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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Monday Shopper

When Base Means Brilliant: 1969 Oldsmobile F85 W31, In Chevrolet Rally Green!

Welcome to the land of Hindsight. It’s March, 1969. You’ve just graduated high school, have a track into school, and in a surprise you never saw coming, your old man has agreed that since...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1997 Pontiac Trans Am

Next stop, Kearney, Nebraska. It’s home to Scott Liggett and…um…well, looks like we’re going to find out what else when we roll into town! Truth be told, neither me nor Haley...

Rough Start: If You Can’t See Why This 1984 Caddy Eldorado Rules, We Can’t Help You

If you haven’t seen the news yet, BangShift.com will be providing FREE live streaming video from Rocky Mountain Race Week 2020. That’s all week, every race. That’s badass....

Money No Object: 1999 Shelby Series 1 Prototype – Shelby And Oldsmobile, Who Would’ve Thought?

There was such hope for this car when it started bubbling the rumor mill. It was Shelby’s first fully in-house vehicle, the whole way through, front to back. It was the engine from the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Why Save One But Scrap Another?

I knew I wanted to use this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass for some kind of post today, but I wasn’t sure what for. I could say it was one of my “Money No Object” cars, but at just under...

Classic YouTube: Putting The Big Hurt On ‘Em With A Big-Cube Olds-Powered Delta Ninety-Eight!

ProLuxury: the idea that just because it’s a pillow barge from the height of the Brougham era, that it doesn’t mean it can’t haul major ass and behave like a muscle car. It’s...

Loaded For Bear: 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 400 4-Speed, With Almost Every Option On It

The Pontiac Grand Prix’s game through the late 1980s was sporty luxury. Neutral ground between the Trans-Am freaks who wanted the raging party of 1970 to live on forever, and those who wanted...

Rough Start: 1972 Pontiac LeMans – Rough And Ready For A Good Time

During one of many late Friday night film screenings, I was asked which car I’d take as we watched the movie¬†Joe Dirt. Far as I care, there’s three to pick from: The 1967 Plymouth...

Random Car Review: 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 – The Half-Assed Homologation Special

By the time the ax fell in 2009, Pontiac was a mess, known best for bringing in plastic body cladding by the tons and the Aztek. It was quite a fall from grace for the brand that also brought out the...

Rough Start: Go For A Stretch With This 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood!

Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of businesses are packing it in due to a sudden, sharp lack of demand in services. Don’t believe me? Hertz has gone bankrupt. Yeah, that’s right, the land of...

Rough Start: 1974 Pontiac LeMans 400/4-speed AND Two Parts Cars To Put It Together With!

Pontiac project hunters, have we got one for you. Firebird and Trans Am excepted, we know that the performance market dried up pretty quickly for you back in the day. The GTO had one year as a...

Rough Start: 1978 Buick LeSabre Sport Coupe – Grandpa’s Grand National

I’ll always advocate an model that isn’t as popular as the typical selections here, mainly because I feel that a lot of good looking machines got overlooked simply because they were a...

They’d Never See You Coming: This 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Is Ripe For The Building

Was it just me, or did everybody’s grandparents seem to own one of these big Oldsmobiles in the 1990s? They stood tall, stately, and a bit dour…kind of like any Transylvanian castle...

Rough Start: 1985 Oldsmobile 442 – Clean Base, Now Get To Building!

With my strong Mopar base, my current Mustang projects, it tends to surprise people that my roots are strongest with GM G-bodies. I’ve had more G-cars than I’ve had FJM Mopars…three...