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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

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...

Rough Start: This Great Dale House Car Is What Happens When You Cross A Buick And An RV

Well, what do we have here? At first glance it appears that a rather large in-bed camper or maybe a fifth-wheel trailer of some kind was bashed together with the front third of a 1966 Buick Wildcat....

Classic YouTube: The 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible Review By Car and Track – Hey, They Liked This One!

If you watch the Car and Track videos on YouTube, you’ll notice a trend: host Bud Lindemann tends to become more and more pessimistic about the cars that are being tested as the years march on....

Self-Sufficient: Who Needs An RV When Your 1975 Oldsmobile Omega Has A Tent?

True story: the one time I went out to Bonneville, back in 2009, I had nowhere to sleep. And I was fine with that. I didn’t get a hotel room, didn’t know anyone who had a room, but that...

Morning Symphony: One Overkill Buick Riviera And One Amazed Passenger

If I have to pick an old school Buick, one that is older than me, I’m narrowed down to a couple of good choices. It’s pretty hard to beat the Buick Skylark, Gran Sport and GSX, it really...

Rough Start: Two For One Special! A Pair Of Big Pontiacs Are Up For Grabs!

If there is ever a way to get my wife on-board with any kind of purchase, the key is to make sure that the deal has some kind of value to it that can’t be denied. It explains the last two...

Is It Weird That I Want To See A Hot-Rodded 1989 Buick Reatta Now? Daily Driver Or Psychotic Left-Field Choice?

It isn’t everyday that my véhicule du jour choice leaves me wondering if today is finally the day that I’m forced to admit that I’m cracked in the head. But here we are, the 1989...

To The Ski Lift In Style! Who Wants A Cadillac On A Snowcat Chassis?

Sitting in my backyard, making sure that my lawn doesn’t suddenly blow away in the breeze, is the 1980 Cadillac limo that has a date with destiny during the winter months at NCM Motorsports...

Lust-Worthy: This DSE-Built Pontiac Trans Am Is Exactly What Dreams Are Made Of!

Ok, so I’m pegged as the guy who is into the really weird stuff. I’m cool with that. I’ll own that title and wear it with pride. But I’m not just about being weird just to be...

Rough Start: A Rowdy Olds Omega In Rhode Island! Is It Worth The Chance?

How do you hunt for a project car in a state that’s 48 miles long by 37 miles wide? How many potential candidates could there possibly be in the state of Rhode Island that would cut the mustard...

Rough Start: A 1974 Pontiac Grand Am That Is Infinitely Cooler Than Any Other Car In The Parking Lot

You know things are getting bad when you get excited to see a clean, well-kept late 1980s Chevy Cavalier in a parking lot, only because it’s not another silver or dark gray crossover. Yeah,...

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...