Author: Patrick Smith

1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1

This 1970 Buick GS Stage 1’s full frame-off restoration was completed by Thornton Autoworks of Telford, PA, and is one of 2,465 Stage 1 hard tops produced in 1970. It’s powered by its matching-numbers 455-cid/360-hp V8, which puts out 510 ft-lb of torque backed by the matching-numbers M21 close-ratio 4-speed […]

1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi

The Hemi brand is now potent enough that DaimlerChrysler is fashioning its entire North American automotive operation around it {vsig}2005-2_1816{/vsig} Plymouth added the Road Runner to its model lineup in 1968, a bare-bones performance car built to a price. At only $3,000, Road Runners came with standard Plymouth Belvedere equipment, […]

1976-1981 Pontiac Trans Am “Bandit”

The second-generation Pontiac Trans Am was in production for twelve years, from 1970 to 1981, and effectively captured a generation of car enthusiasts in an era when Motor City muscle was in decline. Admittedly, the Trans Am of the mid-1970s was a pale imitation of earlier models, an underpowered, portly […]