Classic car guide for all car enthusiasts traveling to United States.
Through our journey with car we have spent years traveling around United States looking for good deals on classic cars. Through that time we met a lot of interesting people, have seen many nice cars and bough some of them ourselves or for our customers. Today we want to share other side of the story that you may or may not have paid attention to. While traveling to different states we tried to utilize our free time as effectively as possible having a little fun as well. We traveled to may cool car shows, many car museums and classic car showrooms. We have created a map of all those places, so if you decide to visit US and one of them will be on your travel route, please find it below and see if it’s worth it.
St. Louis Fast Lane St. Charles
I’ve been a frequent guest to the Fast Lane showroom in St. Charles, MO. I love this please and whenever somebody visits me here in St. Louis Fast Lane is a must see. It is the most recognizable classic car place in St. Louis. They have been on the market for a long time and have lots of nice cars in stock at any given day. They go through inventory fast, but their cars are priced a little high. In return you get a car that doesn’t have any hidden issues, is all sorted out and ready to drive. Fast Lane is located in an area, surrounded with many professional body shops and car specialists, some of which are owned by Fast Lane. They do really good job checking their cars and selling a ready to drive cars only! The staff is very friendly and helpful. What you can find inside? Let’s take a look:
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There’s always quite a lot of AC Cobras.
Let me walk you through some of the cars that caught my attention:
1972 Dodge Challenger with 440ci High Performance, 4BBL carburetor, Dana 60 Rear end with 3,54:1 gear ratio, This car is very well equipped with power steering and power disc brakes, that will make the ride very enjoyable. It’s got couple nice upgrades making some extra horsepower. Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Heads, which are very common for those engine. They are designed to allow more air inflow to the engine. Headman headers and dual exhaust allows gases to leave the engine fast and give the car really nice rumble sound. MSD ignition make the car start right up every single time without a hassle. The car is correct exterior and interior color combination. Center console is in very nice shape. Overall the car looks great in and out. Check out couple pictures below.
Ford Mustang K- code
This is probably one of the most expensive versions of all 1965 Mustangs. This particular example is priced very fair. It has a matching numbers 271hp engine and 4 speed transmission followed with a 9” rear end. What makes it even more desirable is the correct Poppy Red exterior, black pony interior, center console and fold down rear seat. Those are very desirable options on all mustangs. GT package with fog lights and all the GT badges makes the exterior look really good. After lifting a hood you can quickly notice a nice chrome engine dress up kit. Very nice example of a K-code mustang.
1967 Austin Mini Cooper
The engine in that Mini was a supercharged 1380 cc 4 cylinder, matched with a 4 speed manual transmission. The car was completely restored with new tan leather, original suspension replaced with coilovers, wood grain dash, Smiths gauges with 8k rpm tachometer and leather steering wheel. It had 10” Mini Lite wheels, new Yokohama Performance Tires and front disc brakes. This car needs to be handling exceptionally good. Driving it needs to be a lot of fun. This is definitely a performance car and for sure would do a great job on the track. I have a sentiment to this car, because I bought one in the same color combination, 2005 Mini Cooper S for my wife years ago. It was a very good handling car as well.
1931 Chrysler Street Rod
This one was definitely standing out from the crowd. Powered with a 330ci supercharged HEMI engine, three 2BBL Holley carburetors and TH350 automatic transmission. Real hot Rod with a Air Ride suspension, front disc brakes, retractable roof and fold down windshield. A lot of custom work has been do this car. Too much to list, check out pictures.
1959 Ford Thunderbird
Those cars are not very popular in Europe, but quite sought after in USA. This one had a date correct 352ci engine with 4BBL carburetor, cruise-o-matic transmission, 9” rear end and a beautiful black paint job and old school white wall tires. Cruising this car on weekends must be a real joy thanks to factory air conditioning, power steering and power windows. It wouldn’t be my first choice car, but if I had a spare $20,000 and some room in my garage I wouldn’t say no.
1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350
Built on Feb 6th 1968 with lots of options including A/C, power steering, power dics brakes, power convertible top and tilt away steering column. The car has a brand new Highland Green paint job that shines really well. The engine was rebuilt and full photo documentation is available. All numbers has been recorded. I spent a lot of time looking at this car. It is not common to see a car restored with such a detail and still all original including original fenders with all numbers on them. This Shelby was 1 of only 33 built with the same specification (4 speed transmission and A/C/)
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
Yes, one more Challenger, but it was worth stopping by. Date correct 340ci with a six pack, three 2BBL carburetors, 4 speed manual transmission that is also date correct, paint job in original Go Mango color. This one was 1 of 1411 Challengers T/S with a 4 speed. It also had power steering and power disc brakes, vinyl top, console, sport hood, rear duck wing, side exhaust that came only in year model ’70. Really nice well optioned MOPAR!
This Nova is a big block car with a 396 / 402ci engine that came in Camaro SS as well. It had Edelbrock aluminum heads, 4BBL carburetor and a 4 speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter. This is another very well optioned car with power steering, power brakes. The car was completely restored with a nice paint job and everything documented.
1972 Plymouth Cuda
Another date correct engine in this car 340ci with a six pack and 727 Torqueflite automating transmission. It was restored to be a AAR replica with correct stripes, flat black hood, black vinyl top, power steering and brakes. All interior was nicely redone with a center console, rallye gauges, tachometer and clock. All receipts are still available!
Not many people would stop by this car, but it is a really unique vehicle with only 400 of the built in 1970. GSX Stage 1 in nice White Acapulco color and a 4 speed (only 118 with this combination) The car has a huge numbers matching 445ci engine producing 360 horsepower at 4600 rpm. A complete frame-off restoration was finished in 2010 by Then and Now Automotive Restorations. The car won the Concours Gold Award and GS Nationals and the Concours Award at BPG Nationals and is currently worth almost $200,000
There was only 300 Pennant Blue Corvettes made in 1954 and only 3,640 Corvettes total! This one has only 152 miles since the restoration and has the correct 235 CI Blue Flame 6 cylinder engine matched with the Powerglide Automatic transmission. Correct engine block and heads. All interior is new in original Tan Vinyl color matching the color of the soft top.
And of course Trabant Kombi
- Two stroke, two cylinder, 600cc,
- 26 horse power,
- 4 speed transmission
- Designed by elementary school class
- Dosens of plastic animals glued on,
- Coated to protect the art,
- The car doesn’t run,