Coolest Cars On Motorious For Father's Day

Jun 19, 2021 6 min read
Coolest Cars On Motorious For Father's Day

Which one of these cars would you buy your dad?

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. This week, we’re highlighting the top cars we think your dad would love for Father's Day.

Cord Beverly Gets The Restomod Treatment

Ahead of its time in 1936, the Cord Beverly was the first American designed and built car to feature front wheel drive and hidden headlights. It also revolutionized the way front ends were designed with its radiator being completely hidden behind horizontal louvers. Other features included a concealed fuel filler door and variable-speed windshield wipers. While these items may seem like small enhancements, at a time when vacuum operated windshield wipers were standard, it was a big deal to be able to see and accelerate at the same time during a rainstorm. However ahead of the competition a car is, it hardly ever remains that way and as such today the very few Cords that remain are no longer ground-breaking vehicles. With this in mind there are few other cars that are as deserving of the restomod treatment than the Beverly.

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Race To Own This 2003 Panoz Esperante GTS

At the heart of this 2003 Panoz Esperante is a V8 Ford 351 Windsor Built by Keith Craf, and it is rated at 590-horsepower. Keith Craft built Ford 351 Windsor Block bored to 408 ci and dyno'ed at 590-hp, it has Brodix Track II heads, a Forged Eagle crankshaft, and Forged Eagle rods - built in late 2017. Mated to the powerful engine is a Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission.

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1967 Camaro Pace Car: Possibly One Of The Most Stunning Pace Car Ever Made

The number of 1967 Camaro Pace Cars used in the race and surrounding events is estimated to be somewhere around 100 cars. As far as replicas are concerned, there is no official number and trying to figure it out would send you down a never-ending rabbit hole. One official number that is pretty much set in stone is a set of cars that are referred to as “Brass Hat” Pace Cars. These cars were produced for Chevrolet corporate VIP use and there were about 40 cars. However, of those 40 cars, only about 25 were 0-1 Camaro pace car replicas. That makes this car an incredibly rare piece of Camaro Indy Pace Car history.

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Gorgeous Chevelle Slides Into The Market

1969 models in particular are incredibly popular and accurately reflect the true essence of what a muscle car should be. With muscular bodylines and a big block engine it is easy to understand that these cars have built quite a large following. Even still today, it is rare to see one on the street, though, and even rarer to see one for sale. However, every once in a while, the opportunity does pop up to jump behind the wheel of one of these fantastic American classics.

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Super Rare Ferrari 612 Offers A More Conservative Style With Unmistakable Performance

When it comes to power, this car is all Ferrari with a 532-horsepower 65-degree V12 engine and the coveted 6-speed manual gearbox driving the sub-4k-lbs car. Underpinnings include a double-wishbone independent suspension complete with coil springs and hydraulic dampers. This particular Argento Nurburgring finished 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti represents 1 of just 199 fitted with a manual transmission and it is now up for grabs.

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Classic Chevy Blazer Gets Dusted Off After 27 Years

While the Chevy Blazer has gone down in history as one of the all-time great vehicles, today they usually fall into one of two categories - Unaffordably restored or hacked up from years of purposefully intended modifications. Unfortunately, there is not a need for a CB radio anymore and aftermarket stereos just do not usually fit in with classic interiors such as these. For a very small percentage of K5 Blazers though, there is another group that offers the enthusiast a really good value, that is the well-cared for and mostly original vintage SUV.

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Breathtaking Maserati 3500 GT Would Be A Perfect Candidate For A Concours Restoration

Giovanni Micholotti designed an open top version of Maserati’s first successful Gran Turismo offering, earning Carrozzeria Vignale a contract to build a production convertible 3500 GT Spyder in 1959. By 1960, the design was perfected with the inclusion of many optional features as standard equipment.

This 1960 example left the factory bound for Mercedes-Benz Distributors Western Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was finished in Rosso Alfa over a black leather interior. Under the hood, a 3.5-liter DOHC inline-six was paired with a ZF five-speed manual transmission that sent power to 16-inch Borrani wheels through a limited-slip differential. Braking was handled by way of front disc brakes and finned rear drums. A double wishbone front suspension paired with coil springs and a leaf sprung solid rear axle earned this car a reputation of being a good handling car that was fun to drive.

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Volvo PV444: The Car That Changed The Brand

Purchasing a 1939 Hanomag 1.3 liter, Volvo’s engineers set out to save the company from the effects of war. A material shortage urged them to make a smaller car with better fuel economy and the Hanomag’s unibody chassis seemed like a good start. Stepping away from nearly 20-years of tradition, the team settled on a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine for the underhood fixings and began production of a legendary car that would not only get the company through the war but also define how future Volvo models would be built. Although introduced to the public in 1944, it would be another 3 years until the PV444 would actually be sold due to material shortages.

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1956 Bel Air Proudly Carries The Tri-Five Torch

The Tri-Five Bel Air was a revolutionary model for Chevrolet as it solidified the brand's hold on the market. In fact, just one year in, the 1956 Bel Air improved Chevy's market share, bumping it up from 16 to 28-percent and in all, the basic design remained unchanged from the previous model year. Among the changes that were made in what basically amounted to a comprehensive face-lift were focused in front and rear ends and trim. A new full-length grille was appointed to the front end and a new single rear housing for the taillights, brake-lights, and backup lights were fitted out back. Further chrome detailing was used and the fuel filler was hidden behind the left rear light cluster. This feature was first seen on Cadillacs of the era and lent a more refined touch to a more affordable car. Among the popular options for the year was the convertible top and Chevy’s 265-cid V-8 engine.

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