We all really enjoy the many rare car shows, where we oftentimes see the same classic vehicles rear their restored fenders again and again. Not that we don’t appreciate the work that went into it, but there are a lot of ’57 Chevys out there.
On the other hand, if you are looking for more than your run-of-the-mill classic Chevy, there are actually many local shows, and even some dealerships, that will surprise you with some truly rare, unique, and one-of-a-kind vehicles. Some you may have heard of, others you may not have, but altogether these shows really add something to the classic and rare car ensemble we enjoy looking at.
Here are some highlights of really rare cars that have made appearances at local car shows in the last few years…
- The Shenango Valley Antique Automobile Club of America, located in Hermitage, PA, has an annual Father’s Day car show. This year, a 1964 Studebaker Avanti made a special appearance at the show. This beautifully-restored muscle car has a super charger, and was designed to be the Corvette’s competition during that time period. Though it is fun to see fan favorites at car shows, when a car like this appears, it’s like seeing the tail side of a coin that has always landed on heads.
- The Boston Cup brought about an interesting theme this year, asking for classic and unique cars that would make you exclaim: “you don’t see that every day.” From a 1995 McLaren F1, to a 1967 Fiat Dino Spider, the Boston Cup brought some new sights for car aficionados to drool over.
- Another show that you will be seeing some extremely rare, and just downright cool cars, is at the Scituate Harbor Business Association rare car show at Otis Place. Unlike the 33-years-running car show by the Shenango Valley Antique Automobile Club, or even the 4-years-running Boston Cup, this car show is brand new. There will be a wealth of unique vehicles like 1932 Ford Model As, Ford Model Ts, 1927 Nashes, and quite a few others, as well. This is definitely not a show to miss!
- It isn’t just the shows that get the rarer side of the car world. In Forest City, Iowa, a rare 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II showed up at a dealership lot, as a trade in. This may be rare for a dealership in Iowa, but truthfully, it isn’t something you would expect to see at any dealership.
If you ever tire of seeing the same classic cars over and over, look at more than just the main and international car shows. If you start searching the local car shows and dealerships, you might just find something new and special, that may help you believe there are more than just classic Camaros out there.
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