Tag: 1990s

QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Asia?

<img data-attachment-id="1596208" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960.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="1996 Toyota Camry Coupe" data-image-description=" Image via Toyota. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1596208 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: 1996 Toyota Camry Coupe” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The past couple of Wednesday editions of Question of the Day […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare Ferrari 348 Zagato Elaborazione, a Mouthful From 1990

<img data-attachment-id="1672004" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227.jpg" data-orig-size="980,653" 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 Ferrari 348 TB Zagato Elaborazione" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ve19/villa-erba/lots/r0028-1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione/769563?fbclid=IwAR3LwrdkCozraKGwL42pC1tjFOZUoL_gq40Ct_P5opctAdPWzLELnWyMnWk ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672004 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1990-ferrari-348-tb-zagato-elaborazione-29-1555948227.jpg 980w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>By our count, Rare Rides has discussed Italian coach builder Zagato’s works on exactly two […]

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QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Places European?

<img data-attachment-id="1673262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg" data-orig-size="960,679" 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="2000 Audi A8l W12" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673262 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-120×85.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In a QOTD post last week, we walked down Nineties memory lane. The topics of discussion were […]

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Junkyard Find: 1995 Ford Mustang GT

<img data-attachment-id="1672848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-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="1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672848″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH […]

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QOTD: Graceful Aging of the Nineties Variety?

<img data-attachment-id="1672336" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,719" 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="1997 Buick Regal" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-450×316.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672336 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”428″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-450×316.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-768×539.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-120×84.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve talked about the Nineties in a couple of recent QOTDs, and today we’ll do it once more. This […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Big German Luxury Sedans of 1991

<img data-attachment-id="1671206" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,768" 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="1991 BMW 735i" data-image-description=" BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671206 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>They’re large, expensive, and hail from a time when the sedan was king of the luxury pyramid. German exclusivity […]

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Rare Rides: The Ultimate 8 Series BMW Is the Alpina B12 of 1992

<img data-attachment-id="1667850" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1440" 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 BMW Alpina B12" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/es19/essen/lots/r0025-1992-bmw-alpina-b12-50-coup%C3%A9/733419?fbclid=IwAR273u3yv6tt9-SRmbdc4yl22HTp5WbkPHG6cFeICtHVqrl9fr_zUSdfBs4 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667850 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/f0c7bb257312ed7bd804292dbbc3b1f66225d488-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides featured an Alpina once before: the in-house performance tuner’s take on the late-Eighties 6 Series — the […]

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QOTD: Your Least Favorite Rear-drive Nineties Ride?

<img data-attachment-id="1593002" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium.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":"1"}" data-image-title="1996 Chevrolet Impala SS" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1593002 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg” alt=”1996 Chevrolet Impala SS – Image: Chevrolet” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Last week, we accepted suggestions for our readers’ least favorite […]

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QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride?

Last week, Steph penned a QOTD where he let commenters loose on front-drive American cars made between 1980 and 2010. The ask was to pick a favorite from the wide selection; one you’d buy today as new. This week we’re going to take the opposite tack and talk about the front-drive car you like the […]

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QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever?

<img data-attachment-id="1636213" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655.jpg" data-orig-size="1276,1078" 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="1994 Ford Mustang GT coupe" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-414×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1636213 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”515″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-610×515.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-75×63.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-414×350.jpg 414w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-768×649.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655-120×101.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1994-Ford-Mustang-GT-coupe-e1533759280655.jpg 1276w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>TTAC’s Slack channel honed in on muscle cars the other day. As the discussion progressed, a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta

<img data-attachment-id="1665816" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1990-Buick-Reatta-in-California-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="1990 Buick Reatta in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1990 Buick Reatta in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1990-Buick-Reatta-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1990-Buick-Reatta-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665816″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00-1990-Buick-Reatta-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1990 Buick Reatta in California wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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’80s, Baby: Check out the Totally Rad Retro Makeovers One Artist Gave a Few of Our Faves

Recording artists Cardi B and Bruno Mars attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images for NARAS) No, it’s not #ThrowbackThursday—but we’re willing to call it #WayBackWednesday, because we’re knee-deep in nostalgia after seeing a series of artworks immortalizing some of […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 1990s?

<img data-attachment-id="1577905" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" 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="1992 Camry Wagon" data-image-description=" source: http://consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/92812081991001.jpg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1577905 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” alt=”1992 Camry Wagon” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>For the past couple of weeks, Wednesday’s QOTD posts have asked a simple question: What […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan

While I live in Denver, my family and work ties in the San Francisco Bay Area make me a regular visitor at the incredibly well-stocked self-service wrecking yards of the region between San Jose and Richmond. These yards don’t have quite the selection of Subarus and IHC Scouts that I see in the yards around […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible

The Dodge Shadow and its Plymouth Sundance sibling were among the last members of the extended Chrysler K-car family to be built, sold from the 1987 through 1994 model years and replaced by the Neon after that. Millions were sold, but these cars are all but forgotten today. Chrysler built a handful of convertible Shadows, […]

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Rare Rides: A Pristine 1997 Toyota Paseo of the Cabriolet Variety

Today’s Rare Ride is the rarest version of an already rare economy car. It’s a sporty and simple Toyota Paseo cabriolet, hailing from 1997. Toyota first offered the Paseo in 1991 as a sporty replacement for the deceased two-door Corolla. The Paseo and its more economically-minded and serious Tercel sibling rode atop the Toyota Starlet […]

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Rare Rides: The 1991 Lotus Elan, With Power by Isuzu

The Rare Rides series has featured a couple Lotus-related items before. The first was this Isuzu I-Mark RS, which was an Isuzu with some Lotus badges on it. Then came the Elite, which was a real Lotus. Today we take a look at the Elan, which mixes it up with Lotus badges and an Isuzu […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic

Jaguar XJ40s are so plentiful in U-Wrench-It yards that I don’t even notice them as I wander around searching for the elusive Suzuki Equator (no luck there, yet). In fact, none of the Jags I’ve photographed prior to today’s Junkyard Find have been XJ40s, but we’ve got a one-of-121-built super-rarity here in Denver: a genuine […]

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Rare Rides: A Custom Aston Martin V8 Shooting Brake From 1998

Ever wondered what a bespoke shooting brake might look like if its donor vehicle were a long-wheelbase convertible? Wonder no more, for today’s Rare Ride is just such a vehicle, and is also an Aston Martin. The car which would become Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage model began with the (relatively) lower performance Virage, which debuted […]

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Junkyard Find: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

Over the decades since the 1960s, the Detroit car companies have tried their best to make dollars selling their Euro-market cars in North America, with varying degrees of success. Ford did tolerably well with the Capri and Fiesta over here, then raked in little American-market income with the Merkur XR4Ti and got bombed, Dresden-style, with Merkur […]

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