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1989 Land Rover DefenderNeo D110 Sold for $145,000

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The 1989 Land Rover Defender restomod is a very popular four-wheel drive off-road vehicle. It’s well-liked in many countries, especially in the United States where the Neo D110 restomod model was sold for an incredible $145,000.

The restomod is the newest phenomenon where the new cards combine old and new technology to create the best of both worlds. Thus, the restomod vehicle comes with classic styling with modern comfort, reliability, and performance.

The 1989 Land Rover Defender Neo D110 restomod was built by Arkonik, the world’s leading Land Rover Defender specialists and dealer. It comes in Santorini Black body color and it features KBX wing top vents, twin cat LED headlights, an OEM hood, grille painted in Zambezi silver, and black 18-inch Kahn Defend 1983 alloys shod with BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires. Moreover, this Neo D110 restomod comes with a Raptor-coated steering and front differential guard, as well as, LED taillights and a Defender badge. It features the Arkonik’s logo on the cover of the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.

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The interior of the 1989 Land Rover Defender Neo D110 restomod is as exceptional as the exterior. Inside this vehicle, you will find black leather trim with diamond quilting read and bucket seat.
Likewise, there is a matching leather on the door cards and center console. Hence, the lucky driver of the 1989 Land Rover Defender Neo D110 restomod will get a chance to touch a 15-inch wood-rimmed steering wheel and alloy gear knobs. The alloy was also used for the inner door handles and there are also interior highlights which come with Ice White LED lighting package, black suede headlining, lock boxes with a 12V power outlet and USB port, two locks and folding seats in the load area, and a Pioneer premium sound system with reversing camera display. This four-wheel drive off-road vehicle also has a secondary twin circuit battery with isolator switch, air conditioning, and a sunroof. Last but not least, it comes with a 3.5-liter V8 gasoline engine.

This is definitely an outstanding vehicle but is it so outstanding to pay $145,000, excluding delivery, for restored1989 Defender 110 station wagon, we will leave it to you to decide.

Tesla`s New Model 3 Will Arrive in China Earlier

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The deliverance of Tesla`s model 3 cars to China is going ahead of the schedule. This is good news to the famous company from the US, which produces extravagant electric cars, and is looking to revive their sales in the biggest auto market in the world, China.

Since the trade tensions between these two countries, company based in California is trying to increase their business in China, that was almost destroyed since the beginning to the tensions. Even the price for their product has been adjusted and now they are affordable to the Chinese population.

The statement that came from the company itself stated that the delivery to Beijing is a sign of better economic relations of their respective counties and the increased profit for their company. Also, they said that deliveries of their model 3 will begin in March.
As we said, this is earlier than it was planned. This is surely a good sign for both parties. Many of the problems for Tesla started when Consumer Reports wrote about certain problems about Tesla`s vehicles and endorsing electric Sedan.

At the moment, Tesla is in the process of building its own factory in Shandong, and that is a good idea. Why? Because all the cars that are meant for export, are exported to China`s market. The factory will produce cars that will be sold for its initial price.

Also, the company itself stated that their sales in China`s market are almost destroyed after the tariffs on importing cars from the US were increased by 40%, which were an answer to the US sanctions. Later the tariffs were lowered to 25%, and now they are at 15%.

A Teaser to Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept

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At Geneva`s 2019 motor show, a new Mitsubishi Engelberg is most important among all of the news, and by the first look on to, we know why it is like that. We can say that it gives pointers to the future of the next generation of electric powertrains. Also, it gives us clues of what we can expect from the SUVs of Japanese origins in the future. Mitsubishi established themselves as the best-selling plug-in car in the United Kingdom from 2014 to the present day.

Why is it Called Engelberg?


Mitsubishi Engelberg was named after the mountain resort, located in Switzerland, in Oberwalden canton. Engelberg resort was home many of championships for various winter sports, mostly skiing. We can say that Mitsubishi has a history when it comes to giving somewhat dubious names to their cars. The most well-known example is Mitsubishi Pajero.


When it comes to details of this vehicle, we can say that there are very few of them. The company only teased us with a couple of photographs. They are revealing some heavy and aggressive style.

The Conclusion


Mitsubishi Engelberg will have the world debut on the fifth of March 2019, on the show that is scheduled after Geneva`s motor show. All we know is that the new product of Mitsubishi will offer something new to the world of automobiles, and we can`t wait to see this one shine in his full light.

