The Lincoln Continental is a shadow of its former self. The current-generation model has been supplanted by the Navigator as Lincoln’s flagship, but the Continental name once denoted some of the most-prestigious luxury cars America had to offer. One of those cars was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage. This 1958 Continental Mark III was built during the last year of a three-year period when the nameplate was sold as a separate brand. A facelifted version of this car became a Lincoln in 1959. As a standalone brand, Continental sat above Lincoln in Ford’s hierarchy. A 430-cubic-inch V-8 propels this land yacht, sending 375 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission. Leno reckons when new it would do 0-60 mph in the 8.0-second range, which was decently quick in the 1950s. Jay guesses the car weighs close to 6,000 pounds with two people on board, but the … Read More
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If you want to travel back 30 years, you don’t need a time machine, you just need to give Lamborghini Montreal a call. The Canadian dealership is selling a 1990 Lamborghini Countach with just 135 kilometers (83 miles) on the odometer.
The listing doesn’t include much information on the Countach, let alone how it has stayed in this condition for three decades. The dealer only said that the car is a 25th Anniversary Edition, one of just 658 built. This car was from the last year of Countach production.
As a later Countach, this example is somewhat overstyled. The Countach was launched in 1974, and over the years Lamborghini tried to keep it fresh with various styling updates. By the time 1990 rolled around, the Countach’s original, Marcello Gandini-penned shape had been covered in extra scoops, spoilers, and flared wheel arches.
The 25 Anniversary Edition is distinguished by
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The camper van craze is in full swing, and that’s great news if you’re just starting the sample what #vanlife has to offer. With so many companies offering their take on what camping in a van should look like, ranging from bare-bones basics to DIY projects to full-on pro conversions, there’s definitely a vehicle out there that fits your specific needs, budget, and personal taste. Let’s break down the most popular camper van options, from affordable ways to semi-rough it to full-on glamping.
Aside from a sleeping bag under the stars, the simplest way to camp has always been in a tent. Add a van to the equation, and you’re suddenly on top of the world—or at the very least, on the roof of your van, which can provide killer views of the natural splendor around you, decent protection from being flooded out of your pajamas during
… Read More View More 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition offers brand’s only manual transmission
Mini has launched many retro special editions, but the 2021 Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition convertible references a model of a somewhat newer vintage. The Sidewalk Edition was originally launched in 2007 and, like that model, the 2021 version features mostly cosmetic changes.
Starting at $39,250, the Mini Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition is the only Mini that offers a manual transmission. It has a 6-speed manual, and buyers can choose the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic for an additional $1,700.
The Sidewalk Edition is available in Deep Laguna Metallic Blue or Mini Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic, both with an Anthracite roof and “Sidewalk” graphics. The special edition also has 17-inch Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels.
The interior gets Leather Lounge Sidewalk Anthracite upholstery, a sport leather-wrapped steering wheel, Sidewalk Edition floor mats, and a model-specific interior illumination color.
Other than the transmission, the Sidewalk Edition is mechanically unchanged from the standard Cooper
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Best mileage level for a trade-in
Some people keep one eye on their odometer at all times, trying not to put too many miles on their car so they won’t hurt its value when the time comes to trade it in. But your car’s mileage may not matter as much as you think.
Sure, the value of your car drops slightly with every 10,000 miles you add. But according to Edmunds data, there is no major drop-off at any certain milestone. Even the 100,000-mile mark is not a value-killer as long as the car is in good shape. The truth is, there is no magic number. And dealers are already flush with low-mileage used cars that have come off leases, so they’re not in a rush to add more to their lots.
What matters more is the model year. If your car is only a few years from new, it
… Read More View More Five Car Projects and Maintenance Items To Do At Home
Owning a car is a lot of responsibility. Sure, you need to be a safe and courteous driver (here’s an article about driving in parking lots to help you do that), but you also need to keep up on all the little jobs your car needs to perform at its best and last for years to come. It’s easy to forget these little jobs, but you won’t be rewarded for your (lack of) effort. Today’s cars are more reliable than ever, but these five tasks will help keep your car running and looking great for years to come.
Admit it: you don’t wash your car often enough, and when you do it’s a quick run through the local gas station’s automated machine. Those machines are fine in a pinch, but non-touchless automated car washes wreak havoc on your car’s paint, only leaving plenty of