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Car of the Week: 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria - Old Cars Weekly









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Car of the Week: 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria

































Fred Westermeyer’s 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria coupe is so nice he can almost bring himself to forget that he got swindled in the deal to get it.
 
Almost.
If it’s true that “all’s well that ends well,” then Westermeyer’s purchase is still a smashing success because his Crown Vic is a glorious machine with wow factor in spades.
 
“I bought it three years ago and it was supposed to be a national crown winner,” says Westermeyer, who lives in tiny Cleveland, Wis. “I didn’t go to look at it beforehand. It was from Louisiana and two guys had bought it down there. They said it was nice, and it wasn’t.
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So what are Gen Xers and millennials looking for in a classic car?

















TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. ­– In the classic vehicle world, 2018 will be remembered as the year that younger car lovers took their share of the wheel from older generations, according to a new book of data from Hagerty.
 
For the first time ever, Gen Xers and millennials are seeking vehicle values via Hagerty’s Valuation Tools and classic vehicle insurance quotes more often than baby boomers and pre-boomers by a roughly 53-47 percent margin. Given current trends, millennials, who comprise the nation’s largest generation, will become the hobby’s single largest group within five years.  Read More...










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Heavy hitters coming to Worldwide’s January Scottsdale sale

















Auburn, Indiana –  Worldwide is gearing up for its annual Scottsdale Auction on Wednesday January 16th, with a striking assembly of  pre-war automobiles, classics and iconic European and American sports cars amongst the highlights. Headlining the sale is a highly authentic 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix, documented by the American Bugatti Club, with a roster of former keepers that includes Louis Chiron’s patron, Fred Hoffman. Raced in period by Bugatti concessionaire, Jean Ollivier, with competition history that includes the Provence Grand Prix, it is all ready to race, show, tour, and enjoy. Read More...












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Rm Sotheby’s now has complete Arizona catalog headlined by Ferrari

















BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Sotheby’s released the complete catalog for the company’s first sale of 2019 — Arizona on January 17-18. With the catalog, which features 158 motor cars, a selection of automobilia, one motorcycle, and one trailer, RM Sotheby’s has announced final, headline entries for the auction, which are led by a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina, alongside the ultimate Ferrari road car of this century — a 2017 LaFerrari Aperta. Read More...










WANTED: High-quality car shots for our 2020 Reader Rides Calendar

















Would you like to see your vehicle pictured in the 2020 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides collector calendar?
 

The Old Cars Weekly staff invites readers to submit digital images, color slides or transparencies of their vehicles for use in our 2020 calendar. Your vehicle just might be included among the 13 (one cover and 12 monthly) that make the final cut. Read More...










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By John Gunnell