Few Tips On Buying Perfect Wheels

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You enjoy driving your car for a few reasons. First of all, it is the most convenient way to go from point A to point B. Second, it is cheap – apart from the price of gasoline that can vary, it is probably the most cost-efficient method especially if you have a big family. And last but not least it is fun – driving can be a relaxing thing to do unless you end up in a traffic jam. On the other hand, cars are complex vehicles consisting of hundreds of different parts. Among all, certainly one of the most important are wheels.

Now, without the fitting wheels, you wouldn’t be able to go for a ride. And while the wheels that car originally has are usually good fitting and made to last a lot of people decide to go for a change and boost their car buy buying customized wheels. Lucky for all of us, to do so is pretty simple especially given the fact that there are tons of online shops selling such products. On the other hand, buying wheels doesn’t have to be that easy especially if it is your first time. There are a few factors that you need to have in mind when doing so. Let’s take a look.

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What To Know When Buying Perfect Wheels

1. First and foremost, according to experts from Loma Wheels, you should know the wheels anatomy. In order to buy the right one for your car, you need to be aware of what makes good wheels. Are you going to decide on alloy or steel wheels? How to know if the bolt pattern is correct? And of course last but not least should you go for a hub-centric or lug-centric wheels. The last one might be the most important and most wheels issues occur because the buyer didn’t understand the difference. If you ask us you should always go for hub-centric given the fact that it has numerous benefits over the second one if we are talking about regular daily rides.

2. Along with that, when buying best wheels for your ride you need to make sure that these fit the right size of your tires. There are various instructions online that will help you with this.

3. Let’s not forget – you are buying new wheels for better looks right. Well, the finish is the most important part when it comes to fancy looking wheels. Are you going to go for black satin or matte finish? Or you are more into chrome wheels? Hey, maybe milled wheels are something that drives you? Whatever it is, we recommend that you get informed on all the options and do relevant research before making the final choice.

4. Yes, we should mention that your budget is something that plays a huge role when buying wheels. And while the price can vary from $500 to $5000 with proper research and knowledge you will still be able to find good wheels even with a lower budget. As we have mentioned above, the competition in this industry is now bigger than ever so chances of you getting a good deal are quite high!

5. Last but not least is the answer to the question of where should you buy the perfect wheels. And while local car dealerships are always an option, we do recommend that you give online stores a try. Chances are you will be able to find custom wheels at a fair and reasonable price that is much lower from what they would offer you in an official car service.


If you are a car enthusiast you know that wheels are something that could turn your average looking car in a fancy vehicle that you will enjoy driving. That is why, before you invest yourself in the process of buying new wheels, we suggest that you do proper research and follow the tips mentioned above. Good luck and see you on the road!

S-Class Luxury Sedan | Mercedes-Benz

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The S-Class is the one car that has every car enthusiast gasping in admiration. Other luxury car manufacturers must figure out how to get this one off the throne. The Mercedes Benz S-Class used to be known as Sonderklasse which is German for ‘special class’. It was abbreviated to ‘S-Klasse’.

Mercedes is not going down easy though. It has quite a few classy and luxurious reasons that will ensure it keeps its crown firmly on. For instance, it comes with active cruise control that:

  • Senses and maintains distance from other cars
  • Slows you down for roundabouts and corners
  • Tolls using GPS

Milani Exotic Car Rentals gives a glimpse into the kind of luxurious experience you expect with the Mercedes Benz S-Class.

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A look at the inside of this glorious ride as well as the layout, space, and finish will give a clear picture of the car and the comfort as well as the luxury that awaits you.

 The Inside


The dashboard gives the driver two enormous instrument and display screens. The updated ones are even more spectacular in clarity and logic.

The screens are set in worked leather, metal, and wood, the steering wheel is new with touchpads and cruise control. If you are not excited by buttons, you may have to reconcile yourself to the fact that there are myriads of them.

It has a facility known as ENERGIZING Comfort Control lighting, seats and stereo enabling.

You have rear seats that massage and recline midway to horizontal. In addition, the heat and vent. The leg-rests resemble those of aircraft and the legroom would suit an NBA player just fine.

