Blow Through Borders In The 1975 Pontiac Trans Am

If you were looking to blow through borders, get in low-key pursuits with "enemy agents" and perform narrow ramp water crossings the 1975 Pontiac Trans Am was the car for you. At least that was the premise of this amusing vintage advertisement. » 7/07/12 10:00am 7/07/12 10:00am

Custom 1975 Ford Econoline has plenty of space for your special friends

Meet Mertin Grundy, formerly known for having a weird name and being small change at the bank where he was employed. That all changed when Mertin made the questionable decision to purchase a custom van. Now Mertin has a customized 1975 Ford Econoline featuring plenty of space to do his own thing with his special… » 7/09/11 9:00am 7/09/11 9:00am

1975 Triumph Spitfire is ideal for escaping disgruntled boyfriends

To show the acceleration and braking abilities of their 1975 Spitfire, Triumph decided to put the car in a scenario they thought potential customers could relate to—screeching to a halt at the sight of an attractive female and then quickly accelerating away from said female's disgruntled boyfriend. » 7/02/11 9:00am 7/02/11 9:00am

Mother's Day edition: 1975 Ford Torino Wagon

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1975 Ford Torino wagon. » 5/08/11 9:00am 5/08/11 9:00am

1975 Plymouth Duster

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Yes, this car is a daily driver. » 8/15/10 9:00am 8/15/10 9:00am

The Malaise Era Wasn't All Bad: Swivel Buckets In Your Cutlass!

Swiveling bucket seats in a '75 Cutlass— well, you can't argue with the soundness of that concept, no sir. But when you add reversible vinyl/cloth seat inserts? » 5/01/10 5:00pm 5/01/10 5:00pm

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

1975 Jeep Cherokee

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We're up to DOTS Vehicle Number 557, and finally it's a Cherokee! » 3/28/10 9:00am 3/28/10 9:00am

Malaise Era Artisto-Hoons Go Gravity-Powered In 1975 Artists' Soapbox…

The Illegal Soapbox Derby in San Francisco was fun, but what if the city had actually sponsored the cars? Well, that's just what happened 35 years ago! » 1/31/10 2:00pm 1/31/10 2:00pm

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

Chaparrals In Nevada, Toranas In New South Wales: Stardust Grand Prix…

Scroggs just keeps finding us the great vintage racing videos! How about the final race in Can Am's first season, followed by the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst? » 12/12/09 6:00pm 12/12/09 6:00pm

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

1975 Datsun 710

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's a sight you won't see often: a survivor Datsun 710! » 11/08/09 9:00am 11/08/09 9:00am

And The Real LeMons South Fall 2009 Winner Is...

We were a bit shorthanded at LeMons HQ at Carolina Motorsports Park last weekend, so I wasn't able to do the usual Index Of Effluency winner post. Check out the Rusty Bolt Racing E12! » 9/19/09 1:00pm 9/19/09 1:00pm

Every Fiberglass Hood Scoop In The 1975 JC Whitney Catalog!

Hood Scoop Of The Week isn't just about factory scoops. We mustn't overlook the excellent aftermarket hood scoops from the Golden Age Of Fiberglass: the 1970s! » 8/23/09 12:00pm 8/23/09 12:00pm

1975 MGB

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The street-driven MGB is nearly extinct these days. » 5/30/09 9:00am 5/30/09 9:00am

Putting V8s In Volvos Is Like Eating Peanuts: Future Drag Race Car…

Black Metal V8olvo crew chief and mastermind Hellhammer likes stuffing V8s into cars that never came that way from the factory, and now he's learned a few things about Volvos. Let's get another one! » 1/07/09 5:00pm 1/07/09 5:00pm

Torsion Quiet Ride, Comfort As You Drive: The 1975 Chrysler New Yorker…

Now that the '75 New Yorker is quite the collector's car, with original examples changing hands for upwards of several dozen dollars, we can understand why Jack Jones was so appreciative of the deep-tufted velour interior and 230-horse 440 under the hood. But that sticker price of $6,611 was more than a grand more… » 11/06/08 2:20pm 11/06/08 2:20pm

1975 AMC Pacer: So Wide, It Can Be Used As A Packing Crate For A Nova!

OK, so the Nova would stick out the back if you tried to stuff one inside a Pacer's shell (though the Pinto and Vega might fit). The point here is that the Pacer was completely crazy- no, wait, we mean incredibly innovative! » 10/17/08 11:01am 10/17/08 11:01am Tough as it might be to believe today, the Pacer sold pretty well and was once a common sight…

1975 BMW 2002, With Bonus 1975 Poll

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/02/08 8:40am 10/02/08 8:40am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. BMW 2002s aren't hard to find on the island, and we've seen , , and so far. I've built up a mini-stockpile of 2002 shots, so let's check out another '75 Bavario-Alamedan today. …