The Chevy Celebrity/ Buick Century/ Pontiac 6000 / Olds Cutlass Ciera was a platform that watched GM’s US auto market share drop from 42% in 1983 to 22% by 2008. The laziness and complacency of the design elements was a bad start, but assembly by angry union workers who were constantly watching their jobs get […]
The Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra Wagon might not be as badass as the Oldsmobile VistaCruiser wagon, but it does a decent impression of a 7/8ths scale cruiser. Today’s example has the 204 cubic inch Buick V6 that pushes 160 horsepower to the front wheels via some autotragic gearbox, but you don’t drive this car to carve […]
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 […]
tiac 6000 was a mid-sized mid-market front-drive offering from GM’s “sporty” Pontiac brand that shared its plebian underpinnings with GM’s other A-body machines like the Buick Century, Chevy Celebrity, and Olds Cutlass Ciera. The 6000 sold relatively well and did the job of shuttling around the kids, but it wasn’t in the least bit sporty (although there was a Special Touring Edition STE that added a high output option to the V6 pushing the original 112 horsepower up to 135. Anyway, the builder of this next car shoved a small block Chevy up front and the result is going to be some wicked front-wheel-peelage. Find this 1985 Pontiac 6000 offered for $6,700 in Mahopac, NY via facemelt merklebrook. Tip from Cory.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was mid-sized offering from GM’s premium brand Oldsmobile that sat between the compact Cutlass Calais and full-sized Eighty-Eight & Ninety-Eight. The Ciera shared the H-body platform with the Buick Century, Chevrolet Celebrity, and Pontiac 6000. It is yet another terrible 80s product from the General but this next example has only 38k miles on the odometer and is a “rare” XC special edition…so I’m gonna give it two thumbs up. Find this 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera XC offered for $7950 in Dunmore, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was a 1980’s fwd shrunken equivalent of near any 60’s or 70’s GM car. These cars had a relatively long model run from 1982-1996 and were available as a coupe, sedan, and wagon. Everything on the interior would have been very familiar to any senior citizen from the column shifter to the […]