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Classic Cars

Classic Cars

Muscle cars and trucks. View the entire archive.

Slow drivers… is it getting worse?

At least back in '66, the bluehair (or whomever) up ahead would have pulled off onto the shoulder to let you by.

“Gas Hogs”?

It's taken as gospel that pre-modern cars, especially those made in America, and particularly those with big V8s, were "gas hogs." But were they, really? And are new cars as fuel-efficient as advertised? The answer...

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

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...

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

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...

The Cost of a Time Machine

The good news first. You can legally buy a brand-new car without a single air bag or any of the saaaaaaaaafety equipment mandated by the government since the late 1960s. No back-up camera,...

Old School Fahrvergnugen!

Well, the '72 Beetle is almost road-ready. The mechanicals mostly are. The Yeti-abused intake manifold has been repaired; new, non-leaking boots - the correct Solex carburetor installed and adjusted. Some shady electrical connections remedied....

Retro Review: Ford Maverick Grabber,1970-’75

There is an interesting species of near muscle car that came into being and briefly existed for a handful of years, beginning in the early 1970s  - just as the high...

High Water Marks: 1973 Pontiac SD-455 Trans-Am

As a guy who reviews new cars, I am often asked which cars are my favorite cars. Almost all of them are old cars - which could be nostalgia but maybe...

1948 Tucker Torpedo

Preston Tucker has been described as a hopelessly naive genius, a con man . . . or some combination of both. The evidence suggests he genuinely wanted to build cars - not filch people's...

Cars That Broke Bad (Or just Broke)

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...
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