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Category Archive: CHEVY, Monday Shopper

Would You Rather, The Longroof Chevy Edition: LSA Malibu Or 454 Kingswood?

Some things will never change. The bills will arrive, the taxes will come due, the sun will set in the west at the end of each and every day. And I will be surfing all sorts of ads, looking at all...

Pro Personal Luxury: This 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J Creates Envy

The “personal luxury coupe” that became prevalent in the 1970s sought to do two things. One, it was a way to extend out the price range of an intermediate coupe by allowing an...

Money No Object: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 In White And Blue

How is it that two cars, on the same platform, built in the same year from the same company, could be so alarmingly different? GM’s F-body might have kept the musclecar flame burning through...

Money No Object: 1970 Chevrolet Impala Kingswood Wagon With A 502 Under The Hood

In this day and age, the great lumbering beasts of the road are the full-size sport-utility vehicles. Based on full-size trucks, able to seat a large family, able to tow good-sized loads, filled to...

Money No Object: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

Within the half-century plus timeframe in which the Ford Mustang has been produced, there have been a lot of hits. The original was akin to Babe Ruth’s “called shot”, one that shut...

Unhinged: The Honda Prelude, The Car I Learned To Not Hate

Growing up, I knew that I loved loud, brash V8-powered things. I loved pickup trucks with glasspacks that sounded mighty. I loved musclecars and 1970s poser cruisers that were loud enough to get my...

Money No Object: 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” With An LS3/5-Speed Swap

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In went off the air in 1973. So, to be quite fair, you will have to get a history lesson together for anybody under the age of 40 if you really want to explain the...

Money No Object: 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina – If You’re Going To Go Full Supercar, Do It Right!

It was the great dividing battle among budding young car geeks in the early 1990s: were you a Ferrari or Lamborghini kid? They were easy to tell apart: one bought the poster of the red Miami Vice-era...

Money No Object: This Dodge Li’l Red Express Will Haul Ass In Full Disco Style!

In the grand scheme of things, Chrysler Corporation in 1979 was more dysfunctional than an alcohol-fueled Thanksgiving Day family fist fight that was coming to an end. Lee Iacocca had been sniped...

Money No Object: 1959 Chevrolet Impala – The Blower Always Wins!

Not one word about how nitrous or turbochargers are better. You know damn well what I mean when I say the blower always wins. It’s not a matter of performance. It’s a matter of looks, of...

Best of 2020: 1954 Dual Ghia Firebomb Concept Car

At the start of the 1950s, Chrysler wasn’t really setting anybody’s pants on fire. Still spooked by the flop of the Airflow, the company had decided to just play it safe and subtle, not...

Best of 2020: 1966 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Car Hauler

It’s easy to take a jab or two at Brian Lohnes’ love of big trucks, but his kryptonite, without a doubt, are Mercedes-Benz Unimogs. At least his rationale behind the obsession is...

Money No Object: 1971 Plymouth GTX Hemi, Triple Black

There was a running joke regarding my father’s sense of fashion: black or white shirt, blue jeans. Robert was colorblind, and he knew that for 90% of the time, that’s all he needed to...

Money No Object: 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta…Shelby?!

The DeTomaso Mangusta is a car whose backstory is about as clear as mud. Few things are solid: there was some deal between Alejandro DeTomaso and Carroll Shelby that went south (hence the name, which...