Facing Extinction: 1993 Honda Civic Si

When I chat with my brother about potential project cars, we both agree that the fifth-generation Honda Civic Si hatchback is on our lists – if you could find one worth owning. This is the car… more»

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Hondamatic Hooligan: 1978 Honda Civic

Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion would have been a heck of a badge on the grille of this 1978 Honda Civic. Instead, the company wisely made it a simple to remember CVCC; that rolls off of the… more»

Garage Find: 1978 Datsun 280Z

What’s better than a 70s sports car in period colors? A 70s sports car in period colors wearing an awesome stripe kit! This 1978 Datsun 280Z recently emerged from supposedly long-term garage storage and still looks… more»

Bob Sharp Tribute: 1976 Datsun 610 Coupe

Following the success of the Datsun 510, you might expect its successor to be even more of a home run. In this case, I’m not sure why it didn’t have the same starpower, but the later… more»

Snow Mobile: 1986 Subaru XT Turbo 4WD

Never seen snow! Just kidding, of course, this is one car that can handle snow, it’s a 1986 Subaru XT Turbo 4WD. This one is listed on eBay with no reserve and the current bid price… more»

You’re Golden: 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

It’s sometimes hard to believe how small most imports were in the 1970s and 80s. When did vehicles, in general, start supersizing with every new generation? Maybe since the beginning, I’m guessing, but it’s disappointing to… more»

Second-Gen Sweetheart: 1980 Toyota Celica

What a sweetheart! It may not be the most exciting—output is just 96 horsepower and it’s even an automatic, for crying out loud—but this ’80 Celica liftback is stunningly original, with just 32,000 miles showing. Add… more»

Clean Cushions: 1982 Toyota Mini-Cruiser

As everyone is by now sick and tired of hearing, I want my 1981 Toyota HiAce to someday do camper duty. It’s a long way from that point, and seeing examples like this 1982 Toyota Mini-Cruiser… more»

USGP Edition: 1980 Toyota Celica

Special editions haven’t changed much since they became a common sales tactics by automakers. Some special graphics, implied rarity / limited production and perhaps upgraded wheels are all common elements of a bit of dealer dress-up…. more»

Untouched Survivor: 1972 Toyota Celica

Clean Japanese tin from the 1970s is hard to find in anything but rotten condition, or otherwise long since sent to the scrapyard in the sky. Unless, of course, you live in California where these cars… more»

Japanese Supercar in Disguise: 1992 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo

Japanese cars have long occupied a very small niche of the U.S. collector car world, but as the Japanese supercars of the early ’90s—the Acura NSX, 4th-gen Toyota Supra, Z32 Nissan 300ZX, FD Mazda RX-7, and… more»

Camper Inspiration: 1989 Mitsubishi Van

By the time you read this, we’ll be past the Christmas holiday. And while I doubt I’m going to find a converted Toyota HiAce under my tree, this cool 1989 Mitsubishi Van serves as the inspiration… more»

Collection Surprise: 36K Mile Toyota Celica Convertible

Buried deep within a listing regarding a car collection sell-off is this: a very low-mileage Toyota Celica GT convertible seemingly in excellent condition. The seller has posted a 1939 Ford Tudor hot rod and a Chevrolet… more»