The Trans Am was not without options, and one in particular made this Trans Am the king of the no-horsepower kingdom
The year 1974 was a tough time for American automakers, with many legislated changes. The results were not good.
New emission regulations, which had gone into effect in 1968, gradually sapped horsepower by the early 1970s. They also added additional weight, further inhibiting performance. In addition. the government Read More
A Michigan alumnus’s car sported a gold and blue color scheme, making it difficult to know whether to cry or hail it for a trip to the airport
Rob Sass’s article about the Avanti II in December’s SCM was excellent, well written, and well researched, even if the photo was a Studebaker Avanti. But it offered an opinion about Avantis that I just plain don’t agree with.
The Avanti has often Read More
It sold for $97,200 because someone decided that it was worth it to him or her. That’s it. Period. End of story
This Triumph TR4 is a two-year, frame-off restoration. Everything on this vehicle is new or rebuilt, including the engine, transmission and overdrive, rear axle, front and rear suspension, brakes, and new electrical components and wiring, five stainless 60-spoke Dunlop wheels with radial tires, and original bumpers with new chrome. Read More
“I’m a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer”
My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight. My one sister is a motorcycle freak, my other sister is a Holy Roller evangelist, and my brother is running for President. I’m the only sane one in the family”
Among Presidential relatives, no one stands out as more colorful or more controversial than Read More
This was the Mercedes G-Wagen of its day, most often sold in high trim
levels to affluent customers
Buick’s biggest and most elegant woody wagons owe their genesis to a cocktail party in Hollywood in 1941. Movie director Norman McLeod and his wife Bunny invited Buick designer Harley Earl over as part of a West Coast sales meeting and Mrs. McLeod complained that the couple didn’t have a Read More
Pontiac Historic Services build sheets are the only way to tell which cars left the factory as real GTOs
The exemplary 1965 GTO offered here is one of only 11,311 Pontiac GTOs that came as convertibles, just 15% of production in 1965. How many came with the ultimate 389-ci, 360-hp Tri-Power V8 and four-speed manual transmission is unknown, but it is certainly relatively few.
This example’s other equipment includes Read More
Even if the Lamborghini V8s are stuck playing character actor roles to the V12 stars, the Jalpa stands as a better car than you might realize
Introduced in 1981 with production starting in 1982, the Jalpa was one of three Lamborghini production models imported to the United States at the time. Alongside the Countach and LM002, the Jalpa was the often-overlooked little brother in the supercar and supertruck lineup.
Based Read More
Continentals were lightened versions of the standard steel-bodied cars, built for high-speed cruising
The post-war heyday of Bentley was with the Continental models, from their introduction in 1952. The combination of sporting performance and a beautifully clothed chassis made for the ultimate in long distance luxury touring. The name itself became synonymous with elegance.
With the arrival of the 4.9-liter S1, the final edition of Crewe’s historic straight-six, Read More
The DMC-12’s greatest and most enduring claim to fame was its starring role opposite Michael J. Fox in Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future”, the box office hit of 1985
As described by the seller, who just happened to be me, on eBay Motors: Never before offered for public sale. I am the second owner of this DeLorean, having bought it two-and-a-half years ago from the estate of the Read More
In 1959, Ford kept its Blue Oval models relatively devoid of chrome, mile-high fins, and many of the other excesses that were common to the era
New for 1959, the Galaxie began life as a variant of the highly successful Fairlane. The year is considered by many to be a high water mark in Ford styling and the Galaxie was one of the decade’s most memorable automobiles. Six body Read More