The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) was a retro-styled wagon crossover that followed the 2001 launch of Chrysler’s PT Cruiser by about the time to design and launch a car from scratch (i.e. 6 years). It is as if the GM car designers were sitting around applauding their latest Oldsmobile design when the PT Cruiser […]
If you’ve ever wanted a car that says you quit the night shift at Sizzler and got a raise when you starting working at Home Depot, then this is your car. It says that you are a member of the 7-11 discount club and love a fresh Slurpee in the morning. Find this 2009 Chevrolet […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: If memory serves, their design only came about for NASCAR and they’re supposed to be quite aero, but sheez, talk about a modern day eye sore… Yeah, the sixth generation Monte Carlo (2000-2007) is a NASCAR styled thing with transverse front-engine economy car drivetrain. […]
The seventh generation Impala was launched in 1994 in SS trim, which meant power from a 260 horsepower LT1 borrowed from the Corvette. Unfortunately the Impala SS didn’t come with a manual gearbox and was only available with GM’s 4-speed 4L60E slushbox, but this next car has a T-56 manual 6-speed gearbox and is slammed to the ground with an air ride suspension. If it isn’t stock…it might as well be wild. Find this 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS offered for $26,500 near Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Back in the 1980s the product planners at GM decided they needed to be more competitive in NASCAR, so they followed what they had done with the 1977-78 Impala Coupe with double bent tempered rear glass, and created a number of “aerodynamic” shared cars for the corporate fleet, including the Grand Prix 2+2 Aerocoupe, and what we have here today, which is a Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. It isn’t conventionally pretty, but it’s pretty awesome. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe offered for $17,500 in West Babylon, NY via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
hen, what happened? Oh. Sorry. I didn’t know you were transferred to the Cadillac naming department and now spend your days trying to figure out new and complicated alpha numeric designations for the next g-neration of sedan, but I’m excited to see the new C’NSYNC5 Blackbeard Edition when it launches. Is that a fixed roof convertible crossover sedan coupe motorcycle batwing? Cool. Find this 2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS offered for $7,950 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
Chevrolet released the El Camino in 1959 but it only survived until the 1960 model year before it was discontinued because people didn’t understand it. However, Ford sold enough of their Rancheros in the early 1960s that GM got back into the game in 1964 and didn’t stop until 1987. Their product planners are probably considering reviving the name on an electric SUV right now, but I think this 4th generation example is what you want. Find this 1974 Chevrolet El Camino offered for $9,800 in Mountain View, CA via craigslist.
“The Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is going to save GM from bankruptcy and disaster” — said nobody in 2007. But the Maxx was an interesting take on the 5-door hatchback-ish wagon that is reminiscent of the Olds Cutlass Aeroback or the Corolla Liftback — both of which came out decades earlier. However, the Malibu Maxx SS added a 3.9 liter LZ9 pushrod V6 to the Malibu chassis for an earth shattering 240 horsepower and 240 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 4-speed slushbox. Do you suppose anyone at GM in 2007 even thought that was a sporty or super sporty? Find this 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS offered for $6,500 in Groton, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Somewhere within the vicinity of this particular automobile is someone who needs a good slap. Letting a 1965 two-door Impala SS with a 427 4 speed sit outside like this… Hopefully, someone out there has the desire and the budget to put this beast […]
GM wasn’t messing around when the seventh generation Impala was launched in 1994 because it was only available as the SS version which meant power from a 260 horsepower LT1 borrowed from the Corvette. Unfortunately the Impala SS didn’t come with a manual gearbox and was only available with GM’s 4-speed 4L60E slushbox, but that […]