The car gives you exceptional rear entertainment too. The V8 has an active suspension that has a binocular vision option that perceives bumps on the road. The wheels are then lifted as they pass beneath. The driver and passengers enjoy a bump-ride that is almost magical.

On the Road

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Keep this in mind: when the S-Class approaches a roundabout or corner, it slows down to a speed where the driver can comfortably take it. However, if there are other vehicles on the road to give way to, you must take control.

The S-Class purrs contentedly on the motorway and maintains a nice gap with the car ahead. It is a smart car because it recognizes and responds to street signs. It is however not self-driving. It is simply the perfect car for long distance driving. It is very driver-friendly.

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A car this size and built for luxury is not cheap to run. However, it is worth every buck you spend on it. The price ranges from £73,000 for an SWB S350 and there is an additional £3,000 for the LWB. The S500 will cost you approximately £85,000. These ones are LBW only.


The S-Class is the current favorite among luxury rides and stirs envy among its competitors. The update is even more beguiling as it has added on technology, style, and comfort. The S-Class is the vehicle many drivers with the money to spend will opt for especially for long distance cruises.

What Do You Need To Get Married In Hawaii: Details On Documents And More

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If you think of Hawaiian marriages like the ones that we see in movies at places like Las Vegas then surely you need to know more! Hawaiian weddings are no joke as you get an authentic marriage certificate which is accepted and is legal in various states of the US. Well, here goes the worry of your Hawaiian wedding not being legal enough. There are, however, certain formalities that you need to get through in order to get a legal Hawaii wedding license. So make sure you do not miss on the important details while planning your destination wedding in Hawaii.

Here we give a step by step list of things to do if you are getting married in Hawaii. Following these is sure to make things easier for you at a new place.

1) Make sure that you are eligible to get a marriage license

In Hawaii, the Marriage Equality Act allows any couple of any gender and/or nationality to get a marriage license. However, there are certain criteria that the couple needs to meet with while getting married in Hawaii.

  • The couple applying for a wedding license need to be at least 18 years of age. If they are between 16-17 years old, then they need to get the written consent of their legal guardian. These things go in the Hawaii marriage records, and hence one must not try to dupe when it comes to submitting the documents, which will cover your official age proof, photographs, consent forms, etc.

2) The wedding ceremony

If it is a Hawaii destination wedding, then you must surely check out all the Hawaii wedding venues to find the location that suits your taste. You will require an official to preside over your wedding ceremony for which you will have to make a booking in advance. Also, for old couples, it is possible to choose the performer who will preside over the ceremony and get them married. These are important things that demand prior consideration; make sure you do them well in advance.

3) Wait till you get the license

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It takes about 3 weeks for people to get their wedding license. You surely can enjoy that time in your Hawaii wedding resorts; however, if you wish to speed up the process, then you can take help of a marriage license agent. A list of them can be found on the website of the Hawaii department of health. So for getting married in Hawaii, here are the key considerations to take note of:

  • An application fee of $65 is to be submitted which can be either online or offline as per one’s convenience.
  • The couple who wishes to get married must appear before the marriage license agent along with all the essential documents regarding age, nationality and also other documents involving proof of previously terminated marriage/s if any.
  • 30 days waiting period is granted once the license is issued after the approval. There is no point in waiting beyond the said period.

It is fairly very simple to get an authentic wedding done in Hawaii and becomes very easy when people know the procedure to get the same done. You can find yourself a wedding planner that can help you with the process, or you can personally look into all this and see to it that things go as planned. In short, with the right guidance and knowledge, getting married in Hawaii becomes easy. You just need to keep yourself updated.

Hope you have got all that is needed, now it’s time to get the wedding bells ringing!

The Greatest Mistakes of Lamborghini of All Time

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Lamborghini, one of the best and most famous car brands in the world, have had some phenomenal highs and lows over the years. Nevertheless, they have proved to be one of the most dominant car builders in the industry. So, we decided to compose a list of some of the greatest mistakes of Lamborghini ever.

1. Too Hot

The Lamborghinis have often been accused of getting too hot, even erupting into flames. Even though Porsche and Ferrari seem to recall their cars which have gone through engine fires, Lamborghini doesn’t seem to follow the steps if its competing brands. Instead, the company has been continuously ignoring such instances.

