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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Monday Shopper

When Base Means Brilliant: 1969 Oldsmobile F85 W31, In Chevrolet Rally Green!

Welcome to the land of Hindsight. It’s March, 1969. You’ve just graduated high school, have a track into school, and in a surprise you never saw coming, your old man has agreed that since...

Money No Object: 1999 Shelby Series 1 Prototype – Shelby And Oldsmobile, Who Would’ve Thought?

There was such hope for this car when it started bubbling the rumor mill. It was Shelby’s first fully in-house vehicle, the whole way through, front to back. It was the engine from the...

Past Life Goals: 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country In Augusta Green Sunfire And Fake Woodd

The idea of what is considered the “desirable” vehicle of the time has shifted many times since I started paying attention in the late 1980s. Front wheel drive midsize sedans. Minivans....

BangShift Question Of The Day: Why Save One But Scrap Another?

I knew I wanted to use this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass for some kind of post today, but I wasn’t sure what for. I could say it was one of my “Money No Object” cars, but at just under...

Money No Object: 1970 Plymouth Superbird In Quad Black

So we recently welcomed AllCollectorCars.com into the BangShift.com sponsor fold a few days ago, and Chad suggested that I poke my head in and have a look-see, since I do a lot of Craigslist and eBay...

Copart Cadaver: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle That Learned How To Roll Over

My first introduction to what a muscle car was came in 1992. Do you remember the big-ass JCPenny Christmas catalog that had everything from clothes to furniture, board games to appliances in it?...

South African Howler: 1978 Ford Granada Perana Ghia, One Of Eighteen!

The South African manufacturing scene might seem like European parts toned for local flavor to an outsider. Vauxhalls and European Fords were present and mostly left alone. Mostly. There are a few...

High On History And Maybe A Bit Of Leather Conditioner: 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit

I’m known to take a jab at former Ford and Chrysler icon Lee Iacocca and his predictable, retro-leaning tastes in design. The man had a pattern of style that dated back to the Continental Mark...

The “WTF?!” Files: 1981 Dodge Colt…er, Colts?

Way back in the day, both of my aunts on my mother’s side had Dodge Colts from the early 1980s, both RS models. In my grandfather’s eye, they were the perfect little car for a woman who...

Oooh, Pretty: Kinsler Fuel Injection System For Small-Block Chevrolet

Carburetor versus fuel injection. It’s one of those wars of opinion that will never see an end. There are those who are fiercely loyal to carburetors, and there are those who will swear up and...

Money No Object: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 9561 – The Brutalist

Park A 1969 RS/SS Camaro next to this car for a second, and proceed to eliminate that gene mutation that tells most of you why you should look at this car. Go stock for stock for a moment, like...

New-Man: 1985 Nissan Skyline Paul Newman Edition – When You Get Your Own Model, You’ve Won

Off the top of my head, I can only think of two vehicles named after people associated with them with certainty: the Mark Donohue-edition AMC Javelin and the Nissan Skyline Paul Newman edition....

Money No Object: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455, Looking Cool In White

The color list for the 1973-74 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 cars was exceptionally small: Cameo White, Buccaneer Red, Brewster Green for 1973 only, and Admiralty Blue for 1974 only. The only color rarer...

Truly Cherry: This 1993 Ford Bronco Is A Five-Speed Throwback To Good Old Trucks

In order to explain why this truck screams out to me, I have to go back into my history, specifically January 20th, 1993. I’d been living in Washington State for days at this point, having...