Tag: luxury cars

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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What Will Lincoln Look Like in 2020?

<img data-attachment-id="1671310" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/New_19Lincoln-Nautilus_03_HR-e1556039164226.jpg" data-orig-size="4547,3253" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"20","credit":"James Lipman","camera":"NIKON D5","caption":"The Lincoln Motor Company introduces the new Lincoln Nautilus, a midsize luxury SUV delivering a powerful turbocharged engine range and a suite of advanced technologies designed to give drivers greater confidence on the road.","created_timestamp":"1511381227","copyright":"","focal_length":"66","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.1","title":"2019 Lincoln Nautilus","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Lincoln Nautilus" data-image-description=" ford motor co ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/New_19Lincoln-Nautilus_03_HR-e1556039164226-450×322.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/New_19Lincoln-Nautilus_03_HR-e1556039164226-610×436.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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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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Where Your Author Makes a Quick Purchase (and a Long Trip)

<img data-attachment-id="1669362" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map.png" data-orig-size="1147,605" 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="map" data-image-description=" google ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-450×237.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669362 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png” alt width=”610″ height=”322″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-75×40.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-450×237.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-768×405.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-120×63.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map.png 1147w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>What happens when specific used car requirements combine with some old fashioned encouragement from TTAC staff? A one-way road trip […]

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Where Your Author Sells an Infiniti Quickly, Then Starts a Search

<img data-attachment-id="1665912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" 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="2009 Infiniti M35x" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665912 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Recently, I’ve shared musings about selling my old Infiniti, as well as the coupe or sedan options […]

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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 Very Brown Talbot Tagora From 1982

Today’s Rare Ride is the European luxury sedan you’ve never heard of. Plush, brown, and boxy, it’s the Talbot Tagora from 1982. The Tagora was born at a difficult time for its owner, Chrysler Europe. Chrysler’s European branch was formed in 1967 from a combination of three brands, all hailing from different countries in Europe. […]

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Where Your Author Eliminates a Couple of Coupes

In an introductory post last week, I detailed a couple of cars I was considering as a replacement to my decade-old Infiniti M. The comments (some filled with unusual anger) prodded me to add another car to the list. A week later, I can tell you that two of those former options are absolutely out […]

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Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988

The Rare Rides series is fond of Aston Martin, and has previously featured a Lagonda, Virage, and a bespoke V8 shooting brake. Today we have a look at the closest the brand ever got to making a British Mustang. It’s a V8 Volante from 1988.Aston Martin’s V8 was one of the longest-lived offerings for the […]

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Where Your Author Steps Away From Infiniti

Some heavy thoughts are weighing on my mind lately; some might even call them urges. And those urges are telling me to sell a blue Datsun sedan and get something else. Should I give in? The M35x pictured above has occupied the lone space in the garage since early November of 2013. I bought it […]

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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 1965 Brasinca Uirapuru – Say What?

Today’s Rare Ride is a very limited production coupe from Brazil that appears to be very derivative in its styling. But what if that’s not the case at all? Brasinca was a Brazilian truck manufacturer in the 1960s, building heavy duty trucks for the hauling of lumber or delivery of gasoline. It also made parts […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Classic Luxury Coupes From 1963

Today’s Buy/Drive/Burn brings three big and brawny American luxury coupes from 1963. You’ll have to burn one — no exceptions. Ford ThunderbirdBy 1963 Ford’s successful Thunderbird was in the final year of its third generation, which was the last of the model’s smooth, bullet-like styling. Available in coupe and convertible variants, the third generation Thunderbird […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: 2014 Midsize Luxury Sedan Shootout

Today’s edition of Buy/Drive/Burn was generated by a discussion over at the TTAC Slack room. The conversation turned to sporty midsize luxury sedans from 2014, and one staff member regarded one of these choices with a “meh.” Let’s see how you feel about them. BMW 528i The sixth-generation 5 Series (known as F10) debuted for […]

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Rare Rides: The Sports-Luxury 1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8

Long before the Ford-based retro throwback began showing up on dealer lots, Jaguar produced a contemporary and modern sedan called the S-type. Let’s check out a brown example, this one hailing from 1966.The roots of the original S-Type lie within its predecessor, the Mark 2 (Mk. II). As with many British automakers, under the skin […]

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And Then There Were Two: Toyota Builds Second Century GRMN

Built for current Toyota patriarch Akio Toyoda, the Century GRMN celebrates both the man and his desire to create a more emotive and performance-driven automaker. With the V12 gone, the standard Toyota Century is powered by a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V8 with a two-stage electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery. The powertrain is good for a […]

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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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A Performance-spec G70 for the Genesis Brand?

As bargain luxury brands go, Genesis Motors is aiming high — seemingly fixated on taking down its German competitors at a fraction of the price. However, while Genesis is capable of rumbling with its rivals’ base models with total confidence, it doesn’t have the hardware necessary to bash in the heads of most models wearing AMG […]

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