This might seem odd to people accustomed to blistering performance from every car on the street in 2020…but a car with 150 horsepower and a zero-to-60mph time of 7.5 seconds was a quick in 1984. That was faster than a Mustang GT (or SVO), faster than a Porsche 944, faster than an Mazda RX7, faster than a Z28 Camaro, faster than a V12 powered Jaguar XJS, faster than anything from Mercedes-Benz. Now you might ask, what front-wheel-drive car could hit 60mph in 7.5 seconds — and you might be tempted to look for some Honda CRX or something from Shelby’s Dodge years…but this car came straight from the lunatics at Buick, yes the Buick Skyhawk T-Type. The mostly unlikely and forgotten heroes of the sport compact car era. Find this 1984 Buick Skyhawk T-Type offered for $3,500 in Daly City, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later the turbocharged version of the Riviera shared its V6 with Buick’s Regal cousin (and the LeSabre had a turbo V6 version […]
The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later and somehow the Riviera managed to avoid the front wheel drive fate that destroyed its friends and there was even […]
The Buick LeSabre was first launched in 1959 as the entry level full-sized Buick; in truth it was simply a rename of the Buick Special. The LeSabre soldiered on for 26 years as the cheap rear-drive full-sized Buick, but in 1985 it was moved to the H-body front drive platform. It isn’t like the previous […]
The LeSabre was an entry level sedan from Buick in the ’80s but the name dates back to the time of legendary GM car designer Harley Earl. But in the decade of excess the LeSabre had become a front-wheel-drive H-body punchline and it was only in the rare T-Type version that some fun could be […]