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 […]
I think it was Colin Chapman that once said the best VW Cabriolets are all built on the Pontiac Fiero chassis…or was that Smokey Yunick? You won’t find that quote in the history books, and both those guys are dead, so you can’t verify those quotes — but if they were alive, I’m sure both […]
You’ve got $20k budget for something sporty, what do you buy…a new V6 Mustang? Heck no!! You don’t want people to think you are driving around in a rental, do ya? What you need is something that’ll show the boys back at your 30th high school reunion that you made it. What you need is […]
Updated: Dec. 31, 2013 Well, it looks like this Corvair we posted in October will be starting 2014 with a new owner. We found this youtube video which includes a segment of the car being driven, while cruising for more Corvair bargains. Turns out the car is probably even nicer than we expected, making it […]