Archive for 2016

Dec
30
1931 Cadillac 370A Coupe

1931 Cadillac 370A Coupe

Note: This article is reprinted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile

By Jack Stewart

The Cadillac V-12 will forever stand in the shadow of the marque’s landmark V-16. The latter stunned the automotive world when introduced and continues to be favored over the V-12 with collectors. In its day, though, the Series 370 Twelve quickly outsold its more august brother by a considerable margin.

Dec
29
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

By Don Sikora IICollectible Automobile Magazine

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Alfa Romeo’s long-promised return to the American market has seemingly been in the works since imports of the 164 sedan ended in 1995. Less than 10 years ago, Maserati dealers sold Americans about 100 $250,000-plus Alfa 8Cs. But more attainable models were only promised, not delivered. Finally, after countless delays, the first examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C hit the company’s small network of Stateside dealers in late 2014.

Dec
28
2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo in Aspen White (a $295 option)

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 411

Fuel Used: 14.8 gallons

Dec
27
1970 Jaguar XJ6

1970 Jaguar XJ6

Note: This article is reprinted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile

By Jack Stewart

Jaguar’s XJ is one of the longest running model names in the industry. The XJ made its debut in September 1968 as a 1969 model, and Jaguar’s flagship sedan is still badged XJ 47 years later.

Dec
26
Ford Ranger Splash

1993 Ford Ranger Splash

By Don Sikora IICollectible Automobile Magazine

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Introduced for 1983, the Ford Ranger compact pickup’s first major redesign didn’t come until 1993. The previous truck’s simple, straight lines were replaced with smooth, subtle curves, but overall the Ranger still resembled a smaller-scale F-150. Then Ford added more style later in the ’93 model year with the addition of the Ranger Splash.

Dec
22
2017 Nissan Pathfinder in Sandstone

2017 Nissan Pathfinder in Sandstone

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum AWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 310

Fuel Used: 18.0 gallons

Dec
21
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Blue Velvet Metallic

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in Blue Velvet Metallic

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 110

Fuel Used: 2.5 gallons

Dec
21
Classic Tire Ad

Detail of 1968 Firestone Tire Ad

You probably haven’t seen much tire advertising lately, and there’s good reason for that. Modern tires typically last more than 50,000 miles, meaning most consumers don’t do all that much tire shopping.

Dec
20
2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD in Iridium Blue

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 247

Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons

Dec
19
1992 Geo lineup

1992 Geo lineup

General Motors wasn’t having an easy time getting the buying public to take its small-car offerings seriously in the 1980s. Its J-Car lineup, launched for the 1982 model year, provided all five retail-car divisions—including Cadillac—a modern entry into the subcompact arena. Sadly, the little front-drivers were plagued by quality issues and often dismissed by younger shoppers.

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