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Versailles Party Video Makes Ghosn Look Like a 17th Century Monarch

Auditors attempting to assess how down and dirty Carlos Ghosn’s spending habits were have reportedly become very interested in a YouTube video of a party held at the Palace of Versailles in 2014. While the clip doesn’t showcase any cash-fueled orgies or golden idol worship, it does present a extravagant party that was supposedly paid for […] The post Versailles Party Video Makes Ghosn Look Like a 17th Century Monarch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Scandal, France, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Coup, Versailles, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Hot Legal Action, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Versailles Party

Rare Rides: The Ford Versailles Ghia From 1993 – a Quantum Experiment

The recent news of the potential alliance brewing between Ford and Volkswagen seems like a novel idea. But what if I told you it was already tried long ago? Come along, we’re taking a trip to Versailles. Ford likes to use Versailles as a model name. It used Versailles in the 1950s in Europe, where […] The post Rare Rides: The Ford Versailles Ghia From 1993 – a Quantum Experiment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Versailles

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1970 Ford Maverick

Restomodded 1970 Ford Maverick for sale on From the seller’s description: Resto-Mod in 2003 302 V8 Engine Excellent pearl white 1972 Sprint colors Edelbrock 4BBL carburetor, Performer Cam and lifters B+M Shifter w/ C4 transmission MSD electronic ignition, fuse block, Ron Francis wiring in trunk High performance fuel pumps and fuel cell in trunk Ford 9” rear end with Detroit Locker 4 wheel disc brakes non-power Thrush side pipes and Cragar Super Sport wheels Clean New Jersey Title ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Seventies, Versailles, Cam, Ron Francis, Maverick, Thrush, Denver Colorado, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings publications, Restomods, Ford Maverick, Detroit Locker, Cragar Super Sport, Lincoln Versailles

Good Names… Bad Cars

The good thing about a bad car name is you’ve got no expectations. Not much to live up to — and so, little to disappoint you. Achieva, for instance. But wasting a good name on a bad car is almost a moral crime. Like Dancing With the Stars. Here are ten good car names gone bad — made infamous by the rust-prone fenders to which they were affixed: * Chevy Cavalier – This name summons images of gallant horsemen protecting their monarch but the Cavalier was the cheese whiz of cheap cars — mass prod...
Tags: Miscellaneous, Vw, Porsche, Ford, Auto Industry, Gm, Autos, Lincoln, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, Detroit, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ellen Degeneres, Arnold, Mirada

Plastic surgery disasters: What if Lincoln built a Pinto?

Images from the author’s collection. Not long ago I wrote up, for both this website and the print edition of Hemmings Classic Car, a Mercury Bobcat I had cause to photograph. It was a jaunty thing: orange and white, inside and out, with plaid seats and a generally sunny disposition. Sundial slow and as crude as a Married: With Children episode, it sent me off on a tangent about how the notion of a premium small car wasn’t really something America was prepared for, initially, until Ford started...
Tags: America, Opec, Barcelona, Ford, Marseille, Gm, Autos, Luxembourg, Lincoln, Jack, White, Continental, Bordeaux, Seventies, Bobcats, Versailles

The $5,000 Challenge, just in time for Father’s Day edition

In the United States, Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19. Trust us when we say that dad doesn’t need another tie, or a set of golf clubs, or even a fancy dinner out that requires wearing a tie (potentially at a country club, where we’re told one might use golf clubs). Instead, what dad really wants is a project car, so in keeping with $5,000 Challenge tradition, below are five examples of potential project cars that won’t break the bank. If you’re a dad yourself, there’s still time to forwar...
Tags: United States, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Dodge, North America, Seattle, Palm Springs, Versailles, Ministry of Defense, Ford of Europe, Lincoln Mercury, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, One-offs And Homebuilts, Restorations And Preservations

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