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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, eBay Find

Ebay Find: This 1973 Pontiac Grand Am Has A 400ci V8 And The Lightning Rods Shifter…We Want It!

Let’s get the bad out of the way right off the bat: The price is higher than I’d pay, the paint is rough, there’s rust around the vinyl top, and there’s signs of past bodywork...

Event Gallery: 2014 Buick GS Nationals At Beech Bend-Turbos And Torque On Display

Buick has had an on-again, off-again deal with building fast cars. In the Sixties they gave us the Gran Sport lineup, which were A-body Skylarks with all of the engine that Buick could stuff into the...

Rough Start: An Eastern Washington Buick Apollo In A Fetching Shade Of Lime

Sometimes all you need to sell a car is a good price and a some fetching photos of the car. In this case, this 1973 Buick Apollo stood out from the typical myriad of rides I’d walk past any day...

Ebay Find: A 1978 Oldsmobile Omega “Yenko”…Is It Close Enough or Too Far?

Yenko Chevrolet didn’t just play with Camaros. Chevelles, Vegas, Corvairs and even one known 1975 Pontiac Trans Am got the swift kick in the backside that Don Yenko was famous for. But...

Ebay Find: 1973 Pontiac GTO, “The Rare One”

Normally this would be the part of the post where I’d make fun of Brian’s choice…but how in the hell, in my right mind, could I possibly make fun of him for choosing Brewster Green...

Story Update: John Wayne’s 1975 Pontiac Wagon Sells For

As we reported a month ago, the 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari wagon that was owned by John Wayne was headed to Mecum Auction’s Monterey event. The 455-powered 9-passenger wagon was customized by...

Check Out This Factory Pontiac LeMans Ute! Why Weren’t These More Popular In The States?

(Photo courtesy of Hemmings Motor News and LeadedGasClassics.com) I’ve got a soft spot for utes. El Caminos, Rancheros, even the Rampage/Scamp twins…I like the idea of a car-based ute...

Four-door Fursday: Five of the coolest four-doors ever

In yesterday’s Craigslist Bait-N-Switch of the Week, I mentioned that the Skylark in question had two doors two many. A few of our Facebook fans took issue with the lack of respect for sedans...

Wait until you get a look at this 1954 Pontiac “Tribute” Car. Awesome? YES!

At my old job, I got an email from this guy, who said he was working on building a tribute to the Pontiacs of the late 1940s and early 1950s. For reference, here’s what one of those cars looks...

There’s something uniquely badass about seeing vintage cop cars in their natural habitat

I don’t know what it is, but I have a serious thing for vintage photos of cop cars in action. I get some special thrill seeing cars you normally see in car shows going about their daily...

Quick Look: A Bad Ass 1967 Olds 442 Under The Knife At DMC – Real Olds Engine With Exotic Parts And Twin Turbos!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: WE’RE RE-RUNNING THIS STORY FROM EARLY 2013 BECAUSE NEXT WEEK WE’RE GOING TO BE ON THE CHASSIS DYNO AT DMC RACING WATCHING THIS CAR PUT MASSIVE NUMBERS DOWN ON THE...

Car Feature: A Perfectly Simple 1966 Buick Special That’s Simply Perfect – Stage 1 455 And All!

We get as wrapped up in stuff as anyone else. Following all these big builds all over the place with guys shoving massive turbos into tube chassis cars capable of running harder and faster than full...

Mini-Feature – This Recreation Of The 1954 Buick Wildcat II Concept Car Is Really Awesome

The maverick spirit of Harley Earl is on full display on the SEMA 2013 show floor in the very accurate recreation of the legendary 1954 Buick Wildcat II concept car that Earl and his legendary design...

BangShift New Car Review: The 2012 Buick Regal GS [w/video]

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Buick fans, it’s time to tell your friends that “Going Fast with Class” is back! After seven days and seven hundred-plus miles behind the wheel of a 2012 Buick...