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.
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.