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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Rough Start: 1977 Pontiac Bonneville – Last Call For Pontiac Power!

When GM put the full-size B-body platform on a diet, there was no singling out a brand that would be spared the crash diet. Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet…all of the full-sizers lost a...

Best of 2020: Devin Taylor’s 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

It’s always fun to debate the merits of a street car that has performance numbers far and above what it should, isn’t it? Somebody says their car has “X” amount of horsepower,...

Rough Start: 1979 Pontiac Firebird In Need Of Sticker Removal

A couple of days ago we showed you a video of Jay Leno driving an absolute creampuff of a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, to the letter how we’d want it: WS6 suspension, black, T-top, four-speed, bird...

Defiantly Angry, Yet Pleasantly Refined: Jay Leno Checks Out A Super-Clean 1979 Trans Am

1979 was the last year for the Pontiac mill. The civil war within the Excitement Division was about to take a turn for the ugly…the gearheads who had held onto hope until the very last second...

This G-body Pontiac Bonneville Runs 10.79 In Full Street-Legal Trim – Power And 1980’s Luxury!

Australian gearheads have been yelling it at us for years: just because it has four doors doesn’t mean that it can’t haul ass and be cool. What could be more fun than hooning your car?...

Plug In Or Get Paid Out: Cadillac Is Putting A Half-Mil On The Table For Dealerships Who Don’t Want To Go All-In On EVs

If GM is going to have their way, Cadillac’s will be quieter than they ever have been by 2030, with the top-tier GM badge ditching the German target they’ve had since the late 1990s and...

Money No Object: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Do you have a perfect layout for a certain model of car? For example: how many of you think that every 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am must be wearing the Y82 black paint with gold trim and, of...

Classic YouTube: A 1200HP, Twin-Engined, Twin-Turbo AWD Pontiac Grand Prix That Runs The Quarter In The Nines

I didnt even look at the title of the video, but it looked promising enough: a late-1990s Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with some cheapie aftermarket taillights, a plastic vent-looking thing on the rear...

Money No Object: 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Packing 627 Horsepower LSA Swap

We love it. Absolutely, unabashedly adore it. The LSA is a screamer of an engine, the mill that made the Cadillac CTS-V wicked and saw the Holden VF GTS rage. It’s got plenty of guts without...

The AG-330 Start Cart: When You Need To Fire Off The Mother Of All Hot Rods, Bring Out The Big Guns

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird’s legend as the fastest aircraft ever created to date can’t be denied by anyone. The exotic-looking, twin-engined reconnaissance aircraft routinely could fly...

Classic YouTube: A 400+ Horsepower Turbocharged Cutlass Ciera GT Having Some Fun

A few years ago, I ran a story on a 1986 Olds Cutlass Ciera GT and uttered a phrase that has haunted me ever since: “Pro Commuter”. The concept has some merit: giving what would be an...

The 1980s, Summed Up In One Tandem Drift – C4 Corvette Versus A Big-Boy Cadillac!

One event that we have yet to check out in person is the Powercruise USA show up at Brainerd International Raceway in Michigan. If “Powercruise” sounds familiar, that’s because you...

Super Freak: Check Out This Mopar-Powered Buick Regal – Hey, It Isn’t LS Powered!

Admittedly, a G-body Buick Regal isn’t the first version you would expect to see on the track. A Grand National, maybe. Only the Pontiac Grand Prix is seen less, it seems, but why that is, we...

Historical Footage: This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Promotional Film Covers All Of The Usual Bases, Plus Has Herb Adams And Transmission Torture!

As most of Detroit was starting to gasp and choke from the emissions regulations taking hold in 1973, Pontiac was still marching to the drumbeat of actual power and performance. While the GTO was...