Tag: american cars

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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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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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: The Very Luxurious 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk

<img data-attachment-id="1686154" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std.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":"0"}" data-image-title="1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/af19/auburn-fall/lots/r0139-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk/795359?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=AF19&fbclid=IwAR2r1FJwy7YGG6qKQZlMuxF2zSkZQw4Sa8AtdVrF4fK9UIMpq49NfrY9730 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1686154 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/17227408-1958-studebaker-golden-hawk-std.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured a couple of Studebaker offerings in the past, both of which were family-hauling […]

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Rare Rides: The 1996 Vector M12, an Elusive Supercar (Part II)

<img data-attachment-id="1684492" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126.png" data-orig-size="1085,821" 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 Vector M12" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0058-1996-vector-m12/779028?fbclid=IwAR0a7S95dEohkUiloI-26xV1Aqz74m9PbnXeArPEIPSjD1E-ZPhIiXGqCJ8 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-450×341.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-610×462.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684492 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-610×462.png” alt width=”610″ height=”462″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-610×462.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-75×57.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-450×341.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-768×581.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126-120×91.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm126.png 1085w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today is the second portion of the Vector story, which we began in our most recent Rare Rides […]

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Rare Rides: The 1996 Vector M12, an Elusive Supercar (Part I)

<img data-attachment-id="1684500" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121.png" data-orig-size="1079,823" 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 Vector M12" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0058-1996-vector-m12/779028?fbclid=IwAR0a7S95dEohkUiloI-26xV1Aqz74m9PbnXeArPEIPSjD1E-ZPhIiXGqCJ8 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-450×343.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-610×465.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684500 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-610×465.png” alt width=”610″ height=”465″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-610×465.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-75×57.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-450×343.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-768×586.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121-120×92.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/vm121.png 1079w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Which elite-class supercar features the marker lights from a Miata, rear lamps from a Cavalier, and the steering […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From America?

<img data-attachment-id="1680152" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg" data-orig-size="950,489" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition" data-image-description=" Jeep ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680152 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”314″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-768×395.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-120×62.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg 950w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We spent the last three Wednesday editions of Question of the Day discussing the […]

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

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

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QOTD: Trucking Great Nineties Design in America?

<img data-attachment-id="1677300" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307.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="1994 Ford Bronco NITE" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677300 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed 1990s car design on Wednesday’s Question of the Day entry. […]

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Rare Rides: A Pristine 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon, Shift-It-Yourself Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1676440" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572.jpg" data-orig-size="801,572" 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 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon" data-image-description=" http://smclassiccars.com/oldsmobile/251270-ultra-rare-5-speed-survivor-1978-oldsmobile-cutlass-salon-34k-miles.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-610×436.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676440 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-610×436.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”436″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-610×436.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-768×548.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572-120×86.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/78-cutlass-salon-silver010-801×572.jpg 801w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Hearing the Cutlass name inspires visions of 442, of color-key rally wheels, or perhaps thoughts of tacky […]

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QOTD: Terribly Aged Americans of the Nineties?

<img data-attachment-id="1674868" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,680" 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 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674868 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The past three Wednesday editions of our Question of the Day post centered around the most […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: 2019 American Sports Cars, Ace of Base Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1674552" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl.png" data-orig-size="925,453" 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="2019 Dodge Challenger" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-450×220.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674552 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png” alt width=”610″ height=”299″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-75×37.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-450×220.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-768×376.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-120×59.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl.png 925w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Buy/Drive/Burn returns this week with three American sports cars in their most basic, purest form. The Big Three […]

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