about purchasing a new car, hope it would be 100%
American car.

5/8/09

Seven cars for collectors to be.

Imagine, what the cars of the modern history have a good chance will goes down in history as the Classic Cars in 20-25 years.


So, let see what we have.


#7 - Lamborghini Reventon

Some of us has thought that Lamborghini’s bosses were planning “to make money easy” at the Lamborghini Reventon first appearance. Some of us look at the Lamborghini Reventon’s posters with the heart break.

Lamborghini Reventon is 2-door coupe with the 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12 engine based on Murcielago LP640. The Reventon accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in the 3.4 seconds, and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 340 km/h (210 mph).

This supercar has a good chance to become the rarest car in the world because only 200 cars were produced. And the prices of new cars are more than one million Euro.


#6 – Renault Avantime

Originally the Renault Avantime was taken as the marketers’ joke. A few people believed that the Renault Avantime is useful large 3-door coupe.

Nowadays, you can buy the Renault Avantime with great discount in comparison with initial cost. But this car might goes up in price in 20 years time because people love of buying unnecessary old things.



#5 - Mercedes SLR McLaren

A Anglo-German joint development is the Mercedes SLR McLaren. Today this is one of the most expensive and powerful cars.

Mercedes SLR McLaren’s versions are 2-door coup or 2-door roadster uses carbon fibre for its entire body construction in an attempt to keep the weight low. Mercedes SLR McLaren accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in times less than the 3.7 seconds, and reaches a maximum speed of 334 km/h (208 mph).


#4 - Pontiac Aztek

The Pontiac Aztek was designed by GM when crossovers were so popular. But even being in popular demand the Pontiac Aztek has been voted the ugliest car in the world.

But in ten years the Pontiac Aztek will become a collectable car and the vivid example of the pre-economic crisis’ wastage of General Motors. Most people love of buying the “freaks”.


#3 - Hummer H2

The Hummer H2 became an epoch-making car for Hummer. These cars opened the “door to the hearts’ buyers”. But the luxury of inside of a car and huge spending of fuel has shut that door at the same time. The Hummer H2 reaches speed of 60 km/h in 8.2 seconds and spends about one US gal. per 13 miles. Despite, these people who were buying these cars really knew what they purchased.


#2 - Audi TT

In 1995 at the Frankfurt Motor Show the Audi TT was first time shown as a concept car. In 1999 the Audi TT Roadster was presented under the name Audi TTS. The producers were proud of TT’s aerodynamics which wasn’t as good as thought. The death of some owners was caused by insufficient car’s aerodynamics. Therefore the cars in original version have a good chance to become the classic cars in 20-25 years time.



#1 - Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a fabulous car for huge amount of money. And it doesn’t matter that only 200 examples of the Veyron have been built. The number of the Bugatti Veyron’s fans grows with each passing day.

But it is difficult to imagine how much will the Veyron cost in a few years. Nowadays the initial cost of the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is more than 1,000,000 euro.


Who knows what will happen in 20 years time?

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