My Parents' First Car - 1948 Plymouth convertible

Joe and Beverly Smith were the proud owners of a 1948 Plymouth Convertible until they had to sell it when Joe was drafted to serve in the Korean War. As a 60th wedding anniversary gift, their son, Joel, found a '48 Plymouth through Craigslist fixed it up and gave it to them as a surprise. The car will now forever stay in the family and be passed down through generations. Subscribe! - http://bit.ly/1sddOmD LIKE us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Ha... FOLLOW us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hagerty JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/+Ha... Find out more about Hagerty: http://www.hagerty.com Subscribe! | http://bit.ly/1sddOmD LIKE us on FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/HagertyClassicCars/ FOLLOW us on TWITTER | https://twitter.com/hagerty JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS | https://plus.google.com/+Hagerty FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/hagertyclassiccars/ Find out more about Hagerty | http://www.hagerty.com HAGERTY VALUATION TOOLS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11A9D1D9D04C6B8C FEATURED VIDEOS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mKdOsoMmYDwL8qHYJ5Tn6dG RIDE ALONGS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mIGSmYHJAoy1j0ngWXgOS6s Hagerty is your definitive source for all things classic: compelling stories about cool cars and the people who love them; the latest on collector car values and market trends; and all the eye candy, roaring engines and nostalgia you can handle. So strap down, settle in and cruise with us a while. We’re glad you’re here. Contact us. Phone: 877-922-9701 Fax: 231-941-8227 Suggestions and/or Complaints: Your2Cents@hagerty.com Marketing & Event Inquiries: marketing@hagerty.com Media Inquiries: press@hagerty.com

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A Dad's A - 1929 Model A
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Barn Find Hunter | Uncovering $1,000,000 Barn Find - Ep. 16
Just another day on the road for Barn Find Hunter Tom Cotter, finding million-dollar projects. They only made 85 of these, and it needs a full restoration but it seems like most of the parts are there. Can you guess what it is? In a nearby shop, Cotter discovers a ’41 Lincoln Continental, equipped with a Flathead V-12, and a 1950 Plymouth Suburban two-door, both California survivors. Talking with Shelby, the owner, Cotter learns of Dwayne Bower who describes himself as a guy who “doesn’t collect cars, but has never sold one.” And he isn’t interested in selling his ’57 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, Jaguar XK120, 1974 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX, the tow truck featured in The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast and the Furious 8), or any other cars now, either. Cotter arrived in SoCal on a viewer’s tip about the million-dollar find without having any plans. It shows how much you can find just by chatting and listening to locals’ suggestions. Subscribe! | http://bit.ly/1sddOmD LIKE us on FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/HagertyClassicCars/ FOLLOW us on TWITTER | https://twitter.com/hagerty JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS | https://plus.google.com/+Hagerty FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/hagertyclassiccars/ Find out more about Hagerty | http://www.hagerty.com HAGERTY VALUATION TOOLS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11A9D1D9D04C6B8C FEATURED VIDEOS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mKdOsoMmYDwL8qHYJ5Tn6dG RIDE ALONGS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mIGSmYHJAoy1j0ngWXgOS6s Hagerty is your definitive source for all things classic: compelling stories about cool cars and the people who love them; the latest on collector car values and market trends; and all the eye candy, roaring engines and nostalgia you can handle. So strap down, settle in and cruise with us a while. We’re glad you’re here. Contact us. Phone: 877-922-9701 Fax: 231-941-8227 Suggestions and/or Complaints: Your2Cents@hagerty.com Marketing & Event Inquiries: marketing@hagerty.com Media Inquiries: press@hagerty.com





Photographer Surprises Father With Dream Car (1968 Camaro) For Christmas
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57 Chevy Bel Air Restoration - Dad's Birthday Surprise
We surprised Dad with his completely restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air on his birthday. Major props to my brother and his friend Greg for the amazing restoration work. This was about a 9 month project. Sid's Auto Body in San Diego did all of the paint and body work. We had all the chrome stripped and triple nickel plated. We had all of the stainless taken off and polished. We had all of the pot metal repaired and chromed, so it's still the original trim. We put in a brand new 57 Chevy crate, 330 horsepower, 380 foot pound torque, 350 Vortec engine. We put in a brand new EnduraShine Edelbrock manifold. It's fuel injected. We had all of the aluminum chromed, so there's no more polishing. We also had the pulleys chromed, even the ones you can't see. We rebuilt the steering box and water pump, as well as the entire front suspension. We put on all new A-arm shaft kits with polyurethane bushings, all new upper and lower ball joints, and tie rod end caps. We had the upper and lower tie control arms, as well as the springs. powder coated. The restoration took countless hours and a lot of money, but it was worth it. Dad was so surprised and now he takes his restored 57 Chevy Bel Air classic muscle car to car shows all the time.




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