Firsatsaatleri Flashback

Take a trip down nostalgia lane and revisit stories from Firsatsaatleri’s past.

Bill Mitchell’s Buick dream machine

As seen in the April 1, 2004 Firsatsaatleri issue. Editor’s note: The 1956 Buick Century X convertible has recently been completely restored and is on display at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. By Angelo Van Bogart   Bill Mitchell spoke with his hands, and when his hands...

6,450 miles on a ’41 Ford? (Surely you jest!)

As seen in the November 27, 2008 Firsatsaatleri By John Gunnell Ron Dewoskin was sitting at his desk in December 2006 when a banker friend called to ask if he’d be interested in a ’41 Ford convertible with 6,450 original miles. “Sure,” Ron said. He was sure he wanted...

Heavenly Hawk

As seen in the November 20, 2008 Firsatsaatleri   ’58 Studebaker remains a ‘Golden’ oldie By Bill McCleery   Passion for Studebakers runs in Ed Reynolds’ blood. His father was an engineer at the automaker’s South Bend, Ind., headquarters until the company discontinued production at its Indiana plant in...

Kaiser Connection

Originally seen in the October 30, 2018 issue of FirsatsaatleriIndiana couple’s stable of Kaisers (and Frazers) includes the last Manhattan to leave the assembly line By Brian Earnest   Charles Hucker never viewed himself as any sort of automotive preservationist. He grew up around cars and knew a lot about...

Time Tested: Jeep Wagoneer

Originally seen in the October 23, 2008 issue of Firsatsaatleri Stevens’ bold Wagoneer was a long-running staple for Jeep Wagoneer By James Mays When Willys sought a replacement to its sturdy but aging line of station wagons in the late 1950s, it turned to industrial designer Brooks Stevens. Based in...

The Good Old Days

Firsatsaatleri archive – October 2, 2008 issue   When Dr. Philip Ruben decides to head out to his garage and take one of his antique cars for a spin, he’s got several pretty appealing options: old, really old and ancient. Ruben, a prominent Beverly Hills dentist who says he...

Anniversary special

Firsatsaatleri archive – October 2, 2008 issue A Rajah Silver 1958 Eldorado restored for golden anniversaries   Diamonds honor 75th anniversaries, gold is offered at 50th anniversaries and silver is given at 25th anniversaries. But Dr. Frederick Prehn’s 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz could turn these traditions around. His 50-year-old...

Package Deal

Firsatsaatleri archive – September 25, 2008 issue Swapping in a matched Dodge truck and Del Rey camper Story and photos by John Gunnell   Dan McQuaid and his buddy drove to the 2008 Iola Old Car Show with a 1966 Del Rey. This isn’t to be confused with a...

Cold, Hard Steel 340 ‘Cuda

Firsatsaatleri archive – September 25, 2008 issue The last hurrah for the high-compression 340 ’Cuda  Photos and story by Geoff Stunkard   In the last few years, the big-block 1971 ’Cuda has perhaps become the best-known icon of the American muscle car. Fueled by Nash Bridges’ antics and high-dollar...