Eureka, it’s a hearse!!

Eureka, it’s a hearse!!

Built in 1956, this Cadillac hearse, built by Eureka of Indiana, has had only three owners. And most of the time the car has been in storage. Now it’s been restored and up for sale.

OK, now in my view, the name Eureka is a bit misplaced on a car that is meant to transport

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Rare conversion: Ford Lotus stationwagon

Rare conversion: Ford Lotus stationwagon

In the 1960’s, stationwagons were big, bulky things, often looking pretty boring. One of the exceptions was the Mk I Ford Cortina Estate. This one looks even better, and so it should, because it has been converted into the only MkI Ford Cortina Lotus Estate in the world.

When this car was built, in 1966,

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Volkswagen vans at bargain prices

Volkswagen vans at bargain prices

There are some amazing bargains to be found out there. Take for instance these two Volkswagen Vanagons. The name stands for the passenger van-version of the Volkswagen Bus, which in the USA was named Vanagon. There were also Westfalia-campers based on the Vanagon and that is what we are dealing with here.

The blue car

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A classic Toyota from the pre-Lexus era

A classic Toyota from the pre-Lexus era

The Soarer is a really classic Toyota, it’s a 2+2 coupé that is the predecessor of the Lexus SC coupé. In fact, it was built before Toyota had invented Lexus.

The box-shaped Toyota Soarer was available in Japan, the USA and the Asian market and was never on sale in Europe. For Toyota-enthusiasts, that

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Simca Aronde P60: An American in Paris

Simca Aronde P60: An American in Paris

What was it that made the 1950’s Simca Aronde P60 so successful? Was it their highpowered Rush-engine? Was it the French comfort? Or was it the American styling?

Probably it was all of that.

Of all the French carmakers, Simca was the least French. After all, they built Fiat models under license during the 1930’s

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Renaults little big car

Renaults little big car

The little Renault 5 was in many ways ahead of its time. Not because of its technical features, but because it was the first small three-door hatchback.

At the introduction in 1972, the Renault 5 was a considered a very smart, very modern small car.

For instance, it didn’t have the usual chromed tubes for

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A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

Long before Mercedes-Benz produced their own stationwagon, the Portuguese were doing it for them.

It took Mercedes-Benz a while to discover that there was a demand for stationwagons.

During the 1960’s, stationwagons got really popular in Europe and brands like Opel, Ford, Peugeot, Fiat and even Borgward produced combi-versions of their best selling sedans already

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Just a plain old Opel Kadett

Just a plain old Opel Kadett

There was a time when this was all you needed: some space for 4 people, a simple 50 hp engine, a gear lever of a meter long and a roof over your head.

That is exactly what the Opel Kadett B offered in the late 1960’s and early ‘70’s.
And nothing more.

If you bought

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