If a 1965 isn’t the best year for automobiles of all time, then I don’t know what year is better. Take this next car, it is a Buick Skylark that still has a reasonable curb weight and clean styling (later A-Body Buicks were heavier and chunkier) but is modern enough that you don’t have to deal with wacky engineering like a late ’50s car or complex emissions equipment like ’70s junk. It should have seat belts and with the addition of dual-circuit master cylinder (and discs up front) it should be totally drivable in 2020 or 2050 or 2065. Try that with a car from any other year. Find this 1965 Buick Skylark offered for $10,900 in La Mesa, CA via craigslist.
The Oldsmobile 88 was a full sized car sold by General Motors in a stunning 50 year production history that started in in the wake of World War II and ended just before Y2K. The fifth generation Olds 88 was built on GM’s B-body platform that included big sedans like the Chevrolet Bel AirImpala, Buick […]
Today is the final day of the 2013 edition of Speed Week, the annual festival of horsepower on the salt put on by the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), out on the Bonneville Salt Flats just east of Wendover, Utah. This editor was out “on the salt” earlier this week for day-job duties but happened […]
Whenever I find a nice condition, reasonably priced “Roadkill” at a local car show, it always seems to be huge, brown, and Malaisey (see this one as an example). No matter, I will continue to photographically and textually share anything I stumble across in person that seems to be rare, interesting, or exceptional in some […]
Some of the DT staffers are absolutely nuts about Corvairs because they provide a great platform for modification. You know that old adage, “give an engineer a beer and a pencil and you can pretty much get whatever you want!” Thus there are Corvair V8 Swaps which vary from mid-engined Crown conversions running high revving […]