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Top 5 Craigslist Car Finds – January 26, 2023
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Top 5 Craigslist Car Finds – January 26, 2023

We're searching for the best deals on Craigslist cars for sale every day. Check out the video below to see what we found for January 23, 2023. https://youtu.be/jYMhjvuwIwk 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger This Dodge Dart will set you back just $9,000, but a worthy price for a running driving Mopar of the era. This green machine is located near Mobile, Alabama. Find more info on this Craigslist muscle car here. 1979 Lincoln Continental for sale This land yacht is one of the last of the "big" Lincolns. With low original miles and hardly any cosmetic issues, this cruiser won't be a wallet bruiser for just $10,000. Find it Seattle here. 1963 Chevy C10 for sale It may look a little rusty and dusty, but the seller this V8 C10 runs and drives nice. With values rising, now is a grea...
January 21, 1981 – First DeLorean DMC-12 is complete
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January 21, 1981 – First DeLorean DMC-12 is complete

DeLorean DMC-12 Before starting the company that bears his name, John Zachary DeLorean (1925-2005) was an engineer and executive at Detroit's biggest brands. While working at General Motors he quickly rose through the ranks to become a top executive. While doing so he earned credit for creating some of the company's most iconic cars, including the Pontiac GTO, Firebird, and Grand Prix. In the early 1970s, DeLorean left General Motors and founded DeLorean Motor Company with the goal of creating a new type of sports car that would be both affordable and technologically advanced. The results was the DeLorean DMC-12, the first of which left the factory on this day in 1981. The car famously featured a stainless steel body and a futuristic design that earned it a lot of initial hype. The...
January 17, 2023 – Chevrolet announces hybrid Corvette E-Ray
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January 17, 2023 – Chevrolet announces hybrid Corvette E-Ray

2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray (Chevrolet) The Chevrolet Corvette has been an American icon since its introduction in 1953 and will remain so with the introduction of the new hybrid Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray on this day in 2023. As the quintessential American sports car, the 'Vette has inspired generations of car enthusiasts and has established itself as a symbol of performance and style. The story of the Chevrolet Corvette began in the early 1950s when General Motors (GM) was looking for a way to compete with the popular European sports cars that were gaining popularity in the United States. They decided to create a two-seat roadster powered by a V8 engine and designed with a sleek and aerodynamic body style. The result was the prototype Chevrolet Corvette that debuted on this day i...
January 12, 2015 – Hyundai Santa Cruz concept debuts at NAIAS
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January 12, 2015 – Hyundai Santa Cruz concept debuts at NAIAS

Hyundai Santa Cruz concept at the 2015 NAIAS (www.autoguide.com) With the opening of the 2015 North American International Auto Show on this day in 2015, a number of exciting new concept and production vehicles made their debut. One model in particular stood out as a fan favorite, the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Wait, a Hyundai? In an era when small pickup trucks no longer existed, the Santa Cruz catered to a forgotten market left behind with the extinction of the small Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S-10 class trucks. Ultimately the compact truck that's not really a truck, would enter production in 2022, along side competition from the Ford Maverick. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz - By Elise240SX - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 When first introduced in 2015, Hyundai made it known that they were not attemp...
January 10, 2020 – Bullitt Mustang sells for $3.74 million
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January 10, 2020 – Bullitt Mustang sells for $3.74 million

1968 Ford Mustang GT. The Bullitt Mustang (Mecum) There are some cars that just leave a mark on society. Then there's the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt. It left a fat rubber streak that stretched across San Francisco and all the way to Kissimmee, Florida, where it sold for $3,740,000 at Mecum Auctions on this day in 2020. What made this Mustang so cool, besides being driven by the King of Cool himself? For one, it set the standard for Hollywood car chases. The ten minute chase through the hills of SF saw McQueen outracing a Dodge Charger R/T driven by a pair of dubious hit men. Second, the car itself is bad, in the best way possible. Watch the chase scene here. Article continues below. Get it here. What is the Bullitt Mustang? The star car of th...
January 4, 1967 – Donald Campbell dies during water speed record attempt
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January 4, 1967 – Donald Campbell dies during water speed record attempt

