OVERVIEW
Car Classics was published bi-monthly starting in 1966 by Ames Publishing Company in Tarzana, California. The magazine focused on the hobby of collecting classic, antique and nostalgia cars. Articles covered the history of marques, restoration tips, auction reviews and legal advice.

The original editor and publisher was Robert F. Ames. He continued as publisher until 1971, when there appears to have been a change in ownership. Mr Ames also created titles such as Four Wheeler and Western Treasures.

The magazine was published continuously until January, 1979, then was folded into Car Collector magazine to become Car Collector and Car Classics.

PUBLICATION DATA
Car Classics had only two years of publisher-provided net paid circulation data near the end of its life. On average it published about 7,900 issues bi-monthly.

Dec 1966
Dec 1966 Vol 1 No 1
June 1967
June 1967 Vol 1 No 2
Aug 1967
Aug 1967 Vol 1 No 3
Oct 1967
Oct 1967 Vol 1 No 4
Dec 1967
Dec 1967 Vol 1 No 5
July 1968
July 1968 Vol 1 No 6
Oct 1968
Oct 1968 Vol 2 No 1
Jan 1969
Jan 1969 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1969
Mar 1969 Vol 2 No 3
May 1969
May 1969 Vol 2 No 3
Numbering error
July 1969
July 1969 Vol 2 No 5
Sept 1969
Sept 1969 Vol 2 No 6
Nov 1969
Nov 1969 Vol 3 No 1
apr 1970
Apr 1970 Vol 3 No 2
June 1970
June 1970 Vol 3 No 3
Aug 1970
Aug 1970 Vol 3 No 4
Aug 1971
Aug 1971 Vol 3 No 5
Oct 1971
Oct 1971 Vol 3 No 5
Numbering error
Dec 1971
Dec 1971 Vol 3 No 6
Feb 1972
Feb 1972 Vol 4 No 1
Apr 1972
Apr 1972 Vol 4 No 2
June 1972 Vol 4 No 3
Aug 1972
Aug 1972 Vol 4 No 4
Oct 1972
Oct 1972 Vol 4 No 5
Dec 1972
Dec 1972 Vol 4 No 6
Feb 1973
Feb 1973 Vol 5 No 1
Apr 1973
Apr 1973 Vol 5 No 2
June 1973
June 1973 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1973
Aug 1973 Vol 5 No 4
Oct 1973
Oct 1973 Vol 5 No 5
Dec 1973
Dec 1973 Vol 5 No 6
Feb 1974
Feb 1974 Vol 6 No 1
Apr 1974
Apr 1974 Vol 6 No 2
June 1974
June 1974 Vol 6 No 3
Aug 1974
Aug 1974 Vol 6 No 4
Oct 1974
Oct 1974 Vol 6 No 5
Dec 1974
Dec 1974 Vol 6 No 6
Feb 1975
Feb 1975 Vol 7 No 1
Apr 1975
Apr 1975 Vol 7 No 2
June 1975
June 1975 Vol 7 No 3
Aug 1975
Aug 1975 Vol 7 No 4
Oct 1975
Oct 1975 Vol 7 No 5
Dec 1975
Dec 1975 Vol 7 No 6
Feb 1976
Feb 1976 Vol 8 No 1
Apr 1976
Apr 1976 Vol 8 No 2
June 1976
June 1976 Vol 8 No 3
Aug 1976
Aug 1976 Vol 8 No 4
Oct 1976
Oct 1976 Vol 8 No 5
Dec 1976
Dec 1976 Vol 8 No 6
Feb 1977
Feb 1977 Vol 9 No 1
Apr 1977
Apr 1977 Vol 9 No 2
June 1977
June 1977 Vol 9 No 3
Aug 1977
Aug 1977 Vol 9 No 4
Oct 1977
Oct 1977 Vol 9 No 5
Dec 1977
Dec 1977 Vol 9 No 6
Feb 1978
Feb 1978 Vol 10 No 1
Apr 1978
Apr 1978 Vol 10 No 2
June 1978
June 1978 Vol 10 No 3
Aug 1978
Aug 1978 Vol 10 No 4
Oct 1978
Oct 1978 Vol 10 No 5
Nov 1978
Nov 1978 Vol 10 No 6
Dec 1978
Dec 1978 Vol 10 No 7
Jan 1979
Jan 1979 Vol 11 No 1
Last issue before re-title