Tag: 1990s

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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Junkyard Find: 1990 Volvo 240 DL Wagon with 393,888 Miles

<img data-attachment-id="1697410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/21-1990-Volvo-240-DL-wagon-in-Colorado-junkyard-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="1990 Volvo 245 in Colorado junkyard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1990 Volvo 245 in Colorado junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/21-1990-Volvo-240-DL-wagon-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/21-1990-Volvo-240-DL-wagon-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1697410″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/21-1990-Volvo-240-DL-wagon-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1990 Volvo 245 in Colorado junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin […]

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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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Junkyard Find: Furiously Modified 1995 Honda Accord Coupe

<img data-attachment-id="1696208" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/00-1995-Honda-Accord-in-Colorado-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="1995 Honda Accord in Colorado junkyard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1995 Honda Accord in Colorado junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/00-1995-Honda-Accord-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/00-1995-Honda-Accord-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696208″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/00-1995-Honda-Accord-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1995 Honda Accord in Colorado junkyard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin […]

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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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QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From Japan?

<img data-attachment-id="1539889" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1956" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Wieck","camera":"","caption":"1997 Acura 3.0CL.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"\u00a9 2005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"1997 Acura 3.0CL","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1997 Acura 3.0CL" data-image-description=" http://hondanews.com/acura-automobiles/photos?query=CL&page=1 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-610×398.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1539889 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-610×398.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”398″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-610×398.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-768×501.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/97_cl_05-120×78.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today marks the final entry in our Question of the […]

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QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1692546" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg" data-orig-size="750,500" 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="Ford Cougar" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692546 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg 750w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>On last Wednesday’s Question of the Day post, we began our examination of terrible styling on sporty cars of the 1990s. […]

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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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QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From America?

<img data-attachment-id="1615904" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456.jpg" data-orig-size="700,456" 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 Chevrolet Beretta GTU" data-image-description=" Image via GM. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-610×397.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1615904 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-610×397.jpg” alt=”Image: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta GTU” width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-610×397.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/C5909-R405-0017-700×456.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Last week, we wrapped up a trio of posts about the best sporty […]

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QOTD: Stunning Nineties Sports Car Design From Asia?

<img data-attachment-id="1690870" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1.jpg" data-orig-size="744,489" 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="1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-450×296.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-610×401.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1690870 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-610×401.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”401″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-610×401.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-450×296.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1993_Mazda_RX7JM1FD1.jpg 744w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We return to our Nineties sports car design discussion this week. Previously, we covered America and Europe; this week we end on […]

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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: The 2009 Invicta S1 Coupe – Not a Cheap Watch

<img data-attachment-id="1689730" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793.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="2009 Invicta S1" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1156128 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1689730 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/12082793.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Though this Rare Ride looks like it might’ve come from a design commissioned by a Russian businessman, it’s […]

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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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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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Rare Rides: The Original Ford SVT Lightning From 1993

<img data-attachment-id="1688762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542.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="1993 Ford SVT Lightning" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/57759864 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1688762 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is a first-generation SVT Lightning from the first year of production. Let’s find out […]

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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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Junkyard Find: 1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34

<img data-attachment-id="1687858" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1993-Chevrolet-Lumina-Z34-in-Colorado-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="1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1993-Chevrolet-Lumina-Z34-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1993-Chevrolet-Lumina-Z34-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1687858″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/00-1993-Chevrolet-Lumina-Z34-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 in Colorado wrecking yard, RH […]

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QOTD: Stunning Nineties Sports Car Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1687346" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1440" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Remi Dargegen \u00a92016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1469718129","copyright":"Remi Dargegen \u00a92016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's","focal_length":"120","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.001","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1993 Porsche 911 Turbo" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf16/london/lots/r184-1993-porsche-911-turbo-s-lightweight/384589 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687346 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7f85d3a78f308fcc04f240ba1b136aaa8e7d8767-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In last Wednesday’s QOTD post, […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Yellow 1988 TVR 350i

<img data-attachment-id="1686186" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_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="1988 TVR 350i" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/374465249938854?ref=share_attachment ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1686186 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/67156454_10219403302781062_4746009677500776448_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Somehow, Rare Rides has never covered a single TVR in the past. It was just a matter of […]

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