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GM’s Cobblepot: The 1971-1977 Chevy Vega

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In the popular TV series, Gotham (it's a prequel to the Batman story) there's an episode called "Everyone Has His Cobblepot" - a reference to something embarrassing in one's past. The Chevy...

Retro Review: AMC Marlin Fastback Coupe, 1965–1967

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Pontiac's GTO, which appeared in 1964, had every other American automaker rushing to cash in on the emerging youth market for big-biceped intermediate muscle coupes— including AMC. AMC, however, decided on a...

Old School Fast

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Fast is not just about the numbers. Does it feel fast to be traveling 500 miles per hour in an Airbus? It feels much faster in the open cockpit of a...

Toyota’s Z-Car: The Celica Supra

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Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States back in 1969 - but crosstown rival Toyota wasn't going to sit...

Are Old Cars Practical As Daily Drivers?

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This is an addendum to the Precious Metals story the other day; I thought it was worth going into the subject more deeply because of the interest in it expressed by...

A Good Time to Buy a Classic Car?

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People who've longed to buy a classic car may be thinking now is a great time to go shopping for one. Maybe. But classic cars are not like new cars or even used...

Doomed: Buick Reatta 1988-1991

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Did you know that Buick once made a two-seater? With pop-up headlights, even - just like a Corvette? It’s not well-known, probably because Buick only made it for not-quite three years, from...

Features That Were Fun… But …

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The other day, someone reminded me about T-tops. If you're younger than 30 or so, you probably don't remember T-tops. But if you're older, no doubt you do. For about 10 years...

In the rearview mirror: 1980-’81 Turbo Trans Am

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Let's dial back the clock a quarter century and return to the wee hours of the Reagan Era, when Pontiac made a desperate, last-ditch effort to keep the Trans-Am from becoming...

Memories Made

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Over the course of nearly 30 years test-driving new cars,  I have driven thousands of cars. Many of them - especially lately - forgotten as soon as I get done with...
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