1968 Barracuda Formula S - Gold Fish

Every journey into classic car restoration has to start somewhere, whether that's diving in head-first with a basket-case wreck from a junkyard, or starting gradually by putting a few finishing touches on a partially-completed project. For Gilbert Villegas, of Anaheim, California, this 1968 Barracuda Formula S represented the beginning of a love for working on classic cars. The Barracuda was Gilbert's very first restoration project, and he fell in love with … Continue reading »






1972 Plymouth Duster - 340 Wedge Power

One of the many reasons we love classic cars is that each one tends to have a fascinating story behind it. Some cars are preserved untouched in garages for decades, without leaving the town where they were originally sold. Others were driven every day and abandoned in a scrap yard, only to be lovingly restored by a new owner many years later. These stories add character to every machine. The … Continue reading »






Mopar Announces Official Partnership with Classic Industries

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of Mopar.com/restoration — a new online resource for owners and restorers of classic Dodge and Plymouth vehicles. The new restoration parts page, seen above, prominently features Classic Industries as the leading source for restoration parts and accessories. In a press release announcing … Continue reading »






1969 Road Runner - 440 Mopar Power

The first-generation Plymouth Road Runner was one of the quintessential muscle cars of the late '60s, and remains an icon of the era to this day. The long-nosed body, quad headlamps, and sweeping C-pillars offer a distinctive and memorable look. The metallic green 1969 Road Runner seen here belongs to Joe Bahash, of Huntington Beach, California. Joe brought the car by our Retail Showroom to pick up a few replacement … Continue reading »






1970 Plymouth Superbird - Unrestored & Original

We'll admit that our hearts skipped a beat as we watched this Sublime green American muscle icon roll into our Retail Showroom parking lot. To say this car is hard to miss would be an understatement—with its vibrant paint, sleek nose cone, and towering rear wing, this 1970 Plymouth Superbird practically demands the attention of anyone nearby. The car actually arrived on a trailer, behind a truck driven by Brad Toles, … Continue reading »






1970 Challenger Restoration - Sublime SE

Many classic car owners use the restoration process to make their cars their own, adding small period-correct tweaks along the way. For example, changing upholstery colors, upgrading to the top-of-the-line engine, or installing a different set of wheels and tires. However, Alan Little, of Lakewood, California, has done none of those things. He's a big believer in maintaining originality, and has put this belief into practice with his 1970 Challenger restoration. … Continue reading »






1970 Road Runner - Purple & Numbers-Matching

One of our favorite things about classic Mopar cars is their unabashed use of bright, head-turning colors. These cars were not afraid to show off their "in your face" attitude, with famous High Impact colors such as Sublime, Vitamin C, Top Banana, and Plum Crazy. There's nothing subtle about a roaring V8, flashy chrome, and vibrant paint. The eye-catching 1970 Road Runner seen here belongs to Ricardo Torres, of Norwalk, California. … Continue reading »






1969 Charger 500 - Rare MOPAR

The science of aerodynamics is closely intertwined with the history of automotive design, especially when it comes to race cars. By the late 1960s, the high-banked NASCAR oval tracks were becoming more competitive, and manufacturers were looking to improve lap times by reducing their vehicles' drag coefficients. Specifically, Dodge engineers tested their 1968 Charger in a wind tunnel, and found that its recessed grill and rear window design were slowing it … Continue reading »






1974 Duster - Mopar Family

We always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm for classic cars passed down from generation to generation. This family trait ensures these vehicles are valued and cared for as they should be, even after being passed on from one owner to the next. The story of this 1974 Duster reinforces our thoughts on the subject. This classic Plymouth is owned by 17-year-old Connor Davis, of Santa Ana, California. Connor is still in high … Continue reading »






valiant66_1

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 »