Five Decades of Automotive History Celebrated
Five classic autos, one from each decade since the 1950s, will be featured at this year’s 47th annual Miami International Auto Show which runs from September 9 through September 17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The all-star line-up of classics will include a 1954 Buick Roadmaster, 1968 Shelby Cobra GT350, 1971 Volvo P1800E, 1981 DeLorean DMC12 and 1993 Chevrolet Corvette.
The 1968 Shelby GT350 convertible is finished in luminous Acapulco Blue with a black top and stripes. It has the original 302 cubic inch small block engine with an aluminum Cobra intake and Holley Carburetor. Antique auto collectors consider it to be the ultimate muscle car of the 1960's era. This model has just 23,556 miles and also bears Carroll Shelby's autograph.
The 1954 Buick Roadmaster was the top of the line Buick produced after WWII. It boasted a 200HP powerful V-8 engine with the ultra-smooth "Dynaflow" automatic transmission.
The 1971 Volvo P1800E sports touring car is an exquisitely designed two-door hatchback and the most stylish car in the Volvo line. By 1971, it boasted a fuel injection engine and many safety features that were many years ahead of the competition.
The 1981 DeLorean "DMC12 was built in Ireland by former General Motors executive John DeLorean. It is one of the most iconic cars produced in the 1980s made famous by the movie "Back to the Future". It was uniquely finished in a stainless steel exterior and was powered by a European V6 engine.
The 1993 Chevrolet Corvette highlights the 40th anniversary of America's Sports Car. It was powered by the newly updated LT-1 V-8 motor producing 300 HP, teamed with a German ZF 6 speed transmission. It performed very favorably against other sports cars from around the world.
“These classics give our visitors a firsthand look at some of the auto industry’s finest vehicles,” said Cliff Ray, show coordinator.
The classic autos are presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region which comprises 200 local members and is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of antique vehicles. For more information on the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region, visit www.aacasouthflorida.club.
About South Florida Automobile Dealers Association
The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association began in 1933 and originally was formed to share marketing opportunities and control costs. Today, the Association comprises more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties making it larger than some state-wide auto dealer groups. For more than 40 years, the Association has donated over $7 million to numerous charities that also include Joe DiMaggio Hospital, YMCA, Alzheimer’s Association Sheridan House, Museum of Art, American Cancer Society, Historic Society of Fort Lauderdale, and others.