Tag: 1980s

QOTD: The Right Stuff at the Right Time?

In our question of the day post last Wednesday, we asked you to submit the vehicles that left you wondering what the manufacturers behind them were thinking. Today, we’ll take the opposite tack and focus our attention on the automotive products which came along at exactly the right time. My selection today was an example […]

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Rare Rides: The 1988 Merkur Scorpio, a Luxury Liftback for Nobody

<img data-attachment-id="1697448" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1.jpg" data-orig-size="640,480" 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 Merkur Scorpio" data-image-description=" http://classiccardb.com/other-makes/121926-rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1697448 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/rare-merkur-scorpio-low-low-miles-1.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides broached the subject of Merkur in the past with a very clean XR4Ti. Today we have a look […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Early Eighties Converted Convertibles From Japan

<img data-attachment-id="1696968" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,720" 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="Toyota Celica Convertible" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696968 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Think back to the Eighties, that optimistic decade when automakers hired aftermarket companies to create convertible versions of […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

<img data-attachment-id="1696174" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg" data-orig-size="533,400" 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 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS" data-image-description=" https://www.lamborghinihouston.com/used-Houston-1981-Porsche-924+Carrera+GTR-1+of+17-0WP0ZZZ932BS72010?fbclid=IwAR2zAJL94cjg02i_X3bn_lMMQJmyfa0hc38ScARO11-ZPjdBkJTJUkGEPyQ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696174″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg” alt width=”590″ height=”443″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg 533w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 590px) 100vw, 590px”> TTAC’s own Sajeev Mehta gets the credit for discovering today’s Rare Ride. It’s the most special version of the Porsche 924, […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Special 1978 Buick Riviera 75th Anniversary Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1696196" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1066" 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="1978 Buick Riviera Anniversary Edition" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Buick-Riviera-Anniversary/133220481994?hash=item1f048f3bca%3Ag%3AXbkAAOSwCRhdt1K1&vxp=mtr&fbclid=IwAR2Hrq0fHfSL1qgxwcGVXSAKsuDu4sAMG_DF9LjrLG5l2gAxc276MgVSo54 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696196 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Riviera. The mere mention of the name brings to mind visions of luxury. Perhaps of a […]

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Rare Rides: The Lancia Beta HPE, a Reliable Shooting Brake Dream From 1977

<img data-attachment-id="1693340" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg" data-orig-size="600,450" 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="1977 Lancia Beta HPE" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498009510763566/?refid=7&_ft_=qid.6748902418945922632%3Amf_story_key.-9218407812069486187%3Agroup_id.451664711701419%3Atop_level_post_id.1203639539837262%3Acontent_owner_id_new.1839467735%3Aoriginal_content_id.2262614557169994%3Aoriginal_content_owner_id.1151514629%3Asrc.22%3Aphoto_id.10219595267929561%3Astory_location.5%3Astory_attachment_style.native_templates%3Aview_time.1571351294%3Afilter.h_nor&__tn__=*s-R ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693340 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg” alt width=”600″ height=”450″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg 600w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px”> Imagine you desire the sporting characteristics of a coupe, with the practicality of something larger like a sedan. Now imagine […]

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Rare Rides: A Lancia Delta HF Integrale From 1990 (Part II)

<img data-attachment-id="1693874" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" 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 Lancia Delta HF Integralie" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lancia/delta/2118311.html?fbclid=IwAR37Ww3UcKRjMQ2etu3GNKcrNpogyiyj4qilLuNUeQM7xYFRAH2K-aBdBSo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693874 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We began our story of the Lancia Delta with its conception and birth. Taking its place […]

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Rare Rides: A Lancia Delta HF Integrale From 1990 (Part I)

<img data-attachment-id="1693896" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" 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 Lancia Delta HF Integralie" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lancia/delta/2118311.html?fbclid=IwAR37Ww3UcKRjMQ2etu3GNKcrNpogyiyj4qilLuNUeQM7xYFRAH2K-aBdBSo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693896 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Lancia is one of the company’s final unique product offerings. In the finest tradition of creating a […]

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Rare Rides: A Ford Probe From 1991 – the Mustang Replacement

<img data-attachment-id="1692240" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900.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="1991 Ford Probe" data-image-description=" https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/d/phoenix-ford-probe-lx-v6-low-77k-miles/6996383878.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692240 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/01515_860zyNGDEXm_1200x900.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Probe is a significant name in the history of Rare Rides, as the series started off in early […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Chevrolet Chevette

<img data-attachment-id="1691190" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1981-Chevrolet-Chevette-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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 Chevrolet Chevette in Denver wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1981 Chevrolet Chevette in Denver wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1981-Chevrolet-Chevette-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1981-Chevrolet-Chevette-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1691190″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1981-Chevrolet-Chevette-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1981 Chevrolet Chevette in Denver wrecking yard, RH front view – […]