Lake Coniston, Cumberland, UK. Jan 4, 1967. Donald Campbell dies as his jet-powered boat somersaults while attempting the World Water Speed Record. The boat takes off from the surface of Lake Coniston. seuence 1 of 3. On the morning of January 4, 1967, Donald Malcolm Campbell raced across the top of Coniston Water in the Lake District, England. His mission: break the water-speed record in his craft, Bluebird K7. After a successful, yet bumpy, first run, Campbell decided to skip refueling and turned the boat around to immediately tackle the necessary second run that would solidify a new record. About 230 kilometers from the end of the measured kilometer, Bluebird flew into the air and almost completed a somersault before slamming into the water and breaking apart. Rescue workers rushed ...
November 13, 1971 – Spielberg’s feature debut Duel starring a demonic Peterbilt premieres
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November 13, 1971 – Spielberg’s feature debut Duel starring a demonic Peterbilt premieres

Steven Spielberg's feature length directorial debut, Duel, debuted as a made for TV movie on this day in 1971. The flick starred Dennis Weaver as David Mann, a business commuter driving a Plymouth Valiant through the Mojave Desert on his way to meet a client. After passing a rusty and crusty 1955 Peterbilt 281, the unseen big rig driver chases and terrorizes Mann for the rest of the film. Duel originally aired as part of ABC's Movie of the Week series. The film's success on the small screen resulted in Universal Studios conducting additional filming after its initial airing for an international theatrical release. Richard Matheson adapted the script from his own short story, originally published in Playboy magazine. Matheson loosely based the plot on a real experience he had...
November 11, 1978 – The Dukes of Hazzard films iconic jump
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November 11, 1978 – The Dukes of Hazzard films iconic jump

On the campus of Oxford College in Alabama, “The Dukes of Hazzard” crew filmed the iconic General Lee jump that takes place in the opening credits of the show on this day in 1978. The 16 foot high, 82 feet long jump over Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane’s cruiser totaled the orange 1969 Dodge Charger. Of course, they had plenty more Chargers in the studio lot. The stunt coordinator for the show bought as many of the cars as he could find. At the time there was no shortages, as Chrysler sold about 85,000 Chargers in 1969. The cars received roll bars, heavy duty suspension, altered brakes and other custom touches to make them safe and show ready. The cars that went airborne often received trunks full of concrete to prevent them from flipping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKs1iF-g...
September 11, 1987 – BMW Z1 introduced
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September 11, 1987 – BMW Z1 introduced

The first of the BMW Z car coupes debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show on this day in 1987. Development of the BMW Z1 began in 1985 at BMW Technik GmbH, with oversight by Ulrich Bez and lead design work by Harm Lagaay. A road going prototype appeared just one year later and BMW unveiled the project publicly. At the start of 1987 BMW announced it would bring the car to market, showing off the production model that fall at Frankfurt. It would finally reach the assembly line in 1989. BMW Z1 Doors and Body Above: Rear view of a BMW Z1. By ilikewaffles11 - CC BY 2.0. Top: Front view of BMW Z1. By Karrmann - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 The most obvious design feature of the Z1 are its unique doors, which retract downward. However, the car has many other distinctive traits. For one, BMW d...
August 30, 1980 – “On the Road Again” hits the charts
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August 30, 1980 – “On the Road Again” hits the charts

On this day in 1980, Willie Nelson’s hit song “On the Road Again” entered the Billboard 100 charts at #78. Nelson wrote the tune on an airplane barf bag after co-passengers director Jerry Schatzberg and executive producer Sydney Pollack asked him to write a song for their upcoming film Honeysuckle Rose. Nelson would star in the film, which followed an aging country star who had yet to achieve the fame he dreamed of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdlyi5mckg0 Top: Willie Nelson in 2007. By Auld Rasmie - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 In the movie, the character spent much of his time on the road playing small venues all across the country. When the producer asked Nelson to create a song, Nelson asked what he wanted it to be about. The producer responded “Can it be something about bein...

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