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For many of us, high school was an exciting time, thanks to the independence of finally being able to drive. There was no more requirement to ride a bike or beg friends and family to drop you off—with your first car, the world was your oyster. Most of us eventually got used to that feeling of total freedom as we got older. However, for the owner of this 1966 Valiant Signet—Tom Groseclose, of … Continue reading »






2015 MOPAR Catalog - New Restoration Parts!

Classic Industries is proud to announce its latest MOPAR catalog, packed full of new A, B, and E-Body restoration parts and accessories! In this post, we've compiled a sample of the many all-new products you'll find in the pages of our latest MOPAR book. To see even more groundbreaking products, check out the 2015 catalog, now available in full-color printed format or as a PDF digital download. If you'd like to receive our latest … Continue reading »






Mopar Lighting Guide - A, B, and E-Body Bulb Charts

Owning a classic Mopar car is a labor of love, since finding the right restoration parts can sometimes be a difficult task. That's why Classic Industries began offering restoration parts for a variety of A, B, and E-Body models--we want to help Mopar owners restore their cars and keep them in showroom condition. With this philosophy in mind, we also wanted to help restorers tackle some of the trickier tasks, such as … Continue reading »






'64 Valiant Convertible - Perky Plymouth

One of the things we love about classic cars is their wide range of variation in shapes, sizes, and styles. Some classic cars appear aggressive and muscular, with wide flared fenders and gaping grill openings, while others appear poised and refined, with intricate chrome ornaments and sweeping lines. If we had to use a single word to describe this 1964 Plymouth Valiant, that word would be cheerful. The wide-set round headlights, bright red … Continue reading »






Dodge Challenger Parts Restore Mopar Muscle

Back in the heyday of the muscle car, it took Dodge a while to catch up with the Mustang, but it's said that perfection takes time. Thanks to the efforts of product planners, designers and stylists who gave it progressive styling, tapered high-back bucket seats, powerful engines, and an all-out muscle car demeanor, Dodge Challenger was the hottest automobile Chrysler Corporation had ever produced. When Dodge design boss Bill Brownlie introduced the all-new Challenger to the automotive press in … Continue reading »






'74 Plymouth Barracuda - One Mean Fish

We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it a strong contender in the muscle car era. So, when we saw this lean, green resto-modded Barracuda pull into our showroom parking lot, we knew we had to check it out. This particular Barracuda belongs to Carlos Dominguez, of Tustin, California, … Continue reading »






Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer for a Good Cause

Cars and dogs just seem to go together. Whether you're washing your classic car in the driveway, wrenching late at night in the garage, or going for a top-down cruise to the beach, your four-legged best friend will always be there by your side. The onset of the dog days of summer reminded us of this connection between man, machine, and dog, and got us thinking about a way to help the … Continue reading »






All Girls Garage - Sleeper 'Cuda Build

Here at Classic Industries, we love sleeper vehicle builds—even the name evokes mystery. Much like a sleeper cell of operatives that infiltrates a bigger group, waiting for the right time to strike, sleeper cars are perfect for hiding in plain sight. The dented beater that rolls up to you at a stop light might just blast by you with tires ablaze when you least expect it. This unexpected characteristic never fails … Continue reading »






'67 Plymouth Barracuda - Realizing a Dream

If, like us, you call yourself an automotive enthusiast, chances are good that you share an appreciation for a wide range of makes and models. However, there's always one car that trumps them all, and makes your heart skip a beat the moment you lay eyes on it: your dream car. For Jeremy Fleener, of Encino, California, that car is the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible seen here. Jeremy recently stopped … Continue reading »






Muscle Cars and Hot Rods - Stamps from USPS

The United States Postal Service Releases New Hot Rods Forever Stamps   For a little over a year, the USPS has been offering the Muscle Cars forever stamps featuring five iconic automobiles: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, and the 1970 Chevelle SS. As of this writing, they are still available, so get them while they last. Beginning … Continue reading »