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In Pictures: Top 10 classics at the Toronto auto show

10 finalists selected from the best hot-rod and classic cars and trucks displayed at car cruise events in Southern Ontario

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Bronze Medal winner: A beautifully restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird, owned by Teresa and Jason Villari of Woodbridge, Ont. It was purchased a couple of years ago by the then-newlyweds, fulfilling an almost life-long dream.

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Silver Medal winner: 1939 Ford Roadster owned by  Kevin Saindon of Port Perry, Ont., who built this wild-looking, but extensively street-driven roadster with his father Paul. It had been purchased in 2008 “in a thousand pieces” from famed hot-rod constructor Boyd Coddington’s California shop, following his death.

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Gold Medal winner: 1971 Plymouth Valiant Barracuda owned by Robert Young and his wife Fiona, who live in Whitby, Ont. Plymouth built about 7,800 Barracudas in 1971, but only 220 to this specification.

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1934 Ford three-window coupe

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1937 Studebaker Dictator Model

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1953 Chevrolet 1300 Pickup, owned by Bob Cram of Barrie, Ont.

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1955 Ford F100, owned by Steven Bloom of Thornhill, Ont.

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1955 Montclair Convertible, owned by Alex McClure, Freelton, Ont.

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1969 Lincoln Mark III, owned by Cleo Tobias of Whitby, Ont.

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1970 Dodge Challenger, owned by Paul Hopla of Toronto

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