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Jul
03
1950 Dodge B-2-B

1950 Dodge B-2-B Panel Truck

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora II

For decades after the old-car hobby got rolling in earnest, there was an increasing emphasis on exacting nut-and-bolt restorations, the results sometimes being vintage vehicles that looked better in retirement than the moment they left the assembly line years before. In recent years, though, an appreciation for worn but undisturbed originals has arisen. Even some prestigious car-club meets and concours d’elegance have created “preservation” classes to include these hardy survivors.  

Jul
03
Cars of 1940

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Jul
02
2020 Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line in Silk Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line w/ 4Motion

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 324

Fuel used: 13.8 gallons

Jul
01
2020 Lexus LS 500h

2020 Lexus LS 500h AWD in Nightfall Mica

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2020 Lexus LS 500h AWD

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 560

Fuel used: 22.7 gallons

Jun
26
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 Crew Cab

2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 Crew Cab in Summit White

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2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 209

Fuel used: 15.3 gallons

Jun
26
JD Power Initial Quality

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Jun
24
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited in Billet Silver Metallic

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

Class: Minivan

Miles Driven: 172

Fuel Used: 3.2 gallons

Jun
23
Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited in Portofino Gray

Consumer Guide Automotive 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 460

Fuel used: 14.9 gallons

Jun
19
Ram Rebel Diesel

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 in Billet Silver Metallic (a $200 option)

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2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 182

Fuel used: 9.3 gallons

Jun
19
Cadillac Super Cruise Enhancements

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