Rare Pontiac Trans Am ‘Strike Car’ Found In Texas

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This shows the insane rarity of one of America’s favorite pony cars from 1972.

The late 1960s and early 1970s were one of the greatest eras for the American performance car market, especially for the muscle and pony car markets. This was kicked off in late 1964 by the, now famous, Ford Mustang. After two years of dominating the domestic playground with burning rubber and a fleet of mustang enthusiasts on its side, Gm had had enough. It was time for a change, it was time for a monster. This led to the birth of the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

Of course, the goal was to beat out the wild pony cars of the Ford lineup in an effort to progress the technology in pursuit of a higher-performance car. However, this quickly turned into a race to be better than themselves

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A Rare Representation Of Post War French Luxury

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Talbot got its start in a prewar automotive market. Struggles through the Great Depression led to ownership being transferred to Antonio Lago by the end of the 1930s. Lago was responsible for pulling the company back from receivership and into prosperity.

As an excellent engineer, Lago’s influence on the Talbot name created some of the company’s most iconic vehicles and positioned the French automaker to properly compete with some of the world’s top high-performance and luxury touring car manufacturers. With stretched finances caused by a post war market, Lago, with help from designer Carlo Marchetti, began development of a new 4483-cc inline-6 engine that would be fitted to a new model in 1946. The Talbot Lago Record T26 would go on to be a revolutionary vehicle that would compete well with many of the era’s top luxury models and would ensure that the

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This Collection Of Rare Books Sold For The Price Of A New Car

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It’s not every day that I find myself actually wanting to place a bid on an item that pops up on Bring A Trailer, but this past week, one of the finest auctions to ever hit the site was set to end, and I couldn’t resist myself. But as it turned out, this is BaT, so even a collection of 643 automotive and motorsport books can sell for a truly goofy amount of money.

Yep. This formidable library of books came straight from the shelves of John Lamm, an automotive journalist who spent nearly four decades developing a truly iconic career at Road & Track. Lamm died in October of 2020, leaving behind generations of automotive writers inspired by his work. And, on behalf of his estate, BaT was provided the opportunity to auction off his truly mind-blowing collection of books.

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Rare, Low-Mileage 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Up For Sale

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 1978 Corvette featured an all-new fastback design, special 25th anniversary badging, and a special two-tone color scheme as an option.

Despite having a 25th anniversary edition, one of the rarest and most sought after Corvette of the year was the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Coupe.

Chevrolet made about 6,500 pace cars in all that year which amounted to one example per dealer. In addition, only about 500 of those had the L-82 engine option backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Low production numbers and low mileage is what makes this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car being offered at Carlisle Auctions 2021 Spring Auction so special. It is worth noting that while this car does appear to be in decent condition, it does have a rebuilt title as a result of a minor accident years ago.


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