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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Halfway There: This 1987 Oldsmobile 442 Can Polish Up Into A Beast!

I’m in Vegas for the Spring Fling Million event. I’m in the American Southwest…that means it’s time to look through the classifieds and see what is out there and available....

Rough Start: This 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT V8 Is A No-Brainer!

I love it when I find a Rough Start car that is so close to done that all I can do is to shout, “BUY IT NOW” as loud as I can. Let’s face facts…not every Rough Start find is a...

Rough Start: Will Your Spirit Feel Free In This 1975 Buick Century Indy Pace Car?

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always found the special editions that popped up around the 1976 American Bicentennial to be a little bit too over the top. Way too much red, white and blue...

Rough Start: Find The Cleanest Car For Your Project…Like this 1979 Olds Cutlass!

I’m a beater addict. It’s true…I’ve got a perfectly normal, relatively late-model daily driver that has plenty of grunt and yet, I love the idea of daily-driving dirt-cheap...

VIN-Free Bird: A 2002 Pontiac Trans Am Track-Day Ready-To-Rock Special

Since the beginning of February, my inbox has been filled with messages about track-day events in the Southeast, mainly because I’ve occasionally been able to go play at NCM Motorsports Park...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Should Brands Get Their Own Engines Again?

In 1977, General Motors experienced blowback when Oldsmobile owners noticed that their “Rocket 350” engines were, in fact, Chevrolet blocks. Buick V6s powered seemingly everything. The...

Tojan Horse: Take A Ride In The One Pontiac Tojan That Had Sincere Supercar Power!

The Pontiac Tojan is one of those cars that you hear about, see, and immediately write off as a kit car…especially if you see one with the rear spoiler that looks to have been stolen off of a...

Money No Object: This 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Just Oozes Class!

I am an absolute sucker for the first generation of the GM E-body platform. Ideally, I prefer a 1967 Buick Riviera (only RWD E-body, first year for the 430ci V8 and disc brakes up front) but I...

The “WTF?” Files: This Rumble-Seat Cadillac Will Always Be Stared At

As I look at the photos of what used to be some sort of 1968 Cadillac, I find myself wondering what angle I should take this particular post. It would be easy to go full-on troll and talk all sorts...

The Stupicharger: Hoonigan’s Lab Rat Firebird Returns With More Forced Induction!

On one hand, we have to say that we do not miss the “turdos” that used to be mounted on this Pontiac Firebird one bit. The car looked like a fan of Russian¬†ekranoplans went way overboard...

Canadian Flavor: This 1966 Beaumont Sport Deluxe Droptop Is Cruise-Ready

Looking at a Beaumont is like looking at a car in the Grand Theft Auto series of games: overall you know the shape, but there are enough detail differences that you have to stand there for a minute...

Rough Start: The Underrated Olds Quad 442 Is One To Check Out!

From the first time I rode in some kid’s example back when I was attending Wasson High in Colorado Springs, I’ve had a shred of respect for the Oldsmobile Quad 442. I’m not going to...

Reminiscing At Length: Looking At A 1976 Cadillac Eldorado In A Different View

It is amazing to think that in the 1970s, having a two-door coupe as long as a Chevrolet Suburban was not only a good idea, but a great way to tell everybody who saw you driving down the road one...

Rough Start: This 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Is Done – LS-Swapped And Turn-Key!

Calm down, anti-LS brigade, it’s not worth the fight today. Cheap-car hunting and GM’s current golden child of an engine normally don’t go hand-in-hand unless you have no problem...