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Jay goes old school with this bulletproof pre-Pearl Harbor Plymouth, passed to him by a man known as Fred the Kingpin. There's really nothing like original and unrestored, before power steering and brakes, when America built the best cars in the world...
You've seen it before, all pulled apart, now check it out again, all put together. Leave a comment and let us know how you think this restoration turned out!
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GM's innovative Corvair was one of the first American cars to turbo-charge and rear-mount its engine and the Corsa still drives like a '60s-era Porsche 911. With parts still available and affordable, it's a great entry to vintage collecting.
For Jay Leno, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was always just out of reach. That changed recently when he bought, and slowly restored, a 1955 300SL. Though its paint job isn't new, this sturdy Gullwing is finally back on the road.
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Phase one of the restoration is done and the Gullwing is finally on the road! Despite its reputation as being the F1 of its day, Jay was skeptical... until he found this 1955 model languishing in a trailer in the desert.
During the first half century of the automobile age, Packard produced the most prestigious luxury motorcars of any American manufacturer. It was the car of presidents, royalty, and super wealthy individuals of discerning tastes. Although its contemporaries were typically faster and louder, the Packard offered refined sophistication, with a quiet, super smooth ride. Somehow, despite financial solvency coming out of WW II, Packard had lost its edge in the luxury market by the late 1940s.