Each year Cars On Line.com publishes its YEAR IN REVIEW for its newsletter readers, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers. Join us in recapping some of the most memorable shows and car listings of the year, then help us by voting on which car you think deserves to be named the Cars On Line.com CAR OF THE YEAR. We'll reveal the winner in next week's newsletter. Click here to vote now. Our poll features all of our picks for Car of the Year, including those detailed in last week's Year in Review - Part 1. Let's continue!
In July we showed our newsletter readers one of the rarest Porsches in existence: the 1984 Porsche Kremer G5 Street 2. This particular Porsche super car was a street legal version of the great Porsche 935 that Kremer Racing developed in the late '70s and early '80s. It was offered for sale by GT Auto Lounge in California who told us it came from a private collection in Beverly Hills and traveled only 19k original miles. It was powered by a 3.3L Turbo engine with 4-speed manual transmission. According to the dealership, the incredible super car was one of just five in the world. Only two have made it to the United States. We offered a further look into its history on our Cars On Line Blog here: Rare 1984 Porsche Kremer GT Street 2 Super Car. It is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to cast your vote now.
Newsletter readers were introduced to one of the best deals you could get on a "blue collar" muscle car in July. A private seller from Georgia listed a 1970 Cougar Eliminator 428CJ for sale priced at $44,500. There were only 444 Cougar Eliminator 428CJs produced by Mercury in 1970. The seller said this was one of them. According to the ad, the Mercury muscle car wore Competition Orange paint and featured a black houndstooth interior. Under the hood the original engine had been rebuilt and created 450 to 500 horsepower. We offered a further look into its history on the Cars On Line blog here: Rare 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428CJ for sale. It is one of the candidates for Cars On Line's CAR of the YEAR competition. This 1970 Cougar Eliminator 428CJ is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to help decide which will win!
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in July:
1937 Ford Slantback
This all steel street rod SOLD in July. It featured a 350/330 hp motor.
1964 Chevy Nova Pro Street
A Run-Till-Sold ad helped sell this Nova.
1955 Ford Crown Victoria
This classic '50s cruiser found a new home in July.
1934 Dodge KC Pickup
This rare KC pickup SOLD in July. It had a price tag of just $18,500.
1956 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
Stunning Peacock Blue T-Bird found a buyer in July.
1969 Camaro Z11 Indy Pace Car
Nice shine. Showed well. SOLD in July.
1969 Camaro Z/28
This Z/28 featured a rare color combo and showed just 73k original miles.
1958 Chevy Impala
A SLIDE SHOW ad helped attract a buyer to this Onyx Black Impala.
For Mopar collectors it didn't get any better than the 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T we featured in our first newsletter of August. It was listed by a private collector from Rochester, Minnesota who told us the Bright Red muscle car was heavily documented and featured a 426/425 hp Hemi V8 under the hood. So, how rare is a 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T hardtop? According to well-known Mopar historian Galen Govier, there were only 287 produced in 1970. Of those, 150 were automatics. The example we featured in August was a D32 code 727 Torqueflite automatic. We offered a further look into its history on the Cars On Line blog here: 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T Hardtop - Pony With Horsepower. It is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote now.
Corvette aficionados were certainly excited when we featured this 1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible in the Cars On Line newsletter in August. The Marina Blue muscle car featured a stinger hood and sidepipes and was considered one of the most desirable Corvettes of all time. It had been listed by Legendary Motorcar Company who told us it was a NCRS Top Flight Award winner that came with a NCRS verified tank sticker. Under the hood it featured a numbers matching "JE" code L71 427 Turbo-Jet 3x2 (boasting 435 horsepower) and was linked to a 4-speed Close Ratio manual transmission. The interior was finished in a striking white and blue combo.
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in August:
1992 Corvette ZR1
A SLIDE SHOW ad helped sell this rare Black Rose ZR1 in August.
1968 Shelby GT500KR
This Shelby underwent a meticulous 5-year restoration.
1960 Chevy Biscayne Pro Touring
This custom Chevy SOLD in August.
1968 Hurst Olds
A Run-Till-Sold ad helped find a buyer for this Hurst Olds. It was #432 of 515.
1965 Plymouth Satellite Convertible
This convertible found a new home in August.
1964 Plymouth Sport Fury
"This car was built right." It SOLD in August.
We went to Auburn, Indiana in the first weekend of September for the 60th annual Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival. The festivities also celebrated Indiana's bicentennial. We took photographs and video of the Parade of Classics at Eckhart Park, visited the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum to learn more about the role of these iconic cars in the annuls of automotive history, and went in on some auction action with Auctions America at their Auburn Fall Auction. We saw a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan sell there for $880,000! A 1933 Duesenberg Model J Sunroof Berline by Franay sold for $715,000. A unique "Mechanimals" mechanical elephant named Wendell sold for $275,000. It was quite a weekend, and you can see it all with the link in our newsletter here.
This 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra appeared in our listings hot off the heels of a 1962 Shelby 289 Cobra selling for an all-time record high at the RM-Sotheby's Auction. Legendary Motorcar Company posted it and told us it was a late production Cobra with leaf springs, Weber carb, and full documentation. Incredibly, one of the prior owners was none other than Jim Inglese, of Inglese Induction Systems, the world's leading innovator in fuel injection and Weber carburetors. He helped it to win 1st Place at the SAAC Northeast Fall Rally. It's since been restored and recently SOLD, per the dealer's website. This 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote now!
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in September:
1978 Pontiac Trans Am SE
This Bandit Trans Am SOLD in 9 days!
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
"This is the third car my dad has SOLD with you."
