Tag: 1970s

Buy/Drive/Burn: Full-size Van Time in 1990

<img data-attachment-id="1671952" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1989 Chevy Beauville Quigley 4×4" data-image-description=" https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/eugene-89-chev-quigley-4×4-beauville/6877047150.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671952 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00x0x_6aOB9tu8PBR_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The year is 1990, and you live in Utah or someplace similar and find yourself with […]

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Rare Rides: A 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV 6 – Black and Tan

<img data-attachment-id="1685320" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265.jpg" data-orig-size="800,536" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1986 Alfa Romeo GTV 6" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/56958713 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685320 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”409″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-450×302.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-768×515.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured Alfa Romeos from the Seventies (including this car’s sibling) and the Nineties, […]

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Rare Rides: A Citroën Van From 1972 Says HY

<img data-attachment-id="1682204" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1972 Citroen HY" data-image-description=" https://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/d/arlington-1972-citroen-hy-van/6932440966.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682204 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00X0X_ekmZSvKTELH_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve lately had some fun Citroën times here at Rare Rides, with the most recent entry being a custom-built […]

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QOTD: Alternative History of Missed Automotive Opportunities?

<img data-attachment-id="1628464" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Acura Legend Coupe" data-image-description=" Acura ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1628464 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1988-acura-legend-coupe-wallpapers-hd-images-wsupercars-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Today marks the first entry into a two-part Question of the Day series where we’ll step back in […]

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Rare Rides: A Micro Machine, the Off-roading 1967 Ferves Ranger

<img data-attachment-id="1682318" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480.jpg" data-orig-size="640,360" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1967 Ferves Ranger" data-image-description=" https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/ferrari-others-ferves-ranger-ferrari-veicoli-speciali-gasoline-orange-d2179482-dc01-6a19-e053-e250040a12c4?cldtidx=6&fbclid=IwAR37lR6vnqdHV3vIIyNg6PImpSBr-2YslEFRuces-yEwEIZ8TfHz-17zo48 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682318 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/640×480.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ever wanted a microscopic multipurpose off-road car that’s not much larger than a lawnmower? Well have we got a […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Special 1979 Saab 900

<img data-attachment-id="1681032" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1979 Saab 900" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/55796348 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681032 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Portland seems to be a relative hot spot for old, well-maintained Saabs, and Rare Rides covered this […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Rare 1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT, Barracuda Lite?

<img data-attachment-id="1680364" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT" data-image-description=" https://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/d/asheboro-1969-sunbeam-alpine-gt/6907178824.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680364 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00T0T_aH7zsBKbfKT_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Earlier this year, we took a look at the unique fastback style worn by the original Plymouth […]

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Rare Rides: The 1985 MG Metro 6R4, a BL Rally Car Experiment

<img data-attachment-id="1680378" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5.jpg" data-orig-size="900,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1985 MG Metro 6R4" data-image-description=" https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2019-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-sale-2019/silverstone-classic-sale-saturday-27th-sunday-28th-july-2019/2pm-saturday-27th-july-2019-classic-cars-competition-cars/1985-mg-metro-6r4?fbclid=IwAR0zJmU_mcgkUVnTfdeGUw8KFkE2vIRK5RffXb-bw8C9DbWFqVC_TBNx3Xk ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680378 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5.jpg 900w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ever wanted a rally car from 1985 which is brand new and pieced together from an […]

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Rare Rides: The 1982 Plymouth TC3, Sporty Liftback Time

<img data-attachment-id="1680354" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1982 Plymouth Horizon TC3" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Plymouth-Horizon-TC3-Miser-/223560723453?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680354 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Today’s Rare Ride is the much sportier (but mostly the same) liftback version of the Horizon […]

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Rare Rides: A Suzuki SC100, Delightfully Tiny

<img data-attachment-id="1679804" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n.jpg" data-orig-size="960,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Suzuki SC100" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/groups/451664711701419/permalink/1097696977098186/?sale_post_id=1097696977098186 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1679804 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/61273752_10157013189922347_4664991656401960960_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Rear-engine, rear-drive cars are few and far between, limited mostly to excellent things like the Porsche 911, and […]

