Cadillac didn’t build wagons in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s…in fact, the first factory wagon offering from Cadillac from the modern era is the 2010 CTS SportWagon, but you wouldn’t know that given the number of “coach-built” Caddiwagons you’ll find passing between buyers and sellers on ebay or craigslist or whatever. The fact that […]
This next car is another model where I’ve enjoyed a few miles inside a similar car, and I understand the tug of nostalgia, but I’m not sure I want to relive the Chevy Celebrity/ Buick Century/ Pontiac 6000 / Olds Cutlass Ciera experience. These cars were not the most terrible thing to ever come from […]
For a company that sold extraordinary cars for the extraordinarily wealthy, Rolls-Royce had a complicated model lineup in the late 1970s when they were still an independent company. The starter Rolls was the Silver Shadow, which was available in long wheelbase known as the Silver Wraith, but you could also spend more money to get […]
The first Cadillac Eldorado was a Harley Earl designed 2-door convertible launched in 1953 that was meant to be driven with the top down by rich folks. By 1956 Cadillac started using the designation Biarritz to designate the convertible version (and Seville for hardtop) and in 1959 they had an Eldorado Brougham version that was […]
The Phoenix was a compact GM offering that lived on the rear-drive Nova platform (1977-1979) and later switched to the front drive Chevy Citation X-Body platform shared with the Buick Skylark & Oldsmobile Omega. This early Phoenix could be considered an upscale version of the Pontiac Ventura, and today’s example is powered by a 231 […]
From 1978 through 1983, the Zephyr was a Mercury’s Fox Body family hauler that shared most of its parts with the Ford Fairmont. Like the Fairmont, the Zephyr was available as a 2-door, 4-door, and wagon with Pinto Inline-4, Thiftmaster inline-6 or Windsor Vee-8 power. Todays example has a 302 V8 that has been given […]
e fourth generation Nova was released in 1973 with a “so-called” hatchback body style and restyled front and rear. The big government mandated bumpers don’t look as bad as some of the competition. Fast forward almost 50 years and now this thing looks cool. One interesting thing about this car is that it has the one-year only 262 (4.3 liter making 110 horsepower) small block which was only available in the Monza/Nova (and Pontiac Ventura) for a year before folks at GM realized it was stupid to not just put a 350 into everything. Find this 1975 Chevrolet Nova Hatchback offered for $13,500 in Walton, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory (who mentioned he loves those flat seats).
om the malaise era seems like a strange choice. There is a reason you don’t see an Aspens on the road today, but the builder of this next custom has replaced every single part that would have been a reason your dad would have taught you some new words as the car was stalled on the side the road. The price might be well above what you’d expect an Aspen to ever be worth, but the end result looks good and is probably fun to drive around town. Find this 1979 Dodge Aspen offered for $14,000 in Ardmore, OK via craigslist. Tip from Kevin.
Modern cars have terrible windows. Sure, they keep out bugs, and block the wind, but they are boring. Stale. Lame. Back in the 1970s, cars had cool windows. The front windshield on this Oldsmoboat has a classic American window shape, but the B-pillar windows are just rad…and you might think they were the best until you find the rear window. Just look at it — it has a V-shape in rear glass. Why? Why not!! Find this 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham offered for $9000 in Homosassa, FL via hemmings.
The Concord was the AMCs answer to the Cavalier, Tempo, Fairmont, & Malibu — a task that a restyled Hornet brought to market with a typically small development budget. Did the Concord beat its competition with its raised ride height and adventure ready style? No. The Concord was yet another liver spot on the balding head of the almost dead American Motors Corp, and driving on in 1983 meant you were a person who made bad choices in life, but driving one today makes you a cool dude. Amazing how Find this 1983 AMC Concord DL Wagon offered for $3000 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.