1949 Chevy 3100 Pickup
Restored "What if..." truck. 1949 Chevy V8?
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Project
Our Project Section is popular!
1967 Mustang Fastback
"SOLD in under 2 weeks to a man in Spain!"
1970 Dodge Super Bee
Matching #s 440 Six Pack. Rotisserie resto.
We featured two incredible Nomad wagons in our October 7th issue. The one pictured here is a 1955 Chevy Nomad that won 1st Place at Goodguys on its first time out according to the private at from a seller in 9 Mile Falls, Washington. The flawless paint and powder coated frame were just some of the draws. There was a 350ci Chevy small block engine under the hood. It had a lowered stance and muscle car wheels, making it an impressive resto mod by all measures. The restoration took seven years! These are popular cars, and it didn't take long for it to join the ranks of our SOLD cars. Congrats to the new owner! This 1955 Chevy Nomad is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote now!
Auctions America brought this rare and desirable 1967 Corvette 427/435 Roadster to their auction at Hilton Head Island. It carried with it a staggering estimated value and still SOLD. Collectors must have appreciated the big block 427 tripower powerhouse. Other featured cars included a 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible, a 1933 Cadillac 370C V12 5-Passenger Town Sedan, and a 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Boxer. Click here to see even more!
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in October:
1955 Chevy Gasser
SOLD pretty quickly with a Run Till Sold ad.
1940 Packard 110 Coupe
Seller was impressed with the response.
1969 Camaro Z/28
This No. 2 condition car sold in less than a week!
1970 Dodge Dart Swinger
A PPG Waterborne paint job and more listed.
1949 Ford Custom
The ad included a SLIDE SHOW and video!
1955 Chevy 210
It took less than two weeks to sell this one.
The top Goodguys event of the year became the focus of our November 11th issue. Click here to see the story. We had our photographer at the show all weekend and posted updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as to our new Instagram. We hope you enjoyed the coverage! Features included Best of Show cars from prior shows competing for numerous Car of the Year awards, as well as over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks to view. It all went down at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona and was exactly the kind of show you wait all year long to see.
This 1969 Yenko Chevelle was one of 99 Chevelles built and one of only 35 currently accounted for in the Yenko Registry. "But the story gets even better..." That's why we made it the feature car for the November 25th edition of the Newsletter as readers may recently remember. It boasted a coat of special order Monaco Orange paint, an automatic Hurst Dual Gate shifter, correct GM factory assembly line detail, and an L72 427/450 horsepower MP 512 replacement block with correct 840 cylinder heads and correct 163 intake manifold. Even more incredibly, it had just 26,000 original miles according to the private seller in South Lyon, Michigan. It appeared in a SLIDE SHOW ad and is still looking for a new owner. Click here to see more. This 1969 Yenko Chevelle is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote!
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in November:
1955 Studebaker Commander
"I received many inquiries."
1970 Plymouth Cuda Convt
"SOLD another car for me." SLIDE SHOW
1956 Mercury Monarch Richelieu Phaeton
Had a 312ci V8 w/Holley teapot carb.
1965 Chevy Impala SS
This one SOLD in less than a week!
1969 Mooney M-10 Serial # 1 Airplane
There's more than cars on Cars On Line!
1995 Dodge Viper RT/10
A satisfied seller SOLD this high dollar exotic car.
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
The original buyer backed out, but we still SOLD it!
1961 Pontiac Bonneville
"I will use you again." -the seller of this Bubble Top.
If you want to know what it means exactly to be at the epitome of exotic sports cars, look no further than the 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000. It was our banner story for our first newsletter in December and boasted features like a high-revving V12, canteleavered "Lambo" doors, a red leather interior, and left hand drive. We're told it's the only one of its kind made with left hand drive for the U.S. market. The odometer read just 22,848 kilometers. The 5000 Ouattrovalvole engine produces 420 horsepower, revving up to 7,500 rpm! If you want to learn more about this one, just click here to see our entry on our blog page. This 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote for your favorite!
In December our newsletter readers got a glimpse at one rare Mustang: a 1970 Boss 302 W Code Mustang. It was listed by Show Your Auto.com who told us the rare Boss 302 W Code Mustang featured a 100 percent numbers matching original drivetrain, original buck tag, and a Marti Report. According to the Marti Report, it was one of only seven Medium Blue Metallic Boss 302s equipped with the W Code 4:30 rear gear that year. The reason so few W Code Boss 302s exist today is because Ford's advertising for the Boss 302 did not list a Super Drag Pack option. Many drag racers were just simply unaware. This particular Boss 302 might just have been the rarest unit out there – it was the only one with its options and produced in the Medium Blue Metallic color. We offered a further look into its history on the Cars On Line blog here: 1970 Boss 302 W Code Mustang Super Drag Pack. This 1970 Boss 302 W Code Mustang is one of the candidates for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR competition. Click here to vote!
Here are some of the special cars that SOLD in December:
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Seller said: "Best website to sell classic cars period!"
1923 Ford T-Bucket
All Ford! All SOLD! This T-Bucket found a new home in December.
1972 Fiat Giardiniera 500 Jolly Ghia
Estimated that fewer than 100 remain today.
1957 Chevy Bel Air Low Rider
An impressive custom lowrider.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner
SOLD just one day after posting!
1932 Ford Hi Boy Roadster
Chromed out and ready to show.
We're letting our readers vote for their favorite car listed on Cars On Line.com in the past year. The winner will be named the 2016 CAR of the YEAR! Your vote counts. Click the radio button below one of the cars. Then click the "Vote" button beneath the photos to submit your vote. The winner will be announced in next week's newsletter just before New Years Eve.
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