Sunday, November 24, 2013

1940 DeSoto Hood Ornament

Cool Hood Ornament seen on a 1940 DeSoto, here's the car...

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...and here's the hood ornament...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Re-purpose that old Luxury Sedan!

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This one appears to have received a well thought out treatment, interesting what you find at different shows!

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Yes, it does have a Hemi.

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Rear glass was re-purposed also!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Unique MG Delivery

One of a Kind? Probably, have you seen another? MG Delivery...
















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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just a cool looking little Hot Rod

Cars like this just make you smile, simple, clean, looks good standing still.



























































































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Monday, November 18, 2013

New 2014 Jeep® Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition: A Classic Throwback With Modern Capability

A Jeep® purist’s dream: Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition a salute to the earliest civilian Jeep vehicles
Based on Wrangler Sport model, with array of additional off-road hardware for increased capability
New Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition available in Jeep showrooms early next year at a U.S. MSRP of $25,795

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

November 18, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The roots of America’s love affair with Jeep® can be traced to World War II, as the one-of-a-kind vehicle dutifully served the U.S. military with its durability and ruggedness. The affinity for Jeep gained traction as the first civilian Jeep (“CJ”) vehicles – the Willys-Overland CJ-2A – reached the public in 1945. The CJ-2A, and successor CJ-3A, was immortalized for its go-anywhere capability and strictly functional amenities.

Beginning early next year, when the new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition arrives in Jeep showrooms, customers can connect with the original Jeep vehicle’s rugged and purely functional capability. The latest Wrangler special edition makes its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

“The new Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is a Jeep purist’s dream, delivering a Jeep vehicle that harkens back to the original, classic CJs of the 1940s,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This new Jeep vehicle delivers pure functionality and rugged capability in a unique package that recognizes the origins of the brand.”

Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the Willys Wheeler Edition features upgraded hardware, including a Dana 44 rear axle with Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential and 3.73 gears, BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain LT255/75R17 tires, rock rails and a new Jeep Trail Rated Kit that includes a D-Ring, tow strap and gloves in a Jeep-branded bag. This works with the Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio to give the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition its improved off-road chops.

Special exterior design cues include a gloss black grille with black Jeep badge, gloss black front and rear bumper appliques, historic satin black “4 Wheel Drive” rear tailgate decal and “Willys” hood decals and unique high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Willys Wheeler Edition comes standard with a Sunrider soft top and deep-tint sunscreen rear windows. A premium Sunrider soft top and black-splatter Freedom Top are available.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

Willys Wheeler Editions feature the Connectivity Group with SiriusXM satellite radio, and Sport S-based models have the Power Convenience Group and Premium Tire Pressure Monitoring System as standard. Jeep Wrangler’s iconic half doors are an option.

The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition features the award winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. or torque. It is available with a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission, and delivers up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

Available in any Jeep Wrangler color, the Willys Wheeler Edition has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail price (MSRP) of $25,795 for two-door models and $29,595 for Unlimited (four-door) models. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are built at the Toledo Supplier Park in Toledo, Ohio.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

All images courtesy Chrysler.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

'52 Olds 88 with a beautiful patina.

This Olds with the great patina was also seen at the 36th Annual CHVA Old Cars & Parts in Tucson, AZ on October 27th 2013.

There is just something cool about this look on an old car, this type of patina, best created by a desert environment, adds a tremendous amount of character to any vehicle.

I would proudly drive this as a daily driver even though it has too many doors. Clean up the interior, add some hidden AC, make sure the drivetrain is in good shape and have fun!

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'58 Impala - Needs Restoration

I saw this '58 Chevrolet Impala while at the 36th Annual CHVA Old Cars & Parts show in Tucson, Arizona 3 weeks ago.
I always wonder how these cars came to be in this condition, if only they could tell their stories.

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