1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Is The Luxury Wagon That Never Was

Cadillac didn't make a station wagon in 1985, but if this coachbuilt example is any indication we think they should have. There's no shortage of custom station wagons built from cars that never left the factory with a long roof option, but few end up looking as good as this Fleetwood Station Wagon currently on Ebay. » 7/07/12 4:00pm 7/07/12 4:00pm

Take A Look At The Muscle Car Wars Circa 1985

While compared with the high horsepower cars of the late 1960s or today's modern muscle these muscle offerings from 1985 might seem a little tame, they were the most impressive performers that had rolled out of Detroit in sometime. » 5/20/12 9:00am 5/20/12 9:00am

What Car Have You Spent The Most Time Driving?

A majority of the automotive obsessed population of the world would love to drive something rare, flammable or ultra fast every day, but many of us have logged the most miles behind the wheel of cars that are a little more accessible—even if they aren't any more reasonable. » 4/21/12 5:00pm 4/21/12 5:00pm

1985 Corvette Takes On European Exotic Sports Cars And Wins

After the initial buzz surrounding the radical fourth generation redesign of the Corvette started to fade buyers started to realize that underneath the long hood of the C4 things were less than impressive. For 1985 Chevy sought to solve this problem by introducing Tuned Port Injection to 'Vette which bumped the… » 4/21/12 4:00pm 4/21/12 4:00pm

Working hard for a buck with 1985 Chevy trucks

If you were used to rough days picking it up and dropping it off Chevrolet had the truck for you in 1985. According to this vintage commercial more Americans worked with Chevy trucks every day—and the company had the footage of their trucks living the blue collar lifestyle to prove it. » 10/22/11 9:00am 10/22/11 9:00am

1985 BMW 735i had the status symbol under the hood

BMW was rejecting the luxury car's preoccupation with prestige in the 80s, at least that is what they were telling people. Perhaps they didn't pick the best car to illustrate that point, showing a vintage Duesenberg as the vehicle with hood ornament that didn't mean anything. » 9/18/11 11:00am 9/18/11 11:00am

What was the coolest car built the year you were born?

A step past the quarter century mark tomorrow has this weekend editor with birth days and years on the mind. Some people use impending birthdays as an occasion to get introspective, while others use it as a good excuse to decide which of the vehicles available brand new in their birth year were the most excellent, or… » 8/13/11 4:00pm 8/13/11 4:00pm

Is this the nicest first generation Toyota 4runner in the world?

We aren't positive if this unbelievably pristine example currently listed on Ebay is the nicest first generation 4runner in the world, but we imagine it's definitely in the running. This 38,708 mile example is about as close as you can get to buying a brand new example of a classic 26 year old SUV, but be forewarned,… » 7/31/11 5:00pm 7/31/11 5:00pm

Wouldn't You Rather Have An '85 Maxima With Super Sonic Suspension?

While the North American version of the 1985 Maxima was pretty cool with its "electrically adjustable" suspension, it couldn't possibly measure up to the "Super Sonic Suspension" of its JDM counterpart. » 5/16/10 12:00pm 5/16/10 12:00pm

Get Some Major Motion Going In The '85 Maxima SE!

We already know about the '85 Maxima's high-tech SECU-RITY system, but check out that mid-80s "track-stable front-wheel drive" and electrically adjustable suspension! » 5/16/10 11:00am 5/16/10 11:00am

1985 Chrysler Laser XE

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Some cars are very much of their time; for example, the Chrysler Laser. » 5/02/10 9:00am 5/02/10 9:00am

You've Dreamed Eldorado Dreams... and 1985 Is Your Eldorado Reality!

What kind of slacker gets the déclassé '85 Seville when he could have the Eldorado he's dreamed of since he was valeting for Judge Smales back in the day? » 1/30/10 12:00pm 1/30/10 12:00pm

All Out Is the Only Way You Go: For You, the '85 Bustleback Seville!

Reagan is cutting your taxes, Rocketdyne stock is going way up thanks to the war on the Evil Empire, and your sexy blond wife just handed you your latest polo trophy. Ahhh, the Rewards Of Success! » 1/30/10 11:00am 1/30/10 11:00am

First-Ever 24 Hours Of LeMons Corvette Gets Zero BS Penalty Laps!

Since the very first 24 Hours Of LeMons race, we've heard speculation about the possibility of a LeMons Corvette. You can get cheap beat-to-hell C4s, sure... but can you get one to fit under the 500-buck LeMons budgetary limit? Yes! » 1/23/10 12:30am 1/23/10 12:30am

Room For a Rock Group, or a Group Of Rocks: 1985 Toyota Camry

Check out the sequence of photos showing the interior of the '85 Camry. See how cramped it was? Why, those passengers are almost touching each other! And where will they set their 256-ounce Bladder Buster™ convenience-store sodas? » 12/26/09 4:00pm 12/26/09 4:00pm

Hot Foreign Babes Disconnect '84 Toyota Corona Drivers From Gravity

Featuring music by Hideki Naoi and Alphaville, this quartet of Japan-market ads for the mid-80s Toyota Corona let potential buyers know that the LASRE 3A engine gave the Corona magical powers! » 12/19/09 11:00am 12/19/09 11:00am

The Power And The Beauty, 1985 Style: Nissan Silvia ZX Turbo

We knew it on these shores as the 200SX Turbo, while the Japanese and Europeans called it the Silvia ZX Turbo. Either way, it served as an excellent herpes vector! » 11/21/09 5:00pm 11/21/09 5:00pm