Author: Jim Koscs

  • Mercedes-Benz 280SL

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SL: Beautifully Practical Should you be suspicious when you see the word “practical” used to describe a sports car? When a carmaker refers to a model as a “four-door sports car” or “the sports car of SUVs,” your leg is being pulled. It doesn’t matter how well a sedan handles or how fast […]

  • 1969-1970 Cadillac De Ville Convertible

    1969-1970 Cadillac De Ville Convertible: Last of Its Breed For decades, there was perhaps nothing more elegant, more dashing or more dripping with status than a Cadillac Coupe DeVille convertible. A DeVille convertible was the be-all, end-all aspirational car for several generations. It made a bold statement, yet largely wasn’t perceived as crossing over to […]

  • 1957 Chevrolet – America’s Car

    1957 Chevrolet: America’s Car.   American carmakers served up a dizzying array of beautiful, powerful, intriguing and memorable automobiles in the 1950s, one reason that cars of this period remain popular with collectors. You could drive yourself crazy and trigger heated arguments trying to choose a “top 5” or “top 10.” But what if you […]

  • Classic Chrysler Town and Country

    Chrysler Town & Country: What Luxury Once Was Watching TV commercials for today’s luxury cars, you might begin to wonder, “What’s luxurious about a car doing power-slides over desert trails?” In car enthusiast vernacular, it’s called “hooning.” Somehow, that’s supposed to evoke a luxury lifestyle? In stark contrast, ads for the 1940s Chrysler Town & […]

  • Storing your Classic Car for Winter

    Prepare You Car for Winter Sleep   Much of the country will begin plunging into the cold, wet world of winter in just a few weeks, and many classic-car owners will put their treasures away until spring. Those of you in the warm states can feel free to gloat. But if you’re going to put […]

  • Why You Should Try Waterless Car Wash

    Why You Should Try Waterless Car Wash   Years ago, it might have sounded like one of those too-good-to-be-true late night TV product pitches. Yet, today, “waterless car wash” is gaining popularity throughout the collector car community. If you like to baby your car’s finish, or if you live in a place that has water-use […]

  • Why Buy a Classic Car from a Dealer

    Why Buy a Classic Car from a Dealer?   Owning a classic car should be an exciting experience, something that rekindles old memories while making new ones. The hobby is stronger than it’s ever been, and there are more ways than ever to locate and buy your favorite classic car. Thanks to Internet, of course, […]

  • Austin-Healey 3000

    Austin-Healey 3000: Rule Britannia! In a quest to define the quintessential postwar British roadster, the Austin-Healey 3000 is surely a top contender. Built from 1959 until the end of 1967, this swanky six-cylinder sports car pulled the 1950s about as far into the 1960s as it could. The car’s low, curvy profile and throaty six-cylinder […]

  • 2006-2010 BMW E60 M5

    BMW E60 M5: If Ferrari Built a Sedan (E60 M5 – photo courtesy OSX) The latest BMW M5 belts out 600 horsepower and a massive 553 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. And yet, many BMW M aficionados still clamor for one of its most illustrious predecessors, the 2005-2010 version known by its […]

  • 1995-1998 Porsche 993 Last of the Air-Cooled 911 series

    It will be 20 years this August that Apple introduced its first iMac, which began a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the then-struggling computer maker. Around the same time, the last air-cooled Porsche 911 models were leaving the building. Two decades ago, Porsche ushered in a brave new age with the mid-engine Boxster and a […]