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Antique vs. Classic vs. Vintage Cars: What’s the Difference?

November 8th, 2023 by
classic blue car driving up the coast

Updated: November 8, 2023 You might have heard the term “classics” used when describing old cars. How about the term “vintage cars”–is that far off from “classic cars?” The short answer is no. However, there are some distinct differences in the meanings of these terms, especially when you start getting into modified car classifications. With…

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The History of Mercury® Automobiles: Do they Still Make Mercury Cars?

November 6th, 2023 by

Updated: November 6, 2023 Ford Mercury cars hold a special place in automotive history as a symbol of innovation and timeless elegance. Since their introduction in 1939, these vehicles have captivated drivers with their blend of luxury and performance. This article delves into the remarkable history of Ford Mercury, tracing its evolution from its humble…

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Popular Classic Cars Seen in Movies

October 6th, 2023 by
Classic Cars Seen in Movies

Updated: October 6, 2023 While we may applaud a good movie for the quality of the script or the finesse of the actors, classic cars also leave quite the impression. Over the years, popular classic cars in movies have captured the attention of automotive enthusiasts when they appeared on the “silver screen”. Check out our…

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1973 to 1987 General Motors Square Body Trucks

October 6th, 2023 by
General Motors Square Body Trucks parked next to each other

Updated: October 6, 2023 The mid-1970s were a weird time for the automotive industry. Following the oil embargo and the subsequent sudden death of the muscle car, America’s car and truck manufacturers were at a bit of a loss.   The iconic Ford Bronco was also undergoing significant changes in the 1970s. Automotive engineers at that…

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Gifts for Classic Car Lovers

September 20th, 2023 by
Gifts for a Classic Car owner

Car lovers often infuse their enthusiasm for vintage cars into everything in their lives, from their wardrobe, accent furniture, clocks, and home décor to calendars. If you have a vintage car enthusiast in your life, giving them a car-themed gift can be a perfect way to celebrate their birthday, holiday, or anniversary. LaFontaine Classic Cars…

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Classic Cars for the Ultimate Road Trip

September 20th, 2023 by
Perfect Classic Cars for a Road Trip

For many classic car enthusiasts, there is no better way to spend the weekend than going on a long road trip that winds through picturesque countryside landscapes. But not all vintage rides are designed to handle long trips on tough countryside terrains. The car you choose should have plenty of room and all it takes…

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How to Restore Your Antique or Classic Car

September 20th, 2023 by
How to restore your classic or vintage car

Whether you bought it as a runner or it has grown too old to keep on the road, restoring your beloved vintage car is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Original classic cars are a rarity in this country, with many needing to be more pricey for the average enthusiast. Many enthusiasts choose to customize and…

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The History of Cadillac: Read the History of Classic Cadillacs

September 20th, 2023 by
Classic Brown Cadillac parked

Updated: September 20, 2023 This history recounts the stages that made Cadillac the global benchmark for luxury autos. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a Frenchman who founded the town that became Detroit on July 24, 1701, gave his name to Cadillac. According to historians, Cadillac spent approximately 30 years in the New World, and by…

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Driving Your Classic Car after Long Term Storage

September 20th, 2023 by
Classic car being cleaned

Updated: September 20, 2023 How Do you Start a Classic Car that’s Been in Storage? Picture this: you are just getting out of the cold winter months and wish to cruise the spring away in your elegant classic vehicle. Not just yet! Classic cars that have sat un-started for ages, perhaps even without oil, don’t…

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A Guide to Selling Your Classic Car

September 5th, 2023 by

As one of the largest dealership groups in the Michigan area, we at LaFontaine Classic Cars treat every customer like family. Our profoundly rooted family values have allowed us to create an operation you can place your utmost trust. Whether in Milford, MI, or elsewhere in the nation, we’re here to guide you seamlessly through…

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