(by CFlo) The V6 engine is smooth, responsive, and nearly silent. It gets 30 mpg on the highway. Hundreds of miles of American scenery can pass through the windows, and you won’t even feel a little bit tired – there’s no wind noise. Stretch out – there’s plenty of room for 4 or 5 other […]
The Chevrolet Corsica was a plus sized compact car built on GM’s L-Body platform shared with the Pontiac Tempest/GrandAm, Chevy Beretta, Oldsmobile Achieva, and Buick Skylark. It was the successor to the much maligned Citation for the 1987 model year and was succeeded by the Malibu for the 1996 model year. It was yet another […]
In 2005 General Motors released a Saab badged version of the mid-sized GMT360 SUV platform that shares parts with the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer & SSR, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, and Isuzu Ascender. The Saab 9-7x only survived through the 2009 model year, but it offers an interesting alternative to the various domestic mid-sized SUVs built around the same era. Find this 2006 Saab 9-7X offered for $3,500 in Richmond, VA via saabnet classifieds. Tip from BP.
Do you remember the Oldsmobile Special Vehicle program from the 1990s…no don’t worry, your memory isn’t going bad, you probably don’t remember it because it was a memorable as your Great Aunt Barb’s green bean casserole at Thanksgiving dinner…but think of the Silhouette OSV as if that green bean casserole had been spiked with a heavy dose of Carolina Reaper chili peppers. Because that is what Oldsmobile did at the 1999 SEMA show, they produced a few concept Olds speed machines, an Intrigue, an Alero, and a Silhouette. Somehow Oldsmobile managed to build at least 3 concept Silhouettes before the bean counters at GM’s corporate HQ shut them down and redirected them back to producing more hospital cafeteria menu cars. Regardless, you can buy one for next to nothing. Find this 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV offered for $8,588 CAD ($6,717 USD) in Kelowna, BC, Canada via autotrader.ca. Shout out to Hagerty for finding this oddball.
Ever wanted a really small truck but think a Tacoma or Ranger is too big? Then today is your lucky day. Some evil genius took the time to convert a Geo Metro into a pickup truck thus giving you the Truccar. Find this 1993 Geo Met-Truck on Facebook Marketplace selling for a mere $2500 in Riverton, WY.
The builder of this next car must have been inspired by Johnny Cash…no, not by Cash’s dark days of cocaine & alcohol abuse (although that could be a factor) but the 1976 song “One Piece at a Time” where the singer describes a custom built car that used a variety of parts from his factory […]
I’ve always felt like the 5-cylinder was the red headed stepchild of the inline internal combustion engine family. Four-bangers are everywhere; inline sixes are “teh sex” and normally reserved for silky German machinery (unless we’re talking pre-V6 America, in which case they were completely pedestrian). But the 5-pot never got much attention. Maybe that’s why […]
The Pontiac Fiero is one of the unsung heroes of the American 80s car scene. It doesn’t get top billing at car shows around the country, but it offers a fun combination of composite body and mid engine handling in a stylish package…but it gets even better when you turn up the power. Find this […]
Find this 1976 Opel by Isuzu offered for $1200 in San Antonio, TX via craigslist.. Tip from FuelTruck and words by Hunsbloger: As an Opel fan these were the worst. By the end of 1975 the fuel injected, swim deck bumpered Opel Manta Luxus had effectively priced itself out of competition in the US. The […]
Daydreaming about which American muscle car or European exotic to park in the garage is a great pastime, but inevitably most of us have to fill basic transportation needs first before acting on our dreams. Filling those needs usually involves some type of multi-purpose family hauler. Fortunately, no one said it has to be mainstream…or […]