I don’t know about you, but when I page or click my way through a collector car auction catalog, I often stop to engage in a moment of nostalgia when I see a car that triggers very personal memories.
I had that experience again this week as I worked my way through the offerings on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com:
I was in college when the original Pontiac GTO lured me to our local Pontiac dealership. I couldn’t afford such a car, but I did seriously consider the LeMans on which it was based. As it ended up, I didn’t buy the LeMans either. Instead, I went to the local American Motors store where my grandparents had bought cars and had had good dealerships experiences.
Fast forward a few years and I’m working on a book about the development of the revived Chevrolet Camaro and how much of the engineering development of the sports coupe was done…