2. Eco-Unfriendly

Lamborghini is one of the most eco-unfriendly cars. In fact, the car has been voted as the “least green car” several times. Lamborghini has five times worse emissions than green cars. Fortunately, there are not many Lamborghini on the roads.

3. Zero Space

The space in Lamborghini cars has been another of the greatest mistakes ever. The car forces you to choose your best friend and ride with you. This can be a real problem if you have a few best friends and you have to decide which one you’re going to ditch.

4. Too Expensive

It goes without saying that Lamborghini has always been associated with wealth. The cars are too expensive and not everyone can afford to have them. It has been one of the most luxurious and most expensive cars in the world since its conception in 1963. For instance, the Veneno Roadster costs about $5 million dollars.

5. Height Issue


Lamborghini cars aren’t made for people who are big and tall. Hence, Lamborghini cars are great, but only if you can fit in them and if you don’t a have extra leg. The tiny interior and the small space are a huge mistake in the car brand.

6. Lamborghini Urraco


This car, first introduced at the Turin Auto show in 1970, was considered to be the first Lamborghini car for the masses. Besides being a great alternative, the car didn’t work and its production soon ceased. Nowadays, these beautiful cars are considered to be collectibles.

7. Too Niche

Lamborghini and its niche marketing and “one-off” planning method are often considered to be a huge mistake. The cars seem to exclude common people and are only available to the extremely reach people.

8. Too Much Attention


These are cars which simply get too much attention, which can get tiresome, especially for the owners. What’s more, the owners get a lot of stares, questions and are usually considered jerks. Hence, Lamborghini owners don’t enjoy a good reputation.

9. Lamborghini Sogna Concept


One of the strangest cars by this car brand is believed to be the Lamborghini Sogna. It was revealed at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show and showed a completely unique design. It was nothing like we’ve seen before. Nevertheless, the car is currently up for auction.

10. Too Fast


You might not consider being too fast to be a mistake, but Lamborghinis are some of the fastest supercars in the world. This being said, the cars cannot be used properly by owners and the bill for fixing them is usually too big and expensive.

11. Don’t Do Winter


It might not be a wise idea to drive a Lamborghini car in the winter season, as the cars haven’t proven themselves in slippery conditions. It is believed that Lamborghini cars can only be controlled by the best drivers. Hence, it’s best if you stick to the summer season.

12. Lamborghini Marzal Concept


This car appeared at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show and attracted a lot of attention with its strange design. This was the first attempt for a four-seater. However, the design caused a lot of problems and the car ended in a museum before being sold for $2 million dollars.

13. The Lamborghini Egoista


This car was produced for the celebration of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. This selfish car featured one-seat cockpit and a V10 engine. The car was said to represent hedonism taken to the extreme.

14. A Spelling Blunder

Lamborghini has experienced a worldwide embarrassment due to a spelling blunder at the beginning of this year. A Lamborghini owner in Canada received a car with wrong spelling. The car was spelt “Lanborghini”. The owner returned the car for a name change, but the car underwent some pretty bizarre electrical problems. Even though the issue was eventually resolved, the car brand still suffers from the consequences.

Tesla Model Y is Ready for Production

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Tesla has confirmed that Model Y will be produced in their Gigafactory in Nevada very soon. The news was published by Elon Musk. The Tesla Model Y is the fourth model of this American electric car manufacturer. The Model Y is actually a fully electric SUV and will be manufactured in Gigafactory where batteries and electric motors for the vehicles of this company are produced.

The company’s decision to produce a new car in Nevada is completely logical because manufacturing of Model S, Model X, and Model 3 requires the transport of batteries and electric motors to California. In this way, the production process will be significantly accelerated and transport costs will be reduced, because the cars will be fully assembled in Gigafactory.

Elon Musk also said that the new Model Y will be fairly similar to Model 3 for the components that will be installed. Also, the company is considering relocation of production Model 3 from California to Nevada after the start of production Model Y.

The start of the production of the new vehicle is planned for this year, however, the huge financial losses from May last year, which amounted to £ 523 million, postponed the event. The premiere of the Model Y is expected to be at the beginning of 2020.

