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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, eBay Find

Pimptastic: A 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ That Is Begging To Be Exercised!

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be a fan of the late 1970s Pontiac Grand Prix. Too baroque, too luxury oriented. The Can Am/Grand Am setup is more my speed, and is more or less the same car. But...

The Cruiser Cutlass: This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Is A Dream Backroad Trip Machine!

Some cars shouldn’t be turned into tempermental, psychotic street beasts. They should be left alone or barely upgraded and left to be the civil, comfortable cruiser that will just eat up the...

Classic YouTube: Getting Rowdy In A 1959 Buick! Who Knew That Big Barge Could Drift Like That?

Some cars have their appropriate roles. A Chevy Cavalier is cheap transportation. A Dodge Caravan is a people-shuttle. A Ford Mustang is a riot control device. And a 1959 Buick that is still running...

A Day Two Olds Cutlass For You! This T-Topped Beauty Is A Score And A Half!

I’m wondering if I should be grateful that I get sent links to cars as beautiful and excellent as this 1980 Olds Cutlass, or if I’m being tormented by “friends” who revel in...

Rough Start: The Cheap Car Ultimate Gamble: Will A $900 Oldsmobile Pay Dividends?

Five thousand dollars in your hand should provide you well when it comes to car shopping in general. You can find plenty of reliable, well-used vehicles on the market for that kind of coin. But...

Car Show Photo Gallery: Pontiacs Featured At Original Parts Group Spring Summer Series!

With summer in Southern California, the Original Parts Group held their second show of the Spring Summer Series for Pontiac customers over the weekend at the OPGI Headquarters in Seal Beach.  ...

The Brougham Bomber: This 1975 Hurst/Olds Is Simply Meant To Be As It Is – Big Blocked And Capable

“Time heals all wounds”. You’ve heard those words, I’m sure. You let the emotions of whatever event simmer down to nothing, then you can take stock in what was important and...

Rough Start: Get Over Your Anti-Sedan Stance And Pick Up This 1981 Pontiac LeMans!

I want to point something out to those who openly bash anything with more than two doors on it: the Chevrolet Impala SS, the big LT-1 powered B-body variety, is twenty-two years old at the newest....

DeMuro Vs. A 1977 Cadillac Eldorado – Age Before Beauty Or Yield To Tonnage?

I don’t know Doug DeMuro. Never met the guy. I’ve only seen his writings and his YouTube content. The only facts I know about him is that he’s just a few years younger than me,...

Pontiac’s First Ute: This Factory Prototype Pontiac “El Catalina” Concept Is All Class!

Pontiac wanted a coupe utility, that much is for certain. In fact, there were at least three attempts between 1959 and 2008 that had Pontiac actively involved in a concept car/truck combo: this very...

The $400 Score: Here’s How Easy It Is To Get Started With A Project Car!

I love a good story about a car returning to life and I love a good cheap-car find story, so naturally I was a sucker for this one. It doesn’t hurt that I almost bought a virtually identical...

Classic YouTube: A Buick Wildcat Smokeshow For The Ages

A quiet road, nobody around, and a tidal wave of torque at the discretion of your right foot. If you can say, honestly, that the thought of signing your name in melted rubber hasn’t appealed to...

Classic YouTube: “Fiero: A Car Is Born”…See How The Pontiac P-Car Became The Affordable Mid-Engine Machine!

You can knock the Pontiac Fiero for many things: the suspension that was ganked from the Citation and Chevette  that didn’t live up to it’s promises, that small issue of engine fires, or...

Monday Shopper: This 1983 Buick Regal Estate Has Flavors Of Both Grand National And Gran Sport In One Unique Blend!

There is something about phantom builds that is too cool. When done right, you stand there looking at the car that the company should have built themselves…like this 1983 Buick Regal, you...