Tag: Malaise Era

Junkyard Find: 1981 Ford Escort L Liftback Coupe

<img data-attachment-id="1682578" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1981-Ford-Escort-coupe-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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="1981 Ford Escort in Colorado junkyard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1981 Ford Escort in Colorado junkyard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1981-Ford-Escort-coupe-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1981-Ford-Escort-coupe-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682578″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1981-Ford-Escort-coupe-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1981 Ford Escort in Colorado junkyard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin […]

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Rare Rides: The 1981 AMC Concord Keeps it on the D/L

<img data-attachment-id="1677038" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.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="1981 AMC Concord" data-image-description=" https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1981-amc-concord-dl/6892673550.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677038 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Vehicles from plucky AMC are always welcome here at Rare Rides. Thus far, the series has featured a […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Ace of Base A-Bodies From 1979

<img data-attachment-id="1676796" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036.jpg" data-orig-size="2100,1500" 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="1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupe" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676796 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”436″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-610×436.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-768×549.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/C2801-0036-120×86.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>After our most recent Rare Rides post, your author perused The Big List of BDB Ideas and discovered […]

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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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Rare Rides: The 1979 Ford Pinto European Sports Sedan Is None of Those Things

<img data-attachment-id="1676274" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,497" 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="1979 Ford Pinto ESS" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Ford-Other-ESS-/333185774222?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-450×218.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676274 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”296″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-610×296.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-75×36.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-450×218.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-768×373.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600-120×58.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s-l1600.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In an interesting case of historical marketing, this very yellow Rare Ride seems to have adjectives applied […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Mercury Zephyr Z-7

<img data-attachment-id="1676008" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1978-Mercury-Zephyr-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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 Mercury Zephyr Z7 in California wrecking yard, RH view" data-image-description=" 1978 Mercury Zephyr Z7 in California wrecking yard, RH view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1978-Mercury-Zephyr-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1978-Mercury-Zephyr-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676008″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1978-Mercury-Zephyr-in-California-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1978 Mercury Zephyr Z7 in California wrecking yard, RH view – […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

<img data-attachment-id="1674592" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-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="1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674592″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Plymouth Horizon

<img data-attachment-id="1673200" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1980-Plymouth-Horizon-in-Colorado-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="1980 Plymouth Horizon in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1980 Plymouth Horizon in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1980-Plymouth-Horizon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1980-Plymouth-Horizon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673200″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1980-Plymouth-Horizon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1980 Plymouth Horizon in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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