Which one of these four cars from the start of the “downsized era” would you choose for your dream garage? – Matt Litwin @Hemmings

The dawn of Detroit’s downsized era in the late Seventies was probably long overdue. The bigger-is-better attitude had cost consumers a ton (pardon the pun) thanks to a series of circumstances that included, but were not limited to, a fuel… Read More ›

Buyer’s Guide: The 1964-1965 Ford Falcon covered the spread from fuel miser to sport coupe – Thomas A. DeMauro @Hemmings

Just because the Falcon was a low-priced economy car, that didn’t mean that it wasn’t satisfying to own. Ford referred to the redesigned 1964 and 1965 editions as its “Total Performance” compact. That philosophy also extended to the larger models… Read More ›

After 18 years, it’s about time to jumpstart my stalled 1977 Trans Am project – Thomas A DeMauro @Hemmings

“Considering our choices, I think the Trans Am has the best chance of getting finished,” my son Tommy commented while we were shooting photos in the driveway for a Hemmings Daily article this past week. He was right, given the decrepit condition… Read More ›

The wonders of a 1969 Camaro cutaway car – Thomas A DeMauro @Hemmings

An imaginative presentation is essential for drawing attention to a carmaker’s offerings at auto shows, special events, or dealers. Chevrolet’s Show and Display Department took the idea to the extreme when transforming a few early-produced 1969 Camaros into “Double- Header”… Read More ›

Concept car poaching, Pininfarina, and plastic body panels: The story behind the Chevrolet Lumina APV minivan’s creation – Brett Berk @Hemmings

The 1989 Chevrolet Lumina APV was a resolutely futuristic design. With its extraordinarily fast front windshield angle, its rounded box passenger compartment, its blacked-out roof, and its injected-molded plastic body panels, it looked more like a Syd Mead concept for an Eighties… Read More ›

Spring swapping: A few things to know before changing coils – Thomas A. DeMauro @Hemmings

Whether you’re trying to find the right replacement springs for a restoration or considering modifying your car’s suspension to improve its aesthetics and/or cornering, this brief overview of a few coil-spring-related terms can help. However, just because this article focuses… Read More ›

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