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1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Chosen As 2016 CAR of the YEAR

The 1988 Lamorghini Countach 5000  has been chosen by Cars On readers as their 2016 CAR of the YEAR. The contest for 2016 CAR of the YEAR closed on Thursday with 22 percent of respondents voting for the the classic Lamborghini from Gateway Classic Cars in St Louis, Missouri. It was chosen from a field of 14 cars featured during 2016 in the Cars On Line newsletter.

The 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 defines the term “exotic sports car.” (Click here to view the Lamborghini 5000 in the Gateway Classic Cars ad.) It leant genre to a generation of sports super cars so untamed and beautiful that they excited the primal instincts of a “go-fast” generation. It was our banner story for our first newsletter in December and claimed features such as a high-revving mid-engine V12, canteleavered “Lambo” doors, beautiful ground effects and the road-hugging wing. We are told that this particular Countach 5000, white with red leather interior, is one-of-a-kind made with left hand drive for the U.S. market. The odometer reads just 22,848 kilometers. The 5000 Ouattrovalvole engine produces 420 horsepower, revving up to 7,500 rpm!

The 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 was chosen from a field of cars featured this year in the Cars On Line newsletter. Our newsletter readers and their friends were invited to vote in the 2016 CAR of the YEAR poll during the last two weeks of December. Cars On Line readers caught wind of the poll when they read about it in the  2016 COL YEAR in REVIEW feature in a recent Cars On Line newsletter. The response from this year.s CAR of the YEAR poll was greater than any other poll we’ve ever run on the COL site.

The car that took second place honors in the poll was a 1969 Ford Torino Talladega which sold earlier in the year after being featured in the Cars On Line newsletter in February of 2016. It received 12 percent of the vote. The celebrity 1930 Ford Old School Coupe, built by Jesse James for Paul Teutul, Sr on the TV show Outlaw Garage, came in No. 3 in the poll with 9 percent of the vote.

For the past two weeks the 2016 CAR of the YEAR poll was promoted on our COL Facebook and Twitter pages. The response was overwhelming with over 450 voters participating.

The fourteen cars chosen for the poll were highlighted in the COL 2016 YEAR in REVIEW, a feature article written for our COL newsletter readers and published with the last two editions of the weekly Cars On Line newsletter. (Click the link to sign up for the free weekly COL newsletter.)

Here is a link to the complete 2016 Cars On Line YEAR in REVIEW with top cars from throughout 2016.

2016 CAR of the YEAR Selections Announced by has announced its candidates for the 2016 CAR of the YEAR. The popular Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR contest gives website’s readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite collector or specialty car featured in the COL newsletter during 2016. The 2016 CAR of the YEAR is chosen by Cars-On-Line’s readers.  The winner will be announced in the last Cars On Line newsletter of the year, on December 30, 2016.

Here are the candidates for Cars-On-Line’s top award. Click the radio button beneath your favorite to chose your selection for 2016 CAR of the YEAR. Then click the VOTE button below to submit your vote.

The 2016 CAR of the YEAR award is all part of Cars On Line’s annual YEAR IN REVIEW. Click here to see the entire 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW from the Cars On Line newsletter.


CAR of the YEAR 2015 on Cars On

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 2015 Car of the Year

COL Newsletter Readers Pick the CAR of the YEAR 2015

Cars On has revealed its CAR of the YEAR 2015 winner, a very rare and desirable 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. It was picked from an exclusive group of collector cars featured in Cars On Line’s newsletter during 2015. The voting for Cars On Line’s CAR of the YEAR 2015 contest was done by Cars On Line newsletter readers and Facebook followers. Greg Nelson of Mopar Ponderosa tells us this is one of the top 15 hardtops that still exist in this type of condition and with its pedigree. If you speak Mopar, you know what he means.

It seems only fitting that this rare black Hemi Cuda with white billboard and a 4-speed was chosen by our Cars On Line readers to be CAR of the YEAR 2015.  Our readers had recently been given a copy of our Cars On Line Market Trends Report, where we noted that Mopar muscle cars are once again spearheading an uptick in collector car prices. The grand prize of them all is the Plymouth Hemi Cuda, one of the most highly valued American cars ever produced by Detroit. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda was just posted for sale on the Cars On website recently. COL also wrote a feature article on the magnificent Mopar  with research on the history and documentation on this car. Click or tap this link to read the full story.

Car of the Year 2015 photos

Our newsletter readers know that Cars On picks its CAR of the YEAR 2015 this week as part of our 2015 Year In Review. Each year we review all the great cars we’ve featured in our weekly newsletter. After pouring over the best cars that were posted for sale on Cars On Line this year, we have come up with 18 finalists worthy of the title.  We invited our Facebook followers to join in conversations on our Facebook page, where we posted the finalists and invited our fans to vote for their favorites.  Here is a break-down of the voting:

Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR poll results

Below are photos of the 18 finalists for CAR of the YEAR.

The CAR of the YEAR 2015 candidates were chosen from our 2015 Year In Review postings in our newsletter. If you haven’t seen it click here to read the 2015 Year In Review. It is a summary of the Best of Cars On Line for the past year. Read about car shows we attended, blogs we have written and all the significant cars which were SOLD through Cars On Line in 2015. We also have a link to the Cars On Line Market Trends Report where you can compare collector car values using our Price Guide based on average real world sales prices.