Tesla’s “Master Plan” for the Model Y

As we have said, Model Y is the third model of the Tesla Company and will be completely electric. In some ways, the new SUV represents the advancement of its predecessor, the Tesla Model 3. In addition to the Y model, Tesla has prepared a new generation of Roadster models as well as new commercial vehicles that will be fully electric Tesla Semi truck. With Model Y, the company intends to stand on the market as a serious competitor, as the new crossover will be a bit cheaper. This is definitely an important step towards becoming one of the most competitive manufacturers in the market in the coming years.

As for the design, it is expected that Model Y will be a bit like Model X, but with some changes. For example, the design of the doors should be changed. Except with Model X, the new car will have some similarities with Model 3, such as the platform or the absence of a grill.

Using the same platform as Model 3 will greatly accelerate the product and reduce costs that would otherwise lead to the development of a completely new platform. Also, Model Y would for that reason appear earlier in the showrooms. Another reason we can expect a new SUV soon is that the complete product will be done at the Nevada factory, so there will be no cost of transporting batteries and power units.

Due to its similarity with Model X, but also with Model 3, it is expected that the Model Y will be presented as Model 3 crossover, rather than as a smaller Model X.

After the recent reconstruction of the Model S and Model X, we saw that Tesla sometimes changes the offer of powertrain, but it is expected that the line-up of Model 3 will be replaced by Model Y.

Tesla electric minibus is also on the cards

In addition to information on the new Model Y, Elon Musk also announced plans for a Tesla electric minibus. He said the minibus would be a “high passenger density urban transport” and would be based on the Model X chassis. Musk also said that the new minibus would not have less than eight seats.

As the chassis of this vehicle is already known, it is expected that the minibus will appear in showrooms during 2020 as well as Model Y. Just like the other vehicles that will be presented in the next year by Tesla, the minibus will also have an electric drive, all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive, but an autonomous drive, too.

Where Can I Ride My ATV in the Carolinas?

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North and South Carolina offer some of the most beautiful terrains on the East Coast for your ATV adventures. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of Blue Ridge Mountain real estate, your home or second home will quickly become a top destination among your ATV-loving friends and family. The best part about owning a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains is that there’s something wonderful for everyone to enjoy, whether they crave outdoor adventure or not.

Places like West Jefferson, North Carolina offer everything from fabulous golf courses to events and festivals year-round, as well as a rich history in art and music. Owning real estate in Ashe County puts you smack dab in the middle of all the beauty and amenities the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer, as well as nearby events and attractions in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. So, call your friends and relatives and dust off the guest bedroom; here are some of the top destinations for ATV enthusiasts in the Carolinas.

Wayehutta OHV Trail System (NC)

Located just outside of Bryson City, NC in the Roy Taylor Forest, the Wayehutta OHV Trail System offers a wide range of terrain and gorgeous mountain views. There are 28 miles of trails for family and beginners as well as difficult trails for the adventurous rider looking for a challenge. Round out your weekend trip with a visit to the numerous popular waterfalls, pan for semi-precious gems, or kick back with a craft brew in Bryson City.

Cedar Springs OHV Trail (SC)


Located within the Sumter National Forest, the Cedar Springs OHV Trail contains sections of both packed dirt trail riding as well as more challenging rocky terrain as it passes through a variety of pine and hardwood forests. There are various campsites nearby for those looking to for a weekend trip, and the area also has a range of hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing areas, as well.

Brown Mountain OHV Trail System (NC)

Located in the Pisgah National Forest, the Brown Mountain OHV Trail System boasts 34 miles of OHV trails along with primitive campsites interspersed throughout the area. In addition to the stunning scenery, curious ATV enthusiasts can plan to spend the night in the Forest to investigate numerous reports of strange Light Orbs. Though there is a General Store not far from the trailhead as well as a farm offering fresh produce, it’s always wise to stock up before venturing into high country, even if you are only planning a day-trip.

Carolina Adventure World (SC)

If your crew has a wide variety of wheels in addition to ATVs from dirt-bikes to jeeps, bring them to Carolina Adventure World. This 2,600-acre complex offers over 100 miles of varying terrain, water features, as well as amenities like a wash area and on-site restaurant, and even has activities for those in your party who don’t want to get muddy. This site even has rentals available so everyone can tag along, whether they own an ATV or not.

Before you set out on your next adventure, make sure you are well-prepared with necessary gear, a first aid kit, tire compressor, tools, and even spare Polaris parts including plugs and tire repair materials. It’s also a good idea to have an ample supply of drinking water or purification tablets, as well as snacks and emergency blankets in case you end up spending an unexpected night on the trail. Make sure to replenish items in your emergency repair kit prior to every trip.


