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The $5,000 Challenge, Lap of Luxury Edition

Posted October 18, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto classified luxury

For years, the family car was a sure-fire way to inform the neighbors of a change in status. A tired Rambler may have been tucked away in the garage, out of sight, but the new Buick, Lincoln, or Imperial was proudly displayed in the driveway for all to see. Perhaps it was keeping up with–or one-upping–the Joneses, but for many, maintaining vehicular appearances was a postwar ritual in suburban America.

This $5,000 Challenge focuses on luxury cars–or, in some cases, near-luxury cars, from a range of manufacturers and decades. It isn’t likely that any will outshine the neighbor’s new Lincoln Continental, Cadillac CTS-V, or Lexus GS, but all are decidedly more affordable. Chances are good they’ll attract more attention at the local car show, too, and isn’t admiration an important component of status?

Five luxury classic cars that can be yours for $5K or less, and pristine with a little elbow grease.

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Re: The $5,000 Challenge, Lap of Luxury Edition

10/19/2017 3:33 AM

" with a little elbow grease"

Ya, that and $5000.00 x 2

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