For $12,500, Get Shorty

Back in the ‘60s, most American compacts were simply smaller renditions of larger cars, shrink-i-dinked to take up less space and at a lower cost. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cutlass takes that concept to inverse extremes, but is its price still disproportionately too large? » 7/24/12 8:00am 7/24/12 8:00am

Here's Your Chance To Own The Oldsmobile 442 James Garner Raced In Baja

Even without any celebrity connection it's hard to deny the cool factor of a modified 1970 Oldsmobile 442 that is no stranger to off-road racing in Baja. Add in the fact this off-road Olds was built for and piloted by James Garner in 1969 and 1970 and it starts to become clear exactly how awesome this unique vintage… » 3/10/12 12:30pm 3/10/12 12:30pm

1971 Oldsmobile 442 is Clean, Husky and Handsome

Car and Track's 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 review examines one of the last muscle cars made by Detroit. Host Bud Lindemann showers the 442 with praise and damns progress for killing the muscle car in another excellent vintage road test. » 1/30/11 11:00am 1/30/11 11:00am

Swivel Buckets, 455 Cubes, and Terrifyingly Awesome Body Roll: The '73…

Swivel bucket seats were one of GM's greatest options, but they weren't just for show! Bajabusta has unearthed this review of the emissions-strangled 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass for us. » 8/01/10 10:30pm 8/01/10 10:30pm

Surf Bunnies Laugh At Your Old Buggy's Air Cleaner? 1977 Olds 442!

Never mind that surf music in 1977 served as a mocking reminder of how much cynicism, diminishing expectations, and napalm had flowed since the early 1960s, because the new Olds Cutlass Supreme 442 changed everything! » 5/08/10 11:00am 5/08/10 11:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The Million Dollar Oldsmobile?

With 70% of you opting for Booth Number Two yesterday, we can safely say that 12 grand is too much for a VW Rabbit pickup, no matter how nice. Today we're taking the asking price into the stratosphere, as in Barrett-Jackson-grade pricing, with our first million-dollar NPOCP candidate. » 12/05/08 8:00am 12/05/08 8:00am

Project Car Hell: Toasted Esprit or Hacked 442?

Yesterday, we saw a slight majority of you go for the Volvo Bertone as your eternal vehicular companion in the Wrenching Underworld. Thing is, though both are certainly cool, neither a 200-series Volvo nor a fairly straight Ford wagon would really punish you sufficiently to provide that "going through hell for your… » 8/09/07 5:30pm 8/09/07 5:30pm

The Trashiest A-Body?

While a number of Los Jalops agree that the GM A-bodies were the best-sorted and best-looking vehicles of the musclecar era, and 1970 is regarded by numerous muscle-heads as the platform's finest year, both in terms of styling — and certainly in terms of power — here's another question. Which example is the trashiest?… » 8/09/07 2:45pm 8/09/07 2:45pm

Crowning the King of 1970: Buick GSX vs Chevy Chevelle SS. vs Olds 442…

Yes friends, we're here to talk muscle cars. We absolutely need a ride (or two) for the porterhouse steak and french fry set. But as you know, we've got just 50 spots in our +10 Garage of Fantasy, so we need to choose with care. First we have to eliminate some contenders. So let's pick a year. 1970 seems like a nice… » 5/01/07 1:30pm 5/01/07 1:30pm