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The First is Last . . . Again

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In about two years from now, the Ford Mustang will be the last new car of its type still on the market - a fitting thing, given it was the first...

Premature vs. “Planned” Obsolescence

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You may have heard the term, planned obsolescence. It refers to the policy of General Motors (and others) back in the '50s and '60s to egg-on the purchase of new cars...

Remember the Service Station?

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We have gas stations now. We used to have service stations. These were places were you could buy gas and repairs. They had bays and racks and mechanics on hand to fix whatever...

Silver Linings Amid Darkening Clouds

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Every dark cloud has a silver lining, it’s said - and there is truth to it. Much of it, of course, depends on your perspective - and your situation. What if you...

Doomed: Cord 810/812 (1936-1937)

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The saying has it that there’s not much new under the sun. To which one might add: But a great deal has been forgotten. Front wheel drive isn’t new, for instance. Nor...

Heterogenous Cars

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As the dreary trend toward the Universal Transportation Appliance - the crossover SUV, soon to be rendered even more drearily homogenous via electrification - waxes, it might be worthwhile to look...

Reminiscing . . .

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You don't see a lot of things in new cars that were once common to almost all cars. It can be fun to remember - and if you don't, to hear...

Doomed: Lincoln Continental (2017-2020)

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The ‘80s rocker Eddie Money had a hit song titled I Wanna Go Back - which could serve as the funeral dirge for Lincoln’s unsuccessful attempt to bring back the Continental...

Doomed: Studebaker Avanti (1963-1964)

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If you’ve ever hunted deer, you know that a dead deer can run for a surprising distance before it realizes it’s dead. So it was with Studebaker, one of America’s most famous...

Doomed: Mitsubishi 3000 GT (1990-2000)

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Did you know the Japanese built a GTO? It wasn't in 1964 - and it didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed. Or a 389. Instead, it had state-of-art technology, including...
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