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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Rough Start: Sleepy Brown – This 1979 Buick LeSabre Is The Perfect Hustle Car

A Buick LeSabre of similar vintage to the 1979 coupe that we found while surfing for Rough Start finds is one of our top picks for a true sleeper. That car, a blue mirror-image on nitrous, is known...

Rough Start: A Pontiac Fiero That Is Still A Pontiac Fiero!

Fierce. Proud. Intimidating. Vicious. Those are some of the ways that the Italian word “fiero” can be used. But the car that Pontiac debuted for the 1984 model year didn’t exactly...

Grand Theft Auto: You Can Still Get Into A Trans Am GTA Like This One Without Breaking The Bank!

Third-gen F-bodies often get typecasted as the ultimate mullet-mobile, but really, that is kind of an undeserved reputation. First off, the real mullet cars were the rubber-bumper second-generations....

The GM Future Transformation: What Is Getting Cut Out Of The General’s Current System

DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) will accelerate its transformation for the future, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, capitalize on the...

Monday Shopper: The 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX – Hiding In Plain Sight

1970 might have been the high point in the Musclecar Era, but even before the EPA started to become a problem, insurance agencies were causing all sorts of headaches for customers who drooled like...

We’ve Never Seen A Buick Regal Like This One! And It’s Buick Powered, Too!

When I read the words, “World’s Fastest Buick”, a 1988-89 Buick Regal was the last car I was expecting. A Grand National? Possible. A Grand Sport or a GSX? Okay. But the W-body...

The Simple Recipe: This 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 Is Effortlessly Cool

Most of the cars I’m aimlessly in love with require every last trick in the book to have some kind of cool factor associated with. That, or an unlimited budget and nobody looking to make sure...

Grand LS Swap: This 1977 Pontiac Grand LeMans Wagon Is Ready To Rip

An older GM station wagon and the undeniable power potential of the LS engine. Argue with me all you care to about how it’s sacrilegious or how it’s otherwise some kind of affront to...

Pro Commuter Perfection? Is This 1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 On The Right Track?

There are days where I almost wish I had never typed the words “Pro Commuter”. I’m not kidding. It’s one thing for me to want a cool daily driver that gets solid MPG and...

Money No Object: Whether Real Or Not, This Buick GS Stage II Is A Legend Of It’s Time

Musclecar legends are always popular, but proving or disproving them always stirs up the heated debates of whether or not things actually happened, whether or not the individuals claiming to know the...

Tetanus Shots For All: The Infamous “Broughammer” Cadillac Is Up For Sale!

You would not believe how many people ask me about Roadkill. Do I know Freiburger? Do I know Finnegan? Which one is my favorite? Do I know what the guys are going to do next? And that’s before...

Rough Start: Want A Stock Car For The Street? Start With This Rough And Ready Firebird!

One of my favorite cars that I’ve had the privilege of writing up is “The Bus”, Chris DeWeese’s 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport that has been a stock car since 1973. Why...

Strip Cruiser: Las Vegas Is The Only Place Where This Caddy Droptop Needs To Be!

Within a few hours, I’ll be on a plane heading out to Las Vegas in my annual pilgrimage to the SEMA Show. I love Vegas. In short doses, it just enough of the fringe edge of insanity and fun,...

Rough Start: A Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 That Has Been Dormant For Three Decades

When I put together the concept of Rough Start finds, one of the main things that I’ve rarely swayed from was the need for the vehicle in question to run and drive. Small repairs that were...