Kurt Ernst

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1973 Ford Courier pickup – Kurt Ernst

You don’t see many of these especially in this condition, not too sure about the colour mind you! Wouldn’t it be great if you could still buy a small non bloated utility truck? See it here at Hemmings

A one-off race car in street car clothing: Mercury’s 1980 Cosworth Capri – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

After a one-year absence, the Capri returned to Mercury dealers in 1979, this time as a badge-engineered Fox-body Ford Mustang. To promote the model’s sporty nature and highlight the performance potential of a four-cylinder engine, Mercury borrowed a page from… Read More ›

Five predictions for the collector car hobby in 2019 – and a few more for the car business – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

We can’t remember a year — at least in recent memory — that we were happier to see in the rearview mirror than 2018. From an automotive news perspective, it was the “dog’s breakfast,” a partially digestible amalgam of scraps,… Read More ›

Built by Coachcraft, Peter Stengel’s ’41 Mercury was a masterpiece of prewar design – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Coachbuilt cars are typically associated with marques like Duesenberg, Packard, and Rolls-Royce, but California shop Coachcraft worked with more attainable brands, too. This Coachcraft-built 1941 Mercury Sedanca de Ville custom, created for banking heir Peter Stengel, features a one-of-a-kind body and… Read More ›

Ford built five GT40 roadsters, but only one raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

After disappointing performances in 1964 and 1965, Ford’s GT40 coupes dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966-’69. The automaker experimented with GT40 roadsters, too, building five prototypes for endurance racing before abandoning the project. Four of these open-top… Read More ›

An El Camino, Pontiac style – the 1959 “El Catalina” prototype – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Read Kurt Ernst’s article about the Pontiac El Catalina prototype going across the block at Mecum in January 2019  here HIGHLIGHTS El Catalina prototype produced by Pontiac for testing, show and consideration for a new El Camino style model for 1960… Read More ›

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