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From The Car Connection:
2015 Ford Edge: First Drive
Does the 2015 Ford Edge stay true to its badge? Not exactly; it’s always worn its edge—or edginess—with a sort of irony. Completely reengineered and redesigned this year, it steps the Edge up in innumerable ways, to embody the more detail-oriented look and feel that’s characterized all the Ford vehicles that have been fully redone over the past three or four years—like the Focus, Escape, and Fusion.
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: First Drive
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a wagon version of the new VW Golf–and that’s essentially the major thing you need to know about the car. One of very few genuine wagons in the compact-car segment, the SportWagen shares all of the virtues and the few vices of the seventh-generation Golf hatchback on sale for a few months now. Think of it simply as a 2015 Golf with a whole lot more
Their parents and grandparents are gone. Anna and Patty do all the work themselves now, ordering, planting, growing and selling. Their many children and grandchildren all know how to raise plants and answer gardeners’ questions, but only fill in at the greenhouse.
Technically, Lot S181 up for bidding today at Mecum Auctions’ sale in Portland, Oregon, is a highly customized 1950 Chevrolet bread delivery van powered by 383 cubic-inch “stroker” engine linked to a 700R4 automatic transmission.
But the “bread” this truck will deliver isn’t the kind that comes out of an oven. Instead, proceeds from the van’s sale will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Full disclosure: ClassicCars.com is affiliated with Shriners in more than one way. For one thing, it partners with us for our auction preview tours. For another, our editorial director was a patient at Shriners when he was a child and teenager.
The owner of the truck is donating the proceeds from
One of the last Mercedes-Benz “Gullwing” coupes produced has been added to the docket for RM Auctions’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sale the weekend of April 6-7, when the full amount of its hammer price will be donated to the YMCA in Jackson, Michigan, the consignor’s hometown, the auction company has announced.
Only four more Gullwings were built before the 1957 model-year production ended, RM Auctions notes, adding that the car, chassis No. 7500071, “carries
the most desirable late-production features, as well as the optional Becker Mexico radio and full leather upholstery.”
The car originally was sold to Donald Bueermann in Portland, Oregon, before going to an oil company heir, Arthur L.W. True. When True died in 1967, his family donated several of his cars to the Henry Ford Museum.
“The museum decided the Gullwing was outside their needs, and
Editor’s note: The ClassicCars.com Journal will be covering all of the action during Arizona Auction Week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out our other coverage here.
A proper sports car can be good for the soul. A sunny afternoon with the top down, hugging the curves, racing through the gears, can create memories that last a lifetime.
The 1971 Jaguar XKE that will be offered with no reserve during Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2019 was exactly that kind of car for its original owner. She had always wanted a sports car, and in 1971 she and her husband, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, marched into British Motor Car Distributors in Portland, Oregon, and purchased this remarkable XKE.
According to the seller, who spoke extensively with the family about car, “She sat in a couple other cars. This one was in the back, and as soon as she saw it, she had
In the run up to Father’s Day, we’ve been publishing several stories about how fathers and grandfathers passed down their collector car genes. Here’s another, although this one is a Pick of the Day selection because the car is being advertised for sale on ClassicCars.com.
The car is a 1965 Ford Mustang coupe that the seller’s father converted to an electric vehicle back in the mid-1990s.
“My Dad had an idea, completed in July 1995, to build a ‘Classic Electric Car’,” the seller writes in the advertisement.
“He found the ’65 Mustang Coupe and contracted ‘E-Car’ to do the electric transformation and contracted Gerhard Wagner to do the restoration.”
The seller notes that the car was featured in Mustang Illustrated magazine and was displayed at Nike’s Hillsboro, Oregon, campus and at PGE Portland.
Just months after selling at auction for more than $1.19 million, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “gullwing” coupe with a fascinating story is being offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by an upstate New York specialist dealership for $1.295 million.
The Pick of the Day is the fifth-from-last 300SL produced, chassis 7500071, and was equipped with all of the late-production features, the dealer’s advertisement and the RM Auctions’ Fort Lauderdale sales catalog note. Those features include the optional Becker Mexico radio and full-leather seating.
The car was sold new to 28-year-old Donald Bueermann of Portland, Oregon. In the early 1960s, it was sold to oil-company heir Arthur L.W. True, a Spokane, Washington, resident and sports car racer who also owned Ferrari 250 TR chassis 0704.
When True died at age 35, his family donated several of his cars, including the Gullwing and
Mecum had a good crowd of bidders and spectators in Portland | Mecum photos
An intense-looking 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, documented as originally sold by Yenko Chevrolet, roared away with the top spot at Mecum’s collector car auction last weekend in Portland, Oregon, selling for three times the result of the N0. 2 car.
The 427/425-horsepower coupe, one of 64 Camaros performance-enhanced by the legendary Don Yenko in a behind-the-scenes deal with Chevrolet, hammered sold for $395,000, not including auction fee, to lead the sale at the Portland Expo center.
The top-selling Yenko Camaro rolls off the auction block
Overall, the two-day auction reached $7.9 million (Mecum results do not include buyer fees), with 461 vehicles offered and 279 sold, for a 60.52 percent sell-through rate. The total was down from last year’s inaugural Portland auction, which resulted in sales of $9.3 million, before fees.
As with last year’s sale, the top-10