Watch Six Cars Drive Into A 1974 Saab..Kind Of

The fact Saab never did anything in a conventional manner is just one of the many reasons we're going to miss the recently deceased car brand. As you can see from this 1974 commercial, Saab's quirky take on making cars extended even into their advertising. » 3/31/12 4:00pm 3/31/12 4:00pm

1974 Mercury Cougar vs 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass: Two slow luxury cars…

In 1974 the Mercury Cougar and the Oldsmobile Cutlass were two strong contenders in the midsized luxury class. As this vintage Car and Track comparison shows, what these two cars lacked in performance they made up for with nice interiors and semi-acceptable handling. » 4/16/11 9:00am 4/16/11 9:00am

1974 Cadillac is a Long Drive for Arnold Palmer

Tennis isn't the only thing golf great and drink namesake Arnold Palmer seems a little uncomfortable doing in this vintage Cadillac advertisement. Palmer doesn't look much better "enthusiastically" selling the 1974 Cadillac to potential buyers. » 1/29/11 9:00am 1/29/11 9:00am

If You're Getting Divorced From The Big Car Class, It's Doubtful You'll…

Before we North Americans called it a Passat, even before we called it a Quantum, the Dasher was one of the first water-cooled Volkswagens ever seen on these shores. Let's watch another vintage Car & Track review! » 8/14/10 3:00pm 8/14/10 3:00pm

First-Year Mustang II Can't Hang On Until It Gets Collectible, Heading…

Reviled as it may be nowadays, the '74 Mustang II sold very well; about 386,000 of the Pinto-derived Mustang rolled off the showroom floors that year, nearly triple the number of '73s that Ford managed to move. » 8/01/10 3:00pm 8/01/10 3:00pm

Or You Could Drive The Spirit Of America '74 Vega

Taking a more literal interpretation of the slogan "these colors don't run," the 1974 Spirit of America Chevrolet Vega made up in patriotism what it lacked in build quality. » 7/04/10 4:20pm 7/04/10 4:20pm

1974 Plymouth Gold Duster

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I'd planned to post this during my Alameda visit last weekend, but... Server Hamsters refused. » 7/03/10 9:00am 7/03/10 9:00am

1974 Volkswagen Thing

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I've found quite a few interesting cars while making runs to Pagano's Hardware. » 5/08/10 9:00am 5/08/10 9:00am

Could This Be The Greatest Terrible Car Ever Made?

It's big, it boasts a body designed by the Italian design house responsible for the Maserati 5000 GT and Alpine A106, and it packed Buick V8 power under its vast hood. And, uh, mumble mumble Lucas Electrics mumble mumble. » 4/03/10 2:00pm 4/03/10 2:00pm

'74 Buick Apollo Isn't A Nova, Crusher Doesn't Care

Malaise Novas have become pretty rare, and the badge-engineered Buick version has nearly disappeared from the earth. Here's one I found at a local self-service wrecking yard. » 1/17/10 11:00am 1/17/10 11:00am

Malaise Era Jaguar XJ12L Down On The Denver Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Look what lives near the W108 and the Land Rover Station Wagon! » 12/19/09 4:00pm 12/19/09 4:00pm

PCH, Italian Coupe For About A Grand Edition: Lancia Beta or Alfa Romeo…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! You don't need to be a millionaire to own a classic Italian machine. A thousandaire has enough cash! » 11/14/09 11:59pm 11/14/09 11:59pm

1974 Ford Capri

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Is this a Mercury or a Ford? » 10/10/09 9:00am 10/10/09 9:00am

1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. 1970s Benzes are quite common on the island, but not W114 coupes! » 9/05/09 9:00am 9/05/09 9:00am

Project Car Hell, Fun With Fastback Fiats Edition: Dino or 128 SL Coupe?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Let's celebrate Fiat's triumphant return to North America! » 8/29/09 6:00pm 8/29/09 6:00pm

This 1974 Corolla Wagon Will Never Get The Chance To Be A Drift King

This series is becoming something of an exercise in masochism for some readers; we've jabbed red-hot pokers into the eyes of Volvo fans and cheese-gratered the hearts of Mercedes-Benz lovers. How about a vintage Toyota? » 6/27/09 3:00pm 6/27/09 3:00pm

Project Car Hell, Lotus On A Budget Edition: Elite or Europa?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Doesn't everyone want to own a Lotus at some point? Hell yes! » 6/21/09 6:30pm 6/21/09 6:30pm

1974 Ford Mustang II

There are some parts that usually disappear within minutes of hitting a self-service junkyard. Ford Granada brakes, for example; everyone knows they'll bolt right onto a 60s Mustang. The Mustang II front suspension is another. » 4/25/09 12:00pm 4/25/09 12:00pm