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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Monday Shopper

Money No Object: A True GOAT – Clean Body, Clean Interior, 428 Pontiac Power!

The kid in me wants to go out to the nearest store and see if he can locate the scale version of this 1970 Pontiac GTO. It shouldn’t be too difficult…restored body, redline tires with...

Droptop Dreaming: This 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Is Packing The Grunt It Needs To Move Out!

When you are perusing a car catalog online, such as the docket for the Barrett-Jackson auction that kicked off yesterday, there is a good chance that you can overlook a gem simply because you are...

Money No Object: McTaggart’s Dream Plymouth Satellite – The Car Has Been Killer As Long As He’s Been Alive!

I’ve seen this 1971 Plymouth Satellite in my head for years. I first saw the car as one of the two hero cars that race in the music video for Breaking Point’s “One Of A Kind”....

Underdog No More: This 1975 Chevy Vega Is Every Flaw, Fixed

If you are forced to pick just one car to illustrate every last possible thing wrong with General Motors, most people will point the finger directly at the Chevrolet Vega. The compact car had a lot...

Money No Object: 1956 Continental Mark II – Hand-Built American Luxury

Making a luxury car is a lofty goal on it’s own accord. Making a luxury, hand-built, every-final-detail perfect car is a massive, expensive undertaking that results in a dramatically expensive...

Money No Object: 1971 Ford Galaxie 500 Wagon 429 Police Interceptor

Say “big-block station wagon” and you have our attention. And apparently yours, too, considering how many of you were all about the 1967 Impala 396 wagon that was in the budget build...

Muscle Before Muscle? This 1957 Buick Special Looks Pretty Aggressive For A Fin Car!

I have a very hard time looking at any 1950s car, especially ones with fins, and equating them with raw power and speed. Yes, even such examples as a fuel-injected 1957 Chevy and the Chrysler Letter...

Monday Shopper: 1969 427 4-Speed Chevrolet Biscayne – The Blue-Collar Bar Fighter

I will never get sick of 427-powered Chevrolet Biscaynes because I love the premise on which they were built. The Biscayne was the lightest version of the full-size Chevrolet you could order and...

Monday Shopper: This 1973 Ford Gran Torino Brougham Is The Right Car For The Right Ford Enthusiast

In the many cars that came through the yard when I was a kid, only a few really jumped out at me as being “good”. One of them was a gold 1972 Ford Gran Torino, the one with the formal...

Monday Shopper: The 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX – Hiding In Plain Sight

1970 might have been the high point in the Musclecar Era, but even before the EPA started to become a problem, insurance agencies were causing all sorts of headaches for customers who drooled like...

Would You Rather: Datsun S30 Z-Car – Do You Like Yours Original Or Extra Spicy?

The Nissan S30 chassis, which is familiar to most people as the Nissan/Datsun 240Z, was a home run for the company when it went on sale in 1970. Small, light, nimble, powerful, and easily accessible,...

Money No Object: Two Fox-Body Specials In One Convertible – A 1985 Ford Mustang Twister II Predator G.T. 302!

Okay, four-eye Fox fans, have we got a doozy for you today. The bottom end of the Fox-body market is the dirt-cheap Craigslist find that can be scored for under a grand and built into something...

Random Car Review: The 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Duntov Turbo

A large amount of Corvette folklore is centered around Zora Arkus-Duntov. The term “Father of the Corvette” might be a touch misleading…the Corvette existed before he joined...

Money No Object: Whether Real Or Not, This Buick GS Stage II Is A Legend Of It’s Time

Musclecar legends are always popular, but proving or disproving them always stirs up the heated debates of whether or not things actually happened, whether or not the individuals claiming to know the...