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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Ice Cream Wagon: This 1965 Pontiac Tempest Is As Cool As It Gets!

Welcome to summer, readers! The long, hot days of the year are upon us and I, for one, am so grateful they are here. I love the warm temperatures. I love the long evenings. And above all else, I love...

Different Flavors: An Opel Manta A And Some Project Dreaming

Recently, Haley and I took a trip up north to Cincinnati, Ohio to one of our favorite places to grocery shop: Jungle Jim’s International Market. Sadly, there isn’t a Nova-bodied flopper...

Morning Symphony: Have A Listen To A Buick Stage II Turbo Six On The Dyno!

The Buick GNX was not the end-all, be all of the Buick V6 program. It was certainly a hot piece, one that would have it’s own legend, but as for Buick’s six, it was just the beginning of...

Is This The World’s Best Hot Rod? The Guys At Nelson Think So. All Wheel Drive, Mid-Engine GTO!

Tom Nelson and the crew at Nelson Racing Engines have built some bad ass cars in their time, and are known for building big turbocharged power of course, but this is a car that is taking things to...

Be The Party: Make Friends By Dragging This All-In-One Eldorado Around Wherever You Go!

1979-85 Cadillac Eldorados really don’t do it for me. They look like a huge version of Lee Iacocca’s fever dream, with a big grille, a notchback rear glass area, wire hubcaps, subdued...

Call It Ingénue: Get A Walk-Around Of The Buick-Powered Buick GS Funny Car!

Nostalgia Funny Cars are wonderful things. One look at today’s aerodynamic, bar-of-soap shapes will have you looking at cars like the USA-1 Camaro or the Super Nova and wondering just what the...

Figure It Out: This 1969 Beaumont Is The Special Way To Speak A-body!

My trip into the eastern side of Canada didn’t radically open my eyes to the country north of the United States. Neither did my forays into British Columbia years ago when I used to visit...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Ok, Haters, What Car SHOULD Get LS-Swapped?

We get it, OK? We read the comments, we’ve seen the bashing. We’re half-ready to see if we can find a doc to prescribe half of you happy pills while the other half of y’all need a...

Rough Start: Roadmaster, Indeed…With This Six-Speed Buick Wagon, You Will Be!

It’s pretty strange how much of a cult following the last variation of the Buick Roadmaster wagons have gained. Why is that? What is it about a big B-body wagon slathered in woodgrain material...

Party Barge: Who Built A Bright Orange, Six Door, Big-Block Pontiac Parisienne?!

The fun I had with the Cadillac Limo last year was…well, it was an experience, for sure. I checked off a box on my automotive bucket list, I got to experience that 1980s Cadillac feeling that...

Money No Object: A Killer Crew Cab Cutlass, With 455 Power!

I love it whenever I hear the opinions of those who still believe that anything cool in the automotive world died at the end of 1972. I used to roll my eyes and huff something about nursing homes,...

Plenty Capable: The Buick With The Handicap Plate Has Something For You!

For a few years, I ran a hustle that involved a 2001 Buick Regal GS. The car surprised the hell out of me when I first test-drove it. And if it surprised me, naturally, it would surprise the holy...

Get The Check Ready: This 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA Rocks!

There are actually quite a few killer looking cars from the 1980s. IROC-Z, the 1982 Mustang GT, the later Dodge Daytonas, the very last of the Pontiac Fieros, G-bodies…maybe I’m on a...

Money No Object: BATTLEGOAT! This 1965 Pontiac GTO Is Too Damn Good!

Ever since I met Chris DeWeese and the 1964 Chevelle SS known as “The Bus”, old stock cars from the 1960s and 1970s have been on my radar. I’ve narrowly avoided a couple of Dodge...