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Mark Gittelman

Updated Articles and Resources

By Mark Gittelman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500 Fastback Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      See what’s different about the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500 fastback when compared to other Shelby Mustangs. Review rare options that greatly affect value.
    • Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Determining the Market Value of a Classic Car
    • How To Decide Which Car You Should Restore Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Choosing a car to restore takes a lot time and research. You should never buy it sight unseen and the term "let the buyer beware" ring loudly in your head. In this article we have six questions you need to ask yourself before you take the title on any restoration project.
    • How To Take Care of Your Car's Paint Job Created: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      How to take care of Classic Car's Paint - Washing, Waxing,and Polishing Tips for Your Car.
    • What is a Numbers Matching Classic Car Created: Sunday, November 04, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      An in depth explanation of the term “numbers matching car” and how to check if the car you own or intending to own can be considered in this group of higher valued vehicles.
    • Entry Level Classic GM Cars Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Review of two budget friendly GM cars that can get you in the game. See why these cars are popular at shows and why they could be a good investment.
    • Adding AC to a Classic Car Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Tired of sweating in your classic car? See what it takes to add air-conditioning to vintage autos. Review problems and prices with installation kits.
    • Before You Buy a Classic Car Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      You won't find this information in car magazines, but every classic car owner will agree with these 7 important aspects to consider before you purchase your classic.
    • What Makes a 1971 Plymouth Cuda Special Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Discover why a 1971 Plymouth Cuda is unique and valuable even without the Hemi option. Uncover why this model is an excellent buy and hold investment.
    • Classic Car Brakes and Master Cylinders Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Discover how to diagnose classic car brakes and master cylinder problems. Learn about rebuilding kits and going from single to dual reservoir systems.
    • Collectible 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Just because a muscle car was mass-produced doesn't mean it's not collectible. Review interesting facts about the 428 powered 1966 Ford Galaxie 500.
    • Dodge Lil Red Express Pickup Truck Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      When it comes to classic trucks the Dodge Lil Red Express pickup has a lot to offer. Learn about the fastest and most collectable trucks of the 70s.
    • The Tenth Anniversary Edition Trans Am Created: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      See what is special about the Tenth Anniversary Trans Am and bad things to look out for. Uncover the most collectible of the 7500 total cars built.
    • The First Year for the Dodge Charger Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      See why the first year Dodge Chargers is the sweet spot for car collectors. Only offered for two years, the first-generation had some historical options.
    • Hurst Olds Official Pace Car Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      Learn about the first Hurst Olds Official Pace Car and the race it serviced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. See when the first Hurst rolled into dealers.
    • The Trabant – Built Out of Plastic and Socialism Created: Thursday, November 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      November 9, 2009 marked the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and if any of you have been watching some of the recent documentaries to celebrate the event, you may have noticed a...
    • International Harvester Light Line Created: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      Discover the versatility of the International Harvester Light Line trucks. Learn more about the IH Company and vehicles built during the 60s and 70s.
    • Difference between a Beetle and a Super Beetle Created: Saturday, June 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Learn how to tell the difference between a Standard and Super Beetle. Review a brief history about the Volkswagen Bug. Connect with VW organizations.
    • Classic International Harvester Pickup Trucks Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Take a road less traveled and learn about the collectable trucks from International Harvester. Review history and find IH social groups and clubs.
    • Restore Your Car's Leather Interior Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      A step by step guide to repair and restore your car's leather interior.
    • ZDDP - Debunking The Motor Oil Additive Urban Legend Created: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
      After 70+ years of trouble-free, metal-metal anti-wear protection, the E.P.A. is forcing ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate, containing both Zinc and Phosphorus) from domestic motor oil. Is this a...
    • Got Rust? Try converting it to a protective seal. Created: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
      The standard approach to rust removal has been to sand blast or scrape down to bare metal, prime with a rust-inhibiting primer and then paint. When we come across rust on our cars or restoration pr...
    • How to Start a Car That’s Been in Storage Created: Thursday, April 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
      Cars that have been resting peacefully for a long period of time don't take kindly to an abrupt wake up call. They will be as nasty as a grizzly bear prematurely jolted out of hibernation and you w...
    • Determining the Market Value of Your Classic Created: Sunday, March 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
      Whether you’re buying or selling a classic car, you will want to determine its fair market value. Publications such as the Old Car Buyers Guide, Hemmings or NADA's Classic, Collectible and Sp...
    • Keep Pack Rats Out of Your Car Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014
      We do not claim to be any type of college-degreed pest control expert or authorities on animal physiology. But we do have a garage with six classic cars that have not been vandalized by the large n...
    • Collector Car Theft Deterrents Created: Saturday, February 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Protecting your Classic Car from would be thieves can be as easy as installing a battery cut-off device, or you can go high tech with a global tracking device. We suggest both, and a few others."
    • Prevent Your Classic From Overheating Created: Thursday, August 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Keeping your older car from overheating and leaving you stranded can be easy if you follow our preventative maintenance tips on a regular basis." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • How To Inspect a Classic Car Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When we are considering a car as a potential purchase, we always use this car inspection checklist.
    • Classic Car Insurance Reviews Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Before you go out and look for the best classic car insurance quote there are several things you need to decide. What are your expectations? Will you be driving the car year round, or is it a
    • Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction - Updated Created: Thursday, August 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In 2011 at Gooding & Company's Monterey auction, it won the honored title of being the most expensive car ever sold at auction.
    • Car Restoration Projects – Planning and Purchasing Created: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It's not the fun part, but essential to every restoration. Don't think about writing a check or getting your hands greasy until you have taken these steps." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • How to Store Your Classic Car Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      For those of you who live in snowy climates, you may have to store your cars as long as four to six months. Here are some storage tips.

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