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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Rough Start: Can You Scare Yourself With A Budget Find? This 1973 Omega Might Do The Trick!

Some concessions have to be made when you are playing with a small budget. You aren’t getting a top-tier model name. You aren’t getting a supercharged big-block, you aren’t getting...

More Barrett-Jackson Auction Hunting Turned Up This 1971 Buick GSX Clone That Should Sell Under The Radar!

For the most part, Buick was content to stay away from the show and stripe packages with their muscle offerings in the 1960s. They preferred instead to pick colors from the mature palette, add chrome...

Rough Start: Bending The Budget On A Clean Cadillac Hearse…Just Imagine The Attention You’ll Get!

By the 1990s, station wagons were all but done. Outside of a couple of small holdouts like the Ford Escort and the final B-body wagons from GM, the sport-utility craze had all but killed off long...

Best of BS 2017: The Old Fighter: This 1965 Pontiac GTO Might Be Scarred Up, But It’s Down For Another Fight

Every last car ever made has a story. Some are uneventful lives that spanned from birth on the assembly line until the day the uncaring fifth or sixth owner drove them to the local U-Pull-It yard to...

Well, It Is Turbocharged: This 1985 Buick Regal Looks Like A Grand National, And Runs Like A…Well…Pinto.

(One of the stranger online finds to cross our path this year, this Grand National stirred up a bit of a hornet’s nest when we first published it. If you’ve got this car and it’s...

Best Of BS 2017: Watch As The Three Pedals 1989 Pontiac Wagon Completely Owns The Screamin’ Fried Tires Burnout Contest At The 2017 Holley LS Fest!

First and foremost: the “Screamin’ Fried Tires” burnout contest that Hoonigan and Hooker Blackheart sponsored for the 2017 Holley LS Fest has to be one of the best ideas to hit the...

The Relaxing Camper Of Your Dreams Or Just Another Resto Nightmare?

The Buick Super 8 was produced from 1940 through ’58, but its unlikely that any of them rolled off the Detroit assembly line with a chassis mounted camper shell.   This Minnesota...

Worth It Or Not? This 1980 Buick Riviera Type S Looks The Part, But Does The Front-Wheel-Drive Powertrain Kill The Vibe?

Does front-wheel-drive automatically equal run away as fast as you can? No, it doesn’t…the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado from the late 1960s are cool regardless of what wheels...

Properly Restomodded: This 1978 Pontiac Phoenix Is Packing Late-Model GTO Power, IRS And Air Conditioning!

We love a good build around here…no matter the model, if it’s put together well, we are paying attention and can appreciate the work that has gone into the build. Case in point: this 1978...

The Flaming Send-Off: This Firebird Roasts The Tires At Shakespeare County!

The name “Firebird” might have been swiped from a line of GM concept vehicles at the last minute for Pontiac’s F-body pony car, but the imagery of a mythic bird in full immolation,...

Would You Rather, The Second Gen Sweetheart Edition: 1974 Phase III Camaro Replica Or 1980 Fire-Am?

The second-gen GM F-car held a performance torch through some of the darkest times in gearhead history. When they debuted for the 1970 model year, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird started...

Time Traveler: A 1977 Buick Regal That Hasn’t Aged A Day, It Seems

How in the world did a forty-year-old Buick Regal transcend time and space and arrive in virtually untouched condition? We aren’t talking restored, or even a nice survivor. We are talking about...

Caption This: KITT In The Junkyard…”But Michael…I Thought What We Had Was Special.”

Well, well, well. Seems that having a sassy 1980s Pontiac Firebird just isn’t enough for some people. The Knight Industries Two Thousand is the dream car for many 1980s survivors…once you...

Would You Rather, The “Not-A-Pontiac” Imported Edition: 1969 Beaumont Droptop Or 2009 Holden Commodore SS Ute?

It’s time for another round of “Would You Rather”, and today the choices are a bit…well, they need some explanation. First off, both of these things are huge projects. The...