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Car of the Week: 1954 Allard K3

Only 62 Allard K3s were built (though another source claimed 63) during the production run with most going to the United States. Nearly three-fourths of them are known to exist today. One of those surviving cars, a 1954 Cadillac-powered example, is owned by Don Baron of Lansing, Mich.

Car of the Week: 1961 Buick Special

Nick Lehman needed three rough and deteriorating old Buicks to produce one good. By the time he was done, however, the Fremont, Wis., resident had a whole that was greater than the sum of its parts, and certainly one of the nicest 1961 Buick Specials in existence.

Car of the Week: 1959 Cadillac Coupe deVille

Rick Payton’s first car was a turquoise 1964 Cadillac Coupe deVille that he never had the chance to drive. Now he’s making up for it by buying and restoring the flashiest and most significant postwar examples to wear the Cadillac crest and V.

Air conditioning system basics

How to keep an old car cool By William C. “Bill” Anderson, P.E. Many collector car owners wonder what to do about their air conditioning (A/C) systems as ever-changing government regulations dictate the type of refrigerants allowed. In 1994, Freon, or R-12, was outlawed and replaced by R-134a and that is...

Top 10 tips for collector insurance

Brought to you by Hagerty… You have just purchased the classic car of your dreams and you want to make sure nothing happens to it. You need to protect it with the best insurance policy possible, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage to make it happen. What do...

1940 Mercury

21st Century Orphans find home at Iola 2012

By Phil Hall For 2012, 21st Century Orphans will take over the feature tent and display areas to the south of the F+W Media building for the July 12-15 event in Iola, Wis. But what in the world are the 21st Century Orphans that are being celebrated as the theme of...