It’s the spookiest time of year, and here at Classic Auto, we love to take a look at some of the scariest cars of all time! Earlier this year for a special Friday the 13th
edition, we brought you some of the best horror film cars ever seen on the silver screen.
Jalopnik recently released
- 1958 red Plymouth Fury featured in ‘Christine’
- 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor featured in ‘Ghostbusters’
- 1955 Peterbilt truck featured in ‘Duel’
- 1971 black Lincoln Continental Mark III featured in ‘The Car’
- 1973 Delta Olds 88 featured in ‘The Evil Dead’
- 1984 black Dodge M4S featured in ‘The Wraith’
- 1970 Chevy Nova & 1969 Dodge Charger featured in ‘Death Proof’
- 1966 (referred to as a 1965) Ford Mustang featured in ‘Misery’
- 1958 red convertible Cadillac Series 62 featured in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’
- 1957 Ford Custom 300 featured in ‘Psycho’
an updated list with several new cars to add to the horrific car-scene:
- The 1968 Plymouth Barracuda from Highwaymen
- The Aston Martin DB 2/4 from Hitchcock’s The Birds
- The Jaguar XJ12 from Shaun of the Dead
- The 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III from The Car
- The Jeep Gladiator from Tremors The 1941 Chevy COE from Jeepers Creepers
- The 1971 Chevy Nova from Death Proof
Any other collector cars you would add to this spooky Halloween list? This article from Recombu
also features a few different cars, such as the Jeeps from Jurassic Park, and The Hearse from the 1980’s flick of the same name.
We would love to hear what other cars you think should be on this list, and we’d also like to see pictures of your “Halloween Cars”! Will your classic car
be included in your scary festivities this year? Show us how and we may feature you on our collector car blog! Call Classic Auto today at 888-901-1338 for instant help from our expert customer service representatives.
Posted: 10/31/2014 9:00:00 AM
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Are you preparing to store your classic car for the winter, or perhaps for an extended holiday vacation? Storing your vintage automobile can be tricky and can quickly cause damage to your classic if not done correctly.
We’ve put together this infographic to give you some quick how-to tips on storing your car properly, minimizing damage, and maintaining affordable classic car insurance
rates! Share this with your friends and family who are collectors, and make sure everybody keeps their classics safe from the winter weather, and also safe from the damages of storage!
Call us today at 888-901-1338 for a free quote on a new purchase, information on non-driving policies for your show cars, and even stated-value policies for restoration projects. Whatever your collector car insurance
needs are, we’ve got you covered!
Posted: 10/29/2014 9:00:00 AM
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Phoenix, AZ is about to witness an incredible, never-before-seen event for classic car collectors, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Phoenix International Raceway
. This November 6th, the PIR, Barrett-Jackson, and The Phoenix Symphony are all joining together to create the ultimate celebration
Barrett-Jackson will be taking the wheel to orchestrate a “Pit Road” street festival as the opening to the entire event. All of 3rd street in downtown Phoenix will be taken over and turned into a car-lovers dream, featuring 30 rare cars from the Barrett-Jackson collection, including a 2008 Bugatti Veyron, a ‘65 Shelby Cobra CSX 600 Series 427 S/C, and much more.
There will be a red-carpet party as part of the day’s events, featuring a VIP experience where guests will enjoy the chance to meet some of NASCAR’s biggest celebrities, all while enjoying fantastic food, specialty cocktails, and the chance to bid on rare items at a silent auction.
The culmination of the day’s events will be “The Sound of Speed”, a concert at Symphony Hall conducted by Larry Blank. The event will be an immersion for guests in a total multimedia experience, and will feature road-related hits, as NASCAR Hall-of-famer Rusty Wallace guest-conducts. The night will also feature the “Dukes of Hazzard” star, Tom Wopat. Guests of the concert will receive complimentary admittance to the “Pit Road” prior to the show.
Planning to take a trip to Phoenix for this one-of-a-kind event? If so, book your tickets
in advance, and don’t forget to call Classic Auto Insurance to update the policy on any car you may be driving or transporting to this event! We can help you personalize a classic car insurance policy
to include extra road miles, roadside assistance, and much more! Call our customer service representatives today at 888-901-1338.
Posted: 10/27/2014 9:00:00 AM
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A one-of-a-kind 1970 Pontiac Firebird restomod went up on the block at the Mecum Chicago auction
last week, and though this was a predecessor to the much-lauded Trans Am, this custom model sold for $87,000.
This turbo-charged Pontiac Firebird
came fully equipped with numerous custom additions, and held a 480i twin-turbo Butler block, Comp Cams custom hydraulic roller, a custom billet Visner intake manifold, twin 66mm Bullseye turbochargers with a custom air-to-air intercooler, stainless steel manifolds, exhausts, and custom plumbing, an X pipe and 3-inch Magnaflow mufflers, a Rockland Tranzilla T56 6-speed transmission, and much, much more.
Restoration/Modification cars like this one have seen a drastic increase in popularity in recent years, due to the fact that the current generation of collectors don’t always care as much about authenticity as they do about power and customization. We are thrilled that American Modern’s very own Senior Claims Specialist Rick Drewry was quoted in an article by USA Today, featuring this Pontiac’s sale, and discussing more about why “restomods” have become so popular with the GenX crowd.
Check out the full article at USA today
, and be sure to check out what Rick says about restomods! Are you working on your own restomod? We’d love to see pictures of the process! Share your projects with us, and also learn more about our stated value classic car insurance
policies that are ideal for restoration project cars!
Posted: 10/24/2014 9:00:00 AM
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Chevrolet has a new campaign they want you to be a part of! Camaro wants the general public to be part of naming the 2015 Spring Special Edition Camaro
, and they have opened the floor for suggestions, using the hashtag, #NameThatCamaro
. The name will be revealed at the 2014 SEMA show held in November in Las Vegas.
Suggestions have already started pouring in, several including throwbacks to earlier Camaro models, and some noting the remarkable green attributes the special edition flaunts. The metallic green and silver exterior of this special edition Camaro comes in both coupe and convertible models, and a variety of packages to customize to each owner’s liking. Under the hood, you will find a 6.2-liter V8, which offers 426-horsepower, and 420 lb-ft of torque. It comes equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, but an automatic version is available.
So what do you think the name should be for this ultimate green machine? Check out the video below to see more details about the car, and then tweet or Facebook
your vote for the name with the #NameThatCamaro hashtag!
If you need a quote on a new purchase, or if you’re looking to snag one of the 2015 Camaros, call Classic Auto at 888-901-1338 for a free, instant muscle car insurance quote!
Posted: 10/22/2014 9:00:00 AM
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