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Category Archives: 80's Cars

1990-1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 442: Doing a Legend Proud


Americans can get very emotional about their muscle cars. The Big Three manufactures knew this as a wave of nostalgia fueled by Baby Boomer memories made muscle car heritage relevant. … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

1985-1989 Toyota Cressida: The Reluctant Sleeper


Before Toyota rolled out its Lexus brand, it was offering a larger car with all the hallmarks of a luxury flagship. In the ‘80s American buyers had come to realize … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

1978 – 1983 Ford Corcel II GT: The Brazilian Escort?


As an American the overseas exploits of the old Big Three (GM, Ford & Chrysler) could seem like adventures in a parallel universe. Ford, for instance had car variants that … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

1979 to 1986 Mercury Capri: The American Pony Car Sophisticate


As Fox bodied cars go, to most Ford pony car fans, the ’79-’86 Mercury Capri will forever take a back seat to the Mustang. The 3rd generation Mustang, always the … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

1986 to 1992 Toyota Supra: A Declaration of Independence


The new Toyota Supra created quite a buzz at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s aggressive design carries over some of the aquatic creature look of … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

1977-1982 Pontiac Catalina: Under The Under Dog


Base models of any given car are often overlooked by the automotive press in favor of more exciting trims with more power and features. You’ve seen it before: the brochure … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

1985-1989 Ferrari 328: Moving From Magnum


Its always tough to follow a popular act. The Ferrari 308 had become the face of Italian Exotica to millions of viewers of the American TV show “Magnum P.I.”. Sales … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

1989 – 1992 Dodge/Plymouth Colt: Turning Japanese


When I was in college during the late ’80s, I would hang out at the small Byers Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth dealership that was next to the campus of The Columbus College of … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

1981-1982 DeLorean DMC-12: The Future Still Looks Like the ’80s


Ask anyone to name a famous car from film or TV and the DeLorean DMC-12 is likely to be in the top 5 right up there with General Lee Charger … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

1982-1985 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe


A few years ago I wrote about the 3rd generation Firebird – not the fancy SE, Trans-Am or GTA, but the humble base car. It’s counterpart over at Chevy was … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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