1964 Oldsmobile F-85 A Fixture In San Francisco's Chinatown

We've seen an Olds Delta 88 that uses a handicapped placard to park in San Francisco's crowded South of Market neighborhood, and now reader TK has shot this F-85 a mile or so away in SF's even more parking-challenged Chinatown. This Olds is such a regular that it's visible in Google Street View! Make the jump to read… » 5/28/08 3:00pm 5/28/08 3:00pm

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle, With Bonus GM A-Body Poll

The pre-Malaise Chevelle is a good example of a once-ubiquitous car that has largely disappeared from the streets, due to a one-two-three-punch combo of vulnerability to rust, suitability for hoonage, and high collector value (the same three items are also applicable to the first-gen Camaro). We saw a '71 Chevelle… » 5/20/08 9:00am 5/20/08 9:00am

Plymouth Volare Rolls On 24s, End Times Upon Us?

Those tiny 14" wheels that Chrysler put on the Volare? Pizza cutters! Shopping-cart wheels! Try adding another ten inches of diameter to a Volare's wheels and you'll finally fill up those unsightly wheelwells, as we can can see in this '76. You need to keep the air shocks fully inflated in order to keep rear wheel… » 4/24/08 7:00am 4/24/08 7:00am

1967 Plymouth Barracuda, With Bonus Plymouth Poll

We love our Chrysler A-bodies around here, no doubt about that. For that reason, I'm overjoyed to have finally found one of the later A-body-based Barracudas in Alameda. Cool as the 'fastback Valiant' early Barracudas were, the 1966-69 cars were the ones that really looked like their sleek carnivorous namesake (the… » 4/11/08 9:00am 4/11/08 9:00am

Even a Slant Six Couldn't Save It: 1966 Dodge Dart 270

After two consecutive days of old Junkyard Find Dodges, we might as well see yet another one. It's a sign of how many 60s Chrysler A-bodies were manufactured (and how rugged they were) that you see more of them in the junkyard today than you do, say, 20-year-old Hyundai Excels. This one is a bit new to have the… » 2/13/08 2:00pm 2/13/08 2:00pm

Donk, er Bubble of the Day: Hawaiian Punch Cutlass

We went into this post with every intention of deriding this Olds Cutlass highriser. But we've made a turnabout in the past few minutes, owing to our fondness for Hawaiian Punch and A-body Cutlesses. Sure, this thing has rims the diameter of wagon wheels, sure it has an interior only Spiderman could love, sure it has… » 8/07/07 2:45pm 8/07/07 2:45pm