Industry Insight – Car Sales
Video killed the radio star? How about the dealership star? Much like the world of retail, the automotive resale industryRead more.
Combined Age: 80 Years, Combined Mileage: 470 Miles
There’s no other way to put it, we’re total suckers for cars with interesting backstories. We hear a lot ofRead more.
A 2018 Highlight – ’63 Split Window Barn Find
Here at Chicago Car Club we’re privileged to have the opportunity to experience ownership of an eclectic mix of classicRead more.
Garage Find – 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi
At Chicago Car Club we’re lucky enough that, for the most part, inventory comes to us. We’re constantly getting emails,Read more.
Inventory Spotlight – 1956 BMW Isetta 300
Meet the star of our beloved Tiny Car Corner, this beauuuutiful green on green Isetta. While it looks damn nearRead more.
Buying to Hold
Over the last few years I’ve met a number of folks who, while maybe not phenomenally wealthy, have a habitRead more.
One Car To Do It All
Being the defacto “car guy” within my little network of friends and acquaintances, I’m routinely asked all sorts of “WhatRead more.
Micro Cars, Macro Fun
“Slow car fast”. We’ve all heard it before. And it’s an ethos that, as a classic-car guy, I’m totally onRead more.
Big-Budget Fun Car, What’s Your Move?
I was recently asked a question. A question sure to tickle anyone possessing even the slightest bit of automotive enthusiasmRead more.
Inventory Spotlight: ’92 Mercedes 500E
I’ll admit, until I’d driven one, I struggled to grasp just how or why the Mercedes 500e, a relatively pedestrian-lookingRead more.
On Second Thought, I Like This
Has there ever been a car that you thought nothing of until you actually got a shot behind the wheel? ARead more.
Coming Full Circle
Releasing your classic car into the wild is never easy. More often than not, sellers experience an immediate sensation of regret.Read more.
The One That Got Away
When one classic car enthusiast meets another, there are a few conversations that occur straightaway. The given first question isRead more.
Inventory Spotlight – 1968 CAPRICE ESTATE WAGON 396 SURVIVOR
As classic car dealers, we’re constantly browsing online listings here at CCC, and we see many cars presented as “100%Read more.
In Defense of the Purist
It’s taken a couple decades of being involved in the automotive hobby, but I’m beginning to see the logic inRead more.
It’s no secret that nostalgia is a primary driver of the market for classic cars; folks purchase certain classic carsRead more.
British Cars – It’s All About the Charm
At any given car show or cars & coffee event you’re bound to encounter a handful of colorful little BritishRead more.
Homage to an Icon – BMW Z8 & 507
Just prior to the turn of the century, BMW assembled a design team that would tackle a formidable task –Read more.
Understated Elegance, The Fiat 130 Coupé
Have you ever driven a car that made you feel underdressed for the occasion?Read more.
The Big Ugly Bumper Mandate of ’74
In 1971, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 215.Read more.
Must-Follow Webpages Keeping Classic Car Enthusiasm Alive
Many, many times I’ve heard folks of the elder generation express a genuine concern for the gradual decline of theRead more.
Mazda Miata – What’s All the Buzz About?
Last month we at Chicago Car Club purchased our first Miata, a ‘92 “Black & Tan” with just 6800 milesRead more.
Found: Time Capsule Luxo-Barges
While so many of the cars that we purchase are scattered about the United States, which can be a bitRead more.
Trust the Dust
I love buying classic cars. It is both my profession and my hobby, and is undoubtedly what I do best.Read more.
Five of Zagato’s Finest
With a coachbuilding resume dating all the way back to 1919, Zagato has designed and produced many of the mostRead more.
What Constitutes a “Survivor” Car?
The classic car community has pivoted a bit in recent years; fully-restored cars were once the ones-to-have, now the respectiveRead more.
$1,000 Well Spent
Six years ago my dad and I dragged an ’87 Porsche 924S out of a guy’s backyard who had leftRead more.
