Instagram Jump Start: The fix is in – if you love classic car photos
The North American International Auto Show has packed up and left the Motor City. Scottsdale Auction Week is in the rearview mirror. If you’re looking for your next classic car fix, we have just the thing. From Corvettes to wagons to taillights to luxury cars, check out the five most-liked Instagram posts on HagertyClassiccars last week:
1959 Chevrolet Corvette (1,968 likes) – The 1959 Chevrolet Corvette – restyled just one year earlier – carried a 283-cid V-8 engine ranging in performance from 230 to 290 hp.
1957 Buick Century Caballero wagon (1,540 likes) – Given to the George W. Bush Foundation by its original owner, this spectacular 1957 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon was restored by Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage and carries the 43rd president’s signature on the inside of the driver’s door.
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 (1,486 likes) – The ‘65 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 convertible was not only a powerful machine, it could be ordered with convenience options like power steering, power brakes and power top. Those sweet taillights came standard.
1949 Cadillac Series 62 (1,273 likes) – The 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan featured a restyled grille, two-piece windshield and a longer hood, which concealed its new 331-cid overhead valve V-8. Previous models carried a flathead engine.
1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan (1,176 likes) – The 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan’s base price was $2,329. Adjusting for inflation, that’s about $19,397 in today’s economy. Engine choices ranged from a 145-hp, 223-cid Mileage Maker Six to a 300-hp, 352-cid Special V-8.
You Like It, We Love It – Every week there’s a photo on HagertyClassicCars that we think deserved a lot more “likes” than it received. This one – a tribute to Arnie Beswick’s 1963 Pontiac LeMans 421 Super Duty drag car – is one of those.
Best of the Rest – Let’s face it, the shiniest jewels generally get the most attention. But classic car lovers are attracted to dirty pennies too. This photo by @t.l.gardner caught our eye not only for what it shows – an old Ford pickup stacked atop a Chevy dump truck – but also for what it doesn’t. How did the trucks reach this Pennsylvania resting place? Why are they stacked like that? What stories could they tell? “Two old junkyard dogs” is our favorite post of the week.