The SN-95 generation Mustang was released for the 1994 model year, but it got a major upgrade in 1996 when Ford retired the aging 5.0 V8 and replaced it with a fire-breathing DOHC 4.6 liter modular V8 known internally as “the Romeo” engine. Finally Ford had a hot Mustang that could compete with the previous […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes: The dream of 80s faux-wood alive today. The dream of 80s faux-wood alive today. Oh yeah. This is the dream. The K-car club dream that won’t stop. Find this 1984 Chrysler Town & Country offered for $6950 in Redwood City, CA via craigslist. […]
The 2nd generation Toyota Celica released in 1985 on an all new transverse front-wheel-drive platform (previous generations dating back to 1970 were rear-wheel-drive). The new Celica was more refined than the previous version and a new 2.0 liter engine promised more performance. Of course the ASC convertible version was still available for the US market […]
The Mercedes-Benz SL600 is a complex beast that is powered by a lean mean M120 V12 that pushes something around 389 horsepower into a slushbox automatic transmission. These cars are known to require a thick stack of cash to keep properly maintained, but with only 56k on the odometer, how much maintenance could this really […]
This next car comes as a tip from PA Cyclist who writes: This is notable for three reasons: (1) It has a manual (I have no production numbers for this but it has to be way lower than the automatic). (2) It appears to be the base model instead of the more popular Limited. The […]
The twelfth generation (let that sink in for a moment) Cadillac Eldorado was a continuation of the E-body GM chassis that put two feet forward with front-wheel-drive and an emphasis on comfort over sportiness. With the demise of the Pontiac brand, it seems that the speed freaks have moved over to Cadillac product planning where […]
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 […]
A few years ago a friend asked for recommendations for a late model 4 seat convertible and as I did the requisite research, I discovered that there aren’t that many convertibles with back seats. They do exist and, oddly enough, Mercedes-Benz built quite a few in the past few years with its S-Class, E-Class, C-Class […]
sporty version of the Alliance called the GTA. Think about it — Boys of the Hood — just look at that hood, it is the flattest, most gangsta hood I’ve ever seen. And the lyricist even talks about his friend trying to steal his Alpine, which was the Renault Alpine GTA — a totally different car, but it all makes sense if you look at it from a 10,000 ft view. Find this 1987 Renault GTA Convertible offered for $3,800 in Sioux Falls, SD. Tip from Rock On!
If you were to compare automotive makers to soda companies you might be tempted to compare the legendary Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company the something like Snapple. But if Coke is GM and Pepsi is Ford, then Snapple is Dodge…so you’ve got to dig deeper because Studebaker is closer in rarity to Reed’s Ginger Brew. Find this 1963 Studebaker Lark Convertible offered for $16,000 in Wenatchee, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.