Motor-Racing’s 5 Most Iconic Tobacco and Alcohol Sponsorships
While alcohol and cigarette manufacturers’ advertisements were once plastered on the large majority of racing cars and circuits worldwide, times,Read more.
90s Babies: Can You Believe They’re Already 20 Years Old?!
When we think of “classic” cars, cars of the late 1990s surely don’t come to mind. Our minds go straightRead more.
Ensuring Long Term Value – 5 Things To Look For
Many of the classic and collectible cars we all lust over today and routinely see go for exorbitant amountsRead more.
Porsche 924 – Hit or Miss?
The 924 occupies an interesting space in Porsche history; as their first front-engined, water-cooled model, its introduction spelled a changeRead more.
Inventory Spotlight – Two of BMW’s 80s All-Stars
This past weekend we finally saw a break in Chiberia’s bitter, grey winter. The sun came out for the firstRead more.
Killer B’s – WRC’s Most Extreme
Though it’s now been thirty years since the tragic end of Group-B, the buzz that the series created within theRead more.
Garage-Find Porsche 928
As classic car enthusiasts, we’re always on the hunt for interesting projects. We love all of the oddball water-cooled PorschesRead more.
Sorry, It’s Not For Sale
There are a couple different types of collector car owners; there are those who are fastidious, never allowing their carsRead more.
Featured Listing: 1984 BMW 635csi Euro
1984 BMW 635csi Euro One Owner Original Bronzitbeige Metallic Paint and Nutria 0157 Leather Sport Interior 600 Miles Since CompleteRead more.
DIY PPI: Pre-Purchase Inspection Pro-Tips
When in the market for a classic or collectible vehicle there are a number of areas that, if properly studiedRead more.
The Mid-Engined, Road-Going Revolution
Prior to the widely-acclaimed debut of the Lamborghini Miura’s rolling chassis at the 1965 Turin Auto Show, the mid-engined layoutRead more.
Win a free Bimmer from the Chicago Car Club!
Who wants a free Bimmer? Anyone assembling a LeMons team? We have a 1978 BMW e12 530i Automatic that isn’tRead more.
A Rare Bird – 1979 BMW 323i Baur TC1
Without question, the face of BMW is their ever-popular 3-series. The first 3-series rolled off the production line someRead more.
Inventory Spotlight – 1967 Volvo L3314 Laplander
First off, what is this thing?Read more.
POTUS Eisenhower Limo to be Sold “No Reserve” at Mecum
The year was 1952, Cadillac’s 50th anniversary year. In preparation for the 1953 Paris Salon Show, Cadillac sent four chassisRead more.
Square Car Opulence – Cadillac Interiors of the 70s [PHOTOS]
The late 1950s through early 1970s were a bright time in automotive interior design, both literally and figuratively.Read more.
Little Things That Get Gearheads Going
Vintage steering wheels: Take a look at an old Nardi or Momo wheel, they’re just gorgeous. Simple yet elegant, vintageRead more.
Found: 1967 Mercedes 250SL California Coupe
A few months back we received a call from a man who told us he had an “old Mercedes” tuckedRead more.
Photos – Drive to Defeat ALS Event
The Chicago Car Club was proud to co-sponsor The “Drive to Defeat ALS” event, which brought dozens of people together toRead more.
Found: 1960 Triumph TR3a
This TR3a is one of our favorites here at CCC. We found the car in a garage almost twelve yearsRead more.
Found: ’38 Packard 1604 Super 8 Touring
“Ask the man who owns one” – Packard sales moto Thanks to a tip from a friend who frequently dropsRead more.
Found: 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express
This truck had been trapped in a garage in a suburb of western Chicago for about five years after aRead more.
Found: His and Hers Cadillac Coupe Devilles
We got a call a while back from a gentleman who was attempting to close out his wife’s uncle’s estate,Read more.
Found: 1971 Jaguar XKE 2+2
We bought this XKE from a guy in Michigan who had acquired it with the purchase of an old warehouse.Read more.
Found: 1958 Mercedes Benz 220S Convertible
We purchased this Merc from the original owner, a World War II veteran whose fascination with Mercedes began when heRead more.