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Owner 'Stunned' After Stolen Car Is Found 38 Years Later

Blue Peugeot 104 was recovered from French pond

(Newser) - It's the car coming back from a watery grave. A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in the heart of France's Champagne country in 1979 is being reunited with its owner—38 years later—after French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape but crawling with crayfish, from a murky... More »

4K Classic Cars Slumber in a Georgia Forest

Meet Old Car City

(Newser) - Nestled in a north Georgia forest, more than 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Old Car City owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which... More »

Ford Hawking New '67 Mustang Shells

$16K auto part lets fans build classic car from scratch

(Newser) - The 1967 Ford Mustang is no longer an endangered species. Just in time for classic car buffs' Christmas, Ford has added a brand-new shell for the '67 Mustang convertible to its Ford Restoration Parts line, giving enthusiasts a chance to build their own from scratch, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Vegas Prisoners Restore Classic Cars

It's an 'amazing' program, says one inmate

(Newser) - When it comes to behind-bars occupations, it’s not all license-plate-making anymore: At the Southern Desert Correctional Center, near Las Vegas, some 33 medium-security inmates show up Monday through Friday to restore vintage cars. "We've got a '56 Jaguar, a '48 Rolls Royce, and a Studebaker... More »

Biden: They Won't Let Me Drive

Vice president waxes poetic about his love of convertibles to 'Car and Driver'

(Newser) - Joe Biden is a car guy. His dad ran multiple dealerships, and the VP has owned some drool–worthy classics in his day. “I still have my 1967 Goodwood-green Corvette, 327, 350-horse, with a rear-axle ratio that really gets up and goes,” he boasts in a new interview... More »

Cuban Reforms May Endanger Classic US Cars

People might be able to buy modern ones for the first time

(Newser) - Cuba is making moves to give citizens more economic freedom, specifically the right to buy and sell homes and cars for the first time. CNN takes note and wonders what that might mean for all those classic Buicks, Plymouths, and Pontiacs cruising the nation's roads. They still exist because... More »

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