Tag: Imports

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: 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 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 Microscopic American Motors Metropolitan From 1962

<img data-attachment-id="1666386" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938.png" data-orig-size="1280,832" 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="1962 Nash Metropolitan" data-image-description=" https://www.conquestclassiccars.com/1962-Nash-Metropolitan/Used-ClassicCar/Greeley-CO/12292829/Details.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1hdsxbrVBPi09OF78hR-Yahx2ovv7PBxALBGDCwZUTwnsgvCSD1O8llZY ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-450×293.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-610×397.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666386 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-610×397.png” alt width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-610×397.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-75×49.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-450×293.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-768×499.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938-120×78.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/636869545777521994-e1553232534938.png 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Recently, we featured a grandiose convertible Hudson once owned by actor and car enthusiast Steve McQueen. Today’s Rare Ride […]

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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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Don’t Think We Won’t Fire Back, EU Warns U.S. After White House Receives Key Auto Import Report

The showdown between the European Union and United States over auto tariffs reminds this viewer of Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West, and with good reason. Both players appear ready to reach for their Colt Single Action Army in a bid to do maximum damage to the other. […]

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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: A 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, Styled Like a BMW

Which sedan has the looks of a BMW, but without all the tedious reliability that comes standard from the Bavarian offering? Why, it’s the Alfa Romeo Alfetta, from 1979.Launched in 1972, Alfetta was the midsize sedan offering in Alfa Romeo’s lineup, designed to replace the old 1750 and 2000 sedans. The new offering drew its […]

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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: Three-row, V8 Family SUVs for 2019

The Buy/Drive/Burn series tackled big SUVs in the past, but those were of a distinctly luxurious flavor, costing over $85,000. Today we take a look at three other SUVs, but this time they’re closer to the $50,000 price point. All are from standard, non-luxury brands, have V8 engines, and boast body-on-frame construction. Let’s sort them out. […]

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Rare Rides: A Base Model Nissan Sentra Wagon From 1982

What’s Datsun, Nissan, and Sunny all over? It’s this pristine Nissan Sentra wagon, hailing from 1982. The Sunny line started back in 1966 as a compact car which touted fuel efficiency and economical motoring as its most important qualities. Intended as a competitor to the Toyota Corolla, it was introduced the very same year. A […]

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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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Buy/Drive/Burn: Japanese Coupe Action in 1986

Sporty styling, flip-up headlamps, and promises of performance. These three had it all in the mid-80s, but which one goes home with the Buy? Let’s find out. Today’s trio came about from a discussion on the Isuzu Impluse Rare Rides post the other day. Commenter MRF 95 T-Bird is way into Eighties Japanese coupes, not […]

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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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Buy/Drive/Burn: Big Ticket Convertible Time In 2009

Last time on Buy/Drive/Burn, we perused three rear-drive, metal folding roof convertibles from 2010. But some of you seemed less than pleased with the convertible trio. Sad! Keeping this in mind, today’s Buy/Drive/Burn ups the ante with three more convertibles, each costing over $90,000. Today’s convertibles sport luxury makes, rear-drive, and large engines to match […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Luxury Convertibles From 2010

Three luxurious convertibles of six-cylinder and rear-drive persuasion. Which one is worth over 40,000 of your hard-earned dollars? Infiniti G37 Infiniti followed up its very popular third-generation G sedan and coupe with a fourth version in 2007. The car was larger, the engine was larger, and new corporate styling modernized its appearance over the old […]

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Rare Rides: A Tiny and Stylish Saab 99 From 1973

Saab was always a fan of the number nine, and it proved its dedication to the special digit by using two nines for their pre-900 era compact executive car. Let’s take a look at a little blue Saab 99. In the early Sixties, executives at Saab headquarters were desirous of a larger car to extend […]

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