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1986-1993 Cadillac Allante: They Got it Right … Too Late

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It began with high hopes - and an audacious plan. Unfortunately, it belly-flopped badly... . By the mid-1980s, Cadillac was still the "standard of the world" - if by "the world" one meant...

Retro Review: 1983-1984 Hurst Olds and 1985–1988 442

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Oldsmobile had a long and distinguished history—and suffered a slow, painful death. The process of mortification began in the early 1980s, when General Motors gutted the formerly independent engineering departments of each...

Trans Am Shaker Scoop Functional Conversion

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I have just made my '76 Trans-Am's shaker scoop functional! First, some background: While all second generation (1970-81) Trans-Ams (well, except the '80-'81 turbo models, which had an off-center hood blister) came with...

Economic Obsolescence

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Several of the most successful car (and engine) designs were successful because they were around for a long time. The original VW Beetle is an example and so is the small...

Good Luck Finding Performance Tires for Your Classic Muscle Car

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If you own a '60s or '70s-era muscle car, you've probably become aware of an ironic problem: It is virtually impossible to find high-performance tires for these high-performance beasts. The BF Goodrich...

Cars That Broke Bad (Or just Broke)

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Automotive good ideas gone bad range far and wide - whether it's a classic  fail like the exploding Pintos of the early '70s - or a late-model train wreck like the Pontiac Aztek. Here...

First They Came for the Muscle Cars . . .

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You had to be there to remember - and to understand - so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine...

Why You Can’t Afford to Not Buy a Classic Car!

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If you like cars, you probably like classic cars. Like looking at them, at least. But if you’re like most of us, you probably don’t own one - because you’ve probbaly never...

Retro Review: 1980-’81 Z28 Camaro

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Arguably, the best second-generation Z28s were the first - and the last. While the Z's sister car - Pontiac's Trans-Am - rose to the occasion several times during the lowest points of...

Worst Things About Old Cars

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There’s a new reason for buying an old car. It’s not nostalgia, it’s not a love for classic lines - though those still come along for the ride. It’s a desire...
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