5 Simple Ways to Turn Your Car into a Luxury Ride

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It takes a lot of work to get your license. You might take a practice permit test online to ensure you pass the written test. You have to take classes, and you might have to take a driving test.

Once you have your license, you still have to renew it on a regular basis. Having a license, and being able to use it by driving your own vehicle, is something to be proud of!

Unfortunately, not all of us feel proud behind the wheel. If your ride is looking a little worse for wear, you may feel embarrassed to drive it down the road.

You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new car to feel better about what you drive! Here are a few simple, and relatively affordable, ways to turn your car into a luxury ride.

Get Apple CarPlay


Tech has transformed the way we live, and it has definitely transformed our experience on the road. If you want to bring your car into the 21st century and feel like a boss doing it, get Apple CarPlay in your vehicle.

This device connects to your iPhone, providing you with the ability to do all kinds of things while you drive. You can activate Siri voice control, you can access Apple Maps on your dashboard, and CarPlay can even predict where you’re going based on your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars to help you get there on time. Apple CarPlay turns your car into your very own personal assistant, and there’s nothing more luxurious than that!

Looking for the best car HUD is a tricky process, so you need to be very careful when choosing the right one.

Get a Custom Color Without a Costly Paint Job

One of the most impactful ways to update the appearance of your car is to have it repainted. Unfortunately, that can be expensive. That’s why so many people drive around with rusted and faded exteriors.

There’s another option—a vinyl car wrap.

When you think of car wraps, you probably think of company vehicles that are plastered with branded logos and contact numbers. The truth is, you can get wraps in a variety of colors and styles, and they are relatively easy to apply to your vehicle. Choose a color you like and give your car an update with prices that start at just $500.

Update Your Interior

The details in your car’s interior have a huge effect on whether it feels luxurious or not. There are many things you can do to give your car’s interior an expensive feel including:

  • Update your steering wheel, or buy a leather cover
  • Update your pedals to chrome sport pedals
  • Replace your gearshift knob
  • Replace your seats, or order custom seat covers

Tinting your windows can have a huge effect on the way your exterior looks, but it can greatly affect your car’s interior too by preventing the harsh UV rays from the sun from fading your car seats, steering wheel, and more.

Take Care of Your Headlights

Luxury vehicles leave no detail behind. That includes crystal clear, stylish headlights.

You can’t really control the shape of your headlights, but there’s a lot you can do to ensure they look their best. It’s surprisingly easy to clean your own headlights, providing your vehicle with that just-drove-off-the-lot look.

No amount of cleaning can help every headlight. If your headlights are cracked, scratched, or damaged, consider applying a taillight tint. They will give your vehicle an updated, luxury look while covering any imperfections.

Show Your Tires a Little Love

Your tires get dirty fast. Without the proper TLC, your tires will look tired and worn, which can have a huge effect on the overall look of your vehicle.

Cleaning your tires and rims is a quick and easy way to make your car look newer and more luxurious. It’s easy too! An affordable tire cleaner can give your tires a like-new sheen, while simple soap and a pressure washer can make your rims look sparkling clean.

Don’t forget to dry your tires with a microfiber towel! By finishing with the wipe of a towel instead of letting your rims air dry, you can prevent the development of water spots.

In a perfect world, you would have enough money to buy the car of your dreams. Unfortunately, you’re probably stuck with a less-than-perfect vehicle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to make it more appealing! With the luxury tips on this list, you’ll feel proud to drive your car down the street.

20 Vintage Airplanes Which Are Still in Service

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These are some of the best vintage airplanes which are still in service and you can still fly in. Most of these aircraft have been military models but they all have one thing in common, they are some of the oldest plying planes.

20 Vintage Airplanes Which Are Still in Service

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20. Mitsubishi A6M Zero

This aircraft was manufactured in the first half of the 1940s by the Imperial Japanese Navy. This 1,200-hp machine was a Navy Type “0” carrier fighter. It is currently located and operated in the Planes of Fame Air Museum.

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19. Howard 500

The Howard 500 has exceptional performance and features 2,400 horsepower, 3,600 cubic-inches, and 18 cylinders. Moreover, with its two massive Wright radials tucked into the neatly-encasing nacelles, it’s one of the most expensive aircraft to operate.

