PCH, Cheap Turbo Porsche Edition: Mystery Turbo-ized '77 911 or Gutted…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/21/08 5:20pm 11/21/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We saw the '49 Rolls Silver Wraith hold its own against the obviously unbeatable burn-victim Countach, gaining a respectable 41% of the vote in Today we need to contemplate a couple of…

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis For $15,000?

Sometimes you look at the price of a car for sale and you ask yourself, "Is that a pretty good deal, or would I have to be smoking the rock » 11/18/08 8:00am 11/18/08 8:00am to pay that much?" That's what is all about, and we're going to follow up yesterday's - which 65% of you felt went for way too much green- with another Detroit classic. This…

1978 Pontiac Firebird, With Bonus Pontiac Poll

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/30/08 9:00am 9/30/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to check out a 30-year-old Detroit car that's an honest-to-god daily driver and parks in the heart of Alameda's downtown. It's got its share of bumps and…

Three Photographers, Three Cars: Welcome To Syracuse!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 8/19/08 2:00pm 8/19/08 2:00pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . We thought the Three Photographers One City idea worked pretty well , so now we're going to try it with the Central New York city of Syracuse. , , and have captured three miraculously…

AMC Concord Crusher-Bound, In Spite Of Landau Roof

With the optional VW/Audi four-cylinder (same engine as the one in the Porsche 924) under the hood and its snazzy faux-convertible landau roof, you'd think this '78 Concord would be worth keeping on the road. Apparently not, as I spotted this very solid-looking AMC being prepared for a stint on the stands at a local… » 6/26/08 2:00pm 6/26/08 2:00pm

PCH, Turbo Malaise Edition: Saab 99 Turbo or Turbo Trans Am Indy Pace…

It's pretty tough to beat the most menacing assemblage of Lucas Electrics ever put in one $150,000 package when it comes to Hell Projects, and even a horrifically hooned Skyline GT-R couldn't come close to the Lagonda in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. In hindsight, probably nothing short of a Citroën SM could… » 6/11/08 5:20pm 6/11/08 5:20pm

Two Seats, Golden Razor Blade Optional: 1978 Cadillac Opera

Now, this fine luxury two-seater's glovebox probably doesn't have a big bag of Quaaludes and the Disco Handbook inside, but it should! The Opera appears to be a '78 Seville with shortened passenger compartment and lengthened hood, courtesy of Cotellis Custom Coaches of (where else?) Miami, and this one has been bid up… » 6/09/08 7:15am 6/09/08 7:15am

'78 Civic Fits Four Shopping Bags, Will Fit In '08 Civic's Glovebox

No car illustrates the concept of Long Term Model Bloat better than the Civic (for a good example of Short Term Model Bloat, compare the 1970 Mercury Cougar with the 1974 version). Here's Honda boasting about the ability of the '78 Civic hatch's ability to swallow four shopping bags. The '78 Civic hatchback weighed… » 5/02/08 10:20am 5/02/08 10:20am

Cheryl Tiegs Joins The Cat Set In Her '78 Cougar XR-7

While Farrah Fawcett merely allowed a cougar to sit on the roof of her car in her '75 Cougar ad, Cheryl Tiegs lets a mountain lion ride shotgun in her '78 (equipped with the hyper-Malaise "Midnight Chamois" option package). Not only that, but her hair totally out-feathers Farrah's, and her haunted mansion gives her… » 4/30/08 1:00pm 4/30/08 1:00pm