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Car of the Week: 1964 Plymouth Savoy police car

Some years back, the Santa Monica Police Department was looking to restore a vintage police car for parades and as a PR tool for the department’s upcoming centennial celebration. Members of the department bent over backwards to find an original 1964 Plymouth Savoy police car.

Car of the Week: 1965 Rambler Marlin

Jim Schutz wasn’t sure what kind of car he wanted when he began snooping around for a new hobby vehicle last winter. He was just hoping he’d spot the right one when he saw it.The right car turned out to be unique on many fronts. Not only was it an AMC,...

Car of the Week: 1954 Allard K3

Only 62 Allard K3s were built (though another source claimed 63) during the production run with most going to the United States. Nearly three-fourths of them are known to exist today. One of those surviving cars, a 1954 Cadillac-powered example, is owned by Don Baron of Lansing, Mich.

Car of the Week: 1961 Buick Special

Nick Lehman needed three rough and deteriorating old Buicks to produce one good. By the time he was done, however, the Fremont, Wis., resident had a whole that was greater than the sum of its parts, and certainly one of the nicest 1961 Buick Specials in existence.

Car of the Week: 1952 Lincoln Capri

Mike Denney is a confirmed fan of cars that are authentic and unmolested. Given a choice between a modified car and one that’s unmolested, he’ll lean to the factory-issue version most of the time.Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. A few years back when Denney came across a beautiful...

Car of the Week: 1934 De Soto Airflow

Story and photos by David Temple The De Soto automobile, named for the 16th century Spanish explorer, filled a mid-price void in the Chrysler Corp. lineup when it was announced on May 6, 1928. Introduction of a line of seven 1929 models occurred three months later, on Aug. 4. However, some...

Car of the Week: 1931 Ford Model A custom

Immersed in the hot rod hobby from age seven, Atascadero, Calif.’s Kristine Barbosa is no stranger to the garage. More recently as the wife of a busy builder, Kristine has witnessed the ground-up approach, so she fully understands the commitment required to see a build all the way through. With a...