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Rare Rides: A 1987 Dodge Raider, Lil’ Red Montero Sibling

<img data-attachment-id="1692000" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1.jpg" data-orig-size="2500,1666" 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 Dodge Raider" data-image-description=" https://www.victorymotorsofcolorado.com/inventory/1987-dodge-raider-4×4/30975 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692000 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/53_HQ_VT_YNWPBFYDUPWER4-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Today’s Rare Ride is the rarely seen Dodge version of Mitsubishi’s most famous off-road SUV. It’s a Raider, from […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser International Series

<img data-attachment-id="1691122" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Cutlass-Cruiser-in-North-Dakota-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser wagon in North Dakota junkyard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser wagon in North Dakota junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Cutlass-Cruiser-in-North-Dakota-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Cutlass-Cruiser-in-North-Dakota-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1691122″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Cutlass-Cruiser-in-North-Dakota-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser wagon in North […]

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Rare Rides: The Original Audi 5000 From 1980

<img data-attachment-id="1690588" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n.jpg" data-orig-size="960,640" 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="1980 Audi 5000" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/groups/262402381232809?view=permalink&id=535189163954128 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1690588 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Before Audi revolutionized rallying and four-wheel drive cars with the Ur-Quattro circa 1980, the company made front-drive vehicles […]

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Rare Rides: A 240SX From 1992, Where Stock Is Wonderful

<img data-attachment-id="1685512" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261.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="1992 Nissan 240SX" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/56339027 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685512 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1448563261.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Along the winding road of automotive history, certain vehicles become targets for the sort of owners who want […]

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Rare Rides: An Original 1988 Toyota MR2 – the Supercharged One

<img data-attachment-id="1685500" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="940,625" 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 Toyota MR2" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/toyota/mr2/2279311.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685500 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67079822-770-0@2X.jpg 940w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The mid-engine MR2 started out strong in the Eighties, but ended its life in the new century with […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Van, Santa Cruz Music Video Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1689630" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1985-Toyota-Van-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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 Toyota Van in California junkyard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1985 Toyota Van in California junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1985-Toyota-Van-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1985-Toyota-Van-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689630″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1985-Toyota-Van-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1985 Toyota Van in California junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin […]

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Rare Rides: The 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma – Excellent Parts Availability Guaranteed

<img data-attachment-id="1689148" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_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="1989 Mitsubishi Sigma" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/488633418536403/ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1689148 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/70452878_10214224797315722_6835408320933658624_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Luxury, elegance, Mitsubishi: Three words that sound just right in a singular sentence. Similarly, one sedan expresses all three of […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: The $13,000 Sporty Car Question of 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1437121" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" 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="1987 Shelby CSX (P)" data-image-description=" Image: Shelby Automobiles ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1437121 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg” alt=”1987 Shelby CSX (P), Image: Shelby Automobiles” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In the recent Shelby CSX Rare Rides entry, long-term […]

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Rare Rides: A Bristol Beaufort – Timeless Beauty From 1984

<img data-attachment-id="1683756" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1800,1195" 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="1984 Bristol Beaufort" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1090977?fbclid=IwAR3EWFn31rz3vl-XEwVngfU83-oHTsQvJNiog1e__4qbZR5IFUfxUMIWGRQ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683756 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is the very first Bristol featured in this series. Hand-crafted in a shed somewhere in England, Bristol […]

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Rare Rides: The 1987 Shelby CSX, Not a Dodge

<img data-attachment-id="1683730" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264.jpg" data-orig-size="717,511" 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 Shelby CSX" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/243572956525851/ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-610×435.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683730 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-610×435.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”435″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-610×435.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264-120×86.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67541999_10220388522571074_2826608794581073920_n-e1565052123264.jpg 717w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Rare Rides previously featured two vehicles that resulted from racing legend Carroll Shelby’s association with Chrysler in the Eighties. […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Floaty American Luxury Sedans From 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1687910" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1536" 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="88 Lincoln Continental" data-image-description=" Lincoln ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687910 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In the late Eighties, American auto manufacturers still sold large, traditional luxury sedans in decent numbers. Their aging sedan […]

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Rare Rides: A Pristine AMC Pacer Wagon From 1978

<img data-attachment-id="1687116" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_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="1978 AMC Pacer" data-image-description=" https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/laguna-beach-1978-amc-pacer-dl-wagon/6963650038.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687116 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00u0u_ehIqiciwRgc_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Our most recent late-Seventies Rare Ride from AMC was a delightfully brougham Matador Barcelona from 1978. Today’s Rare […]

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Rare Rides: The 1977 TVR 2500M – Regulatory Mishaps (Part II)

<img data-attachment-id="1687124" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X.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="1977 TVR 2500M" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/tvr/2500m/2297214.html#&gid=1&pid=10 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687124 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/67666171-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In Part I of the TVR M Series story, we covered the new model range TVR developed based […]

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