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Rare Rides: Ultimate Americana via the 1970 AMC Rebel, The Machine

<img data-attachment-id="1679818" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,583" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1970 AMC Rebel The Machine" data-image-description=" https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/rosenberg-1970-amc-rebel-the-machine/6916864561.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-450×219.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-610×296.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1679818 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-610×296.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”296″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-610×296.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-75×36.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-450×219.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-768×373.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900-120×58.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00J0J_cf1e9oIxIyc_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Independence Day nearly upon us, it seems fitting that Rare Rides take a look […]

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Rare Rides: A 1990 UMM Alter II, Lots of Lime

<img data-attachment-id="1678772" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1067" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1990 UMM Altar II" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-UMM-ALTER-II-TURBO-DIESEL-LAND-CRUISER-DEFENDER-UNIMOG-1-of-3-/173915753826?oid=392283000722 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678772 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> What would you call a car designed in France out of parts from a Jeep, then […]

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Rare Rides: A 1974 Toyota Corona 2000 GT

<img data-attachment-id="1677858" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="640,429" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1974 Toyota Corona 2000 GT" data-image-description=" https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ctd/d/shingle-springs-1974-toyota-corona-2000/6899592985.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-610×409.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677858 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-610×409.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”409″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-610×409.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-450×302.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00b0b_eFzqCg2EObj_1200x900.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Today’s Rare Ride is a case of forbidden fruit. Though North American consumers could buy something similar, this […]

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Rare Rides: The 1986 Ford Escort EXP, for Driving Enjoyment

<img data-attachment-id="1677832" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1987 Ford Escort EXP" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/183844613272?ul_noapp=true&fbclid=IwAR2k4_BU9NaWHzavUUzvOvaFdB1dmZSlZghE4xKYM6KyoTHc_iFasxbNSBc ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677832 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-6.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Rare Rides featured an EXP once before, in the form of a tidy first-generation example painted […]

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Junkyard Find: 1972 Chevrolet Vega hatchback coupe

<img data-attachment-id="1677740" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1972-Chevrolet-Vega-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1972 Chevrolet Vega in Phoenix wrecking yard" data-image-description=" 1972 Chevrolet Vega in Phoenix wrecking yard, RH rear view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1972-Chevrolet-Vega-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1972-Chevrolet-Vega-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677740″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1972-Chevrolet-Vega-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1972 Chevrolet Vega in Phoenix wrecking yard, RH rear view – ©2019 Murilee Martin […]

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Rare Rides: This Midas Gold From 1998 Is Grey

<img data-attachment-id="1677018" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1998 Midas Gold" data-image-description=" 1998 MIDAS GOLD ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677018 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Every once in a while, a car surfaces from the vast internet that truly deserves the title of […]

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Rare Rides: A Gigantic 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car Williamsburg Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1677024" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,684" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"Martin Yannollou","camera":"NIKON D750","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1554292508","copyright":"www.martinpetersphotography.co.uk","focal_length":"24","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.0008","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car Williamsburg Edition" data-image-description=" 1979 Lincoln Continental “Williamsburgh” Limited edition ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677024 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_0722-1024×684.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The end of the Seventies was a […]

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Rare Rides: The 1981 AMC Concord Keeps it on the D/L

<img data-attachment-id="1677038" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 AMC Concord" data-image-description=" https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1981-amc-concord-dl/6892673550.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677038 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Vehicles from plucky AMC are always welcome here at Rare Rides. Thus far, the series has featured a […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Ace of Base A-Bodies From 1979

<img data-attachment-id="1676796" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036.jpg" data-orig-size="2100,1500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupe" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676796 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”436″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-768×549.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-120×86.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>After our most recent Rare Rides post, your author perused The Big List of BDB Ideas and discovered […]

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Rare Rides: The 1979 Ford Pinto European Sports Sedan Is None of Those Things

<img data-attachment-id="1676274" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,497" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1979 Ford Pinto ESS" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Ford-Other-ESS-/333185774222?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-450×218.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676274 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”296″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-75×36.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-450×218.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-768×373.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-120×58.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In an interesting case of historical marketing, this very yellow Rare Ride seems to have adjectives applied […]

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