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18. Lockheed Jetstar

This plane appeared in the early-60s and was among the first in the generation of jets. It symbolized power and many famous people, such as Elvis, wanted to have the first private transport. Nowadays, it’s owned by many who buy them, use them for a short time, and then resell it.

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17. Gloster Meteor

Besides not being exceptionally superb, the Gloster Meteor was the first jet-powered fighter from England. This plane is considered to be one of the WWII relics hovering around class E airspace and its first flight was in1943.

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16. Northrop N-9M Flying Wing Prototype

Looking quite similar to a stealth bomber, the Northrop N-9M proved to be essential for the development of the XB-35 flying wing program. Even though the project of this aircraft was cancelled due to a crash, it paved the way for the Nighthawk and the Spirit.

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15. Bleriot XI

The Bleriot XI is the oldest aircraft which is still in service. With the first flight in 1909, this plane was the first aircraft across the English Channel. The pioneering plane kept its historical significance and is still kept into condition.

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14. Beechcraft Starship

This quiet and the first ever plane with an all-glass cockpit is the only one of three Starships still flying in the United States. It comes with an obscure silhouette, mainly due to being entirely constructed of composite material and distinctively featured a tail-less design.

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13. Avro XH-558 Vulcan Bomber

This is a former military jet which is still in operation by private people. It features delta wing which is jet-powered and tailless. Nevertheless, it will require a huge budget to keep it airworthy as its technical support is coming to an end.

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12. Bell P-63 Kingcobra

This aircraft was constructed in an attempt to improve the deficiencies the Bell P-39 Airacobra had. This is an American fighter aircraft which was constructed by Bell Aircraft in World War II. Even though the United States Army Air Forces didn’t use it for combat, it was accepted by the Soviet Air Force.

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11. Boeing B-29 Superfortress

This is one of the largest planes operating during World War II bythe United States during and the Korean War. This gangster aircraft incorporates state-of-the-art technology and was considered to be the ultimate sky-lord.

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10. Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Biplane

This former military trainer aircraft was produced in the 1930s. This aircraft was extremely easy to maintain and a perfect starter-plane. There have been more than 10,000Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Biplanes produced, 1,500 of which are still flying today.

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9. Antonov AN-2

This Russian made aircraft is the largest single-engine biplane ever made. It comes with the longest production life and it’s extremely versatile. In fact, it was used for various different missions, such as scientific or agricultural ones.

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8. Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

This is the most outstanding place and the most-produced fighters of WWII. Came with no major design flaws and an exceptional trademark nose art. This American single-engined aircraft had its first flight in 1938.

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7. Lockheed 10E Electra

This twin-engine, low-wing monoplane was completely made of steel by the Lockheed Aircraft Company. This was the aircraft Amelia Earhart used to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. However, she disappeared in 1937 together with the plane which remained a complete mystery.

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6. P-51 Mustang

One of the most significant and popular aircraft during the WWII was used by bombers. It was constructed in 1940 by North American Aviation and achieved unbelievable fame throughout history.

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5. Boeing B-17G

This four-engined heavy bomber created in the 1930swas one of the most glorious aircraft ever made. It kept aircrews safe and remained flying even when pounded with anti-aircraft artillery. In fact, it returned them home thanks to its mechanical presence.

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4. Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Mostly known for its power-generating capabilities, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider was operated by eight countries, as well as, the USA. It played a crucial role in the Southeast Asia War mainly due to its ability to carry an immenseamount of weapons and stay over the battlefield.

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3. Grumman F7F Tigercat

This is an extremely rare aircraft which features two heavy bomber engines tucked under the retractable wings of this carrier-borne night fighter. It lacked directional stability and even though it was designed for war purposes, it was never used to it.

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2. Douglas DC-3

This is the one aircraft that every World War II movie has. It’s one of the most notable transport aircraft ever produced and it’s still in commercial service. Nowadays, you can find it operating under the Buffalo Airways in Canada.

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1. Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt

This single-seat was designed forclose air support of ground forcesby the Fairchild-Republic. Eight years ago, it was the first plane which flew powered by biofuels. Its nickname is “The Warthog,”and it’s currently operated by the Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems Eastern Region.


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