Hot Rod Wagon? 1969 Ford Torino 390 S-Code

Here’s an unusual one for you, a 1969 Ford Torino station wagon powered by a 390 CI V8 engine – one of 319 assembled according to the non-presented Marti report. We don’t come upon too many Torino station wagons… more»

Rocket Rag Top: 1969 Oldsmobile 98

Usually covering an Oldsmobile on BF means a 442, a Toronado, maybe a standard Cutlass, but a Ninety-Eight? Not so much so. Throw in the top-down feature, and now you have something really interesting – large and in charge… more»

Reasonable Project: 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88

What’s so special about this 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88? Ostensibly, nothing. Once, a time ago, you wouldn’t have even noticed it because they were everywhere. Oldsmobile sold about a half million cars (seventh place) in ’64 and 60K were… more»

Parts Palooza! 1964 Pontiac LeMans Drop-Top

I chose this 1964 Pontiac LeMans convertible as a review subject for several reasons. It’s not a GTO, we cover enough of those, it’s a convertible, and it’s a first-year representative of GM’s uber-popular A-body. It has also been… more»

Lots Of New Parts! 1969 Ford Thunderbird

One American automobile model that has been through a significant number of body-style iterations has to be Ford’s Thunderbird. Today’s find, a 1969 coupe, represents the fifth generation (’67-’71) and a time when the ‘Bird had the audacity to… more»

Stupendous Silver Spur: 1985 Rolls-Royce

Now this is a dignified automobile! When I spy a new Rolls-Royce I see a brick with headlights and refrigerator door handles – hardly the case with this 1985 Silver Spur. Nope, I see understated, non-pretensious elegance. Unfortunately, the… more»

Barn Bound 32 Years: 1953 Hudson Hornet

I was reminded the other day that Mopar’s overload, Stellantis is now offering a Dodge Hornet. I don’t want to delve into its sales woes and will admit that I’ve never actually seen one. My point is the name,… more»

29K Mile Survivor: 1993 Cadillac DeVille

Well, the location is listed as San Francisco, California but this triple white 1993 Cadillac DeVille showboat screams Palm Beach, Florida. Padded vinyl top, gold grille and stand-up hood ornament, gold badging, undersized white stripe tires, yeah baby, this… more»

Non Original Engine: 1968 Mercury Cyclone

“Makes the scene in a sporty manner: Cyclone 2-door hardtop” proclaims Mercury’s 1968 sales brochure. The mid-size lineup for defunct Mercury was a bit confusing in ’68 as there was the Montego, the Cyclone, and the Cyclone GT. Today’s… more»

First Year Project: 1974 Ford Mustang II

What to make of the Ford Mustang II such as this first-year 1974 fastback or a “3 door 2+2” model as Ford described it in their marketing brochure. And, this example is a Mach I trim level – I… more»

As Good As It Gets! 1966 Buick Riviera

Bill Mitchell magnificent is one way to describe this 1966 Buick Riviera. It just oozes the Michell light, breezy, full-speed-ahead, slightly aggressive styling touches. Oh for the time when domestic manufacturers offered automobiles like this! Well, we’re 58 years… more»

First Year 4X4: 1970 GMC Jimmy

Let the badge engineering commence! That was certainly the way of the ’70s with domestic cars. Take your pick of manufacturers, they all did it be GM with the Nova, Omega, Ventura, Apollo X-bodies, or Ford with the Maverick/Mercury… more»

Survivor SL: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560

This one’s a looker! I wouldn’t say I’m a big Mercedes-Benz fan, though I appreciate their engineering and genuineness. But I do have a thing for older SL models such as this 1989 560 SL.  And in this case,… more»

A Big Barn Find! 1971 Cadillac Eldorado

“It has been stored in the family’s run-down barn for the last 30 years” so claims the seller of this 1971 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Well, this first-year, ninth generation (’71-’76) Eldorado is as big as a barn at 222… more»

Rebuilt Engine: 1978 MG Midget

This is not the first 1978 brown MG Midget that I have covered. And that in itself says something but I don’t know what. It’s not the best look on a jacked-up rubber bumper MG but I believe my… more»

Rare Sports Roadster: 1932 Plymouth PB

What a cool car! The early ’30s automotive scene was, and is still, dominated by Ford, and Chevrolet to a lesser degree. But what about Plymouth? They were still pretty new to the automotive arena in 1932, the year… more»