A Return To My Youth: 1980 Dodge Mirada CMX

We all have personal connections to cars in our past, and the 1980-1983 Chrysler Cordoba/Dodge Mirada twins figured large in my early driving misadventures.  Built by the Chrysler Corporation as a downsized version (I am not… more»

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Dark Bronze Bombshell: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

The C-3 Corvettes took a heck of a ride from introduction in 1968 through the conclusion of the model run in 1982.  In the beginning, the Corvette was pretty much a rip snorting animal.  While some… more»

Rough But Rare: 1971 Chevrolet K10 Stepside 4×4

I know this one is rough.  Not as rough as some of the junkyard rejects that I occasionally wax poetically about, but this one has what even Helen Keller could see as patina.  However, there is… more»

Another Potential Good Deal: 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

There must be something in the water today.  Or, maybe it is the water from what is left of Irma that has been pounding our area for the past two days.  During this deluge, I have… more»

There Must Be A Catch: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible

I am just going to start with the price on this one: $3500.  Yes, a convertible Corvair that looks to be in fairly good condition for just $3500.  While Corvairs are an acquired taste, and their… more»

Halloween Comes Early: 1979 Dodge Warlock II Pickup

Don’t you get mad when a car manufacturer names a new vehicle some inexplicable combination of numbers and/or letters?  What do all those letters and numbers mean, and do they mean anything to the purchaser?  Cars… more»

Almost There: 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger

Carrol Shelby was a legend in the automotive world.  Formerly a very good sports car racer, Shelby gave up racing for health reasons and found himself modifying automobiles.  Starting with the legendary Shelby Cobras, he branched… more»

Danger Lurks Underneath: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

From December 1958 through his retirement in July of 1977, Bill Mitchell was the vice president in charge of the styling section of General Motors.  While he did not personally design each car to come out… more»

Spreading Its Wings: 1985 Ford Thunderbird

At the dawn of the 1980s, design trends dictated that styling on most cars was boxy and linear.  While many cars looked good with this type of design, they weren’t very aerodynamic.  As the eighties progressed,… more»

Half Of What You Need: 1973 Opel GT

The ways of the great General Motors are often mysterious and hard to understand.  For example, why did GM decide to sell their European built Opel division products in America before there was even a gas… more»

Still A Good Idea: 1957 Ford Ranchero

Many of our younger readers have probably never driven or ridden in a car based pickup truck.  The idea was that if you really don’t need a pickup for heavy hauling and just use one for… more»

Whole Lotta Love Needed: 1962 Cadillac Series 62

For decades, Cadillac could legitimately use the slogan “Standard of the World.”  General Motors took pride in their top tier division, and the whole company was set up to provide vehicles for customers from cradle to… more»

One Piece At A Time: 1948 Ford Coupe

One of Johnny Cash’s best songs was “One Piece At A Time.”  It told about a lowly worker on an automobile assembly line that snuck parts out one piece at a time, in order to build… more»