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Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

<img data-attachment-id="1667758" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg" data-orig-size="500,375" 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 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C971707?fbclid=IwAR1w__bHod_2LeaGu2SI7mULcloVMi6jtAjlxJI_Pl5-CFRAd5J-OD7gWQg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667758″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” alt width=”550″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg 500w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px”>The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied […]

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Rare Rides: This 1987 Fiat Is Ritmo, Abarth, 130, and TC

<img data-attachment-id="1667832" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,805" 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 Fiat Ritmo 130 Abarth" data-image-description=" https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/cto/d/west-new-york-1987-fiat-ritmo-130tc/6831314407.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667832 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”409″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-450×302.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-768×515.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride wears a lot of different badges. The most important ones are Fiat, Ritmo, […]

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Rare Rides: Patrol the Desert in This 1989 Nissan Safari

<img data-attachment-id="1667804" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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 Nissan Safari" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Nissan-Safari-4WD-DIesel-Limited-Slip-Diff-/113701916311?oid=113664934284 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667804 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-9.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Patrol has forever been Nissan’s answer to the Toyota Land Cruiser, as both brands compete for rough […]

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Rare Rides: The Paseo-adjacent 1991 Toyota Sera

<img data-attachment-id="1667792" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727.jpg" data-orig-size="618,460" 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 Toyota Sera" data-image-description=" https://www.duncanimports.com/used/Toyota/1991-Toyota-Sera-8eff81900a0e08bb4ed3428128aa110d.htm ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-450×335.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667792 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”454″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-610×454.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-450×335.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727-120×89.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/12869261-1991-toyota-sera-srcset-xl-e1554918431727.jpg 618w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Only one car combines cheap and cheerful motoring with economical driving and butterfly doors. Fittingly, its Tercel and Paseo siblings […]

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Rare Rides: A Beige Plymouth Champ – American Malaise From 1980

<img data-attachment-id="1667868" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="900,900" 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="1980 Plymouth Champ" data-image-description=" https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1980-plymouth-champ-rare/6852999373.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-350×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667868 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”610″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-75×75.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-350×350.jpg 350w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-768×768.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-120×120.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900.jpg 900w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured a couple of Plymouths before, both of which were sporty and boasted two doors. Today’s Plymouth […]

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Rare Rides: A 1977 Datsun F-10 – It’s Sporty Beige Wagon Time

<img data-attachment-id="1667780" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,683" 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 Datsun F-10" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/233176860188?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667780 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-1-1.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Rare Rides series has featured just two magnificent Datsuns in prior entries. The first was a 720 […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Tiny Toyota 800 Sports Coupe From 1968

<img data-attachment-id="1666398" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1968 Toyota 800" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303072128648?fbclid=IwAR2X-PGy2gIjPSTdFUiYh94w88M-fsQpDEFylK9zwIrEkbiqdmkbzQY7SLE ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666398 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>What coupe is 140 inches long, bright red, and was never sold in North America? It’s this Toyota […]

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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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Rare Rides: Hop in a 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon

<img data-attachment-id="1666410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1124,749" 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="1955 Studebaker Conestoga" data-image-description=" https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/la-jolla-rare-1955-studebaker-conestoga/6826181049.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00s0s_aSKgfwEX3wE_1200x900.jpg 1124w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is a peachy two-door wagon from a company in South Bend, Indiana that would cease […]

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Rare Rides: The 1993 Toyota Caldina Wagon, Featuring Four-wheel Drive and Five Sunroofs

It may look like someone blended together the wagon versions of the Toyota Corolla and the Subaru Legacy, but today’s Rare Ride is something rarely (or never) seen on North American shores. Presenting the 1993 Toyota Caldina, with Sky Canopy. The Toyota Caldina was born of a need to simplify product offerings. Prior to 1992, […]

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Rare Rides: The 1989 Nissan S-Cargo – It’s Van Time

Today Rare Rides takes a look at another one of Nissan’s special Pike cars from the turn of the Nineties. This tiny van is definitely the oddball of the Pike family. It’s an S-Cargo, from 1989. The first Pike car we featured was the Pao, a clamshell hatchback that borrowed styling cues from European cars […]

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Rare Rides: A Hudson Commodore Brougham From 1950, Complete With Celebrity Ownership

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a time when American cars were glamorous — and often painted pink and bright green. It was a time when Brougham meant real luxury, and not just a vinyl roof accompanied by the faint glow of an opera lamp. Even with a tame white and brown color scheme, today’s convertible […]

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Rare Rides: A 2003 Mazda Roadster Coupe That’s Not for Americans

Mazda has always been fond of making special edition trims of the MX-5 Miata. In 2003, the engineers in Hiroshima decided to put together something a bit more unique than the usual colored trim/new wheel design combo. Presenting the 2003 Roadster Coupe. Mazda’s original Miata (NA) debuted to critical and customer acclaim for the 1990 […]

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Rare Rides: A Georgia-made Coupe From 2001 – the Panoz Esperante

What luxury sports car combines a multitude of components from other manufacturers with a custom-fabricated body all its own? It’s the Panoz Esperante, naturally.Your author has always put the Esperante in a class with the Qvale Mangusta, which was featured on a previous edition of Rare Rides. In the early 2000s, start-up manufacturers made custom, […]

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Rare Rides: The Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG of 1986

What happens when a tuning company takes an already luxurious coupe and adds more of everything? The answer is this Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG from 1986. The now-legendary W126 sedan debuted in late 1979, a successor to the company’s flagship W116 platform. A year later, the S-Class range expanded to include a hardtop coupe. Unlike its sedan […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977

A fourth-generation Nissan 200SX surfaced previously in an edition of Buy/Drive/Burn, where its squared-off good looks went up against two other Japanese coupes from 1986. Today, we step back two generations and have a look at an 200SX from the Seventies. Maybe you can figure out if Datsun achieved what it was aiming for with […]

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Rare Rides: The 1987 Nissan Be-1 – a Little Retro Ride

Today’s Rare Ride is a Nissan Be-1 from 1987. As the first of four Pike cars, it set the stage for the upcoming Pike cars and commanded immediate attention from consumers. Come along as we check out this hatchback cheerful economy car. We’ve seen one of the Be-1’s brethren previously — when we learned about the industrial […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Super Expensive Convertibles From 2001

The Buy/Drive/Burn series has been all about convertibles lately. We started with some $40,000 luxury entries from 2010, then upped the dollar figure with three more from 2009 that asked over $90,000 for the pleasure of their company. Today we step back in time to the year 2001, and spend even more money. The cheapest drop-top […]

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Rare Rides: Take Note of a 1960 Opel Rekord

Long before Opel became a donor for the badge-engineered Cadillac Catera and Buick Regal, the then GM-owned company shifted its own cars on North American soil. Today’s Rare Ride is a very early example of such a North American offering: It’s a two-door Rekord sedan from 1960. The first Opels arrived on North American shores […]

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Rare Rides: Control Yourself With the 1985 Isuzu Impulse

Today’s Rare Ride has brown paint, a tweedy tan interior, and super rad 1980s Italian design. Think you can control your Impulses? Okay, no more puns. Known elsewhere as the Piazza, Isuzu’s new rear-drive coupe debuted as the Impulse in North America for 1983. Impulse was a direct replacement for the Giugiaro-designed luxury 117 Coupe, […]

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