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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air: A Labor of Love

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The Bel Air brought a fresh, elegant look to Chevrolet. Bold features like hooded headlights, tailfins, and a wrap-around windshield really set this car apart. The Bel Air was a stylish machine and fast, too. Whether you drove it with stick shift (105 horsepower) or Powerglide (115 horsepower) this Chevy flew. The Bel Air was the start of Chevrolet’s reputation for building performance vehicles.

This 1954 Bel Air caught our eye and we think it’ll catch yours too. Owner Robert Placensia calls it his “labor of love.” Enjoy.

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The Saab Sonnett is a Two-Stroke Heirloom

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Saab first ventured into the world of the sports car with the Sonett I. This model had a 57.5hp version of Saab’s three-cylinder two-stroke engine. At around 1300lbs, this car maxed out at 100 mph – nothing to sneeze at in 1955. Despite it’s name, the Sonett II is not a direct evolution of the Sonett I. Instead, the MFI-13 was Saab’s muse. You may know the Sonnett II by the name of Saab 97, too. This car was crafted with a fiberglass body, rigid steel box-type chassis and integral structural roll bar. Not many two-stroke Sonnett IIs were sold in the US, which makes this Saab that much cooler.

Watch the Petrolicious video below and see why this Saab is “Two Strokes of Luck”:

Source: Petrolicious 

Image Source: Curbside Classic

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The Morgan Plus 8 Speedster: Living Up to Its Legend

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A limited edition Morgan is headed our way. The company has revealed their newest model called the Plus 8 Speedster. Production is scheduled to begin this June with the first cars available later this year. Wondering what’s to look forward to this time? The Plus 8 Speedster is sleeker and sportier than the Plus 8 yet it retains the timeless Morgan look. Morgan Motor Company practically invented retro and now they’ve combined it with the best of modern technology. The latest aluminum chassis holds everything together with help from a leather belt that keeps the hood in place. The speedster travels 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds courtesy of the BMW 4.8-liter V8 inside. It seems only fitting that a special edition car come at a special edition price – and it does. The Morgan Plus 8 Speedster will sell for £69,995, which is about $117,000.

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Sources: Wired, Car Buzz

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1967 Pontiac Firebird Find: ‘Holy Grail’ of Muscle Cars

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“Fast N’ Loud” host Richard Rawlings has found the car industry’s “Holy Grail” – the first two Pontiac Firebirds ever built. The classic muscle cars were sitting in a Connecticut garage when Rawlings pulled them out for restoration. Originally these prototypes were manufactured by Pontiac engineers and used as models for the 1967 Firebird that we all know and love. “#1” and “#2” as they’re called, will be featured on tonight’s episode of “Fast N’ Loud.” According to Rawlings, “These cars were thought to have been long gone.”

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Hear the plan for Firebirds #1 and #2 on www.Discovery.com

Image Source: Fast N’ Loud

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The Plymouth That Stands Out: Road Runner Superbird

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The Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was created for one purpose: to conquer NASCAR. Namely NASCAR champion Richard Petty. Chrysler designed this aerodynamic wonder in hopes of luring Petty away from Ford. This unique muscle car sports a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sits several feet above the rear deck. Think this was enough to get Petty behind the wheel? By 1971, NASCAR had changed the rules to limit horsepower to cars with big wings. This was a big swing and a miss for Chrysler but hey, at least they tried. Believe it or not, this quirky looking car is a pretty valuable one. At the Barrett-Jackson 2014 Auction, the 1970 Superbird (shown below) was sold for $500,000 – a big step up from its original $5,503 price tag.

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